I never realized how important fashion photography was until I visited the “Icons of Style” at “The Getty Center” in 2018. Arranged around stunning designer garments it was a feast for the eyes that continues to inspire me.
This was one of my mothers favorite rings in the ‘70s. Every time I look at it I think of her.
When I received this necklace in the mail I was happy that it was so heavy and sculptural. Slightly punk and rustic it’s the perfect accessory for white button-downs and feminine dresses.
Florals aren’t for everyone, especially if you’re the type who doesn’t care for unadulterated beauty, and prefer sturdy neutrals instead. Yet even if you are the practical sort prone to mannish, no-nonsense details, I’m sure there’s a floral out there for you.
It might be the stylized version of Marimekko , or the subtle gradations of an Andy Warhol silkscreen print, but it’s still the natural wonder of it that has the power to amaze you and enhance your outfit and your life.
Definition of floral: of, relating to, or depicting flowers.
Designers Who’re Famous for Using Floral Prints:
- Lilly Pulitzer
- Dolce and Gavbana
- Marc Jacobs
- Mary Katrantzou
- Johanna Ortiz
Where to Buy Floral Gear:
- J.C. Penney
- The RealReal
I want to communicate through clothes a concept of opposite worlds and traditions fusing together in a sophisticated way and standing side-by-side with equal importance, not covering the other up.-Stella Jean
One of the tricks of incorporating vintage touches with contemporary clothing to achieve a unique look is to coordinate the colors so the outfit is complimentary.
When I found this black bucket hat by Open Edit on Nordstrom.com I was in a bit of a state. As I was nearing my bus stop, on the way home from an outing in Venice, California, I realized I’d lost my favorite black bucket hat from H &M.
The day had been particularly windy, so I’d been fighting to hang onto it all day. Now that it’s gone, and my new hat is on the way, I can resolve my feelings of loss and chalk it up to another misadventure thanks to a mischievous gust of wind blowing at a busy intersection.
Traditionally used for kilts, schoolgirl skirts, and wide-leg ‘70s bellbottoms plaid is a print that either can enthrall the wearer and viewer overwhelm them. If worn head-to-toe it can be a bit much, but if broken up with a dynamic striped Breton or solid color tee it can wow even the most apathetic chicster.
I credit André Leon Talley for turning me onto it when I was truly done with the trend. Interviewed on a fashion TV program one Saturday morning, in a gloriously wild room literally dripping in red plaid, he sermonized about the wonders of the design so fervently, I was sold, and have loved it ever since.
Forever timeless and vibrant it’ll always be the royalty of fabrics.
Definition of plaid: A fabric with stripes and bars of various colors and bars that cross at right angles.Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition
Designers who’re using plaid for Fall 2022:
- Roberto Cavalier
- Christian Dior
Where to buy plaid gear:
- Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack