|The L’Wren Scott Collection at the Rockefeller Center Banana Republic in NYC. Photo by Denton Taylor.|
The L’Wren Scott Collection for Banana Republic is available online today. I got a sneak peek at a pre-sale event at the flagship store in Rockefeller Center on Tuesday and I have to say, this collection is divine!
I tell you, it was hard to control myself because I wanted so much that was on offer: the jackets, the sequined sweaters, the peony-printed blouses, the faux fur bolero, the faux fur shrug, the lace-overlay skirt, the jeweled lip-print clutch, and the silk scarves! This is L’Wren’s aesthetic to a T: feminine, structured, sometimes romantic, sometimes va-va-voom, always with bold colors, luxurious fabrics, a defined waist and glamorous details!
|So much to love in this collection! Photo by Denton Taylor.|
|Even the dressing room was in on the glamorous act.|
|A vase of lorgnettes. Note the cat one on table, which I brought home for my cat-loving girl.|
Because it is Christmastime and I have presents to buy my discipline kicked in nicely and I limited myself to two items: a gorgeous black jacket with shimmering crackle fabric and jeweled buttons, and an oblong lip-print scarf that I am pleased to report is made of silk!
I plan on wearing the jacket to a holiday party with a long slim black velvet skirt and I will wear the silk scarf all the time, with everything! I love the lip-print and the different shades of red on a black background.
|The jacket I decided on, fitted and cropped! Photo by Denton Taylor.|
Some notes on the fit of things I tried on:
Regarding the jackets, they are long-sleeved but they are cropped and quite fitted. I ended up getting a size 8 because I wanted that tighter fit.
|I love the lining and the jeweled buttons, which are also on the sleeves.|
If you are looking at the sequined sweaters, they are ¾-sleeved, also a bit cropped, and fairly heavy because of their sequined fronts.
Some of the skirts have tapered hems so get ready to take tiny steps if you wear one because they are meant to be tight and give you the bottom half of an hourglass shape!
|The lip-print silk scarf.|
|I love the tapered edge.|
I think L’Wren and Banana Republic have put together a wonderful collection at much more affordable prices than L’Wren’s regular line. If you buy anything from this collection, let me know what you selected and what you think of it.
And save some for me, because I may go back for more!