Q&A with Jill Fairchild

We were excited to catch up with Jill Fairchild, for Fairchild|Baldwin, before their trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th. Here is what she shared with us about their beautiful collection!

What three words best describe your line?
Classic, contemporary, luxury

What has been your inspiration this season?
We are inspired by everything: architecture, blasts from the past, or simply beautiful colors that we see in everything from landscapes to food.

What is your favorite piece from your collection and why?
We have two! The Fairchild|Baldwin Rucksack – it’s designed to last forever, yet to be versatile and super-functional for the modern woman on the go, and the Fairchild Baldwin Mini Bella – a contemporary design based off a classic foundation.

How do you view your personal style?
Classic with a twist. Our wardrobe foundation consists of timeless classics finished off with the perfect accessory.

Do you have recommendations on styling items from your collection?
Wear it with everything. Dress it up or dress it down. Our rule is to design collections that are universally versatile.

If you could provide one piece of fashion advice, what would it be?
Base the foundations of your wardrobe off the classics and build your finale off your accessories. And most importantly don’t be a slave to trends – they are always fleeting.

Find the perfect accessory for spring – visit the store this weekend to shop Fairchild|Baldwin‘s fabulous collection!

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