Wednesday, June 17



Backstage at Phillip Lim. I will admit that I possibly love looking at backstage photos of fashion shows more than the shows themselves. These do not in any way compare to the Rodarte backstage photos but they are still gorgeous and remind of me those Prada ads from a few seasons back, especially that devastatingly romantic and blurry ephemeral quality. I'm going crazy with the posts today! Images courtesy of



Yigal Azrouël Resort Collection. Today is obviously resort day here on breathe design. I hope you are enjoying these collections as much as I am.'s describes this collection best: " Yigal Azrouël offered a number of his tried-and-true draped frocks—from liquid jersey columns to floaty chiffon tunics—but the juxtaposition with harder elements made this one of his more sophisticated efforts. There was a covetable turquoise suede fringe vest and a denim and leather jacket with detachable sleeves. And an interest in traditional Uzbek textiles yielded delicately embroidered caftans in sun-washed hues and a Raj vest with intricate metal beadwork. Azrouël, an avid surfer, gave the looks a casual touch by wrapping his filmy scarves into chic caftans." While I have my reservation about those weird jean tight things, I have to admit that I love the overall ease of this collection. Images courtesy of




3.1 Phillip Lim Resort. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Phillip Lim, in the world of putting on every day clothes, is my favorite designer to wear. End of story. Images courtesy of



Feature: Balenciaga Resort Collection.
I'm totally head over heels into the volume, shapes, proportions, prints and colors in this collection. I can't even talk about the Elizabethan collar detailing I love it so much. It's so whimsical and severe all at the same time -- oh paradoxical styling, how I love thee so! Images courtesy of


Tuesday, June 16




Feature: Andrea Ayala Closa.
Tipped off by Grijs about Closa, I immediately was drawn to the conceptual and artistic vision of her work. I honestly think that it perfectly balance color with texture and shapes. Each of these looks is honestly a work of art and I hope you'll appreciate it as so. I also think you get a much better idea of how amazing these things are Images courtesy of


Sunday, June 14




Feature: Sheila Fajl Jewelry . Recently, Alyssa from contacted me about doing a giveaway of an item of my choice from their amazing selection of clothes and jewelry. Looking through their wide range of beautiful scarfs, jewelry and designer dresses, I immediately was attracted to this chain link necklace by Sheila Fajl and want to offer you an opportunity to own it yourself! In order to win this necklace, valued at over $100 dollars, all you have to do is comment on this post with your name and email and briefly tell me why you'd love to win the necklace. I'll draw a winner on June 21st (Sunday).

As for the piece itself, it's called the Glow Silver Rounded Cut Out Link Necklace and is made up of multiple interlocking cutout circles in matte-finished silverplate. A cool, elegant accent for bare summer necklines, suspended from a boldly scaled oval link chain, it's 16" long, with 4" drop. Personally, I love its minimalist yet overwhelming statement. I think it would virtually match any single outfit I put on and would give it that extra architectural detail that I love. As for the artist/designer, Shiela Fajal was born in Brasil and now lives in California. She started her fashion career as a model, went into marketing, design, sales and now designer her own line of jewelry. Her goal is for women to look and feel special in her designs. I think she achieves just that with this necklace.


Thursday, June 11


Feature: Malene Birger. I stumbled across this design from Jenny's blog, Wiksten Made, and took a look at Malene Birger's Summer/Spring and Summer lines. Although it could be more cohesive, she produced some pretty killer looks. I really like how her colors compliment the shapes of these looks. What do you all think? I've really been into prints lately! Images courtesy of



Feature: Steven Alan Soma Dress.
I've been obsessed with this Steven Alan dress since I first saw it on the Totokaelo site a few weeks back, and even posted about how I couldn't afford it but loved the print so much. I've been adding prints to my otherwise minimalist and monochromatic wardrobe in order to achieve a more interesting and balanced look.


Wednesday, June 10


Feature: Tres Bien Shop Dresses.
A friend of mine recently asked me what kind of pieces to consider for her summer wardrobe, my answer was undoubtedly: dresses, dresses, and more dresses. They are so easy to wear during the summer months and take no time to think about putting on. I really love the subtle and not so subtle cheerful details on these dresses over at the seemingly unattainable tres bien shop. Images courtesy of


Monday, June 8


Feature: Totokaelo Sale. My picks from the sale are as follows:

1. Opening Ceremony Sandals
2. Mociun Dress
3. Mociun Fox Dress
4. A.P.C. Wedge Sandals
5. Acne Dress
6. Rachel Comey Dress

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Saturday, June 6


Feature: Ruche. As seen on what could possibly be my favorite blog at the moment (forme-foryou), Ruche is a cute, anthropologie-esque website with amazing prices. I especially love the vintage deconstructed detailing on the collar of the dress. Since I like to mix a little feminine vintage into my clothes, I think these pieces are not only darling for summer but their prices make me feel uncomfortable because I'm not used to seeing these kinds of clothes attached to these kinds of prices. Basically, what I'm trying to say is, if this is you kind of thing, and knock yourself out. Images courtesy of