Pretty: More Classic than Black

by jennine on August 14, 2008

Pretty never goes out of style. Fashion is just one of the many tools women use to feel pretty. If there was a Fashion Manifesto, pretty could well be written as one of the main points. It’s safe to say that the recent obsessions with pretty flowers, ruffles and lace is more a renaissance of feminine beauty rather than a passing trend. Designers like Pamela Thompson will tell you that everything in fashion happens in cycles anyway, so sticking to what you love is the best way to develop your own style. Since being introduced to vintage clothing in high school and experiencing the 90′s New York club scene, you can see the influences in her collections, part classic beauty, part party girl.

What’s even more interesting about Ms. Thompson’s work is her approach to fashion design. In an industry notorious for elitism, she approaches fashion with kindness and sharing, freely giving inspiring fashion designers tips on becoming a designer and sharing her experiences designing for Betsy Johnson, Heatherette and Anna Sui.

You can find her collection on Ravenstyle & Couture Candy. I hope to see more soon!

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{ 9 comments }

anamaggie August 14, 2008 at 7:09 am

i love these dresses!!!

i am constantly mixing pretty with different styles!
definitely girly is a staple for me!

Beka August 14, 2008 at 8:50 am

I love the blue look! So incredibly cute and whimsical. Thanks for posting!

(I secretly want to style my hair like the model’s hair.)

WendyB August 14, 2008 at 10:41 am

Pretty is the new edgy :-)

SwanDiamondRose August 14, 2008 at 11:37 am

her interview is great. but scary. so much hard work. i believe it. i can’t believe i even have any friends left with the amount of time i work. scary.

jennine August 14, 2008 at 11:47 am

i’m trying to reintegrate girly… it is lovely..

@beka, i think you would look great with big bouncy curls!

@wendy.. yep, it’s lookin that way…
@swan, it’s a scary thing to spend all that time working, but it seems to be a reccuring thread with successful people… ikks

The Steel Crew August 14, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Aaaaaaaawwww I like how she just does what she wants to do and still tries not to be a fashion snob. How ladylike.

ruby August 15, 2008 at 7:28 am

You can totally see the influences of her previous employees come through in her designs. I love the look -

Cammila August 15, 2008 at 9:27 pm

THIS is what makes me really truly covet. I can’t just enjoy the beauty of these — I want to BE them!

Sandra August 16, 2008 at 11:58 am

Oh my! Delightfully girly and vintagey. My favorite combo.

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