Tibi is the perfect example of a brand that outdoes, nay, reinvents itself every season. So, logically, FW12 is the best yet! The collection is the epitome of futuristic - shiny, boxy, structural pieces, that are still completely ladylike and elegant. One outfit in particular really reminded me of the chic, Space Odyssey 2012 version of my lovely Sicilian aunt. The sparkly lurex fabric, an upgrade from the neoprene silhouettes of warmer days gone by, is on its own enough to warrant a Fashion-Blogger feeding frenzy, and the fitted, but still somehow, magically, shapeless cut of the skirt makes it an absolute must have. Pair it with the Tech Knit Split Neck Top, as shown, and you've got an outfit that is just as likely to be seen outside the Lincoln Center as at Sunday Dinner at Zia Sarina's. How's that for versatile?
Tech Knit Split Neck Top, $285 and Lurex Jacquard Pencil Skirt, $445, both Tibi,
We spotted this dame last month at a pizzeria in Milazzo, Sicily, dancing the night away with her strapping Prince Charming. Call me crazy, but...she's just the right amount dignified and daring, and I really could see her rocking this Tibi number.