Perhaps for Debutante of the Year turned First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, simple chic was a no brainer. Katie Holmes pulls off the look wearing Giorgio Armani, in the series “The Kennedy’s”. Michelle Williams has an iconic moment during the ultra-feminine photo shoot where the “My Week with Marilyn” star channels Miss Monroe wearing a cashmere cardigan and wool houndstooth capris by J. Crew, dresses by Donna Karan and Michael Kors and a simplistic Ralph Lauren pencil skirt. The Vogue October 2011 issue takes us back in time.
It was just a coincidence that both women came to mind when writing this article, but no surprise. Mostly compared for their differences, both epitomize effortless glamor. Each is remembered for a classic style all her own, equally timeless and on trend and both possess a demure elegance combined with intriguing strength. Today’s fashion is still influenced by these two most imitated women of all time.
Gucci, synonymous with elegance, flatters everyone this fall. Achieve effortless instant glamour with flowy tea length dresses and structured jackets over silk blouses. Go retro with a wide brimmed hat, driving gloves or a head scarf.
Diane Von Furstenberg accessories are elegant with an edge. The Fall Collection features tasseled shoulder bags with an invisible ipad compartment which doubles as a workbag for those secret lunches at the Four Seasons. The Harper Connect Leather Day Bag features a secured zip pocket to carry your favorite device in style. Channel your inner Jackie O and go incognito with oversized vintage sunglasses, or go Old Hollywood Glam with the Marilyn influenced Harper Pony Bon Bon Clutch in Zebra.
Celebrity Fashion Stylist turned designer Rachel Zoe gets retro right with her Fall/Winter fashion debut this year. Her easy to mix and match 70’s inspired collection features trendy pieces we will wear forever, and yes of course, there is a cape! From uptown chic accessories to downtown cool denim, there’s something in there for everyone.
Zoe, inspired by Brigitte Bardot “in the south of France” designed fresh, ladylike separates reminiscent of that same elegant era for her Spring 2012 Collection. From billowy maxi dresses to impeccable blazers and Capri style jumpsuits, we can instantly picture ourselves at any resort.
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