Bright and Bold Maxi

Above: DVF maxidress, Elizabeth and James heels, Pamela Love bracelet, Zara clutch


One thing that makes me immensely happy? Brights and bold prints have not been banished with the fall weather. I can always count on my girl Diane von Furstenberg to keep things bold.

This bright green boucle cocoon jacket is currently ranking on top of my fall fashion shopping list. Oversized, bold hue, scrumptious cut.

I snagged this maxi on summer sale clearance and plan on pairing it with an army camouflage jacket when it gets cooler. Another perfect transition piece!


For the Kids?

Glitter Backpack

Mini Edie Bag

Glitter Coin Purse

Glitter Overnight Bag

Images: J.Crew


Ever shopped the kids section.....for yourself? Come clean. It happens.

The sparkly Edie came up as a suggested item on a recent trip to I immediately thought, oh lawd, J.Crew is judging me because I don't have kids yet (collusion with mother in law?!) but upon further reflection, I think they are right. It is definitely something I could see myself using on the regular.

Dare I say, a valuable lesson was learned.

Next time you are shopping the internets, don't discount the kiddie sections, adult style at a fraction of the price!


Emerson Spring 2013


Jackie Fraser-Swan's Spring 2013 collection was inspired by American horror at it's best, think Carrie and Amityville, two movies that scared me well into later life.


How does this work you ask? With splashes of red, splatter print, varsity jackets embroidered with an "E" (in homage to King's classic Carrie of course), with goth make up and trimmings. I am still swooning over the front braids models rocked.


Rough though a horror flick may be, there was still a counter with soft flowy fabric, draping and pastel hues to make sure things didn't get too tough.  You can shop for Emerson locally at Louis, of course, bastion of all things hip.
Another local designer, Sophie Hughes (which I posted on here), sent her lovely jewelry design down the Emerson runway. The simple, structured aesthetic paired perfectly with Fraser-Swan's line.

I am honored and excited to have shared air time with Emerson's designer in a recent episode of Chronicle (Fall Fashion: Fashion Forward). The show explored fashion innovators, trends, goings on in our fine city, and what you needed to buy and know for the season. A total honor and totally fun to have been a part of this with so many people I admire so much.

Musically speaking we were treated to some great tunes for models to strut:

"I Love it" Icona Pop

"Theme for Great Cities" Simple Minds

"Dancing on my own" Robyn

"Fight for your Right" Beastie Boys


Check out Emerson's show below!


Emerson Spring 2013 Collection from Emerson Collection on Vimeo.