Welcome to our second instalment of Fashion Office! We've teamed up with our amazingly talented friends at The Coveteur to give you a behind-the-scenes peek into the offices of some of the fashion world's most exciting companies. This time around, we're so delighted to feature Renee Barletta, Vice President of Public Relations at KCD.
"I love a tweedy jacket, but this one is my all time favourite; it's Marc Jacobs from a few seasons ago. Marc's jackets are totally timeless. What I love about this one is that it is very ladylike, but has a touch of edge with the chain-trim detail. I love the textures on this bag, it's python and suede with a chain strap, I have a lot of bags but this one is in constant rotation. Even my 5-year-old daughter Frankie covets this one, she's always insisting on borrowing it! The sky-high loafer (Marc by Marc F/12) is my new obsession, I couldn't wait for fall to wear them."
"I have tons of family photos, photos from my favourite fashion shows and ad campaigns that I love, photos of my horse and riding...it's a collection of all the things I love and I am always adding and editing. The bag is from Chloe, it's called the Elsie and it's updated every season in awesome colours and chic fabrications, I love this one in vermillion orange from their Resort 12 collection."
"The leather photo clutch was a gift from the Marc Jacobs team after I had my daughter Frankie and it is filled with all my favourite family photos. One of the best things about my job is working with people who constantly inspire you. I was a huge fan even before I started at KCD, so working on his shows (MJ/Marc By MJ) in New York each season is always a highlight. The clothes, set, music...the whole energy is totally inspiring every season."
"Peter [Som] collaborated with Charlotte Olympia for his F/W 11 shoes. The colour combinations and textures...leather, satin and patent are killer...it's lady meets punk."
"The Isabel Marant sneakers are a wardrobe essential, they have a secret platform built in, so they give you a little lift and are super comfortable. I have them in black but totally eyeing up the colour blocked ones for fall...you can never have too many. The jacket is Chloe from the F/W '11 collection."
Chloe bags, all in a row.
"I have tons of stationary on my desk, I love writing and receiving hand-written notes. I often plaster my mood board with some of my favourite cards/notes that I have received over the years."
Lookbooks from some of KCD's clients, including Mulberry, Carven, and Victoria's Secret.
"This is from Peter's Resort '12 collection. I love Peter's sense of colour and he is the mix master. This combination is heaven, he was inspired by the tropics and this blue is as deep as the Caribbean!"