Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Karina Dresses Fall Collection 2012

Karina Cousineau, dress designer (image source)

Karina Cousineau is a woman who loves vintage clothing and is inspired by the past. Perhaps that is why her contemporary designed dresses suit the present so well. Borrowing  body positive elements from a jazz age bias-cut, and adding elegance from the Edwardian era, and applying it to her designs gives her dresses an ease of movement as well as a sense of drama.  Taking cues from Victoriana, '60's youthquakers, and mixing it with the steely resolution a 1940's film noir heroine, and adding a touch of '70's individualism is no easy feat, but this is a labor of love for Ms. Cousineau. 

The Ella Dress, from the Karina Fall Collection 2012 (shop the Ella HERE)
Karina cutting patterns in her design studio. (photo source)
Her eponymous line, Karina Dresses, is a contemporary line of dresses designed expressly for women seeking ease of wear and care to add to their wardrobes. Her collections are created to fit and flatter a woman's figure. With a stable of signature styles, Karina makes each season unique by using limited runs of fabrics and prints: always from a breathable micro-fiber that demands no ironing, is machine washable and can drip dry. 

This Fall, Karina took inspiration from the crowd pleasing HBO series, Downton Abbey and created modern, wearable dresses with a nod to the drama of the past. "I've taken these elegant, beautiful and somewhat fussy fashions," states the Brooklyn-based designer, "and brought them to the modern day woman, with more ease and less fuss!"

You can see the entire Fall 2012 collection over at Karina Dresses. Click HERE to shop.

Remember to use coupon code ROSC30 for $30 off your purchase.

Disclosure: Karina Dresses is a blog sponsor of The Citizen Rosebud, and I received compensation for this post.


mispapelicos said...

They do look wonderful, Bella.

Patti said...

More ease and less fuss - oh yes, that is a Karina dress! And her prints are always so fabulous too. Great post, Bella.

Melanie said...

The reference to Downton Abbey - yes, that is a winning tie-in. I love that last photo! The Karina dress is gorgeous and looks super flowy comfy.

That's Not My Age said...

They all look so easy to wear & I do like the striped Downton-inspired dress. Though we've ditched Downton for series 2 of Homeland this week!

Shybiker said...

Pretty dresses. I like the vintage-y styles.

À LA MODEST said...

Iron-free is the way to go!

Jean at said...

You're making me totally rethink my wardrobe. I have very few dresses but these sound totally enticing.

Hope all's well with you!!!

The Goodwill Fangirl said...

I think her dresses are so beautiful.

But what I really want now is green hair.