Dressing Like A Boss
Katherine Hepburn’s tailored elegance and borrowed-from-the-boys chic commanded attention and let them know who was in charge. Fall ’14s military-inspired overcoats and androgynous sophistication has the fierce actress’s boss-lady swagger.
That Personal Touch
Betty Halbreich is one class act. The brassy and beautiful Bergdorf Goodman doyenne exudes a certain timeless elegance that transcends the constraints of decade. Fall ’14s runways- Peter Som, Prabal Gurung, and Zimmerman - tailored-minimalism, menswear-inspired silhouettes, luxe fabrics and dramatic necklines that capture the impeccably chic style icon’s sewn sophistication.
Petal To The Metal
Fall’s Seventies-inspired sportif fuses ladylike sensibilities with race-track-ready, borrowed-from-the-boys charms. Charon Cooijmans gears-up in the season’s retro-racer clothes and imbues them with a seductive é·clat- courtesy of her fiercely feminine wiles and feathered Charlie’s Angels ‘do.
The Girl Who Cried Woolf
The bookish bohemia of the Bloomsbury set- wild floral ptterns, lush fabrics, gauzy ruffles, mix-matched color pairings,long flowy scarves and luxe embroidery- rattled Fall ’14s runways like a tempest in a teapot. Burberry, Rochas and Stella Jean take a page out of Virginia Woolf’s style novel and make Fall fashion’s story one worth reading.
Edie Campbell lightens up a bit- well at least as far as her hair is concerned, and channels another gamine muse famous for her languorous poses and pouty lips- Twiggy- in Vogue Paris’s jaunty Fall fashion spread.
Mystery Of The Minx
Exuding an air of intrigue has become increasingly more and more elusive in the age of twitter, yet W shows us how it’s done in it’s September issue. The magazine’s Brigitte Bardot-inspired spread, captures the enigmatic coqutte’s feline-chic in fall 14’s sphinx-like offerings.
Heart Of Glass, Spirit Of Grit
Debbie Harry was no damsel in distressed denim. The Blondie front-woman sizzled in spare-yet-sexy street-wear and androgynous, sultry glamour. Her brazen, 80’s-inspired style and her tailored rebelliousness were celebrated in Vogue Italia’s August issue.
Fall 14’s answer to the weather’s petulant mood swings have a decidedly 60’s feel. candy-colored vinyl, glossy patent leather and water-wisking fabrics come in jaunty silhouettes and a modern reprising of mod classics. Miu Miu’s plasticized gear, Balenciaga’s sporty-cute coats and Louis Vuitton’s sleek toppers are all instant hits fit for the chicest of city slickers.
Girl Gone Platinum
Dior’s Fall ‘14 collection possessed feminine sensibilities peppered with a playful retro vibe, but Raf Simmons’ signature modern edge and technical prowess brings a vanguard feel to the collection making it less small town girl- more big city bombshell.
A Hardy Appetite
Fall 14’s ritzy and reckless yé-yé girl style has Françoise Hardy’s feline charms and rebellious spirit.