As we all know, one of the tricky parts of shopping online is divining whether the piece in question will in fact be great once in your hands and on your body. Sometimes though you just know, like when I first saw a picture of Veronica Beard's perfect signature blazer a few years ago. Thus, I was quite excited when, a few months ago I got word that the creators of said perfection, New York based sisters-in-laws Veronica Miel Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard, were going to be in LA and wanted to get together. We met for a drink at Sunset Tower, and I was inspired! These are two accomplished (and ridiculously pretty) women who over the last three years have have built a ready to wear line (best known for its jackets with cleverly removable dickies) that has earned a CFDA nomination, plus on top of all that goodness have eight children between them! Mainly boys! I saw "The Veronicas" at their office/design studio (see below) in New York last month and their spring and pre-fall collections continue to impress. Among the pieces, I'm coveting are this jacket, this top and this dress. Also, below are some of my favorite looks from spring.
Photo: Claiborne Swanson Frank (top pic)