In our digital age hand-written notes seem so romantically nostalgic. Yet, despite the ease of a quick text or email I’m still one to say how I feel with pen and paper—there’s true significance in the power of writing things down, journaling included!
I’ve made it a habit to keep a stack of thank you and blank note cards on hand for short letters that usually leave a heartfelt impression. And you can be sure that elegant stationary is received as practically frame-worthy works of art given their scarcity in today’s tech-savvy world.
Here in the Lady Holiday offices we were simply thrilled to learn of Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post’s new collection of printed and online stationary. Straight from his coveted runways to your own big day (wedding, birthday or summer soirée), Oscar’s iconic prints, patterns and always-chic style are just what we were looking for with warmer weather entertaining ahead!
Below are my top picks from both Oscar de la Renta’s exclusive stationary for Paperless Post and Ready-To-Wear collections. Enjoy!
Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post
Just like his delicate bridal gowns (like Look 1 from Bridal 2014 featured below), Oscar’s fluttering blossoms elegantly set the tone for a truly memorable occasion.
Save The Date Pick
Making a show-stopping statement is somewhat of a given when it comes to wearing Oscar de la Renta. Take the strapless ball gown with tassel embroidery, $11,990, below for example. If you’re looking for an equally outstanding save the date the matching hot pink Silk Brocade will do the trick.
Understated elegance is what Oscar does best and his iconic Something Blue floral pattern (here in blind deboss) stationary leaves an artistic and chic impression without having to say much at all. Same goes for the below sleeveless dress with full skirt, $2,490. The delicate hand-sewn appliqués on the skirt are to-die-for delicious! It’s a Lady Holiday must have.
General Entertaining Picks
Invite guests to a whimsical garden party with this Parrot Tulip invite inspired by this strapless vertical dip-dye gown, $3490. The wild wallpaper-esque print paired with a gradual wash of deep emerald green suggests a pretty party that could go well into the night!
This iconic vibrant blue print evokes feelings of warm summer days spent with loved ones and lots of laughing—Mother’s Day, bridal (and baby) showers and long lunches with the ladies all come to mind. And who could think of a more perfect outfit for all of the above than this V-neck sleeveless dress with drop waist? Grab a statement belt and it’s office-ready in a cinch, $1,990.
Much of Oscar de la Renta’s appeal is that his house of fashion is so playfully feminine. Such is the case with just a sweep of color and polka dots in Silk a Pois or this sophisticated playsuit set with wide leg pants featuring a pink floral print, $1,990.
An elegant theme with a modern twist, this gorgeous intricate floral rose print gets paired with a funky ikat design—It’s the perfect mix of Old World and New. Same goes for this oh, so ’20s inspired sleeveless slim bead embroidery gown with fringe, $12,990, from Pre-Fall 2013. Featuring a hand embroidered fringe that takes more than 1,000 hours to complete, this show-stopping piece is currently available for pre-order.