For her first visit to Milan Fashion Week, Houston fashion blogger Carrie Colbert put a lot of thought into what she would wear. Since she was stopping by shoewear designer Giuseppe Zanotti's fall presentation, it was a given that she would build her ensemble around a pair of metal pailletes metallic leather sandals he created. (Colbert and Zanotti became friends when he visited the Saks Fifth Avenue Galleria store a couple of years ago.)
She picked a magenta and pink ombre Burberry Prorsum trench coat, which she had purchased a few years ago at the Burberry London flagship store, and paired it with a similarly shaded Alexander McQueen dress that friend, stylist Joshua Johnson, found for her at Tootsies.
She accessorized the outfit with a pair of red Thierry Lasry sunglasses and Herve Van Der Straeten earrings from Net-a-Porter, a vintage Chanel necklace (which was a gift), and her signature Edie Parker bespoke clutch, with her name "Carrie" spelled out.
Needless to say, she caught the attention of the fashion paparazzi in Milan.
— CLIFFORD PUGH
You would never guess by looking at her that Carrie Colbert is a self-proclaimed "engineering and finance nerd" — at least by day when she clocks in with an oil and gas concern. That buttoned-down persona by day gives way to a flair for fashion at night as was witnessed at the Recipe for Success "Dress for Dinner" benefit at Tootsies.
For the evening, she stepped out in a bold geometric-patterned sheath by Preen, pre-ordered on line from Moda Operandi after she had seen it on the runway. "I am a huge fan of pattern and bright colors, particularly pink, so I loved this dress right away!" she emailed after the party.
She completed the outfit with Jimmy Choo sandals from Neiman Marcus, a cuff by Herve Van Der Straeten that she found on Net-a-Porter and she carried a bespoke clutch by Edie Parker, a birthday gift from her special guy Bob Hogan.