It’s not everyday you get to meet the fashion editor of a major fashion publication in San Antonio.
I had to go.
I felt a bit stalker-y waiting in the wings, for my chance to speak with Ms. Graham.
Everybody was crowding around her.
I played it cool and kept my distance, while carefully watching for a brief opening.
Oh, the poor thing… she barely had a second to catch her breath before I pounced.
I enthusiastically regaled her with my story, and peppered her with my reporter-like questions (no doubt highly annoying.)
But, Avril was just as generous with me as she had been with all the other adoring fans.
The outcome of my in-store, stealthy stalking was worth it.
I gleaned Avril’s expert, fall fashion picks!
Here are her must-haves:
1) Global Print Coat – Avril specifically mentioned Burberry Prorsum.
Global, tribal, geometric, camo, plaid… if you like prints, this is the season for you!
A statement coat really elevates your day-to-day look.
Full disclosure… I was not aware of this piece, and I had to look it up.
But, Avril is on the front lines and if she says it’s a must… it’s a MUST!
3) Gray Coat
In case you didn’t already know, gray is THE color of the season…!
If you don’t want to invest in a heavy coat here in San Antonio, try a cape or lightweight wool.
I remember LOVING my chunky, JCrew cable knit sweaters in college (90’s).
Now these yummy knits are back, and being paired with more elegant pieces, like skirts and dresses.
5) A Piece from the Venetian Quatrefoil Collection by David Yurman
It was a David Yurman event, so you knew there would be a Yurman in the mix! But, just think about what an innovator David Yurman is… the first designer to make ‘very wearable fine jewelry’.
I can’t tell you how many clients I have worked with that keep boxes and boxes of fine jewelry tucked away in their top drawers, never to see the light of day.
Investing in ‘wearable fine jewelry’ is smart!
And it’s classic enough to pass down from generation to generation.
I know… I asked the same question. What does that mean?
I’m still not 100% sure, but I think it means a statement fur or a fur with some type of unusual texture, color or cutouts.
Special thanks to Avril Graham for your patience and kindness. I am a huge fan of yours and Harpers Bazaar! Even more so…now.
I will be posting a LOT more on FALL FASHION so stay tuned. Thank you so much for your support! Erin xo