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Inside Deb’s Euro Trip October 16, 2014

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Q. Can you give us a brief synopsis of your trip/Why you went?

A. I go to Europe semi-annually for inspiration…color, pattern, trend!  I like to do my own editing as I work my way through the fashion capitals.I begin my trip by covering Premier Vision/ Indigo  which are the most important international fabric and print fairs just outside Paris…then I walk the streets of Paris, Milan and London looking for new bag shapes, fashion trends and color to print directions that could influence direction for SCOUT

Q.What was the best location you visited and why?

A. Paris is great for beauty…the boutique windows and the city itself…Milan is perfect for chic street style and display of luxe brands…London brings a sense of humor and irrelevance to the picture and is a bit more gritty to classic in it’s looks.   Lets not forget NYC…my home away from home for many years…I love the unedited nature of NYC…people and influences piling up in such density that its always a treasure hunt to grab the newest looks from the worlds most dynamic city!

Q. Describe your favorite memory of the trip.

A. My favorite memory is when I meet up with friends for coffee or a meal in Paris, London or NYC…most are creative and we often discuss what is new!

Q. Which main fashion trends do you see emerging in Europe?

A. The biggest news coming out of Europe is CASUAL…I have been making this trip for 30 years and the movement toward casual is very strong across Europe.  Mixing vintage or trend setting “sport” with street is a key direction for all ages in Europe as it is here.   Europe has always been more “dressed up”…so this progression toward a more american bent in their style is BIG!

Q. Do you think they will travel to the US, if so how will they translate?

A. This trend began here…we want to be able to tie a scarf effortlessly the way a Parisian women does and Europeans want to embody casual chic the way American fashionistas do…but leave the sweatsuits and lulu lemon at home…athletic wear is best when mixed with street…head to toe athletic wear belongs at the gym!

Q. If you could give one piece of fashion advice after seeing the trends in Europe what would it be?

A. Think about using neutrals that offer dimension to your look…shades of tan and beige used together…or lustrous black used with textured or matte black… we like neutrals and they often become our “uniforms” but the chic interpretation always involves dimension and innovative layering…short over long and long over short…sheer with opaque and casual with dressy!  Don’t be afraid to combine high/low items to convey a cool personal style and if you love something in your closet buy two and continue to mix that item in new ways through the seasons and through the years…hold on to what works but evolve the pieces that work with it!

SPOTLIGHT: Concept Shops

Deb likes to stop into these shops for style influences and ideas. Concept shops are retail models where the buying process has a different meaning and involves philosophical meaning.The customer has opportunity not only to buy physical products but also is provided with a full emotional and sensory experience.

Here is a spotlight on Deb’s favorite trend destinations across the fashion capitals!

Colette

 

 

Merci

 

 

 

bluebird

 


dover

 

 

 

excelsior

 

 

corso-como

 

 

I Can’t Live Without My…Metallics (Splurge and Save) September 4, 2014

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Featured Scout Bag: Midas Well Original Deano

1. Malene Berger Sequin Turtleneck 2.Myla Sequin Sweater 3. Stella McCartney Metallic Top 4. Zara Metallic Sweater 5. Moschino Metallic Leather Bustier 6. Tobi Gold Bustier 7. Saint Laurent Sequin Tweed Mini Dress 8. Metallic Tweed Fit and Flare 9. H&M Silver Metallic Skirt 10. Romy and Michelle Pleated Gold Skirt 

 

Get Dressed For Fall… What is your Style Profile August 27, 2014

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COSMO

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1. Christopher Kane Ruched- edge crepe and nylon dress 2. Isabel Marant Aubrey leather ankle boots 3. Joseph Charlie wrap- front wool skirt 4. MSGM Poplin- hem boucle- tweed dress 5. Marc Jacobs Bow- Detail Silk- Crepe Top 6. SCOUT Blackout SCOUT Houseguest 7. Marni Leather Bib Necklace 8. Saint Laurent Paris Western suede ankle boot 9. Victoria, Victoria Beckham Satin- trimmed twill tunic and pants set 10. Rochas Printed Wool and Silk- Blend Dress 11. Oscar De La Renta Lace- Trimmed Embellished Tulle Dress
 

Get Dressed For Fall… What is your Style Profile August 25, 2014

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Baroque

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1. Monique Lhuillier Beaded & Sequined Dress 2. Mother of Pearl Kapka Printed Crepe de Chine Midi Skirt 3. Kiki McDonough Blue- topaz & yellow- gold ring 4. Giuseppe Zanotti Python- Stamped T- Strap Pumps 5. Rochas Metallic Floral- Jacquard Dress 6. Kenneth Jay Lane Glass Drop Earrings 7. Chloe Embellished silk- blend crepe mini dress 8. Burberry Prorsum Painted textured- leather ankle boots 9. Lela Rose Metallic fil coupe dress 10. Delpozo Metallic- Leather Bow- Detail Sandals in Turquoise 11. Lanvin Bow- embellished stretch- crepe gown  12. SCOUT Como Estas Original Deano 

 

Get Dressed For Fall… What is your Style Profile August 20, 2014

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Boho

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Bangles, Necklaces, Slubbed linen, River Island Tassel blouse, Butterfly T- Shirt, Tunic 

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1. Manolo Blahnik Vagibu Caged Sandals  2. MSGM Lace pencil skirt  3. Valentino Pieced A- Line Skirt 4. Natalie Martin Floral- Print “Carlotta” Dress 5. SCOUT Hunger Flames Uptown girl 6. Valentino Leather- Collar Cutout A-Line Dress 7. Shrimps Bailey cropped faux fur jacket  8. MSGM Pleated Lace Dress 9. Dries Van Noten Ruffled Geometric- Stripe Tunic 10. Gianvito Rossi Buckle Strap Mid- Calf Boots
 

Get Dressed For Fall… What is your Style Profile August 18, 2014

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Boyfriend

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Cara Shirt, Fendi Victorian Shield Bootie, BYRON Mac Bowler Hat, Overalls, Tie Pin

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1. Manolo Blahnik Rorita Oxfords 2.  Balenciaga Metal- stud leather loafers 3. Hancock Belted Jacket 4. Gucci Leather horsebit loafers 5. R13 Boy striped slub cotton and cashmere- blend T-shirt 6. Each X Other Gingham- Trimmed Denim Shorts 7. Alexander McQueen Wool- blend and cotton- poplin top 8. A. P. C. Atelier De Production Et De Creation Striped cotton and linen- blend top 9. Derek Lam Denim trench coat 10.  SCOUT BJ Bag Crew Intentions

 

Foodie Film Fashion Inspiration August 13, 2014

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 Mystic Pizza

Our last foodie fashion inspiration comes from the ’80s classic, Mystic Pizza. Julia Roberts and her co-stars bring us back to the days of chunky sweaters, high rise jeans, frindge jackets and bold school-girl plaids. Embrace the ’80s, it makes for the perfect transition to fall. Re-watching Mystic Pizza may also get you in the mood!

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Mystic Pizza movie poster/scene from mystic Pizza/Mystic Pizza cast/Pizza cookbook/girl cast members
pizza2Mystic Pizza scene 1. Moschino varsity jacket  2. Flamenco hats  3. House of Holland turtleneck  4. Modcloth striped shirt  5. Zara high-rise black jeans  6. Saint Laurent fringe jacket  7. SCOUT Big Draw in the NEW Remember the Tartans pattern 8. Frame denim
 

 
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