dear dear creatures!
I could write around 274 missives of unconditional adoration to Dear Creatures, I really could. They could take various forms — on the one hand, laden with slang of the internetz, emoticons and cute cat photos (they’re obsessed with cute cats over there at HQ). On the other, there would be handwriting, perhaps with some French words from my extremely limited vocabulary sprinkled in. Of course, then I’d need to incorporate lyrics from yé-yé songs and titles from the Anna Karina oeuvre sprinkled in. This might work as much of their beautiful work has been heavily influenced by the 60s and the French New Wave, which is just one of the the gazillion and one reasons I’m so enamored of them.
But, lucky for me, I don’t have to resort to such drastic measures, as I try as much as possible to gush and express my gratitude on a regular basis; Bianca and Rob (DC’s founders and designers) are family. I don’t underestimate the good fortune that befalls me from not only having half my wardrobe (for serious, as I wear it at least once/week and dare not embark on voyages without it) furnished by the whimsical stuff of their imaginations, but being privileged to know them as people.
Individually, and as a force-of-nature couple (they are to be married soon!), Bianca and Rob are some of the most adorable, generous, industrious, visionary, inspiriting, simply wonderful people that I know. I could go on and on but there are sites for that.
Photo by Yudi Ela Echevarria
Their designs are imbued with a deep sense of dreamy nostalgia for things they love from times past, skillfully intertwined with freshness and forward thinking style. It seems the LA fashion powers that be agree, as they were recently part of the crop of featured designers at Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion in LA. Besides the aforementioned sweetness, past collections have been influenced by the playful art of Mary Blair and Alexander Girard, Valley of the Dolls, 60s girl scouts, and Nancy Drew novels. Their clothes are pure joy. And they bring me pure joy!
The lookbook for their pretty pretty Spring 2012 collection has just been posted to their site, so go check it out! I can’t wait to get my little hands on some of these beauties!
Above three photos by Yudi Ela Echevarria (<3<3<3)
Dear Creatures is just so aptly named, is it not?
Whoops, I think I wrote a love letter anyway. Annnnnnd more from DC to come!