Monday, August 10, 2009

Roberta Freymann & Roberta Roller Rabbit

Here in Houston summer lasts through September, so early August is really just a midway point in our very long, very hot summer season. With daily temperatures hovering around 95 degrees, I find myself looking for cool, loose clothing that's easy to wear and yet still stylish and the Spring/Summer 2009 collection from Roberta Freymann would be absolutely perfect for August weekends. Freymann's signature style is a sort of Hamptons-meets-global eclectic, and I love the graceful ease of so many of her pieces. While the price point isn't what I'd call a steal, it's on par with BCBG or French Connection. Alas, Freymann's collection can only be purchased at one of her brick and mortar stores -- none of which are located anywhere near me. Next time I make it out to NYC though, I'll be sure to stop in to her Upper East side flagship -- which looks like such a lovely mix of exuberant bohemian and New England prep.

Roberta Rabbit

Roberta Rabbit by averillh1

Roberta Roller Rabbit is Freymann's second, more inexpensive line of home goods, children's clothing and women's loungeware -- and I'm happy to report that it's finally available for purchase online. A selection of my favorite items are posted above. Roberta Roller Rabbit has a huge selection of lovely, lightweight kurtas (or tunics) that would be the perfect top to throw over shorts, jeans or even just a bathing suit. Priced at $70, they're far less than what you'd pay for a very similar looking Tory Burch tunic and they come in sizes from 0-18.

RRR's selection of home accessories is great fun as well. I absolutely adore the fun patterns, bold colors and the reasonable prices (e.g., pillows are $40). I'm thinking about picking up a set of the placemats and napkins in the Flavia Blue for the new house. Don't you think they'd look darling in my new breakfast nook?


Christy said...

Um yes they would totally adorable in your new breakfast nook. See, this is why I love your site Averill - I've never heard of this designer or her home line and I absolutely LOVE it! I'm bookmarking it and picking items out I want for Christmas. That purple cover up/caftan is soooo my style. And the tablecloths are awesome too. Yeah for great new finds!!!

pk said...

Extremely jealous about your LONG summer. Ours in Minnesota will be winding down soon. Very sad about that. There are some really great things in this post, and how fun is the name Roberta Roller Rabbit? I'm off to check it out.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Great ideas for cool clothing Averill. So hard to look savvy when your sweating down to your toes here in Houston. I love the textiles that RRR uses. Thanks again for another great intro(s).

Hope the weekend was good to you!

Nichole said...

Thank you so much for posting the info. about Roberta Roller Rabbit. I saw one of her throws in a spread in a magazine and have been looking for it for months. I had finally given up. Thanks!

Kara said...

Great post. Cool summer clothing is a must in Iowa too. Hot and Humid is the norm. Although this summer I can't complain it's been much cooler than usual.

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Wish I'd known about this before my honeymoon last year - those dresses would have made me fit in very well in the Greek islands! I'm loving the "cata brown" and "amanda turqoise" napkins they have. Too cute!

annechovie said...

You have such great taste, Averill! Roberta Roller Rabbitt is one of my faves. Love the colors, the fun prints....everything.

Kellie Collis said...

I love those home accessories... Just stunning fabrics and prints ! x

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