June 04, 2008
"I think Kara will make a splash in this outfit. As it is, she has to run around the shower to get wet," deadpanned Lipsynka, who introduced the models at Tia Cibani's Ports 1961 Resort runway show. The invitingly soft palette of mint, melba, marmalade, and tapioca lent a relaxed mood to the fifties-inspired collection, in which a lacy, circle-skirted "Lucy" dress, presumably the namesake of Lucille Ball, and a bright peachy sheath were clear high points. Unfortunately, some of the presentation's camp transferred to the collection, which at times offered a too-literal take on the decade of Lucy, the Beav, Wally, and the Fonz.