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Thursday, April 22, 2010

On My Radar: CONTRARIAN S/S 2010

So I love being a fashion blogger because I get introduced to collections I would otherwise not come across. (A personal Thank You to Deanna!) When I opened my e-mail and saw everyone's country sweetheart star, Taylor Swift in a cute (and sexy) lavendar dress at a concert, natch the collection intrigued me. The "Bibb" dress she is wearing (pictured left) is by CONTRARIAN, a new collection by designers Alexis Laken and Barbara Laken. Get this, they are a mother-daughter duo. Don't you love when fashion DNA is passed down? The collection was officially launched Spring 2010, c'est tres nouveau. Already their line has caught the eye of Drew Barrymore and Rihanna. Normally, the age gap between mom and daughter causes a rift, but Alexis and Barbara seamlessly come together for the greater fashion good. They take the quality and wit of French Couture and the edginess and cool esthetic found in downtown street style, and voila! You get Contrarian. The collection is made in NYC and will be sold at specialty boutiques nationwide that include Koros, Sarca, Legends, Pixie, Harajuku, She Boutique, and more.

Take a look at their S/S 2010 collection and see why they are opposite of the fashion majority:

Pictured from left to right:
1. Colette Dress
2. Full back trench.
    Extended sleeve t-shirt with limited edition Mark Squires print.
    Baggy cuff pant.
3. Two way cape.
4. Kimono cardigan. (my personal fave!)
5. Adjustable bottom dress.
6. Waisted shirt dress.
7. Cropped oversized hoodie.
    Bandless skinny pant.
8. Extended sleeve t-shirt with limited edition Mark Squires print.
    Mesh mini-skirt with tap short.
9. Extended sleeve t-shirt.
    Mid-length full-skirt.

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