Deconstructed jackets over finely knit sweaters on top of quilt printed dresses, all layered over two-tone, textured leg wear . . . Gary Graham‘s fall collection oddly makes perfect sense, and thus provides me with fresh layering inspiration. I’m also loving the use of burgundy, grey, rust, and bright red, a color palette common to other fall collections we’re seeing on the runways. Swoon!
(images by HonestlyWTF, Manitobah Gatherer Tall Mukluks $269)
Several years ago I was lucky enough to visit Hangzhou, one of the most beautiful cities in China, home of the legendary West Lake, and a place I’ve been wanting to revisit ever since. So you can understand how excited I was to discover Amanfayun, a new Áman resort on the outskirts of the ancient city. In the spirit of a traditional Chinese village, the resort boasts 47 dwellings with stone floors, camphor-wood walls, and clay-tiled roofs. With breathtaking views of thirteenth-century bodhisattvas and Buddhas carved into the nearby cliff, Amanfayun seems like the perfect place to appreciate the serenity of what Marco Polo once described as “the city of heaven.”
Australian brand We Are Handsome is dipping into floral for the first time in their fifth collection, which is appropriately titled The Romantic. My favorite is the Secret Garden suit, splashed with blooming wildflowers and sassily dotted with tiny puppy heads throughout. The pets pictured on the prints actually belong to the staff of We Are Handsome, which makes their designs so darn likable and charming. I can’t wait until the collection hits stores next month as I’ve been searching for a one piece that doesn’t remind me of something my mother could own.