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Monday, October 27, 2014

Manic Monday: Boundless


Last night, I got to attend another fashion show. Yes, I told you October has been a fun filled month for me. This time I was invited by Shan Keith (from Season 1 of the Project Runway spinoff Under the Gunn) to watch his show called, Boundless. There are definitely perks to getting more involved with your local blogging community, because there's no way I would have crossed paths with Shan had it not been for St. Louis Fashion Week. Thankful. 

I was once again tasked with finding something a little fashion forward to wear to the event. I wanted to make sure I was in comfy shoes in case I was on my feet the whole night, so I chose these foolproof booties and built the outfit from there. Naturally, I gravitated to faux leather, and I would have worn this jacket to the St. Louis Fashion Week wrap dinner had I not had to skip it after getting sick. I was happy to get another chance to wear it last night. If it looks familiar, it's because you've seen it already here.

Sunnies: Vince Camuto (option) | Earrings: Stella and DotNecklace: Express (option, option, option) | Jacket: Kate Spade (option, optionoption, swoon option!) | Tank: Express (also seen here and here) | Bracelets: Express, Forever 21, Stella and Dot Skirt: ASTR (option, option, and so many other options here) | Booties: Vince Camuto (optionoption)

The show was at Plush in St. Louis, and definitely did not disappoint. I love Shan's style, his art, his design process - I knew I was in for a good collection. It was nice because I was able to take the husband to the show with me as my official photographer, which allowed me more time to digest everything and simply enjoy the fashion. So, shout out, first and foremost, to the husband for these great shots!


Clearly he isn't afraid of some animal print. But what I love about this even more is that he takes it one step further by adding texture and embellishments that make his pieces unpredictable and fresh. Despite these many layers of intricacies, he still manages to keep the silhouettes streamlined and figure flattering.


Don't you just want to reach out and touch these fabrics? There's so much attention to detail in everything I saw - every thread has a purpose. Every thread gives each piece multiple dimensions.


But that's just one side of him. He has his simple side as well, and yet it is anything but simple. Shan tackles menswear inspired suiting with winter white, strong cuts, and tone on tone texture. 


And last, but certainly not least, are some of my favorite looks from the men's collection. The fearless pattern mixing may have made my jaw drop once or twice. Urban prep is how I would describe the men's pieces. Each look is structured and tailored with familiar cuts, but unexpected prints.

I hope this was enough substance to give you a good representation of his style and concepts. Very excited to keep tabs on Shan and how his career continues to develop!


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56 comments :

  1. Oooh some great designs! I love that skirt on the right, paired with the fuzzy animal print top :) Looks awesome!

    I like the outfit you wore too, that's a really pretty jacket :)

    Thanks for the link up!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thanks, Mica! I really loved this work!

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  2. Wow! His collection is to die for! I love how the animal print is classy and subtle! You definitely look fashion forward in this outfit! I love the skirt with the tights and booties and that jacket is gorgeous! Great look!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. Thanks, girl. Glad you enjoyed this as much as I did.

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  3. White looks are my favorite! Love this selection and thanks for this link up!

    Instagram|RococoStyle.com|Bloglovin'

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  4. Thanks for posting this great collection of outfits. Now to pick a favorite....gonna be hard!

    Red Reticule

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    1. Ha! Seriously! It was a great collection for sure!

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  5. That jacket is gorgeous and definitely appropriate for the occasion. Ooh and I love the arm candy! Wow, there were some great textures and patterns at this fashion show. Have a great week, Carylee! ~Cynthia

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    1. Thanks, so much! Glad you liked this!

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  6. First of all, great outfit choice for the night. Glad to see some of those pieces again! (Jacket, lace tank, snake bracelet!) Also what another incredible experience! Fashion designers and their vision really amaze me. I love his white lace crop top look!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. This outfit was totally picked on the fly. Very glad you approve! So hard to wear faux leather at these things - I don't know why!
      And yes, I love the creativity! It really is amazing! So much fun to see in person!

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  7. Wow the collection is AWESOME - and you look equally flawless in your chosen OOTN!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  8. I love all of those animal print dresses! Can I just have them all now in my closet, please?? haha! I love all of your gold accessories in your outfit too!

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    1. Aren't they just fabulous?! I was drooling! So pretty!
      And thank you!

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  9. It's so awesome how St. Louis has such a great fashion industry. The fashion shows you've covered seem to all be fantastic events. I've never been to St. Louis, would love to visit! I really like the look you are rocking in these pics. That blazer is stunning and really takes the look to the top! I also love the arm party you've got going on here!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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    1. I'm glad I am able to show you another side to the city! I love it here, and would love to be your tour guide if you're ever around!

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  10. Super cute! Totally agree that there are a lot of perks to getting involved in your local blogging scene!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Yes, I am loving the camaraderie and opportunity!

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  11. Again, such a great opportunity!! How exciting to be able to attend these shows. My favorite of his looks here are definately the "white" collection! While the others may be "out there" for me personally, you're definitely right about his rich textures in each piece!! Very pleasing to the eye. Last, but not least, your jacket for the night is just beautiful!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. yes - sometimes, I picture myself wearing these things in real life and wondering how I could pull it off! but they look, aptly so, right off the runway! So much fun to seeing walking pieces of art!
      And thanks! This jacket was a redonk sale find - I'm talking $60, regularly $400-$500!

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  12. What an amazing opportunity! The show looked phenomenal, and of course you did as well :)

    xo, Jasmin
    www.jasmindaily.com

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    1. Well, you are sweet! So much fun to see this in person! And it's fun to get dressed up, too!

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  13. It's so exciting that you are able to attend these fashion shows! The photos are amazing and so many great pieces! Love the outfit you wore to the event. Your jacket is gorgeous!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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    1. It's such a great jacket! I was so happy to be able to wear it again where it could be appreciated!

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  14. I really love this jacket! It is so cool and the color is beautiful! I linked up and I'm excited!
    poshprime.com
    ~~Megan~~

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  15. This jacket is gorgeous and I love your arm candy as well!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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  16. Nice collection. I just love the peppy look on guys....it so darn amazing. I'm also loving the lace and the leather skirt in this outfit Carylee.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

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    1. Thank you! I can't have enough leather or lace!

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  17. Such cool looks! What a fab show!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  18. That jacket!! Yes, please :)

    xo Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. It was such a steal - glad I found it!

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  19. Great post, beautiful outfit!

    Leanne
    www.classyyettrendy.com

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  20. What a great jacket! You could do so many things with it! Love the look!
    Stephanie
    http://positivelystephanie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much! And yes, I totally agree. Can't wait to style it again!

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  21. That show looks awesome and his pieces are beautiful! I really like your jacket!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  22. love this whole look and thanks for sharing these pictures from the show.... what a great selection!

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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  23. What a fun show and LOVE the metallic jacket you wore!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  24. LOVE those boots and the jacket. Very stylish!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thank you! These boots are just fab!

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  25. LOVE the all-black with the different textures! Those boots are perfect!

    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. These boots are the best! I would LOVE the real Chloe boots, but these are a good, attainable option!

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