Pampered by a Personal Stylist….



Greenwich Avenue, the ever evolving Rodeo Drive of the  North East has a new heavy weight for your wardrobe!  Rising above competitive collections and nestled in the center of the Ave in a second floor studio is the new Carlisle/Per Se Showroom. At the helm of this style ship is the wonderful and keen eyed Anne Friday who can quickly size up your shape and best assets. Like a magician, Anne works her magic,  pulling from two exclusive collections to give you a head to toe look that puts your best foot forward. As if direct and honest advise about how you look isn’t luxury enough, the showroom makes you right at home with something to sip and a dish of high design.  Anne has put together ann amazing looks for me to debut the night of the Young Collectors debut at Beacon Hill of Greenwich. It will be my own little runway!!!

While she styles, Anne offers her own season tips. Her word to the wise is to  invest in the must-have mix-of-the-moment new staples. Keep it sexy, scene-stealing and incredibly glamorous Start by making a hit list of what’s hot. Check it twice or cheat off the fabulous stylist herself. Below is Anne’s top five!


Feathers are having a major moment. They invoke pure fantasy with a twist of insider chic. It easily mixes to into your own closet providing a new harmony of texture, taper and tonal surprise. Check out the over-the-top, after-hours suit in black duchess satin skirt—the hem hand-stitched with a frenzy of ostrich feathers—topped with the ultimate cover-up—a faille-over-duchess satin mock-layered jacket caught with a frog closure. A collector’s piece that’s all soft, rich beauty is mink-colored silk georgette skirt lavished with row-upon-row of autumn-hued pheasant feathers.

A Feather in the Cap or on the Clothes!
A Feather in the Cap or on the Clothes!

Precious metals are de rigueur. Amped-up with lustrous patinas for a whole new dimension of glamour and glee jumping on the Gold Rush could bring a new dynamic to your closet! Standouts from Per Se include iridescent collages of metals in a dramatic jacket and origami-pleated skirt; gold-leaf glazed techno jacket to dress up or down; white blouse with a high-shine silver ‘necklace’ to whisk on or off; chainmail-embossed satchel like liquid mercury; snakeskin-embossed Roman gold leather belt; beaded minaudiere.

Gold Rush!
Gold Rush!


No-holds-barred glamour is back! Cocktail dresses are strictly A-list and Per Se designs for maximum impact.  The details to-die-for is Vintage Hollywood influenced with a dress with silver fox sleeves with bias-pleating on a sensuous column of lustrous black matte satin. High drama is also achieved with an iridescent plum silk twill one-shoulder with bejeweled sash and a spot-on ultra-sophisticated champagne silk satin dress with ribbon-over-ruffle and appliquéd cutouts.

Go Glam Girl!
Go Glam Girl


Atelier designs are the finds of the season influenced by the concept that style is high art. Detailed as if each piece is one-of-a-kind, the collection lets you wrap yourself in a black milano stitch cardigan embellished with rivulets of ruffled tiers. Or, step into the most sublime skirts: a metallic collage mock wrap with artfully formed and folded origami pleats; a black stretch wool pencil with a double layer of ruffles suspended from gold metal bars at the hem; a winter white/black tweed exquisitely draped with overlapping tiers.

Dressing is an Art!
Dressing is an Art!

Fabulous face-framing collars are big news.  The wider, slouchier, more oversized, the better! The neck is romanced and the face framed in this trend. Volume is recreated in a fantastic turtle draped to move in a new way; a knit cape enveloped in a huge ribknit crossover; a pop green sweater draped with a supersoft cowl. Jackets that are pure drama to begin with sport the colossal spread, convertible and stand collars that are signatures of the season.

Neck & Neck to the Finish!
Neck & Neck to the Finish!

To make an appointment at the Greenwich showroom women can
call (203) 422-2464 or send an email to


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