hutchinson-scofield made my grandma swoon

Hutchinson-Scofield shirt/Armani jacket/Tom Ford tie

Hutchinson-Scofield is a premium dress shirt company that recently launched here in the States. The shirts are beautiful - they're made from 100 percent Peruvian pima cotton and are custom made to order. 

But that's not what made my grandma swoon.

No, that honor goes to Danny, the gorgeous model who rocked the shirts in the brands campaign images, which I styled. My grandma had never been on a shoot before, and since this one was set at my mom's farm, she took the opportunity to do a set visit. Let's just say it was love at first sight.

Learn more about Hutchinson-Scofield here and check out more images from the fall campaign, shot by Lians of LM Studios, below.


ferragamo's creations

Last week I had the pleasure of co-hosting an event at the Salvatore Ferragamo boutique at Somerset. The event celebrated the Ferragamo's Creations collection, a limited-edition series of historical styles created by Salvatore Ferragamo, many of them for Hollywood screen sirens like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, Greta Garbo, Sophia Loren, Anna Magnani, and Carmen Miranda. The re-released styles are made on the original lasts, and each shoe is produced in a limited number of 150, 250 or 500 - and once they're sold, that's it. The style is no longer available.

The event was not just an opportunity to ogle some seriously beautiful shoes, though - I also learned a lot about the Salvatore Ferragamo heritage. For example, did you know that Ferragamo invented both the wedge heel and the stiletto? Ferragamo created the stiletto in the '50s for Marilyn Monroe. Who knew?

Check out all the gorgeous Creations styles at the Salvatore Ferragamo boutique at Somerset Collection through Sunday, November 20, and see pics from the event after the jump.


the hunt: perfect parkas

UPDATE: Hey, it's 2012! Want a parka to wear this fall? Check out 

When you live in Michigan (or anywhere else with schizophrenic fall/winter weather), your outwear wardrobe deserves just as much attention as your regular wardrobe. With the temperature dropping, I find myself craving the comfort of a warm, cozy jacket that will help me transition from the golden days of autumn to the gray days of winter. Fortunately, lots of labels have been updating a utilitarian classic: the parka. The best come with (faux or real) fur trim and extra special details. Here are some of my faves:


1/ Madewell Fairbanks Parka
With a removable sherpa lining, this hooded parka with removable faux fur trim is warm and versatile.

$298, Madewell


crazy for karl

The Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's limited edition capsule collection hit stores and the web yesterday, so I made a trip to my local mall to check it out. The campaign with Coco Rocha and accompanying video (you can check out the video here) looked great, but with these designer collabs, you never know if they're any good until you actually see them in person. I tried on several pieces, and here's what I thought (and bought):

This dress just screams Karl Lagerfeld/Chanel, with the black and white palette and high-neck collar. It buttons all the way up the front with sparkly cabochon-style jeweled buttons, the cinched waist is super flattering, and the collar is actually removable, which I thought was a nice touch. The fabric is a good quality poly chiffon with a subtle croc texture - the skirt is a little sheer, but nothing a half slip won't take care of. All in all, at $124 the price was right, so I snagged one for my wardrobe.

I couldn't resist trying on this drapey tank emblazoned with the Kaiser himself. It fit really well, and the cotton has a nice weight and lovely drape. I liked the longer length, but I have trouble spending $50 on a tank top, so I let it go for now.

This dress, which sells for $119, is really lovely - for someone with a bit more bust than I have. You can't really tell from these photos, but there is a whiskery eyelash lace trim at the v-neck and v-back. The sleeves are gorgeous, and the back has a hook-and-eye that makes the width of the v-back adjustable - nice if you have narrower shoulders. The fabric has the same cool croc texture as the black dress.

I really liked this dress, and it's something I may go back for. I tried it on in the vivid pink (which I can't find a picture of on the Macy's site), and it has a great 1940s vintage vibe to it. There is a keyhole slit from the neck to the cinched waist, a sexy offset to the prim collar. It sells for $109, a really great price.

To see more of the collection, check out www.macys.com/impulse.