Sally LaPointe — Spring Cleaning Anyone?!?

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For Spring 2015, Sally LaPointe thought about the idea of spring cleaning — approaching the season by cleaning the visual palate. The result, a fresh, confident, and committed collection. And the looks were really just that — clean lines, crisp feel, and so chic!


LaPointe describes the collection as being “void of confusion and excess. It is boiled down to only core essentials. The act of stripping away reveals a sense of confidence and ease in the clothing.” With this there is a clear focus on each look being very cool and with a high luxury vibe. LaPointe has applied her traditional powerfully feminine, linear aesthetic to relaxed silhouettes, which even further aides in delivering this clear and focused message and point of view for her S/S 2015 collection!


This collection has a lot to offer and takes one on a fashion-filled journey —

easy going silhouettes and separates


lower hemlines on full-cut trousers


carefully draped tops, and some even cropped!


The color palette goes with the relaxed, chic, and easygoing vibe of the overall collection in that of cool hues and tones. As seen above, there is tons of black and optic white, but also varying shades of purple, i.e. magenta & lavender;


and blush.


Stand-out featured pieces for the collection include sculpted dresses in techno jersey


and artisanal knits with ostrich feather accents.


Feathers are featured on several key dresses, furthering the concept of a fresh start. Lapointe considers them as uplifting and symbolic of a higher power. The feather-work is translated into oversized graphic prints. Images of feathers were magnified, producing a painterly effect. Key fabrications include lightweight bonded silk, double-faced jersey, printed chiffon, pebbled leather, and silk gazaar.



LaPointe adds, “The idea of letting go was my focus this season. I wanted to deliver a collection that was clear and concise, amplifying the power and conviction of the clothes.” This collection didn’t have a lot of fuss; it was the clothes, the garments themselves, that did all of the talking. And I loved this collection and what it had to say. The pieces were well made, high quality, very luxurious, and versatile. Kudos and high marks from Fashion Nexus to Sally LaPointe!




The beauty, make-up look was very clean, very fresh, to keep in line with the underlying theme of the collection — lightly bronzed cheeks, light coral lip, and lavender eyes.


There were some amazing accessories that were also a part of this show, from coordinating handbags/totes to exquisite silver belts.



Special guests in attendance —




  • May Kwok, DJ & downtown NYC fashion figure





  • Athena Calderone, lifestyle blogger, Eye Swoon



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Sally Lapointe — Stunning Looks, Versatility to the Max!

“There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out, but I’m too tough for him. I say, stay in there, I’m not going to let anybody see you. There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out, but I pour whiskey on him & inhale cigarette smoke and the whores and the bartenders and the grocery clerks never know that he’s in there…..”  — Charles Bukowski

_ON_0454.450x675These are just a few poetic words Sally LaPointe shared in conjunction with the release of her Fall 2014 collection. My words and thoughts, though not quite as eloquent & free flowing, are just that the collection was quite stunning; it had so much to offer. The individual looks are pretty special, but so are some of the details for each look, you gotta love the attention to detail — the clutches, the jewelry, the hair, the make-up, the turtlenecks, the fur, lambskin, the textures, the fabrics, and updated peplum!

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Ink Mohair double-breasted coat, ink ombre goat hair top, & steel blue silk wool Shantung trapeze skirt        _ON_0003.450x675Black cashmere wool & Silver Fox turtleneck sweater, & black lambskin & Viscose stretch crepe pencil skirt


Cognac cashmere wool & Golden Fox turtleneck sweater, & cognac lambskin pencil skirt             _ON_0099.450x675Cognac cashmere wool & Golden Fox sleeveless turtleneck sweater, & black double faced Georgette tuxedo trousers


Black Silver Fox & wool jacket, & black double faced Georgette skirted tuxedo trouser              _ON_0022.450x675Natural Arctic marble Frost Fox & wool jacket, ivory silk wool Shantung shell top, & ivory silk wool Shantung trapeze skirt

_ON_0182.450x675Ice Silver Fox jacket with hand beaded appliques & Ice wool trapeze dress

Thinking back to the words of Bukowski, the words bring a lovely & interesting aspect to this collection, and that is the Bluebird print. You see it in skirtform and in eveningwear. It brings more pops of color. And it definitely creates looks of chic elegance.


Black cashmere wool sleeveless turtleneck sweater & ivory silk wool Degrade skirt with Bluebird print            _ON_0373.450x675Black silk wool Degrade pleated bustier gown with Bluebird print

_ON_0387.450x675Black wool top & black silk wool Degrade trapeze skirt with Bluebird print

Another great element seen throughout this collection is an updated or more modern peplum — not at the waist and on a skirt, but the pleat being on the top or the bodice. The trend is seen in several different looks — paired with fitted pencil skirts, Georgette trousers, and even in eveningwear looks. I see that the pleats or peplum look even created a new and perfect LBD!


Ink duchess satin trapeze gown               _ON_0036.450x675Ivory silk wool Shantung pleated bustier & pocket trousers


Black viscose stretch crepe pleated top, gunmetal & black hand beaded organza & viscoce stretch crepe pencil skirt             _ON_0212.450x675Steel blue silk wool Shantung pleated bustier & pocket trousers


Black viscose stretch crepe pleated dress                 _ON_0343.450x675Ivory silk wool Shantung trapeze gown


Black silk wool Degrade pleated bustier dress          _ON_0122.450x675Black silk wool Degrade pleated bustier & trapeze skirt

There is a lot of great outerwear in this collection, sometimes with the fox fur, but there is nothing wrong with minimalism in a long wool coat. This is especially so when it tops off some great casual looks that give this collection even more versatility.


ce wool double-breasted coat w/ hand-beaded appliques, ivory lambskin bustier, & ivory double-faced Georgette trousers


ICamel wool double-breasted coat, black wool shell top, and citrine double-faced Georgette tuxedo trousers

_ON_0054.450x675Black wool & lambskin double-breasted coat w/ hand beaded appliques, black Silver Fox bustier, black double-faced wool jersey & lambskin pocket trousers

There are a few different vibes that this collection gives off, which is great when you want your collection to reach different women. Some of the pieces are just super sexy, but still in a reserved way — so super sexy, not super slutty!


Gunmetal & black hand-beaded organza top, & black double-faced wool jersey pocket trousers


Gunmetal & black hand-beaded organza dress

_ON_0316.450x675Black silk wool Degrade gown with hand-beaded appliques

There looks for more of NYC streetwear style or a casual vibe as well — oversized sweaters, turtlenecks, sweater tanks, & more!


_ON_0071.450x675There are some pretty bad-ass looks in this collection as well, looks that embody strength and a tough vibe. You can most see these characteristics in the structured outwear jackets.


Black Amazon Pirarucu fish skin bomber jacket, and black lambskin and viscose stretch crepe skirt.


Ivory Amazon Pirarucu fish skin bomber jacket & ivory double-faced Georgette tuxedo trouser


Gunmetal and black hand-beaded wool bomber jacket, and black double-faced Georgette skirted trousers


Ivory & aluminum lurex Chenille bomber jacket, black cashmere wool sleeveless turtleneck sweater, & black double-faced Georgette tuxedo trousers.

Before getting to my shout-outs for all who took part in this amazing show, check out some of the gorgeous images of the various beauty & hair looks for some of the looks!

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GIO-DIEV-for-Sally-LaPointe-Fall-2014-NYFW-show-2LaPointe has done a tremendously great job with this collection. It will no doubt add to her continued success, from graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design to starting her own label in 2006. You can shop for Sally LaPointe pieces at many luxury boutiques and retailers, such as Bergdorfs. Here are just a few of her major successes & feats thus far:

Her featured press publications are also pretty acclaimed — NY Times, Interview, Nylon, WWD, Glamour, Elle, Flaunt, & Paper Mag.