French Cars and Grosgrain

Have you seen the Orla Kiely Citroën that Susie was chauffeured around in during London Fashion Week? More pics from Susie’s travels here–including her fox mask and Mulberry goodie bag (I am trying to just breathe through the envy about that part–yes, I’m more enthralled by a fox mask and a purse than a fancy new designer car–WTF is wrong with me???).

I’m not really a modern car person–aside from the… errr… reliability factor that is often spotty in the old cars I adore. I’ve daydreamed for years about owning a gorgeous, shiny, teardrop-shaped Citroën DS (late 1950s or 1960s DS21 or DS23, please), but I suppose if you are going to have modern car–it might as well be a tricked out Orla Kiely Citroën.

More than her cars, I love Orla Kiely’s clothing and accessories. Her new collection is so beautiful! I love the colors and details. This electric amber (electric honey mustard?) silk/linen is pretty dreamy. I also love the grosgrain ribbon trim and contrast knitwear with gold and white buttons. Everything, really! The shapes are all so flattering.

Here are my favorite looks from the 2011 Orla Kiely Spring/Summer Collection:

all images courtesy of Orla Kiely

5 Responses to “French Cars and Grosgrain”
  1. Amy Wing says:

    I love EVERY one of the pictures you posted! I love that first one, and I’m not sure I could pull off the color, but I am drawn to it none the less.

  2. hannah says:

    man oh man do I want EVERYTHING!

  3. Colleen says:

    Orla Kiely’s clothes are so cute. I’m with you as far as loving the Mulberry handbag over the car. Desire for everything Mulberry is keeping me up at night right now! Why does it have to be so awesome?!

  4. Jen McCabe says:

    Amy–I’m not sure I could pull it off either, but I’d be willing to try! :)

    Hannah–Yeeeeees, madame.

    Colleen–Oh, the pining!

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