I am a dreamer in disguise. I do my best to stay focused on real life and its ups and downs, but then comes a moment when a handful of rose petals or a gentle kiss of spring air on my cheek sends me into my happy place where dreams meet fashion and become a piece of wearable art. The Pocket Full O’ Posies maxi was one of those moments. Made of delicate silk and inspired by childhood memories and lingerie, the dress oozed femininity and looked as if it captured the movement of cherry blossom and rose petals dancing to the Waltz of Flowers. And so I fell in love with the dress and then – with Kelly, the designer who created it. I wanted to know more about her because everything this girl did so far has not just being dre..
Eleanor Dorrien-Smith's locally produced AW13 collection, inspired by the Channel Islands and young adult books, makes its US debut.Ethical production doesn't always result in the most fashion-forward apparel. But that's absolutely not the case with London-based designer Eleanor Dorrien-Smith, whose past experiences include working for John Galliano, Mary Katrantzou, Eley Kishimoto and Anthropologie. Proving high style can be synonymous with sustainability, Dorrien-Smith became an entrepreneur when she launched her ready-to-wear collection, PARTIMI, just two years after graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2008. By meticulously controlling every step of the production process—from sourcing the fabric to finding local manufacturers..