The first 48 hours of my new kickstarter — Kristin Ashford Bags.– is doing great. Thanks to all those who have donated so far. I’m extending the Early Bird Special one more day! Check it out here.
I love the excitement and fervor new beginnings bring. They remind us that passion and joy still rage within us. While Natacha Ramsay-Levi isn’t a newcomer to fashion, having worked at Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton for Nicolas Ghesquière, her Chloe Spring 2018 collection is her first as creative director for a house. The results were smashing!
Ramsay-Levi politely nodded to her predecessors while infusing the collection with an “urban cool girl” chic all her own. Painted silks for Karl Lagerfeld, both Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo were big horse fans, and she lifted a sense of weightlessness from Clare Waight Keller with the wispy micro-floral print and cream dresses.
Chloe is a new girl! She is no longer just a bohemian. She revels in tailoring (her vests, layered and solo, are divine), linear shirt-and-pants combos, jeans cropped and cuffed below the knee, snake-skin prints in clothing and accessories and details, such as, rings piercing the bodice of linen tops and dresses.
Speaking of accessories, look for Ramsey-Levi’s cannage leather boots, python booties and double strapped and double-decker handbags to make a strong impression in editorials, and show up on street style savvy bloggers soon!