No. 6 may have started out as a vintage shop in 2005, but it soon became a cult favorite among New-Yorkers-in-the-know thanks to designer Karin Bereson’s handmade clogs, vintage inspired silk dresses and separates. I’ve been a fan of the label’s tomboyish ease for years so you can imagine how surprised I was that a collaboration with Madewell didn’t actually happen sooner! Nevertheless, the capsule collection has arrived and it is good, y’all. Together, they’ve resurrected No.6’s best selling silhouettes and archival prints, which means printed striped jumpsuits and floral dresses – perfect for fall layering.
You guys, I’ve made some bold changes to our house recently! I can’t share them quite yet but I can give you a hint with this look inside textile designer Lisa Fine‘s gorgeous New York City apartment. The Upper East Side pad is blanketed in color and pattern from floor to ceiling. Here wherein lies the clue. Walls, ceilings, windows, chairs, pillow and lampshades are upholstered in layers and layers of Indian and Middle Eastern inspired textiles – it’s like a more, dare I say, pared down version of the designer’s Parisian flat. There’s a welcoming warmness about Lisa’s aesthetic that makes me want to be enveloped by it all.
It’s just now starting to feel like fall in California. Temperatures actually fell below 70 degrees this week! Finally! This long awaited, transitional weather doesn’t mean that I’m storing away all my relatively new summer (or even late summer) dresses just yet. In fact, I’ve been obsessed with layering trousers and denim underneath my favorite midi and maxi frocks. Not only does the right pair of jeans tone down the femininity of a summery dress, it keeps those legs warm on those chillier days. I personally prefer ankle length or cuffed boyfriend denim. And also, be sure that the dress is looser fitting – drop waisted or wrap dresses work great. If it’s a button down, experiment with keeping the bottom open to expose those blues!