Sartorial Flair

Fashion Blog by Fashion Enthusiast Kristy Downer – Los Angeles, CA

Month: June, 2013

Trailer Park Glamour

by kristy


Wish You Were Here

In this playful escape, ampoule we capture the romance of summer through vibrant patterns and whimsical prints.


Shot on location at Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown, MA

Stella McCartney floral jacquard dress, $1,195 at Saks Fifth Avenue Jade stone multi scarf, $178 at Marc by Marc Jacobs Melissa Eyewear sunglasses, $200 at Pik-Nik

Sandro Riviera Polo, $250 at Bloomingdales


Chan Luu solid camisole, $218 at Midnight FarmLaser cut floral jacket, $4,990 at Valentino Missoni chunky clear crystal choker, $870 at MissoniNails by MiniLuxe: Cajun Shrimp by OPI


Alana dress, $1,595 at Tory Burch Tracy Watts hat, $250 at Pik-Nik Ziegfeld Collection Pearl Tassel necklace, $1,200. and Ziegfeld Collection Pearl Ring, $475. Both at Tiffany & Co.


Novis buttercup dress, $1,195 at Novis Hagel hazel sweater, $79 at Hannah B Dolce & Gabbana raffia belt, $795 at Saks Fifth Avenue Miriam Haskell earrings, $495 at Pik-Nik Raen Volant sunglasses, $161 at Midnight Farm Naked rockstud heels (in bike basket), $995 at Valentino

Graphic cotton sweater, $890 at Salvatore FerragamoBeauregard gingham seersucker blazer, $298 at BonobosRelaxed-fit straight-leg pants, $298 at John Varvatos Mr. B’s for Aldo oxfords, $175 at Aldo Persol Havana/crystal brown polarized sunglasses, $360 at Boston Sunglass Company


Stripe shirt, $74 at L.L. Bean Jacket, $1,540 at MarniChevron flare skirt, $255 at DKNYMulti beaded tassel necklace, $265 at Tory Burch T-strap heel, $1,250, andhat, $2,250 both at Ralph Lauren Stella McCartney clutch, $830 at Gretta LuxeRaen Arkin sunglasses, $118 at Midnight Farm

Beth Bowley cat print blouse, $213 at Twilight Tory Burch Hayley jacket, $395, andKate Spade Roslyn shorts, $178 both at Nordstrom Charlotte Olympia wedge sandals, $895 at Neiman MarcusIosselliani earrings, $320 at Pik-Nik

Jil Sander cap sleeve floral print top, $500 at Saks Fifth Avenue Ter Et Bantine pants, $700, and Liz Schock ball necklace in turquoise, $825. Both at Pik-Nik Tory Burch ambrosia sandal, $395 at Tory Burch Flask Bangle, $225 at Cynthia Rowley Pineapple earring, $12.95 at H&M



(Far Left)
Sandro indian summer top, $165 at Bloomingdale’sMossimo for Target short, $24.99 at TargetSweater, $24.99 at H&M Wayfarer sunglasses, $12 at Aldo

(Second from Left)
Catherine Malandrino crop top, $165 at The Great Put On Marni skirt, $3,280 at Marni Multi beaded tassel necklace, $265 at Tory Burch Salmon flats, $467 at Osklen

(Second from Right)
Rope print swimsuit, $198 at Tommy Hilfiger Page short, $175, and Rimon jacket, $375. Both at Tory Burch Charlotte Olympia Alexa sandal, $595 at Neiman Marcus Jewelry for a Cause necklaces, $60 each, and Melissa eyewear sunglasses, $200. Both at Pik-Nik  Andean neck nay necklace, $84 at Hannah B

(Far Right)
Osklen button-up, $180, and Osklen check short, $138. Both at Pik-Nik Club Santoni shoes, $570 at Saks Fifth Avenue Wayfarer sunglasses, $12 at Aldo
Cotton button-down, $290 at Salvatore Ferragamo Boast plaid blazer, $630 at Boast

Beau Santangelo, not for sale

(Left) Miss Wu blouse, $265, andKate Spade New York Beach Club Beth tote, $198. Both at Nordstrom bandeau top, $94, thin woven bangle, $68, and wide woven bangle, $88. All at Marc by Marc Jacobs Remo trousers, $435 at Max Mara Andean Manabi necklace, $84 at Hannah B

Christian Dior Paname sunglasses, $250 at Boston Sunglass Company

Isaia shirt, $450 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Barque vest, $100 at Midnight Farm
chambray pant, $110 at Bonobos
Casco Bay boat shoe, $69 at L.L. Bean
Spy Murena sunglasses, $95 at The Green Room


Stripe shirt, $480 at Marni Rodd and Gunn The Brook short, $110 at Blue Dry Goods Wayfarer sunglasses, $12 at Aldo

Bathing suit, $198 at Tommy Hilfiger sheer dress, $2,315 at Missoni head wrap, $78 at Marc by Marc Jacobs beaded tassel necklace, $265 at Tory Burch


Trapeze dress, $598 at Tommy Hilfiger
Charlotte Olympia Miranda wedge sandal, $985 at Neiman Marcus
thin woven bangle, $68, and wide woven bangle, $88. Both at Marc by Marc Jacobs
Carolee Mod Moment bangle, $45 at Carolee

Breton sweater, $550 at Burberry Mason’s Clothing pant, $250 at The Great Put On
boat shoe, $268 at Tommy Hilfiger
Frank & Oak Redford belt, $38 at Frank & Oak


Produced by: Lydia Santangelo

Photographs by: Bob Packert

Shot on location at: Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown, MA

Wardrobe Stylist: Julie Matos for Cloutier Remix

Hair Stylist: Heather Cohen for Team Artist Representative and Kevin Murphy & Yojanse Jimenez/Avanti Salon

Makeup Artist: Susan Donoghue for Ennis Inc.

Assistant Producer: Mary Elizabeth Loncich for TESstylist

Photo Assistant: Buck Squibb

Prop Stylist: Kristy Downer/StyledByKristy

Assistant Makeup Artist: Liz Washer

Assistant Wardrobe Stylist: Kara Ktona for Team Artist Representative

Nail Artists: Arlene Blake & Jennifer Tang for MiniLuxe

Models: Devon Ericksen, Marissa Irwin, CJ Richards, John Fredrickson/Wilhelmina Models NY

A Special Thank You to:

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce; Harbor View Hotel Transportation: The Steamship Authority; Captain Corrigan Mello & Captain Doug Hiel of Harbor View Hotel; Historical Society Lighthouse; Robin Kirk for the vintage MG Meals: Rocco’s Pizzeria, The Wharf Restaurant, Lookout Tavern, Sharky’s Cantina















Photographer Ryuji Suzuki –

Styled By Kristy Downer






These are the first few photos from our shoot the other day. The model is the wonderful and very talented Carmen O’Connor. Photos were taken and styled by Kristy Downer.

Mystical Wanderer

Crystal Reflection

Below are a few images from a recent photo shoot that I recently worked on with a very talented group of people. Bob Packert is an amazing Boston based photographer. Also Makeup, ambulance
 Bre Welch Hair, Jana Rago and  of couse Wardrobe Stylist, Kristy Downer (yours truly). I was also able to pull some on the pieces from House Of Cach (accessories) and Haute It Is (wardrobe).  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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Taylor Tomasi Hill

by kristy

It’s difficult to pin point Taylor Tomasi Hill’s style. Her look is the true definition of ‘Eclectic Style’. One day she will wear feminine floral and lace, prostate the next she will be spotted looking just as stunning in jeans with a tucked in bouse (fully accessorized, of course). Tomasi Hill is Marie Claire’s Accessory Director and it shows in all of her different looks. Let her inspire and remind you that you can be flexible with your style.

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Envelope Skirts

by kristy

I work as a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant in the Boston area.  Please visit my website for information


They are more forgiving through the hips but fitted to show off your waist. The new pencil skirt of the season transitioning into Fall/Winter 2013 is the cool and chic Envelope Skirt. I love the sharp and dramatic asymmetrical hem lines. Wear it with a button up blouse, no rx
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Denim Shirt

by kristy

This is the first of many post in a new category called “PractiFashion” (practical fashion). Working with ‘Real Women’ in the ‘Real World’ has brought to light the fact that you don’t have to force yourself to wear sky high heels and circulation stopping dresses/jeans to be impeccably fashionable and sexy! Take the look of the Denim Shirt for example. A piece that comes in many different price ranges and that can be mixed and matched with so many other pieces. Tuck it into a flowy skirt and belt it. Tie it and have it meet a maxi skirt. Throw it over a maxi dress or a casual sundress. Wear it with jeans! Wear it with shorts! (I think you get the idea)…

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