Picking up energy for the holiday season and pleased with the growing mound of exciting art and writing projects coming my way, I knew the search for the perfect piece to refresh my much neglected blog was over upon spotting this gathered white top by young Spanish designer Anjara Garcia. Garbled speech, racing pulse, clumsy steps. All the signs that indicate a major design crush.
Though it wouldn’t sit properly over my (let’s be honest) curvaceous bosom unless worn a size too large, I can still admire it for the fine bead work and its well hidden breast pockets (which I can’t see, but they’re supposedly there). Garcia designs for confident Mediterranean women in touch with their femininity and what she calls “subtle sensuality.” This top falls in step.
But it’s the back I really love—evoking Elizabethan court wear, flannel pajamas, and egg whites. “A happy emulsion,” to borrow from a friend. It would be the perfect festive top to wear to a friend’s jubilee party, paired with skinny dark green or blue velvet pants, a thin chain necklace, and a giant paste ring.