This winter has been exceptionally long and brutal in New York. We are looking forward to spring with raffia straw hats and bags, a lightweight cashmere/bamboo blend for our sweaters and some beautiful linen shirts that are made in New York City. Of course we will offer our best selling lightweight cashmere Isabella wrap which is a spring and summer staple. Speaking of the Isabella, please stay tuned for some exciting collaborations! Spring is on the way!
Escape the cold and spend an afternoon at the Brooklyn Museum for the spectacular exhibit The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. Brooklyn Museum address: 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238 www.brooklynmuseum.org
As temperatures drop I am keeping warm in my favorite palette of camel and black: Erin Cashmere Lined Napa Leather Gloves in Black, Isabelle Cashmere Wrap in Camel, Sebastian Cashmere V-Neck. These colors also dominate our fall 2014 collection that we can’t wait to show you.
This week in Wynne’s World, the designer shares her favorites for Fall
Isabelle Wrap in Bright Plum
This is my favorite new wrap for fall. I love how rich and saturated the color is and it brightens up my wardrobe.
Rag & Bone Denim Jacket
I found the perfect Rag & Bone denim jacket on shopbop and will wear it almost every day until coat season.
Lauren Oversized V-Neck
So soft and cozy and perfect for those crisp fall days when you just want to be warm and comfortable.
Pencil Skirts and Cashmere
For work, my fall uniform is a pencil skirt and a cashmere sweater. I have two black pencil skirts from Narciso Rodriguez which I will pair with my Alexandra crewneck in camel, heather grey, burgundy and black.
Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm
My friend Danielle recommended the Rodin Olio Lusso lip balm and now I can’t live without it. My lips feel so soft and it will keep them hydrated when the colder weather hits.
This is my second home during the fall. I love going for a long walk with my dog or an early morning run on a cool fall day.
Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work
For fall reading material, I just ordered Heather Clawson’s book Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work. Having a beautiful work space that inspires you is one of the best ways to stay motivated. My autumn project is to redecorate my home office. Heather is epitome of chic and the master of providing inspiration.
Wynne's World is a series where we meet the people and places that inspired the collection. Today, it's the name behind the label, Heidi Wynne.
WARDROBE STAPLE: Right now it is the Caroline jean in cropped white denim. I also can’t live without the Isabelle cashmere wrap in camel.
SUMMER MUST HAVE: The Rachel cotton tank in white. It is gently ribbed, has a nice slim fit and is longer than most tanks. The Avery striped lightweight cashmere boatneck in navy/white is perfect for cooler summer days.
Rachel Tank, Isabelle Wrap, Avery Boatneck
CURRENTLY READING: Van Gogh The Life. It was a gift from my friend Jelena and signed by the authors, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. I’m also reading another incredible book, The Victory Lab by Sasha Issenberg, which explores the inner workings of political campaigns.
Van Gogh The Life, The Victory Lab
SUMMER TRAVEL DESTINATION: Sunset Beach, Shelter Island. The hotel is dog friendly so I will bring my Maltese, Joey.
INDISPENSIBLE BEAUTY PRODUCTS: Darphin Predermine, Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, Kerastase Elixer Ultime, Chantecaille Gel Liner Pencil in Hematite, Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cocoa Mirage, Nars Dolce Vita Lipstick and Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. The SPF 30 is crucial for summer. Aerin Lauder’s new collection is beautiful and I especially love the Pink Rose Lip Gloss.
Darphin Predermine, NARS Dolce Vita, Kerastase Elixer Ultime
STYLE ICONS: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve
Bessette Kennedy, Kelly, Deneuve
FAVORITE CITY: Florence, Italy
FAVORITE DESIGNER: Narciso Rodriguez
FAVORITE MEAL: Black pasta with shrimp, tomato, basil and garlic.
FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Frank in the East Village, Blue Ribbon Sushi in Soho, Café Gitane in Nolita, Sant Ambroeus in the West Village and Bella Blu on the Upper East Side.
Wynne's World is a series where we meet the people and places that inspire the collection. Today, it's Los Angeles-based designer/stylist Janie Marshall sharing her faves.
WARDROBE STAPLE: Emily cashmere leggings. They work perfectly in the winters in LA for layering with my long t-shirts, jackets and heels... casual luxury!
MOST WANTED FOR SPRING: Avery cashmere striped boat neck - can wear it with jeans (LA staple) or jean shorts (LA staple as well) and my fave camel wedges... perfect Spring transition piece!!
CURRENTLY READING: Joan Didion's "We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order to Live” As a recent California transplant I love to read about the history of California and Joan Didion takes you right into that world.
CURRENTLY WATCHING: The whole Twin Peaks TV series on Netflix right now for the first time ever and am loving its timeless spooky, twisted surreal glamour.
Avery Boatneck Top, Joan Didion, Jamaica
SUMMER TRAVEL DESTINATION: Jamaica!
INDISPENSIBLE BEAUTY PRODUCT: Bobbi Brown's Calypso lipstick... the color pop perfectly dresses up my tshirt and jeans! And Tom Ford White Patchouli perfume.
MUSIC PLAYLIST: Jai Paul, Miguel, and Loretta Lynn
STYLE ICON: Brigitte Bardot mixed with Alison Mosshart mixed with Stevie Nicks... it sounds like a strange mix, but it makes sense to me!
Bardot, Nicks, Mosshart
FAVORITE CITY: Los Angeles.... I do NOT miss NY winters!
DENIM BRAND: Helmut Lang.
SUMMER COCKTAIL: Kale Coconut smoothie from Naturewell in Silver Lake, CA
FAVORITE MEAL: My boyfriend's cooking! He makes the best chili ever. He uses approximately 1,273 different spices.