Last blog, we gave you a behind the scenes peek from our latest photoshoot with one of Diane’s most stylish friends, Shelly. A long time Diane Kennedy enthusiast, we asked Shelly to impart her own personal style to some of our brand new Spring collection.
“I’ve never been so comfortable having my picture taken!” Shelly said. Our bamboo fabric has thermal regulating properties, meaning it helps keep you cool and comfortable even when your temperature’s rising.
One very observant comment Shelly made during the photoshoot was that Plus Size women are often blessed with generous, high-breasted necklines. Diane Kennedy recognizes the need for tops that add visual intrigue and draw your eye without distracting cleavage. Diane accomplishes this by including unique details to give flirtatious flare to the décolletage, while remaining modest enough for the office.
Our new Observe Tunic features all these lovely details; The playful neckline is not quite a boat neck, not quite a crew neck and features a coy but demure elliptical cut out. It’s pulled together with 3/4 sleeves that also echo the chic neckline cut out.
This Spring, we’re releasing it in a brand new fabric. This custom Palm print is made out of a super soft blend that was knitted especially for us in this beautiful Malachite green.
Shelly gets into a Rhythm…
When Shelly arrived in our studio, she was wearing her wearing her favourite pair of Diane Kennedy bottoms, the Petite Serene Pant. “They’re casual yet classy. I tell everyone about them!”
Knowing this, we were excited to see her reaction to our Rhythm Gauchos. She had seen them last Spring and was looking forward to giving these “Summer Serene” ‘capri’s’ a try. They are perfect for anyone that needs a wider cut leg. She went on to explain that she loves Diane Kennedy bottoms because of their versatility. They can be casual and comfortable one minute and dressed up for dinner the next.
And speaking of heels, we were beside ourselves with all the gorgeous Sonja Picard silver jewelry and stunning Fluevog shoes that Shelly brought to style with.
The Inquisitive Shelly…
Shelly appreciates the comfort and freedom of movement that our line provides all day. So we wanted to get her into a tunic that makes her feel like the “office goddess” she is!
Our smoky Inquisitive Tunic in Black and White Tie Dye is one of our new Spring items this year. It’s a great example of how our fit skims and flatters your curves, rather than tightly hugging them. The 3/4 length sleeves, asymmetrical seaming/hemline and drop shoulders pleasingly accentuates your feminine frame, with a drape that feels as good as it looks. Best part of all? The convenient right hand pocket, perfect for your cell phone!
We love how Shelly looked in our Spring Items and love how she paired them with accessories from her current wardrobe. We love fitting into your closet and it’s such a pleasure seeing how our customers style their Diane Kennedy clothes.