A very flattering midi dress made in a lightweight silk satin from Ratti, one of Ann Mashburn's favorite Italian textile sources. It's got a notched neckline, elasticated wrists, and soft gathers all over... plus an optional silk-taffeta-and-braided-cord belt trimmed with tassels.
The Icon blouse from Ann Mashburn in pale blue silk. This is the silk version of the shape that started it all — think 'collared shirt' in its purest form — with a classic, scaled-down point collar. Dead-simple and dead-chic and a real go-to blouse. Luxe, heavier-than-ever 40mm silk amps up the drama.
Just in case you thought you had too many well-cutnormalstriped shirts already... this one has an off-center placket and a chic oversized tie at the neck. Make it a bow, or wrap it around the back to tie in a simpler knot at the front. It's made up in a crisp, menswear-feeling Bengal stripe from Italy.