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delpozo resort 2017

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Dear Mode readers, it is my sincere privilege to introduce you to one of my new favorite designers. I present… Delpozo. In 2012, Josep Font took over the 42-year-old Spanish fashion house to revamp the brand and has been churning out dreamy, voluminous creations ever since. His training in architecture is apparent in the over-exaggerated pleats, wide sleeves, and three-dimensional colorblocking of the label’s first resort collection.

Stars and stripes dance across structured separates. Font uses pattern and texture to emphasize shape, yet still maintains a minimalist aesthetic with clean, defined silhouettes. I’m crazy about the sequin stars that add a hint of sparkle to pointed collars, bags, and skirts. There’s a restrained whimsicality to Font’s designs, a quirkiness that is channeled into something eccentric and effortless. Follow the jump to fall in love with my favorite looks from the Resort 2017 collection and to read about Font’s designs, background, and inspiration in his own words.

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what’s in my bag?

What's in my Bag?

Good morning, readers! I’ve never done a “what’s in my bag?” post before, and since love to get a glimpse into people’s handbags, apartments, and workspaces (i.e. lives), I thought it might be fun to share the contents of my little crossbody with you today. A bag is comparable to a car or a house; it’s an extension of oneself, a functional space that intentionally and unintentionally paints a portrait of its owner. Why are HGTV shows and sites like The Coveteur or Into The Gloss so popular? They provide avenues for us to connect with others. They fulfill our curiosity. They give us ideas.

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letting things go

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It was during my freshman year of college that I found solace in fashion. Even though I drove home almost every weekend, I felt isolated and unhappy. I had no interest in my classes; I had only one friend at school whom I saw infrequently; I had nothing in common with my roommate and so we did not speak. I was still terrified of the city and never explored. It was a lonely time, and when I was not in class or doing homework, I found myself sitting in the café section of Borders poring over fashion magazines.

At Borders (RIP!), I did more than browse; I consumed. I bought dozens of magazines that I lugged back to my dorm room, flicking through them with a hunger for art, color, and excitement. I would spend hours looking at photographs of the runway shows on Style.com, and would feel elated when I recognized those clothes in editorials. Fashion magazines were bibles, gateways to a world in which I desperately wanted to take part. I collected them as tokens of my dedication to fashion. They were a record of my growth, of who I had become and (hopefully) where I was going. For years, I have kept those magazines on bookshelves, on nightstands, in cabinets, in boxes, in closets. But last week, I made a decision. I hauled out all of my magazines and stacked them up—three, maybe four hundred glossies, some that have been with me since high school—and, with my generous mother’s help, I threw them away. Happily.

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10 must-have iphone cases

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Dying to doll up your iPhone 6/6s? Cute doesn’t even begin to cover these cheeky designs. From cats to cookies to colorful cleaning products, the latest crop of cases will make you smile every time you check social media. The oversized accessories probably won’t fit in the back pocket of your jeans, but silicone and PVC materials lend traction and a soft grip to your trusty handheld device. That’s a win-win in my book.

(Clockwise, from top left: Skinnydip London / Valfré / Stella McCartney / Lulu Guiness / ban.do / Moschino / lolli / Kate Spade New York / Valfré / Tory Burch)

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