Watermelon, green, beige, gold, copper, bright pink, orange, nudes, and green tones all coexisted in the Noon By Noor Spring 2013 collection. The color and texture combinations within the collection were very interesting: glamorous ball gowns featured neon appliques, a head-to-toe orange look was styled with a bold metallic copper biker jacket, and neon pink feathers adorned the shoulders of a pink blazer. Despite these fresh pops of color, many of the looks remained very classic and sophisticated. My favorite pieces included wide-leg pants in an array of prints and colors, a sleek neutral jumpsuit, and simple orange dresses. (Don’t let the word “simple” fool you; the cuts may be basic, but the fabric was incredibly luxurious.)
My favorite print was the blown-up floral one seen on the first look and on a few shorts and jumpsuits. (When I say blown-up, I mean that a single rose from the print was roughly the size of a model’s head.) However, it was a nice take on florals, and it made the print seem more artsy than cutesy.
The cuts in the collection were very feminine and flowy — but fitted, rather than baggy. Safari-style shirts, gowns, and even suits shared a relaxed, chill vibe. Even T-shirts and tank tops were styled with full-length skirts with high slits. The effect was very day-meets-night.
(If you’re wondering about the name, Noon by Noor comes from the Arabic letter for “N” (pronounced noon) and Noor is the middle name of the line’s Bahraini founder, Shaikha Noon Al Khalifa.)
See gallery below for images of each look.
About The Girl in the Check Scarf:
Sarah Justine is a 17-year-old student/fashion blogger with nothing to wear, who reads The New Yorker, and schemes of going to Paris. She’s been blogging daily for three years at www.thegirlinthecheckscarf.com, and in March of 2012 she was named “One Of The Top 10 Bloggers Under 18” by guestofaguest.com. She is a TED attendee, fashion and technology geek, aspiring trend forecaster, and constant wearer of black clothing. She is currently a senior in high school and resides in Poughkeepsie, NY.
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