Like many well-known fashion bloggers, Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast has parlayed her vast web fame into a slew of opportunities; among them, a contract with Next Models, an appearance on Forever21’s Time Square billboard and a starring role in RVCA’s Fall 2009 lookbook. Next on the agenda? As part of her long-standing relationship with RVCA, Rumi has collaborated with the skate/surf brand on a two pieces that will provide Fashion Toast fans with an opportunity to emulate her So-Cal aesthetic.
First up is the Machinery Dress ($62); inspired by Milla Jovovich’s body-conscious costumes in The Fifth Element (and perhaps, more pointedly, Alexander Wang’s Cutout Harness Dress), the Machinery is available in black or white and features on-trend cut-out panels on each shoulder. Rumi’s second design is the Triad Trank ($34), a loosely draped tank with two color options and a similar cut. Both pieces are available at RVCA, Bloomingdale’s and Pacific Sunwear. Tell us: what do you think of Rumi’s collaboration with RVCA?