Looking Out the Windows

Butterfly embroidered gowns at Valentino. Insect wings outlining the gowns at Honor. Carolina Herrera taps her Pre-Fall collection, “Bee Happy.” Elephants and dragons are drawn on to the pieces at Roberto Cavalli. A feather coat adds that Wow factor at Chanel’s Pre-Fall show in Dallas. And Jean Paul Gaultier has only these words to describe his latest Haute Couture collection, “Life is a Butterfly!”
Ever since the Pre-Fall season began, designers have been looking out their windows for inspiration on their latest collections. Throughout the Pre-Fall collections, many designers demonstrated the importance of outerwear, with fur and feathered separates. While Reed Krakoff’s collection sure did seem to show off some of my favorite animal prints. Some designers seemed to opt more for flowers and insects, especially during last week’s Haute Couture Fashion Week. Carolina Herrera takes inspiration from the bumble bee, while at Valentino comes a segment filled with Butterfly embroidered gowns, in both the brand’s Haute Couture and Pre-Fall collection. While flowers get their share at Zuhair Murad, Giambattista Valli, and Elie Saab’s Haute Couture collections; and Matthew Williamson’s Pre-Fall collection. I guess doing something as simple as looking out the windows can produce a really fascinating collection.

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Elie Saab Spring 2014 Haute Couture: Springtime Glamour

Just as many of his Haute Couture collections have been, Elie Saab has just presented another Magnificently Gorgeous Haute Couture collection. This time, in light, Flowy Springy hues, and a Ruby Red. All to simply show off, Springtime Glamour.

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My New Look: Bangs

Since making a debut on the Fall 2012 runways at Elie Saab, Versace, and Marni, and making appearances at Emilio Pucci, Rag & Bone, and Salvatore Ferragamo during Fall 2013 Fashion Week. Bangs have ever since gone viral. And with … Continue reading

Simply Enchanting

In Valentino, Elie Saab, and Chloe. In the Enchanting Fall Forest, comes Supermodel Guinevere Van Seenus in the season’s most enchanting editorial. Wearing Fall’s most delicate pieces, she leaves a trail of petels as she walks. But then stops in a mist of the Enchanted forest, and strikes a pose. See one of photographer Erik Madigan Heck‘s best works, in Net-A-Porter‘s magazine, The Edit.

My Fall Style

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Wearing a Leopard printed dress, sewn by my Maternal Grandmother, Judi and a “Paris France” printed silk scarf that I got for $3.00 at a Consignment store in Maine

My Style in One Word: Chic
Beauty Staple: Red lipstick and Twiggy lashes
Favorite Fashion Designers: Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Valentino Garavani, Marc Jacobs, and Raf Simons
Fall Must-Haves: Equestrian Boots, Blazers, Tweed, and a One of a kind piece from Grandma
Favorite Fall 2013 trend: Plaid
Favorite Year-Round Piece: My Audrey Hepburn inspired LBD
Needed Handbag: Chanel 2.55
Favorite Fall Collections: Chanel Pre Fall, Moschino, Rag & Bone, Louis Vuitton, and Elie Saab Haute Couture
Favorite Fall Knits: Ralph Lauren cashmere
Favorite Hues for Fall: Navy, Oxblood, and Red
Favorite Fall Perfume: Paris Amour, Chanel N 5, and Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted
Fall Prints I can’t live without: Plaid, Houndstooth, Tweed, and anything Animal print
Must-Have Hat: A beret
Favorite Style Icons: Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, and my Great-Grandmother Alice Starkey
Most beloved Fall Pieces: My Chocolate colored knee high Equestrian Boot, The Haute Couture gown that my Mom picked up for me in Paris two years ago, and my two Campbell Family Tartan kilts from my Great-Grandmother Alice Starkey
Tights I Can’t live Without: Nordstrom’s Black tights, they literally make you feel like your wearing sweatpants but in the Chicest way.
Accessory I can’t live Without: Simply Pearls