Lookbook Love: Emerson Fry FW 14 Preview

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Known for sophisticated basics and impeccable tailoring, Emerson Fry’s FW 2014 line is full of yummy menswear inspired cuts, oversized knits and fabulous coats.  I’m obsessed with ALL OF IT, especially that insanely cute drop-shoulder coat (below)!

While the entirety of this gorgeous collection is expected to be released on August 25th, those desiring early access to shop (yes, please) can sign up here.

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Photo Credit: Emerson Fry

Lookbook Love: Tibi Pre-Fall Style Session with Aimee Song

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Aesthetic genius and blogger extraordinaire, Aimee Song, gives Tibi’s Pre-Fall 2014 Collection her signature laid-back, West Coast vibe in seven swoon worthy looks.  The collection and all its fabulousness is available for your perusal at Tibi’s features shop.  My obsession: that pink crop top and midi skirt–insanely gorgeous! 

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Images via Tibi | Photography by Ashley Barrett

One to Watch: Elle Sasson

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I was introduced to this newbie NYC based designer after popping into Hampden Clothing last weekend.  The designs, details and tailoring are impeccable–not to mention the prints.  I was immediately in love.  This season’s collection has a whimsical tropical vibe inspired by Ed Rushca’s “A Few Palm Trees.”  Isn’t it darling?

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1. Sonny Dress // 2. Red Chuck Skirt // 3. Chambray Elle Top // 4. Green Leaves Mimi Dress // 5. Cat Skirt // 6. Colorblock Dress // 7. Chambray Elle Top // 8. Chambray Skirt // 9. Palm Dress // 10. Navy Beach Tank // 11. Benton Skirt

Photo Credit: Elle Sasson

Lookbook Love: Karen Walker “Visible”

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Charleston is literally covered in a sheet of ice right now (#worstwinterever) so let’s focus on something a little more… vibrant.  Inspiring and eye-catching (no pun intended) are just a few words to describe Karen Walker‘s latest and greatest eyewear campaign.  Entitled “Visible,” the lookbook features Kenya-based artisans, including machinists, tailors, production managers, and metal workers–all of which obtained craft skills through the UN’s Ethical Fashion Initiative.  Fostering collaborations between craftspeople and fashion designers, the initiative aims to promote fair and sustainable businesses rather than a reliance on direct aid to impoverished regions (love that).  With images as spirited and dynamic as the shades themselves, the New Zealand designer ceases to amaze.

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Each pair of new season styles comes in a screen-printed pouch made by the very artisan’s featured in the campaign–how cool is that?  The collection will be available in stores February 3rd.

*Photographs by Derek Henderson for Karen Walker

Lookbook Love: Novis S/S 2014

Newcomer Jordana Warmflash has only shown two collections since launching Novis in 2012, but I’m already hooked.  Her S/S 2014 collection revealed a playful contemporary take on classic feminine silhouettes with a nod to mid-century fashion.  Think full skirts, bustier tops, cropped trousers and boxy jackets–all in an impeccable mix of coral, mint, yellow and periwinkle. 

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Definitely one to watch!

*Images via WWD

Let’s Talk About Spring: J.Crew Lookbook Love

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I don’t know about you but I’m soooo over winter!  J.Crew’s Spring Lookbook is the perfect excuse to dream of warmer weather and ridiculously cute spring dressing.  j-crew-spring-2013-pinks

Loving the bold florals, Hawaiian prints, stripes and lots of 2013’s color of the year–Emerald!

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Can’t get enough of short suits too, glad they seem to have some staying power.

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Ooh and that yellow dress… too cute for words.

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Now if it could only get warm….!