Words/Images Judith Ecochard
TALBOTS Holiday/Winter collection is so polished---
|Silk Kimono Dress $189|
It is no surprise to us that this label--- that has been updating its apparel, accessories, footwear, marketing campaign---etc etc etc---for the past two years or so----
|Casual wear featured many terrific knits/sweaters include cowl necks, ruffles, cable knits ponchos and 100% super soft cashmere typically priced $99-$299. Peacoat in the middle in ivory (and other colors) $269|
Is finally catching on with a younger demographic---yet--- still pleasing the fashion needs of it's traditional core customer of women. IMHO.
Who doesn't want to look pretty and presentable---no matter the occasion.
AFTER ALL---there is a reason we see our smartly stylish First Lady, Michelle Obama wearing Talbots on many, many occasions. Yeah-she would look great in anything----but given the public scrutiny---wardrobe decisions under a microscope demand worthy tailored separates/feminine dresses etc.
|Draped Halter Dress $199 front-lace v-neck dress $199|
|V neck Sweater $79.50/Flannel Column Skirt $169|
|Fab---Ruch Bow Dress $299 has wonderful ruched hem-|
It's a pleasure to preview Talbots---it's always in a well lit room, calm...and we can take our time admiring the details as well as the overall impact of the design features we get right off.
|Left-Satin Cami $49.50 & Houndstooth Ball Gown Skirt $199-Right-Love the drapey bell sleeves of dramatic Silk Charmeuse Top $99---value priced glam evening wear with tops can be worn during the day.|
They always have candy too ha ha ----though we are probably the only ones scooping it up besides the lucky employees. Thanks----
|Chic always---a Cashmere Cardi $149 paired with wrap style Dutchess Satin Skirt $139|
|Dutchess Satin Strapless Gown $229|
|Mock Turtleneck Sweater $69.50 made evening chic by Sharon Stone's take on it at the Oscars a few years back.With Dutchess Satin Column Skirt $179|
There were plenty. The presentation was organized with print media/delivery dates- and a color story in mind...
|Shimmer Sequin Dress $299!!!!!!!|
Shimmer Sequin Blazer $299
Evening looks-pictured above---with flattering silhouettes...classics never overdone. Obviously great apparel for dramatic bling. We loved the tones too---like green sapphire, pigment blue, fucshia, rich violet---jewels tones...and the fabrics were quality---with soft to the skin feel....including this well done sequin's frock and blazer. Flashy elegance- yet tasteful...not cheesy at all.
|Classic Wool Winter Coat---|
On a rack---we spotted this amazing puffer vest---in gray with a wide shawl collar that reminded us of pricier lifestyle brands... Loved this.
Some Resort wear---that should make those living in the Southern states dressed accordingly.
|Shoulder epaulets details on Trench well done|
When InStyle---our go-to print read featured the brilliantly hued Talbots pumps---we knew the accessory line had come into its own...
|Suede Pumps $149, Auede Clutches $89|
|Walls of handbags=swoon|
|Felt tote in back $99-Cosmetic Pouch middle $39 Double chain bag right $109|
|Felt and Patent-|
|Colorful Bangles sold in set of 3-$29, dome bangle $24|
Note---many of the above styles come in assorted colors and sizes are American sized, fyi---petites, talls are made as well etc. We hope they add sizes 0 and 00 for slimmer types with height.