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Everyone dreams about this at some point—drop kick that soul sucking corporate job and hightail it to some faraway locale to find and renew yourself. Well, that's what former fashion editor and Le Sportsac Creative Director Elizabeth Kiester did. After an inspirational move to Siem Rep, Cambodia, Kiester started a new endeavor: Wanderlust, a collection of Cambodian-inspired and made clothing, accessories and decor. The line pays us a visit this Friday with a pop-up shop in Williamsburg. The shop will be open through May 16 and will feature the line's signature collection (which will also be available on the Wanderlust site). A perusal of the current offerings of Wanderlust's summery, flowy pieces that evoke the feel of a beach vacation top out at $118, with most items between the $50 and $80 range.
Kiester is definitely on a roll, as she also created a summer vacay themed capsule collection for Madewell. WWD reports the line to consist of "breezy baby-doll dresses, shirts that can be worn as beach cover-ups or over jeans, oversize sarongs, leather and rubber flip-flops and colorful bracelets." The line launched on this week at Madewell's Soho location and will roll out to additional stores this month. Carrying on the Cambodian-inspired theme, the collection is sold from a display imitating the Siem Rep Wanderlust storefront set in a 1929 French Colonial house. This may be the closest we get to a summer vacation this year.
· Cambodian Breezes [WWD, subscription req'd]
· Wanderlust [Official Site]