Adèle Exarchopoulos is a twentysomething rising French film star and IT girl extraordinaire. At only nineteen she (and her co-star Léa Seydoux) took home the top prize at Cannes for their work in “Blue is the Warmest Color.” Like many Frenchwomen, she too has mastered the art of cool, even when donning ladylike pieces like this embellished Miu Miu jacket. I love the contrast of the bejeweled collar with the leather skirt. I’m thinking this might be THE outfit for Thanksgiving festivities next week. However, with a price tag of over $2,000 for the jacket alone I had to see if I could find some steals. Success!! Keep scrolling…
As a mom of two I’m always looking for cute and chic kids clothes that don’t cost a small fortune. A favorite trick of mine is to peruse designer kids clothing lookbooks for inspiration and then try to copy the look using high street brands like Zara and Baby Gap. One of my favorite fall looks is one I saw in the Chloe Kids 2014 Fall campaign. The faux fur vest and shorts with tights combination is chic, comfortable, and perfect for school or nursery. I can’t stomach the real thing at $248 (see at Barneys), but I found a just as darling copycat version at Zara for $29. I’ve re-created the entire look for around $100! Cha-ching!
Infamous for designing Anna Wintour’s office at Vogue, Carrier and Company are masterful in their ability to create interiors that look cool and collected over time. They mix antiques with modern art, throw in textures like seagrass, and carry your eye around the room with expertly placed pops of color. A few of my favorites, see if you agree.
Now that it is finally getting cooler I can’t wait to wrap myself in cozy fur. Whether you choose faux or the real thing, there are a ton of options out there. Try a candy colored topper over a slip dress (think vintage Kate Moss – stunning!!) or pair fur trimmed booties with your jeans and parka, uber chic!!
Runway images from left to right: DKNY, Ralph Lauren, and Nina Ricci.
I’m excited to share that my living room has been selected by Architectural Digest editors as a finalist in their reader living room showcase! Interior design of the space was done by me (and my handy picture hanging husband)! Please lend your support by voting daily until September 19th!! Click here to vote! xxxx Erica