Fashion flair highlights fall season for clothing and hair

By: Maria Allard | C&G Newspapers | Published October 9, 2018

 The color hot pink is setting trends this fall as a popular choice for shoes, clothing and accessories.

The color hot pink is setting trends this fall as a popular choice for shoes, clothing and accessories.

Photo provided by Sarah Kreisler, owner of Village Palm

METRO DETROIT — When it comes to the fall fashions of 2018, the hues of hot pink, navy and onyx are setting the styles.

Also fashionable this season are animal prints and floral prints, according to Sarah Kreisler, owner of Village Palm, located at 17131 Kercheval Ave. in Grosse Pointe City.

Village Palm carries a complete line of Lilly Pulitzer for men, women and children and shoes by Shoes by Lilly Pulitzer and Palm Beach Sandal Co. The retailer also stocks accessories; the Sail to Sable women’s clothing brand; Southern Tide for men, boys and ladies; and Draper James, which is actress Reese Witherspoon’s clothing line.

Village Palm is making patrons chic this season with plenty of popular looks featuring sparkly clip dot chiffon tops and dresses. In an email, Kreisler said that ruffles and statement sleeves on tops, sweaters and dresses are trendy for fall. Scarves also are dressing up fashion choices and are being used as ponytail holders, headbands, belts and handbag ties.

“Our prints are always popular, since they are original and unique in the fashion world. They are all hand-painted by talented artists and made into prints. Each print contains a hidden ‘Lilly’ signature,” Kreisler said. “It withstands time. Lilly is quality clothing that lasts through generations. Never goes out of style. We stay on trend, but keep true to our roots — classic and Palm Beach chic with every collection. The designers at Lilly Pulitzer know the trends and incorporate them into wearable classic styles.”

There are four Lilly Pulitzer collections each year, and each collection — and the paintings — are inspired by fashion, seasons, daydreams, brand history and events. The print designers travel the world for inspiration.

“It’s always fresh, but still remains true to our Palm Beach heritage,” Kreisler said.

If you’re looking to stay comfortable while remaining fashionable, the design team at Village Palm has added knit dresses, leggings, stretch denim and cozy cashmeres to the store.

“One of our favorite winter looks is the Mira (Rae) legging or South Ocean skinny jean paired with a reversible twofer and a cozy cashmere cardigan,” Kreisler said. “Our Coolmax sweaters, available in many colors, are also extremely popular.”

Along with looks straight from the fashion runway, several styles for hair also are setting the trends for the fall.

“The wavy curls and hair with body are coming back,” said Susanna Hartman, owner of Leo’s Salon, located at 18228 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Farms. “Beachy waves, Hollywood waves are in. The young girls all want that wave.”

For women, the modified bob hairstyle also is in vogue.

“That’s my favorite cut,” Hartman said. “That cut derives from (figure skater) Dorothy Hamill all the way to long. The bob, you can modify it in all ways. Women of all ages — everyone can wear it. It’s complimentary.”

When trying out a new hairstyle, age, face shape and the thickness and density of the hair should be considered. Tints of pink, blue and green have become a sought-after look for many looking to add a change to their hair color.

Hair extensions also are popular right now, and false eyelashes — prominent in the 1960s — have made a comeback. As for eyebrows, “Thin is out,” Hartman said. Well-groomed eyebrows are setting the tone.

The current hair trend for men is short and cropped.

“Men are more stylish now,” Hartman said. “A lot of beards are trimmed.”

Leo’s Salon offers services including haircuts, color, perms, facials, peels, and wash and sets. The hair salon uses Orlane products. Hartman’s father, Leo Ventimiglia, opened Leo’s Salon nearly 60 years ago in the former Punch and Judy block.

A Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup Workshop will be held 5-7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Village Palm. For more information, visit the website