Friday, June 24, 2011


Sixth Avenue, NYC

Words/Images Judith Ecochard

TALBOTS press preview always draws steady traffic from editorial new and old media this American label makes garments for American women who want the ideal balance between flirty and conservatism..

Meaning---check out Michelle Obama looking amazing as always---this pic from the Talbots' folks...who clue us in that this is the 14th time the First Lady has worn the label since living in the White House.
First Lady Michelle Obama in Shoreline Dress $189 

We first racked through some racks and thought these basic skirts were so wearbale and flattering---in neutrals and a fun sheer pleated, leopard print.

Fitted waist a-line shape---very flattering

pleats that would look cute under a belted sweater

fitted through the waist is slimming---topped by swingy pleats 

Tailored and tasteful---the Fall 2011 has Talbots offering polished, interchangeable separates...nicely accessorized too.

On trend, not setting them and not what's the hottest thing---Talbots core group of 35+ women---will find a lot that will work in her day to day life...real versatile items.

Camel and animal prints-winning combo

Shades of 60's chic in tweed knit

Blouse works in and out of office...

wear with a wrapped sweater for day, then viola-cocktail ready with the deep v back
a short fitted blazer has this feminine dress working overtime if you don't

Lace skirt---with a sleeveless blouse or bracelet length fitted sweater-chic

Peacock blue works with grey, black, brown---all the neutrals

Sturdy coat 

Wide lapel jacket, rolled sleeves...basic

Plaid shorts not for everyone but done well

Polka dot sheer, pleated front-sweet!

Mix and match black and animal prints-staples

back button sweater

Warm wrap coat wool plaid

Love this shealing jacket---a key piece

Pretty embellishments on a knit---pumpkin orange

Vests are an easy way to dress the basic white shirt/denim weekend look

NOTE: Talbots clothes are in that contemporary price category---and are sized very generously, hip wise. Petite and plus sizes are also available ---but for us- they need to add sizes 0 and 00.


Lady like stachel, in leather

Animal print accessories are an easy way to add these prints to a wardrobe

moc croc

Pretty velvet pumps in jewel tones