This weekend Fashionista relocated to the Surf Lodge in Montauk to work on some exciting new features for the site. (You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out…). But just because we were working doesn’t mean we didn’t take a quick break to shop the venue’s pitch-perfect pocket-sized boutique.
Stocked with Suno, Mara Hoffman, Lisa Marie Fernandez, and the most adorable kids clothing by Lemlem, it was hard not to want everything in the store. Even the kids’ clothes. But the designs that caught my eye were the lighter-than-air hand-dyed silk creations–tunics and wrap dresses–by label Electric Feathers.
I was particularly smitten with a light purplish dress that was open at the back and cinched with an obi. I never wanted to take it off until I looked at the price tag. Over $800 is a little steep for my budget, but Leana Zuñiga, the designer behind the indie label, works only in the most delicate and luxurious silks, hand dyes them to perfectly muted hues of purple, gray-blue, celadon, and orangey-reds, and designs each piece so it can be worn several different ways. And her designs are completely unique. I forgive her the high price tag.
So until I win the lottery, or Electric Feathers decides to have a really good sample sale, a Leana Zuñiga will stay at the top of my wish list.
Click through for looks from her most recent collection.