We just talked about Kira Plastinina, Russian fashion designer and SMU girl, opening her first Lublu boutique here in Dallas this spring. I mentioned her florid spring collection, full of color (notably her neon yellow floor-length frock), but her autumn collection tops it. The fall 2013 campaign was shot by Tommy Ton, famous street style photographer, and features our own Jessica Olssen Nowitzki, Goss-Michael Foundation associate director and wife of Dirk Nowitzki. Also, making an appearance is beloved Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, in a print I’m head-over-heels in love with. I need that full, striped floral print skirt.
Shopping intern Margaux Anbouba hits the town to track the trends. Up this week: dramatic accessories.
The weather is finally starting to cool down and that means it’s time to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall. A great tool to help with transitioning is a vest, which will keep you warm while still looking fashionable. We love these faux fur vests, which will be a staple for both your fall and winter wadrobes. For now, layer it over a tank-top or long dress and when it’s chilly layer it over a jacket, turtle neck, or dress and leggings. –Margaux Anbouba
1. Slate grey faux fur vest, $118 at Madewell in NorthPark Center
2. Stella McCartney textured vest, $1,534 at Stella McCartney in Highland Park Village
3. Tan and textured faux fur vest, $178 at Bevello
Boot season is the best season, and if you stomp around in yours the entire fall and winter seasons long, you might want to make an investment in these Cobra Society midnight blue suede and hand embroidered wool Otto boots. With only 2 inches of height, but plenty of autumn charm, you can throw them on with practically anything. $795 at Stanley Korshak
These two transition-to-fall looks are completely available (sans shoes) in local shops Cabana (left) and Elements (right). For clothing details, see here.
We’re giddy over the fall merchandise hitting shop floors all over Dallas. So giddy, in fact, that we grabbed a model, piled in the car like a band of gypsies, made our way to a few of our favorite stores, and photographed our favorite looks. They’re all available in Dallas, right now, in stores, just waiting for you to take them home.
1. Current/Elliott, $728
2. Inhabit, $400
3. Collection Designed By Giada Forte, $460
We’re out and about today, like a band of gypsies, shooting fall fashion around some of our favorite boutiques. Here’s a sneak peek.
I’ve stopped working so that I can continue to examine, swoon, and sigh over the fall collection of local designer Nha Khanh. The ladylike-meets-industrial vibe, the sheer sleeves, leather details, tailoring… I just can’t concentrate on anything else.
I bet it’s even more delicious in person, so perhaps I’ll head to Stanley Korshak, where it all lives for the season.
Deep, wine-stained reds made their way down the fall 2012 runways of dozens of designers. Whether it was a head-to-toe look (like Yigal Azrouël’s) or a tailored, belted dress (like Jason Wu’s) or a sheer caped frock (like Christian Siriano’s), the vampy autumn hue is a hit. I love the look in skinny leg denim. Three local picks below:
The September issue of D Magazine is on newsstands now, and in it you’ll find this sophisticated fall fashion spread, full of LBDs and jewels, shot by our beloved StyleSheet photographers. Check it out.
The thing I love most about the end of August (next to summer sales and my birthday–which is Thursday, thank you) is watching all the racks full of black, gray, and dark jewel-toned sweaters, blazers, and leggings roll onto shop floors. Right now, I’m imagining sporting a tailored blazer, dark skinny leg denim, the perfect pump, and that colorful statement jeweled necklace by Iosselliani.
1. Theory Yaisa leather sleeve open blazer, $445 at Neiman Marcus
2. Butter London Gobsmacked charcoal glitter nail polish, $14 at these stores
3. LnA bralette, $67 at Piermarini
4. Iosselliani multicolor necklace, $855 at Stanley Korshak
5. Manolo Blahnik CC pump $595, Barneys New York
If you didn’t make our Wednesday’s Fall Trend Event at Neiman Marcus NorthPark, here’s what you missed: lots of navy paired with black, leather-inspired pants, cutout booties, edgy blazers, and a killer Dries van Noten drag emblazoned sweater. All chosen by yours truly. See photos, courtesy of StyleSheet, below. (more…)
Today is the last day to RSVP for the Neiman Marcus’ Fall Trend Event. It’s going to be a good night, full of cocktails, light bites, and best of all, a presentation of sophisticated (and slightly androgynous) fall trends, like smoking slippers, menswear-inspired tailoring, statement-making handbags, and mixed greens (colors, not salad). I’m thrilled that Neiman Marcus has also pronounced statement-making handbags, leather legs, and brooches a comeback autumn trend. (Break out granny’s vintage jewels!) Come talk fall with ShopTalk and Neiman Marcus on Wednesday, August 8 from 6 pm to 9 pm. RSVP here to join us.
Shannah Frank and Casey Melton, our favorite metalsmith gals from f. is for frank, invite you to their studio check out the new fall collection of goods. Thursday night, from 6 pm to 9 pm, you can munch, throw down free cocktails, and be one of the first to shop the new set of funky, chunky pewter and gold necklaces, rings, bracelets, cufflinks, and gifty bits and pieces. Ideally, you’ll hit up the Facebook page and let them know you’re coming (i.e. how many drinks to pour), but if you want to pop in, that’s cool, too. 1216 Manufacturing St.
Kelly Wearstler’s making an appearance at Forty Five Ten this evening to celebrate the boutique becoming the third location for shopping her home collection. (Wearstler’s flagship store and Bergdorf Goodman are the other two.) If you weren’t invited to the private affair, don’t stress, you’ll soon be able to shop the line with wild abandon. You can also preview and pre-order her fall RTW collection this weekend, so stop in between Thursday and Saturday to admire the bold prints, medley of textures, and blazing colors, all in a nod to the 80s.