11/15/20

The Wintry Mix

When the forecast calls for a chilly wintry mix, expect nothing less than peak performance from the Hybridge Jacket by Canada Goose.  Since 1957, Canada’s premier outerwear company has made jackets with “the perfect blend of luxury and uncompromising craftsmanship.”






Crafted in wind-resistant, water-repellent fabric that stands up to the elements, this smartly quilted coat is down insulated for the ultimate in warmth. Side vents with zippers and a pointed shirt collar contribute to the modern, urban aesthetic of the coat. Style Name: Woolrich Vail Water Repellent Quilted Down Coat.

11/5/20

Clear-Eyed Athena

Athena would like the latest collection by Proenza Schouler.  As the guardian of weavers, she would approve of the sweaters made from fine merino wool.  As a sage advisor, the daughter of Zeus would probably wear the indomitable leather belt when bestowing wisdom upon the brave.  And as someone who often appeared in disguise, she would appreciate the unusual shadow prints that trick the eye. 





A solid black lapel and cuffs give this otherwise classically styled herringbone coat a graphic punch. Style Name: Proenza Schouler Contrast Lapel Herringbone Wool Blend Coat.

10/24/20

Love POV

Love is the Point of View

when you love what you do.
 
The Row


“Established in 2006 and named in reverence of London's Savile Row,
The Row emulates the bespoke standards of exquisite fabrics,
impeccable details and perfect fits. The Row combines a timeless
perspective with subtle attitudes, forming an irreverent, classic signature.
Collections explore the strength of simplistic shapes that speak to
discretion and are based on uncompromising quality.”






Knit from Donegal yarn with its signature contrasting flecks, this wool sweater features exposed seams fanning out from the mock neck to the rolled hem. The slightly belled sleeves are finished with rolled cuffs. Style Name: The Row Adamy Mock Neck Exposed Seam Wool Sweater.

10/13/20

Rag & Bone New York: Anticipation

Rag & Bone blends New York swagger with British composure like a classic Manhattan cocktail.  A dash of bitters mingles with smooth whiskey and aromatic vermouth while a bright red cherry garnishes this swanky concoction.  Serve with attitude.





Even the most casual look is instantly upgraded when you top it off with a camel hair coat, especially one that's cut in a clean, near-collarless silhouette. Style Name: Rag & Bone Liam Camel Hair Long Coat.

10/1/20

All Day, Come What May, Comfort

Along with the pleasant change in the weather forecast, Autumn brings a change in your fashion outlook.  The seasonal pattern of brisk mornings and mild afternoons is your cue to rearrange your closet and put boots and sweaters front and center.

 






A marbled ball buttons subtly enhances the elegance of this laid-back yet luxe silk blouse. Style Name: Vince V-Neck Ball Button Silk Blouse.

9/20/20

From Subliminal to Sublime

Like an overnight package delivered to your door, some dreams arrive with an urgent message that requires your immediate attention. The brilliant colors make it impossible to ignore.  The setting is familiar, yet bewildering.  The dream overshadows your morning as though it’s waiting for a response.  Subliminal images of a young girl running through a gold field conjures a nostalgic mood.  She’s clutching a shiny object in her left hand.  A green sky obscures the light.  The soundtrack—music from another decade—ends abruptly on a song that you can’t get out of your head. 





This double-face jacquard sweater-coat reverses from a striking cubist pattern to a solid hue, making it a versatile, timeless option for transitioning seasons. Style Name: Akris Belted Reversible Sweater Coat.

9/3/20

Free Spirits

Free spirits don’t fear the unknown. They face the future with confidence instead of dwelling on the past.  Free spirits treasure independence—the space where creativity flourishes.  They prefer the freedom of the open road over a one-way street, lest they become too restless.  It’s the unexpected detours to scenic places where a free spirit discovers that a generous heart soothes a rebellious soul. 





In this fresh-from-the-runway design, an asymmetrical slipdress finished with a pleated skirt can be worn alone or topped with a plush cowl-neck sweater. Style Name: Allsaints Jessie Two-Piece Sweater & Dress.

8/2/20

Bien Habillé

When you live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, style is an avocation.  It’s a talent that’s developed from living in a vibrant city with prominent architecture and splendid gardens.  It’s intrinsic to a culture that values joie de vivre.  Indeed, it’s Parisian.





Pale hues lighten the look of a sleeveless tweed dress, tailored with fringed finishes and defined at the waist with a removable belt. Style Name: Maje Rianey Cotton Blend Tweed Sleeveless Dress.


7/10/20

L'Origami

Dressmaking, like origami, uses various folds to achieve geometric shapes from flat material.  A designer can visualize the garment in a piece of fabric before making the pattern, whereas an origami artist can see the three dimensional shape in a square sheet of paper before making the folds.  A vivid spatial imagination enables the artist to see the material’s potential before constructing a beautiful work of art that can be displayed—or worn—for all to admire.







Origami-inspired seaming puffs out the sleeves of this mini-length shift made from Japanese twill with the perfect balance of structure and drape. Style Name: Tibi Origami Sleeve Chalky Drape Shift Minidress.


7/1/20

ZigZag Pizzazz

Missoni’s signature zigzag pattern is like an electric current that excites the senses.  The distinctive weave of Missoni knitwear has an unmistakable texture that feels sumptuous and authentic.  Deluxe separates like the mixed pattern cardigan hugs your curves with a custom fit that stays true to form throughout the day.  A lightweight cape has a breezy weave that caresses your shoulders; a multi-colored scarf adds pizzazz to a white pullover; and the classic triangle bikini—a geometric marvel—is unequivocal and so magnifico.







Dots plot the progression of the colorful zigzags patterning this lightweight knit cardigan with a sweeping silhouette and striped space-dye trims. Style Name: Missoni Zigzag Long Knit Cardigan.

6/14/20

Ganni Two-Part Harmony

Summer is a time of fervent activity in Copenhagen’s beautiful parks.  There’s an exhilaration in the air brought on by warm, sunny days and smiling faces.  Flowers are bursting with vivid colors; fruits are ripening with juicy flavors; and Ganni dresses are popping up everywhere.  Don’t expect to see the typical traditionalist fashion often associated with Scandinavian style because Ganni celebrates the season with unusual prints and colors that sing in two-part harmony.







Hazy blooms drift across this billowy balloon-sleeve blouse textured with crisp pleating. Style Name: Ganni Floral Print Balloon Sleeve Pleated Georgette Blouse.


5/21/20

The Virtual Touch

Relax in your at-home Dressing Room with a personalized selection of versatile separates from TrunkClub.  After learning about your style preferences, your TrunkClub stylist will suggest ways to mix trendsetting tops with your beloved jeans; add modern flair to a vintage sundress with the latest accessories; and recommend the perfect cropped pants to complement your favorite Tory Burch sandals.  





Crafted from softly distressed cotton denim, this versatile jean jacket is styled with classic felled seams and glistening metallic buttons. Madewell.



5/11/20

Subtle Sway

By now, you’re probably ready to leave the state of flux you’ve been in for the past few months.  You’re eager for a fresh perspective—a reassuring outlook.  Let instinct guide you to a new place.  Travel to a state of calm where you can unpack the stress and feel light as a feather drifting in the wind.





A classic button-up takes the day off with a lightweight linen fabrication and a gently relaxed fit. Style Name: Polo Ralph Lauren Relaxed Linen Button-Up Shirt.

5/2/20

Pretty Please

Pretty prints get preferential treatment at Ted Baker London.
Signature Skater dresses are pretty as a picture.
Top-notch totes have pretty much everything you could want in a bag.
One-button blazers look pretty smart with exceptional tailoring.
and
You'll be sitting pretty in the cropped Jimeni jacket with a pretty little bow on top.
 




A high/low hem with rippling pleats gives pretty movement to a party dress of airy crinkled chiffon with a sunny and sophisticated floral print. Twisted panels at the front have a waist-sculpting effect. Style Name: Ted Baker London Fabulas Cabana Pleated Dress.



4/21/20

Nonchalance

Like a regional dialect, nonchalance is spoken throughout California.  It’s a language of style that’s influenced by the coastal climate and the live and let live attitude.  It’s a fashion statement that values individuality.  It’s a conversation that starts on the streets of LA or San Francisco and translated into dozens of other languages.





Present poetically in this silken top that's a tastefully refined version of the classic style. Style Name: Vince Poet Silk Popover Top.