As we step into early fall, what makes most wardrobe sense is creative layering. Because even though the calendar indicates we have experienced the fall equinox, the temperatures bounce around from hot to chilly and back again. Unique layering pieces that become new staples are important to add to your wardrobe this season. A cardigan can be thrown on or off, long fingerless gloves keep your arms warm but allow your shoulders to be bare. A caplet warms up those cold shoulders, and scarves in neutral and colorful tones become great go-to layering accessories to keep the chill away.
Mini, maxi, and ladylike knee length reincarnated cashmere dresses are key starting pieces to layering through the months ahead. Close to the body and figure flattering, they provide a pulled together starting point for creative layering. Cardigans this season grow longer, mimicking the silhouettes of the the dresses, or fall long and straight to be worn over a skinny mini v-neck dress seen below.
The waistline is prominently featured this season, so its a good thing workout time has been invested in core work! (I’m not sure who really likes navasana but now its paying off.) Belts are back and are part of our new offerings in recycled leather and other materials for fall. The wide appliqué leather belt shown above is a bold accent to the simple fit and flare dress and cardigan and is made of vintage leather.
A capelet is an interesting accessory. Feminine and reminiscent of times long past, its a new way to warm up those cold shoulders. Wear it over a dress or one of the fit and flare cardigans to change up the silhouette. With the addition of the long fingerless gloves, the off shoulder skinny dress makes a seamless transition from daytime dressing to the coolness of the evening.
For evening, a plum toned mermaid silhouette sweater dress is an unexpected winter look. Accenting the neck and featuring the shoulders, the scarf is worn snugly around the neck with the tails behind, turning it into a kind of cold weather choker.
Appliqué embellished reincarnated cashmere sweaters became something integral to my eco conscious brand back in 2004. Many incarnations of sweaters have happened since then, with many artistic and cultural influences. Pop art culture has been an inspiration for several seasons. Some of my favorite current themes featured here are butterflies, flowers, and eyes. The appliqués always have some kind of meaning to me in addition to them being popular or interesting symbols. Butterflies are a symbol of change, joy, and color. Flowers of all types make me happy. A little flirtation can begin with a wink-and its always good to keep your eyes open.
The beautiful young girl Allaunah came along with her tall, exotic aunt Jazz for our photoshoot. She fit nicely into my XS sizes and willingly became a model for our shoot. She’s also a budding actress with a fun spirit and is an inspiration for our new junior and children’s cashmere sweater line, currently in the works.
As you may already know, everything is available on the shop pages. Colors are customizable, everything is bespoke, just the way you like it. Yes, you can pretty much have whatever you want. And thats a good thing. Just contact me with your desires.
Many thanks to the creative and talented photoshoot team: Models Jazz Monee and Allaunah, Photographer Avis Wrentmore, and makeup and hair artist Karen Bates-Ashley.
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To see more of our lookbooks for all seasons on our publishing site, go here.
Happy fall everyone!
Live Green and Prosper!