Karen Walker SH SS 13/14, ‘New Rose’

karen walker new rose southern hemisphere
karen walker new rose southern hemisphere
karen walker new rose southern hemisphere
karen walker new rose southern hemisphere

This summer, I want to be a Karen Walker girl. Her latest collection, ‘New Rose’, which is due in stores next weekend, is best described as an alternative view to prettiness. Floor-sweeping coats sit alongside quirky suspender belted and pink liberty print pleated skirts.

Karen’s seemingly gone back to her roots, as silhouettes appear notably more streamlined that in the past. There’s an air of nonchalance, an ‘I don’t care’ attitude which this collection just seems to exude, and a contrast between masculinity and femininity that becomes clearer as the story is told in full in her Southern Hemisphere collection. This is a girl who doesn’t care what other people think, a girl wrapped up in her own rebellion while blasting punk-rock themed music on her headphones.

What’s on my wishlist? Aside from getting my hands on that bleeding rose sweatshirt, and perhaps a couple pairs of loafers (because you know, one is not enough), I’m leaning towards one of those short wrap jackets and something in that sweet polka dot print. Clearly, I’m trying to stick to the basics, but, let’s face it, I’m sure that more than a few things will be catching my eye next Saturday.


  1. Closet Fashionista July 27, 2013 / 10:49 am

    Ooh so pretty! I love the colors in this collection. You’ve introduced me to so many great brands, haha, this was probably one of the first. Too bad I can’t afford any of them 😉 Perhaps one day I’ll be able to get something.

  2. Karen July 27, 2013 / 2:57 pm

    I love this collection. It’s so simplistic yet chic! x

  3. Noelia July 28, 2013 / 2:16 am

    Lovely collection! : D
    La Chica del Sabado

  4. Sue July 28, 2013 / 11:15 am

    Beautiful collection and the colours are gorgeous. Now are you getting the top or the trousers in that lovely polka dot print – why not spoil yourself and get both?

    • jamie-lee July 28, 2013 / 5:51 pm

      I’m thinking of going for the pants, or maybe the skirt. I haven’t had the best track record with pants, I always end up selling them!

  5. Kristin July 28, 2013 / 10:28 pm

    I’m loving the rose print, especially in the black and white and mustard/ white, and the jumpers. I like the boat pants too, of course, but am trying to tell myself I have ENOUGH!

  6. Kristin August 8, 2013 / 10:46 pm

    Did you happen to see/ try the bleeding rose sweaters in store? How was the fit? I’m contemplating the lime or caramel…

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