Embrace Your Inner Nixon

Jun 15, 2010

When you think of First Ladies with style, you probably think of Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama.  If you’re really into European politics, you might toss in Carla Bruni for good measure.  But when asked to think beyond the obvious selections to come up with some other political fashionistas, few (if any) of us would toss out Pat Nixon‘s name.  Except fashion designer Chris Benz.

Inspired by mid-century style and Pat Nixon’s sense of fashion, Benz created a resort collection that is simply to die for.  The pieces are bohemian meets structured chic, and they are lust-worthy.  They are also impossibly expensive, but since I’m still hoping my sugar daddy will miraculously appear, so a girl can dream.

This dress would be perfect for a woman with a small bust and larger hips, which just happens to describe my body type.  Imagine that?  I also really love the combination pale blue, shimmering white and copper.  It’s a soft and modern color palette that would work on many skin tones.

Look for Nicole Richie to show up in this dress on a red carpet soon.  The breezy, flowing silhouette is very bohemian, however, I’m not sure how the higher waist line would look on a woman who actually eats more than 1,200 calories per day.  That being said, the mix of black, white and blush is one of my favorite color palettes.

At first glance, this look is just basic black.  But if you look closer you’ll notice the way that Benz used texture and proportion to create a look that is far beyond basic.  The styling of this outfit is also making me think that maybe I need a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer’s and some ankle cuff sandals.

Next to the satin gown with yellow trim, this look is my favorite.  I love the way the drapey top just skims the body.  And with its elbow length sleeve and obi cinched waist, this dress would be flattering on a number of different figures.  If anyone out there is feeling generous, feel free to send me a little present (*wink*).

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  1. Jill says:

    Gorgeous. And I love the model’s hair with those dresses.

  2. KLo says:

    I love that first dress. If only it would fit my body type …

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