Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Beautiful draping...Resort 2010

As a self-confessed drape fanatic, I was delighted by 'Queen of Drape' Donna Karan, and French-Moroccan (born & raised in Israel) Yigal Azrouël's Resort 2010 collections. Donna Karan's 'Manhattan Tango' collection had plenty of waisted dresses, full skirts, frills, bold patterns and colours, whilst still retaining some of her trademark draping & soft pastel hues that I absolutely adore. Whereas, Yigal Azrouël's relatively pared down collection showcased gorgeous liquid jersey columns and floaty chiffon tunics...Subdued, elegant & so beautiful...

Donna Karan Resort 2010

Yigal Azrouël Resort 2010


  1. Donna Karan isn´t one of my favourite designers... But this collection is GREAT!!

    Gorgeous dresses! They seem a mix between hellenic art & chic parisien.

    I adore your blog!!
    Bisous de Barcelona!

  2. i love your selection. these draped dresses are so feminine and sensuous !

  3. Aaaawwwww, the Donna Karan collection is amazing! Especially the grey outfits (I love 1) grey, 2) jersey, 3) drape - if these criterias are coming together I can forget about my limit on the cc.... lol! I also love th collection of Yigal Azrouel very much! He should be more popular!!!!
    Have you seen the grey Alexander Wang resort 2010 long draped dress??? Drool!!

  4. Something about the first dress really appeals to me.

  5. You are so right, these collections are simple, elegant just beautiful. I'm a huge fan of draping, it's such a flattering way to cover one's body.

  6. i definitely prefer Donna Karan's collection..the draping is much more sophisticated.


  7. I seriously think I am in love with all the resort collections. That first nude Donna Karan number is stunning!

  8. i love draping!
    i especially LOVE the long dresses @ DK! that black and nude one! such a dream! id wear that to a wedding, heck, id wear it AS my wedding dress!

  9. Donna Karan IS the mistress of drapery! I'm surprised I enjoyed these! Refreshing color palette helps.

  10. I love the Donna Karen--especially that navy dress with the black bow. Beautiful drapery is actually how I envison my dream wedding gown...

  11. wow...
    draping is the type of thing that FEELS good on the skin as well.

  12. the Azrouël stuff is even more ridiculously gorgeous in person. (thank goodness i snuck my way into the fashion closet!!) really amazing post

  13. Ai ai ai Brigadeirinho.... this is soooooo beautiful. Please write telling me all about your course!!!! Beijos

  14. Hi Brigadeiro-

    I'm a big fan of draping. I love Yigal Azrouël look #1.
    Don't forget to send me an email of what you decide on the giftcard.
    Have a beautiful day love,

  15. Well, I was going to try to pick a favourtite, but my list just kept growing as each line passed. They're amazing dresses! Draping is such a fine art & when it's done well, it's just phenomenal.

    MAJOR stand out dresses? The first one by Donna Karan, and the first one by Yigal Azrouël. I have an obsession with navy this winter.

  16. Amazing amazing amazing!

    Have a great day!


  17. i really like the second look from Yigal Azrouel. so sophisticated and summery.

  18. i do love the draping, that grey shirt dress at Donna Karan is stunning! i'm very into grey at the moment. And the turbands at Yigal Asrouel remind me of Dries SS09 in some way. Very 1930s chic.


  19. Hi Brigadeiro...

    Oh yes... wonderful drapings reveille the GRECIAN GODDESS in you!
    Yigal Azrouël was actually never on my wishlist as I simple did not know him very well. The last long maxi dress is gorgeous!!!!

    Beautiful Blessings to you!

  20. how LOVELY! i love yigal azrouel:)

  21. Hello dear,

    Just wanted to reply to your comment (sorry being slow doing so), and say, yes, that probably was my last post. Though I don't know what the future holds, and perhaps I will return to GMNYC and blog again sometime later.

    But, I really want to travel this summer, and not travel with a schedule, or with a tour group and guide, and not to stay in fancy hotels and within the boundaries of a resort...I really want to roam, in the truest sense. To immerse myself in the local cultures and lands, and not worry about tomorrow, but to simply live in the moment, and live it to the fullest.

    Anyway, downside of traveling: I don't think my rather weighty desktop computer is going to be a very good travel companion, and who knows how often Internet cafes, or anything of that sort, I may come upon in my travels...so, I don't think I'll be able to keep up this blog, for at least a while. :(

    But if I do travel (without a computer and all), I will certainly miss you, and your lovely blog, and thank you for always supporting me and leaving such kind, encouraging comments, I really appreciate it, more than I can find words to say. <3

    Anyway, hope you're having a lovely week, my dear! <3


  22. LOve the 6th look of Donna.
    Yigal has many looks that i love.!

  23. Nice trendspotting! What gorgeous dresses! I am especially drawn to the long nude ones...


  24. This collection is gorgeous! I'm obsessed with draping, too; Donna Karan always does it best!


  25. Hello! I love your blog and I personally don't like DK that much, but this collection is fab!

    Also, I saw your comment on Miss at la Playa about having an acc on the Fashion Spot.. is it alright if you could e-mail me an invite? PLEASSEEE? I've been trying to get one forever :( and i'm really afraid that i'll get rejected by the fashion spot if i apply .. >3<". So intimidating..
    If you would like to, my e-mail is oh___chiinbaby@hotamil.com.
    Thanks for reading this longass plead for help haha.

  26. I just adore your taste---that DK Collection is just divine!! Yaaayy :-)

  27. DK Resort 10
    IS TO DIE FOR!!!!!!

    God I love it! :)

  28. i love draping. its so flattering to the body.
    i love the navy jacket in the 2nd pic. cool shape.

  29. Hey Brig! Love this post. I haven't even as much as thought about Donna Karan until I read your post. Love the dresses! I was in Willow today and couldn't help but think of your blog hehe I fell in love with a drape dress cinched at the waist.. *drool* Unfortunately, I need to save for a holiday!

    Btw, thanks for the shopping tips from your previous post! I agree with every single point you have made. And Uncle Karl ofcourse!

    xox Jen aka bSoul :) PS. Congrats on winning the ninistyle competition!

  30. I love Donna Karan her dresses seem to fit so perfectly. I would love to own one.

  31. im in love with the pink dress. the one with black bow.

  32. Beautiful dresses!! I love all the nude colors and the way they look so feminine and flattering! xxoxoxo

  33. Love this collection. Some of these dresses made me drool! Hahahaha! Wonderful!

  34. Olá!!!

    É mesmo impressionante como o drapeado deixa sexy o look! Amei!!!!!

    Sobre as dicas de compras...concordo plenamente com muitas...espcialmente em fazer compras sozinha...a opinião mais importante nesta hora é mesmo " a minha" ;)

  35. This is totally what I am in the mood for this summer- breezy, gorgeous fabric that moves gracefully

  36. Ah, who wouldn't want to be draped in gorgeous silk jersey?

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! And I'm glad you did because now I know yours! It looks fantastic and I'll be checking in regularly (and have added you to my links as well!)

    Denise xxx

  37. I am surprised with the resort collections that I am seeing, and I like them, Stella, Donna Karan, Yigal Azrouë... all very feminine, many draped dresses, warm colors, yellow and blue klein, high waists, baggy pants, very very cool !!!! Thanks sweetie a muaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  38. Beautiful! Love the soft, feminine shapes.

  39. I am swooning for all the nude Donna Karan pieces.


    And you were a lawyer?! Can I ask what kind you were? (: I'm in a law program in high school, and I'm a bit interested in that (law & poly-sci).

    La C.

  40. the whole donna karen collection is just amazing!!