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These Dresses Are (Literally) Good Enough to Eat - Cupcakes & Cashmere

These Dresses Are (Literally) Good Enough to Eat

Turning fashion into candy with Gretchen Röehrs
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Illustrations by Gretchen Röehrs for Cupcakes and Cashmere

Illustrations by Gretchen Röehrs for Cupcakes and Cashmere

When I first came across San Francisco-based illustrator Gretchen Röehrs's Instagram (@groehrs), it felt like a match made in heaven. Her food-meets-fashion sketches are so creative and fun—from turning oyster shells into mini-dresses to twisting a banana peel into a jumpsuit. I was thrilled when she agreed to turn some of my favorite looks from the Shop and past outfit posts into edible creations using my favorite 'food,' candy. Take a look at her imaginative interpretations and don't forget to check out her new book, available here!  

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Some of my favorite pieces from the Cupcakes and Cashmere collection are the striped dresses we typically release each season as a throw-on-and-go staple. It can be paired with a leather jacket or worn alone (the strategically placed thickness of the stripes makes it flattering!). I love Gretchen's take, using one of my favorite candies, licorice allsorts, to capture the pink-hued stripes in this dress. Shop the dress here.

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I've always been partial to a black-grounded floral, which is why I was particularly excited to see Gretchen's take on this rose-embroidered dress. I love how she used jelly raspberries and blackberries (which feel so nostalgic to me!) to mirror the pattern. Shop the dress here (similar here). 

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Cupcakes and Cashmere Dress (similar here), Zara Heels 

Cupcakes and Cashmere Dress (similar here), Zara Heels 

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Dress the Population Dress, Zara Heels

Dress the Population Dress, Zara Heels

This is one of the first dresses we launched with on the Shop. While it's no longer available, I still love the bright floral motif that's picked up in the hem of the dress, and that Gretchen captured in the metallic-wrapped chocolates and Parisian gummies in her sketch.

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P.S., Be sure to follow Gretchen on Instagram here and check out her new book here!