Room at the Top
Looks this season are powerful, rich with textures, and a little seductive.
Terrace at the River Inn may be one of the best-kept secrets in the city. The space has been redesigned by Greg Baudoin into a chic and cozy nook with covered roof and retractable windows, offering yearround views of the river no matter what the unpredictable weather may be. It feels a bit like a really nice grown-up tree house, and it’s the perfect setting for our fashion story highlighting crisp clothing with sharp tailoring and strong lines. Inspired by the glass, metal, and greenery of the area, we mixed up a color palette of black with grey and added brown and gold tones for warmth. Looks this season are powerful, rich with textures, and a little seductive — just like the Terrace.
This look is all about textured layers. Camel Italian wool coat by local designer Elizabeth Holiday of De Novo Style, $585, www.denovostyle.com. Faux fur white vest by Burning Torch, $345; black-and-white knit dress by M Missoni, $345; trio of hammered brass bangles in two different widths by Memphis native Saundra Messinger, $205-$225, all from Kittie Kyle. Necklace, $495; cashmere fingerless gloves by Vince, $115; both from Oak Hall. Goldtone geometric earrings, $15, from Ivory Closet in Harbor Town.
Unexpected color combinations keep things interesting. Silk jumper, $595; supple caramel-colored leather driving gloves, $195; both by Rag & Bone; black ponyhair jacket by J Brand, $1,495; all from Oak Hall. Mednikow watch in 14-karat yellow gold with diamond bezel, sapphire crystal, mother-of-pearl dial, and crocodile strap, by Mednikow, $3,400; petal earrings in 18-karat yellow gold with diamonds, $1,710, and 18-karat yellow gold link chain necklace with baroque pearls and petal drops, $11,440, both designed by Barbara Heinrich. Bracelet in 19-karat yellow gold with diamonds, $8,975; 19-karat yellow gold ring with Venetian glass, $4,550, both designed by Elizabeth Locke all from Mednikow.
Leather mixes well with tweed and velvet. Blazer, $895; pants, $895; both by Malene Birger. Fog quartz and pearl necklace, $495; navy and burgundy velvet purse, $395; Three Dots T-shirt, $55; suede booties by Stuart Weitzman, $385; all from Joseph in Laurelwood.
Karl Freidrich, general manager of River Inn
Lewis Holland, Terrace at River Inn
Marcell, manager and head mixologist of Terrace at River Inn
Greg Baudoin, partner Ray & Baudoin
Sara Harrison, wardrobe and production assistant
Lucy Hadskey, hairstylist from Secret Services Salon
Kendrick Simpson, makeup artist
Emma Swales, photography intern
Michelle Robinson from COLORS Agency
Suzi Reuter, digital artist