New Name | Hot Look

brock-collection-mink-jacket-jeansThis look from the Fall Runways is Kill. Ing. Me.  OMG.  Are you dying????

If my post on Tuesday was about my favorite look from the Spring Collections, today’s is about the hands-down hottest look so far for Fall.  And that’s without even seeing Chloé or Céline or any of my normal faves.  And, this time, the winner is from a brand I had never heard of before:  Brock Collection.

Brock Collection is a husband and wife team, Kristopher Brock and Laura Vassar, that launched their brand about 3 years ago.   Take one look at Laura Vasser and I think you will feel like I do:  girl crush!  She is gorgeous and oozes cool girl chic.  And, so maybe I am having a tough time separating the clothes from my desire to be Laura Vassar.

Let’s break the look down.  First, the mink tie-waist jacket is super fly.  I love play between casual and luxe, making mink an everyday go-to piece.  Then, the jeans.  Wow.  This jean has its finger on the pulse of what’s hip right now. From the width of the leg (not skinny, not wide, just narrowly tailored straight leg) to the length to the wash . . . perfection.

This caused me to do something I have never done before:  order something from Moda Operandi.  (!)  I ordered the jeans!  Yes!  Crazy!!  I know!!!  (They will be in in July.  That’s like any day now, right?).   Because I live in jeans now, I don’t see an investment as a waist of resources better put to other wardrobe basics.  I really need a good pair of jeans.  And, the write-up from Vogue editors promises that these jeans (a return from their Spring Collection) fit better than Levis and were a wild success last season.  Count me in!  (Find them here.).  There are some very similar options – many at much lower price point that I am tempted to try before July, like these from Re/Done, these from Citizens of Humanity, and these or these (my favorites) from Levis.  I am also crazy about these from The Row (and if I could lay-away, like at M’O for these I might have opted for them instead).

The mink jacket is always going to be out of my reach but it serves as tremendous inspiration.  Just this morning, this jacket from Mango popped in my morning email scroll and I was sold.   With my new Gucci slippers (bought during the Saks On-line sale this week), my Levi’s and the new Mango jacket, I feel like I will be well on my way to capturing what I love about the look for way less.

Below, I hooked you up with my favorite looks from Brock Collection as well as a mood board to feel the vibe.


jacket | jeans | earrings | gold cuff | slippers

brock collection mood board.001

jacket | jeans | earrings | gold cuff | slippers







photos (other than mood board) courtesy of


    • Caroline Gidiere says

      Shana, this look was made for you!!! I could see this being your uniform!! Thanks for following! Miss you! XO, cg

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