The dreamy color palette and fantastical prints of Miss Patina are undoubtedly two parts of the brand that make them so special… I can’t get enough of the soft pastels intermixed with the dark, rich neutrals that bring 1950s London to mind. And don’t even get me started with their amazing summer collection sea shells and mer-cat motif! There are so many things about this brand that move me but I would have to say what inspires me most when looking through their Spring Summer 2016 look book, are their iconically tailored cuts and silhouettes. For me, a great print is only just that. To be fully inspired by a piece of clothing it has to tell me a story first with its shape. That is exactly what draws me in to vintage clothing and so naturally it’s what I’m always looking for with vintage-inspired fashions as well.
Needless to say, Miss Patina does this effortlessly. And best of all I spot silhouettes from several different decades that I personally LOVE, including a 1930s boat-neck with a tie and a 1960s-esque mock-neck mini dress (my personal favorite). Congratulations Miss Patina, you have captured my heart with your understated elegance, iconic silhouettes and your boldness in imagining a world where a cat could live under-water and actually getaway with it. *heart eyes and tears for the rest of my existence*
Here are a few of my favorite looks, but click here for the full spread.
P.S. Did I mention they have a Miss Patina Cat Lover’s Community? Yep. Dead.