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NYFW SS18

Ahh, New York Fashion Week. What’s more fun than a train ride to the city? Watching fabulous shows and presentations where we just drool and daydream about owning just one piece from each collection is! Here’s a recap of some of our fun at NYFW this season…

“Hey, Lora…did we die and end up in clothing heaven?”

“No, Bev…we drove to Westport and entered Fred!”

Fred is Westport’s newest women’s contemporary clothing boutique selling beautiful clothes and accessories to match our every fashion mood swing, PLUS, a coffee bar combined! Insert *singing angels*

In today’s post, we ask store owners, Kelley Frey and Shereen Koshnoodi, a question or two about Fred while they style us in some heavenly outfits!

We learned so much during our visit to ORGÁNACHS FARM TO SKIN in Westport. The high-performing, natural luxury skincare boutique opened last year and is the dream and vision of Siobhan McKinley. Leaving behind her position as a cosmetic executive in the conventional beauty industry, she opened ORGÁNACHS, selling only the best, natural and organic brands in skincare.

When Siobhan started questioning which ingredients were in her own daily skincare routine, she realized just how badly the US regulates known toxins. The quest began to replace everything she was using to natural products that work, resulting in ORGÁNACHS FARM TO SKIN!

During a recent trip to the city, we decided to mix business with fashion pleasure and drop in on the Jed luxury knitwear showroom. We wanted to say hi to Jed Krascella and his team, and see what they’re cooking up for fall 2017. Hint – an abundance of the finest sweaters you could ever want! 

We do so love a great entrepreneurial success story. Especially when the story involves two inspiring and ingenious women and shoes. Monica Ferguson (Greenwich native) and Becca Brown are the founders of Solemates – a company that came up with a way to save our high heels!

Ever had that daydream of inventing some kind of lifehack “thing”? “I’m going to make and sell this “thing” that nobody else has thought of yet.” Usually followed by, “I’ll have my own company selling this “thing” and I’ll be wildly successful!” Well, friends and co-founders Monica and Becca acted on that dream and started their own company, Solemates. They also charmed the judges on Shark Tank with their invention, the “High Heeler.”  

Has anyone else found themselves Googling, “How can I dress like the women in “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”?” If you haven’t been watching it, we’ll fill you in. Brilliant show on Bravo about 4 fabulous women (with fabulous problems) set on the West Coast; L.A. to be exact. What they are wearing is just as important as the story lines. In other words, the most style inspiring show since Sex and the City!

We found a store in Westport that could be the GG2D’s wardrobe. WEST is filled with easy to wear, make-a-statement, fashion forward clothes. Lines that you’ll fall in love with immediately. Mostly designers from LA, but also some fantastic Australian designers, and a sprinkling of other random super cool lines. “The hi-low mix” is the concept, or feel, of the store, Laura Maged explained to us, something just a little edgy or glam mixed unexpectedly with super casual everything-else. We loved our little dress-up blogeling session we had recently, and fully embraced the hi-low combo; a new favorite!

Walin & Wolff is a truly fabulous shoe boutique that can be found in Rye, Southport, and New Canaan (where we visited). Founded in 2011 by two savvy women; Christina Johnson-Wolff a former CEO of Saks, and Kim Walin a former Wall Street analyst. Walin & Wolff carries a selection of shoe designers that reads like an Oscar winner list, and they have an array of exquisite accessories that will make your heart flutter. Naturally, Walin & Wolff would be one of our very first Unlocking Fairfield features because, shoes.

As Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” We concur.