What to Wear: The Insider’s Guide to Fall Fashion


With September fully underway, and Fashion Week upon us, it’s high time to look ahead to the next season. From polka dot pajamas to Tom Ford fur, four fashion-world insiders share their inspirations and must-have items.


Caroline Issa, Tank Magazine‘s executive fashion editor


(From left): Lanvin, fall 2012; Miu Miu, fall 2012; Altuzarra, fall 2012


(From top left, clockwise): Myriam Schaefer bag; Monique Pean 18k recycled rose gold, fossilized woolly mammoth, and black spinel earrings, $1,540,; Tom Ford leather boots, $2,290, Tom Ford, New York, 212.359.0300.; Roger Vivier satin sandal, $1,195, Roger Vivier, New York, 212.861.5371.; Jimmy choo pink suede heels, $1,995,


“LV Yayoi Kusama polka-dot silk PJs!”

(From upper left, clockwise): Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama silk pajama top, $1,210, and silk pajama pants, $1,130, at select Louis Vuitton stores,; Equipment silk blouse, $268,; Carven tapestry dress, $1,110,; J. Crew cashmere sweater, $188,; Altuzarra wool peacot, $3,270, Barneys New York, 212.826.8900.


“My skincare regimen is pretty simple: cleanse and moisturize. And drink lots of water!”

(From top center, clockwise): By Kilian perfume, about $220,; Dolce & Gabbana classic cream lipstick in Fire, $30,; Vaishaly skincare line,; Korres Deep Colour blue mascara, $18,; Davines OI/OIL absolute beautifying potion,


Lisa Marie Fernandez, designer


“If I could add anything to my closet from the shows, it would be something impossibly chic and red from Jil Sander, and a viciously expensive Hermes cape or poncho. But I also absolutely love the direction Valentino has taken.”

(From left to right): Valentino fall 2012, Jil Sander fall 2012, Hermes fall 2012


“One of my favorite shoes right is a pointy pump.”

(From top, clockwise): Coach Satchel, $398,; 18k yellow gold Cartier Bracelet, $6,250,; Giavanti Rossi Tassel Pump, $650, Barney’s,


“Last fall, I was very into wearing my own collection of ponchos and cape coats. So I already have a small collection, but I would love to have a new Hermes one.”

Hermes fall 2012


“My skin care regimen is very simple and I use mainly chemical free products.”

(From top left, clockwise): Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady. $325,; Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du Regard Crayon Yeux Haute Tenue #1 eyeliner. $29,; Yves Saint Laurent Dare to Glow. $52,; Dr. Alkaitis Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil. $80,; NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara. $25,; Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream for all skin conditions. $26.95,; Clarins Body Treatment Oil “Tonic.” $54,


Marie Amelie Sauve, stylist


“Balenciaga’s Future Chic.”

Balenciaga fall 2012


(From top, clockwise): Celine Clutch, $2100, By George, Austin, 512.472.5951; Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière crocodile and calfskin lace-up pumps, $5,250, similar styles available at Balenciaga, New York, 212.206.0872.; Repossi pink gold ring, price upon request,


(From left to right): Junya Watanabe look 37 fall 2012; Junya Watanabe look 16 fall 2012; Balenciaga knit look 18 fall 2012; Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière wool sweater, $1,995, Balenciaga, Los Angeles, 310.854.0057.



(From top left, clockwise): Romance Ralph Lauren, $82,; Bobbi Brown pink truffle 8 rouge, $25,; Lipsmart, $30,; Le Sérum L’or de vie, $395,; La Chasse Aux Papillon by L’Artisan Parfumeur, $145,


Ramya Giangola, founder of Gogoluxe


“Altuzarra’s Gypsy Chic.”

Altuzarra fall 2012


(From left, clockwise): Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra boots, $1,674,; Edie Parker acrylic clutch, $1,395, Bergdorf Goodman, 212.753.7300.; Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière bootie, $1,375, similar styles available at


(From left, clockwise): Celine fall 2012; Equipment cashmere sweater, $258,; Proenza fall 2012; Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière mixed muslin lame skirt, $2,850, Balenciaga, 212.206.0872.


(From top left, clockwise): Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady. $325,; Dr. Hauschka almond cream, $39.95,; Terry Ombre Eyeshadow, $43,; RMS Beauty Oil, $74,; Acure Products,