7.09.2009

La Tribu Branchée

Khaki is not meant to be chic. It’s a color that instantly makes you think of muddy treks across dry, sand-covered saharas. Of wide-open spaces populated by mosquitoes and other creepy-crawlies. Of excursions through caves and shrub-covered plains. But no, Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, the design duo dynamos behind Vena Cava, refuse to accept such a fate for the kitschy khaki. They decline to welcome such thoughts. Instead, they have taken the color under their wing in the hopes of turning it into something more sophisticated, as illustrated by way of the Printed Khaki DressGap coupons.

Typically with such a frock, you would need a statement necklace to add a slice of sophistication and glitz to the neutral-toned wonder. So is not the case with the Printed Khaki Dress, as wrapped about the neckline is an ebony-hued tribal design that adds a sense of drama to the simple silhouette. Reminiscent of a built-in coal-colored shawl, the end result is an ensemble that is slinky yet inky.

The elasticized waist cinches the free-falling finery in the same matter as would a belt, which provides a splendrous bit of ruching that is fashionable yet fun; while the short sleeves make this a bit that would look divine worn either day or night.

Slip on a pair of flat, open-toed sandals; yank your hair out of its tight chignon to let it fall cheekily about your shoulders; and let yourself go. After all, don’t you want to be a member of la tribu branchée – or, in more simple terms, the trendy tribe?








Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Gap for the pictures.
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27 comments

Momisodes said...

I like it.

But I REALLY love those sandals. Love them.

Kristin said...

oooooooooooo, tres chic. Lovely dress!!

DaisyChain said...

I love it

mosey said...

ooo wah! this dress is awesome.

Little Red said...

Ooh, very pretty dress!

jayne said...

i love when GAP ups the ante, I need this dress stat

Nikolett said...

Wow, what an amazing dress ... but I really love those sandals she's wearing the most! And I'll admit it ... I love khaki-beige coloured items, especially for work. Fashion victim! Haha.

Diane said...

that dress is SO PRETTY! so my style! i love it!!!

ana said...

It's amazing :) and the sandals too!!

Sherin said...

I can see myself now: in that dress, exploring caves. Perfection

fashiongrail said...

Adorable! Love it when a dress can be casual or dressier.

Couture Carrie said...

Wow, I can't believe that fab dress is from The Gap! Fantastic details!

xoxox,
CC

Gladys Lopez said...

The day I saw that dress at Gap, I ran over there to see it up close! It's a neat-o dress! :D

Gladys Lopez said...

The day I saw that dress at Gap, I ran over there to see it up close! It's a neat-o dress! :D

archivingfashion said...

So chic! The simple pieces are always the best - this one is so unfussy, yet practical and cute...great find!

The Anthology said...

So funny that you don't think of khaki as chic because I am the exact opposite. I just loooove its preppy appeal.

Especially in this GAP dress and in this one: http://www.the-anthology.com/2009/03/vancouver-street-style-2/ (which Liv styled so beautifully).

Keith said...

I probably wear way too much khaki.

Delectable Swank said...

I adore this dress! I used to wear a lot of khaki back in the day but I kind of dropped off it for a while. I definitely like how this looks with those flats.

Eda said...

I don't know why this dress makes me think about Pocahontas.

Amelia said...

Wow, this is so cool! I can't believe it's Gap. I adore the print on the neckline.

FabBlab said...

I think khaki looks sophisticated. Also, this dress is adorable. It exactly something I can imagine Serena Van Der Woodsen wearing.
Hahah today in Bio class, the teacher was talking about veins in the body and was one was called Vena Cava. I laughed so hard, I nearly died.
Yeah, randomness thy name is Arushi.

Lovely post :)
XO
A*
http://www.FabBlab.blogspot.com

FabBlab said...

I think khaki looks sophisticated. Also, this dress is adorable. It exactly something I can imagine Serena Van Der Woodsen wearing.
Hahah today in Bio class, the teacher was talking about veins in the body and was one was called Vena Cava. I laughed so hard, I nearly died.
Yeah, randomness thy name is Arushi.

Lovely post :)
XO
A*
http://www.FabBlab.blogspot.com

Clarity said...

Safari meets couture. I would wear it but with a long floaty drapy skirt, you know, something the bushes and jungle can snag on to.

The Haute-Shopper said...

I'm definitely one of those who associates khaki with more outdoorsey stuff, so I really loved seeing a different side of it. Great dress and definitely suitable for even more formal occasions! Love the color as well :)

The Pink Tutu said...

I think this is very chic. I am loving the sandals as well. Have a very happy Friday!

Little Bow Prep said...

Cool dress!

Apt. #34 said...

totally been coveting these!

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