Dreaming of dace

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.


  1. I like the color cordination to those outfits, and they all seem very light. sigh, it's still like minus 10 here at night so can't wear those yet!

  2. Great post Lisa! I love love love Dace. And this collection really sums up what the brand is all about: pretty and chic!

  3. SPRING! It seems so far away... especially for us in Boston. I thought it would be warm enough to go outside in just a sweatshirt today. I nearly ended up with frostbite... sigh.

  4. I'm always dreaming of dace, their designs are so beautiful! Love their newest collection, congrats to them on 10 years :)

  5. Ahh behind on comments again haha sorry Lisa! It was lovely to see you that evening at OPUS! I hope you had fun. That place was so packed, I didn't get a chance to say bye! Any way, great post on dace's S/S'11 collection and 10 year anniversary - what a milestone! So glad that you could make it out to celebrate :) I love the S/S'11 collection, which totally epitomizes Spring time with the neutral color palette and loose, flowy blouses. I can't wait for Spring!


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