We’ve all heard the saying “Clothes make the man.” Well if that’s true, accessories make the woman extraordinary! In our current Make A Statement video, Midnight Velvet and I extol the virtues of piling on the luxe. How does any outfit become an incredible outfit? It’s the artful use of accessories. Think of your wardrobe as art. Each day is a brand new canvas. You begin by sketching the outline, so you pull out a blue suit. Now inspiration hits; “How about that vibrant print blouse?” Feeling happily inspired you grab red pumps!
Pants! Who doesn’t wear them? Pants are the cornerstone of everyone’s wardrobe. What is your go-to pair? Is it black trousers that elevate everything? Perhaps it’s jeans that you can now wear everywhere including the office? Or maybe it’s khakis that pair oh so well with bright colors? Spring 2016 Midnight Velvet and I encourage you to think outside of the box! Yes, we want you to crank the volume up and push the envelope! Take a look at the video to find out how.
Spring & Summer is not always about pastels. Sometimes it’s about the classic ease and chic of black & white. As I once stated in an earlier video for MV “Black and white is always right!” It sounds a little cheeky but it’s true! In our current catalog, I extol the virtues of black, white & red in a new video. I picked red because it’s a color that universally looks good on every woman! Red is probably the most evocative color! It’s sexy… Think red lipstick or lingerie. And few things communicate power or command attention like a bold red suit.
Few things are more classic and more evocative of elegance than lace. At once feminine and mysterious, it’s often thought of as delicate. From the purity of white lace on your wedding day, to the sexy wink of a red lace nighty, lace is the chicest chameleon. Lace is ultra feminine yet super strong. It’s a classic that begs for re-invention season after season. Lace can be sexy and demure depending upon the mood of the wearer. It’s a glance and a hidden secret when worn for the one you love.
It’s no coincidence that after the grayness of Winter comes the crush of color we call Spring. We crave it! Our eyes search for it. We long for the warmth of the sun’s yellow and golden rays. We’re starved for the lushness of green, in all it’s hues, as trees and grass come back to life around us. And who isn’t awed by the vibrance of Spring’s colorful blossoms?
As a fashion stylist I am often asked “Where did you get your style?” Does that mean “My personal style?” which is a mix of classic menswear elements with a touch of youthful informality and a love of color, or am I being asked “Who taught you style?” Well ladies I can definitely say “I got it from my mama!” And my grandmother.
I’m sitting at the station waiting for the train. As I glance around me I see a young woman who is really young and very pretty. I wonder “Where is she going?” “Is she headed to work?” She’s dressed in almost all black; a cotton blazer worn over a black lace tunic, with a shock of vibrant purple tights that add color and even a note of sophistication.