Inspired by nature and Impressionist art, rich tones such as olive, Viking red, cognac, and soft floral appliqué adornment mingle with anticipated neutrals in silhouettes both signature and new at Henri Bendel for fall 2016. This season the W 57th Schoolbag debuts, and the Soho Backpack proves that the back-strapping style isn’t going away any time soon. As the weather will inevitably turn colder, expect a great array of accessories to stylishly combat the chill, such as leather gloves, scarves, capes and fur hats. And don’t forget about the jewels! Lovely pearl-motif pieces in a deep, dark hue make their way into the fall lineup, which, coupled with the Impressionist art inspiration, feels like the right moment for a fashionable revival.
May 11, 2016
It’s what we all want to do, so let’s just go ahead and do it: it’s time to discuss the summer of 2016 accessories from Henri Bendel! Just like vacations and tropical getaways are top-of-mind when the weather starts to become more reasonable, Henri Bendel Creative Director Pina Ferlisi was inspired by the global traveler for the summer 2016 styles.
There’s a new style launching with these season, the Worth Avenue collection, featuring totes and backpacks in versatile neutral hues (the harvest pumpkin shade is delightful!) and on-trend tassel detailing, but as always, the brand doesn’t hold back when it’s time to get colorful. This season, expect the brand’s glorious sunnies, flip-flops, and jewelry to be accompanied by bags in shades of brilliant persimmon and azalea. The classic Uptown Satchel feels reborn again as a younger version of itself thanks to some vibrant colorways, and as much as I’d like to go on and on about the new products… I know you’d rather just see for yourself via the slideshow above! Summer 2016 has already begun to arrive, with more pieces incrementally rolling out this month and next (June), which means you can begin to shop now!
January 4, 2016
There’s a lot that I stress out about that in reality, I have absolutely no control over whatsoever. Things that my neighbors do, airport delays, and how my hair decides to cooperate or (not) during a photoshoot are just a few of them. I try to predict and anticipate how these items may go, and what I can do if it’s not going as planned, but in the end, I really just have to roll with it.
Letting go, being calm and a bit more easy going and laid back when it doesn’t go your way is a trait that my husband possesses and I’m grateful every time something goes wrong, like three miles into our drive from Pittsburgh to New York last week when the “check engine” light came on in our car. I’m trying harder to not get so miffed by the small stuff, like the wind whipping up my hair in practically every single photo taken today, and save my energy for the bigger ticket items that deserve it, like my creative outlets and just general peace of mind.
Sartorially speaking, I don’t need to wait for the moment to seize me to wear the pieces that I love, but rather I should just go ahead and wear them, NOW. Take for example, these camo print heels; they are very special, that serve quite a specific purpose and probably have a limited range of occasions that I can wear them. So what? Why should they stay unused, unworn for 99% of the time, resting on my shoe shelf? They are delightful and bring me joy, so I think…I should just wear them right at this moment. With tights, of course (I’m not that impractical).
Here’s to a great 2016 ahead for all of us, filled with moments (and items) that truly bring us joy.
In This Look:
Hanes Opaque Tights (c/o)
On lips: Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo via Sephora (c/o)
Erickson Beamon Earrings (gift)
Henri Bendel Ring (c/o the brand; no longer available)
November 18, 2015
Spring 2016 at Henri Bendel heralds in an even larger array of stylish options for handbags, jewelry, travel, small leather goods, and gift than ever before. New fabrications and silhouettes are a welcome addition for 2016, especially in the form of medium size bags, plush, quilted bucket bags, book bags, splatter print designs, and the debut of jewelry designated for special occasions. All in all, the brand continues on the trajectory of making all aspects of your life a bit more stylish along the way. Scroll through the slide show above for FPD’s top picks from Henri Bendel, spring 2016 collection.