There are some designers that need no introduction. Enter: Alexander McQueen. While Lee Alexander McQueen is sorely missed, his legend lives on.

The entire line is known for cutting edge style — tough, with chic lines. And the new spring accessories follow suit with delicious material and art deco design. The De Manta printed silk-satin clutch paired with the skull-embellished leather iPhone sleeve is a neutral carry-around must. I can't imagine an occasion it wouldn't fit.
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Available from Net-a-Porter


Only because we're finally getting a chill back in the air (just in time for the holidays), am I fast forwarding to spring. Not that I'm ready for it. I love winter too much! However, this easy breezy collection from one of my favorite designers, Chloé, really makes me appreciate the finer details — clean lines, fluid movement, defined shoulders, masculine mixed with feminine and chic slouchiness. I'd wear every single piece!


I am having a love affair with the latest Free People catalog. Have you seen it?

While there is not a boho bone in my body, I am seriously crushing on so many of the fabulous pieces for fall. Okay, if I'm being honest, I do own 3-4 bohemian pieces. However, they don't come off that way on me. Which keeps true to my personal style (chic sophisticate with edge).

I'm not sure if it's my mood at this particular moment (dreamy), but I may have to take a cue from Free People to create an outfit or two around these emotions. Sexy romance — love!

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It's back! Haute couture, that is. And there is much to delight the senses this fall. Velvet, fringe, feathers, fur, beading — over the top embellishments. Delicious!

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If you missed the couture shows, let me tell you, it was jaw dropping good. Fantasy land, for sure. The most spectacular of them all? Chanel's snow white heavenly puff of tulle, feathers and pearls inspired by Karl Lagerfeld's cat, Choupette. Apparently, it took over 3,000 hours to craft. What a sight it is!

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Designers featured (from top): Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Givenchy, Chanel, Valentino, Givenchy. Chanel finale dress.

With digital prints sweeping the nation, it makes sense to look to a designer that's got it down pat. Enter: Clover Canyon.

While the label is only a year old, creative director Rozae Nichols has been designing for 25 years. Clover Canyon entered the scene just as prints hit an all-time high. The line is focused on a deliberate, bold color palette with a new attitude for pattern.

Rozae Nichols shares,
Part of the magic is the research we do to make the images very opposite and juxtaposed. An example for fall — one of the themes is African textiles and African beads. There is a rich history to African ornamentation that is just as beautiful as Western European precious gems. So we put African motifs against images reminiscent of the Queen's diamonds, celebrating the equal beauty of something precious and cultivated with something made of humble materials.
That is the very reason I was drawn to Clover Canyon. I admit, I am mostly a solids kind of girl. However, this line has the sophistication and edge I crave. And so many of the pieces are seasonless, making me forever happy to be able to wear my gorgeous Clover Canyon tunic year round.

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Clover Canyon just graced the New York runway for Fashion Week earlier this month. So, what's in store for spring 2013? More of the same seriously good stuff. Like this killer jacket!

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You can find the line at Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Lane Crawford, Net-a-Porter, Shopbop and locally at chezElle.