Chan Luu may have started the leather wrap craze, but every designer is getting in on the action.

The leather bracelet has become an essential arm prop. I picked up an Hermès version almost three years ago. Ever since then, more options keep popping up. Pick your poison, from $200-$600. It's the perfect bracelet to work in, as it doesn't get in the way or make any crazy noise. And it still manages to make a statement. What a great gift idea, too!

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Featured above: Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, Valentino, Givenchy, Marni


Of course the Louis Vuitton bags are divine. But it's Michelle Williams that takes my breath away. That hair! I'm definitely not brave enough to go that short. However, I so admire that Michelle wears it with such "What? Who me?" confidence. Her beauty radiates. And this Behind The Scenes Campaign Shoot has me screaming for fall.

Speaking of, stay tuned. My fall forecast comes out this week!


A classic.

As in the permanent collection from Saint Laurent. Every detail is impeccable. Clean lines. Gorgeous cuts. Yummy fabrics. Mix in a couple pairs of fall shoes and a few structured handbags and you are set. Forever.

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Freja Beha Erichsen for Saint Laurent


dgprintYou won't typically find me in matching top and bottoms. However, this print on print is serious goodness. No Garanimals here.

This is sophisticatation. This is Dolce & Gabbana. And I'm all in. 

This Silician-inspirated plate print ensemble grabbed my attention on the runway. And it still has my heart. The stretch cotton blend makes it comfortable — easy breezy to wear. And there's very little thinking around accessories. When you wear this, you are it!

While I love mixing various prints, this is definitely a gorgeous exception to make.

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I can barely contain myself. 

The ready-to-wear collections from THE ROW and Jason Wu are coming to Neiman Marcus SouthPark in Charlotte, NC. 

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THE ROW (top two on left) pays homage to London fashion house Savile Row, a fitting title for the luxury line. Since its launch, the brand has expanded to include a range of eyewear, handbags and ready-to-wear. THE ROW reflects a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance, focusing on fine fabrics and the perfect fit. Solid colors dominate the collection, which includes simple but sophisticated separates and fine-tuned frocks. The trademark look is a menswear-inspired aesthetic with ultra-feminine tailoring.

Jason Wu (top two on right) counters with ladylike elegance and impeccable detail. Subtlety is the art of Jason Wu’s fashions. The former Narcisco Rodriguez intern, whose work took root in years of doll designing, is known for his ability to create stunning, often intricate designs that appear effortless. Wu’s 2006 premiere collection earned him the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star award in 2008.

This June, Charlotteans rejoice as they get their hands on serious fabulousness from these coveted designers.