Andy Butler is a lifelong boater and Vice Flotilla Commander of Flotilla 65 in Fairhaven MA (the largest flotilla in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary). Andy is also District Staff Officer for vessel safety checks, and commodore’s aide in the first northern Division. He has his professional 50 ton captains license and has both sailed transatlantic and fished commercially for tuna in the Northeast canyons for 20 years.
What can we expect this fall? WILD. Think: Animal print – cheetah.
Still blossoming, floral is a trend that keeps growing, and corduroy has made a comeback…now that makes me feel old…
As for Autumn’s evening directive? Shine bright like a diamond…A lot of top to toe sparkle…
For retail shoppers, it’s experience, experience, experience: stores stripped back to gallery-esq bareness, DJ’s DJ-ing (I just spent two days trawling Maison et Object in Paris, a lot of DJ’s were DJ-ing in furniture booths there!), velvet sofas, houseplants, ceramics, coffee table books on coffee tables, drinks being served .. ultimately a lot more socializing than shopping...
Regardless, my top picks for Fall Essentials, 2017:
Cross body cartridge bags, with thick canvas straps…how lucky I just designed one….Burgundy and Black.
HAT ATTACK hat in oatmeal…hand-crafted, cut, sewn, and trimmed by those dedicated to preserving the craft of traditional hat-making..
Ralph Lauren Fisherman’s sweater, navy blue white stripes cotton cashmere – a classic
Monogrammed phone case from Willow of London
Converse high tops in denim blue – for a style you can rely on
Onslow tortoise shell sunglasses from Finlay & Co. – cheeky style w/small rounded lenses and slender frame inspired by spectacles from the 1930s; handcrafted
India Hicks, an author, model, entrepreneur, TV personality, is best known for her eponymous lifestyle brand. The daughter of famed designer David Hicks, India comes from both British and design royalty.