Tuesday, March 8, 2011
It's not surprising to hear constant refrains of "Is it spring yet?" considering the harsh winter weather we've had. Add spring/summer 2011 clothes like those of Vancouver-based label dace to the mix, and spring can't come fast enough for our liking. Think sporty anoraks and tailored blazers, silky loose blouses and cuffed trousers, all in muted tones of blue, white, pewter and blush pink and accessorized with tan leather belts and chunky strappy sandals.
These lookbook images sum up what I'd love to be wearing right now. I referred to them constantly while writing an article about dace for the February issue of Vancouver Fashion eZine. Now I just like looking at them and fantasizing about wearing each of these outfits in the warm sunshine, shades perched on my nose and an iced coffee in hand.
This isn't just any seasonal collection though. 2011 marks dace's 10-year anniversary, and to celebrate, they threw a very chic soirée at OPUS Bar on Thursday February 24th. Think cocktails, canapés, mini cupcakes, and well-heeled fashion industry insiders, media types, and well-wishers all congratulating designer Dace Moore on the major milestone. Trios of impeccably styled models showcased the label's latest offerings as photographers snapped away and onlookers oohed and aahed. I didn't take very many photos that night (at least very few that turned out well), but I did manage to take a picture of one of the trios.
Congratulations to dace, and here's to another 10 years.