|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)|
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.
They do look wonderful, Bella.
More ease and less fuss - oh yes, that is a Karina dress! And her prints are always so fabulous too. Great post, Bella.
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.
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!
Pretty dresses. I like the vintage-y styles.
Iron-free is the way to go!
You're making me totally rethink my wardrobe. I have very few dresses but these sound totally enticing.
Hope all's well with you!!!
I think her dresses are so beautiful.
But what I really want now is green hair.
Post a Comment