Without a doubt, fall is my absolute favorite time of year. There is something about this season that makes me feel like a fresh start is about to begin. I get nostalgic with going-back-to-school memories. I remember how excited I was about decorating my locker, cheering for football, planning Homecoming, and back to school shopping. I just love fall fashion; give me a cozy sweater, a yummy leather jacket, a
glass of red wine felt fedora and you’ll have yourself a happy girl.
With Fall being the most fashion forward time of year, it’s no surprise that St. Louis Magazine hosts the annual “Best Dressed List” in every October issue. Style editor Helene Sayad, whom I met last year when we co-hosted a Spring fashion show, is responsible for pulling the list and creating the overall editorial vibe.
She had created a concept far in advance, but as often happens in design, things fell through at the last moment. So what’s a Style Editor under pressure to do? Call up her gal pal Jessie D. Miller, duh. With a 24 hour dead line (yes, she called me the day before. eek!), we immediately decided on creating an all white closet as the backdrop for the beautiful people and clothing being showcased in the spread. Art director Tom White, photographer Wesley Law, Helene and I agreed to find modern, white furnishings that would be found in a glamorous walk-in closet along with fabulous white garments and accessories. We wanted the final effect to be monochromatic, but dimensional and layered, with several different options to interchange with each shoot.
Helene pulled beautiful white clothing, shoes, and bags from Saks & Neimans, along with white hangers and hat boxes. Wesley built shelving in his studio. And I ran around town
begging working with my vendors to loan white furnishings while organizing how to actually get them delivered for the next day 9am photoshoot.
Nothing we can’t handle!
The collaborative effort turned out absolutely fabulous, if I do say so myself.
Helene out did herself compiling this year’s list of the most chic and stylish. I love how she mixed things up by featuring pairs instead of singles, just fantastic.
These are some of my favorites…
Married couple and co-artistic artistic of COCA, Antonio & Kirven Douthit-Boyd.
Kentucky born, bourbon drinking, fraternal twins Jeremy & Justin Scarbrough.
Members of rock band, Sleepy Kitty, Evan Sult and Paige Brubeck. Legendary philanthropists, Greg Lukeman and Norma Stern.Hairstylist to the St. Louis stars Randall Jones and his side kick, The Count.All images taken by the talented Wesley Law for St. Louis Magazine.
(A few of my stylish friends, clockwise from top left: Amy Toolen Plasited, Nicole Benoist, Helene Sayad, Justin Scarbrough, Greg Lukeman, Susan Block, Darin Slyman, Randall Jones, Paula Reed, Helene Sayad, Michael Feldman, Greg Lukeman, Jacob Laws.)
See the entire list and read the whole article HERE, and pick up a copy on newsstands now.
As always, if you need help with styling work, contact me -> email@example.com Just try to give me a little more than 24 hours notice, please and thank you. 😉
(A special thank you to my friends at KDR Showrooms, Savvy Surroundings, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Stash Home, and a very generous client for letting me borrow these fabulous pieces and dealing with my franticness.)