You might recognize Akiko clothing designer Akiko Cook from Bravo’s <i>Launch My Line</i> reality show, on which she was a contestant in 2009. Cook didn’t win <I>Launch</i> that year, but she has definitely won our hearts with her exquisite collection of women’s jersey and silk tops and dresses. Belted, pleated, sleeveless or tied, maxi dress or mini, Akiko’s ultra-feminine, woven silk frocks feature gorgeous floral or art-inspired prints and distinctive details such as leather trim or embroidery. Based in Los Angeles, Cook founded her label in 2004 with a line of T-shirts and rapidly refocused her attention to designing the casual-sophisticated clothes that have made her a favorite among celebs such as Selena Gomez and Paris Hilton.
Meet the components of classic, versatile style: the perfect skirt, the summer top, the wrap dress, the statement ring, the hobo, the belt, the pump, and the neutral accent.
You’re invited: Wedding season is official here, and with it comes a flood of invitations. We’ve rounded up an array of fitting looks to tackle every dress code from black-tie formal to breezy, beach chic. Go for maximum polish at elegant, evening affairs in sleek LBDs, jewel-tone gowns, and luxe, handheld clutches. And for “I do’s” set in the sunny outdoors, opt for floral print minis, airy silk maxis, and easy, embellished sandals.
Meet the components of classic, versatile spring style: the silk dress, the soft blouse, the pencil skirt, the sliver wedge, the sleek clutch, and the neutral jewel.
Stand out from the crowd with attention-getting colors, textures, and prints.