Bright Lights and Minis, Oh My!
One of the hottest trends this season has been far and away the bold use of color and the latest collection by LA-based twin designers Kym and Alexis McClay have definitely hit that nail on the head. Their line Naven, whose name comes from a city in Ireland where their family is from, is a collection of gorgeous and absolutely covetable pieces.
Their bold use of neon yellow, hot pink, lime, purple, and royal blue is definitely what grabs your attention first but upon further inspection I was pleased to find that the construction and detail was absolutely impeccable.
The fabrics included silks, deconstructed dresses, and a touch of iridescent shantung. One sweetheart boustier mini dress was definitely a piece I could see any twenty something wearing for a night out on the town. A favorite of mine was the chiffon racerback tank. At only $40 you could afford to get one in every color and print!
They are cut to fit loose and flowy and have a completely ethereal feel while being playful at the same time. In prints ranging from geometric to floral to whimsical you can find one to fit any mood. If you are looking for that stand-out piece to add an extra punch to your wardrobe I definitely suggest the cropped corset which has an exposed contrast zipper down the front, features a sweetheart neckline, and paired with a high waisted skirt with just a couple of inches of stomach showing you’ll have all eyes on you. Both Kym and Alexis were incredibly sweet, not to mention beautiful, but more importantly they know their customer and are truly focused on keeping her happy.
A goal they try to maintain is to keep their collection under $200 which, in these times, is definitely something that gives them that competitive edge. Alexis says, “We want to make sure that everybody can wear our clothes. We want to have a look that is unique and fashion forward where girls can go into a store at any age and be like ‘I love that stuff!’ and ours be the one that everyone can afford”. What is so intriguing is that the two of them possess rather different styles: one is classic conservative while the other is loud and loves to play with bold use of patterns and neons. With that, they are able to mesh their visions and create a line that can be as sexy as you allow it to be or as modest as you choose with colors that jump out at you or you can choose a more subdued look. For the girl who wants just a touch of color there are their oh-so-popular bow blouses. Cream or black for a very conservative look, or try the black and white floral that has a hot pink tie for the neck.
Who’s to say that working in corporate America means bland and boring suits? Now you can throw it on with a pencil skirt, tie it up and throw on some hot secretary glasses for the day time. Evening comes , throw down the hair, take off the sunglasses and throw on some strappy heels and you are ready for whatever the night brings! All in all I could go on for days gushing about how absolutely fabulous this line is but instead of that I’ll simply leave you with this: Bright colors, flattering silhouettes, and a youthful spirit is what makes Naven a unique and sophisticated breath of fresh air that the City of Angels has been waiting for! – Elizabeth in L.A.
Elizabeth’s chat points with event host Khloe Kardashian:
I’m wearing a Naven skirt, Boulee top
I buy the line so much on my own, I’ve never been gifted it
Miami Dash carries Naven
I can’t live without color right now
I love that everything has these neon colors
I’ve always been a mini fan, I like anything short
Even if I gain weight I’m like whatever, just put on a babydoll dress and my legs are good
Especially in this economy, when we first opened it didn’t matter how much anything was. We had dresses that were $3000 and they would be gone in a day
Naven and Boulee are so stunning and well made
Amazing for high quality stuff that’s really fashion forward at a great price point
It makes you want to be a loyal customer