Rich warmth - the natural response to our last editorial, full of blues and grays and cool neutrals. I look to clothing frequently as a source of comfort, power, and inspiration. I mean that in an intellectual way, but also in a very practical, literal sense. If I wake up in the morning feeling unsure of myself, nervous or anxious, I very consciously choose clothing that makes me feel more confident or secure. There is nothing quite like the embrace of a thick, protective turtleneck to make me feel at ease.
In recent weeks - especially as the holidays approach and the colors and scents of fall are everywhere - I have been reaching for pieces that are warm, luscious and cozy. This time of year is my absolute favorite, and I relish getting dressed in clothing that lets me fully enjoy the season. High necks, lots of texture, rusts, camels and merlots - I love it all.
Laura Lea wears the Sullivan Sweater in Camel, the Vera Slip Dress in Rust, the Margaret Turtleneck in Stone and Terracotta, the Georgia Midi in Rust, the Clyde Pant in Copper, the Wool Beanie in Stone, and the Suzi Boot in Nude and Merlot.
Photography by Chelsea O'Leary for Elizabeth Suzann.