New Ms Fit Feature: DANIELA CORTE

We have been wanting to do this feature on the talented, stylish and gorgeous, Daniela Corte for almost as long as MsFit has been around. We are so thrilled that day has come, especially now that DC is including fitness pieces in her expansive collection. You know we love everything and anything that ties fashion and fitness together, and Daniela is a MsFit through and through!

We had a MsFit “dress-up” day at DC Studio last week and jaws dropped, eyes bugging out, loved seeing the collection made of brightly colored maxi dresses, painted print skirt and top separates and even bathing suits, just to name a few… and you may even recognize some of her pieces which were recently featured in Sports Illustrated and modeled by Gigi Hadad! Her pieces are unique, beautiful, and made with such great fabrics and cuts, she has an item for every occasion! We both were wowed by how her collections included so many different types of pieces that truly anyone can wear at any time and at any age. Not only is Daniela a fashion expert, she is so warm and kind, has such contagious energy, and just so fun to be around. She even managed to make trying on bikinis a lot of fun! We obviously wanted to take the whole collection (and Daniela) home with us but we chose a few beautiful gems that we can’t wait to rock this summer!

We can’t wait to see what she’ll create next. Thank you Daniella so much for sharing with us!

xo A&J

Daniela Corte, I’m president, design director, creative director, founder, and chief bottle washer of Daniela Corte.

Daniela Corte, I’m president, design director, creative director, founder, and chief bottle washer of Daniela Corte.

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU BUSY THESE DAYS?

Life!!! Everything!!! My kids definitely keep me on my toes. But my husband, my family and my friends are also a huge priority! And every other free minute is spent on my business! The second I finish designing one collection, it’s time for the next one, but I love it!!! Play hard, work hard 🙂

 

WHAT ARE YOU LOVING IN FITNESS AND FASHION RIGHT NOW?

Fitness is my therapy. I love my trainer and friend Ildiko Varhelyi, she comes to my house and is the best way to jump start the morning as well as running on the Esplanande at the crack of dawn with my best friend! My latest fitness addiction is Anna Kaiser! She makes me want to dance! I just tried her treadmill workout. That was different and fun.

Daniela Corte with celebrity trainer and founder of AKT in Motion, Anna Kaiser.

Daniela Corte with celebrity trainer and founder of AKT inMotion, Anna Kaiser. Both in Daniela’s new fitness line.

Fashion is my passion. Even though, I, along with the whole city of Boston waited so long for summer, I’m now laser focused on fall and for the launch of my new fall collection. I’ll be pleasantly distracted from all these fall thoughts by my swim photoshoot in the next week.

Daniella Corte Swim, Scuba top and shorts

Daniela Corte Swim, Scuba top and shorts

The fashion item I love this week is my new denim rocker jacket. It is unlined and a prefect layering piece!

Daniela Corte Denim Rocker Jacket

Daniela Corte Denim Rocker Jacket

HOW DID YOU START DANIELA CORTE DESIGNS? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIECE FOR SUMMER?

Gosh, it’s a long story!! I started in 2000, in a tiny upper flow studio far down Newbury Street. At that time, it was all custom clothing made right there in the store. As time went on, we kept moving to bigger and bigger studios, growing the business one season at a time. Now we have a floor at 211 Newbury Street and although we still make some of the clothes in our Newbury Street operation, most of our production is manufactured in NY, LA, and Argentina. And although we still do some custom work for our VIP customers, the business is mostly our ready-to-wear clothes, and most of the sales are done by various small boutiques all over the globe.

My favorite summer pieces are my jumpsuit, maxi dresses and silk and cotton scarves.

 

Daniela Corte Magestic Maxi

Daniela Corte Magestic Maxi

TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW FITNESS LINE…

I’m getting a lot of love for it!! It’s crazy to sacrifice being sexy for being fit. And with our new fitness line you don’t have to.

Daniella Corte Fitness

Daniela Corte Fitness Line

HOW CAN WE KEEP IN TOUCH AND LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR DESIGNS?

My Website: danielacorte.com, my studio (617-262-2100), my instagram and twitter feed: danielacorte
and in specialty boutiques around the world!!

 

Daniella Corte's paint splattered jean. These are custimazable and you can also bring in your own jeans to get the DC treatment.

Daniela Corte’s  custom paint splattered jean.

 

Ms Fit Obsession: Flared Pants

Spring is right around the corner (I hope), and all the season’s biggest trends will be in full bloom before we know it. Gladiator sandals, floral prints, jeans jackets… but what I’m totally obsessing over this year is the comeback of the almighty flare!!

Take a back seat skinnies, because the flare jeans and pants have risen from the depths of the fashion doldrums and I cannot be more excited! Pair them with a high espadrille for a spring party or with a clog for a more casual look. One of my favorite looks is pairing a denim shirt with a pair of flared jeans… too much denim, you ask? That’s the whole point! For the office or something a bit more fancy, a pair of black flared trousers with a pair of black pointy-toe pumps will look oh-so-chic yet effortlessly put together.

These pants have been slowly trickling into the market so don’t be afraid to relive your flare jean memories all over again… and for now, here are some inspirations from our favorite fashionistas!

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Victoria Bekham

Victoria Beckham

Caroline Issa

Caroline Issa

Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld

Street Style

Street Style

Street Style

Street Style

Street Style

Street Style

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss

Miroslava Duma

Miroslava Duma

Leandra Medine

Leandra Medine

 

Now we just need spring to finally arrive so we can all go rock our flares in a big, big way!

 

Wear Responsibly – G-Star Raw Denim Splashes into a New Fashion Frontier

G-Star Raw recently launched its Raw for the Oceans Collection for Fall/Winter 2014 made from recycled ocean plastics and curated by Grammy awarding winning musician and producer, Pharrell Williams. These fabulous and unique fitting denims are made with bionic yarn, an eco-thread of fibers derived from recycled plastic bottles which is definitely pushing G-Star Raw to the front row of sustainable fashion. Since the beginning of G-Star Raw’s Ocean Initiative, 10 tons of plastic which were polluting our oceans have already been removed and turned into these amazing jeans. Not too shabby Pharrell!

While the fashion brand is known for its denims, this new collection also includes jeans, t-shirts, sweats, caps, outwear for both men and women.

We Misfits are totally digging G-Star Raw because not only is it fashion with a cause, it’s also just plain all out cool (no surprise with Pharrell being in the mix). The clothing has a vibe and items are so unmistakably G-Star. Watch out basic boot-cuts, there’s a new denim in town, and it’s got purpose!

Check out the entire collection here

 

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With the man of the hour, Christopher Haynes

With the man of the hour, Christopher Haynes

With our favorite Baywatch babe, Traci Bingham

With our favorite Baywatch babe, Traci Bingham

With Traci Bingham and blogger, Renata Certo-Ware of Scorpion Disco

With Traci Bingham and blogger, Renata Certo-Ware of Scorpion Disco

MsFits Shoe Shot

MsFits Shoe Shot

 

All photography by Chris Lanoue