Sep 25, 2013

Fall Girl: Lennon Courtney

I used to stubbornly insist on calling fall "Autumn" in the same way that I have for my eighteen years here insisted on calling a pencil sharpener a "topper," but the longer I'm in New York, the more this time of year really starts to feel like "Fall." There's the falling over flattened-by-flip-flop feet trying to get out the door at a respectable hour in the mornings; the falling behind on to-dos as I struggle to adjust to suddenly overcrowded schedules; and the falling into bed earlier and earlier as my internal clock adjusts to the early mornings and colder temps. And then there's my favorite fall of all – the falling stuntwoman-style for seasonal wools, leathers, suedes, and velvets, coats, boots, sweaters, and hats. 

My current fall fashion obsesh (that has me wanting to dive off tall buildings and tumble out of helicopters a la Lee Majors) is, well, everything from Irish label Lennon Courtney's AW2013 "Weekend" collection.

Developed by two of Ireland’s leading fashion stylists/style commentators (from Irish show "Off the Rails")— Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney— Lennon Courtney is a line of polished and hardworking wardrobe basics ... that are anything but basic. I came across this elegant line at the end of their Spring/Summer season and I fell in love with the figure-flattering, feminine silhouettes. I've long been hunting down the perfect, simple-but-not-boring Little Black Dress and I found it in both Lennon Courtney's Lantern and Full Circle dresses. Actually, as well as needing both little black dresses, I'll need them both in white, too ... along with the neat tux jacket for added interest.


In fact, when my horse comes in I'm planning to rebuild my entire wardrobe with Lennon Courtney; the new, rich me will be effortlessly elegant and chic, but not at all fussy. I'll be classic and maybe even classy, despite my gauche nouveau-riche ways. I'll have strong brows, good posture, and I won't be afraid to be seen in blue and green.

In short, I'll be sharp a topper.

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