PENNY’S PICKS

I love watching my little girl’s style develop as she gets older–give it it is not always the ‘nicest’ taste (glitter, Disney princesses and neon pink are usually her first inclination). Fortunately I’ve discovered some amazing children’s brands that capture the same magic and imagination as the aforementioned yet make dressing our littles a total delight. Here are a few favorites my little love will be wearing this Fall. Yours, C

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1. MINI RODINI, M Dress | Mini Rodini
2. ATSUYO ET AKIKO, Pompom Ribbon Hairband | Sweet William
3. AEHEM NECO, Bear Socks Set | Jujubunny Shop
4. BOBO CHOSES, Red Leopard School Bag | Bobo Choses
5. BIMBO BLIMBA, Star Slip On | Jujubunny Shop
6. ATSUYO ET AKIKO, Star Necklaces MAKIÉ

7. OEUF, I See You Hat | Lille Figaro
8. MINI RODINI, Reversible Bomber Jacket | Mini Rodini 
9. SOFT GALLERY, Paula Cream Owl Leggings | Soft Gallery
10. BOBO CHOSE, Cross Knit Cardigan | Bobo Choses
11. SOFT GALLERY, Autumn Ice Break Dress | Soft Gallery
12. RAINBOW & SNOW, PonyHair Boots | Rainbow & Snow
13. OEUF, Reversible Eye Mittens | Lille Figaro
14. AT NOTE, Dot Tee | Jujubunny Shop

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CASEY’S FALL PICKS

This Fall season (in the shop and personally) is all about cream and neutral hues complemented with pastel tones. I am really into pink, grey and camel at the moment and, of course, grid pattern. Being 7 months pregnant hasn’t made dressing easy so once this little love blesses the world in Novemeber I plan to embrace all of the Fall goodness my beautiful bump has made difficult- give it I will most likely be leaning towards casual comfort, but thankfully Mary Kate and Ashley made oversized knit dressing the look of the season. That said, here’s some of my Fall favorites. Yours, C

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1. BLESS, Pearl Pad Sweater Maryam Nassir Zadeh
2. RODIN, Lip Balm STORM
3. ACNE, Adriana Sneakers Creatures of Comfort
4. LUCY FOLK, Anchovy Pearl Cuff Earring Mr. Larkin
5. APIECE APART, Esta Long Coat | Steven Alan
6. RACHEL COMEY, Mars Boot | Mr. Larkin
7. RACHEL COMEY, Memento Coat | Mr. Larkin
8. JANE KØNIG,  Pearl Earring | Jane Kønig
9. CLYDE, Conductor Hat | CLYDE 
10. MR. LARKIN, Amie Skirt and Pippa Top | Mr. Larkin
11. ALL HANDS, Space Station Canteen Bag Pour Porter

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Something on Trends | The Menswear Shoe

With Fall rolling in slowly but surely it’s time to look towards what we will be wearing on our feet. For this fall I’ll be turning to the men’s department…well not actually. But I will be looking for menswear inspired shoes to round off my perfect Fall outfits. xo -P-  menshoes_collage

1. ROCHAS | Embroidered Cotton Derby
2. RACHEL COMEY | Dorchas Boot
3. J.W ANDERSON | Platform Moccasins
4. ACNE | Maisie Loafer
5. Y.M.C. | Tassel Loafer
6. LIKA MIMIKA | Black Tassel Loafer
7. ADIEU | Type 27 Leather Brogues

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NYFW | Picks

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Take one look at my favorite picks from NYFW and one thing is clear – I’m ready for  a vacation.  This Spring/Summer was filled with starting a new job and moving apartments, so I’m hoping if I stock up on some of these bright prints and breezy silhouettes, my Spring ’15 will be a little more luxuriously lazy with a hint of exotic adventure.  For one, Thakoon’s latest collection, which also marks the designer’s 10th Anniversary, evoked the tropics with touches of raffia and playfully placed fringe – but it was the graphic black and white that really stood out for me. Meanwhile Suno was bright summer color at its best with cheerful neons toned down by perfectly pale blues along with the pretty mixed patterns that Suno does so well.  Lastly, no collection was as glamorously vacation-ready as Rosie Assoulin’s. Again touches of raffia instantly evoked a cool spring sensibility with a beautiful safari-esque palette that had me daydreaming of a well-styled sabbatical in South Africa.  Spring, I’m so ready. Take me away.  xN

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This fashion week marked my first season viewing collections not just as press but also as a buyer, for my new shop Le Point. While attending shows as press, I often pick some of the louder wilder collections as my favorites, making dream wish lists in my head. Buying for the shop made me look at the shows in a different light…looking at the collections with a wearable and sellable filter over them. Tibi has been growing better and better every season, and SS15 was no exception. Pulling inspiration from the Japanese, the collection had a great grown up sleek sensibility. Proenza Schouler proved time and time again that they are truly a master of innovative fabrics and texiles. Their wearable shapes turn truly extraordinary with their use of textures. Rounding out my favorites, was Opening Ceremony , who’s show was presented as a short play. What stole that stage from that collection however was the face print tops and jackets that has the silhouettes of the designers Carol & Umberto. Off to work through my line sheets! xo -P-

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My NYFW favorites were the usual suspects…Comey, Creatures and The Row. All embracing the 3 things I wear, buy and believe all clothing should be…authentic, wearable and timeless. My apologies for such a brief explanation, but my brain is so very tired after last week in NYC, and well, I feel these collections speak for themselves…as good design should. Yours, C

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NYFW | Ryan Roche

With a process as thoughtful as Ryan Roche’s (all cashmere is consciously sourced and made in Nepal by a community of women knitters), it was no surprise her presentation would be equally so – Nor surprising that she has been recently named as one of the finalists for the coveted CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. With her signature pink color ever present (complemented with creams and indigos), the collection was filled with layers of crocheted cottons, cashmere knits and lace. One of the most beautiful and considered collections we saw all week. Yours, C + P

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NYFW | Ostwald Helgason

Last season, I went bananas for Ostwald Helgason as the designer duo held their first NYFW runway show. One season later and I’m no less enamored. The show notes spoke of this collection’s inspiration being Susanne Ostwald’s years spent behind a wall in East Germany, “a time of scarcity and intense longing for luxury and beauty.” What she may have missed during those years, she’s certainly delivering now, as a mixture of “utility and fantasy” floated down the runway like my very own shopping list brought to life.

Quite the departure from last season’s playful Andy Warhol-inspired pop art motifs, this season’s palette of utilitarian military green and cargo beige juxtaposed with pretty pastels was more serious, but just as fresh and inventive. Highlights were the jackets and shirting with oversized pockets, the perfect prints and the flowing skirts, but picking favorites isn’t easy since OH has become one of the must-see collections of the week for me. xo – P

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