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Finishing School

Autumn’s ultrapolished look elegantly pairs mid-century, ladylike silhouettes with luxe, understated accessories.

September 2013

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STRAIGHT A’s
Stella McCartney dress ($1,360), Neiman Marcus, 3030 E. First Ave.,303-329-2600, neimanmarcus.com. Bottega Veneta clutch ($1,920) and Céline cuff ($650), both Max, 264 Detroit St., 303-321-4949, maxclothing.com. Manolo Blahnik pumps ($695), Nordstrom, multiple locations, shop.nordstrom.com.


BOOK SMART
Stella McCartney sweatshirt ($820), pants ($665), and Oscar de la Renta earrings ($290), all Neiman Marcus. Vanessa Bruno tuxedo shirt ($395), Lawrence Covell, 225 Steele St., 303-320-1023, lawrencecovell.com. Manolo Blahnik pumps ($595), Nordstrom.


HEAD OF THE CLASS
Erdem blouse ($1,040), pants ($1,540), and Céline pumps ($640), all Max. Marcia Moran ring ($165), Garbarini, 239 Detroit St., 303-333-8686, garbarinishop.com.

 

HALL PASS
Bottega Veneta dress ($1,900) and Céline Edge handbag ($3,450), both Max. Lizzie Fortunato Birds of Paradise necklace ($678), Goldyn, 2040 W. 30th Ave., 720-489-0580, shopgoldyn.com.


THE THINKER
Veronica Beard blouse ($545), Lawrence Covell. Norma Ishak neck warmer ($275), normaishak.com. Bottega Veneta minaudière ($2,200), Max.


SETTING THE CURVE
Valentino lace blouse ($1,980), Dolce & Gabbana top ($675), and Dina Mackney ring ($380), all Neiman Marcus. Marni skirt ($550) and Manolo Blahnik pumps ($595), both Nordstrom.


IVY LEAGUE
Erdem dress ($2,945), Max.


SCHOOL'S OUT
Valentino trench coat ($3,490) and Lanvin pumps ($995), both Neiman Marcus. Salvatore Ferragamo mini bag ($650), Nordstrom.


Hair: Charlie Price
Makeup: Katelyn Simkins for Make Up Store
Manicure: Tootsies, The Nail Shoppe
Model: Cindy Yan, Wilhelmina Denver
Fashion Assistant: Tanner Mark Brown
Location: East High School