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Grown-up chic.

Grown-up chic.

 

Fashion Now

Today being fashionable isn't about obtaining standing items that everyone else has. Women are demanding more personalized pieces- whether straight from the runway or custom made items, or unique gems found in millions of retail websites offering pieces that stores simply don’t. Pieces that set them apart from the crowd.

Jamie’s rusty orange and yellow combo is an easy to define bold color statement that will set anyone apart if wearing on the street.  ‘70s still growing trend is for women desiring understatement rather than logos.  

Now tags simply don’t matter as much. What we want are things that make us feel really singular. With one click of a mouse you are invited into the world of designers old and new, fast fashion and retail chains all catering to this new wish for more personal interpretations of indulgence.

When putting this ensemble together for Jamie, I gravitated toward the season’s latest off-the-runway looks. As I was looking through the photos taken by John Rounds I could not decide which ones are the best. All of them are incredible. As I was trying to narrow it down, looking at Jamie and how amazing she looked in those colors, I realized that the future of the fashion industry lies in offering different choices and styles targeted to specific types of customers. There will be a group of fashionistas that will set the trends and will need the most unique and extravagant items but let’s not forget about mothers, business women, tall or short women. For instance, not all designers make jeans for really tall women, in fact there are only a few brands out there that cater to really tall women.  Ironic, as most of the runways are walked by some of the tallest girls in the world.

Young women are outdoing their descents by purchasing never-seen-before pieces. The new fashion is unsolidified and energetic -fun, carefree traces like the tweed clutch or suede wedges are important parts of the equation.

Now the ultimate luxury is having the choice and freedom to dress exactly how you want regardless of brand or make. Luxury is being able to relax and enjoy things… just because.

Jamie is wearing: Coat: Chic Nova, Top: Free People, Skirt: ROMWE, Tights: Jonathon Aston, Shoes: H&M, Clutch: Vintage, Necklace: Kenneth Jay

Jamie is wearing: Coat: Chic Nova, Top: Free People, Skirt: ROMWE, Tights: Jonathon Aston, Shoes: H&M, Clutch: Vintage, Necklace: Kenneth Jay

MODEL: JAMIE KLEIN

MAKEUP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

 

Nude Awakenings

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Scarf: H&M, Blazer: H&M, Necklace: ASOS, Dress: Jada, Boots :Aldo, Clutch: ASOS, Bracelet: Roost at Anthropologie

Scarf: H&M, Blazer: H&M, Necklace: ASOS, Dress: Jada, Boots :Aldo, Clutch: ASOS, Bracelet: Roost at Anthropologie

Nude, beige or creme never goes out. Those colors are perennial, everlasting, infinite and make me feel natural and special. I love to wear nude all over and I indulge in everything womanly. My favorite is the dress of course but I also adore this "shrunken" style blazer (although it is a bit wrinkled from sitting in the car for too long). Flash of gold adds a rich element to this look. 

I want to hear from you! Send me pictures of your favorite nude, beige or creme outfit. I would love to include these in my "nude awakenings" hall of fame and feature them in my blog.


MORE NUDES

The strongest coats this season are punched-up classics: a peacoat in brilliant blush (almost nude) at Temperley London from the Winter 2014 collection, is a contemporary take on the classic riding coat.

Nail Polish: Dior, Dress: Temperley London, Headband: Benoit Missolin, Coat: Temperely London, Scarf: Temperley London, Necklace: Dannijo, Clutch: Givenchy, Shoes: Valentino Garavani

The newly minted perennial got a fresh spin in the form of garment dyed jeans at Brunello Cucinelli and urban patchwork at JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARÇONS.

From the top clockwise: First Look: Shirt: CHLOÉ, Hat: Albertus Swanepoel, Cardigan: MARY KATRANTZOU, Poncho: J.Crew, Necklace: Annina Vogel, Belt: Hermès, Bag: CHLOÉ, Pants: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Shoes: Valentino Garavani. Second Look: Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Earrings: Dinny Hall, Sweatshirt: Moschino, Jacket: MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Shoes: JIMMY CHOO, Jeans: JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARÇONS, Bag: Aspinal of London, Ring:Dinny Hall

I love when designers play with patterns, textures and colors. Inspired by an 18th century Spanish chasuble, this close-fitting dress from the Temperley London Winter 2014 collection is folkloric in both tint and texture.

Coat: Reiss, Earrings: Oscar de la Renta, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Dress: Temperley London, Bracelet: Annoushka, Bag: Stella McCartney, Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo

Even when dressing down a bit let color be your guide. Here are few playful pieces. Nude fedora hat, blush knit sweater and beige cashmere sweatpants jump-start a super comfy and bold look.

Hat: Mühlbauer, Sweater: Michael Kors, Necklace: Astley Clarke, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow, Eyeshadow Pallette: YSL, Pants: J.crew, Popover: J.Crew, Shoes: Valentino Garavani, Bag: ALEXANDER WANG

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