Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fashion News: Marissa Webb joins Banana Republic

Gap Inc. announced today that as of April 28th, Marissa Webb will be joining Banana Republic as its Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Design. 

Having spent time at Polo, Club Monaco, and most recently J.Crew, Ms. Webb is sure to breathe a breath of fresh air to the company.  By sheer coincidence, she happens to have influenced three of my top brands.

This, of course, is hot on the heels of Banana Republic's recent announcement of an upcoming collaboration with Roland Mouret. Perhaps this is a sign that the brand is looking to steer its direction towards higher fashion?

The first collection with Marissa Webb at the helm is Summer 2015.

Image source: Banana Republic

Monday, April 7, 2014

Starts with a embellished neckline and playing with patterns...

Happy Monday! Another business casual look today that works just as perfectly for weekend brunch!
An embellished neckline is a fun alternative way to "wear" statement accessories. This sweater with its feminine floral jewel detailing instantly drew me in, and even better that it was on sale!

I also decided to play with patterns and paired leopard-print smoking slippers with the marled texture of the sweater. 

Have an absolutely lovely week!

Top: J.Crew sweater, Uniqlo blouse
Bottom: Citizens of Humanity
Shoes: Banana Republic