Fabled Dream










A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to preview my friend Caycee Black's S/S 2011 collection. In a word, it is GORGEOUS. I've always admired Caycee's prints (which she designs herself) but I think this might be my favorite season yet. The colors are incredible, the fabrics luxurious, and as always, there's a touch of humor and whimsy to everything. Instead of relying on my janky old camera for snaps, I thought I'd share with you a few of my very favorite shots from her lookbook (the whole of which can be viewed here.) It's all perfectly dreamy and hazy, and was shot in Texas on and around her family's ranch, which is apparently some sort of museum of great mid-century taste!

I also thought it would be fun to ask Caycee a few quick questions, outside of the standard "where do you get your inspiration" kind of stuff. I'd kinda maybe like to make this into a more regular feature, so let me know what you think! Anyways, here are Five Questions for Caycee Black:

What was your favorite outfit in high school?
Ahhh my favorite outfit in high school was my pale blue plaid kilt that I wore with a cream baby tee and shrunken blue cardi. I paired that with cream knee socks and my platform short boots. I wanted to be Liv Tyler really badly. On a casual day I'd go with the chucks instead that had my boyfriend's initials Sharpied on them!

What fictional character has your favorite style?
This is a great question...probably a mix of Wednesday Adams, Nora from the Thin Man film series in the 30's and Polly Magoo in Qui êtes-vous, Polly Magoo?

If money was no object, what's one item you would buy?

This is hard...hmmm I would go with an apartment. Rent just always gets in the way.

What's the best item you've bought for less than $20?
I have a little crop top from the 1930's that's plaid which I'm pretty proud of finding.

(Wild Card!) What's something you miss abut Texas that you can't find here in New York?
First would be my Texas thrift stores, riding horses, and the way time just passes slower there.

Thanks Caycee!! You can also check out my photos of Caycee's Fall lookbook shoot here, and see me in BUST Magazine wearing a cozy Caycee Black sweater right here!


zbs said...

Polly Magoo!

Misanthropic Pulp said...

Awesome designs, really cool...

SoOhCliché said...

Very inspiring - lovely clothes - lovely pictures.

A Little Brighter said...

Love this! Very inspiring and the clothes are amazing! Gsh I miss Texas thrift stores too and I only visited for a few days!

Ayesha x

Justyna said...

the dresses are gorgeous but the photography is out of this world! so eerily romantic!



Milly said...

Such inspiring clothes, I particularly like the backless jumpsuit, the pictures make me think of Summer x

Zoë said...

I'd only heard of Polly Magoo last week and it crops up here, life is full of coincidences sometimes!

I'm loving the photos for this. How they're in domestic and outdoorsy settings. Places where you'd actually where the stuff.