As a stylist, I am fortunate enough to get sneak peaks into upcoming lines through press previews and lookbooks. These are usually professional references to get an idea of what my clients may be interested in or what might be good for photoshoots. So, when Karen Millen sent along their Spring lookbook for me to peruse, I had a serious flash of inspiration. Their bright colors, graphic prints, and perfect tailoring just screamed holiday in Latin America. So I decided to take them with me on my Buenos Aires adventure.
As a fashion insider, one gets comfortable putting designers into categories: casual wear, suiting, evening wear, denim; categorizing retailers in these broad strokes helps stylists keep organized so we know exactly where to go for any occasion. Karen Millen has been known for their elegant dresses and super sophisticated evening wear for as long as I can remember. So, it was to my delight to discover that the recent collection encapsulated so many great day pieces that were multifunctional and so fun to mix and match and, of course, their ultra-flattering evening silhouettes.
So, while it is still freezing here in NYC, please enjoy the following photo diary preview of what every fashionable girl will be wanting to wear this spring. The perfect trousers and sweater for antiquing on a Sunday, the sharpest skirt for a weekday creative meeting, and, of course, just the most fabulous dress that ever was for an evening of tango in the town square.