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NYFW – SS18

Ahh, New York Fashion Week. What’s more fun than a train ride to the city? Watching fabulous shows and presentations where we just drool and daydream about owning just one piece from each collection is! Here’s a recap of some of our fun at NYFW this season…

As we said last week, Dobson Pools made the perfect backdrop for the fashion feature of our dreams! With stunning pools, fabulous sunglasses, Natori clothing, and cans of rosé being delivered to us by floating flamingos, there was nothing more we could wish for! Too many pics for last week’s post, so here’s a bonus, “just look at the pictures” feature. A feature we’ll look back at in the winter months ahead and sigh. Farewell, summer… 😢

In collaboration with…

Julie Jacques and Dobson Pools

Hair: Byrde + the b, Washington

Clothing: Natori

Sunglasses: Pared – seriously, you need to check out their website. Aussie brand of sunglass coolness!

Flamingo handler and photog assistant: Riley Cotton


Pics: Lora Karam and Riley Cotton / Words: Bev

We first learned of the Yatra Collection when we met Gina Duckworth and fell in love with the beautiful tunic she was wearing. Lucky for us, Gina was willing to share the details on where she got it, and as it turns out, the co-owner of the Yatra Collection company lives in Washington Depot! We love it when we discover a fashion connection in our backyard!

Yatra means journey in Hindi, so, we took a yatra to Washington to meet Rati Madan at her beautiful home, and of course, try on as many pieces of the collection as we could in a couple of hours…

During a recent trip to the city, we decided to mix business with fashion pleasure and drop in on the Jed luxury knitwear showroom. We wanted to say hi to Jed Krascella and his team, and see what they’re cooking up for fall 2017. Hint – an abundance of the finest sweaters you could ever want! 

Sportsmen’s

Sportsmen’s in Bantam is another perfect example of why we started blogging about businesses, life, and people in Litchfield County. It’s a store that we have driven by a great many times and thought, “We’re not sportsmen, there can’t be anything for us in there.” WRONG!! We were honestly quite blown away. Apologies to those who were already in the know, but we feel like we’ve made a great discovery! We can’t wait to share! Read on…

Workshop Inc. is another one of those really great (slightly off the beaten path) clothing boutiques that we have here in Litchfield County. You’re either in the know, or you know now! This place is great! We discovered so many designers and lines that we never knew…and now love!!

We bring to you four different looks each and a Q&A with store owner Jan Nelson. Workshop Inc can be found at 10 Cobble Court, Litchfield, in perhaps the cutest cobblestone courtyard we’ve ever seen.

Lora thinks it’s a bit ludicrous that I come from Scotland (birthplace of golf) and have never, ever golfed. I’ve played miniature golf….so no, no experience whatsoever.

In an effort to encourage me to check it out (she really wants a female golfing friend) she partnered us up with a very cool women’s golf clothing company, Sport Haley and arranged a shoot at the unbelievably gorgeous Bull’s Bridge Golf Club.

When our new gal pal Gina Duckworth cordially invited us to the Next Artists Fashion Week Beauty Lounge (spearheaded by Gina and her team) we cordially replied, “YES, PLEASE!!” An afternoon of complimentary services provided by the Next Artists team (best in the biz) including makeup, manicures, cryo facials, massages, and so much more, along with the most amazing goodie bags – well, do you know us?! 

Worth New York

While we were in the city for NYFW, we scheduled an appointment to meet our Litchfield County friend Susan Haberman at the Worth New York showroom. Susan is an independent stylist for Worth, a company that has a strong belief in empowering the stylists that work for them, and the woman who buy their clothes.

We certainly felt on top of the world while we were there, trying on outfit after outfit! The view of Central Park from the 24th floor at 730 5th Avenue is incredible. The flagship penthouse showroom once belonged to Imelda Marcos – just one of the many floors she needed to house her shoe collection! So yes, quite a heavenly experience…read on!

Dead of Summer actress Amber Coney and The Flash actress Violett Beane (Jesse “Quick” Wells) were sitting a few seats down from us at the Fashion Palette show during NYFW – so naturally, we threw some popcorn at them and loudly whispered, “Pssst, you guys, can we do a quick interview and photo shoot after the show??” – to which they agreed. Ok, so we actually went through their super lovely agent, Nilda Carrazana who helped us all connect after the buzz of seeing our first swimwear collection (it was a first for us all).