It was everything Zoe in Vancouver Aug. 9 when the Los Angeles stylist, fashion icon and television star Rachel Zoe presented her fall 2012 collection at Holt Renfrew in Pacific Centre. The much anticipated line was inspired by London in the '60s and '70s, according to Zoe. Deep purple and classics such as black was white with splashes of colour were predominant in her collection for the transition from summer to fall. Her goal is to keep the pieces modern and fresh.
Zoe also gave Vancouver fashionistas and hopeful future designers some keys to her success as she sat down with the vice president of Holt Renfrew Barbara Atkin for an interview.
"Everyone in Vancouver is so beautiful," she said.
Not bad for a city that was named one of the top ten worst dressed cities by Vice magazine.
Zoe attempts to bring in the look of a high-end designer without the designer price tag. Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping and styling, according to Zoe:
1. Be smart with what you buy. Find pieces that you can transition between seasons and that you will love for a long time. Buy items that are on trend but not trendy. Doing this will stretch your wardrobe out between seasons and save you some money.
2. Find outfits that you can disassemble into separate pieces. Pant suits are great for that because you can wear the blazer with jeans or leggings. The pants can also be worn with a simple blouse for a versatile look.
3. Accessories are also great for creating detail with your outfit. They can change a classic look from a day to night time ready look. Additional accessories such as a heavy bangle or layered necklaces add detail to a simple blouse.
Keep a look out for tailored pieces, clean lines and rich colours for the upcoming fall season. Feminine and structured pieces with a touch of glamour are also prevalent for fall. My must have items for fall include a classic black and white tuxedo suit and a doublebreasted cape.
Amy Yew is a contributing columnist at Vancouver Courier. Tell us what you think and submit any questions you have to email@example.com. You can also tweet your thoughts on Twitter @AmyYew.