In honor of the Fall/Winter 2014 KARA accessories collection, I’m excited to join the New York City designer, Sarah Law, as a Guest Pinner for an exclusive project entitled KARA X DESMITTEN. Over the next week I will curate images that embody the new collection, inspired by the basic need for comfort, solidity and permanence. The Fall/Winter 2014 collection of minimalist handbags stay true to the young brand’s aesthetic while pushing it into the future through the use of luxurious materials including bold suedes and alpine shearling. Browse through the KARA X DESMITTEN pinboard to re-pin, like and comment on your favorites while shopping the new collection of accessories.
A few weeks ago I shared my must-have camel blazer picks with you, today I ask the question, would you wear this color head to toe? The Row and Acne offer oversized cozy looks for Fall, while Valentino and Christophe Lemaire for Hermès focus on a more streamlined look. Camel is one of those classic colors that never goes out of style, so why not try it in a monochrome look? I pulled some of my favorite camel pieces for Fall from chunky knits to streamlined blazers. To mix it up, I would mix hues and textures in one look.
We all fell in love with the Céline pointed loafers as soon as they popped up in the Pre-Fall 2014 look book, but now they are a must have item. The pointed toe elongates your leg and adds a sense of sophistication to any look. They also make the perfect transition shoe, from summer to fall. Whether you want to splurge for the Céline style, or save some money and go for a high-street style, I rounded up my favorites at every price point. Which would you go for?
As a teenager, my favorite color to wear was gray, and through the years, I graduated to a more sophisticated color…black. This cozy editorial from WSJ Magazine reminded me how great gray can be. Alastair McKimm’s ability to bring out the beauty and textures in gray clothing through his styling, is rarely rivaled and always puts me in a gray daze. Need I remind you of this editorial from last year? It still feels fresh yet classic.
For Fall, photographer Lachlan Bailey captured model Anna Jagodzinska and a feline friend in a smokey shade of gray. From textured knits to oversized overcoats, the options are limitless for fall shopping. Scroll through to view my gray picks for the season. If this editorial doesn’t inspire you to go for grey this season, I don’t know what will.
This weekend my best friend was in town, and we had an entire day to shop around. While the rest of the city was taking mass transit to the beach, we were enjoying the unusually quiet streets and stores. I fell in love with this simple but beautiful black bag from A.P.C., the Édith bag. Made of French leather, with a heavy gold chain and simple structured silhouette, I think I may have found my next bag. I love that it is dressier than the bag I carry now. I can wear it during the day, but it transitions seamlessly into evening. The size is perfect, and the price is nice as well, at just $635.