ECiG: Gina Michele

From English Lit. grad to super-designer, Gina Michele is well on her way to being well-known, world-’round. She started by chopping up fabric for her Barbie’s clothes, and now spends time dabbling in eco-friendly fabrics, feminine sheaths and deliciously draping in NYC.

I discovered her on Smashing Darling a couple weeks ago, and was stunned by the simple complexity of her pieces. There aren’t loud patterns bounding this way and that; but the shapes, the details, and the fit of these pieces are all you’d really need from a dress in the first place, so the rest of that crap… just doesn’t matter.

My favorite piece starts off the set (you know about my love affair with pockets):

As usual, click to buy. You’ll ne pleased to see that everything is under $120 here, and most of it is eco-friendly with recycled silk pieces.

Gina Michele’s Website
Gina Michele on Luv Charlie
Smashing Darling Profile & Boutique

xoxo.

  • Sal

    ALL adorable, but I agree: The pocket dress is tops!

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  • All such lovely dresses–I’m drooling.

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  • jfount

    OH MY GOD I want that first one SO MUCH I could almost cry!! Haha, it’s too, too gorgeous. Good catch!

  • Those first three are definitely my favorites. The dark blue one is so dramatic!

  • Thanks for the entertaining read! Alright playtime is over and back to school work.

  • Liz

    I ordered from her and paid but she never sent anything, I would say more of a fraud than an up and coming designer.

    • Wow, I’m really sorry to hear that, Liz! We wrote this two years ago and definitely haven’t heard anything bad until now… I hope things get worked out!