Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Barlow, and Mike & Chris Fall Preview

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Twelfth Street Fall Shoes and Bags.

I’ve become a bit backlogged with posts after spending 5 days out of town with out internet during Easter week. One of the most exciting events I attended prior to my break from technology was the Fall 2010 Collection preview at the Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Barlow, and Mike & Chris showroom in midtown.

Back in February, I previewed the gorgeous summer collections. This time around, I found even more exciting pieces for fall that transition the best summer pieces into cold weather looks. Including LOTS of over-sized sweaters and leather jackets—two of my favorite things!

BARLOW:
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Barlow,The Greyest Ghost,Fall 2010

The Fall Barlow once again features great leather jackets and skirts, crop tops, and super soft tees that are a mix of sporty and biker chick. Some of my favorite pieces:

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
You can never go wrong with a moto jacket.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Grandpa’s favorite sweater, updated for modern times.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Crop top, perfect for layering.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Summer’s super soft asymmetrical cardigans are back for fall!

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Two tone, mixed media pencil skirt.

Nearly everything in the fall Barlow collection was made to be layered. To me, that’s the best part. Items can be worn alone as luxe basics, or together to create

Some examples of the full looks (and more items I liked but didn’t get a chance to photograph):
Barlow,The Greyest Ghost,Fall 2010

Barlow,The Greyest Ghost,Fall 2010

MIKE & CHRIS:
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12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost

Recently relaunched line Mike & Chris is back, and better than ever. Prices have been lowered a bit, but the aesthetic remains the same, with plenty of sweaters, leather jackets, hoodies, and leather jacket/hoodie combos to appease everyone.

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Animal prints, and deconstructed sweaters.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
I’m dying for a grey leather jacket!

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Fishnet inspired sweater with front pockets.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Khaki and leather jacket.

In the lookbook:
Mike & Chris,The Greyest Ghost

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Another great moto style jacket!

Mike & Chris,The Greyest Ghost

I didn’t get a good shot of this jacket, but it was another favorite of mine:
Mike & Chris,The Greyest Ghost
Love the studded details!

I was pretty impressed with the new Mike & Chris. Just like Barlow, it makes me want to own a different jacket for every day of the week!

Bonus: It looks like online shopping coming is soon!

TWELFTH STREET BY CYNTHIA VINCENT:
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I’ve saved the largest collection for last! Twelfth Street’s fall line impressed me with glittery embellishments, and (more!) cocoon like sweaters.

The best thing about these sweaters/cardigans: most styles come in multiple colors!
12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Also available in black!

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Patterned cocoon cardigan.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
One of my hands down favorites. This sweater is also extra long!

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Me, hiding behind a rack of said sweaters.

As for the dresses, there are some light sundress styles that can be worn in both warm and cold months with some creative layering.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Mesh insets!

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost
This dress is adorable and bright.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost
Pink chiffon shirt.

There are also a lot of holiday party appropriate dresses:

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Blue velvet.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Another favorite.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & christ,The Greyest Ghost
Great detail.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost
Sparkle tunic.

With plenty more sparkly shirts to choose from:
12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost

Last but not least, Twelfth Street shoes and bags:

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost
Perforated and studded clutches.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost
Matching studded boots!

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost
Clog-booties.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost

Like the sweaters, most of the shoes and boots are available in multiple colors. Great for those of us who like to buy their favorite things in more than one color!
12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost

My favorites:
12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost
Perforated booties.

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost
Strappy wedges. These are the kind of shoes that make me curse the day I dislocated my knee, forcing me to wear flats for life!

12th street,cynthia vincent,barlow,mike & chris,The Greyest Ghost
Slouchy braided bag.

I saw so many great pieces! Definitely considering curbing my “fast fashion” shopping, and saving up for a few statement fall pieces, like a nice leather jacket, and slouchy sweater instead. Honestly, there wasn’t a single piece in any of the three collections I wouldn’t wear! Hope you all like it just as much as I do.

Thanks again to Angela at the Twelfth Street, Barlow, and Mike & Chris showroom for inviting me to preview the collections!

2 thoughts on “Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Barlow, and Mike & Chris Fall Preview

  1. OOoh I love all of the Barlow pieces. And I noticed that M&C had lower price points lately too–I’m tempted to add that studded leather piece to my wardrobe this fall…

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