Stella revived Chloe with her signature Lingerie meets collegiate sweater look and after a hiatus of some rather mediocre fare, it seems that Macca, Jr. has again swept fashion with her growing talent. YYC had the pleasure of exploring her Bruton Street, London boutique (far, far from her actual Nottinghill Gate office)–but there was an abundance of well designed and infinitely wearable selections. Nicoletta was kind enough to shepherd us to the second floor where we saw a range of greys, blacks, and deep charcoal/navy dresses, wraps and other separates –delicious enough to be Loro Piana or even Hermes spun cashmeres and double face wools. The ground floor was designated for a few bone hued camisoles and store front lures in impossible sizing (still can’t get that breast action right) as well as accessories and a mid section for her collection of Adidas followed by a room ‘o’ shoes.
We bought the patent leather tote with the golden grommet as well as some grey knee high boots fashioned from an interesting techno material. Kudos to Stella as the staff was still raving about the weekend prior in September when she had splurged and treated them all to dinner at the Ivy. Talented and Nice, what a refreshing combination—and the staff shows commitment.
Freshly arrived, we’re highlighting two sweaters that have blown out of the NYC Boutique according to Angela (Keri, we’ll miss you–Good luck in Chicago). The first offering in a bulky grey charcoal weave is a sweater designated as #2 (yeah, go figure). According to those in the know, the second sweater–#27 is THE Staple piece of the collection and everyone wanted it in black. Remember Stella does Italian sizing, so if you are fortunate enough to hunt one down, remember to upsize your order or you will be disappointed.
Finally, we are told that the staple jacket shown on the runway for Fall, a very simply cut jacket with pockets at the hip is THE jacket being pulled forward for Spring and that this will be the new McCartney Profile for the new collections. As long as Heather Mills has no part in it, we’ll pony up.