I was a big loser when it came to the Missoni for Target collection last fall. Luckily for me, though, I have a friend in Texas who manages a Target and was able to keep her eyes peeled for returns of the one dress in the whole collection I was really keen on. And voila! When she sent it to me I immediately had it tailored, because this particular dress was cut a little, err, generously. The one thing I couldn’t have the tailor adjust, however, was the length – it’s a little short, yeah? So I knew I had to wait and wear it with some thick leggings to make it work appropriate. Throw a cream shirt underneath to give it some sleeves and slap on beautiful brown riding boots, add an infinity scarf up top and I’m ready for the brutality of January in NYC.
Category Archives: Winter
After skimming WWD online articles, I think Alerta Ferretti has my favorite collection for fall 2011. She took the retro colors from this spring, gave them life for fall and placed them on mod-60s silhouettes. Trapeze dresses galore! I’m not crazy about velvet leggings (but I really hate velvet, so…), but everything else about what she did for fall is perfection. Retro jewel tones? Yes, please! Baroque-but-not-really-baroque inspired large prints? Uh, huh! Asymmetrical sleeves? You bet! Layering dress/tunics over pants? All the time! Check it out.
Yesterday was the first day of my internship, and I love it! Unfortunately , or rather in the best interest of me getting a job, I won’t post about my internship. But I will post what I wear to the very fashionable offices.
Depending on what sort of damage the estimated 12 inches of snow NYC may get tomorrow, I may not have an outfit to post (sad). But maybe I’ll be able to make snow angels in central park or do something like that. This Texan cannot fathom how much snow that actually is. Deep down though, I can’t wait to see real snow!!
Sometime around 1:30 ET Ann Taylor posted an album of its Holiday 2010 press preview to its Facebook page. Fans of the retailer can preview the collection, due to be in stores starting in early November and see which magazine editors were browsing the collection. Just to name a few: Hal Rubenstein, InStyle; Alexis Bryan Morgan, Elle; Roberta Myers. Elle; Joann Pailey, Elle; Adam Glassman, O; Susan Kaufman, People Style Watch; Regina Haymes, More; Jane Seymour, More and Meredith Melling Burke, Vogue. Sounds like the kind of press event I could have been at, combining two of my favorite things: Ann Taylor and magazines
It’s not really news that the fashion industry is taking social media by storm and using it to better connect with the industry consumers, but with retailers like Ann Taylor leading the way in showing the consumer what to expect months in advance, the retail industry is changing. The internet, and especially social media, are bringing the consumer closer to the product. Magazines have done this with blogs and allowing reader comments creating a conversation that brings readers closer together. And blogs have allowed little gems like Tavi to make it big before hitting puberty. It makes me pause to wonder what the next twitter will be. What will the industry, and the world, come up with next to bring everyone closer together? And have consumers feeling like they’re not just passing through stores, but actively participating in the business.
My guess is, whatever that next big social media movement happens to be, Ann Taylor will be one of the first retailers to start using it. Ann Taylor’s social media and press team are taking the lead and should be watched closely. From the impressive repositioning of the brand to its business acumen where connecting to its consumers is concerned.
So I’ve already picked out what I’m wearing to the Christmas Eve service in two days, but I thought: What if I hadn’t? I looked through some of the more fashionable retailers and found some contenders if I were still in a pickle (not likely, I’m really in love with my ensemble) these would definitely make my list of top choices.
Because Texas only gets about six weeks of winter-y weather total I don’t really have the need for a fabulous winter coat. With all of the snow the mid-atlantic and northeatern states are getting it makes me think about the wardrobe options my cousins in Virginia have right now. They’re so lucky! I would die to bundle up in one of these coats from the A/W 2009 rtw lines. Just think, this time next year I’ll be packing for New York and putting coats like this on my Christmas wish list. So exciting!