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an obsession with knits.

12 March 2009

I really do love knitwear; it’s warm enough for winter, yet cool enough to wear in the warmer seasons; it’s truly a versatile fabric. Qi Cashmere, a fairly new company, whose intentions are to create this brand of “affordable luxury” (greatly appreciated in economic crises like our current situation) in apparel made of yarns, cotton, cashmere-blend, and cashmere knits. It offers the basics at reasonable prices; fair, no? 

qi-fall-20081from left to right…

Pointelle Wrap: I have a particular weakness for these wraps – particularly if they are sheer and light, making them ridiculously versatile. From layering over tanks and jeans to a solution for added warmth with evening dresses, this wrap is a definite must have in my closet. And every woman’s, for that matter, as it does add a bit of sophistication a regular cardigan could not bring to an ensemble.

Cashmere Studded Mock Tunic Dress: Yet another basic, the black sweater dress. Ideal for winter, or for cooler spring nights. I adore anything that is elbow length. And the rows of studs along this hips adds the perfect amount of detail to an otherwise simple dress. 

Cashmere Open Back Dress: I absolutely am in LOVE with this dress. The dark gray knit is simply gorgeous; the sleeve length & shape (oh, how I love butterfly sleeves!!) perfect, and the little pleatings sophisticated. I must own it, or at least find one like it; I’m imagining it (like worn on the model) with black opaque tights and a pair of serious ankle booties. In love.

Slouchy Tank Dress: Yet another basic. The loose fit at the torso is quite forgiving; with the sides open, imagine it with a lame bra or a lacy little tank – tres sexy, non? And with a tight fit at the hips and thighs, it is the perfect balance between slouchy and fitted. I would wear this on a girl’s night out, with a pair of black boots or strappy sandals, with four inch heels. 

qi-fall-20091from left to right, yet again…

Serena Studded Dress: Embellished articles of clothing and studs continue to dominate fashion trends. Although studs are hardly my style, the balance of the industrial metal with the more feminine, sophisticated cut of the dress balance perfectly to create a stunning mix of texture and style. Gorgeous.

Boleyn Skirt: The most adorable skirt I’ve yet seen. Quite ingenious on Qi’s part to create a high-waisted skirt with a twist – instead of the usual skirt band, it is a ruffled edge, a bit like lettuce leaves, that adds a bit of girlish charm. A must have!

Wyatt Motorcycle Jacket: A fabulous take on the ubiquitous leather motorcycle jacket. Now in a soft, knit material, once more rock-n-roll, tougher jacket has been softened for an easier take on the trend.

These particular picks from Qi’s Fall 2009 collection is utter proof that I do have an obsession with gray along with the color black. Or perhaps gray is a rising trend?

Bisous,

La C.

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35 Comments leave one →
  1. 12 March 2009 10:07 pm

    Ooooh I love wraps so much! There is an english teacher at my school who always wears shawls/pashminas/scarves. She’s a bit eccentric and allthough my friends insist that she doesn’t actually like very much. I still find myself copying her style (as I have been since freshman year). This brand looks posatively amazing and I’m coveting every look.

    -BK

  2. thebaglady permalink
    12 March 2009 10:11 pm

    I always adore your picks. You have such amazing taste; future stylist? I think so!

    And I haven’t heard of Qi before; thanks for the intro!

    Night!

  3. 12 March 2009 11:01 pm

    love all the pieces. and the wrap is so pretty. thank u for sharing!

  4. 13 March 2009 1:42 am

    I’m nervous about summer because I feel like it’s been winter forever and I won’t know how to dress for the warmer months! Haha! I’m sure it will be fine, it’s just weird to think about not having to wear a jacket everywhere.

    I am trying to stop liking warm looking clothes… but these look so lovely.

  5. 13 March 2009 3:49 am

    I have noticed that gray and brown are increasingly replacing black and white as my neutrals.

  6. 13 March 2009 3:52 am

    Hi there-these are seriously gorgeous pieces, I love the Boleyn skirt and the Tank dress very much!

  7. 13 March 2009 4:09 am

    I love all the pieces, esp. motorcycle jacket and studded dress! 🙂

    Have a great Friday, La C.

    xoxo: Janet

  8. 13 March 2009 4:41 am

    Oh my! Nothing beats cashmere, I bought my first cashmere piece (a Katayone Adeli boatneck black knit) several years ago, and haven’t looked back, it’s just divine.

    Thanks for letting us know about Qi! Hope they open their online shop soon! I’m also in love with the open-back dress and the motorcycle jacket you posted, as well as the duster cardigan in the website, so versatile!
    😉
    xx

  9. 13 March 2009 5:48 am

    I love the knitwear especially the wrap! It would be so cozy!

  10. 13 March 2009 6:14 am

    Love the wrap and the skirt. I’ve never heard of this company before, kudos! xo

  11. 13 March 2009 9:13 am

    Love the mock tunic dress–great find!

  12. 13 March 2009 9:41 am

    Hello La C. I love these. Very beautiful. I know a few ladies who wear so many things along these lines. Great pictures. Have a fantastic weekend. Cheers!

  13. 13 March 2009 10:11 am

    i am obsessed with knits too, although i dont actually have a knitted dress, i do have like 20 candis!yes, i don’t like the cold! 😉

    xx

  14. 13 March 2009 10:40 am

    Oh wow great choices. I love knits–so comfy!

  15. 13 March 2009 10:45 am

    Lovely! I want all of the dresses<333 I especially adore the black one with studs around the hips, so lovely!

    Thank you always for your very sweet comments darling! And no worries about spamming, I love your comments!!!

  16. 13 March 2009 11:50 am

    ohhh, i love knitwear too! this post makes me want to go shopping so badly! but i can’t do that until i get a job 😦
    love love love this post.
    xx
    chloe

  17. 13 March 2009 1:28 pm

    I love them all! Great outfits 🙂

  18. rossovelvet permalink
    13 March 2009 2:19 pm

    Nice, and it looks really cozy !!

  19. 13 March 2009 2:37 pm

    I’m kind of really, really infatuated with the Serena studded dress and the Boleyn skirt.

  20. 13 March 2009 2:54 pm

    these pieces look great – but i dont want to think about winter when the weather is JUST starting to get better!! lol.

    btw. i am so crushin over that chanel lipgloss in the last post – maybe i will buy it for my self after my exams as a treat. lol.

  21. 13 March 2009 3:55 pm

    I love all these knits- they’re a mix of casual comfort and yet still remain stylish. Ideally
    my wardrobe would contain over 80% of
    these cute knitted pieces and I could never
    say that I have nothing to wear.

    Well, I don’t know how true that would be, I
    already have a lot of great clothes(even though
    most aren’t knits) and I still “have nothing to
    wear”!

  22. 13 March 2009 4:12 pm

    what great picks! I adore those thin cashmere wraps as well–there’s nothing better than burying yourself in one of those on a cold night 🙂

  23. 13 March 2009 4:17 pm

    Ohh that wrap is fantastic! I so want one of those. Great picks here, I just want to buy them all. I’m loving that heather grey shade too, it’s so flattering and casually cool.

  24. 13 March 2009 7:03 pm

    these pieces all look so chic yet comfortable!

  25. 13 March 2009 8:28 pm

    I like the Cashmere Open Back Dress. Looks so comfortable!=D

  26. 13 March 2009 10:35 pm

    thanks for sharing!
    all of these look divineee
    <33
    i love the studded details 🙂

  27. 14 March 2009 6:16 am

    I also love the wraps and the first one is so gorgeous! Have to buy something like that:)

    Bye*

  28. 14 March 2009 10:51 am

    I must have the Cashmere Open Back Dress! Love it.

  29. 14 March 2009 11:22 am

    I love the blue wrap! It looks so comfy!! And the dresses!!

    Thanks for the compliment! Hope you’ll like the latest pictures which I’ve got!((:

  30. kristine permalink
    15 March 2009 2:51 pm

    gorrrrgeous collection. do you know about the quality of their clothing? because they do have such beautiful clothing. i’m always hesitant when buying things from new brands cuz idk how good their quality is! let me know if you

  31. kristine permalink
    15 March 2009 2:52 pm

    *oops i accidentally hit submit!

    (cont’d)… please let me know if you ever come across their stuff! tell them to send you samples! LOL.

  32. 15 March 2009 2:55 pm

    kristine: Hahaha they should send me samples of the ones I posted about 😉 (I kid Koshi, if you read this!). I’m not sure at all, actually. I don’t doubt their quality, though!

    Bisous,
    La C.

  33. abdcforever permalink
    15 March 2009 6:03 pm

    love ur picks as usual esp that white tank dress. its so hot. i think id wear it with my dunks. i like the idea of a lame bra. i have one that matches my sneaks.

    damn u come up wit the best outfits

  34. 15 March 2009 7:52 pm

    so weird, they sent us so many emails to be featured in Dujour mag..well here you go! great post!

  35. 15 March 2009 10:07 pm

    I love ALL OF IT.
    thanks so much for sharing!!!

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