Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tibi Spring 2012 RTW

A couple weeks ago, something great happened: I was invited back to see Tibi's spring collection. It's Fashion Week, so you cannot say no. Ever. So I hopped on a train at 9AM to head to New York and took a train back to Beantown 24 hours later. While I like to think my day resembled an episode of 24 in terms of chaos,those details can be discussed at another time, the craziness simmered once the lights at Lincoln Center's stage dimmed and a drum roll opened Tibi's Spring 2012 RTW show. This season, Amy Smilovic did something very different. She didn't have fancy party dresses,prints, and appliques, as seen in previous seasons. Instead, she incorporated clean lines and punches of color.

Some may categorize this as "minimalism" but I, considering minimalism an arch-nemesis of mine, don't. Instead, I think it was Smilovic's intention to create a blank slate for jewels, scarves, and other fun accessories. That and minimalism, my dear friends, are two different things.

I absolutely loved this baby blue, especially combined with a crisp, white shirt. The stylist in me is thinking  a statement necklace or even a strong, metal cuff would be the perfect way to style this "canvas piece."

This canary yellow= gorgeous. Doesn't this SCREAM color-blocking to you?

My picture of this was so blurry, so thanks for the help! The color of this dress is absolutely gorgeous and the loose silhouette makes this piece a perfect "Spring into Summer" dress. (Photo Cred)

A normal Tuesday: chilling with Olivia Palermo, Sophia Bush, and Emma Roberts. Everyone does it, right?

Oh, and Louise Roe too.
I know this is a very blurry picture, please refer to this clearer one, but I loved this unique take on color blocking. While everyone just does color blocking in terms of top and bottom, I love how simply chic this dress is. Bravo!
In conclusion, I think that Tibi Spring 2012 RTW had awesome spring staples and a beyond gorgeous color palette. Congratulations to the Tibi Team for creating another stellar collection! 
Smilovic giving her little kiddies a hug.

Obviously, this blog post isn't about me; however, I will show you what I decided to wear to the show. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that I was so busy today that Mother Dearest couldn't shoot any artsy pics of my outfit. But here's the breakdown:
I obviously had to rep Tibi so the focal point of my outfit was this AMAZING Tibi jacket I got in the summer. The best part about this jacket is that this is the SHORT version. Yes, ladies and gent, this jacket is a ZIP-OFF. How genius? Much cooler than those zip-off cargo pants. In addition, I wore black skinnies, a black tank, my new black flats, and gold jewels. To give this look some color, I added this sick Rebecca Minkoff bag I purchased a few weeks ago. Chic and effortless, I loved it! 

Stay tuned for the rest of my NYFW recap! 



  1. I agree on the color palette. The blues and yellows are gorgeous! Lucky you got to be there :)

  2. The show looked great. I loved your outfit!