This may be surprising for some of you, but I never really go to in store events. Now this is not because I don’t want to, it’s because I use to be the head hairstylist for all the Designer Previews for Southern California Nordstrom’s for over 10 years, I was strictly behind the scenes. Now that SD Bloggers are in my life and I’m not styling hair, I get to see all the fashions from the front of the house, hurray for me and you.
Neiman’s presented the most spectacular fall fashion preview, in conjunction with Alex Yanez, NM Stylist. This young man is truly a talent, it’s no wonder Mr. Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus, hand groomed Alex and 4 other stylist to help us Neiman Marcus shoppers translate the latest fashion trends into our own wardrobes.
Some of my favorite trends shown
The Green Scale:
I’m mad for this smoky stoned statement necklace that was paired with this mock pony top. The textures together add to the luxe look of this really simple outfit. To add to the texture Alex used this new hounds tooth pant and cut out ankle booties, and layered your everyday classic blazer just casually draped over the shoulders. This is a great updated office look that could move to happy hour, don’t you think?
Capes and Draping were shown in almost every look, but this tapestry cape was a knock out! And the fact that Alex used to the knee boots for the wow factor, really speaks to my inner Russian Cossack.
Grey is such a soft look for those of us that are having a hard time breaking black, but the softness factor is some what appealing I will say.
This Tom Ford Crossbody Handbag is so spectacular I might have to take the money I've saved for my Thermage and buy this Tom Ford beauty instead.
Mixed in to the trends was
the New Color Blocking:A geometric color block handbag, mixed with green fur infinity scarves was pure genius and a trend for the cold months I will be wearing. How many of you have bought a pair of Culottes? I have. My mom said I have horrible knees, so here you go mom, I’m covering them up with the Culottes Trend! Maybe her knees would look like mine if she skateboarded and surfed!
Global Chic: The London Union Jack clutch by Alexander McQueen paired with the flowing chiffon, monochromatic giraffe print dress, was to die for. I would wear this to family dinner night in a heart beat. The leather cape is a piece that could be worn with a pair of jeans to the movies or a casual day out.
This next look was fantastic almost Eastern European in feel. I might not wear this whole look together but I would break apart the look. I could wear the skirt with a nice white, loose tee and the chunky Asian influence necklace, and the Fendi logo bag shown. Now that jacket is a statement on its own, so I would wear it with my loose jeans or my leather pants with low booties to the grocery store, yes I said to the grocer’s.
The juxtaposition of the casual and luxury dressing is obviously becoming a classic way of dressing for this generation as seen here.Alex asked the Nieman’s seamstress to open up the side panels of this olive colored Grecian dress so he could add a pair of J Brand jeans under the look, I say Brilliant idea Alex! The pop of puffy jacket for that twist of sport luxe, well now we know we can use our ski wears for everyday life, how exciting.
I’m sure by now you know I’m a fuzzy jacket lover, so when this cubby coat came out I was like a schoolgirl screaming at a One Direction Concert. Then I notice the clutch was a Givenchy Bambi print and I just about wet my pants, I’m a huge Disney fan. There is no holding me back now ladies Disney and Fuzzy will rule my fall fashion choices.
Until Our Next Fashion Adventure