Heather Dunhill's Fashion IQ | November 2014

Genius looks and loot from Sarasota Magazine fashion editor and style blogger Heather Dunhill.

By Heather Dunhill October 31, 2014

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It’s the Bomber

Separates are king this season, and a must-have head turner is the bomber jacket. You can find it in all sorts of prints, textures and hues; this violet quilted silk version by Rebecca Taylor may be the ultimate bomber. Taylor, whose collection will be on the runway at Wine, Women and Shoes this month, says, “A bomber adds a touch of cool to any casual outfit.” Just keep the styling simple; whether dressed up or down, go easy on the accessories.

Find bombers locally at Michael Kors, Lotus, Eileen Fisher and Macy’s.

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It List

I’m having a bourbon moment of late, especially with Angel’s Envy. Whiskey Advocate calls this speakeasy-worthy rye “dangerously drinkable.” Try it in an old-school whiskey sour at State Street Eating House or buy a bottle—but know there’s a limited number available, so get there first!

Whiskey Sour

2 oz.  Angel’s Envy Rye

1 oz.  heavy simple syrup

1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 egg white

Combine ingredients in shaker, dry shake (20 shakes). Add ice, shake (20 shakes). Strain over ice in rocks glass. Garnish with fresh lemon peel.

Angels Envy Whiskey Sour @ State Street Eating House, $16

Angels Envy Rye @ State Street Package + Lounge, $75

“The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be.” —Bill Cunningham (photographer, The New York Times)

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Well Heeled

Give your look an edge from morning to midnight with these hot heels by Helmut Lang; open toe with banded ankle detail and gunmetal-toned back zipper. The Met, $595.

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If there’s one beauty item you want this season, it’s Trish McEvoy’s Instant Eye Lift—eight hours of sleep in a bottle. A brightener, rather than a concealer, it also plumps fine lines and wrinkles and adds lift. One bit of advice: It’s worth getting a demo in how to apply when you buy. The Met, $38

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