Thursday, December 5, 2013

The L’Wren Scott Collection at Banana Republic

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!


Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I'm so tempted to get one of those sweaters. I think I want to go to a store and see how they are first. I'm not sure of the colour on me.

Thanks for this review! That jacket is gorgeous and so is the scarf. Great picks and great restraint.


denton said...

I should mention that there's a matching skirt to go with that jacket. I bought the set for my wife for Christmas.

Happiness at Mid Life said...

This jacket is so pretty on you. I bought the lips ruffle top and ordered the same scarf - so glad to hear it's silk.


Jill said...

Hi Suzanne, let me know what you think of the sweaters. I was so tempted but I just bought a black sequined tank, found a blue sequined tank I'd forgot about and have a navy blue sequined cardigan so I felt like I should focus on the jackets in the L'Wren's collection since I don't own all that many jackets to begin with. I love the crackle one I picked and I can't stop thinking of the lace brocade one as well. Uh-oh! XO, Jill

Jill said...

Hi Denton! It was so fun to check out this collection with you and you got such great pics of the store while I took a million years in the dressing room, ha ha!

Jill said...

Hi Alice, yeah, I was thrilled to find out the scarf was silk, I don't know why I thought it wouldn't be, I guess because I knew the price points would be a lot lower than L'Wren's regular collection. I don't have a red scarf so I was so happy to add this one to my closet, I think you'll like it too, it's a great length and it goes with everything! XO, Jill

Josephine Chicatanyage said...

Looks interesting. I should go and check it out.

Jill said...

Hi Josephine, if you get something let me know what you selected. I think there is something for everybody to love in this collection! XO, Jill

madeco said...

It's gorgeous ! I discover Banana Republic when we were in California last year and I loved it; good news : we have a store in Paris now !

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

So cute, your choice! Look at you! Love the skirt in the same fabric, as well. You'll wear it beautifully this party season.
Fabulous scarf - with a sense of humor. So celebratory, this collection. Joyous!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Love the jacket, Jill. You made a nice selection!