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Anne Fontaine’s fall collection boldly celebrates feminine style

The rain pattered gently, just loud enough to be heard softly through the double pained glass. The birds sang lightly through the weather, not ready to give up their morning posts. The chill in the corridors was undeniable. Fall is here. And with it, a new season of luxury with Anne Fontaine. Readily equipped for the darker days that lie ahead, Anne Fontaine has just released their FW22 collection. Bolstered with strong details, this drop faces the season in unrequited resolve. Padded full-length jackets, crepe utility cargos designed with a more elegant consumer in mind – it’s just what you’d hope for from the bold, darkly romantic brand of luxury. The fall collection is edgier than ever, with high contrast pieces that exude ferocity while not withholding Anne Fontaine’s signature celebration of feminine style. Beyond the seasons statement pieces, ruffled blouses, elegant knitwear and new additions to Anne Fontaine’s signature white shirt collection. My seasonal selects, a padded jacket, crepe cargos and some classic Anne Fontaine workwear pieces. The full length, reversible padded jacket is …

minimalist fall fashion must-haves report, from runway to street style  

It’s hard to imagine the end of summer is already here. But for perhaps the first time in my life, I’m looking forward to the crisp air and the return of fall fashion.  The longer I work in fashion, the more of a minimalist I’ve become. Passing through phases of maximalism and needing to drop unspeakable amounts on new collections each season- I’ve learned what I will actually wear. And what I won’t.  Yet, it’s still all in fun to add a few new pieces into my wardrobe each season. After watching the runways and drooling over NYC, Copenhagen and Paris streetstyle for the past several months… how could I not.  Image cred: Getty Images Simply put, after months of following this seasons fall trends in the making, here are the 7 wearable must-haves I’ll be scouting out this season to boulder my minimalist wardrobe.  Image Cred: @maria.calvet, Whowhatwear, @mvb The fitted, knitted maxi dress  The return of 90’s fashion didn’t just bring back platforms and chunky slides. They brought back a form of elegance …

indulge in escape with Anne Fontaine’s ss22 new collection of lace blouses and dreamy resort wear

Not another soul in sight as far as the shoreline stretched north to south. Serenity. The only sounds to be heard – crashing waves and the same colony of seagulls that had been scavenging the stretch of beach the last few days.  I could have spent hours alone there, and so we did. The realization of escape. A place you must cross over by ferry to reach, and amongst the last havens on earth, or at least the east coast.  Joining with Anne Fontaine for another season, the solitary island was the perfect setting to introduce the SS22 collection –  showcasing looks of pure fantasy with nods to escapism.  Without further adieu, here’s a taste of Anne’s latest collection of masterful creations, inspired from the exploration of France’s Basque Country of Biarritz and the arresting landscapes.  The Anne Fontaine new collection Littered in soft brights, feminine lace and luxurious silhouettes, Anne Fontaine has really captured the essence of sophisticated resort, occasion, and everyday work wear in the perfect seasonal collection roll out.   My top selects for …

Dr. Martens does chelsea boots – here’s how to style them for summer

Dr. Marten Chelsea boots for summer? It’s officially a thing. And, aside from stars like Megan Fox already spotted in her Dr. Marten boots, we’ve seen a big rise in this cool girl trend by ample Gen Z influencers like Olivia Rodrigo, Addison Rae and Emma Chamberlain. From TikTok to tabloids, Dr. Martin (still) isn’t going anywhere. Dr. Martens boots have a cult following that just won’t die. Debatably an even bigger trend, the rise of Chelsea boots in the fashion scene. Thankfully, you won’t have to choose. Now, you can jump on one of summer’s hottest trends with Chelsea boots designed by the Dr. himself.  Not sure what to wear with Chelsea boots for summer style? Here are some summer Chelsea boot outfit ideas, infused with cues from runway to street style pros – and of course, styled by yours truly. Daytime feminine: Chelsea boots + poplin cotton dress While I’d have to say jeans and a ribbed tank is my favorite outfit combo for Chelsea boots, for the sake of this article I …

Jonathan Mezibov masters luxury grade dress shirts crafted in small batches in Italy and the US

The corporate world. Something we fight against yet can never stay fully away from. It’s commerce, and along with the monopolization of industries followed by diminished craftsmanship, comes the convenience of attainability and efficiency. But what if we could have the best of both worlds?  Introducing Jonathan Mezibov. A luxury shirt brand crafting small batch shirts manufactured in Italy and the US. Held to the highest quality standards, Jonathan has made his collection a craft that is fully attainable, with a direct to consumer online business model.  After personally experiencing the label for myself, this Jonathan Mezibov shirt review will cover the brand’s’ business ethics and standards, along with a hands-on review of quality, fabrics, fit and styling. Here’s a breakdown of some highlights to note as we cover each in more detail. Jonathan Mezibov noteworthy qualities: SIMPLE, ELEGANT PACKAGING: Luxury grade, understated, and through fully planned LUXURY GRADE CRAFTSMANSHIP: Very fine stitching, not a single stitch out of place from button holes to inseam CRISP, LIGHTWEIGHT POPLINS: A blend of cotton, polyester and elastane …

modern, minimal Amazon essentials to grab for your spring wardrobe refresh

Buying luxury for quality pieces you know you’ll rewear for years to come is a principal I stand by. Buy it nice, or have a closet full of nothing to wear.  However, on an occasion you may find some steals that make your repeat play list that are always worth the buy. If you’re looking for steals to elevate your spring style, look no farther. Here are a few of the best Amazon grabs for your modern, minimalist spring wardrobe. Grey crop trousers (Styled in the feature image), crop trousers are a minimalist essential. And with the elastic waist and lightweight material, these are a great grab for spring style. And a steal at $20.  90’s Vibe sunnies Into the y2k fashion trend for spring? Grab these 90’s sunnies to modernize all of your spring outfits for just $15 for the pair. The perfect basic tee My husband bought this tee shirt for himself. After wearing his a few dozen times I finally purchased my own. If you’re looking for the perfect soft, quality cotton …

4 tips for finding the perfect sneakers in 2022

Decades ago, when sneaker culture was just emerging, it wasn’t hard to keep track of the most recent releases. There were only a couple of sneaker lines, and you would find out about them either through word-of-mouth or prominent magazine and TV ads. Today, however, things are a lot different. There are multiple major sneaker lines from new cult brands like ON and Veja to the classics like All Stars and Nike Air Force. On top of that, fans have to keep track of the different brand collaborations with athletes, singers, and designers. However, there are a couple of hacks to find the perfect sneakers in the saturated 2022 sneaker market. Focus on what you want The variety of designs, technology, and models available makes it more important than ever to never settle for anything less than what’s perfect for you. There are so many options –  each one made with specific purpose, taste, and needs in mind.   Start with a rough idea of what you’re looking for. For example, we posted recently about some …

16 best luxe summer accessories wishlist and gift ideas from Neiman Marcus

Looking for luxury accessories to elevate your summer style or gift ideas when flowers just don’t cut it? I’ve scoured the Neiman Marcus site and new arrivals for hours on the hunt for new luxury staples and elevated essentials. And there are a few goodies you won’t want to miss (I’ve nearly talked myself into treating myself to a few things). Here are the best of the best luxury accessories from exciting new brands in gold jewelry, versatile summer handbags, luxury brand sunglasses, and in Vogue gift ideas for Spring and Summer 2022. Better than thou Dior luxury brand sunglasses Did summer really happen if not in a fresh pair of luxury brand sunnies? Christian Dior is the winner in this category this season, with a classic wayfarer silhouette and nostalgic logo details embossed in gold. A little preppy, a little nostalgic, a little “better-than-thou”. And let’s be honest, that’s what this essential is all about.  Duality Cult Gaia suri pearl anklet If Cult Gaia isn’t on your brand watch list, it should be. Modernizing …

finally, a flattering modern aesthetic luxury swimwear brand

In search of high end swimwear without awkward fit and low grade materials? It’s become increasingly difficult to navigate swimwear, especially when shopping online. (The photos just look so far from the actual fit). The sagging bottoms, loose threads, unflattering fit – it’s almost impossible to find swimwear to suit elevated taste. Even when you shop luxury. As with all core purchases, swimwear is an investment piece that should feel effortless and sexy, while suiting your personal style.  I’m truly thankful to have discovered a high end brand that completely eliminates the most common woes of modern swimwear. Introducing PARAMIDONNA. The brand name may take you a minute to pronounce, but is appropriately translated, “for my woman.”   Designed to suit all women, PARAMIDONNA designs super stretchy luxury swimwear in aesthetic, modern designs that contour to the body for the most flattering fit. I spent a weekend in Naples, FL from poolside to country club and never changed my swimming suit.   Here’s what I loved most: The fabric has high elasticity – select designs brag a …

11 fashion influencers slaying summer style

In the ever changing landscape of fashion and technology, there has been an extraordinary rise in the industry of content creation and micro trends driven by the luxury fashion blog community. Influencers certainly get a lot of hate, but it’s harder than you might think making life look so effortless. Lifestyle and fashion bloggers make you want to treat everyday like a luxury experience, and inspire us to live life the way you truly want to. With some mad props to the majors and respect for the fashion bloggers continuing the grind, let’s highlight a few women on Instagram who are killing it in the world of social media, and some of the best fashion influencers to follow for outfit inspiration and beyond. Cut outs and sleek, sexy summer style: Carolina Lindo Blogger behind @imnotsorrydarling, her handle clearly sums up her approach to style. Bold, daring, and effortlessly sexy, Carolina has mastered the art of summer style in slinky dresses, bold printed bikinis and cutouts galore. Follow her for luxury resort wear style. Casual can …