May 14, 2012

A Katrantzou Dream Come True

I would little expect to stumble upon a Mary Katrantzou design amongst the racks of a designer resale pop-up shop, but perhaps such a meeting was destined. Upon dashing to the fitting room with my newfound dress, I found that the fit was perfect. I was ecstatic upon taking this love home, with its jaw-dropping, colorful prints innate in Katrantzou's aesthetic.

Mary Katrantzou dress (worn as top), Topshop belt, Free People denim cut-offs, vintage bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses, necklaces by Ariel Gordon and Poupette, vintage ring from By Boe (just seen), Sam Edelman spiked loafers.

Mary Katrantzou is widely known for her intriguing silhouettes (in addition to fantastically hypnotizing rainbow hued prints). The fitted jersey number above is an example of Katrantzou's accommodations to her varied fan base; the designer often lifts prints from her runway collections and incorporates them into pieces more friendly towards daily life. It's a convenient and intelligent way to allow a wider range of wearability, which is much welcomed by admirers like me.

Words cannot describe how happy this dress makes me, and it will remain a mainstay in my closet for many years to come.


  1. Shirley Curtin SlaffMay 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Hi Maya,

    I loved reading about your find and seeing how incredible perfect it looks on you. Great shot of a Beautiful girl!

    xo, Shirley

  2. You look gorgeous! This dress is amazing!!
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  3. This dress is gorgeous. I'm so so jealous. I love how you made it into a shirt with the denim shorts here, it's a really cute way to dress it down.

  4. Love the color and pattern! Perfect for summer with your cutoffs!

  5. Congratulations! I want a Mary Katrantzou dress too!!
    I Want It All

  6. What a beautiful find, i hope to buy a Katrantzou one day too!