Sunday, September 16, 2012

Image Beyond Fashion

As I have stated in prior posts, this Fall, I am more excited about fashion than I can remember in seasons past. Not just because of what is out there from Balmain, to Celine, to weekend bags, and gypsy styles, to color block scarves, and full on glitz- that is all well and good. The reason I wake up everyday anxious to layer on my trance worthy looks, is because I finally feel I am coming into a style all my own.

I feel like I have hit that peak of what my fashion and art is really all about- for me. I appreciate more than ever what it means to own a quality garment and what it takes to edit a look.
I think with age, crossing over into my 30's, I truly appreciate my own beauty and feel comfortable in my skin. When you finally realize that you have come into your own and found a way to express your creations, it feels like you are sharing something truly beautiful, and very personal.

I am obsessed with the cool style of London chic. Jane Birkin and Stella Mccartney are my muses for my Bohemian Smart looks for Fall 2012 and beyond. I am also enamored with Stella Blow. The Mcqueen mentor and eccentric stylist is best known for her dominating looks and "BLOW" inspired fascinators. Nicole Ritchie for her ever changing ability to mix prints and textures and still look like it was always meant to be paired together. I also love Cate Blanchett, Victoria Beckham and Dianne Kruger-fierce and actually the Olsen twins have a tremendous ability to own what they wear, and feel completely confident in their decision making.

So as we all cross over into fall together, I wanted to share my Fall Look Book. See if you can see these top fashion icons in the 4 following looks ahead.

Style With Me:
Only Mine Cashmere Sweater- R. $79 Nordstroms (Christmas gift from my Hubby)
Ghandi T-Shirt
J.Crew cutoffs
Wool Socks- Urban Outfitter's
Steve Madden boots
Club Monaco cashmere hat

Style With Me:
Ruffle Front Blouse- J.Crew- R. $78
Satin Trumpet Skirt- Cache- R. $25 (on sale)
Peacock Feather Belt- Urban Outfitter's
Bracelet- Nordstrom's
Silver Ring- inherited from Grandmother
Black Riding Boots 2011- Kork Ease- R. $125

Style With Me: Celine + Dolce and Gabbana inspired look!
Cobalt Blue Oversize Coat- Helene Berman London- R. $198 (on sale)
This coat is my claim to fame this Fall season. This jacket has allowed me to up my fashion playing card.
Wool Button Back Sweater- Vallette
Brocade Peplum Skirt 2007- TopShop London
Necklace- J.Crew
Stud Earrings- Cache
Ray- Ban glasses
Michael Kohr's heels

Style With Me:
Mink Pink printed Blouse- Need Supply-R. $88
Black Tank- Nordstrom's
Sangria Skinny Jeans- Cache- R. $98
Purse- Nordstrom's- R. $130 (on sale)
Earrings- Cache
Animal Print Skimmers- Madewell- R. $135
Ray - Ban Glasses