As promised, I am introducing a new series to this page called Styledby. It will feature high fashion & editorial looks styled by yours truly. I wanted to do this because I know of so many amazing designers out there that deserve to be shared, and I want people to see how amazing their work is, since they may not receive as much deserved attention as other established and prominent designers. The fashion world is tough, and oftentimes, seeing success and harvesting the fruits of your labor requires the perfect combination of timing, place, and people. Some designers wait a lifetime for this.
This section of my blog will be a platform for those designers whose aesthetics resonate with me and my personal style, but have many amazing pieces that may look better as part of an editorial look. At the same time, I will re-work some pieces and show you how to take something from runway-to-real way -- because both are equally beautiful in their own ways.
First up: Jordan Alexandra
This RTW brand is manufactured right here in the heart of the garment district. Jordan Saenz is no stranger to the ins and outs of the industry, having worked under the direction of Zac Posen, Oscar de la Renta and Betsey Johnson. Together with her sister Jennifer Pawloski, the duo has worked to create pieces that give a new meaning to feminine chic.
Clothing: Jordan Alexandra
As you can see, this brand embodies innovative modern luxury. The craftsmanship is unflawed and the collections demonstrate clean lines accented by edgy details.
I particularly love the tailored separates that are fun to mix and match. As you can see on my model, this button down and pants are a great set together, menswear inspired yet completely flattering to the female body, and perfectly on trend. It doesn't hurt that the material is a gorgeous silk cashmere. This coat is also one of my favorite pieces of theirs- show me something sophisticated with edgy details and say no more, I want to make it mine.
I completed this look with super cool black ankle boots, with a sexy yet tough platform sole. When you wear clothes that clearly speak for themselves, always keep the accessories and shoes simple and easy. This pair is from Zara and I really love them, but I've added more similar and affordable options that I love equally below.
More looks to come, please let me know what you think. x
Photos by Greg Routt