The Look: 

Suno dress (on sale here!)

Dannijo necklace (here)

Dannijo cuff (similar here and here)

Jennifer Fisher bracelet (here)

Burberry peep toe booties (here)

Chanel large boy shopping bag (similar here)

Deborah Lippmann nail polish (here)


If you know me, you know my love for color + print + pattern + textures. So, I naturally fell in love with Suno’s pieces.

But I fell in love with the label even more when I learned the story behind the brand and its designing duo, Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty. Through his travels, Max had amassed a collection of vintage Kenyan textiles. After witnessing post-election violence and seeing it damage the textile industry there, he was moved to do something. He joined forces with designer Erin Beatty, and in 2008 the duo started Suno – “a high end collection with a conscience.” The NYC-based label has since expanded beyond Kenya, but keeps their mission in focus no matter where they do business.

In 2013, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) honored Suno with the Emerging Talent in Womenswear award. But it is not only their designer peers who love them. Celebrities love Suno too! Recently, Kerry Washington was spotted wearing this exact Suno dress while out and about in NYC, as seen here on Red Carpet Fashion Awards. And red carpet darling Lupita Nyong’o wore a Suno look to the 2014 CFDA awards.

If you too like timeless patterns mixed in modern ways, and if you like the idea of a label with a conscience, be sure to check out Suno. The pieces are easy to wear and create an effortlessly cool vibe. You can see the current collection runway photos on Fashion Wire Press here. You can also see the upcoming Spring Summer 2015 collection here. You can shop for Suno pieces at many retailers online, including some of my favorites, Moda Operandi, Net-a-Porter, and Hampden Clothing. If you are in Houston, you can browse Suno in person at Baanou boutique.


Photos snapped quickly with an iPhone on a dreary day in NYC during fashion week, while taking cover from the rain!


  1. Alexandra says:

    That dress is major. Love the pattern and color, so perfect for fall!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Alexandra! It’s super comfy and has pockets too. Ha. 🙂

  2. Monica says:

    I don’t know what i love more the dress, the necklace, the shoes or the bag! On another note, have you watch the CFDA: THE FASHION FUND on Ovation? It is so good to see behind the scenes on what the judges were thinking when they choose the winner and the amazing work each of the nominees do during the time. Highly recommend !

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, friend! No I have not watched that show! I’ll have to check it out. Thank you for the recommendation.

  3. Sarah says:

    Love this, especially with that necklace. Suno has the best prints. I’m also a Lupita fangirl. Did you see her in the Chanel Couture last night at the Glamour Women of the Year awards? Perfect. She never misses. ALSO! I grew up in the Panhandle as well. Glad to see small-town girls doing big things!

    1. Carrie says:

      Sarah – thanks so much! And yes I saw Lupita in Chanel couture. The look was flawless from head to toe! Wow – how cool that you’re from the panhandle too. Where? Thanks again.

    2. Sarah says:

      I lived in Amarillo until I was 12 and then moved to Fritch for high school. Then Baylor/Florida State/Jacksonville and now back in Texas in the Houston area!

    3. Carrie says:

      Ah, cool! We used to play Fritch in high school sports. Small world. 🙂

  4. Lili says:

    ooooh, i remember these shots! Perfection head to toe!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Lili! Not the best photos (humid rainy day + iPhone photos). But I’m such a fan of Suno.

  5. Jinna says:

    These photos. EVERYTHING. <3 <3 <3

    1. Carrie says:

      You are too much! Love ya, J. :)))

  6. Sawsan says:

    Love designs made with conscience! Oh and the peice itself is gorg!! Double win.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, S! Exactly. Loved the designs, then learned of the good cause. Even better.

  7. Emily says:

    I love this dress, Carrie!

    1. Carrie says:

      Mwah. Thanks, friend.

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