We were privileged enough to be invited to the Spring 2012 Callula Lillibelle presentation at New York Fashion Week. Designers Melanie Fraser Hart and William Calvert channeled a major icon of the past: Sophia Loren. They asked themselves who she would be today, what kind of fashion statement she’d be making, what kind of woman she’d want to portray in today’s world. Would she be feminine, strong, striking, colorful and bold? If so, they perfectly depicted her in their collection. Beautiful hues of neon corals, varying blues, blacks, whites and enough polka dots to fill every girls dream closet.
We loved the way they mixed polka dots with the prints and the lace. It makes the polka dots look more adult, glamorous and easy to wear.
One of the things that we were so impressed by with this collection was how well they covered every need that today’s Sophia Loren might have. They made beautiful trousers that could be worn in the office while paired with a gorgeous lace top and a strong blazer to complete the look. They had dresses with a vintage 40′s feel and then they had floor length sheer dresses that would be perfect for an event. They had more casual looks worn with flats and sandals, and they had the most gorgeous swimsuit cover ups that are so gorgeous you want to skip the pool all together. The Callula Lillibelle woman has a look ready for every event, and we absolutely loved that.
The accessories were really what pulled the looks together for us. Metallic shoes, woven, intricate bags, bright nails, gorgeous bright pink lips and soft, simple, sexy hair completed these looks and made every last piece very ready to wear.
Overall, we want every piece from this collection. We cannot wait for the bright pinks, polka dots and chiffon to invade our wardrobe come Spring 2012! Well done, Callula Lillibelle, you’ve reminded us what it means to be a stylish, feminine vixen in today’s world. You’ve shown us how to incorporate bold ideas into simple concepts that we can wear to dinner, to the office or to the ballet. We love the woman you’ve created!