Carrie Colbert
Clifford Carrie Colbert New York Milan fashion weeks March 2015 Look 2 Milan
Photo by © Jose J. Martinez

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.


Carrie Colbert
News, Tootsies, Carrie Colbert, April 2014
Photo by Roswitha Vogler

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.


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