In the decade of sweatpants and tees, style icons of the past inspire us to make even the casual chic. Keeping it simple yet pulling it together is how we define the art of today's sophistication with our clients. Quality over quantity for your wardrobe foundation, pepper in the affordable seasonal fun and invest in timeless power pieces. Oh, and don't forget the dash of tinted lip balm even for your morning workout. (Photo courtesy of theswinginsixties.tumblr.com)
There are many stylish people, but only a handful who simply radiate special. I think style illuminates when it starts from the inside out. Lauren Hutton © Corbis
With the winter upon us, cozy is the ultimate. In this time of fast and trendy, we pay homage to the art of making clothes, the craft of hand-loved. Au natural - wool, alpaca, cashmere, mohair - if you can embrace it, hand knit sweaters are the age old tradition of warmth.
Isabel Marant boots make a look. Beautifully constructed, timeless but for those who know Isabel, her magic is in her finesse. A classic is made special with a great detail like the shape of a heel, a tab, the nuance of a sleeve. Her shoes dress up a jean and make a dress coolly casual. Her shoes don't finish an outfit, they make the outfit. Shop boots
When I think of everyday style it's always with the lens of being a mother. I am inspired most by the concept of marrying effortless with finesse. One of my favorite photos of Jane Birkin.
In the frenzy of collabs, our favorites tend to be the most simple with a great cause. This season Danish model and muse Freja Beha Erichsen teams up with Mother and focuses her design launch with razor sharp focus: jeans. Proceeds from all sales goes towards Doctors Without Borders. Read More
My Fall essential: Freja's Muse Vegan Leather jean. In store and flying out. We keep this phrase for the truly special... it's divine. Shop jeans
I get a lot of comments that leather is edgy. Leather has been around as a basic means of clothing, longer than cotton, longer than basic denim. It's all in perception. Think of leather as the most pure and natural, often times longest lasting clothing that you could wear. It's often expensive, but invest in an untrendy well constructed leather jacket and it will last a lifetime. Nothing looks more chic than a black leather jacket over a dress or with jeans. Little Black Dress? For me it's the perfect Black Leather Jacket. Shop jacket
We love the earth tones of Fall and cozy neutrals but we like them even more with a wink of color. I always recommend buying quality foundation pieces and have fun with your accessories. Make your cashmere happy with a great scarf or a fun necklace.
Having two daughters, somehow they seem to pick up accessorizing in the womb. My oldest Rae is an artist when it comes to hair styling and constructing the most incredible accessories for her outfits. And somehow every girl loves pink. Makes me think there's more to the XX.