Thursday, May 19, 2011

Designer Spotlight: Elkin

Kara and Brit Smith, a sister designing duo from LA, debuted their lingerie-esque ready-to-wear line, Elkin, earlier this year. I love their idea of creating "wearable intimates", pieces that can easily go from the bedroom to the streets. I first came across this fabulous label on one of my favorite sites, Shopbop and went absolutely crazy over the items they put up. Yes there were only four or five, but every single one of them were perfection to me! I'm in LOVE! I'm also loooving that each of their collections are named after a literary genre, with their very first being "Gothic Romance". They even give you a reading list and playlist with each piece, including Edgar Allen Poe, Mary Shelley, and uber eclectic singer, Nick Cave. Ha! I love it. Such a cute idea, right? Check out some of the photos from their Fall 2011 lookbook below, featuring Z Berg from the band, The Like. I also included the pieces I am absolutely crushing on from Shopbop. Which one do you guys like the best? I'm leaning towards the silk bed jacket with the lace... XO, Liza

Loving the pairing of this blouse with the hotpants. The details are amazing.
SO cute!
Simple shift dress, yet so easy. A great staple to have.
Elkin Lake Gown, $300. So beautiful. I've never been a huge maxi dress fan, but I love that this one has little cap sleeves.  Also available in black. 

Two Piece Z Dress-, $245. What a genius of a dress! The sleeves are detachable! I can't even decide which way I like it the best! 
Voila! No sleeves!
Eyre Bodysuit, $158. I'm a huge bodysuit gal, so when I saw this, I went craaaazy! Obsessed! I love the lace trim and the little buttons down the middle. Also available in beige. PS. Did ya guys notice the name of the piece? I'm thiiiinking it's named after a certain gothic novel... ;)

Again, the detailing they do is beautiful.
Rosellas Jacket, $385. Last but not least, my favorite piece from Elkin at the moment. I'm dying for this for the summer. I would throw this on over anything and everything! Also available in white.


  1. It is so amazing design.
    especially, last black jacket

  2. They are extremely wearable and so well styled. the simple shift and easy pieces with that lingerie delicacy. perfect

  3. Love that maxi grey dress. Such a romantic feeling.

  4. Love your blog. Found you through your post on Clemence Poesy. She's totally a style icon of mine!

  5. great clothes!! I loved the dress in the third photo!!!

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