Fashion Fantasy Land- Romance Was Born RTW S/S 2013/14

(All photos above from Vogue

I must admit, I usually don't lust over fashion shows these days.  Not to say that there isn't great work out there, but my problem with certain collections is that if you don't vibe with the designer's inspiration, you're not going to like a single outfit in the entire show.  But alas, every now and then I can't help but praise those who seem to just embody my brain.

(Photo from Style Bubble)

Cue Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, the designers behind Romance Was Born.  This specific collection (RTW S/S 2013/14) particularly blew me away. The things that stuck out for me the most were the phosphorescent colors, mod 60s/70s silhouettes, small and repeated details, and the fluid movements.  I heard that the outfits are supposed to be reminiscent of the Disney princesses (since Disney sponsored the show). I mainly picked up on the Alice In Wonderland reference, the last blue outfit reminding me of the caterpillar's smoke rings. I also enjoyed the shoes which were haloed in a tulle material which immediately reminded me of fish gills underwater. The playfulness of what looked like revamped '70s nightgowns accompanied by flowy textured bell bottoms ultimately sold me.  The Japanese style pastel goth hair/ makeup didn't hurt either. 
 (Photo by Karen Roe)
 (Photo by Karen Roe)
(Photo from Style Bubble)

On a different note, I loved the runway design by Tanya Shultz. Apparently it was inspired by "xylophone covers of The Smiths and Smashing Pumpkins"(Vine) - very rad. It makes me miss seeing/making installation works. The amount of detail and phosphorescent colors blended magnificently in with the collection.  It reminded me of the film Fantastic Planet for some reason. The surreal aspect, the organic shapes and mounds, the sparkly crystals, etc. 
(Fantastic Planet stills)

Anyways, that's my inspiration of the day. Hope you liked it as much as I did.

Much Love, 
Lauren Rose
Curbside Fashion


  1. What delicious outfits, I've never seen such an imaginative line!

    Oh, for anyone interested...I'm holding a MAC giveaway on Friday!


    1. Yes! It's totally bizarre!
      -Lauren Rose

  2. Posts like these are the best inspiration! Thanks Lauren~

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  4. I am OBSESSING over those pics by Karen Roe!!