Reiss London on Newbury St
I was so excited when one of my favorite labels, Reiss, reached out to talk about collaborating!
The British brand is a favorite of Beyonce and Anne Hathaway but has gained a huge following recently thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
(William & Kate's official engagement photo!)
Kate created a Reiss frenzy when she wore their Nannette dress ($325) in her official engagement photo back in December 2010. Since then, she's worn their dresses periodically, meeting the Obama's in the Shola dress ($340) and re-wearing the Nannette while on tour in Canada.
While Reiss is known for its impeccable tailoring and sleek, elegant frocks they also have a sense of fun with bright colors, sumptuous leather jackets, and on-trend pieces like maxi skirts.
Reiss's Spring 2012 collection mixes old Hollywood glamour with the best of 90s minimalism- clean lines, girlish prints, and slouchy knits.
On Wednesday night I headed out to the Reiss store (132 Newbury St) to preview the collection for myself.
I'm not usually a big fan of maxi skirts but the brilliant color and print pulled me in! It was also light weight (maxis often feel very heavy and fussy to me) and so comfortable! Paired with a fitted leather jacket the outfit has edge and works for day or night and is a great way to transition into spring looks!
Next, I popped on the very Middleton-ish Bridge dress in firebrick ($340) and felt incredibly elegant indeed!
The v-neck back, and cowl neck front help to give the shift dress shape and enhanced the silhoutte. I also popped on Ashton Cut Out heels in cappuccino ($245) which have a great gold bar peeping out around the front. For shoes that were a size too small they were comfortable and incredibly easy to walk in so I can only imagine how magnificent they would have been in the right size!
Next, I tried on the Cherish fitted pencil skirt ($180). I had been dying to get my hands on a striped skirt since seeing one on another blogger. I was surprised at how flattering it was on her and decided I needed to try one on myself!
First, I paired it with the lilac Tiara blouse ($245) because I love mixing prints but I decided it really needed something that POPS!
So I pulled out the Latina tank in firebrick ($115) because who doesn't love orange with black and white?
To pull the look together I threw on the Trixie fitted jacket ($360) because I loved the lapel and how structured it was over a very loose top. There was something very school boyish about the blazer that really appeals to me. Perfect for a fun office!
Lastly, I fell head over heels in love with the Magda dress ($360).
I'm obsessed with this dress. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it!
It fit perfectly and even though its made from a mohair and wool it was light and breathable.
The instant I put it on the fabulous cut and perfectly placed seaming made me feel like a shapely, sophisticated woman and since I usually still feel like a kid it was sort of empowering!
Don't you just love the deep v-neck?
All in all I love Reiss's collection for spring. The prices are in the contemporary luxury level but the fabrics and cuts are so brilliant that you can immediately tell these pieces are going to last and are well worth it.
On Thursday night (3/1) you'll want to head over to Reiss for a runway show and shopping party hosted by Boldfacers! I'll be there and the women's looks have been styled by my favorite fellow Boston blogger, Renata from Scorpion/Disco!
Royal Engagement photo appears courtesy of The Huffington Post
Reiss store front photo appear courtesy of yelp
All other photos copyright Kara Weymouth/TheBostonista.Com
Thanks to Waleed and Wes from Reiss!