Clean lines, street style + linear elements elevate to a whole new level in The Dreslyn’s F/W ’14 collection. Los Angeles architecture is the only backdrop one may need for creative confident cuts worn by model Kelly Mittendorf—we especially love her playful nature in the outtakes The D set aside as exclusives for us to share with you below:
creative direction THE DRESLYN – photography EMMAN MONTALVAN – styling SISSY SAINTE-MARIE
makeup TAMI K. SHIREY – set design KELLY FONDRY – model KELLY MITTENDORF
[dropcap letter=”J”]uxtaposing the seasonal lookbook themes of playful beachside attire, The Dreslyn‘s July ’14 editorial brings to life the idea of summer passion and hot nights. Shot after sunset, the coloring makes reference to ’80s films as well as the 1962 classic “In The Mood For Love”. With voyeuristic elements and the idea of getting intimate glimpses into something meant to stay hidden, photographer Emman Montalvan and stylist Sissy Sainte-Marie portray the items you need for the season in new light. Designers featured include Rag & Bone, Rachel Comey, Wayne, IRO, A.P.C. and more, all available to shop at the online boutique.
Fall is everyone’s favorite season, largely due to the copious amounts of exquisite fabric options and opportunity to WEAR THEM ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Naysayers, please spare us that your LA-has-no-weather-gripes, because a true Angeleno knows how to revel holiday whimsy without having to button his/her coat… and the seasoned Angeleno can enjoy the Grove’s faux snow in some expertly crafted layers. Our pals at the Dreslyn understand and appreciate the value of a well-produced ensemble of separates. Their Fall Lookbook “When You Come Home” consists of heavier materials such as fox fur and wool, but adds in full length lace dresses and white bikinis for those Indian summers.
The soft lighting and scenery of their lookbook make us wish we weren’t sitting at a desk, but cuddling up by the lake with some oversized knit sweaters – and a hot toddy. Luckily for us, and you, they are giving us a site wide sale with 30% off – so maybe we can afford an Autumn vacation and look damn good while enjoying it.
The LAC crew recently got up close and personal with the new online boutique The Dreslyn. Aside from the graceful, impactful, and highly intuitive site designed by clubhouse faves Hugo and Marie, The Dreslyn is seriously capturing our sartorial desires. From brands like APC, Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone, Champagnes de Provence, and Carven, founder Brooke Taylor Corcia has carved out a niche for The Dreslyn in the luxury marketplace, and we’re proud to claim the innovative retail environment is indigenous to our fair city.
Seeing the lack of a lateral exchange as an opportunity for innovation, Brooke began conceptualizing a retail platform for the sartorially savvy woman to correct contemporary fashion’s considerable blind spot. Through a cocktail of expert brand-cultivation, art direction, and interactive technology, she crafts an elegant voice and populist exchange between the brand and customer.
“It’s only ‘cause of companies like Net-A-Porter and Gilt Groupe that we’ve been able to advance—we’ve really been able to stand on their shoulders and try something new. Our delivery is much more informal. We come at it from a bit of a democratic point of view—a bit more conversational. The ‘West Coast point of view’ is something that is very important to our identity. I do find that it has been missing the market. I literally relocated my life to California ‘cause there is a lot happening here. The California angle is really exciting and we’re really proud to adopt it.”