Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Coral Camellia

I think the colors and patterns of the Coral Camellia line are just lovely. Lots of texture and detail. Some of the fabrics are so sophisticated, but the pieces themselves seem child-like. The little coats and jackets are especially charming. The aesthetic definitely seems not-east-coast (refreshing!) to me and I wasn't surprised to hear the designer is based in Colorado. Beautiful work.

I think my kids would love wearing something from this line — that they would recognize the clothing was unusual and extra-special. Let us hope that the line grows to include sizes above 5T — so many of the pieces would appeal to older children.


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Blogger TwinkleBee said...

Loving the green dress, wish they had it in my size! Dang!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 12:58:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for some posts about "Mom" fashion! I'd love to see what Mom fashionistas are wearing....tired of the kid clothes. :o)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 1:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Aimee Friedrich said...

so pretty. love them.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 1:39:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The clothes are so beautiful. Not cutesy, but still young.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 3:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger liz s said...

i love that first green dress. the fabric is to die for. so cute. hope i have a girl one day!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 4:03:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Rachel said...


that is all.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 4:52:00 PM EDT  
Blogger fairfieldcountychild.com said...

Love most of it but that dress with the fur color is just odd. I'd find it offputting on anyone, but especially a little girl. Even if it's "faux" the coat just looks a little confused, with the springy colors and southwestern- looking ribbon.

I love 99.9 of what I find here, but this one just seemed kind of silly.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 6:00:00 PM EDT  
Blogger fairfieldcountychild.com said...

Me again. I just had to laugh because I just noticed that Lindsey said the Coral Camellia clothes are so "not east coast"...I'm showing my roots with my comment above, aren't I?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 6:14:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kate The Great said...

I'm curious: what's the difference between clothing worn on the East Coast and clothing in the West?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 6:44:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Design Mom said...

Hi Fairfield, sorry for the confusion, the reference to not-east-coast was mine. (I know it's hard to tell who is authoring which posts when there's a guest mom here.)

And to answer your question Kate, I don't think people really dress that differently East to West, but I do think designers — wherever they're located — find different sorts of inspiration.

On the East Coast I see lots of prep-school/ivy league influenced lines of clothing — and clothing that would fit well in the Hamptons or on Cape Cod. Gorgeous. And with very classic, traditional roots.

When I see gorgeous clothing that strays from the East Coast tradition (like the blue coat, which I think is darling — like an Anthropologie coat for a child), I can guess the designer is based somewhere not-East-Coast. It's not always true, but it's also not uncommon.

Possibly the Coral Camellia aesthetic is especially appealing to me because I grew up in Utah — Colorado's neighbor.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 7:13:00 PM EDT  
Blogger kourtney said...

Oh I need that dress in a size 2, a 4 and a 5. Yes, I am a crazy and like to get one for each of my girls. What can I say, when I like something I like something.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 2:18:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Shannon B. said...

I love those clothes, very mom chic. Bright colors and fun prints always inspire me in spring. I also love that the dress could be worn on a colder spring day up north by just putting a long sleeve plain T under it.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 11:27:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Nichole said...

that green dress is gorgeous.wish too that they made adult clothes..

Friday, April 11, 2008 at 11:20:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous sarah said...

Thank you all for the sweet comments. I love to hear what people think about my style. And thank you so much for mentioning me on your blog!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 1:03:00 AM EDT  

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