Matthew Williamson Coats: Fit for a Princess


I love Fall, I have an annual holiday crush with Winter, and I always have an addiction to coats. The problem is, living in Florida during the colder months, I don’t have the need for many coats, maybe wearing one a few times per year, unless traveling North. Still, like a sparkling diamond catches your eye, a gorgeous structured coat catches mine.

The two coats above are by Matthew Williamson. I live for detail work and structure… and can’t deny the styling in my head. The left is so brilliant, it can stand on it’s own. The outfit to wear under it is for utility purposes only. Simple yet stunning. The light blue coat on the right would marry perfectly with winter white, or a French vanilla wide leg pant, blouse and cashmere scarf. Chic. Elegant. Very Kate Middleton worthy, or do I say Princess Kate or the Duchess of Cambridge? I’m not sure, but what I do know, she is absolutely lovely.

A view from the penthouse ~ Avery


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Illuminate Your Face: Boost Your Beauty Beyond Make Up!


Illuminate with PEARLS, Darling!

When pearls hit the light, and they will…. no matter what, the luminosity will cast a glow on you! Not everyone is a 20-something, or a 30-something for that matter. Boost your beauty with accessories. The same goes for wearing pinks and corals, they uplift the color in your face. Think of pearls as a highlighter. You buy illuminating cosmetics to highlight certain areas of your face. Why? It gives you a youthful glow and helps define your bone structure, correct? Wearing pearls gives the same glow. They will brighten your face and help your skin come alive. I don’t understand why more women don’t wear pearls. They are a standard accessory, AND they enhance your beauty. What more could you ask for?!

Above I used a 5-strand pearl necklace ( from the 1940’s or 50’s) I bought at an antique shop, and added a 90″ strand I wrapped twice at the neck and let the rest hang low to elongate. This makes a stunning look you can take anywhere. Over T-shirts, crisp white shirt, dress or gown, or layered with a jacket. There are so many ways you can rock this! Can you imagine candlelight and pearls?!! I see an intimate dinner in your future ;)

Real or faux. A classic single strand like Jackie O, or piled high and making a statement that Coco Chanel would approve of, pearls never go out of style.


A view from the penthouse ~ Avery

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Givenchy SS15 is Glorious


Riccardo Tisci gave me a one-two punch of divine white and black creations for Givenchy’s Spring and Summer 2015 Collection.

Darling, it is all in the details. You won’t see detail work like this at the mall. Paris, on the other hand, demands live-out-loud luxe and Riccardo had it screaming in spades! Beautiful pieces that could easily be styled a myriad of ways and look just as fab. These shown above are a few of my favorites. You know I love a dramatic coat. Sashay away!

Oh la la, Givenchy!


A view from the runway ~ Avery

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Balmain SS15 in Black and White

wpid-screenshot_2014-09-25-13-29-59-1.pngOh Olivier, you must have designed this white number just for me. You know I jadore a dramatic back, and the cape has be gasping. Incredibly chic, elegant, orgasmic.

Balmain’s Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing, delighted with his Spring and Summer 2015 collection. I personally wear much more black and white than I probably should, but I tossed that thinking aside when this line went B&W in a big, fabulous way.


Love love love. These pieces go everywhere the uber style-conscious need.

wpid-screenshot_2014-09-25-13-30-30-1.pngJust to add a little color hype, Joan Smalls in yellow and black, fascinates. Smoldering. Edgy.

Always a pleasure to see Balmain, one of my ultimate favorites.

A view from the runway ~ Avery


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Show Me the Money!


Do you like to have your money where you can see it, like Carrie Bradshaw? These pieces

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These are all DIY, so have at it!


A  view from the penthouse ~ Avery


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Summer Escapade 2014

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My annual Summer tour starts soon, kicking off my Exclusive Jewelry and Accessories line, XO Avery. Styling, creating, and writing as I weave my way around the country.

On the itinerary, cities include:  New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, Tucson, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami.

If you have events, business, or news taking place, let’s meet.!

Leave contact information here or DM my Twitter account  @CelebStylist


A view from the penthouse…  with eyes on the road~ Avery


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Shhhh…Designing Exclusive Pieces for XO, Avery


This is what I’ve been working on for XO, Avery. I’ve started designing interesting and exclusive neck pieces beyond the jewelry line. These are created for the woman who wants to change the look of her favorite LBD or just wants to be chic and fabulous. I saw Barbara Walters’ last show on The View, and wouldn’t you know it, two women showed up with the same dress on stage. UGH! A super easy fix is to always have a Plan B…so you don’t look like an A and turn into a B ;)  These pieces can be your “A” Game, or a Plan B, if necessary. I only make one-of-a-kind, so no one will ask….”who wore it better?”.

These are not online for sale at this time. If you would like to inquire about this line, please email me at:

XO, Avery Exclusive Jewelry and Accessories

“Couture statement pieces for those who strut life’s runway”.



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