Thursday, March 31, 2011

Trend Watch: Feathers Still Soaring

Even though it may not feel like it, spring is here! And while the flowers are waiting to bloom, the feather trend is still in full plume.

WWD recently covered the feather trend on the fall 2011 runways. Fluffy feathers were used in inventive ways at the fashion shows of Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Jason Wu, and more. Whether they were fully covering dresses, layered on bodices or used as details on skirts, feathers flew down the runway.

Christian Dior / PC: Giovanni Giannoni

YSL / PC: Giovanni Giannoni

Jason Wu / PC: Talaya Centeno

Prabal Gurung / PC: Giovanni Giannoni

Qi's Domino Feather Tank Dress and our Penelope Dress perfectly captures this trend. We've tamed the wild feather looks from the runway and designed wearable, fashion-forward pieces that will have people flocking to you to ask, "Who makes your dress?" You can say,"It's Qi, of course."

Penelope Dress -$83

Domino Feather Tank Dress-$83

Hurry--buy them now before they fly out of stock!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Style Factor: Soft Murmur Dress

Qi's Soft Murmur Dress is the quintessential spring dress. Its charm springs from its soft blue and white floral watercolor pattern and feminine silhouette. Its full A-line skirt, portrait neckline, and natural waistline makes the Soft Murmur Dress a universally flattering piece.

Pretty enough for any occasion, the Soft Murmur Dress is a must-have this spring. Here we show you how to pair it with some of this season's hottest accessories in order to create three distinct looks.

The Soft Murmur Dress is a piece in your wardrobe that you'll want to wear again and again! Let us know which look you like best and head to to style the dress your own way!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Trend Watch: Eco-Style


Gisele Bundchen posed for Vogue Paris' April issue. The supermodel was chosen for Emmanuelle Alt's first turn as editor-in-chief of the magazine, and she does not disappoint!

The shoot, which was photographed by Inez & Vinoodh, has a laid-back, earthy feel that is sure to be a hit this season.

Photos Courtesy of Vogue Paris

The eco-style is inspired by natural elements and gives off a free and easy vibe. Qi's Trek On T and Tropical Tank feature earth tone cottons and space dye yarns. The result is a polychromatic mix of browns, blacks, and tans.

Tropical Tank-$130

Similar to the styling in Vogue Paris, this season, Qi stuck to natural colors and layering neutrals together.

To get the look, try pairing a pair of distressed skinnies with a draped knit sweater and some chic messy bed head.

PC: Vogue Paris

Go with the flow and embrace this natural trend. Be spontaneous and shop!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Vogue's Top Spring Picks

The weather is finally warming up and after a brutal winter, spring is on everyone's minds! So, it's perfect timing for Vogue to release their top 10 picks that are affordable for spring.

All the items on the list are under $500. Vogue features classic items, like the tan United Colors of Benetton trench coat for $139, a Gerard Deral striped cashmere sweater for $199, and a perfectly cut white tee by Theory for $100.

All Photos Courtesy of

At Qi we believe in affordable luxury. That is why we love offering high-quality clothing at fair prices.

If you're looking for classic staples for spring, try our Lilac Tee. It is 100% cashmere and features a scoop neck and pocket. Perfect for everything from work to running errands on the weekend, this tee can be worn again and again.

Lilac Tee- $150

And if you're looking for stripes, look no further. This season Qi offers a few different striped styles. Our Rip Tide Cardigan is the perfect touch to a simple outfit like the short and tank combination shown.

Rip Tide Cardigan-$102.50

Our Whispering Wave T is another great piece to have in your closet this spring. With its deep V-Neck and asymmetrical hem, the tee is casual, trendy, and comfortable.

Whispering Wave T-$98

For more closet staples, shop!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Trend Watch: Nautical

Warm weather is on its way! The first day of spring is less than two weeks away, and it won't be long until the temperatures rise and the sun comes out. It's time to start putting your winter wardrobe away and begin thinking about spring clothes.

This season, the nautical trend makes a splash in a sea of trendy styles. Stripes, rope-like details, and brass buttons are making waves in the Spring/Summer 2011 collections of Betsey Johnson. Navy, white and red are anchors in the collection's color palette this season.




Qi has jumped on board the nautical trend, as well! Our Knot-ical Dress, Bay Breeze Tank, and Whispering Wave V-Neck feature navy pinstripes that are sure to have you lost at sea.

Knot-ical Dress- $87.50

Bay Breeze Tank-$75

Whispering Wave V-Neck-$97.50

Hop on board--this is one trend you don't want to miss out on!

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The Feather Trend Still Flies

PC: Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images

Ann Demeulemeester made an impact with raven feathered garments on the Paris runways. Garments from the Fall 2011 collection are adorned in stunning black feathers, proving that the feather trend is still soaring.

Domino Feather Tank Dress - $83

Penelope Dress-$83

Our Domino Feather Tank Dress and Penelope Dress feature similar feather details. Everyone is flocking to buy these fashion-forward dresses embellished with fine goose feathers. Both dresses are currently on sale, so don't miss out!

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Blake Lively Takes The Fashion World By Storm

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Blake Lively is officially the new "It" girl of the moment. Between her acting career, friendship with Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour, and her new campaign for Chanel, she is taking the fashion world by storm.

New York Magazine explains why this is in "Why Is Blake Lively So Great for Fashion?" It is not just her beauty that has people so intrigued, the actress' easy-going and lighthearted personality make her instantly likeable.

Lively tells WWD:
“I’ve just always believed you should put a lot of positive out there,” she says. “When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack. It’s really odd, but it’s true.”

And designers are beginning to take notice. Her eagerness is refreshing in a world of angst-ridden models with sad pouts notes Michael Kors:
"It’s the anti-bored, too-cool-for-school, locked in a club for months on end look that you see a lot of young actresses going for," he tells the Times. "There’s something very optimistic about her. I think she’s the anti-downer, anti-sad."

It's clear that her personality and positive energy have designers and editors knocking at her door to put her face on their brands. Oh, and of course, it doesn't hurt that the blonde bombshell has mile-long legs and a radiant smile.

Check out Lively in Qi on an episode of this season's Gossip Girl. She looks stunning wearing our Raven Cardigan paired with a purple dress and patterned tights--but would you expect anything less? It is Blake Lively after all.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Trend Watch: Tribal Prints

Tribal prints are taking over the runway! This trend can be seen in the Spring 2011 lines of L.A.M.B., Anna Sui, and Diane von Furstenberg. An exotic mix of bold graphic prints, animal prints, African fabrics, ikats and batiks gives the clothing a memorable, striking style.

PC: Imaxtree/L.A.M.B.

PC: Imaxtree/Anna Sui

PC: Yannis Vlamos/ Diane von Furstenberg

Paired with turquoise jewelry, wooden bracelets and beaded cuffed sandals, these native-inspired clothes can spice up your spring wardrobe.

Qi has embraced this tribal trend in our spring collection. Our cotton and silk Tied To The Tribe Dress and button-up Naturally Native Shirt are the perfect pieces to add a bohemian flare to your wardrobe.

Naturally Native Shirt - $115

Tied To The Tribe - $137.50

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