April New Arrivals

The Velvet Touch

Velvet was a major trend on the Fall, 2016 catwalks and this lush fabric lends itself well to holiday dressing.  Following on last week’s theme, below are three distinct ways to wear velvet this next month or so…bohemian, romantic and edgy.

Look 1 – Bohemian:  This look is centered around a black velvet babydoll dress with bell sleeves.  The embroidered bootie, suede clutch, skinny scarf and mixed media earrings all enhance the boho feel.

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Look 2 – Romantic: The soft color of the cami as well as those in the shoes and jewelry all help give this look a romantic feel.  Pairing those pieces with a lighter trouser and blue velvet blazer keep the look classic.

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Look 3 – Edgy: Velvet can be edgy if it’s cut as a fitted crop top.  To keep the look on point, I’ve paired the top with jet black skinnies and sexy, strappy stilettos.  A ruffled leather bottle green crossbody with metal accents and a dramatic cuff/earring set complete this final outfit.

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Cleveland Find: Fount

Cleveland Hustles, a new Shark Tank-like TV show on CNBC, features the leather goods company Fount on this week’s episode.  With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to highlight a few of Fount’s offerings this week.

With it’s dual tones of caramel, The Bellfield Tote in Goldenrod is a great addition for fall!  The tote is available in several sizes starting at $289.  The Bellfield is available in five additional colors if Goldenrod is just not your thing.  The styled look below features my favorite Lucky Brand Sienna Slim Boyfriend jeans, Kasheeda Border Print Top, Belia Bootie and Triple Hoop Gold Earrings.
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The Banjo bag is the item I am currently most interested in although I’d love to see it in a smaller/clutch version.  The sleek styling yet original circular shape makes it a really unique piece!  The current Banjo measures an 18″ circumference and retails for $529.
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The styled look below features the Banjo bag (scaled down as I’d like to see it) paired with the DSTLD Leather Moto Jacket, Cuyana Silk Slip Dress, Kenneth Cole Charlo Bootie and a Brighton Lariat Necklace.  

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Fount was started in 2013 by a husband-wife team in Cleveland, Ohio.  Their products are made in the USA of full-aniline leather, free of any plastic top coating, which allows the pieces to develop a lovely patina over time and develop as heirlooms.  Be sure to watch this Wednesday at 10 and check out Fount’s new shop in the Gordon Square district of Cleveland!