Liam Fahy London: The Charlotte Pump

For a designer that produced his first collection in 2011, you would think that Liam Fahy needs room for improvement and growth.  Not at all the case.  A product of the De Montford University in England, Fahy has studied under the likes of Rupert Sanderson, and has … Continue reading

A Few Key Items for Fall 2012

These are three of my favorite purchases from the trek overseas.  All three are functional and stylish, yet have a sense of easygoing-ness about them.

Dune Leopard Flat: Functional & Funky [55 British pounds]

This was probably one of my favorite items from Top Shop in London.  I use leopards and other prints as neutrals these days, and this flat pairs perfectly with skinny ankle length jeans or shorts with tights.  Extremely versatile.

Zara Military-Style Coat: A timeless wardrobe staple with contoured tailoring [Zara, 119 euros]

This military-inspired coat is offered in a deep navy and a dark gray tweed.  The fit is impeccable and the length is perfect.  It layers over a pencil skirt, allowing the hem of the skirt to peak from underneath.  The coat effortlessly dresses up denim, a sleek tee and heels for a “I didn’t try, but I feel delectable” look.

Peplum Skirt from Zara: Embrace the season’s trend that goes from work to the evening ballet [29.95 euros]

If you take advantage of one trend this season, make it this one: the peplum skirt or dress.  I picked this one up in Paris and you can find them everywhere, at all price points.   The trick:  get a material that is heavier than a jersey knit; the skirt shouldn’t be too thin.  The magic is in the silhouette of the slim skirt, and voluminous tiering from the waist.