Maui’s popular boutique Enchantress carries feminine apparel fit for a sparkling woman. Upon entering the boutique during my vacation last week, my attention was enraptured by a gown by designer Ema Savahl.
Lycra mesh paired with hand-made floral detail make an unexpectedly exquisite garment. “Pattern, dimension, and texture”* compose each artistic gown. Her work is defined as being focused on “color, and composition; it’s expressly wearable art and without limitations”.
I was drawn to this peach colored gown with complementing flowers and Swarovski crystal detail...
The Maui Enchantress boutique carries evening and wedding gowns that portray not only artistic expression but of flirty and mystical appeal. Instead of seeing tradition bead work and conservative silhouettes, Ema Savahl apparel appears to be crafted from the sea. Her designs feature form-fitting skin-bearing shapes fit for a mermaid. The garments are composed of fabric whose weight reflects a gown dripping with water.
For further information and visual stimulation visit http://www.emasavahl.com/.
Basix II is another label worth noting. Young silhouettes are made elegant with rich bead work and detail. The feminine figure is the focus in each gown.
During my Hawaiian shopping excursion, I came across a black cocktail dress with turquoise and sea blue bead detailing along the neckline--the rich detail clustered like shells on a sea shore.
Though I could not find an image of this treasure, I found some other tastefully bejeweled gowns...
Reminiscent of the sun’s rays sparkling on the ocean’s surface
A vision of sand scattered across this floor length dress
Ema Savahl and Basix II both remind me of oceanic apparel through their feminine, form-fitting silhouettes and flirty detailing. The New York Times Thursday Style section also encourages its readers to “Think Beach, Without Water” in its June 24th issue.
While form-fitting attire is always sexy, so too are the shapes of loose, draping apparel. According to NYT “long and loose is back”**.
Make the beach your inspiration this summer. You have so many options to choose from—including tight and loose silhouettes, refreshing colors (refer to FF’s last post), and flirty fabrics.