Occasionally on my blog, I'll be visiting stores and picking out some of my favorite things.
I'm kicking it off with St. John boutique at SouthPark mall. I was there last week for an event to meet the store's new manager, Karal Kehres, and I asked them if they would send photos of my five favorite things from the store. Except I couldn't narrow it down so it became my 12 favorite things from the store. Why limit yourself?
St. John, a classic American brand that was founded in 1962 by Marie Gray, a woman who knew what accomplished women wanted to wear, is famous for its knits. Many shoppers don't realize it also offers other luxury fabrics including a liquid satin that feels as divine as its name implies. The fashion house has new owners, but they still consult with the Madam Gray who lives in California where the company is headquartered. She approves of their vision of updating the brand for the new modern woman who, in keeping with her philosophy, wants to look polished and successful wherever she goes.
Venetian red jacket - $1,795.
Venetian red skirt with fringe - $695.
Color block zip front cape cardigan - $895.
Crepe dress with ruffles - $795.
Liquid crepe gown with silk organza rosettes - $1,995.
Silk floral print dress with cap sleeves and beaded embroidery - $1,295.
Hand beaded jacket with sequins - $1,695.
Nappa leather peplum jacket - $2,395.
Silk charmeuse tiger print dress - $995.
Lace scalloped edge cape - $1,395.
Floral print silk dress with caplet - $995.
Wide belt with metal pyramid - $345.