Spinelli Kilcollin is the LA-based jewelry brand responsible for the infamous Galaxy Rings. The label of love was founded in 2010 by the marriage bond of Yves Spinelli and Dwyer Kilcollin. The homegrown business has expanded into a full assortment of trinkets that include furniture and eyewear. All the merchandise is constructed with handmade care to infuse every piece with the energy of elegance.
Eye for Detail
The Galaxy ring is the attention-getter for those with an eye for detail. The finger fashion is a group of interconnected circles in shades of gold. The links can be worn as a stack or separated into a full-hand ornament. Each band has a pre-planned journey assigned a skilled artisan for total perfection.
The Style Server
The Eye for Detail boutique and The Style Server collected a variety of metal and gem options found at the Forever Chic retail hang-outs. The ringlets are paired with the current fall style to celebrate the season’s new beginning and rich sparkle.
Acne Studios is the Stockholm fashion house and brainchild of Jonny Johansson. What most people do not know is ACNE is an acronym for Ambition to Create Noval Expression. An inspiring connotation and a reminder of the power of a creative mindset.
Acne has always been a dedicated member of the loyal luxury club with sophisticated simplicity and state-of-the-art timelessness. The fall debut was a shared stage for the boys and girls. Perhaps a reflection of the current and changing times. Divided by a thin wall the designs were a contemporary vision of classic glamour.
The Wardrobe Update
The Wardrobe Update highlights the current women’s group. The set includes cutting-edge essentials along with the introduction of velvet tie-dye, multi-layer dressing, and swanky suiting. Acne is known for honoring the arts. This season Checks & Dogs is a capsule collection of prints from Lydia Blakeley. Lastly, and always in high demand are the unisex scarves and beanies to complete every look.
Working from home has provoked the shine of precious metals to replace the elaborate dressing. A twinkle of a trinket can effortlessly dress up a laid-back look. With many accessory trends, this is the moment for the comeback of the chunky chain. Necklaces, bracelets, or handbag adornments, the time-honored designs are always a wise investment.
Lauren Rubinski is the Parisian designer recognized for her cutting-edge creations from Pristine. However, it is her namesake collection noted for a unique twist on the traditional link-wear. Made in Italy of the highest quality of yellow and white 14K gold. Always in vogue and forever chic, the loops add completeness and elegance to any type of occasion.
Loyal luxury is my definition of runway visionaries and their contemporary classics. These are the designers who elevate appearance with glamour and ease. With Autumn on the horizon, it is time to shred the sweats and figure out a flexible dress-code. To offer inspiration the Wardrobe Update series will showcase the brands that are current, cool, and chic.
To start, I selected the Nili Lotan. One of the first designers to offer leading-edge practices to shop safely during a time of COVID. A master of modernity with a strong appreciation of the past, The Style Server includes her sought-after essentials. The Cara gown paired with the Henry Jacket or downplayed with a Boyfriend sweater. Both traditional and creative suiting ideas that are simple, sophisticated, and Zoom ready.
The label promotes quality for homey fashion or a social distance soiree. A smart investment for a self-confident timeless spirit who wants to be ready for spontaneous surprises.
Forever Chic by Meg is a lifestyle blog based on timeless elegance. The Style Server is the channel to explore the products and services. The site has four Style Servers, the main Shop, the Wardrobe Update, an Eye for Detail, and HomeGoods.
The boutiques are located on the blog sidebar and updated frequently. The offerings are inspired by my work as a Brand Ambassador and Personal Shopper to create a world that is simplistic and sophisticated. The products are shoppable through the safety of a click to take you to the retail establishment.
My beliefs have always been about quality vs quantity. Directed toward the client who knows their style and strives to make it last through the test of time. Follow along, become a Forever Friend, and be the best you.
Passion, joy, and good karma launched the journey of La Double J, the eCommerce site, and the brainchild of JJ Martin. Born in the USA, JJ is now living the charmed life of an Italian. Her story began to unfold when she decided to follow her heart and relocate to Milan. The move led to a successful career in fashion journalism and a universe of spirited style.
Exploring this new territory initiated an obsession with the Italian glamour. It was the infatuation with the local consignment scene that was the catalyst for La Double J. Originally designed to market an accumulation of treasured jewels, the digital destination has grown into a full lifestyle assortment. The label includes apparel, accessories, and tableware that are all true to her Italian vintage virtues.
As a recent member of the Saks roster, the collection is easy, elegant, and festive. The Wardrobe Update and Style Server highlight the spunky silhouettes and JJ’s bright vision of the past and present.
It is an art to create a fashionable moment during a time when pj’s and athleticwear are the daily dress code. For some, there is a need for an easy fix to dress-up the dress-down mandate. The current runway’s voluminous vanity is a perfect solution. I am referring to the dress silhouettes that were overflowing with oversized glamour. Simone Rocha, Merlette New York, and Co are a few of the designers in high demand. The free-spirited frocks offer a perky prettiness appropriate for every age and occasion.
Mini, maxi and everything in-between the modern house dress is high on the ‘It List”. This week’s Wardrobe Update offers aThe Style Serverwith selections from Saks. A timeless complement to add to your closet to be ready for everything.
They say all darkness has its bright side and quarantining is no exception. During the challenging times is when exceptional humans show up. The fitness industry has been overflowing with this type of showmanship. It is Torch’d the 11 am bootie call from Isaac Calpita that stole my heart. The live class requires no reimbursement just the generosity to pay it forward to No Kid Hungry. So far, The community has raised almost $500,000.00 and bonded thousands of grateful groupies.
It is only proper for a do-gooder to attract like-minded personalities. Isaac begins every session with his roll call to welcome guests and VIPs. The first shout-out always goes to Zara Terez Tisch. The founder of Terez and creative influence behind Isaac’s wardrobe. Zara is a multi-tasker who gives light and love to all she touches. Focused on promoting the good leading a progressive company with a timeless soul. Following her heart to succeed with her master plan to inspire joy and positivity from the inside-out.
Her collections are ageless and offer a colorful perspective to your everyday routine. The Style Server highlights selections from Saks with an extra bit of flair from The Advance. The result is playful glamour to be the best you from morning till night. A fashion moment I call sophisticated sunshine and the new chic.
The sunshine solstice is the moment we honor the lady in the white dress. The timeless frock is always a summer favorite. The images below set the stage for the ease and romance of the season. Most of the photographs are from the late Peter Lindbergh. Peter was the master at capturing the true essence of a woman. The purity of the images expresses the beauty and spirit of all its ageless supporters.
Staying home has turned into an excellent opportunity to catch up on the things that get lost in the everyday hustle. Like most, I have been living in a world based on simplicity. Fortunately, I believe and practice a less is more, and quality outweighs quantity lifestyle. A mindset that has served me well during this time.
As I have made an effort to reorganize and reaccess my world, Forever Chic by Meg is no exception. I decided to make more of an effort to share the segments that have gotten paused along the way. The Wardrobe Update is first on the list. Now with three years on the front lines of the fashion, I have firsthand information to offer. To reinstate the piece I attached The Wardrobe Room Refresh and The Capsule Wardrobe from 2017. Both outline the importance of learning to simplify creating a style of life composed of more joy and less stress.
As a refresher, I want to review the three steps used as a guide to streamline the process. To start you need to design a foundation of essentials. This is a group of timeless goods that will make life easy to maneuver. The second step involves physical work. This is the time you use your shortlist to decide whether to keep, toss, or donate. The outcome should produce a slimmed-down collection of things that make you confident. The last and most important phase is the assessment. If needed you should call in someone who cares to give you an objective opinion based on the functionality, fit and feel.
Learning to live simply is an art. The photos of Jane Birkin offer inspiration to get you started. Her effortless elegance makes it look easy. A priceless gift that will keep you happy and always in vogue.