Reese Witherspoon’s latest venture is Draper James – an online marketplace featuring classic southern style. Browsing the site makes me want to move south, sit on a rocking chair, and sip on a mint julep. It’s a shop full of very pretty items for your closet and your home.
Here are my top picks:
For the home
sterling silver magnolia bowl, $400 (USA)
horseshoe objet, $98
southern sayings cocktail napkin set, $85
custom mint julep, $85
For the wardrobe:
canvas powder room pouch, $65 (import)
eyelet love circle dress, $285 (import)
kiawah cover up, $200 (import)
I was curious to see what items were actually made in the south (or in the USA), and I didn’t find too many. I feel as if production was in the USA, this would really be an American brand. Don’t you?
Who do you turn to for fashion inspiration? Here are five ladies that I think have amazing style sense.
Have aÂ wonderful weekend!
I honestly watch the Academy Awards more for the fashion than for the films. Is that so wrong? The stars – with the help of their style teamÂ – work hard to look good, and I am always keen to see what colours and styles make the final cut. This year, there was a lot of pink (e.g., Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Kendrick, Zoe Saldana, Karolina Karkova), red (e.g., GiulianaÂ Rancic, Dakota Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Solange Knowles), glitter (e.g., Emma Stone in lime glitter), nude (e.g., Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington), and black (e.g., Cate Blanchett, Tegan and Sara, Laura Dern, Sienna Miller).
I, of course,Â was curious to see who would wear white on this very special evening. Here’sÂ a brief review:
Julianne Moore in custom Chanel
Faith Hill in J. Mendel
Lupita Nyon’go in custom Calvin KleinÂ (read the story behind the dress here)
My favourite top-to-toe looks were: Emma Stone, Cate Blanchett, andÂ Gwyneth Paltrow.Â While I did like quite a few of the celebrity looks, I sort of wished that the outfits and styling were way more glam and out-of-the-ordinary than they actually were. The simple column silhouettes just seemed sort ofÂ – dare I say –Â normal.
Images via Hello Magazine.
Okay, okay – the Jennifers* looked great at the Oscars. Fine. But why isn’t anyone talking about Charlize and Queen Latifah? I thought they looked absolutely stunning (and not just because they were wearing white). Their gowns suited their figures most beautifully and their hair and makeup teams did phenomenal work. They are two of my top winners of the night.
Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture at the 2013 Oscars, via
Queen Latifah inÂ Badgley Mischka at the 2013 Oscars, via
* Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Hudson