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Fall Trends 2013


It’s simple. When Anna speaks, the fashion world listens. When Michaele speaks, Orange County obeys. Yesterday, Michaele Hall hosted the Fall 2013 Fashion Trend Press Preview luncheon at Neiman Marcus Fashion Island, and fellow jetsetters, I am so pleased to announce: “It is officially time to have…wait for it… F-U-N!”


I’ve been saying for years that I would describe my personal style as “Preppy Rockstar” and I’m thrilled to report that ROCKER CHIC is a big trend this season. I had a sneaky suspicion when Anna Wintour donned this year’s Met Ball Gala “Punk: Chaos-to-Couture” that we were headed in that direction. I didn’t realize it would be so soon! 


“Hell Bent for Leather…” – Judas Priest

My favorite look of the event was the very first one. Coco modeled a fierce rock and roll ensemble with a heavy metal biker jacket and plaid pleated skirt that would make any bad-girl Catholic school girl blush. A look that rivals the most hardcore punk rocker at CBGB’s in the early 1980s. The hardware! Those studs! Leather Tuscadero would be oh, so proud.

“When I’ma walking I strut my stuff…” – Violent Femmes

The runway showed fabulous Tom Ford goodness, Sergio Rossi VIOLET FEMME caged booties, single-sole Christian Louboutin pumps (yes, you read that correctly, single-sole Christian Louboutins,) and Manhattan circa 1980 pointed toes…so very Blondie Parallel Lines. Looking for something a little more casual, but still want the rocker feel? Check out these phenom Stella McCartney clunky loafers! We’re talking total BOYS TOWN. Time to put my favorite Gucci’s away, because Santa needs to bring me these in an 8.5 on his sleigh. No joke, I’ve been waiting since 1997 for these lovers to come back in style. I better stock up now. Sing it with me, “I’ll-take-one-of-each, please!”


Speaking of comebacks… On September 2nd, the amazing Manolo Blahnik Made-to-Order BB BOUTIQUE at Neiman Marcus is making it’s encore appearance. What is the BB Boutique you ask? Well sit down Jetsetter, because you aren’t going to believe those pretty little ears (or toes) of yours. Choose your heel size (from 55 mm or 2 inches, to 115 mm or 4.5 inches,) decide on the leather or suede of your liking, and Viola! You have created your very own custom pair of Manolo Blahniks. Major. Yes, we will be revisiting this come September.

“God Save the Queen” – Sex Pistols

Curious to hear about THE FALL FACE? Think soft classic with a touch of edge or infused with Goth. Tone down the cheeks, and tuned up eyes. Then make a HUGE statement with the lips – go dark, go light, its up to you. Think Old School Chanel Vamp. I personally love dark, dramatic eyes with a pale lip, but RED IS THE NEW NEUTRAL, so consider the legendary makeup artist and icon, Kevyn Aucoin’s TIME. It’s the perfect shade for any complexion. And his Precision Liquid Liner for your peepers is FAN-TASTIC! Some of my other faves while snooping around the cosmetic spaces at Neimans were: Tom Ford Black Orchid, Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude eye palette and YSL Taupe Nails. Yep – those nails are epic.

P is for Punk, so H is for Handbags

Small bags are back JetSet Friends! They are still muy fabulous and the perfect size for your essentials. I happen to love small bags and clutches despite my growing collection of large bags. Michaele referred to them as “mini-me” bags, I like that, I like it a lot. In fact, so much that I am going to being using that term. And Michaele also had the most brilliant idea for those about to scoff at the idea of transitioning to a small bag, she told us to simply get a larger bag to fit the clutch as well. LOVES IT!


Fall 2013 Fashion Trends

The other trends that I didn’t point out, but definitely deserve to be mentioned are: ANIMAL MAGNATISM, LACE NOIR, and the Multi-faceted Necklaces. Now off to shop my closet, but you can bet I will be seeing you for The Trend Event Preview on Wednesday, August 14th and Wednesday, August 21st.

What is your fashion style?

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Photo credits: Nicole Standley and model, Coco Zoolander.


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  • Deanna August 6, 2013

    Gorgeous post! I do love to keep up with fashion trends when my busy schedule allow for it. Looking forward to Fall now. Thanks for a great post.

  • Now I’m going to have Violent Femmes stuck in my head all day! haha…that’s OK, though. I love it! I am totally into the idea of a Rocker Chic trend that draws on punk influences. That sounds right up my alley! I’m looking for a lot of new stuff since I’m not pregnant anymore, and this sounds like a fun way to add funky accents to classic pieces.

  • Beth August 6, 2013

    Great pictures! I like the brilliant colors. I’m not a huge leather fan, but the necklaces sound like they’ll be an awesome trend.

  • earthlingorgeous August 6, 2013

    beautiful shoes in that show I’m gonna find something like that now! haha thanks for sharing sounds like a lot of F.U.N.!

  • Vinma August 6, 2013

    Love the purse.. I am not much of a fashion person but for some unknown reasons, I am crazy addicted to shoes and purse lol Love these pictures too..

  • Erica Ardali August 6, 2013

    What a swanky event. I love the accessories!

  • Love the new trends, I also like the rocker chic style and am glad it’s a trend this season. Gorgeous pictures and great picks for this post, I just want to go and buy half of these! Thanks!

  • chetana August 6, 2013

    I love the bright colors of the purses,i definitely like that RED being THE NEW NEUTRAL -it’s my way of being dolled up!

  • Benecia Ponder August 6, 2013

    Thanks for keeping me in the know when it comes to fashion trends! 🙂

  • Debra August 6, 2013

    I love anything with an animal print on it – it always looks so chic to me!

  • cindy August 6, 2013

    Love the trends! i want all of these shoes! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Chrystal August 6, 2013

    Small bags & lace noir…check! I have an awesome baby Michael Kors that is so perfect for running out to do errands or whatnot. Too bad I typically have so much stuff to schlep!

  • Lynda @MommyPowers August 6, 2013

    Loved this post- great pics & all the music references… Nice! 😀

  • Love your post! Where I live in rural Ohio, by the time the fashion trend gets here, it’s all over with where you are. We are, what you would say, a little behind the times out here in the middle of the corn fields. lol

  • Brynn @ MommyDigger.com August 6, 2013

    Love these styles! Can you come be my personal stylist please 🙂

  • Rosey August 6, 2013

    I love those zebra print shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lots of great items here.

  • Katherine G August 6, 2013

    This sounds like it was a great event. Your description of the styles you saw was great!! I got some saving to do. My goodness the fashions looked great

  • Bella Vida Letty August 6, 2013

    So much fab. I am really diggin the leather jacket. I could use a new one.

  • tania luviano August 6, 2013

    love those blue shoes! Love fall fashion!

  • Nicole August 6, 2013

    I am not into fashion, like I love Interior Design, but sometimes they both go hand in hand. Love the clothes and shoes.

  • Mel Cole August 7, 2013

    i love that 2nd to the last photo. love your taste in fall outfits.

  • Filipino Dessert Recipes August 7, 2013

    Love those shoes so rad! Great post, thanks.

  • Mel Cole August 7, 2013

    you look stunning! you are so tall 😀 fit for a supermodel.

  • Shauna August 10, 2013

    Love these trends… I miss wearing fab shoes, I used to have a passion for trendy shoes, but since the kids I feel like I am behind the times, LOL

  • Krista August 16, 2013

    These are stunning trends! I love the zebra print shoes!

  • Stefanie August 16, 2013

    OMG! Wasn’t it GREAT news? So stoked! I love this Fall’s fashions. So excited to get back to my glory days. haha!

  • Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly September 2, 2013

    Was this at the NM in NYC? I’m a handbag freak so I’m obsessing over Fall Bag ideas!

  • Carolyn West September 10, 2013

    After 47 years I still don’t think I have a fashion style. Maybe it’s high time I get one.

  • Jackie September 10, 2013

    So many awesome things!!! So very expensive… but well worth the price is my guess.

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