August Design Inspiration

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 My August design inspiration and final garment are a little delayed, but it fits in with the spirit of New York Fashion Week. My August design was inspired by a sense of delicate ease, free movement and enjoying indian summer. The dress I made is easy to wear, without constraints but still has a sense of luxury. I’m wearing the dress to a wedding on Sunday, where we will sail around Manhattan on a yacht. Stay tuned to see the complete look!

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NYFW Prep: Styling Inspiration

The biggest question leading up to New York Fashion week is “What am I going to wear?!” This year is no different. My NYFW prep always involves pulling styling inspiration from my archive of images. My top three styling inspiration ideas this season…

1. Simple tee + skinny scarf combination (as seen in the Spring 2013 issue of The Gentlewoman). Nothing dresses up like your favorite slouchy tee like a skinny silk scarf.

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2. Taking layering and proportion ques from the men (as seen on the Spring 2015 Christophe Lemaire menswear runway). Long over long looks fresh, especially when keeping a monochrome look.

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3. Outerwear as tops (as seen on Marine Deleeuw for Thankoon Addition’s Fall 2013 lookbook). Who doesn’t love a piece that does double duty? Forgo the under layer and tuck your favorite trench, vest or blazer into an asymmetrical skirt. Just be sure to button up.

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What inspires your New York Fashion Week look?

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September List

September is the month of fashion shows, and while I look forward to attending some New York shows, I also can’t wait to build my Fall wardrobe. My monthly musings are all here in the September List.

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TO DO // This month I’m going to explore different ways to reimagine the white shirt for Fall. Pulling inspiration from Céline (pictured) and Dior, I have some DIY’s underway, so stay tuned.

TO READ // How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are was written by some of the most fashionable French women around: Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret and Sophie Mas. I look forward to taking some time this month to enjoy this witty, light-hearted book. Filled with love, shopping and style advice, there’s something for everyone to learn from these fabulous French women.

TO WEAR // It’s no surprise that burnt orange is one of the colors of the season. And after making this scarf, I fully intend to infuse more of this color into my Fall wardrobe. This Proenza Schouler suede skirt is at the top of my list, but check back this month for all my top picks in this autumnal hue.

TO SEE // New York Fashion Week starts in a few short days, so if you want to keep up with my NYFW activities, just follow me on instagram. I’ll also be updating my < runway > board on Pinterest with my favorite looks from my favorite designers throughout the month.

TO BEAUTIFY // Some people where a signature scent all their lives, I on the other hand, wear one scent until the bottle runs out and then adopt a new scent. Since scent is the biggest memory trigger, each perfume reminds me of a different time in my life. I rarely buy my perfume, usually they are gifted to me by my closest friends and loved ones, but this might be an exception. While we were traveling last month, I fell in love with Odin Eau De Toilette 04 Petrana. Spicy, but floral, this scent is sure to be a hard one to get over once it’s gone.

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Editorial Eclipse: White Sneakers

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White sneakers never looked so good… I might have to add to my sneaker collection… a statement I never thought would cross my lips. Amanda Wellsh is swaddled in this season’s coziest knits, slouchiest pants and oversized outerwear with nothing but clean white sneakers to bring it all together. Photographer Benny Horne captured the essence of Fall through these dreamy, laid back images for Vogue Spain’s September issue. Navy blue and grey are the ultimate neutral color combo for Fall, wouldn’t you say?

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Customize your own adidas Stan Smith sneakers for just $100 + view the entire editorial via Visual Optimism.

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NYFW / Back To School Shopping

Shopping for New York Fashion Week is like back to school shopping for the fashion inclined. No matter how many years I am out of school, as soon as the middle of August hits, I still get nostalgic about “back to school shopping.” So in the spirit of New York Fashion Week which kicks off next week, here is my “back to school” shopping list. What’s on your list?

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Derek Lam sweater // Stella McCartney jeans // Topshop coat // Eddie Borgo earrings // KARA backpack // Saint Laurent cuff // Givenchy boots

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