November 18, 2009

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My current obsesssion,

thanks to Refinery 29 and Alix Rose, is Australian designer Tina Kalivas. Her Spring 2010 collection is gorgeous - bold and intricate tribal prints in contoured cuts that don't overwhelm the body:

*all photos from TinaKalivas.com

This collection already has me excited for Spring. I just need to figure out how to get my hands on it...

66 comments:

  1. perhaps you should travel SE :) it's summertime there nowwwww

    these pieces are all so unique and definitely will spice up the woredrobe!!!

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  2. These colors and patterns are so fun! :)

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  3. I like her stuff...very unique. Great post.

    I'd be happy to try to answer your question. To stop snagging and ripping, try gloves when putting on tights, and put them on sloooowly! But above all, always...always hand wash.

    I had a post about this a week or two back, if you get a change check it out. I even recommend a hand was that only takes 15 seconds. Good luck!

    http://thepantydrawer.blogspot.com/2009/11/hosiery-care.html

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  4. I love her take on tribal prints! Definitely fresh, fun, and absolutely beautiful. I'm really crushin' on the last row of embellished LBDS!

    http://www.invasionista.com

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  5. Love the peplum skirts ~ so fantastic!!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. Love the peplum skirts ~ so fantastic!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. such gorgeous prints and dresses. I love the first dress, the last one, and the one above it.

    re Allie: yes i believe that is her real hair. it's gorg.

    btw, i'm adding A Haute Mess to my blog roll. Happy link love!

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  8. I've never loved tribal prints but these are amazing!

    confinesoffashion.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow!! Definitely eye catching! I especially love the printed skirts! xoxoxo

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  10. stop. these ethnic prints are STUNNERS. spring 2010 will be fantastic - especially if i can find dresses like the first and fourth ones...

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  11. thanks for sharing it. i know that it shudnt be a problem for me to get my hands on them :)

    go Aussie! :p
    xoxox

    another Niki B
    http://nicholandbrooklyn.blogspot.com

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  12. Very nice.... ermm, I hope you don't mind me saying (and you don't have to ok this post) but Your blog should be titled "An" Haute mess...

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  13. I really dig the first and last ones in the series. Yup.. I'm an admirer of a shorter skirt. Hee Hee.

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  14. I love all the patterns & prints & skirts! The second one is my favorite :)

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  15. love these prints! So fresh and different xo

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  16. Anonymous - I actually kept it "A" Haute Mess on purpose - it's more obvious that it's a play on "A Hot Mess" that way. Thanks for the tip though :)

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  17. wow, LOVE this collection. so inspiring..i think i'll go sew for a bit! have a fun night!
    xox
    c

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  18. i agree, i like the tribal prints in different styles.

    http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  19. great prints! and i love the shapes in all of the outfits.

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  20. loving the bold designs and prints! LOVE

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  21. Wow, I luv everything!! Thank you for sharing!! Luv ur blog : )

    Jasna

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  22. love the ethnic feel! we better find you a job, and quick!

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  23. This collection is major eye candy. I adooore the tribal prints paired with kind of peplum style dresses and skirts. Such a great balance between sweet and fierce. I really do wish I could get my hands on it! I'm way excited for spring and summer, and winter hasn't even started yet! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  24. the prints on these dresses are way coooll!! <3<3<3

    http://eclecticdujour.blogspot.com/

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  25. These are fantastic! I love the play with colors and patterns, giving it an almost ethnic/tribal vibe. It contrasts so nicely with the modern shapes. I couldn't even pick a favorite, although I'm particularly fond of the skirt detailing on the 1st and 3rd dress. But you're right... how to get our hands on this collection.... hmmmm.... fancy a trip to Australia? ;-)

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  26. Too print-y for me but looks gorgeous on the model!

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  27. hmm, thx for the inspiration... there are tons of fabrics like that here in the Bahamas. Only thing is, people don't wear them quite like this...I have some fabric hunting to do. I'll let you know what I come up with :)

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  28. oh gosh! that's stunning and totally beautiful!

    Isn't is funny how on summer we're waiting for winter for coats, leather gloves and tights and in autumn we are waiting for spring and its little beautiful dresses....

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  29. These are all beautiful. I can totally understand the obsession.

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  30. I am totally with you! I love these!

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  31. WOW! What a Gorgeous collection, it's solely fashionably aesthetic!:))
    xoxox,
    Gerri

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  32. Wow, love her modern take on the tribal prints, looks amazing! x
    http://thevestimaniac.blogspot.com/

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  33. It's very unique, it made me think of Indians(movies)!

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  34. OMG, the one shoulder black number is incredible!

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  35. gorgeous prints! i love the silhouettes too!

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  36. love her use of ethnic prints
    xx
    marian

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  37. Seeing this collection... argh I die!!! Too pretty!!!

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  38. These are crazy cool! I am mad for the one shouldered style.

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  39. Looks good indeed, so creative and unique!

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  40. the ethnicy designs are what sells me .. these are divine

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  41. EVERYTHING S TOTALLY GREAT. LOVE IT.









    XX
    CHICMUSE

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  42. The simple black one- shoulder dress would slot perfectly into my summer wardrobe!

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  43. now thats creativity

    myglitteringcreation.blogspot.com

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    LC
    xxx

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    Congrats! keep up the good work...

    LC
    xxx

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  46. Ooh, if you figure out how you must let me in on the secret!
    XOXOX
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

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  47. I love all the structure, and the prints are amazing!

    x.katie

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  48. Gorgeous collection! I love the colors and funky designs. :P

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  49. GREAT line! sooo pretty!

    katthroatworld.blogspot.com

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  50. Good collection;) love the prints

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  51. omg these dresses and prints are so amazing!

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  52. ahh These are beautiful! Love the funky prints and structure!

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  53. congrat on winning the Canucks trivia, saw it on your twitter! that's awesome :)

    and I love these colourful tribal prints, they're sure to liven up any wardrobe. my fav is the 3rd set of photos of the boatneck mini dress with the side pleats and the strapless mini with the side bustle, that is gorgeous!! I hope you're able to find these designs somewhere, most likely online? you would look awesome in any of them!

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  54. Oh man these are all perfect. Australia has some great designers!

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  55. adorable on allll accounts! the light pink one is my favorite!

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