in living color.

boy, do i have some exciting news for you - this very post represents the first installment of the www.StyleBy.Me.com "local voices" section of the site. the "local voices" compilation blog has asked a handful of local fashion bloggers to share their voice on what is going on in the fashion world {both, in our region and elsewhere} once a week! {tulip louise takes the stage every monday}. i am so thrilled to be a part of the blogging revolution and hope you will click here to check it out yourself!

bet you didn't know you were stopping by to see history made, huh?

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today we are discussing a trend that has been turned upside down on its head in the fashion scene. today, we talk head-to-toe color. undoubtedly, the term "matchy- matchy" used to make us all shriek "eeeeewww" together in unison but hear me out...

right now, i absolutely suggest this to any woman that is looking to have the following two phrases whispered behind her back :

1 : "She is so chic!"
2 : "She is so pulled together!"

during my position at neiman marcus a few years back, and frequently working with the NM buyers, i always admired that they would pull this look off so well. they are time-strapped business women that need to be ready to jet set at a moments notice and this choice of theirs has since left a huge impression on me. that being said, i was beyond thrilled to see this look was given its proper credit on multiple fall '10 runways:


a few TL faves from the fall '10 shows {please click to enlarge}:

1- a.f. vandervorst | 2- ohne titel | 3- marc jacobs | 4- frank tell
5- burberry prorsum | 6- bottega veneta | 7- salvatore ferragamo | 8- akris

below, are two examples from a recent TL styling appointment in which we used this trend with approachable black! see how unbelievably elegant {and achievable} this can be? :


yours truly-

TL