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Red Alert - Apparel Fall 2017



Code Red






The color red is making a grand entrance in Fall 2017.  The fiery tone signifies love, passion and sometimes anger while conveying strength and confidence.  Red is the "it" hue that everyone needs to embrace for showstopping moments.  I, for one, love the color red and tend towards a blue red to match skin my tone.  If your skin has a pink undertone choose blue reds and if you have a yellow undertone then select orange reds.  The next step is to own a few pieces in this glorious hue and finish with a swipe of beautiful and bold lipstick.   Yes, fall is here and it is time to put away shorts, bathing suits, tee shirts and replenish the wardrobe with turtlenecks, slacks, boots and anything red.  Fall 2017 is Code Red. 



The Red Trench




Julia Stiles - Burberry


The Trench Coat is an instant classic that is timeless and iconic.  Splurge on an eye catching trench coat in red with minimal details and wear year round.  The effect and notice from all will be overwhelming while others are sporting beige and black.  Bold and daring are the words for days to come.  




Burberry Kensington Mid Trench Coat





Trina Turk Phoebe Double Breasted Trench Coat


"There is a shade of red for every woman" - Audrey Hepburn



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The Regal Red Coat 




Kris Jenner Queen in Red



Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge


The Red Coat is attention grabbing, refined and polished for the fall and winter months to come.  You can never go wrong donning a coat that is memorable and leaves all other hues in the dark.  Stand out with confidence. 



Jason Wu Fit & Flare Coat




Ralph Lauren Collection Brandon Double Breasted Coat



Kate Spade New York Wool Coat with Faux Fur



Baby it is Cold Outside! 


Canada Goose Shelburne Genuine Fur Trim Down Coat


"When in doubt wear red" - Bill Blass



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The Power Handbag




Hermes Handbag - Le Divorce (2009)

Le Divorce (2009)


The Riveting Red Handbag is a timeless showpiece that never ever goes out of style.  

Givenchy Mini Antigona Sugar Leather Satchel




Kate Spade New York Leather Satchel


"Fashion changes, style endures" - Coco Chanel 


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Paint the Town Red - Pumps




Ivanka Trump - Curtis Means for DailyMail.com


The Red Pump completes an ensemble and adds flirty fun to any event.  The combination of black and white with red is unforgettable. 















Louise et Cie Kota Ankle Strap Pump



"Nature always wears the color of the spirit" - Ralph Waldo Emerson




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The Scarlet Letter - Lipstick





Vanity Fair - September 2017




The Red Lip is exotic, proud and exudes self confidence.  Any woman daring to be noticed finishes an ensemble with a smattering of red lipstick.  Be fearless and happy with halt the presses with raining red lips for Fall 2017



Three Favorites




Dior Couture Color Rouge Dior Lipstick - 999






NARS Audacious Lipstick - Rita




Read About this One!


Cle de Peau Beaute Lipstick - Pillow Book



"You know a woman means business when she puts on red lipstick" 



Step out this fall in magnificent tones of vibrant reds.   Grasp different shades either paired together or drape yourself in red from head to toe.  Fashion, color and makeup is returning full force in social media and print.  And, why not?  All the world is a stage and you are your own director in the greatest movie on earth.   So make everyday count, dress for success and inspire the world and yourself with intelligence, grace and a smile.  Leave the red anger and rage chip in a drawer where it belongs surrounded by yesterday and old news.   And, instead embrace the color red reminding everyone that your life is not a dress rehearsal but in fact an adventure to be lived in the present with dazzling aplomb.


Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style 



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