Prepare to indulge in decadent details, bundles of roses and chilled glasses of Rosé – because the Lela Rose Resort 2018 presentation is actual garden party goals.
While many credit classic cities like Paris and Florence for their great beauty, Lela Rose is certainly making a strong case for the city of New York.
Season after season, she unveils her beautiful new creations all over town – making NYC the unsung star of the show.
And so, when it came time to present the Lela Rose Resort 2018 Collection, certainly no average runway show would do. Nope. No Pier 59 for this gal!
INSTEAD – models and guests enjoyed a decadent garden party at Jefferson Market. Complete with bouquets of roses, trays of chilled Rosé and even custom Lela Rose bubbles (standard). It was the quintessential, Pinterest-approved garden party. And, really, who isn’t in the mood for a garden party? I know I am!
Blowing Bubbles All the Way….
(I challenge you to name that reference *wink*)
Garden Party Goals at Lela Rose
In the garden, Lela Rose designs are right at home. Her signature finesse is equal parts romance and decadence, like a modern day fairy tale tucked inside the urban jungle that is New York City.
This June, the Lela Rose Resort 2018 presentation opened the next chapter in her ever evolving story. What was in store for the newest season? Roses…in all forms. From ice cold glasses of Rosé to rose tones, prints and colorful bouquets decorating the landscape and spilling out of handbags.
After gushing with you over the Lela Rose Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 collections, it seemed like an absolute MUST to celebrate the Resort collection together. It’s all so perfectly Instagram and honestly – I wish we could all sit in a garden, sipping on a chilled Rosé while taking it all in. Wouldn’t that be the dream?
Well, at the very least we can continue our tradition of ooh-ing and ahh-ing over Lela Rose with beautiful images of her beautiful presentation. After all, she truly is the hostess with the mostess.
Perfect garden party details aside, fashion wise – the Lela Resort 2018 collection absolutely did not disappoint. Continuing her reign on prim details, collars were embellished, skirts were embroidered and ribbons tied everything perfectly together.
An Interesting Spin on Inspiration
Personally, when I think about Lela Rose designs – I think of classic, ladylike glamour. No doubt, the very last thing that enters my mind would be a tattoo.
And so, I found it particularly interesting that beautifully textured and floral embroidered fabrics were inspired by none other than….tattoos. I guess that’s a flare of urban New York among the beautiful landscape that is Lela Rose in a nutshell.
She also made a push for the bucket hat – which excites me endlessly because I’m never one to be bored by a hat. I also happen to think the world would be much better if hats became standard everyday attire again. No, not ball caps. Hats. Real, beautiful, elegant HATS! What if we all stopped dry shampooing our hair every day…in favor of wearing hats?
(Seriously getting excited by the idea and need to move on. So, yes. Onto the Lela Rose Resort 2018 collection…that includes hats.)
A Mixed Drink Color Palette
In addition to the Rosé and Champagne color palette, the collection also veers in the direction of Merlot.
Which I find very enjoyable. What can I say? I’m a sucker for rich berry tones and the striking full-length, lace gown might very well be my FAVORITE look of the entire collection.
It’s romantic, with a boost of drama and steers the Lela Rose Resort 2018 collection into more evening wear attire. Thus far, the Lela Rose aesthetic has been very ‘daytime’ and a darker gown intrigues me for seasons ahead. Seriously, the sky is the limit there…
Forever Loving The Secret Garden
In addition to the exquisite designs and garden party goals, the Lela Rose Resort 2018 presentation gives off classic secret garden vibes that take me straight back to my childhood.
Growing up, I watched The Secret Garden again…and again. Then, I’d put my wild imagination to use and pretend I was none other than Mary Lennox herself and discovered a hidden key that unlocked my very own private secret garden in my backyard. On one hand, imaginary games seem kind of silly to me now…on another hand, I’m suddenly itching to queue up HBO – who currently has The Secret Garden available on demand.
Evening plans? Sorted!
No doubt, the Resort 2018 collection continues Lela Rose’s winning streak. Gal is on fire! Truly cannot wait to see what’s hanging up her sleeve for the spring collection in September. I’m adding that to the already LONG list of reasons to look forward to New York Fashion Week.
If you’re looking for more Insta-life beauty from Lela Rose, you really should head over to her website. She’s got prim, ladylike details covered – from ready-to-wear, to bridal and even to tablescapes. (Sandra Lee would be PROUD!)
Also…in case you missed them the first time around, I do invite you to look back at my Lela Rose Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 posts for more beautiful occasionwear from the ultimate hostess. Generally, if ever you’re looking for ideas for your next hostess gig, taking note of what Lela Rose is doing would be a great place to start.
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