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March 15

Spring Wardobe Drooling aka Katie Ermilio’s Spring 2012 Line

I’ve mentioned it sporadically, but I love pinterest and have tons of pins and favorites since it’s my ONE source for housing inspirational images (besides having a few magazine pages torn out and stored on random bookshelves).

So it came as a surprise that when I was digging a bit deeper into an image or two that I saved on my Spring Inspiration Board, I found that they were from the same designer, Katie Ermilio.

I went to her website and was completely smitten.  I think I love every garment that she has created, and she has me itching to push the sewing boundaries of my printed patterns and to create them in my own way.

Here are some of my favorites from the Spring 2012 line… and yes it was hard to not post up every single image from here website onto mine!

Peplums make a big appearance in her Sprig 2012 line!  I love the way they’re all different.

The open back is awesome on this dress:

I can’t tell if these are shorts or skorts.  The image on the right looks like a skirt…  What do you think?

I love the designs of these garments, but it’s also the color!, the styling!, and the fabric choices!  They’re all in such perfect harmony.

These colors are just want I want filling my closet: whites, aqua, pinks, peaches, and mustard not to mention the oodles of silk present: chiffon, taffeta, 4-ply crepe, etc.

More lovely peplums:

All that’s going through my mind right now is a Truffle revamp:

I could never pull this off but it’s awesome, no?!

This design looks a little bridesmaid-y to me, but it’s still quite pretty and feminine.

Just a little pop of skin at the lower back.  Isn’t this an intriguing idea to incorporate into a dress.  And more peplum love here too!

This screams Breakfast at Tiffany’s to me.

These cigarette pants could be a modified clover, too.

This is the dress that made me click-through to find out who designed this dress.  I fell in love with the gathered bodice and really, really want to try my hand at something similar once I get a dressform.

More of my favorite bodice rushing, but with cap sleeves aaand an open back to say nothing of the silk fabric.

Okay, so I tried not to gush at each and every image to let you swoon on your own, but I couldn’t help it!  :| I got carried away by  the lovelies.

In reading more about Katie Ermilio, it probably won’t come as a surprise that Katie seemed to have grown up in the fashion business.  Her father owns a custom clothing shop and her grandfather was the personal clothier for Grace Kelly.  Katie’s garments scream simplicity, elegance, and femininity.  It’s a good thing I can’t wear cocktail dresses to work else I’d be in serious trouble.

Which one is your favorite & why?  :)

Ohhh, I nearly forgot.  There’s a whole ‘nother season of pretty garments (Fall 2011) on Katie’s website if you want to see more.

  1. karen / Mar 15 2012

    Those really are some beautiful items, I can see why you love them.

  2. Jo / Mar 15 2012

    Wowsers, these are all stunning (and way beyond my skill level), but maybe someday! I love the colour palette! Too much pretty!

    You mentioned getting a dressform- I’m kind of obsessed with that idea at the moment and I’m scheming to make one this weekend out of paper tape- I guess I’ll let you know how that goes! lol! (It appeals cos it’s not hundreds of dollars and -hopefully- will replicate my body even better than a dressform… fingers crossed!)

    • Liz / Mar 16 2012

      I’d love to hear about your experience with a paper tape dress form. Are you planning on blogging about it?

  3. Freddie / Mar 15 2012

    I love the colours, especially the cerise. I couldn’t even pick a favourite – beautiful shapes!

  4. Tina / Mar 15 2012

    I love the colors! I’m not too hot over the designs–they seem a bit boxy and some look down-right sloppy. But the colors! I love that color is finally making a come back!

    • Liz / Mar 16 2012

      Thanks so much Tina. I love the colors too. And thanks for sharing what you didn’t like about the designs. I never thought of some of them that way…. I’m now taking a second look. :)

      I think it goes without saying I think most clothes looks good on pretty models. heh

  5. Kristen / Mar 16 2012

    Wow, this is really gorgeous work. So stylish and chic, I loved every piece! thanks for sharing this talented designer!

  6. Liz / Mar 16 2012

    Hmmm… You either love it or hate it. :) Thanks for both positive and negative comments. I really do love hearing both sides.

    I was honestly surprised more people didn’t comment and gush about the clothes in this post. So I’m assuming more of the rss readers really didn’t care for it.

    You all seem to agree about the colors. Spring is coming and I love it! I think I’m really much more excited by this spring than in year’s past for some reason.

    Thanks for sharing all of your thoughs.

  7. meredith / Mar 16 2012

    I for one totally love the colors! It’s funny that I already had one or two of these pinned on my palette boards but hadn’t realized they were all the same designer. I’m not too crazy about most of the overall silhouettes, but the smaller peplums are lovely and I adore the cutouts!

  8. Sue C / Mar 16 2012

    Lovely, lovely clothes, but doesn’t that woman ever hold her head up straight?

  9. poppykettle / Mar 17 2012

    I felt the exact same way when I first came across Kate Ermilio’s website – also by clicking on pinterest links! Not only are the designs gorgeous, but I love the simplicity of the colours, shapes and textures. Like you I wouldn’t wear them all personally myself – but all of her designs still bring a smile to myself! I’ll be keeping an eye on her future collections!

  10. Ginger / Mar 20 2012

    Gah!! These are amazing! I love the designs, and the colors– holy cow! That chartreuse is breathtaking! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Natalie / Mar 24 2012

    *jaw drops*
    These are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing, I have a new designer to watch now!

  12. zoeope / Apr 17 2012

    I just love this designer and her design. Almost spot on to what I love in a dress. Simple, elegant no prints. (although I do love a bit of prints but not a lot.) and did I say simple. Lol. Will be making st least two of this soonest. Ps. The peplums are just great. Thanks for sharing.

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