Timeless Dressing

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Updating the classics.

After our day together in New York City I was really taken to the idea of wearing a timepiece and started thinking about how that could integrate into my daily wardrobe from working days to all the holiday parties coming up. I was talking to my friend Laurel about this, who herself has such amazing taste (remember THIS shoot?!), on updating timeless dressing. I loved the idea of wearing a watch; it says a lot about a person, and with the IWC Portofino Midsize I think that says someone who is classic, intelligent, and above all timeless.

But let’s look at timeless dressing.

Laurel and I discussed how to make it more interesting, how to update the standard little black dress, how to do something surprising with a wide leg trouser… so in a sun filled studio on Manhattan’s west side we played dress up with Jessica Wall, with our city shining bright in the background, and spent together that thing that is the most valuable of all: time.

Cover image~ IWC Portofino Midsize Ardoise & Diamond Timepiece

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The best thing to wear with black lace is more black lace. 

Above~ Jacket by TOME | Lace Playsuit by L’Agent by Agent Provocateur  | Skirt by TOME | IWC Portofino Midsize Ardoise & Diamond Timepiece

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A full, dramatic skirt is essential for evening dressing, especially when worn with a backless silk shell. 

Above & Below~ Cream Silk Top by Chadwick Bell | Skirt by Marc by Marc Jacobs, Shopbop.com | Mary Jane Hells by Manolo BlahnikIWC Portofino Midsize Ardoise & Diamond Timepiece

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Sexy doesn’t have to mean sleeveless. A long sleeved LBD with a deep V neck is a great update on a classic.

Below~ Dress by Donna KaranIWC Portofino Midsize Ardoise & Diamond Timepiece

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A side tie blouse is the chicest twist on the classic silk shirt. This shirt is both sexy and understated.

Below~ Silk Blouse by ProtagonistIWC Portofino Midsize Silver & Diamond Timepiece

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There’s nothing yummier in the world than satin and cashmere. This combination makes me feel like a baby bunny. 

Below~ Dress by Nili Lotan, Shopbop.com | Sweater by Protagonist |

 IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase Mother-of-Pearl & Diamond Timepiece

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Every woman needs a great pair of wide leg trousers. Give this classic an update in a graphic print.

Below~ Polka Dot Trousers by Ralph Lauren | Turtleneck by Ralph LaurenIWC Portofino Midsize Silver & Diamond Timepiece

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Nothing is more timeless than a trench coat. Styled in to an all white look, this piece is always stunning. 

Below~ Trench by Protagonist | Trousers by Ralph Lauren | Top by Brunello Cucinelli | Iriza Kitten Hells by Christian Louboutin | IWC Portofino Midsize Silver & Diamond Timepiece

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Below~ Jacket by TOME | IWC Portofino Midsize Ardoise & Diamond Timepiece

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A structured, oversize sweater is the perfect counterpoint to a sheer skirt – especially in black and white. Worn with loafers, the look stays classic and cool. 

Below~ Cream Sweater by Chadwick Bell | Embellished Skirt by Donna Karan | Loafers by Rupert Sanderson, Shoescribe.com | IWC Portofino Midsize Ardoise & Diamond Timepiece

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Never underestimate the power of a little white dress. 

Below~ Dress by Marc Jacobs |  IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Mother-of-Pearl & Diamond Timepiece

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A classic cardigan goes mega sexy when worn with a perfect black lace bra. 

Below~ Cardigan by Giulietta | Lace Bra by L’Agent by Agent Provocateur | Burgundy & Cream Skirt by GiuliettaIWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase Mother-of-Pearl & Diamond Timepiece

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An oversize sweater with a flowy dress is the epitome of classic American dressing.

Below~ Sweater by Michael Kors | Dress by Wes Gordon | Burgundy Booties by Tabitha Simmons, Shoescribe.com | IWC Portofino Midsize Silver & Diamond Timepiece

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The classic power suit gets an update with wide leg trousers and a men’s inspired tie belt. 

Below~ Blazer by Alexander Wang, MatchesFashion.com | Trouser by Balenciaga, Matchesfashion.com |  IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Mother-of-Pearl & Diamond Timepiece

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PS~ IWC & me

All watches from IWC’s Portofino Midsize Collection | Modeled by Jessica Wall of Ford Models | Styled by Laurel Pantin | Makeup by Christine Cherbonnier | Hair by Michael Thomas Lollo | Shot at Jack Studios in NYC