Stylist extraordinaire and person with exquisite taste, Kim Naci, gave me one assignment after helping me clean out my closet; get myself a black a-line skirt! There is no single piece of clothing that looks as flattering on every body type. A-lines are the Goldilocks of fashion: not too full, not too tight … but just right! My skirt of choice is Theory. Kim’s goal to help me “be the master of my own closet” started with this single A-line skirt addition. Now, I have so many choices and new outfits. I say, find yourself an a-line skirt and build your wardrobe and your self-esteem!
Skirt, Theory; blouse, Jil Sander; shoes, Pierre Hardy
Photos: Kendra Olson
There were numerous, “I have to have that!” fashion moments watching Sex and the City; sometimes it was Miranda or Charlotte or Samantha, but mostly it was Carrie moments. She was over-the-top, yes, but I related to her fashion-forward style. Her pieces, especially her accessories, were unique and expressive – they identified her persona and character. Certain moments come to mind, especially those of Carrie wearing a series of flower pins. I had my own Carrie Bradshaw moment today when I added a vintage Dolce & Gabbana flower pin to my blazer – just for the fun of it. No one had seen anything like it and I was happy to wear something unique. Don’t be afraid to have a good time with your accessories; they are what set you apart from the crowd. They will give you that edge and confidence to be your most individual self. And that is what clothes do best.
Pin, Dolce & Gabbana; Blazer, Valentino; Blouse, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti
Photo by Abrina
When I found this dress, I knew I had found a treasure. Unlike anything I have seen this season; the subtle nuances, the draping, and the special touches in this Eva Franco dress remind me why I love shopping in consignment stores and vintage shops … for that one-of-a-kind look that you simply can’t find anywhere else! These days, when clothing starts to look like the same thing I see over and over, I find myself wanting something all my own. I turn to consignment and vintage shopping to give me that unique edge that enables me to express my personal style. And I feel even better, knowing that I am also helping to preserve the planet.
Dress, Eva Franco; Shoes, Talbots. Photos by Abrina Hyatt
Photo Credit: Jason Whatling/Splash News
It’s official – ever since that July morning in 1981 when I awakened at 4 am to watch the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles – I am a Royal follower. In fact, I have been catching British Royal moments ever since. And in just two days when Prince William and Princess Kate arrive in New York City I will be there too. I am compelled to see what Kate will be wearing; she understands her personal style so well. And I love that this Royal couple are such positive British ambassadors, because as modern as they are, they are also quintessentially, British. How do I know? No one wears a fascinator like Princess Kate!
So, even though this will be a first trip to New York for Prince William and Princess Kate, it will be a first for us Americans, too; to see the best of British fashion up close and personal. A win-win, I would say. And I am fascinated by Kate’s fascinators.
My skull sweater! I couldn’t be happier that it’s October, and I am pulling out my skull sweater! I love my skulls, and although I wear this sweater the entire fall and winter, nothing feels better than wearing it this month. Today, I pair the sweater with black pants, and my first-ever Manolo Blahnik’s that I purchased … where else? At my favorite consignment boutique; on sale, no less. It was a good day. Are you pleased with me, Carrie Bradshaw?
Do you have a favorite October item to get you in the mood for Halloween? Do tell …
Photos by Lisa Reznik