So London Fashion Week came and went before we even had a chance to completely defrost from the New York freeze. Here are just a few of our favorite from the week . . .
Emilia Wickstead:All the romantically soft and waist cinching loveliness at Emilia Wickstead had us aspiring to adapt that ladylike aesthetic the New Zealand-born designer presented down the runway. Not only were the silhouettes flattering, the unexpected fold and pleats in the tailoring were unique and graceful. Luck be a lady.
The gallery wall vignettes, the vintage brass details, the abundance of natural light, the outdoor shower, the open shelving . . . I can go on and on with about a hundred reasons why I love textile designer and interior decorator Lauren Liess‘ Washington D.C. home. And it’s all that much more impressive knowing what she had to work with before her six month renovation!
A trip to New York isn’t ever complete without a visit to Lulu Frost‘s stunning Flatiron showroom and newly renovated retail space. Not only is it a reason to preview and shop the latest collection (we wanted everything, by the way), we love carving out some craft time with Lisa and her team. We all share a love of collecting vintage plates and storing jewelry in them atop dressers and credenzas – but how annoying is it when your precious baubles start collecting dust and other debris? As per usual, we didn’t have to look far for a solution. Lisa’s vintage inspired aesthetic was the perfect inspiration for these oh so pretty, and easy to make jewelry cloches.
When it comes to lip color, I’m a sheer, barely there kinda girl – mostly because it’s easy and natural. But man, after seeing the gorgeous red lip at 3.1 Phillip Lim this season, I’ll be the first to snatch up NARS‘ newest shade in VIP Red which launches later this fall. I love the darker, richer hue with the perfectly subtle hint of burgundy. Pucker up!
With paintbrush and pad in hand, illustrator Katherine Irwin sketched a few of our most loved looks and moments throughout the Oscars last evening. Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture! Lupita Nyong’o in a custom pearl encrusted Calvin Klein gown!! Emma Stone in a chartreuse Ellie Saab Haute Couture number!!! Kiera Knightly in an ethereal Valentino frock!!! Julianne Moore in a beaded organza dress by Karl Lagerfeld!!!! And Jared Leto in a pale lavender Givenchy suit. And these were just a few of our favorite things.