My Sunday fashion adventures took me to the Lela Rose show at Lincoln Center. What a wonderful and carefree way to spend my morning! I had the pleasure of interviewing Lela after she designed the dresses for Jenna Bush's bridal party some years back, and not only is she a genuinely kind lady, she's extremely talented and classic in every way. Her designs speak to the everyday woman and her inclusion of lace, chiffon, and modern silhouettes in her collections add a fresh perspective to timeless classics.
Her 2014 fall collection was no different. Her inspiration was the Michelin- rated restaurant, El Bulli, specifically it's chef and artist, Ferran Adria. According to Lela, dining at El Bulli, located in the small town of Roses, Spain, is more than just a culinary experience, it's the warmth and rapture of being somewhere that feels like home while being part of an adventure that is not only beautiful, but also delectable and magical and Rose wanted to capture the essence of that in her newest collection.
Chef and artist of El Bulli, Ferran Adria.
Exterior of El Bulli Restaurant
If I had to use one word to describe the looks in the collection, it would be fliratious. I was enamored with all the florals, pearls, and feathers Lela used in her designs. The collection was pretty, playful, and airy but it also looked and felt modern and sophisticated because of the way she played with the details. Rose used a lot of embroidery and textured satins and cashmere knits, and while there were plenty of ivory and black pieces, Rose also incorporated colors like citrine, blue mint, and magenta to balance out the collection. Don't these perfectly structured pieces make you want to play dress up?
And last but not least, here's an outfit shot of what I wore to the show. I have a sick obsession with this Target felt hat.
polka dot blouse- H&M
Polka dot skinnies- Ann Taylor
Suede booties- Aldo
Hobo bag- Marc by Marc Jacobs