As you’re planning your Fall shop and available budget, keep in mind that the colder months are the expensive ones, in the form of more materials (higher necks, longer sleeves), pricier textiles (cashmere, leather, shearling), additional items (jackets, coats) additional accessories (hats, scarves), and footwear (tall boots). As a general rule, I tell clients to add… [Cont.]
Monthly Archives: September 2013
I’d never been a jewelry collector until I met Carla Morrison. In the past, gorgeous pieces I’d see displayed in cases in 1st floor Barneys looked fabulous, but there was always something off-putting (aside from the price). Antique pieces found at flea markets or consignment, while lovely and unique, are risky purchases: fragile, often not… [Cont.]
Heading into the colder months, where colors are richer, deeper and darker, remember the best of them: navy. Navy is black’s cooler cousin; It’s less predictable, more versatile, and looks good on everyone. You can’t own too much navy in the form of sweaters, dresses, cords, booties, scarves, bags, oh my!
Searching for a client, I came across this toggle coat and thought it was too good not to share. Both perfectly on trend and classic, it’s, in a word, ideal. Available in black and olive.
While Labor Day tends to signify the end of the Summer season, the retail world has been preparing for Fall since Summer began. And while you may be a few months away from incorporating wool and cashmere into your daily wardrobe, now is the time to start thinking about how to transition your closet and… [Cont.]
It was in the mid-00s when booties came back. My first pair were Chloe, a major splurge from Bergdorf Goodman that kickstarted a love affair with the style that continues to this day. Madewell’s Billie Boot is one of my top choices for the season, and I like everything about them: the color, the heel height,… [Cont.]
Boulder Lifestyle Magazine’s September issue features the Calluna Events office transformation. Give it a read!
I have a small percentage of clients who require something in their ears in order to feel fully dressed. And if you’re familiar with my philosophy on accessories, you can imagine how I struggle with finding earrings that are stylish but not too stylized. Many gravitate toward diamond studs but don’t clean and polish them… [Cont.]
There are few absolute superstars in the boot world, and to qualify, one must be: stylish (duh), durable, and affordable (relatively speaking).* I discovered Fiorentini & Baker at Barney’s Co-op around 2004/2005. An inconspicuous brown wedge boot that came to mid calf and zipped up the side, it became one of the best footwear purchases… [Cont.]
Fall shopping with a client yesterday, I was reminded of an important style lesson, one that often gets lost on those who are finite in their buying decisions: the importance of selective upgrading. Selective upgrading occurs when you already own an item that works (a black handbag, blue skinny jeans, it could be anything), but… [Cont.]