Sunday, April 6, 2014

cut for evans

When the Cut for Evans collection debuted a while back, there was a collective sigh of relief in the plus size community. Finally: cute, fashion forward statement pieces that fit well! The UK brand enlisted help from up and coming fashion designers who created bright, printed pieces that could've fit seamlessly into any TopShop or H&M lookbook. I immediately bought the button up blouse and trousers set, and was super impressed with the quality of fabric; it's stretchy but not cheap, and it doesn't wrinkle. I'm a big fan of printed sets, but even I had to ask my sister if wearing these intense pieces together looked "cute like Solange or crazy like a clown"--she reassured me that I looked great, and after seeing the photos, I have to agree. I definitely encourage everyone to go for it by wearing bold prints, but if wearing them on top and bottom is a bit too much for you, pair one piece with a solid. Check out some of my favorite printed pieces in my eBay collection here.  photo gabifresh-printed-suit-cut-for-evans-2014-2_zps05d17496.jpg  photo gabifresh-cut-for-evans-2014_zps333bea49.jpg Speaking of Solange Knowles, my best friend shares her name and is equally as awesome. Solange Franklin and I met in high school, went to college together, and have been inseparable since (she came to Turks & Caicos with me!). We used to read fashion magazines together and wonder if we'd ever get to be a part of that world--something we thought unlikely since we were at a liberal arts school with no fashion experience. Cut to six years later: we took very different paths, but both ended up successful in the industry. After a few magazine internships (including Teen Vogue, in which she was just profiled), Solange went on to assist internationally renowned stylist, Giovanna Battaglia and has helped style numerous shoots for Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia and W. And now she's branching out on her own, too--she was the head stylist of this Rita Ora Paper Magazine cover!!! Recently she teamed up with Canadian jewelry brand Alynne Lavigne to design the amazing gold plated numeral pin that I'm wearing in these photos. It's absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't be more proud of her!
 photo gabifresh-solange-franklin-pin-2014_zps3114372d.jpg Top & Pants-Evans/Shoes-Michael Kors/Sunglasses-street vendor/Pin-Solange Franklin x Alynne Lavigne
Photos by Sylvia G 
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22 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Love it ! :D
    Perfect look !

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.fr/

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  2. how amazing! love the story! amazing outfit and accessories as well!
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  3. I'm loving this print ... Gorge look

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  4. Very nice style! I really love your lipstick color! Which brand it is?

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  5. I really love this, but you know whats stealing the show for me? The pin on your collar! Love that little detail so much.

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  6. I want the neon printed dress from that line!!!!

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    1. I ordered this dress I will return tomorrow. I was disappointed with the material and the shape up too in the neck with the strange side opening.
      Too bad because I really liked the yellow.

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  7. I love the print and the shape of pants, for my part I'd rather worn both so dissociated.
    I also ordered a collection of skirts, I expect a top from New Look to go with ! Eager to make this look soon.

    You're gorgeous as always !

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  8. This pattern is fab! I'm still searching for the perfect print to add to my wardrobe and this might be it. That pin makes me drool..oh lala and she's Canadian!

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  9. Loving these items together! So I went and looked on the website to see what other clothes they had and I was so disappointed. Most of the clothes are too maternal for my taste and the outfit that you have posted here is sold out in my size. haha It's all good, though. I'm happy to be introduced to another clothing company. Great post as always and I can't wait to read more!

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  10. This print looks great on you. The cut is amazing

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  11. amazing look, I realyy like it!
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  12. I'm obsessed with your pin + shirt combo! so good.

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  13. Amazing outfit!!!!

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  14. hey, gabi. do you know if this set is still up on the site? i tried to find it, but nothing came up.
    by the way, you look gorgeous. <3

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  15. very attractive outfit with nice colour patterns on it, this dress looks great on you, very lovely appearance specially the high heels enhance your beauty, dear i love this post. keep it up.

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  16. I absolutely love that "suit". You look fabulous; the curve of the top hem highlights your curves beautifully and the bold spring-colored print really works

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