An oversized sweater, leggings and distressed motorcycle boots? sounds like cozy winter dressing at it’s best. I practically lived in this outfit this past weekend while home in Seattle for Thanksgiving. Winter seems to be truly upon us. Isn’t the Northwest afternoon light the prettiest?
“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anthropologie blazer, vintage fur stole (love this one), James Perse tee, vintage metallic silver skirt (similar one here), Butter London ‘Marrow’ nail polish, jeweled headpiece made by me – for sale here
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a ‘Tastemaker Brunch’ here in San Francisco hosted by the lovely & talented Sarah Seven in honor of the debut of her Fall 2013 Ready to Wear and Bridal lines. It was the most adorable and girly glam set-up in the tented and heat-lamped backyard of Sarah’s showroom, complete with a singer-songwriter serenading us. Along with 20 or so other bloggers and tastemakers, I brunched on quiche and scones and fun pink drinks and watched an up close and personal showing of Sarah’s latest magical creations. I really couldn’t have asked for a better Sunday. As an ode to Sarah’s aesthetic I wore my favorite metallic maxi skirt and my beloved jeweled headpiece.
If you haven’t heard of Sarah Seven and her designs, you must check her out. They are so girly and glamorous, yet sophistocated and free-spirited. I especially love her all over sequined numbers – truly exquisite in real life. And the magic she does with sweetheart bodices…. I actually first met Sarah while at a bridal fitting with one of my best friends this past summer, so it was so fun to come back and see her latest collection. She has the kind of unconventional and whimsical Bridal aesthetic that I could see myself going for one day.
I hope everyone had fab weekends. I can’t believe it will be Thanksgiving in a few short days. I am lucky to be headed home tomorrow night to be with my family for 6 days, yay! xx
Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing ‘Anna Karenina’. If you don’t know the story, then you should know it’s intense and dramatic in a epic Russian classic lit kind of way, and Keira was truly born to play this role. The movie is highly dramatically stylized, in a Baz Luhrmann kind of way- you have to see it to know what I am talking about. What was truly magical about this movie for me were (duh, this is a fashion blog) the costumes and the jewels. Keira is dripping in diamonds and pearls in literally every scene, and they are all contemporary Chanel from the fine jewelry line. Lucky Keira has a hookup being the face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume. Jacqueline Durran did the costumes- she also did the costumes in Keira and director Joe Wright’s other movies Pride & Prejudice and Atonement (2 of my favorite movies). The Genteel did an excellent interview with her here. Durran and director Wright chose not to make the costumes particularly period accurate (again, stylized version of the story), but instead took inspiration from both classic period costume (read: corsets and cage skirt undergarments and lots of opulent fabrics) and 1950s Dior, Balenciaga and Lanvin. The color palette is rich and dark, reflecting the inner emotions of the main characters (lots of virginal white contrasted with black). And there is fur fur and more fur along with some great hats and lacy veils. The costumes and jewelry add to the overall drama of the movie and despite not being completely historically accurate, give a good sense of what it was like to be a Princess in Imperial Russia in 1870. Girlfriend did well.
Banana Republic currently has a line of clothing in stores inspired by the film, an ode to the layered textures and opulence and drama, if you will. You can see it and shop it here.
a little burgundy, my fav killer new frye black booties and some fine and chunky gauge knits. a perfect November cozy outfit xx.
Argo. It’s a great, great movie. I loved it. Suspenseful from start to finish and the most fascinating story. Plus some killer late 70s fashion. I knew I always liked Ben Affleck (tall, dark and handsome), and man, he just keeps getting better with age. Jen Garner and 3 adorable kiddos have really done the guy well. Trust me on this one. I love a good midweek after work movie break with a girlfriend and so glad we picked this one last night.