Boutique Critique:: AvaMaria: Look 3
Apr 14, 2011 - by Jessica Lapidos
Things got wild in AvaMaria when owner Katherine Virketiene brought out this structural Dasgupta jacket. After pairing it with the leopard shirt dress, there was a bit of awe at the wall of shoes when trying to land on the right ones. There was debate over matching maroons and the likes; with Virketiene's buying plan, she brings in of dozens of classic pieces that deserve to live for more than just a season, never worn, at a lower price. This is the result.
The Soldier Jacket: Dasgupta, $695
Since Id heard of Aparna Dasguptas cared for tailoring and distinct aesthetic of feminine masculinity, I was delighted to find this particular piece in AvaMaria. It juxtaposes the sergeant closure with the princess cut and pleat-like flaps from the hip. It begs for a feminine shape to flesh it out.
The Catty Dress: Diane von Furstenberg, $168
Diane, known for wrap dresses and dresses and dresses, I fittingly found a DVF dress that accentuated the strong-woman look of the jacket. The leopard print is stealthily spicy beneath the military cut. Its peeking out atop the collar, so its clear that its a dress.
The Leopard Heels: Hollywould, $220
Leopard on Leopard? In the words of photographer Christopher Hall, I wont shoot this if you dont wear the leopard shoes. Its tricky out there with cat on cat, but the trick is to keep them different enough so they don't look dyed to match. Like the maroon shoes might've.
AvaMaria | 107 Crosby Street, New York, NY 212.966.0909
Photography by Christopher Hall