West End Girl
Our model, and Shepherd's store manager, Primal, once called London her home. Taking in a play or musical in London's West End would certainly be at the top of her list of "things to do" while in the city. Her look of choice of SunKim mixed media jersey dress and jacket can be layered together or worn separately. The Aztec print adds just the right amount of sass and can be accessorized with a lightweight stylish neck piece, short or long. And, now on with the show...
French style is based on luxury basics, with chic women purchasing higher quality, more expensive products for day-to-day wear and amortizing the cost on multi-season use. Very little is spent on spontaneous buys and disposable fashion. For her French-girl look, Primal was inspired by Parisian-based Japanese designers like Yohji Yamamoto, and Issey Miyake. Their avant-garde aesthetic and use of nylon textures have a modern menswear look and feel that is revered all over the world over. "We've introduced the lantern style nylon pant to many Shepherd's travellers," states Primal. "It can be combined with a flat or high heel to look smart from day to evening." SunKim's understated neutral colour palette will have you feeling and looking Parisian in no time.
For this look, Primal chose the ComfyUSA damask textured cropped navy jacket, jersey tank from Joseph Ribkoff, Suzi Roher belt, Originals By Andrea pendant and SunKim lantern pant. For her second outfit, she paired the same belt, tank and pendant with the nylon textured SunKim jacket and fuller pant.[/caption]
One of the most frequently asked questions? "Is this top long enough to wear with leggings?" Generally speaking, a tunic that falls mid-thigh will keep you covered as you sit, move, and bend. SunKim's new asymmetrical hem jersey tank is the perfect travelling companion to the athletic-inspired style jersey legging that Primal is wearing. This tank tunic can be worn front-to-back for a bateau or rounded neckline and helps to elongate the silhouette when worn under a longer jacket, as pictured here.
The long asymetrical tank from SunKim has been paired with the athleic-inspired striped legging and the Capetown dress (worn open as a jacket) and pendant from TwoA.
At the Peak of Style
Our dream European sojourn concludes with a train ride through the glorious Alps with a travel wardrobe that is the perfect combination of versatility and comfort. Primal opted for layering pieces with multiple uses that take very little space in a carry-on or handbag, such as fur wrist cuffs (which can also be worn around the ankles) and a fur neck scarf (which does double duty as a toque), the SunKim cotton-model jersey turtleneck dress (which can be worn on its own or as a full-sleeve base) and the ComfyUSA zip tunic (a tunic which would look just as smashing on white denim in the summertime or on our next dream vacation to Bermuda!).
Comfy USA zipper sleeveless tunic worn over the SunKim turtleneck modal tunic, accessorized with Mitchie's Matchie's elasticized fur cuffs and neck warmer, Jewelry by Fran Green lightweight pendant and Cabrelli roller bag.[/caption]