It hasn’t been all camper – all the time.
For Mothers Day, I did manage to get out and get some pampering done. Which included friends, sun and clothes shopping. Life couldn’t get much better- right?
The aforementioned activity lead me to a very inspiring young designer named: Raquel Allegra.
In a little Berkeley boutique – I couldn’t help but be drawn to Miss Raquel’s collection, that stood out in it’s own section of the store.
At first glance, her garments would appear as simple tie-dyed jersey gowns (the collection included gowns, tunics, t-shits & tanks)- but after touching them and trying them on, these hand distressed (shredded), hand dyed pieces felt light, soft, breezy and sheer.
There’s nothing simple about them. These pieces are well cut, and delicately crafted- making each piece a ‘One Of A Kind’ with details such as; sewn in pockets, perfectly draped shoulders, flattering scoop necks. Each one has it’s story to tell- proclaims the designer.
This LA based designer, started her line while working at Barney’s and while searching for the perfect wardrobe for herself. She stumbled on this inventive endeavor- by collecting & manipulating re-purposed jerseys from a men’s correctional facility. Interesting concept.
Transforming each piece into an airy work of art you won’t want to take off.
This was the dress! (Found at RedBird in Berkeley: 510.848.5530)