The rest of the country may be putting up with dramatic seasonal shifts, but here in L.A., there’s no reason I couldn’t wear a dress pretty much every day of the year (don’t @ me). Right now, if I had to pick one brand to rely on for the rest of 2019, Borgo de Nor would be at the top of the list. I adore colorful prints, and the London-based label makes some of the chicest patterned pieces out there. What’s not to love?
The brand’s co-founders take inspiration from their differing backgrounds: Carmen Borgonovo is originally from El Salvador, and Joana De Noronha grew up in Portugal. Both women also share a love of art, and a Frida Kahlo quote sits at the top of Borgo de Nor’s website: “I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.”
This passion for art, of course, is reflected in their clothes: “With strong female figures like Kahlo and fellow artists Lenora Carrington and Hilma af Klint as inspirations, [Borgo de Nor] celebrates empowered women, who dress for themselves and live life fully as both master and muse.” Scroll down to see how women are wearing the brand and shop it for yourself.