Friday, April 18, 2014

50 and looking fabulous

how to wear fifty well

Ines de la Fressange, is a dynamo!
in addition to her already busy life she is now a designer for Uniglo.

Her new collection introduces some fresh ideas for a casual new look for a woman in her PRIME.

a little more about Ines


A model for Chanel in the '80s, wife and mother, author, and representative for the lovely Roger Vivier shoe line and now a collection creator for Uniglo

".... people kept bringing up Parisian style ( so often ) that I started to think about it, to wonder if there was something to it, and that’s how I ended up with this reputation for being the ultimate Parisian. I didn’t choose it, but I’m very proud of it. But I think there are a lot of preconceptions. For example, there is this idea that elegance means wearing high-heeled shoes, a hat and gloves. Whereas in fact, wearing sneakers with more sophisticated pants, or mixing day and evening wear, slightly unexpected things — that’s what’s really interesting. But it’s never elegant to be too self-conscious. And when I see myself described as a fashion icon, it’s flattering, but it also makes me smile. The other day, for example, I went to the Chanel show and everyone was asking where I got my jacket. I had bought it from a mail order catalog."  ( from an interview in Womens Wear Daily)

we are calling this " life wear "



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Our seersucker jacket is tan and white. Donna Degnan
White eyelit blouse.
The tank is brown with white dots which is fun to mix with the lining of white with brown dots.


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Dark denim long tail shirt Bella Dahl.
Dark wash skinny J Brand jean.
Kate Spade handbag.
This is a nice tailored jean look for day or night.


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Charming mustard colored Etcetera jacket, with a charming spring weight cashmere tank.
Black Talbot trouser.
Tory Burch slipper.
A great BIG DKNY handbag.


Interior photos are from " She Moves The Furniture " blog


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Blue cotton Elizabeth McKay with " just enough sleeve"
Kate Spade handbag

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A perfect polished cotton wrap with flattering V neck and the little cap sleeve.
Inez wears very expensive Roger Vivier shoes ( absolutely beautiful) but we found these in the store and like them too.

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We discovered we really  liked this J McLaughlin paisley with a separate summer belt.
Furla's perfect leather get around handbag.  
Chanel flats.

These dresses are perfect for all the things you do.  Shopping everywhere in Nashville, taking family and friends to brunch or lunch, or those days you have plans after work.  As the days warm these dresses are going to feel wonderful.

Fashionable 50
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