Antonio Berardi 2013 Resort

I was having one last peek through the 2013 Resort collections and I came across these looks from Antonio Berardi. This collection feels younger and fresher than the past few collections to me. I'm in love with the cut and structure of all the looks, but mostly it was the use of color that caught my attention. The colors pop out at you, but in a good way. Somehow the neon yellow and electric blue pairs perfectly with the burnt orange sandals. "Neon" and "electric" aren't terms that are currently used in my closet description, but I want them to be. There were so many good things in this collection. The super skinny arm blazers, above the knee skirts with curved hem lines, and silk blouses would all make great separates that could wear well on their own just as they worked well together here. The detail in the print and tops was beautiful. Bottom line, there wasn't a look I didn't love. All of these pieces would be more than welcomed into my wardrobe. I need great pieces like these... I mean I don't own any orange shoes, but I'm seriously thinking about it.


Roland Mouret 2013 Resort

I have to say that Roland Mouret does resort dressing so well. All the looks from the 2013 collection would be perfect for lunch or dinner in any major European city you might be currently vacationing in. It's no secret that bright colors and prints tend to scare me off, but Monsieur Mouret has done these pieces so beautifully, I feel like I can't help myself. I'm strangely drawn to the bright orange and the subtle print on white that reminds me of bright watercolors that have run together. I thought the touches of cream were just lovely... The tailoring on all the looks is just impeccable. It's truly the way the garments are cut to accentuate the body that makes all the difference in the fit. I can't think of a women who doesn't want a dress that will emphasize her feminine curves or at the very least create the illusion of. At first glance these dresses may seem like simple garments, but if you look closely and observe the intricate seam work you will note the level of sophistication in the design. I'd pair all the looks with an insanely high sandal and a sleek envelope clutch just big enough to carry lip gloss, an ID, and an iPhone so you can tweet. I wouldn't carry a large bag with any of these looks for fear it would take away from the design and you won't need to bring much. After all, I'd assume if you're wearing a dress like this, someone else is paying for dinner!

Givenchy 2013 Resort

After looking over the Givenchy 2013 Resort, I couldn't help but think that Riccardo Tisci and I could be friends. I honestly feel this way. (Is that weird?) Tisci always turns out looks I LOVE and NEED in my life. That includes ALL the knee high boots that he has produced for the last three collections. 
Tisci has cited "gypsy" and "traveling, nomadic woman" as references for the collection and I thought, "Yeah, I could see that." It's the use of the paisley print and the scarf like draping that lends itself to that feel. The print paired with the blocks of black and white works in a way I could have never put together, but definitely want to wear. More importantly, I want to travel the world dressed like this. 
Highlights of the collection for me included the boots (obviously), the cape like effect on some of the looks, and the sarouel pants that Tisci does so well. I should own a pair in every color. The only thing I felt was missing from this collection was some jewelry. I want to wear all these looks with arm fulls of gold and silver bangles and big, curly hair. You know, to really touch on that gypsy vibe. I'd really want to push these looks over the top. 
Unfortunately, Riccardo and I are not friends, but I know that's only because we've not yet met. I'm certain once we do, we'll hit it off right away...