Bold statement prints and embellishments, beautiful feminine cuts, trendy textures, classic and timeless designs–all this describes my new favorite collection by Kate Dioneda. If all my style personas went shopping together, they could all easily find the right piece to create the perfect look thanks to this web boutique. Kate Dioneda is a newly launched online store that ships anywhere. But it’s more than just another webshop stocked with clothes; it’s a concept that is created by a designer who understands that women have multiple sides and enjoy portraying them through their clothing.
The site reads, “It is fashion and you… and your ‘other’ you,” and in many ways I agree with this. While no woman is solely her sense of style, we do use fashion as means of expressing and communicating how we want to feel and the “type” of woman we want to be perceived as. Personally, I love looks that merge the essence of femininity with the strength of a woman. Thus, it was no surprise to me that I connected with the designer’s mindset and fell in love with the clothing. The clothes allow you to live simultaneously within the stylistic realm of total feminine and boldly edgy–thus creating the feminine edge. As someone who often can’t decide what kind of woman I want to be on any day, I often opt for styles that let me exhibit both my “sides.” I believe a lot of women can relate, as many seek out clothes that make a statement without compromising their feminine charm.
There is a flow and unity to the collection that makes it easy to envision oneself in them. They seem to tell a story. It’s a story about a multifaceted woman who doesn’t let any part of her dominate. Each piece adds to the story, while telling its own personal tale in the process. I’ve yet to see a collection that looked so unified but catered to so many different types of styles. Rock, punk, retro, glam, classic, modern, whatever your style preference, Kate Dioneda has managed to create pieces that can be distinctly worked into various wardrobes.
What’s more, this online boutique is made-to-order. In an age of mass production and low quality fashion, it’s lovely to find a designer that still believes in the personal touch and bringing customers the highest quality.
I want to own this entire collection. It speaks to me as woman–a fashionably diverse woman.
■ Composition No. 1 ■
shirt ■ Half Sleeves White Crop Top
Half sleeves and a feminine jewel neckline adds an unexpected modern edge and a sultry dimension to this fitting, cotton-stretch white crop top for that all season pairing piece.
skirt ■ Center Zip Faux Leather Black Mini Skirt
Walk with attitude in this edgy, thigh-skimming black faux leather mini skirt styled with slant front pockets, exposed front center zip, and a straight hem with exposed zippers at the leg lines.
■ Composition No. 4 ■
outer ■ Black Sequin Power Shoulder Blazer
Make the ultimate fashion statement with this stunning, head-turning piece that also reveals one’s sublime femininity. Unrestrained embellishment of iridescent sequins was used to make this tailor-cut power-shoulder jacket with long sleeves, slim lapels and hip falling hem. This evening-ready blazer is perfect to finish off any party outfit.
top ■ Sleeveless Chiffon Wrap Blouse
A delicate, lightweight, sheer chiffon sleeveless wrap blouse, designed with a dramatic plunging neckline detail for that glam, party vibe, pure elegance, or that uber-feminine look.
bottom ■ Black Sequin Mini Shorts
Nothing speaks show-stopper than this sparkling black, paillette-covered mini shorts for that amazing party-season looks.
■ Composition No. 5 ■
top ■ Lattice Lace Crop Top
Radiate chic in this crop top featuring a beautifully woven black lattice and floral overlay detailing, on a cream-color underlayer that is styled with half sleeves, boat neckline and powernet lining.
skirt ■ Lattice Long Lace Skirt
A chic, floor-length hem lace skirt with black lattice and floral overlay details on a cream underlayer styled with a powernet full lining.
The online shop has a number of other looks that I adore as well as beautiful pieces, so I highly recommend giving it a visit. You can also learn more about the collection and designer via the links below.