Ann: The question isn’t “Where would you wear this ensemble?” it’s “Where wouldn’t you wear this it?” (well, maybe the beach, but you know what I mean). Julie: Right, not the beach or a Grateful Dead concert, not that we can go to them anymore for all the obvious reasons. The Willard dress is a classic midnight navy sheath that is indispensable in your wardrobe. The Gaston jacket is a petite chef d’oeuvre: gorgeous textured soft fabric that wraps to your form but features the structured collar to give it a little authority. As an ensemble, it is perfect for office to evening, luncheon or dinner, high celebration or intimate reception. The jacket on it’s own works back to full silk pants in navy or ivory, or with a pair of dark denim jeans for that polished on the go look. It’s not even Spring and I’ve worn the jacket several times. Just not to the beach.
The Willard Dress
The landmark Willard hotel, ideally located within one block of the White House, has hosted every President since it was built in 1863 and is the site of both stylish dinners and historic diplomatic meetings. We created our Willard Dress in the spirit of this noble beaux arts building – its timeless design ensures that you will look polished and chic from an early morning meeting to a late evening client dinner. The Willard is an elegant, sleeveless sheath with a twist: the neckline features an open v-notch that adds spice to the classic design. The bodice is fitted with a gentle ease through the hips, ending at mid-knee. The Willard is a perfect companion to the Gaston Jacket. Navy Shell: 100% Crepe Satin-Back Polyester, Lining: 100% Rayon Dry Clean Only $295
The Gaston Jacket
Gaston Hall, located in the Healy Building on Georgetown campus, has been host to musicians, artists and national and international dignitaries since the turn of the last century. The Gaston Jacket is an essential piece for all the stately events you attend, whether you are participating in a panel on Middle Eastern politics or listening to an a cappela group. The feminine elegance of the Gaston Jacket is captured in its soft lines with a self-wrap belt that cinches you in at the natural waist. It has a full, open collar that you can flip up or lay flat, wrist length sleeves and hip length hem. The fabric is astonishingly leightweight, making it an ideal warm-weather jacket. During the work week, throw it on over a sleeveless sheath dress, or wear with a camisole and fitted or full pants. On the weekend, wear with your jeans and a simple top. Navy Self: 100% Polyester, Lining: 100% Rayon Dry Clean Only $395 Available at Julia Farr