Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sweet Sophistocate: the fresh neutral

Sweet Sophistocate

Taupe is my recent go-to color. It's rich, versatile, and perfect. Why perfect? It requires tonal perfection--it's not gray, not brown, not beige; you'll also get a hint of lavender or rose for a color that is truly scrumptious. Designers Gucci, Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff and Celine have knockout taupe bags at the moment--clutches and cross-bodies to totes and satchels--that are definitely worth checking out.
Lanvin black jersey dress
$1,420 - montaignemarket.com


Fine jewellery

Noritamy gray jewelry
$255 - wolfandbadger.com


Monday, December 8, 2014

The LBD (and names to know)

With dresses ranging from $78 to $9,690, there is a little black beauty in this collection for every price range, personality, and occasion. Classic and conservative or edgy and risqué, couture designer or label-lacking, the shapes, textures, and aesthetics of these LBD's are stand-out. Take note of designers Junya Watanabe, protégé of Commes des Garcons, and Alexandre Vauthier, whose designs suit my personal taste to a T (watch his FW 14/15 show here).