Friday, November 16, 2012

designer crush: mina+olya


Dress: c/o Mina + Olya; Shoes: J.W. Anderson X Aldo; Bag: Opening Ceremony; Jewelry: Dannijo necklace; Sunglasses: Elizabeth & James

This dress made it's debut earlier this week for the Maison Martin Margiela X H&M press shopping event (where I may or may not have scored the obnoxiously large candy wrapper clutch). The color and full skirt alone definitely made this a crowd favorite at both work and while shopping -- which lead me to gush to just about anyone who woud listen to me about the San Francisco based designer duo behind it, Mina + Olya. Imagine my delight though when I randomly ran into Olya herself at H&M (rocking a totally enviable short curly bob!). So great meeting you, Olya and for those of you who haven't checked out their designs, I highly recommend you start clicking over to here. Think sophisticated separates with a dash of modern retro flare (and all eco-friendly methods and organic fabrics to boot!). I currently have my eye on this dress in forest green and this jacket in cobalt blue. Both would make for great investment pieces to last through the seasons, don't you think?

42 comments:

  1. Like it: Affascinante, so Charming!
    Ciao, Happy weekend

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  2. Such a beautiful dress! I really like that necklace with it too :)

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  3. The dress is beautiful!

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  4. Adorable dress, gorgeous colour!
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  5. gorgeous dress!!!! love it..and the clutch! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  6. You look so pretty! Great dress and you've styled it so well :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  7. This dress definitely is a winner. The fabric looks so comfortable! I like how you piled on necklaces along with the see-through clutch! This look is flawless!
    xx, alexia > In the Meantime
    > Born Again

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  8. Wow, the dress is amazing and you look stunning! xo, Christina

    www.styleclouds.de

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  9. That dress looks amazing on you! Love the super full skirt and the royal blue color is magical. Love your statement jewelry too! Such a lovely look <3
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com

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  10. I love Dannijo; they inspire my jewelry creations daily. Great choice in accessories.

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  11. Lovely!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  12. No wonder you're crushing! I'm crushing too! It's AMAZING! The silhouette alone is fantastic, and the construction details very luxurious. Having a personal pet peeve about not buying any type of synthetic fabric or synthetic mix whatsoever (except Lycra or metallics, when needed), their natural, organic fabric stand truly appealed to me. The color is great! You look great!

    xo,
    Susana
    www.akeytothearmoire.com

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  13. Sophisticated and pretty blue dress <3
    xo

    glamDevils

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  14. Your necklace steals the show!

    My jewelry blog: joliejouel.blogspot.com

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  15. Absolutely love this look! Especially the dress and that GORGEOUS necklace.

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  16. ahhhhh...what a FUN dress to wear! i love it! can't wait to see the candy wrapper clutch! we are out of town and i was hoping there was going to be an h&m at fashion island to check out the collab but no such luck! =(

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  17. I love the color of that dress and the Dannijo necklace you paired with it! Can't wait to see your Maison Martin Margiela X H&M finds.

    Emily
    www.flyoverfashion.wordpress.com

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  18. So jealous you got that Hm x mmm clutch! and the dress is such a regal color, love it

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    p.s I started a youtube channel, check it out HERE

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  19. Love the color and style of this dress!!!

    Johnnybell

    http://www.nytrendymoms.com/

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  20. We're twins...okay, almost! I'm wearing cobalt blue & those same shoes in my post today too!! :) Needless to say, I love this outfit...that necklace is amazing!

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  21. Miss Krystal - blue is your color! The style and cut of this dress is so amazing, love love. Happy weekend!

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  22. Super cute!

    Love love love that dress!

    xx
    H&H

    http://hemingwayandhandbags.blogspot.com

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  23. amazing dress :)




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  24. That dress is gorgeous x

    x
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  25. I love your dress! The full skirt is so dreamy! I'll have to check out the designer at another time, my work internet is blocking it... haha!

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com

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  26. I adore your shoes! Lovely!

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  27. that dress really is stunning, and i love that its long sleeve! and your necklaces are killer, beautiful look!
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

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  28. love the color!

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  29. Lovely look! :)
    xx Elle
    http://www.talonsetbonbons.com/

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  30. i love your blog! THAT DRESS MAKES MY HEART JUMP. i want
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  31. Gorgeous! I love that same coat you like, so classic. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  32. You look so pretty in this full-skirted styles! I love your necklace too. So edgy.

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  33. I love that you have the throwback elements like the full skirt and cat eyes and yet your outfit still looks so contemporary. And I love to see a fellow Nevada alumna doing so well! :)

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    1. Ah thanks lady! Also, just saw you studied abroad in Turin! I did too back in '06! Didn't you just love it over there?!

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  34. This is such a great look, I love the colors and all the necklaces. If you get a chance I would love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post.

    Xo, Kelsey

    http://www.trashtotrend.blogspot.com

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  35. This dress is absolutely gorgeous and those necklaces are awesome! Come check out our blog and shop our store! http://thriftedandmodern.com/blog

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  36. love this dress K - you're taking ladylike to new heights!

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