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If you’re a fan of the ladylike look, check out the brand Pink Tartan. I just discover this stylish brand that hails from Toronto, but it appeared on the fashion scene in 2002. After checking out the line and learning about its designer l understand how it easily made its way to us via high-end stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Holt Renfrew.
Pink Tartan is the brainchild of Kimberley Newport-Mimran, who on her website credits her Grandmother Aubrey as her inspiration for Pink Tartan.
You can almost see Grandma Aubrey in your mind when Mimran describes her grandmother on her site. She refers to her as “a lady who lunched and played bridge,” “served tea sandwiches in pearls and a polished shoe,” and “always topped off with a perfect coat.” These descriptive visuals give me a clear picture of where Kimberley Newport-Mimran got her inspiration for her line. What I find interesting is although her grandmother was obviously a more mature woman, this line has just about everything a fashionista of any age would need to create stylish lady-like looks for both work and play.
On her site, the designer sums up her style in a short sentence: “Simplicity is the secret to elegance.”
You can’t actually make a purchase on the site, but you’re easily directed to the websites of the retailers that carry the line. It’s different and might take a little more effort to buy an item, but it makes Pink Tartan’s website more like a virtual fashion show by giving you outfit ideas within the line.
I was a little disappointed that the line does not include shoes and accessories, but the pieces, although stylish, are classic silhouettes without a lot of embellishments. This makes them perfect wardrobe basics to dress up or down and create your own looks. The pieces look well-constructed; the fabrics are of high quality and should wear well. A fun idea is to think of the missing accessories and shoes as just another reason to shop.
The line is a little pricey, at least for me, but you could definitely consider a purchase from this line as an investment. I can easily see several pieces worn over the years and handed down to a younger fashionista. If you don’t add something from this line to your wardrobe, it’s still worth taking a look for if nothing more than some style inspiration or a purchase down the road.