Sunday, February 24, 2008

erica tanov

Spring 2008 Collection soft off-whites and Dresden blues (crocheted & feminine)

Spring 2008 silk floral dress above looks like it could float

A previous season's look - always about texture and soft colors (this one a little gamine)

Last weekend the Chronicle ran a piece on local designers and one of my favorites is Erica Tanov who has a store on Fourth Street in Berkeley, Fillmore Street in San Francisco and a third store on Elizabeth Street in NYC. She is pictured above in her studio in Berkeley. Her eye for vintage buttons and silk slips cut on the bias and her mix & match approach appeals to me. It's that sort of playing dress-up clothing that allows you to buy a few pieces each season to add to your collection, use them with your own vintage finds and jazz up staples from less exotic labels.

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