Fashion is always there to surprise you. From the runways to the shelves, designers are constantly looking to revamp their look and present the unexpected in an effort to stay fresh.
I recently went to an event held by my incredible D. Graham Kostic, the very young and successful style editor of CS Magazine. He threw a fabulous party in the city at Sunda for Ann Taylor. Now I know what you’re thinking, Ann Taylor hasn’t had much buzz in well, a while. But I was very happily surprised with the modern and chic mannequins displayed. I loved the cropped jacket with tailored shorts. Very wearable and chic. The dresses and blouse/pant combos screamed St. Tropez and the watercolor animal prints looked more DVF than the old Ann Taylor. The blinging silver and gold bracelets, earrings and necklaces were a party favorite and would work with any outfit.
I was lucky enough to meet the mastermind behind the labels new vibe. Head designer Laura Pellegrini was dressed in a sneak peak of the fall and winter collection and she looked absolutely stunning. She was adorable, enthusiastic, and the kind of woman that should be running this long-time staple in the industry.
My assistant Annie and I ate sushi, sipped vino, and left with an incredible gift bag that included my favorite of the new bracelets! I can always trust Graham to throw a great party.
Me + Ann Pelligrini
Labels: chicago fashion, CS Magazine, helen berkun, helen berkun fashion