A Carolina Herrera Hello to Spring

Like clockwork, the changing season means a collection of new catalogs in the mail.  Of all the well packaged and marvelously printed booklets, Carolina Herrera is always my favorite.  Rather than an ensemble of photographic campaigns, Carolina Herrera catalogs for their ready to wear is always straight forward and simple, model, accessories, clothes and a striking pose all on a white background.  Their accessory catalog always tells a story and has delicate paper with metallic prints, but when it comes to clothes, I just want to see the clothes.  

As for the collection, I'm not as impressed as I was with the fall and winter collection.  The denim dresses, dress suits are made in this color that reminds me of ultra dark blue that cowboys wear, and the white stitching detail seems to serve no visual purpose.  I apologize for the shoddy mobile photos from my on the go blogging.

What I can appreciate is the re-introduction of the mod look in a new way.  There are dresses that have clean linear lines that remind me of the lines and simple palette colors of  Piet Mondrian's artwork.   I think more than anything, I adore the mix of styles in this collection.  There are outfits that have a nautical influence from the button details on skirts and shoulders to navy horizontal stripes.  I can't think of one common theme within the collection, which could possibly be a good thing, but for Spring 2010, the looks seem more loose, vibrant and forgiving for the figure.  Many of the dresses, embellished dresses and straight legged pant suits seem like they can suit many different body types.  

Though there are only a couple pieces, I love that the accented tweed jackets that have been shortened to suit for the cool breeze of spring.  

So there you have it, I anxiously await the accessory catalog as Carolina Herrera makes some of my favorite charms, key-chains and accessories.

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