Anything Goes

2011-10-19 19:55:19
Photographer James Cant
Stylist Jennifer Smit
Digital Operator Joanne Miriam
Makeup Kimberly Pletz/Next Model
Management, Beverly Hills
Hair Vincent Lowell/Next Model
Management, Beverly Hills
Models Olga Babkina and Cassandra
Smith/Next Model Management, Beverly Hills
Fashion Editor Donna Bunce

From the Boardroom to the Bedroom
We've got eight words to describe fall fashion: classic, feminine, menswear-inspired, boudoir-esque, jewel-toned, patterned. Then add a little leather and lace, and this season's look is all about seduction. Coast's Fashion Editor Donna Bunce gives you the pieces you'll need to make it happen, both in and out of the bedroom.

Fur (real or faux), pearls, gloves, and capes, all revolving around the pencil skirt, whose hemline has dipped to the knee, tie-bow blouses, and, if you choose, a felt fedora.

Shaped shift dresses with nipped waists, and, in a nod to the ’60s, those oh-so-sexy sweaters made of mohair and angora à la Betty Draper in “Mad Men.” Also think tunics with dropped waists and stand-alone statement dresses. Another ’60s interpretation is the two-piece, structured ensemble that bridges the gap between feminine and mod, featuring coats with sloping shoulders, bracelet sleeves and turtlenecks.

Pantsuits, white shirts, plaid trousers, and overcoats in super-sized, slouchy cuts. Make your statement in hearty tweeds and rich gabardines and embellish with fur, lace and leather in rich colors, such as burgundy and warm russet. Then there's the tuxedo, especially the tuxedo jacket. Add sequins to take it up a notch.

Lace undergarments under sheer blouses, long skirts and dresses combined with leather, chic lace-up bodices with exposed boning. Leather jackets, skirts and pants with sheer inserts and lace panels and accented with sequins and feathers complete the look.

Jewel Tones
Summer’s acid brights have segued into sumptuous jewel tones like ruby, jade, amethyst, sapphire, and citrine. One color from head to toe is the way to go; in other words, “matchy-matchy” is in, so pick your color.

Sixties geometric patterns, animal prints, winter florals, hound’s tooth, checks, plaids, and  polka dots, both large and small. Also new this season is the American Indian influence, especially Navajo-inspired patterns.

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