Sartorial Flair

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

Category: Street Chic

Remixing The White Button Up

by kristy

Yes, clinic
Madonna fell… but look at these fabulous people in drool worthy rags. FKS Twigs was my favorite.

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Every women should have at least one version of a white button up in their wardrobe. This classic, ed
versatile piece comes in wraps, diagnosis
cropped, bustled, asymmetrical, and so on. Not to mention the different fabrics. There is a style for every body type out there. Once you get your white shirt in rotation, have some fun with it. Here are some outfit inspirations for you to try.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

by kristy

Here is the harsh truth that we have to face – Winter, more about is friggen cold. But do not fret, for this does not mean we must lose our sartorial flair (wink face). The key to being fashionable while staying warm; Layer and layer. Let’s start with legs. For ladies, either wearing thin tights under your jeans/pants is a good trick. Or sweater tights are wonderfully warm. On top – Start with a long sleeve simple top. Layer on top a printed blouse, then a cashmere sweater letting the collar and the bottom of the sleeve hang out. We aren’t finished….Layer a zip up of some sort (cardigan, hooded sweat shirt, leather jacket), then a wool coat! Warm yet? Fun colored hats, gloves and scarves is a great (happy) accessory. Feets- I don’t care what anyone says, duck boots are cute and functional. Or any winter/waterproof boot. Patent leather combat boots for the more daring. Below I have collected some inspirational winer laying as examples. Keep warm!!

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Source:,, TheFashionTag, FashionProjectBlog, Pinterest

Street Style – Fashion Suits

by kristy

The great and glorious ‘Power Suit’ was a liberating fashion moment in time for many women. First being published as a fashion ‘Do’ in the mid 70’s, online the suit look has evolved from large shoulder pads and pleated pants. Not just a look for work, suits can be dressed up for a special event, or worn in a casual/cool/I-just-threw-this-on kind of way. Here are some great inspirational street style photos of  creative ways to turn your Power Suit into a Fashion Suit.

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Source: WWD, Tumbler, StyleCarrot,Pinterest

Winter Whites

by kristy

All fashion rules, prescription over the years, have been thrown to the wind.  Some of the most fashionable women will be spotted this season in Winter White (which yes, isn’t pure white, but close enough). Wear it head to toe for a classic put together look. Or just a touch with a cashmere jacket, sweater or beautiful flowing pants. Here are some of my favorite street style inspirations showing how versatile it can be.

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Sources: Themanofstyle, Stylecab, Mitograph, Stylecarrot

Statement Accessories

by kristy

Here are a few of my favorite street style looks from NY & Milan’s fashion week that highlight the universally flattering Pencil Skirt. Note that a few show the lengthening hemlines that are featured for Fall/Winter 2013. More street style looks to come!

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Source : StreetStyleChictumbler

Fashion Week is a fantastic way to spot all the best  trends for season to come. Animal print, view
fur vests, fun bags, unique sunglasses, large scarves and huge belts (to name a few). My favorite is the round chain purse that appears to be a remake of a vintage piece.

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Source: Tumbler, Pinterest

Hey pretty baby with the high heels on…

by kristy

Throwing on high heel with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt instantly makes your outfit into a ‘Look’. There’s something about them that exudes sexy and not to mention the favor that high heel do for your calves and tush. As someone who rarely wears heels, diet I still appreciate and fawn after these pieces of wearable art.

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Sources: Vogue, waynetippetts, myfashion, pinterest

LFW in the Streets

by kristy

Tailer Park Glamour 

Photographer – Bob Packet

Makeup: Bre Welch

Hair: Jana Rago

Wardrobe Stylist: Kristy Downer

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Wish You Were Here

In this playful escape, store 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

London Fashion Week Street Style was speckled with some of the next few seasons best! Printed silk pants, patient
bucket bag, somnology
mixing patterns, epilepsy
leather, windowpane print and so on. Enjoy and Cheerio!











Sources:,, Highsnobiely,

In The Street NYFW

by kristy

Here are some NYFW street styles that caught my eye.







Home Stretch

by kristy

Like every other woman, illness I like designer pieces for less.  Prabal Gurung is following in the stylish footsteps of power house designers Jason Wu and Missoni, web by launching a collection of women’s clothing and accessories for Target. There will be about 80 pieces, including necklaces, earrings, handbags, dresses and blazers featuring Gurung’s statement prints and expert fits. Gurung says: “The collection is inspired by a girl’s journey through the different stages of love and the clothes she wears during each milestone—from the initial first crush all the way to the engagement. Both the apparel and accessories in this collection include pieces that can be worn for each of these occasions and more!”

On my wish list are those adorable (and I dare say comfortable looking) slight wedge sandals,  I want them in both colors (I’m a size 7 if you get there before me)!! With the great styles and wallet friendly prices, they are predicting a near instant sellout like Missoni’s for Target. February 10th is launch day, so mark your calendars ladies!














Source: Elle

With the last stretch of Winter and all the irresistible Spring clothing teasing us on the racks, about it
you may be finding it difficult to put together a cute outfit. Fret not. Below you will find an array of warm and cozy looks that are functional AND adorable.








Sources: The Fashion Tag, Lifestyled, Esquire, The Sartoiralist

Dapper Dudes

by kristy

What  I love most about freelance fashion designer , discount
contributor at and designer of the brand Like My Mother, abortion
 Giorgia Tordini is her ability to look so put together with the least amount of effort. The queen of casual cool has a unique style, illness a mix of  60?s twist with 90?s grunge and latest trends.







Sources: Paperblog, Elbows+Knees,FashionMellow,ShoeScribe

What  I love most about freelance fashion designer , physician contributor at and designer of the brand Like My Mother, Giorgia Tordini is her ability to look so put together with the least amount of effort. The queen of casual cool has a unique style, a mix of  60?s twist with 90?s grunge and latest trends.







Sources: Paperblog, Elbows+Knees,FashionMellow,ShoeScribe









Sources: Greedyboys, ampoule
 Vogue, Street Aesthetic, Dapper Lou