Standing in front of a 2017 Jaguar F Type Convertible from Santa Barbara Auto Group, Libby wears a black lace cotton gown by Erdem, from Julianne; a faux fur handbag AGL with black chain from Allora by Laura; Thom Browne sunglasses from Occhiali Fine Eyewear; and a vintage Eisenberg pendant on gold chain from Wendy Foster. Photograph by Mehosh.
Photographs by Mehosh
Models by Hello Gorgeous
Hair & make-up by Shannon Loar-Coté, Blush and Lashes
Shot on location at Music Academy of the West
When it comes to style, winter is clearly the “wow” season — a time to pull out all the stops, with lavish fabrics of lace, velvet and leather, alongside cozy sweaters and lush layers to stay stylishly warm when the temperatures drop. Whether you’re celebrating the season at a formal affair, dressed to impress at work, or enjoying comfy casual weekend wear, our local boutiques have just what it takes to keep you on trend.
“Music is part of the life of fashion, too,” says Karl Lagerfeld, and we agree, which is why we set this fashion feature against the enduringly beautiful setting of Music Academy of the West (musicacademy.org), where the next generation of great, classically trained musicians are trained.
What better way to stay stylish this season than by shopping locally, right in our own tony town? Here, we spotlight winter fashions from Allora by Laura, Antoinette, Julianne, Occhiali Fine Eyewear and Wendy Foster in Montecito, as well as DIANI, Occhiali Fine Eyewear and Wendy Foster in downtown Santa Barbara.
Libby wears a Spencer Vladimir fringe fisherman hand knit in ivory cashmere sweater, wool diamond print trousers by Via Masini, and Free Lance camel leather pointy toe pumps, all from Allora by Laura. Her sunglasses are tortoise shell eyewear The Row Collection for Oliver Peoples from Occhiali Fine Eyewear. Photograph by Mehosh.
Libby wears a classic black leather moto jacket by Vida, midrise flare dark denim jeans by Goldsign, lace detail top by Self Portrait, and pointy toe short black leather boots by Madewell, all from DIANI. Photographs by Mehosh.
Libby wears an Italian wool, two-piece Cividini suit in plum and navy with a pleated navy skirt; over the knee, high, black, side zip suede boots by Ron White; and a leather zip backpack by Henry Cuir, all from Antoinette. Libby also wears glasses by Mui Mui from Occhiali Fine Eyewear. Photographs by Mehosh.
Libby and Amber both wear cap sleeve cotton dresses and large printed wraps by Pero (made in India), from Wendy Foster. Photograph by Mehosh.
Amber wears a cap sleeve cotton dress and large printed wrap by Pero (made in India), along with diamond suede chokers and multi black beaded bracelets with diamonds, all from Wendy Foster. Photograph by Mehosh.
Amber wears a ruby red velvet coat with silk collar by Diega; silk print blouse by Giada Forte; skinny dark denim jeans; multi strand gem and pearl necklace by Pellini; Johnny Farah small leather drawstring bag; and forest green rabbit fur fedora, all from Wendy Foster. Her Thom Browne sunglasses are from Occhiali Fine Eyewear. Photograph by Mehosh.
Amber wears a sage green short puffer jacket, sage green micro fiber work pant, white cotton shirt by Frank & Eilene, and multicolored crochet woven scarf, all from Wendy Foster. She also wears aviator glasses by Chanel from Occhiali Fine Eyewear. Photograph by Mehosh.
Amber wears a leopard zip cardigan by Pier Antonio Gapari, black leather ankle boots by Alberto Fasciani and a black leather suede and leather tote by Henry Cuir, all from Antoinette. Photograph by Mehosh.
Amber wears an Amina Rubinacci knit dress in Champagne, with Pailette detail; a white long sleeveless shearling vest by Gimos; and Kai Linz drop earrings with 18 K yellow gold and silver and tanzanite stones, all from Allora by Laura. Photograph by Mehosh.
Amber wears an Amina Rubinacci knit dress in Champagne, with Pailette detail; a white long sleeveless shearling vest by Gimos; a cream leather saddle bag with gold trim by B-Low the Belt; caramel colored pointy toe pumps by Free Lance; and Kai Linz drop earrings with 18 K yellow gold and silver and tanzanite stones, all from Allora by Laura. Photograph by Mehosh.
Amber wears an asymmetric lace dress by Self-Portrait, from DIANI. Photograph by Mehosh.
This story was originally printed in the winter issue of Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine.
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