Best Of NYFW Spring 2016, Part 1

Just as we’re all settling into idea of fall, New York Fashion Week is warming us back up again with collections replete with skin baring silhouettes, lace and macramé textures, and soft, subdued color palettes. Suddenly, we’re desperately holding onto those last few days of summer . . .

Rosie AssoulinRelaxed volume, subtle theatrics, youthful sophistication, serious fun . . . Rosie Assoulin breaks the rules with contradictions, which makes her clothing so damn appealing and captivating. This season, there were low slung, boxer-exposing trousers, trapeze blouses, swimwear playfully layered over sweaters and button up shirts. So good.

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Derek Lam: The 60s and 70s are familiar to Derek Lam – he’s remastered them quite well in previous collections. But this season, with Nina Sinome as his inspiration, there was a more relaxed and almost boho feel to the silhouettes. Elongated bell sleeves, sleek leather trench coats, and intarsia knit dresses surely put a spell on us.

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Mid-Century Indoor Planters

I’ve been putting off filling my house with indoor plants and beautiful, mid-century inspired planters because as most of you might know by now, I have a history of killing even the most low maintenance plant. What can I say? I’ve been plagued with a black thumb. So, I had a lot to prove before finally splurging on creating my dream indoor oasis. I’m happy to report that I managed keep orchids and a fiddle leaf fig tree flourishing this summer. And now, with a long list of planters and plant stands on my wish list, to the nursery I go!midcenturyplanters1
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Lemaire x Uniqlo

You’d think cashmere turtlenecks, merino sweaters and melton wool capes would be the last thing on my mind, considering the gnarly heat wave we’ve been experiencing this week throughout California. But no. Uniqlo‘s lastest collaboration with French label Lemaire has me dreaming – no, lusting – for fall. Come October 2nd, you’ll find me shopping for chic and cozy knits . . . rain or 90 degrees.

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Bryr Clogs

It was long sabbatical, traveling from the coast of Spain to the mountains of Sedona, that inspired Isobel Schofield to learn and master the art of shoemaking. A studio was eventually built in San Francisco and a collection of beautiful handcrafted, high heeled clogs was born. Each clog is made using traditional Linden wood and leathers sourced from local American tanneries. I love the modern details and clever use of colors so much, it’s hard to decide which pair of Bryrs will be my first. And since they are all made to order, each taking nearly a month to complete, I best choose wisely . . .

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