Lookbook Series: Dear Creatures Fall 2010

We eagerly anticipate Dear Creatures' beautifully art directed retro lookbooks each season, and Fall 2010 does not disappointment. This year, the designers found inspiration in classic childhood reads like Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys.

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We eagerly anticipate Dear Creatures' beautifully art directed retro-chic look books each season, and Fall 2010 was no disappointment. The polka-dot sailor dress looks like something salvaged from a Victorian-era child's trunk--but in a good way. We think the look could be fabulous with wedges and opaque black tights, in an awesome life-size Samantha doll kind of way.
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An easy a-line silhouette in dark maroon plaid would be a perfect party choice during the holidays. We wonder where they found her white cable knit tights?
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Take the look on the road with a classic black pea coat and suede luggage case.
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A shawl-collar cardigan with nautical stripes and rope toggles is a terrific summer transition piece for the guys--though we suspect the girls would like one, too.
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A closer inspection of the sailor dress reveals a slim white belt at the hips and a sweet peter pan collar.
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This gray-blue shirtdress features embroidered scallop piping along the seams. We wouldn't mind trying it with a big summer hat and white sandals before the season fades.
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You might not be hitting your Harley in this nerdy-chic ensemble, but you might be taking the ol' moped out for a spin.
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Aha! The nautical-stripe cardigan makes a second appearance, this time in female form.
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A textured gray duffel coat is the perfect investment piece. We guarantee you'll be pulling it out of the closet for ten years, minimum.
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This long polka-dot tunic boasts double front pockets and a slight boat neck. We love the piece paired with ankle-grazing black trousers and t-strap mary janes.
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Our favorite look from Dear Creatures' Fall 2010 features a mink cap and an army green utility jacket worn with a black gingham peter pan collar blouse. Whether this young lady is really planning on going backpacking in that fabulous ensemble is unclear--but we give mad props for the unusual accessorizing either way.
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It seems likely that Sally Draper will turn up on an upcoming episode of Mad Men sporting this long-sleeve polo dress and lolling in front of the TV.
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An easy polka-dot sheath dress features attention-grabbing oversize buttons.
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Our favorite gray duffel coat makes a second appearance, this time with a high-waisted pouf skirt in gray flannel and a green plaid button-down.
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Another view of what is sure to become Sally Draper's favorite new outfit.
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