I am VERY into autumnal dressing; a word I had never heard of until I moved to the culturally refined hotbed that is London England. Landing in the fashion industry in one of four fashion capitals was amazing and daunting, but I had come from New York so I already had one fashion city under my belt (1 point for me). I however did not have the vernacular or turns of phrase as the "English", 1 point for England. So the first order of business was Fall vs. Autumn - though there would be many more. For fashion folk, most recognize F/W or Fall/Winter especially in North America, but in London it's A/W followed by the year. This denotes the season and year of the fashion collection. I'm pretty good with language but switching to Autumn/Winter was a tough one, especially when speaking to editors or writing PR emails. A "Sloany" type in my office actually asked me with a serious face what Fall was? But here comes the best part; autumnal, a word I had never heard of but instantly fell in love with. Autumnal colours would become my go to, it became my buzz word and I felt as British as Madonna's accent. Autumnal, autumnal, autumnal. I would throw it around like designer confetti every chance I could. Fast forward and I still think I say autumn a lot, especially when it's getting closer to the TIME. The time when it's time to start wearing Fall clothes!!! As I write this I have already purchased 6 pairs of shoes for the new season , 3 of which are cowboy , cuban, Calvin Klein Zara boot hybrids ready for Autumn/ Winter 18. All just waiting to meet their match in the myriad outfit possibilities to take on the tasks of the new season; and make new memories whilst looking seasonly on -trend. There are two english turns of phrase just there, let me know if you spot them?!
Here are some photos of me desperately trying to take some new autumnal colours for a spin in closed toe shoes.
photo cred: Stephanie Madeira