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.
It’s a fact — the sunny weather has this innate ability to bring out one's inner girly girl and put you in the mood for dresses. Shop the flirtatious (and figure-flattering) mix here, where you’ll find everything from sweeping silk kimono maxis to lemon-printed wraps from brands like Issa London (often spotted on Kate Middleton and her sister, Pippa) and more.
No need to break the bank to snag a stylish piece you'll wear again and again. Case in point: this mix of ultra-flattering dresses. From printed silk tunics to flirtatious strapless minis, we’ve got something for dinner parties, date nights, and weekend getaways.
Get ready to shop, because we've got your list of absolute must-haves for the season: a pretty dress in a major hue (poppy red, lime, or cobalt), a breezy silk blouse, and a lighter-than-air cardigan. And as for the accessories, it’s all about making a statement: Think glam, oversized shades, sparkling drop earrings, and classic espadrilles, ranging from sky-high wedges to bright, printed flats. Your new spring closet is complete!