Milkweed

Milkweed

If I could come up with names for colours like 'celadine' and 'milkweed', I would definitely have a much more fun time describing my outfits.  In fact, I'd actually stop people in the streets asking them if they would like to know what I'm wearing and then I'd describe my outfit to them in great and elongated detail, taking the utmost care to emphasise each syllable.  Roksanda Ilincic for Whistles' second collection (launching 1st April) was presented this morning but alas, I was felt thoroughly pork-out after a round of bacon sandwiches at another breakfast so I couldn't make it.  The images though immediately tell me that this is a far more evolved effort than the first collection which some of you mentioned had a whiff of Lanvin about it.  Well, with her 'celadine' touches and 'milkweed' fabrics (the one at the bottom is apparently milkweed) and most importantly, the full moon-shaped embellishments, me thinks Ilincic has envisioned an altogether more exciting prospect this time round.  Given that it's a summer collection, I did expect something more along the floaty lines and sumptuous drapes of the last collection but with the help of stretchy cottons and the light colours, the hardware elements like the zips and the metal bulbous discs don't end up looking too heavy.  I'm of course immediately drawn to the MOST EMBELLISHED of them all, the first navy and cream number.  I'm quite embarrassed at my own predictability.  When will I learn about the whole 'less is more' thang?  I'll need to reassess this in a few years time me thinks…

Well, it's not JUST the number of metal discs on the dress but the fact that it is one of my favourite colour combinations.  Oh, and the buttons look like they might make different noises when pushed. 

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  1. Sally

    2010-01-28 at 4:18 PM

    Stunning. I’m drawn to the one where the discs serve as a belting element.

  2. Nayra

    2010-01-28 at 4:43 PM

    well you wrote your opinion on the post “Haters gonna Hate! A wonderful text!These dresses are beautiful, a work of art! And there are people who despise the fashion thinking that is superficial…

  3. Maggie

    2010-01-28 at 4:48 PM

    I agree about the noises thing—I have this strange need to press all of those buttons.

  4. paddy razzi

    2010-01-28 at 4:55 PM

    Every one of these are just so… textury
    I want to feeeeeeel everything!!!
    http://www.littlerazzi.blogspot.com/

  5. strachajło

    2010-01-28 at 5:00 PM

    So you have a wonderful style, and I like it:)
    I came to your blog through http://www.weardrobe.com/
    I greet and wait for new posts ;*

  6. Random Fashion Coolness

    2010-01-28 at 5:18 PM

    The colours are phenomenal! I shall now name my first two progeny Celadine and Milkweed ;]

  7. Wholesale Ugg Boots

    2010-01-28 at 5:19 PM

    wow, it is so cool! I like this style!
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  8. Clare

    2010-01-28 at 5:32 PM

    It’s like beads of oil in milky water, beautiful!
    Clare x
    http://iliketweet.blogspot.com/

  9. Zenobie

    2010-01-28 at 6:05 PM

    I don’t know why but there is something not quite right about the cut of these, I’m not sure if anyone agrees but to put these embellishment that are quite a bit fashion forward on what is essentially a standard shift dress seems a bit out of place. Am I missing something here?

  10. Gon

    2010-01-28 at 6:09 PM

    I like it! A little simple though!
    kiss kiss,
    http://www.dimogonda.blogspot.com

  11. Jennifer

    2010-01-28 at 6:14 PM

    These are awesome!The colors are just perfect! I love the second one so much!

  12. Emma

    2010-01-28 at 6:49 PM

    they’re all nice, but i love the last one!

  13. AngieMontreal

    2010-01-28 at 7:27 PM

    How is it possible that the word “bubble” is no where in this post! All this time, I thought we had the same cheesy sense of humour…;)

  14. Clairey

    2010-01-28 at 7:35 PM

    Love each piece! So feminine and summery! http://bloggamonsta.blogspot.com/

  15. The Style Curator

    2010-01-28 at 8:32 PM
  16. Nina

    2010-01-28 at 8:41 PM

    I love the beige especially. But I feel if I wore it my personal space would constantly be invaded by “OOOH BUTTONS! MUST PRESS!”
    http://watermelonfeet.blogspot.com

  17. Sabine

    2010-01-28 at 8:48 PM

    What a surprise! I always thought Roksanda Ilincic too satiny, too floaty – in short: too flimsy (and not in a good, over the top Lanvin way). But this is so different, it has substance (in the real sense of the word). Favourite? no. 2 and no. 4 (oh, I’d kill for no. 4, I’d stop people on the street asking: What do you think of my dress? Milkweed, eh??)

  18. Style Eyes

    2010-01-28 at 8:59 PM

    oooh I like! Love the beady button things and the combination of creamy blue colours (I’m not over descriptive when it comes to colours)

  19. Snapshot Fashion

    2010-01-28 at 9:09 PM

    all of these dresses are so beautiful!

  20. Eleanor

    2010-01-28 at 9:11 PM

    The cut on the first three is a little bit simplistic, but maybe it would look too busy and comic on a floaty non-structured dress? The last dress is divine!

  21. Carla

    2010-01-28 at 10:06 PM

    i love the colour palette and can’t decide which one I like more.

  22. Soooali

    2010-01-28 at 10:17 PM

    What a fantastic collection, I havn’t seen something so different in a long time!

  23. Steff

    2010-01-28 at 10:22 PM

    My favorite is also the top one. But I’m intrigued by the curtain bubble halter dress as well. What a great DIY idea…

  24. The Style PA

    2010-01-28 at 10:26 PM

    The metallic ones look like little puddles of mercury. Gorgeous.

  25. Tatiana

    2010-01-28 at 10:47 PM

    wonderful! really loved it!

  26. Helle

    2010-01-28 at 10:50 PM

    Love your blog! I looked on youtube, and then I saw u, I just thought woah! You are there and got aksed about the Alexander McQueen show in same line as Nick Knight, thats respect! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te6qlX3Jqgw&feature=player_embedded

  27. Winnie

    2010-01-28 at 11:12 PM

    Yes that last dress is very Lanvin-esque. Oh and now you have me wanting to press those buttons, they have the lure of bubble wrap!

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    2010-01-28 at 11:21 PM

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  39. teacups& couture

    2010-01-28 at 11:21 PM

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  40. teacups& couture

    2010-01-28 at 11:21 PM

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  41. teacups& couture

    2010-01-28 at 11:21 PM

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  42. teacups& couture

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  43. teacups& couture

    2010-01-28 at 11:21 PM

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  44. teacups& couture

    2010-01-28 at 11:21 PM

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  45. teacups& couture

    2010-01-28 at 11:21 PM

    interesting.. it looks a little diseased , though
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  46. teacups& couture

    2010-01-28 at 11:21 PM

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  47. teacups& couture

    2010-01-28 at 11:21 PM

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  48. teacups& couture

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  49. teacups& couture

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  50. teacups& couture

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  51. teacups& couture

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  52. Christian

    2010-01-28 at 11:45 PM
  53. M

    2010-01-29 at 1:38 AM

    I want them all!!!!

  54. KD

    2010-01-29 at 2:18 AM

    Love that 3rd dress! For some reason it made me think of the Museum of Natural History. Maybe the dots are vaguely aquatic-life-looking? Oh and when we were in 4th grade or so my sister LOVED the book Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli.

  55. ghanes14

    2010-01-29 at 2:43 AM

    “Miss, may I push you buttons?”

  56. Elizabeth

    2010-01-29 at 3:35 AM

    That last dress is wonderful, especially with her upswept hair. So art deco! I’m not a huge fan of the buttons, though. Maybe they’ll grow on me. Figuratively!

  57. Mish Dish

    2010-01-29 at 4:38 AM

    I love every piece in this collection. Beautiful discovery. xo Mish
    http://www.themishdish.blogspot.com

  58. SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash

    2010-01-29 at 7:21 AM

    I’ll admit it. I’ve never even HEARD of the shade celadine till now!
    Love that first dress. It’s like landscapings answer to fashion.

  59. Infashuated

    2010-01-29 at 11:56 AM

    I love the simplicity of each dress in this collection.I believe the answer to designing a dress is to have as few design elements and drive them home in an area that accentuate the figure.celandine or celadon I believe celadon is a willow green and celandine is a buttercup flower. Wonderful post Bubbles. Ive added you to my blog link. Check me out ! Infashuated.com !!

  60. Mylie

    2010-01-29 at 12:12 PM

    The structure of the first few dresses is beautiful, but my soft spot is definately for the last white dress.
    gorgeous!
    xM
    http://www.myliestylin.blogspot.com

  61. Festy in style

    2010-01-29 at 1:24 PM

    These dresses are amazing!!! I love they!
    xoxo
    Festy
    http://festyinstyle.blogspot.com/

  62. NathalieS

    2010-01-29 at 1:25 PM
  63. EJ

    2010-01-29 at 4:09 PM

    The button things look like someone’s gone a bit mad with security tags, but in a good way. I really like that last dress but have already added it to my ‘would look like a bedsheet on me’ list.

  64. Ted Baker Clothing

    2010-01-29 at 4:14 PM

    would this not weigh allot?

  65. Dani

    2010-01-29 at 4:58 PM

    the button dresses are cool, but the last one is so simple it is just breathtaking.
    love love love.

  66. Cassie @ Miss P Dolly

    2010-01-29 at 8:54 PM

    The first two look gorgeous. The second looks so much more simple just because of it’s nude colourings, but the last dress just looks plain and boring in comparison. Love the pewter looking embellishments, they’re like shiny pebbles in water. Summary = nice collection 🙂
    http://WWW.misspdolly.BLOGSPOT.COM

  67. Katie

    2010-01-29 at 10:55 PM

    …..dresses covered in…blueberry, vanilla, almond and licorice macaroons?-
    note to self- be careful when visiting Parisian bakeries, or tempting hungry fellows.
    Their appeal remains intact. More is more.
    (deja vous back to my first post- who macaroon.)
    Please pop by it would be ace- fashionclocked.blogspot.com.
    Katie.x

  68. cici

    2010-01-30 at 3:18 AM

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  69. Pyxus

    2010-01-30 at 6:31 AM

    YUM…. these dresses are fantastic and ‘milkweed’ seems quite appropriate. I would die to walk around and say “What do you think of my milkweed buttony disk dress? – nevermind, I know it’s fabulous” 8)

  70. melissa

    2010-01-30 at 11:18 AM

    Love the second one! The applications are really amazing!
    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  71. Andreea

    2010-01-30 at 8:00 PM

    wow, the second one looks so unreal. Utter perfection!

  72. Denise @ Swelle

    2010-01-31 at 1:39 PM

    Circles and spheres have always evoked a very visceral reaction in me. These dresses have blown my mind.

  73. Miss Fox

    2010-01-31 at 6:26 PM

    Surprisingly enough (at least, it is a surprise to me), I really like this look–especially the last dress.

  74. Sarah Campbell

    2010-01-31 at 7:33 PM

    these are gorgeous! the contrast of the pale colours with the hard plastic is really fantastic.

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  76. katherine

    2010-02-12 at 1:50 AM

    i really like this looks..original but no so funny (bad funny)even the i think the last look wosen`t very cohesent with the others according to the colour palet…and dosn`t see much things (tapes)on that one…

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