L-R: Julie Haus, me, Gigi Burris

{Dress: gifted Julie Haus, Belt: Alexander MQueen, Jacket: Ralph Lauren}


{Gigi Burris Collection}

{Julie Haus Collection}

Yesterday I headed down to SoHo to view the Spring/Summer collections from the talented Julie Haus and Gigi Burris at Haus’ boutique on Broome Street.  It was a lovely afternoon with great clothes, champagne and chapeaux.

After the royal wedding and Kentucky Derby, hats are on everyone’s mind.  If you are dying to try out this growing trend, there isn’t a chicer brand to get your collection started than downtown it girl, Gigi Burris’ line.  Her creations have topped Lady Gaga and Rihanna and are now more accessible than ever.  You can shop the line at Screaming Mimi’s, Julie Haus, and www.gigiburris.com.

Well, now that you have a tip top accessory, you need the perfect outfit to go with it.  Look no farther than Julie Haus.  Julie happens to be a dear friend of mine from my childhood in Texas, but my affinity for her line has nothing to do with personal bias.  The intricate details and impeccable tailoring of her collection make her a favorite among stylish celebrities including Leighton Meester and Molly Sims.  If you are in the area, stop by her boutique and you just might find her there styling customers.