Spring Preview- Day Two at Curve

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Day two at Curve can be summed up in a few words- chic, soft, and subtly sexy.  Blush tones and beautiful shapes from some old friends as well as some new standouts made the harsh lighting and sub-par coffee at the convention center bearable.

While Zinke and Ari Dein never disappoint, it was a real joy to preview their stunning SS13 collections. Ari has updated her Boutique Hotel Chemise in a gorgeous emerald color and Zinke is successfully establishing itself as a go-to for chic bohemians. Monaco-based newcomer Minuit Douze was another one of the show’s highlights for me. The young line is created with the traveling woman in mind- and if the look-book is any indication of where you’ll go in these pieces, I’m totally on board.

Here’s to a great day two…

Ari Dein

Having watched Ari launch her line a few years ago, I feel a strange mixture of pride and awe when I watch her unveil collection after collection with growing grace and confidence.  SS13 brings a new sultriness to some beloved classics – a sheer lace back, a strategically-placed cutout, a cheeky scalloped edge.  Could it be that baby’s all grown up?


Minuit Douze

Perhaps it as the amazing purr with which her French accent pronounced the word “frou frou”, or the sun-soaked European jaunt depicted in the lookbook, but never have I quite ached to be French and clad in glamorous underthings as much as I did after spending a half hour with Marketing Director Marielle Tortorelli.  This young line has a story to tell and we’re listening.



In a sea of embellishment (and often in the lingerie world, bows), seeing the Zinke line at the end of a long day at Curve is like a deep breath of pure mountain air.  This season’s collection relies on clean, confident cuts and mesmerizing color, resulting in a lineup that’s ethereal while still being effortlessly wearable.