Stana Katic

Fall’s Coolest Trend: Oxblood, Bordeaux, or Burgundy

September 13, 2012 at 8:00 am , by

If you’re looking for one item to update your wardrobe for fall, all you need is a little wine. The color, that is. The runways were covered with this rich moody hue and the newest way to wear it is piled on with a mix of tones — just like we showed you in our September fashion feature photographed on the gorgeous Stana Katic, above.

For some more ways to shop the trend, check out these links below.

I love this pleated tie waist dress from Banana Republic. It would be great with sandals now and layered up when it gets chillier.

This lace skirt from Talbots is so elegant.

And check out this oversized clutch from Coach. Leopard and burgundy in one bag? LOVE!

Sweet flats with a metal toe cap from Piperlime would go with everything.

Kenneth Cole has some great skinny jeans in the newest neutral.

And for some really cheap options, try the Limited which has a cool faux leather panel t-shirt for $42.90, a faux leather skirt for $69.90 (in mini or “long“) and this lace-back merino-blend cardigan for only $49.90!

Happy shopping!

Image of Stana Katic by Brooke Nipar. All others from brand websites.

Behind the Scenes: Fall Fashion Feature

August 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm , by

Our photo team always wows me with the cool locations that they find for our shoots and this month’s feature was no exception. When I told them the clothes were sort of cool and dark and moody, they suggested Alder Manor, a broken-down old mansion up in Yonkers. (It didn’t hurt that we had the gorgeous Stana Katic modeling for us, either!)

Several movie crews have used it as a set.  You may remember it from A Beautiful Mind or The Royal Tennenbaums. When we were there, there was a film crew prepping for a shoot inside the mansion so we stuck to the gardens around the house. They were amazing so we didn’t mind!

It was broken and dirty everywhere you looked but it was absolutely stunning. The groundskeeper told us that it was quite the party spot back in its day. Can’t you imagine what it was like when these little shallow pools actually had water in them?

It was pretty easy to find beautiful spaces to shoot including this outside wall of the house. Hey look! There’s Stana!

Meanwhile, back in our van, there were clothes filling the racks and lots of jewelry trays. Stana loves fashion so she had a great time trying things on and accessorizing.

She was also a sweetheart to everyone on set. When she heard our hairstylist, Mitch Barry, was big Castle fan she gladly posed for a picture with him.

Hope you enjoyed our tour of Alder Manor. Be sure to check out our fashion feature with Stana Katic in the September issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, on newsstands now!

Photo of Stana and Mitch by Stana Katic. All other photos by Sue Erneta and Gabrielle Porcaro.