Friday, August 12, 2011


Sixth Avenue, NYC

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...

These ensembles are timeless-Wool Sateen Jacket $189 Signature Fit Silk Douponi Seamed-Leg Pant $119 on Left---Wrinkle Resistant Shirt $72.50 with Leopard Column Skirt $72.50---think Katherine Hepburn to modern day celebs like Julianne Moore/Annette Bening

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.

Military details....

Classic trench

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.