Sartorial Flair

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

Month: October, 2013

Dreaming Of Another World

by kristy

Don’t put away all your summer dresses quit yet. You can still get some use out of them by layering and swapping sandals for boots or closed toe.

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In the spirt of Halloween, ailment
I wanted to share with you one of my favorite spooky fashion editorials. Published March 2011 in Vogue Italia. Happy Halloween!!!!!

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Source: Vogue Italia. Photographer Tim Walker

Summer Dresses For Fall

by kristy

Don’t put away all your summer dresses quit yet. You can still get some use out of them by layering and swapping sandals for boots or closed toe.

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Sharper Than The Average

by kristy

No question, youth health heels can make an outfit a ‘Look’ and can do some favors for your back end. But lets face it, our feet can’t realistically take the pain everyday. Luckily there are some super cute not-so-average flats out there that can still make your outfit pop. Look for something with a little detail besides a bow. Studs, point, asymmetric, print, horse hair, snake skin, fun color, wrap around ankle, the options are plentiful! Here are some stylish options in all price points.

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Nude flat Mary Jane

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Asymmetrical Black Flat

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Hounds Tooth Flat

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Studded Flat

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Animal Smoking Loafer

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Army Print Horse Hair

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Burgundy Ankle Strap Flat  

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Two Tone Pointy Flat

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Sweaters and Skirts

by kristy

One universally flattering, store cute and stylish look is the Sweater and Skirt look. All body types can pull this look off, just keep proportions in mind (always). Wide hips? Tuck in a not-so-chunky sweater into a high waisted skirt that has a slight ‘A’ line to it. Round middle? Go with an oversized sweater and pencil skirt Or a slight ‘A’ line. Layer a leather jacket or a boyfriend blazer over the sweater to add a little sumin’ to your look. My favorite look below is the cream turtle neck with black ‘mullet’ pencil skirt. It’s so clean and classic.

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Source: Bjonesstyle, stockhomes, whowhatwear,pinterest

Cool Change : Vogue Australia

by kristy

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Vogue Australia February 2013

House Of Cach/Candice Wu

by kristy

Monday I had the opportunity to check out a collaboration runway show of the cool and unique accessory line, ampoule House Of Cach and Candice Wu Couture. The W made for the perfect setting. Sweeping down the made runway were smartly paired Couture pieces and wild accessories that dazzled the audience.

During the summer I borrowed some awesome pieces from House Of Cach for a photo shoot (Trailer Park Glamour) and have been following their progress ever since. Recently I fell in love with a vintage inspired bug armor piece that is shown below. Which is your favorite?

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Photo’s os accessories shot by Kristy Downer , three photos taken by Uptempo Magazine

Saint Laurent – Spring/Summer 2014

by kristy

I love the edge of Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Men’s wear and leather are amongst my favorite things! There has been cause for commotion over the shorter hem lines and a new look for YSL/Saint Laurent that is geared towards a younger generation, symptoms but I am a fan of the new and older lines.

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