Last night I saw an adorable movie called Moonrise Kingdom directed by Wes Anderson. Judging by the sheer number of twenty-somethings in the audience and the following behind Wes Anderson, I have a feeling this movie will become a cult classic. The film, set in 1965 New England, features two preteens cast out by their peers who run away together on the small fictional island of New Penzance. The local police chief, played by Bruce Willis, organizes a search party with the help of the “Camp Ivanhoe” boy scouts in pursuit of the young lovers. The film follows the circular chase between the search party and runaways on this small, enchanting island, which culminates with a tempest that looms over the entire story.
At times, the set resembles a fictitious world, which ties into the prevailing theme of “storybooks.” Sometimes I questioned whether or not I was watching a play because of the prop-like images that decorate the film. Of course I noticed the 1960s fashion in the movie—or should I say costumes, worn by the main character Suzy. Although she only has one main outfit, it represents that vintage look that we love so much at Chloe Chic.
Suzy wears the classic 60s pinafore, paired with knee high socks and her “Sunday school” oxfords. Although the dress bares a good portion of her legs, this is balanced by a high waist and neckline on top. The crisp white collar and cuffs give it that clean preppy look, which coincides with her oxfords and knee highs on the bottom. While the school girl look might represent conventional and conforming, Suzy’s character is quite the opposite, as we find out in the film.
Exciting news! Chloe Chic has new arrivals just in time for summer! With a selection of new scarves, dresses, and tops, Chloe Chic stays true to its sweet and romantic roots while keeping up with the trends to offer you that one of a kind re-vintage piece for your wardrobe. Below are some of my favourite picks from the new arrivals:
Let's Rock n' Roll scarf
Sweet and Sour scarf
I absolutely love the Rock n’ Roll and Sweet and Sour scarves! I’m always looking to add a little edgeiness to my outfits and the Rock n’ Roll scarf would serve as the perfect accessory to complete my look. The Sweet and Sour scarf offers a bright, eye-catching yellow colour that straddles the lines of this summer’s neon trend. Each of these vibrant scarves will add a unique flair to any everyday outfit. Chloe Chic is getting edgy!
Unbutton Down top
These two new tops from Chloe Chic suggest a simple, flirty look to your outfit. The Unbutton Down top is a great piece with sweet sleeve detail. This top can be dressed up or down by pairing with some white jeans and heels for a sophisticated night out or high-waist denim shorts and flats for a casual day look. The Ex-girlfriend top is a fine example of Chloe Chic’s ultra feminine and romantic style. Dress this top up with black skinny jeans and heels for a flirty night out on the town.
Down by the Bay dress
Out of Chloe Chic’s new dresses, the Down by the Bay dress is definitely my top pick! It’s peach-coral pink-light orange colour is perfect for this summer and the peter pan collar is a definite fit for this year’s trend. Dress this piece down for a day dress with a pair of tan flats and get ready to receive a lot of compliments at summer BBQ’s or gatherings by the waterfront harbour. You can also dress the dress up by pairing with nude heels and simple gold jewelry. This dress would be perfect for summer graduation celebrations, weddings, or date nights out!
While these are just a few of my favourite pieces, I highly recommend checking out the other new scarves, tops, and dresses at Chloe Chic
By Nicola Rothery
Back in February of this year, Chloe Chic, along with American Apparel and Victoria Secret and student designers from Carnegie Mellon University, sponsored a line of clothing at CMU Lunar Gala fashion show. Our blogger, Maureen, covered the event in one of her blog posts titled “Chloe Chic Walks the Runway”.
I found some great photos from the show and wanted to share with our readers. The credit for these photos go to Toney Park.
By Liz Bey.
One of my favorite summer fashion styles is rocking the Bohemian look. I find that the Bohemian look works great in summer because of the free flowing, romantic pieces. This whole style also screams relaxed romantic to me due to the long, flowy skirts and floral patterns.
I hunted through the Chloe Chic closet to find this wonderful little number: the Victorian Vixen skirt. You can dress this piece up and down – I decided to show it with a casual romantic vibe that you could wear on a summer date at a coffee shop or a picnic. Or take this number shopping with the girls!
To me summer means late sunsets, outdoor concerts, beach trips, and of course weddings. Ever since college graduation it seems like I’ve been invited to more and more weddings. But buying a new dress for each occasion gets costly, so every summer I choose one designated dress for all of them.
When I picture the perfect dress for a wedding, something sophisticated and feminine with a hint of sexy comes to mind. Of course these adjectives describe all the dresses here at Chloe Chic, so I thought I would pick out my wedding favorites.
Retro Rose Dress
I love any tunic style so naturally I love this dress. Pair it with a set of gold pumps and black clutch and you’re set!
Ahoy Baby Dress
This dress is great because the gathered waist gives it a sexier shape and the bow in the front gives it the perfect vintage flair. Pop on a floppy hat in this dress!
Ruffle me Up Dress
Since I’m a sucker for ruffles it’s no surprise that I picked this dress. It reminds me of a grown up version of Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles. I love a black and pink combination so I would pair it with black heels and a quilted black purse.
By Liz Bey.
It is no secret that I am a romantic at heart — and that I’m a huge foodie. I love food, and when you can spin it into a romantic, delicious dish for yourself and someone special it takes on a whole new level in the relationship (we all know guys are suckers for women who can cook – and the same for men who can cook for women!). Now almost any food can be romantic especially if you know your partner’s likes and dislikes. Something simple as KitKats can be a romantic food if their your partner’s favorites.
In my ideal romantic dinner I picture something classic and robust paired with a good glass of wine. I found this pairing from Better Homes and Gardens and totally agree.
Picture courtesy Better Homes and Gardens.
Steak au Poivre paired with a rich, full-bodied red wine. Better Homes and Gardens suggest Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet 2006 ($27.00) or Glen Carlou Syrah 2006 ($21.99).
So plan a special evening with your partner; cook something romantic like this yummy steak au pooivre and turn the lights down low. Is romance in the air?
Hey everyone!! I’m so excited because I just ordered the Chantilly Dress from Chloe Chic! I have had my eye on this gorgeous dress forever and now it will finally be mine and I can wear it all the time!!
The Chantilly Dress
What I love about this piece is the lace detail and the varying soft, feminine textures. I also love the cinched waist as the skirt flows out. I plan to dress this lovely dress both up and down. It will be perfect at picnics with friends and brunches in D.C. this summer with a pair of tan or brown flats or sandals. I can then dress it up for graduations and evening outings with family and friends with a pair of nude pumps or some cute wedges. I bet I could also dress it up with a white 3/4 sleeve blazer and wear to a summer wedding.
I see myself styling my hair down with big curls to play off of the ultra girly look that this dress provides or a sweet half up half down with a side braid to give a bohemian-casual feel to the outfit. Due to the detail in the dress, I would go with very simple, gold jewelry, such as Chloe Chic’s Struck Earrings or the Stargazer necklace. I could even do simple gold or wooden bracelets.
The Struck Earring
The Stargazer necklace in rose
Needless to say, I am so so excited for my dress to arrive!!!!
By Nicola Rothery