Thursday, March 19, 2009

Channeling Maria Bonita Extra

As I've mentioned before, I have a bit of a weakness for Latin designers -- I feel they are able to capture a certain quirky, breezy, yet easy-to-wear look that is sometimes missing with American and European designers. Brazilian designer Maria Bonita Extra is a perfect example of this, and her summer collection for 2009 is absolute perfection in my humble view! I just adore her little details: ruffles, ribbons, flowers, folds, and sheers...subtle, exotic, and pretty as a picture.















Ideas for pulling off this look...

♥ Flower and leaf details ♥ Touches of gold ♥ Flowy Sheers ♥ Chambray ♥Black ribbons ♥Floral prints ♥ Girly Oxfords ♥ Flounces and folds

What is it about Spring that brings my girly side out?? Does that happen to you?

Cahnneling Maria Bonita Summer '09

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9 comments:

cable_zombie said...

Wow what I wouldn't give for some winged sandals. Watch out Hermes, I'm muscling in on your turf!

ana b. said...

I love Maria Bonita Extra too! So gorgeous. I wish I could get my hands on them. Also another great Brazilian designer is Isabela Capeto if you want to check her out!

MySpecialStash said...

that completely happens to me as well! in the winter i only want to wear simple jeans and boyish tees, while now all i can think about is strapless baby-doll dresses and floral scarves! must be the abundance of sunshine and blooming flowers.

Brigid said...

Those sandals and the third shirt from the top on the right are to die for! I actually have a gold hair flower already -- woo hoo! That collection is just fabulous.

[Tara] said...

Cable zombie -- LOL!!

Ana -- I just recently discovered her and I really love this season's line. So wearable.

My special stash -- Yeah, it is the same for me. Sometimes it is hard for me to find a balance between these two urges.

Brigid -- I'm glad you liked it...I also think this look is fairly easy to pull off and I also already have the hair flower ;) I just remembered I have some gold sandals as well! Now I just need these amazing tops...

Paradis said...

Hello Tara, Maria Bonita Extra is a very very nice store, I really like their clothes, but my favourite brazilian brand is Cantão, which is from Rio (Rio Fashion Week). I'll let the photos of their last show to you say to me what you think!

You can look here: http://www.cantao.com.br/blog/?p=811

Half of my wardrobe is from Cantão ahahha! ^^

amber at painfullyhip said...

These snippits are to die for! Especially those white and gold oxfords - yum!!

I love your blog, I'm linking it right away.

BTW, thank you SO MUCH for your comment, it made my day!

[Tara] said...

amber -- Yay! Glad you liked the post. Your blog is wonderful, so I'm honored!

ambika said...

Wow, no kidding. Very Picnic at Hanging Rock.