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Play Time With DCOTA


Fashion designers often find inspiration in the works of interior designers, so I was more than thrilled when DCOTA (Design Center Of The Americas) Invited me  to be part of their fashion show and asked me to create two outfits inspired by an interior designer and his fabrics. They paired me with John Roselli & associates showroom and with the works of John Robshaw,who is famous for his woodblock printing techniques, his mix of fabrics and textures and his perfect use of color; Take a look at some of his ads below; I love them for being so quirky, fun and different! and of course, they remind me of India and that I really need to go there soon.

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To me this project is a lot of fun and although it is definitely out of my comfort zone because I rarely work with prints, I’m sure it will push me to create something outside of the box. It took me seconds to take inspiration from the fabrics (all hand printed in India) and pictures from John Robshaw’s blog and ads!

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John Robshaw

John Robshaw

John Robshaw

The fashion show will be in two weeks on January 30th, but I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the finished sketches! Take a look and wish me luck, because crazy work weeks are coming up!

Carolina Benoit - John Robshaw Illustration

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I hope you find inspiration in John’s work as well, maybe to try a little woodblock printing, or design out of you comfort zone some amazing print clashing outfits!

♣Wish Me Luck♣

XOXO

Carolina

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Jewelry by Carolina Benoit & Amorium Jewelry

Dresses by Carolina Benoit and Katie Jean

Paint Cube Pencil holder by Nuance by Natalie @WEAR&HOUSE $12.00

All made in Miami!

Summer Frocks

Night to day or day to night, in Miami you need both

Last season, last bamboo dress

Sorbet shades

I wanted to give you guys a tour of my studio. This is where I design, and make the clothes you buy or like! Tell me what you guys love, or hate (any advice is great!)

During the past weeks I have worked on the SPRING/SUMMER collection, honestly I am very late, but then again, is always summer in Miami. What you see in the racks is the collection,  it looks beautiful with all the sorbet shades, and creamy pastels! The collection will be available to pre-order online the coming weeks, and in store since May 20th (NOW).  Some items are ready to ship, some others take 2 weeks to make, some others 4 weeks, so keep in mind that buying a one of a kind takes time and patience 🙂

If you are in Miami, don’t hesitate to come, enjoy some tea, or wine and buy one of a kind items! We are open by appointment. Closed on Saturdays.

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Dress J.crew, Shoes J.crew, Hat Darling Boutique NYC. 

Saturday we went to visit The Vizcaya Museum, a gem in the middle of Miami. Vizcaya is the perfect place to have picnics, read a book, relax… I can’t believe I rarely see young people there… mostly old couples and tourists. The Museum serves tea in the garden every Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, don’t miss it 😉

I have received a lot of emails asking me who are my favorite designers, the truth is that I am not crazy about any particular designer, but I do love well constructed pieces, of the best materials, and that fit my taste… I loved this J.crew dress! the moment I entered the store it had to be mine… the fit is perfect, and the oversized polka dots give the classic print a contemporary twist.

As I said before, the Museum is amazing, however, I was really saddened to see mountains of trash in the woods next to the bay. It made me think a lot about how detached we are to trash. When we dispose of something we detach ourselves from the waste thinking it will travel far away, but in reality a big part of it comes floating back to us… take a look at this picture and tell me if it doesn’t make you sad: