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doo.ri | fixated on spring

14 April 2009


I absolutely adore the Doo.Ri’s Spring/Summer RTW ’09 collection – there seemed to be themes that were quite pronounced, including, but not limited to, athletic dresses with more sophisticated but languid pieces. It was quite gorgeous, the latter – the liquidity of the fabrics reminding me of the same fluidity present in Donna Karan’s Spring collection. Somehow, I’ve become quite enamored with the concept of loosely draped clothing – which is quite the change for me; I tend to opt for body-conscious fits. But it was Donna Karan and Doo.Ri’s collections that opened my eyes. It was indeed the aforementioned two that proved that body-con fits are not the only silhouettes that can be regarded as sexy; when the drapery of a clothing is calculated meticulously to fall on a woman’s body, such fit can actually accentuate – not hide – a woman’s curves.

My latest obsessions, loose fitting trousers and tanks, are all present. I can only imagine how comfortable it would be, lounging around or walking about in such light-weight fabrics. Paired with heels, like the YSL tributes, the effect is simply killer: super long and lean legs. The idea of tucking a silk tank into a pair of those trousers, covered with a slightly fitted blazer is ingenious. And anything with shoulders revealed is a plus – Grecian twists on clothing always add a degree of interest and demure sexiness. Utterly effortless and casual cool – but still so elegant.

The color palette was yet another factor adding to the perfection of the collection. Grays, nude, cream, electric blue, and hot pink, though an odd collection of colors, is strangely chic and sophisticated. The latter two are much more vivid, so when paired with the neutral shads, are toned down just a bit so that a bit of balance is achieved without looking tacky or, well, boring. A splash of color, especially in the spring, is ideal.

N o t e  to s e l f: Loose, cream colored trousers // loose tanks // anything in electric blue or fuschia pink are necessities this spring.

Currently on the hunt for the perfectly fitted trousers to wear with heels.


La C.

48 Comments leave one →
  1. 14 April 2009 5:15 pm

    I love the second look from the left! That blue blouse should be mine!

  2. 14 April 2009 5:26 pm

    I second electric blue and fuchsia pink!

  3. 14 April 2009 7:09 pm

    I have been fixated on Fuschia Pink for spring! I even put it in my hair 🙂

  4. 14 April 2009 7:12 pm

    i think there is something SO sexy about loose clothing! It’s so gorgeous on a woman you know? I feel so sexy in flowing garments, but with tighter clothing I feel almost awkward. Plus I actually thing guys prefer girls in looser clothing, I dunno every guy i’ve ever known loves girls in big loose jeans and big baggy T’s (obviously cuter stuff) but you get the idea! lol okay i’m done rambling!

  5. 14 April 2009 7:48 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Doo.Ri, her easy flowing lines & gorgeous colours are always so elegant, but with a relaxed feel to it. As a huge fan of anything drapey (and grecian), love Donna Karan! Her Spring 09 collection was 2D4!!!

  6. 14 April 2009 7:56 pm

    Note to self: I really need to bring blue back to my closet…

    haha Loose tunics are a must for my closet as always but lately I’ve just been obsessed with just earth tones. [and black. Old habits die hard]

    E> An

  7. 14 April 2009 9:09 pm

    Yes! I totally feel the lighweight floaty-ness of spring. I’m currently obsessing with my loose pants, some cropped, some insanely long and all sorts of odd shaped blouses. Strangely enough, the lightness of fabric can make even the most billowy shapes result in lean looking bodies and for me, it can even generate height (of which I sorely lack :/).

    I am still gushing with happiness over your Tributes. I am so happy you have them, I can’t imagine anyone else more deserving! And what more, I can’t wait to read about how you would pair them up and wear ’em out! (:

    With blogtwin <3,

  8. thebaglady permalink
    14 April 2009 9:49 pm

    A brilliant article. Well-written once again. You’ve convinced me that those necessities are must haves!


  9. 14 April 2009 11:04 pm

    These trousers look so luxurious. They manage to just cascade down the legs like silk. I want a pair, as well!

  10. 14 April 2009 11:23 pm

    Ilike the hairstyle of the models!♥
    It´s something different from last years fringe hype!^^

  11. 15 April 2009 1:49 am

    I agree with you on how a drapey, loose silhouette can be sexy and graceful, but how to wear it if you’re short? Especially without looking too much like a genie!

  12. 15 April 2009 2:26 am

    Hi there-good luck on tracking these pieces, I’m sure you’ll find something gorgeous!!

  13. 15 April 2009 2:40 am

    As always I vote fuschia pink! Great colour! Go for it! 🙂 Coool collection from Donna Karen.


  14. 15 April 2009 7:32 am

    All of those styles are so comfortable & chic looking. I’m in love with the first blue blouse <33

  15. 15 April 2009 8:11 am

    Indeed I love these clothes. Great blog (:

  16. 15 April 2009 9:16 am

    Hey La C. I think a woman can be sexy in either tight fitting or loose fitting clothing. I like these a lot. Take care. Cheers!

  17. 15 April 2009 9:53 am

    Thanks a lot for your comment at my blog!
    I love all that ve seen here so far! Congratulations for the good work.
    This spring collection is so great, I love the nude colors!

    Kisses and hugs,
    see you,

  18. 15 April 2009 9:54 am

    Oh love these looks x Sushi

  19. 15 April 2009 11:54 am

    Delicious looks! Love your “note to self” too!


  20. 15 April 2009 12:02 pm

    total pleasure 😉

  21. 15 April 2009 12:03 pm

    I am loving that collection. the fluidity of the pieces are just perfect and I love the nudes and the brights.
    big kisses!

  22. 15 April 2009 1:01 pm

    currently loving that exact blue.
    draps are cool too..

  23. 15 April 2009 1:07 pm

    Well, another thing that we have in common, I used to be addicted to books when I was a kid, unfortunately I don’t have time to read that much right now. Today I was at school and I was talking to a friend ( Irene from Girl next blog?) and I told her u were 17 as we are. She was really surprised, as u are so mature. I find u really inspiring, seriously, I said that before but it’s unbelievable that u have so much talent and good taste being as old as we are 🙂

    • 15 April 2009 3:15 pm

      Miriam: Ohmygosh – you girls are friends? I find that so incredibly cool!!! (My excessive use of exclamation points proves it so). I don’t know of any bloggers my age in my area, sadly. Imagine the fun!!

      And I can’t even tell you how flattered I am that I even came up in a conversation between the two of your fabulous selves. Thank you sooooo much Miriam. You are tooo sweeeeeet! <33333

      La C.

  24. 15 April 2009 2:25 pm

    The blue colours are so nice! And I like all the clothes that are coming now. They are so comfortable!=)

  25. 15 April 2009 2:37 pm

    i am thinking fitted colorful tops with loose white pants this spring and summer.

  26. kristine permalink
    15 April 2009 2:56 pm

    so prettily written with pretty pictures to match! i like your collages! and those clothing are so beautiful.

  27. 15 April 2009 3:12 pm

    Of course the sarouel looks great by Donna Karan!!

    Kisses from Paris!


  28. 15 April 2009 3:35 pm

    Love the cobalt colour and the pink in combination with the white!
    x Laura

  29. kristine permalink
    15 April 2009 4:54 pm

    i just found these loose tanks from forever21. they’re more casual and kind of sheer, but i thought maybe you’d like to know! (=

  30. 15 April 2009 4:56 pm

    kristine: Thanks for the heads-up! Great minds think alike, darling, because I just bought a cream colored one from F21 a few days ago. I’m excited for that and my other items to arrive in the mail! Hopefully it’ll get here by the end of this week!

    La C.

  31. kristine permalink
    15 April 2009 5:16 pm

    haha i should’ve known that you would’ve found it (= please let me know what you think of it! i think i may order one in cream & black!

    have a lovely dayyy

  32. 15 April 2009 7:28 pm

    Oh man, I am craving a bit of neon pink now.

  33. 15 April 2009 7:48 pm

    oh this is a lovely meditation on the allure of these spring fashions! isn’t it wonderful when suddenly something totally new starts calling to you, like those loose colorful clothes! i also adore your use of the word “languid.” ooohh what a perfect way to describe these looks.

  34. 15 April 2009 7:55 pm

    Mango had a nice alternative to those big slouchy gray pants not too long ago. I’m kind of kicking myself for not buying them now…

  35. Cristine permalink
    15 April 2009 8:01 pm

    Cute! Love the looks.

  36. 15 April 2009 8:07 pm

    Gorgeous colors, bring on the brights please! Great picks

    How are you? So sorry haven’t been dropping by but my mean reds are gone!


  37. 15 April 2009 10:25 pm

    lovelovelove the collection
    great colors
    great draping<3

  38. 15 April 2009 11:24 pm

    I totally agree. Loose fitting clothing that hugs the body in the right places is possibly even sexier than body con looks. Because it’s understated, and never looks like your trying too hard. Gorgeous picks. xx

  39. 16 April 2009 12:44 am

    Gorgeous collection indeed! I’m not too much into the loose fitted pants, however I oversized tanks:)


  40. 16 April 2009 4:44 am

    need advice 🙂 can you tell me what to combine with long and wide leg fancy trousers, kind of like those on your second model in this post but in “electric blue or fuschia pink”? i’d like to get me this kind of bold trousers to stand out on the street but at the same time i don’t want to look too much over the top. help! 🙂

  41. 16 April 2009 6:37 am

    I love all these lovely, relaxed shapes too!

  42. 16 April 2009 8:06 pm

    I def think they did the block colours the best out of the spring collections. linked lady 🙂 and shooting you through an email now.x

  43. abdcforever permalink
    17 April 2009 9:28 am

    so pretty (: not my style, i gotta say, but the outfits u picked are really nice. i also luv how u used “languid”! this is my go-to place for new vocab words . haha

  44. 21 April 2009 1:12 pm

    Oh yeah, simple draping and soft ruffles, flutter sleeves….is just what I’m looking for. Add a 70s feel and thats the ticket! Hunting and searching for my 70s disco dress with the ruffle neckline as we speak.

  45. rossovelvet permalink
    22 April 2009 3:01 pm

    That tee on Hanne !!! Amazing.
    I forgot to say I love your new header !


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