Atelier de L’Armée AW13 Lookbook

Following my previous interview with Atelier de L’Armée founders Elza & Joost where I showed my love for their outstanding project, it has become a daily routine to browse their website looking for the latest bags, leather goods and vintage finds. Making use of this unique combination along with spot on styling and photography, here’s their latest lookbook… 




So this Friday is the annual Fall Ball hosted by the Young Affiliates of The Mint and yours truly will be in attendance!  While I haven’t finalized my look for the gala, I did pull inspiration for this look from the idea of dressing up and being fancy (which I love). 

I developed this look based around this beautiful Michaelangelo apricot iridescent maxi skirt, which I’ve had for several months, but never pulled it out of my closet (dumb me!).  I spent all evening in my closet, while on the phone with my best friend, fishing for a top or blouse to pair with this unique skirt and just when I had given up, I discovered a tub of clothing out in my garage.  You’d think that I would remember placing it there, but I don’t, matter of fact, I found 2 tubs full of clothing that I’d forgotten about.  Turns out, I found an eggplant iridescent peplum top that was a perfect match (or should I say perfect, once I matched it with my favorite gold sequins belt to add a little sparkle to the already existing shimmer).

Granted it’s a Thursday, and I’m sure the onlookers where wondering why I was so dressed up at mid-day, but hey, that’s what this blog is about … . . the only way to dress, is UP.

eyewear: Gucci | accessories: Elle VJ | top: random store that has now gone out of business at Concord Mills (sorry, that’s the best I could do) | skirt: Michaelangelo | shoes: Talbot’s

photos: @donway_twitty