Eye Candy: Anthropologie July 2011 catalogue

Hard to believe it, but pre-fall is already here in the clothing world. So if you’ve been waiting to see what’s beyond the current haze of gauzy, overly flowy, sheer, 70s-inspired whatever happening at Anthropologie right now consider July your sneak peek. They’ve promised preppy, tailor-inspired looks come fall and though that is my personal style (yay!) it’s not exactly what Anthropologie is known for (hmm) so I’m reserving judgment.

Plenty of pretty this month! On a personal note, several shots from the catalogue were shot at the South Street Seaport right here in NYC. I live four quick blocks away! No wonder they selected it — colorful doors, cobblestone streets, pre-Revolutionary style houses. And I see model shoots there constantly due to the interesting architecture, the Euro feel and the geometric sculptures. I am sad that Anthro was 5 minutes away and didn’t even drop a hint. Boo.

The store featured in the shot above is Bowne & Co. stationers, which is a recreation of a late 1800s print shop. Inside you’ll find plenty of old presses on display plus stationery and ilk meant to evoke the era. There’s also tons of Cavallini & Co inside, one of my favorite brands and an Anthropologie mainstay. If you’re ever in downtown NYC I highly recommend it!

What do you think of the clothing this month? Any new additions to your wishlist? I like a lot of what I see. If this is where Anthro is going for fall things look very promising!

Expect capes to be huge this fall. And wow, Anthro is carrying chinos? 
They look fantastic.The mindswap with J.Crew is nearly complete.

Lemon Liftoff Blouse ($118), Red Pepper Heels ($390).

Lemon Liftoff Blouse ($118), AG Stevie Ankle ($158), Glossed Loafers ($168).

Bookbinder Heels ($168).

All Aflutter Blouse ($88), Colorblock Sweater Skirt ($118).

The skirt is fantastic. Reminds me of a Kara Janx design.

Foundational Pencil Skirt ($98).

Turning Season Pullover ($88), Flurried Plumes Midi ($128).

I would love to recreate this look come fall. Wonderful!

Collecting Dots Dress ($198).

From left: Go Everywhere Tote ($148), Shined Bucket Bag ($248), 
Fine-Ruled Satchel ($268), Bright Eyes Tote ($198).

Quilted Pastiche Maxi ($228).

Splashed Palette Dress ($188), Cobbled Borders Ring ($138).

Another beautiful strapless frock. Clearly Anthropologie enjoys torturing us.

Druzy Button Cuff ($198), Drape & Twist Tee ($58), Square Study Skirt ($158).

Cirque A-Line ($148), Bright Foundations Wedges ($188).

Anthropologie’s unintentionally right-leaning circus-inspired dress. Adore.

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