Viennese Waltz

W’s fashion market and accessories director is on the hunt for what’s next.

Valentino Fringe Ensemble
Photographer: Arno Frugier Stylist: Lindsey Frugier

From the dark florals at Alexander McQueen and Nina Ricci to the poetic fringe at Lanvin and Valentino, the fall collections have a rich, bohemian vibe. And as I plan my trip to Paris and Milan this month for the next round of fashion shows, I find myself gravitating toward that look. A fringed skirt, an embroidered coat, and a pair of snakeskin boots are perfectly suited to the romance of Europe in the autumn. I’ve long wanted to visit Vienna and, wardrobe-wise, this might be the time. I can’t think of a better outfit in which to sip mulled wine and stroll along the Danube.

Photos: Viennese Waltz

Valentino coat, $5,990, turtleneck, $1,650, skirt, $4,690, and belt, $5,890, Valentino, New York, 212.772.6969; Valentino Garavani bag, $2,945, and shoes, $795, Valentino, New York, 212.772.6969; Eva Fehren gold and diamond rings, $4,345 and $2,530, and gold rings, $1,450 and $700, Barneys New York, New York, 212.826.8900.

Photographer: Arno Frugier Stylist: Lindsey Frugier

Kohlmarkt and Hofburg Palace, Vienna. Photograph by Corbis.

Vita Fede bracelets, $375–$465,

Dolce & Gabbana dress, $5,995, dolcegabbana .com.

Creatures of the Wind jacket, $1,495, Ikram, Chicago, 312.587.1000.

Gucci boots, $3,350,

Louis Vuitton bag, $4,400,

Nina Ricci top, $2,135,

Nina Ricci skirt, $1,590,

Tory Burch pullover, $595,

Eddie Borgo earrings, $160, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, 212.753.7300. Jack Vartanian gold and diamond earrings, $9,500,