Saturday, April 30, 2011

Playful Proportions

Spring weather is unpredictable, but don't let gusts of wind and sporadic showers put a damper on your style. Qi encourages pushing proportional boundaries and experimenting with a short dress and long cardigan combination.

Wearing a short dress is a great way to show off some leg while drawing attention to a pair of cute shoes. When paired with a long cardigan, the look is transformed into a casual, laid-back ensemble that is as practical as it is chic. Plus, the layered look will ensure that the weather doesn't rain on your parade.

Lindsay Lohan is a fan of playful proportions. She looked effortlessly chic while wearing a bandage dress, a long cardigan, flats, and a clutch as she runs errands during the day.

Qi has put together a similar look featuring the Knot-ical Dress and Pebble Cardigan.

The Knot-ical dress is a nautical inspired navy and white striped tank dress with a hemline that hits above the knee, which is the perfect length to layer a long cardigan over.

The Pebble Cardigan features a shawl collar and asymmetrical hem and is available in Echo Blue Heather (seen below), Navy and Coral Heather.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Style Steal: Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is a mom on-the-go who always manages to look effortlessly chic without sacrificing comfort. Here she spends the afternoon with her daughter, Honor, wearing trendy rolled-up boyfriend jeans, black ballet flats and a draped cardigan. She completes the look with a lightweight scarf and brown saddle bag.

We've put together a similar look that is ideal weekend wear. Whether you need to run errands or are grabbing coffee with friends, you can create this laid back, practical look with Qi's Ivy Cardigan and Lasso of Truth Scarf.

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The 100% cashmere Ivy Cardigan retails for $263 and is available in six spring hues, while the Lasso of Truth Scarf is a wool blend and costs $26.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Style Factor: Festive in Flowers

Nothing screams spring louder than a floral dress! This week you can look festive in flowers in Qi's Soft Murmur Dress while you celebrate Easter or Passover.

We've put together the perfect outfit to wear while you spend the holidays with loved ones.

The Soft Murmur dress features a blue floral pattern and a sweetheart neckline. Paired with a pair of DVF leather wedges, a Vince leather jacket, and a gold and brown cuff, the look will wow your family and friends this weekend at a backyard barbecue, Easter dinner, or the Passover Seder.

Soft Murmur Dress -$220

What are your plans for this weekend?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Style Steal: Lauren Conrad

It's a cold, rainy day in New York City, but Qi braves the weather looking stylish. Inspired by Lauren Conrad's comfortable and cute outfit she wore to a Disney On Ice event, we've created a look that is celebrity-approved.

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Like Lauren wears, we've paired Qi's speckled tunic, the Trek On T, with a pair of Acne high-waisted black leggings, and Louboutin patent leather boots. The look is topped it off with Qi's Hoth Bubble Hat (seen in Granite, but available in Black at

Who knew star style could be that easy?!

Both the Trek On T and Hoth Bubble Hat are available at!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Springing into Spring

Getting dressed this time a year poses a challenge to every fashionista. Looking skeptically out the window, while standing in front of your closet, wondering whether you will freeze or have a hot flash, is a dilemma that can be avoided if you know how to dress for the in-between seasons.

Transitional dressing requires just a little bit of planning and the right pieces in your wardrobe.

As the weather gets warmer, you might be inclined to ditch the tights and show off some leg. To avoid getting chilly, try a sweater dress. Our 100% cashmere Lily Pad Hoodie dress is a great solution. With it's long sleeves and functional hoodie, the dress will keep you warm while still showing a bit of skin!

Lily Pad Hoodie - $288

Conversely, you can show off your flair for fashion in a tribal print dress. Pair our Tied To The Tribe Dress with some black opaque tights, a pair of platform black booties, and an edgy feather necklace.

Tied To The Tribe Dress - $138

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Or perhaps after a long winter of wearing dark colors, you are ready for a pop of color! Bold colors are everywhere this season, so why not welcome the spring season in our Star In The Dust sweater. Its oversize fit and scoop neck makes this hand knit, off the shoulder top a great transitional piece.

Star In The Dust Sweater -$75

So, while you wait to dive into airy, floral spring fashion, take a second to consider transitional dressing. Did we miss anything? Share your tips!

Trend Watch: Animal Prints

It's a jungle out there, so you might as well dress accordingly. Animals prints have been a huge trend this year. From luxe leopard print to exotic snake skins, prints have become so prevalent that walking down the street is a lot like going on a safari!

Just look at the Spring 2011 runway shows of Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton:

PC: Roberto Cavalli / Imaxtree

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PC: Louis Vuitton / Imaxtree

As fun as the animal print trend is, it is easy to overdo. We think that, in this case, a little goes a long way.

You can walk on the wild side with our giraffe print, silk Savanna Shirt without looking like Jane of the Jungle. The 100% silk tunic is trendy and fun without being over the top.

Savanna Shirt - $213

Now that you've SPOTTED the giraffe print Savanna Shirt, head over to and start shopping!

Advocates For Children of New York 2011

In the past, Qi has supported Advocates For Children of New York, a non-profit organization that has promoted access to the best education New York can provide for the 1.1 million students in New York City’s public schools. Advocates for Children of New York works to advance systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for educational rights of individual students.

This spring we will celebrate AFC’s 40th Anniversary Benefit on May 10, 2011 at the Rubin Museum of Art. Our founder, Jean Kolloff, is a member of the event committee and feels strongly about giving back to the community.

Our support for Advocates for Children of New York is longstanding. Qi designed the Give Back and Hope Intarsia Sweaters and donated proceeds to AFC.

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We have also held an annual shopping event called “Cashmere for a Cause” that enables our customers to do their holiday shopping while giving back. In the past, these efforts have proven very successful in benefitting AFC.

Qi is looking forward to AFC's 40th Anniversary Benefit and, as always, is happy to be giving back to such a great cause!

For more information, or to make a donation of your own, please visit: