The fast-paced world of style keeps the mind spinning, thinking about spring before fall has even truly begun. But the sight of bright color and light as air silhouettes sauntering down every runway in the City of Lights is exhilarating. From Givenchy to Vionnet, and Valentino the successes of Paris Fashion Week were innumerable. So while we dream of silks and linens let us focus on our fashion present; fall. Belt your vests and layer away; it’s time to give summer the ever stylish cold shoulder.

Blanket Statement

The time to bundle up is fast approaching so get ready to layer it on considerably. Our favorite way to create this ensemble is to go for sleek items such as this Michael Kors Leather Sheath Dress over a simple long sleeve T-shirt. We love fur for fall, so take style to the ultimate with the Dries Van Noten Leopard Print Fur “Laura” Vest. This silhouette is a cinch, especially pulled together with this uniquely embellished Lanvin “Indian” Belt. Also, don’t forget to stack on the bangles and layer your necklaces to go ultra chic for fall. A girl can’t go anywhere without her bag and shoes. Grab this Dries Van Noten Embroidered Clutch and slip on simple and sweet Suede Marni Wedges to complete your layered look.

Fire and Ice

In Medieval lore, an opal, the birthstone for those under the sign of Libra, was purported to give one the power of invisibility if you wrapped it in a bay leaf and held it in your hand. Save the herbs for your culinary forays and wear these Opal pieces in the most conspicuous manner. Lucifer Vir Honestus gets you noticed with their “Medioeval” Fire Opal Pendant set in Rose Gold. If all that heat isn’t your thing then contemplate a little black ice; Irene Neuwirth’s one-of-a-kind Heart Shaped Black Opal Earrings surrounded in White Diamonds should cool things off.

Purely Cosmetic

This season create a beautiful masterpiece… with your skincare and cosmetics routine. To prep your perfect canvas you’ll want to stock up on Cellcosmet Concentrated Night Serum to repair and rejuvenate skin while you sleep. Also keep skin hydrated all season long with Cellcosmet Revitalizing Body Cream and balance your skin tone with Cellcosmet Lightening Elasto Collagen by reducing dark spots that show up due to lack of sun. Complete your opus with Smashbox Cosmetics. Universal Color Creamy Cheek Color and Halo Bronzer give you glow, while smoky eyes in shades of plum, bronze, and teal from the Masquerade Eye Shadow Palette send all the right signals.

We Wear Many Hats

As our event season starts, we remind everyone that our annual Hats Extravaganza is almost upon us. We will be hosting many exciting events throughout October and November; including a multiple designer hat trunk show October 21st-23rd, featuring Patricia Underwood, Ellen Christine, Nessa C Couture, and Christine A. Moore, as well as the Hats in the Garden Luncheon to benefit the Naples Botanical Garden on November 10th.