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
The best thing to wear with black lace is more black lace.
A full, dramatic skirt is essential for evening dressing, especially when worn with a backless silk shell.
Sexy doesn’t have to mean sleeveless. A long sleeved LBD with a deep V neck is a great update on a classic.
A side tie blouse is the chicest twist on the classic silk shirt. This shirt is both sexy and understated.
There’s nothing yummier in the world than satin and cashmere. This combination makes me feel like a baby bunny.
Every woman needs a great pair of wide leg trousers. Give this classic an update in a graphic print.
Nothing is more timeless than a trench coat. Styled in to an all white look, this piece is always stunning.
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.
Never underestimate the power of a little white dress.
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 Giulietta | IWC Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase Mother-of-Pearl & Diamond Timepiece
An oversize sweater with a flowy dress is the epitome of classic American dressing.
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
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