June Capsule x Karen Akunowicz

I'm Karen Akunowicz, a Celebrity Chef, Restauranteur with 3 restaurants in Boston, and the 2018 James Beard Foundation Award winner for Best Chef: Northeast. You can also see me regularly on shows like Bravo's “Top Chef” and The Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay."

"Pink ladies cool." - Karen

When bold is simply beautiful. Reimagining our beloved Allegra Top for warmer temps, the Rocio Top features a striking left shoulder cutout mirrored in front and back, grounded by a classic round neck and short sleeves. Handcrafted from soft, high-stretch and sustainable European jersey, she's perfect for day or night wear – promising to draw the eye in any setting.

Available in Raspberry, Off White and Black.

Styled with our Mei Pants.

Rocio Cutout Top


"Sharp." - Karen

Our statement-making Salma Top reimagines what it means to stick to the basics. The sleeveless counterpart to our Darcey Top, she marries a fitted bodice from sustainable European jersey with a translucent neckline in sheer European jersey to create a compelling duet of textures. Perfectly versatile, Salma’s a unique staple for all your casual looks.

Available in Black, Off White and Pink.

Salma Top


"Learning to cook as I was learning to love the work was my favorite part of my culinary education."

"Modern professional." - Karen

Our Selena Vest is an investment piece that promises a high return in style. Inspired by our Norah Blazer, Selena’s relaxed, sleeveless fit from lightweight European polyviscose features a lapel collar, double welt pockets, and a slit at the back. She's fully lined with padded shoulders and double-breasted fastening for structure and versatility, bringing a feminine touch to the enduring charm of a menswear-inspired classic.

Available in Off White, Taupe, Raspberry and Black.

Styled with our Salma Top, Georgia Pants and Rory Clutch.

Selena Vest


"Elegance." - Karen

Introducing our Signe Dress, a modern muse for anything from your casual outings to special occasions. Crafted from crisp European poplin cotton, she features a V-neck, dropped and gathered shoulders and a smocked waist that celebrates your femininity. Signe also offers pockets and a back strap to ensure a secure fit whether she's worn on or off shoulder, bringing sophisticated comfort to every moment.

Available in Spring Green, White, Chestnut and Black.

Styled with our Rory Clutch and Valerie Sandals.

Signe Dress


"Must-have." - Karen

Easy days are just a dress away. Meet our Montrose, a fit-and-flare silhouette where a bodice double-layered for coverage in sustainable European jersey falls into a crisp European poplin cotton skirt that's softly gathered along the waist. Offering a funnel neckline and sleeveless cut, as well as pockets and a side zip, Montrose is your perfect warm weather staple.

Available in Black and Spring Green.

Styled with our Reese Sandals.

Montrose Dress


"Fun meets functional." - Karen

In sumptuously soft Italian leather, our Rory Clutch is understated yet stylish enough to catch the eye. It features a large main compartment, a smaller internal pocket for storing your essentials and a magnetic fastening. Deciding on the perfect party outfit might take time and effort, but our Rory Clutch is an effortless choice.

Available in Cream, Taupe and Black.

Styled with our Selena Vest and our Georgia Pants.

Rory Clutch