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?
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 team¬†– 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., Giuliana¬†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,¬†was curious to see who would wear white on this very special evening. Here’s¬†a brief review:
Julianne Moore in custom Chanel
Faith Hill in J. Mendel
Lupita Nyon’go in custom Calvin Klein¬†(read the story behind the dress here)
My favourite top-to-toe looks were: Emma Stone, Cate Blanchett, and¬†Gwyneth Paltrow.¬†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 of¬†– dare I say –¬†normal.
Images via Hello Magazine.