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Friday, July 16, 2010

Ports 1961

A couple weeks ago I was invited to a press event for their Pre-Spring collection at the store Ports 1961 on Melrose Place. I dont normally attend that type of thing, but I was familiar with the brand and it was a chance to see my good friend Kim, who works in Public Relations. I had met her when I interned at Chip & Pepper denim and that was over a year ago, so of course I had go.
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The store is incredibly beautiful. As you might imagine, there really is a big difference from seeing the clothes on the runway/in photos and then actually holding them in your hands. Tia Cibani, the creative director at Ports, is pretty much a genius. She uses materials from all around the world and the pre-spring collection is travel inspired for the girl on the go.
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There were so many beautifully constructed leather pieces, as shown above and below.
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Cibani also creates stunning variations on the little black dress.
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Kim is holding a rose colored ribbon thing, and it turns out that its actually a scarf. It was so incredible I had to buy it. Ill show more later.
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I loved this silk pattern on a couple of the garments.
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These flats were made out of the strangest and best material Ive seen.
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The designer also likes to take simple things, like the plain white tee, and add little details that make it unexpected and refreshing.
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The event also had live models showcasing some of the pieces. These were just a few shown. (Peek the back metal detailing of the black leather dress. So fantastic.)

In short, everything was beautifully executed and meticulously designed. I am in love with Ports 1961. Thanks for inviting me Kim and so nice to see you again! Check out more here and here.

37 comments :

lächelndes Mädchen said...

so beautiful...

chicmistry said...

must check then out NOW!

Lauxafarian Fashion said...

I like that neck piece and flats and ofcourse nude leather jacket is fab!!

Love

Ploy Henderson said...

wow everything just looks so pretty

Juliet said...

These pieces look just stunning, you're a lucky girl!

juliet xxx

Isabelle said...

woah i just drooled

be.aoi said...

Woow! love these shots!

Rheanne said...

love the shoes in the pictures on this post ♥

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Not a Paper Cup said...

wow...I love the shoes!!

filthy g said...

beautiful stuff, love the fabrics

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow! Gorgeous stuff :D
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s. said...

likelikelike this, shoes especially.
it looks like it was lovely...

Hannah said...

wow that place looks fab!


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xx

Elizabeth said...

Wow... Everything is stunning!
You're one lucky lady.

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Caddy said...

The clothes are gorgeous and the lighting is great! Thanks for sharing this!

Mallory said...

Wow! What a great store! Everything looks great, that scarf is so interesting!

rosanguyen said...

I love how everything is organised and displayed, wondrously colour coordinated.

Also that rose ribbon scarf, AMAZING! Please do post more of that!

Kiki said...

What an amazing experience!

Shelby said...

your such a lucky girlie!

Fashion Intel said...

Kim is the bomb.

*rachelwears said...

yummmmy! these photos are gorgeous, i'm jealous! (:

Marika said...

I love the colors of that clothes
really soft and lovely!!


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we will go to London said...

wow, everything looks so beautiful! you've been very lucky of being there!

we will go to London said...

wow, everything looks so beautiful! you've been very lucky of being there!

The Runaway Dress said...

Lovely collection, everything looks so elegant.

Elli-chan said...

great things!

Sophia said...

those shoes are so killer!! i covet..

franca maisha said...

wonderful! the clothes look awesome! xx

Christina said...

That's such a cool scarf you picked up! I love the red and black shoes!!
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Laura said...

Amazing!!! Such beautifully constructed clothing!!!

adele said...

beautiful collection!
xx

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The Fall said...

loving the colour pallets and the texures they use

Fatiha Faulzi said...

Incredible collection. I love the scarf!

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Kim said...

Minnie you are the best! You are welcome anytime.

enterrement de vie de jeune fille Paris said...

Très belle collection, j'adore les chaussures elles sont fabuleuses.

Séréna

Bonnie said...

gorgeous! gorgeous! gorgeous! I must have that embellished clutch immediately!!!

Jacqueline said...

Ports has such beautiful clothing, and oh my what a beautiful light and airy store. I cant wait to check it out on my next visit to CA!