I Let Out a Small Scream When I Saw This Collection on Moda Operandi

Johanna Ortiz’s newest collection is on a whole ‘nother level. Seriously.

Let me back up and clarify a bit. The scream I’m referring to in the title of this post was more of a yelp, or even a gasp – a sound of pure excitement, if you will. And by another level I mean if Wheaties is the breakfast of champions, this is the wardrobe equivalent.

There comes a time when the pure appreciation of a collection is so great that you have no choice but to respect it even if it shows no respect towards you and you ability to purchase it.

Fashion is just as much about admiring things from afar as it is things that we can actually have no?

Yes. Yes it is. And yes i just answered my own question.

I think what makes this line so special is the different places it’s able to take you. It’s 1:06 in the morning and I’m marveling at the use of extravagant ruffles. The kind of ruffles that’ll have your friends whispering “we told her this was a casual event, why does she always do the most?”

When you think the ruffles to all of the magical places your little head can muster, your attention is drawn to the use of rich, tropical prints because that’s just how Johanna gets down.

And when you thought it just simply couldn’t get any better, you’re like “wait. Is that? Nah. You’ve got to be kidd…. Are those sequins?!?!”

Oh hell no, Johanna. You’ve gone too far. You’ve outdone yourself. It’s too much.

So now I’m here. Eyes heavy but with a full heart, smiling to myself as I imagine all of the places I could go in these majestic creations.

For example: Where can’t you go in wide leg, cream, sequin pants? Where?


Like, EXCUSE ME? I can’t hear you. I’m like legitimately a shimmering goddess right now so…talk later.


This MF’in jumpsuit?! Somebody help me get this mf’in jumpsuit.


I’m just not sure what else to say at this point. If you’re so inclined, head to Moda Operandi to check out the rest of the collection. And girl, if you can, treat yo’self on behalf of all of us.


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