[row_fluid][one_half] [/one_half][one_half] [dropcap custom_class=”normal”]O[/dropcap]K, I just may have been living under a rock, but up until a few days ago I had not heard of the fashion brand Zadig and Voltaire. And get this—there is Zadig & Voltaire store a few towns away from where I live, in a mall! Um what? Seriously where have I been? Perhaps it is because Zadig & Voltaire are a french based company and originated in Europe, but still. I mean wow, I could actually shop at one of their stores and I don’t have to get on a plane? Well sign me up. So in honor of this great, (albeit I may be the only one) discovery, in todays Lookbook Friday we will be looking at the company’s latest collection which is described as “Arty, Rock and Gipsy”. This brand and this collection are youthful but it is not quite as youthful as say the look-book I featured from Wild Fox a couple of weeks ago. It is also not too minimalist or edgy, the pieces are approachable yet a bit quirky. We are not seeing super boxy cuts, nor uber body con silhouettes. This collection embraces a happy chic middle of the road fashion forward vibe. Slouchy tops, tapered yet relax fit trousers, shorts that are short but are not hot pants. Boxy and flouncy mini skirts, maxi skirts and drapey dresses that could double as cover ups lend a vaguely hippy element to the looks. While the simple tees and unfettered cuts give the line it’s sporty feel. I love this[/one_half][/row_fluid]
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”][/dropcap]balance of semi preppy pieces mixed with the more bohemian elements—If Anthropologie and J Crew had twins they would name one Zadig and the other one Voltaire. With an occasion appearance of rock inspired pieces like the metallic pants and the leather tee, this line more then embodies the description of “Arty, Rock and Gipsy”. And if you want to know if there is a Zadig & Voltaire near you, be sure to check out their website at ZadigandVoltaire.com and I for one can’t wait to visit one of their stores!