Fall always reminds me of Carolyn in New York… Remembering her always makes me sad … you see Carolyn shaped the way I dressed from a young age! I remember looking at those photos in some tabloid magazine and thinking I just love her style… I feel lucky that I found my style icon or someone to look up to style wise from a young age…. Her style made more sense to me and reflected my style. She never followed trends yet always was up to date fashion wise! I loved how creative she was with classics … how strict she was with adding new items to her wardrobe! Her style looks easy but is actually very hard to do because you could very easily look out dated or old which she never did! Her style might be boring for so many (most people I know) but I always got exited seeing her wear her black coast in a new ways!
I also loved it when she wore something more daring like that red Prada coat That she’s been photographed in so many times or even the leopard one that she got at a vintage shop in Paris!… They were daring and modern coats yet so classic because they would still look great today!
I still love her fall looks, no one till today does fall better than Carolyn! Here is one of my favorite looks that to me defines her style! A black turtle neck, tan corduroys and a black birkin! I remember that she used to carry her gym clothes in that bag! How extravagant yet chic and simple is that?
I must say that John didn’t look so bad either! .. They looked so good together…
New York + Carolyn + John always made the perfect match!
Max Mara is known for their beautiful Classic coats and sets. For this summer collection they reinterpreted thier own designs from the 80s, reworking styles with padded shoulders and asymmetric drapes and made it more contemporary. This collection reminds me of Caroline Bessette Kennedy for some reason…Maybe its the clean cuts or maybe it’s those sheer gloves… I remember she wore sheer gloves on her wedding and I loved them then… still love them now! … Need to get myself a pair!
I am thrilled that the 90s velvet trend is back! I felt so nostalgic when I saw all the FW collections… I loved this trend back in the 90s…. I still remember Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’s long black velvet gloves she wore with her Yohji Yamamoto dress like it was yesterday!
Designers like Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren (below), Valentino and much more, have included velvet in their Fall/Winter collections. I honestly haven’t seen this much velvet since the 90s… I’m loving it! I’m loving the wide range of colours and the wide range of designs from those extra wide pants to the victorian style dresses…
There are many dos and dont’s on the net of how to wear velvets… None really make much sense to me… One particular “dont’s” that I’ve been reading everywhere and that made no sense to me at all don’t wear velvet on velvet!… I personally think that velvet on velvet can look great if done right! I’m on the hunt now for the perfect velvet heels to wear with a matching colour velvet dress! Those Gianvito Rossi signature heels in velvet are one of my favorite out there!
I have posted before about my ultimate style icon Carolyn Bessette Kennedy Here….. I would say that she helped me define my style when I was in college (maybe even now)… No one did the urban minimalist look better than her…. I often wonder what her style would be like today and what would her choices be from the latest collections!!!
As much as I liked her, I always avoided reading books about her because to be honest, it is her style I am more interested in!!!… But somehow I got my hands on Carole Radziwill’s book and am so happy that I did… it is well written and I highly recommend reading it!!!
New York fashion week is over and I just can’t wait to get my hands on a few pieces! One of my favorite SS 2013 collections was from Calvin Klein. It was so modern and chic…I just love the minimalist style…it’s so CBK!!! I’m sure that she would one of the outfits below!!!
CBK was my idol back in the day…. I loved how she managed to be cutting edge and under-stated at the same time. I know that it seems like a contradiction, but with her, it wasn’t ….. it just worked! . I loved how she mixed Yohji Yamamoto’s clothes with Manolo Blahniks and and a red lipstick…..So effortlessly chic and elegant. This minimalistic approach to fashion made her style stand the test of time….almost every outfit she wore still looks just as fresh and modern as it did back then……I always wonder…what would she be wearing now had she still been alive?
PS: I love the fact that the 90s fashion sense is back, thanks to designers like Phoebe Philo