In order to introduce our new series, Love Her Style? Shop Her Look, who better to feature than Vogue editor and fellow entrepreneur, Lauren Santo Domingo. LSD, as her own column at Vogue.com is called, is one of the coolest girls in town. Her sartorial choices are always chic and elegant. For that reason, I am loving her look here, featured on Vogue.com's column, 5 Days, 5 Looks, 1 Girl.
I think this look, taken at NY Fashion Week in front of the Lincoln Center fountain, works for numerous occassions – work, lunch or casual dinner out, running around town, you name it. Here is a similar look you can purchase now for less.
Pants, available here
Shoes, available here
Sweater, available here
Bag, available here
Elie Tahari is a department store favorite, the fashion equivalent of broadcast TV, if you will (I have worked for 2 broadcast networks….I love the current programming!) compared to the edgier designs of more niche brands. You can buy current offerings from Elie Tahari here.
The line is consistently wearable, on trend but not too far so the interpretations really work season to season. Tahari breathed an easy spirit into the spring 2012 collection with softer colors and pieces that will work with other items in your closet…. always a plus!
Above are my top picks from the show this week.
What happened yesterday? In about 1 hour, we went from warm to cold – just like that. Now that fall has arrived, here are some bow-tie blouses that are great pieces for wearing alone for all of you where it is still warm, and that work perfectly under a blazer or cardigan where the temperature is dropping. I love these tops with pencil skirts or slim trousers – perfect for work, and with dark jeans for going out.
Holmes and Yang (that would be Katie Holmes's line) tie-neck blouse, available here
Emilio Pucci Silk Jaquard pussy-bow blouse, available here
Asos heart print Peter-Pan collar shirt, available here
By Malene Birger Pinella metallic woven blouse, available here
Diane von Furstenberg Trelodie tie-neck blouse, available here
Amidst the color riots of this season and last, Rachel Roy's latest collection for spring was a cool, chic customer. The color palette is made up of mainly black and white with small, effective details of color. And not the neon pops that look amazing in the pages of the glossy, but make me feel incredibly self consious when on. Rather, these are details like belts, trim, contrast piping and hand painting.
Ms. Roy went over to Asia for her inspiration, right to my favorite place, Vietnam (see a feature on me and my trip there in January on my friend Sarah's fab blog Hotel Chic). The collection takes elements of the Vientamese style that always look appealing to the Western eye, but how often can we really walk around in an Ao Dai?
Even better, the styles look sophisticated and timeless, and in the rapidly raging torrent of change in fashion these days, who could ask for more? You can buy current items from Rachel's collection here.
Favorites? Mine are above.