The New Nautical

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I have always found peace near the water. Although I spent most of my life living the city life, I still managed to live near water. My very first apartment as a teenager was at Montrose Harbor in Chicago. My friends would come over and we would walk 2 blocks and sit on the sand by the lake. Lake Michigan was my ocean. I now live on the west coast and I walk to the beach almost every day.

It’s no secret that I have a strong love for nautical. So when I was thinking about putting a collection together that would benefit clean water efforts in Africa, I had to incorporate a nautical vibe. This polka dot dress is my statement piece. It’s my nautical reinvention and it’s one of my favorite pieces we have ever created.

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The open back is staple design element that I wanted to make sure this dress incorporated. And the tie back adds some sweetness to the design.

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Polka dots are the new nautical. We used to think that stripes were what sailors wore but I hope to see more polka dots this summer out in the Open Seas.

Most importantly this collection brings me back to the whole reason I started this brand. It was after my first trip to Uganda where I opened a maternity ward. I promised my friends that I would continue to spread hope and I also promised that I wouldn’t forget where I came from.

Love,

Darling