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- Jupi Window Dress, $248
- Prims Window Short, $175
- Parri Striped Dress, $248
- Antiguo Wallpaper Playsuit, $275
- Perlaa Wallpaper Dress, $298
- Verdad Treasure Orchid Trouser, $199
- Gojji Treasure Orchid Maxi, $425
- Bev Safari Wrap, $198
- Niti Safari Shirt, $175
- Jovana Busy Bee iPad Case, $55
- Besey Busy Bee Top, $125
Ted Baker London is known for prim and proper with a bit of surprise. Always keeping each season fresh and repackaging popular silhouettes to stay up with trends, the British brand makes our heart skip a little beat. A glance over at the Newbury Street store revealed some peculiar prints, all guaranteed to turn heads. The first to catch our attention was the Jupi Dress with a technicolor window pattern on a very mod silhouette. And speaking of mod—quite an overarching theme on the Spring 2013 runways—the extremely well-received Parri Dress will be flaunting its stripes in many a magazine editorial in the coming months.
Moving into florals (it wouldn't be spring without those), the most flirtatious print of the bunch is the "Wallpaper" pattern—an updated version of an antique wallpaper the design team found in Paris, featuring acid green detailing. The "Treasure Orchid" is another blooming bouquet of an old-world print with ulta-current neon pops of color.
While we're on the subject of flora, there is plenty of fauna in the collection too, such as the nostalgic "Safari" print with illustrated elephants, rhinos, giraffes, and zebras. Finally, a buzzed about print meshing the animal kingdom with the plant world is titled "Busy Bee," perfect for gals who dig the hive vibe but aren't on an Alexander McQueen budget.
Introduce just one of these signature prints or combine several for a quirky mix-and-match look. Can't go wrong.
· Ted Baker [Official Site]