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Everyone has a favorite classic rock song that pops up on the radio and transports you to your younger days. Mine is “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones. Those were heady times Darlings! What fun we had! Mick and those lips! Let’s leave that one for another time, shall we?

When I see images of them now, I’m always struck by how fashionably cool our favorite rock stars of the day dressed. Just look at Jimi Hendrix in those sumptuous velvets, embroidery and satin. Those rock stars made a lasting impact on fashion, creating a beautiful mix of patterns and textures. The energy was sexy and cool.

This fall I want to wrap myself in velvets, brocades, paisleys and stripes! I want to channel my inner Rock Star!

I know what you’re thinking, “But Hildie, I’m too old to go around looking like some rock groupie that never left the tour bus!”

My dear fashionable friends, I’m talking about a look that’s all grown-up. A look that is sleek and luxe. Think Tom Ford meets Marianne Faithfull. Leave the torn jeans and fringe at home for this one. We’re not going to Coachella for goodness sakes!

Let’s start the look with a graphic tee. Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a concert tee from back in the day, and it still fits. If not there are a number of websites that carry vintage band logos and concert tees. Remember, worn with a jacket, it’s only a hint of the design underneath. If you’re not ready to take the rock tee plunge, try a silk or satin shirt in a jewel tone, unbuttoned a bit to show a lace camisole underneat.

When I first spied this sensational blazer I’m wearing, I was reminded of a photo of The Rolling Stones’s late Brian Jones, wearing a striped pant suit. The vibe is very mod and a little rebel which I love. My double breasted blazer is from Banana Republic and adds the right amount of contrast with my concert tee. Choose a jacket with a trim silhouette, a higher arm hole and narrow cut sleeves. Nothing boxy here Darlings! Your mantra should be “What would Tom Ford do?”

My JBrand jeans in a dark rinse keep the look hip and sleek. There is a chicnesss to this look so stay away from a lighter wash or frayed jeans. After all, we want to portray rock royalty my dears! Take it up a notch and try a coated denim to give the look of leather but the comfort of a jean.

The boot of the season is richly textured in gorgeous satin and velvet, featuring jewel tone brocades. My Alexandre Birman Regina boots are perfect for that embellished rock and roll look. There are tons of options this fall. Even Target has a floral brocade boot!

There is a tendency to over accessorize this look so keep them to a minimum. Let your studded belt be your jewelry. Forget a necklace and wear a skinny scarf instead. Now you’re getting the picture! Sleek hair and a smokey eye or a glossy berry lip will complete the look.

So my dear Rock Goddesses, turn up the volume and glam it up! You’ll have every Coachella Girl wondering who that chic and elegant Rock Star is.

Cheers Loves,

XOXO, Hildie

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If you’re on Instagram then more than likely you already know style icon, Hildie Plumpepper, the silver-haired gal on the go. In many ways Hildie is every woman. She wears everything the rest of us would love to wear; can’t afford to wear or have the guts to wear. On Instagram, Hildie Plumpepper is a sensation. We’re familiar with her joie de vivre; the designers she knows; the women who inspire her—and who she inspires—and we love her sense of adventure and fun with fashion. This is Hildie’s first Fashion Blog, and 1010ParkPlace is honored to welcome her!


    • Hi Jen! It’s one of my fave looks and I’m so delighted you like it on Hildie! Rock and roll is always inspiring!

    • Hi Donna! I have to credit my husband for helping me come up with Marianne Faithfull! I love this look too and think women of a certain age look fabulous wearing it! Thank you so much for your lovely comment!
      XOXO Jill Anthony

  1. HILDIE…………..
    Have you been to COACHELLA?
    That’s in MY STATE!I have NEVER been but my SON’s HAVE!!!!!!
    I don’t think much clothing is worn but I could be WRONG!IT’s in the desert and is HOT that time of YEAR!
    VELVET is right up my ALLEY…….ALWAYS HAS BEEN.
    Have YOU seen the VELVET SHOES OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I think YOU must BUY SOME!!!!

    • My Dear Contessa, Hildie I’m sure has been to Coachella to see what all the fuss was about, then promptly left to have cocktails in some fab mid-century house. I have seen all the velvet shoes! Everywhere! They are really having a moment. I think you need to get yourself a pair of some velvet brocade boots! They would be fabulous with animal print! A glam fashion cocktail! As always Darling, thank you!

    • Hi Chuky, my gorgeous Instagram friend! I’m so glad you like my recommendations. I think you could absolutely rock this look! Thanks so much my dear!
      XOXO Jill Anthony

    • Hi Brenda! I’m sure you could have given Hildie some stiff competition at the concert! You are always so put together and chic!
      XOXO Jill Anthony

  2. Hildie, I am channeling you today. Off to a retrospect of Florence Eiseman, the children’s clothing designer. I’m wearing a loose and long red boucle jacket with fat pearl buttons, a graphic tee, dark denim, and wine-colored boots. (Btw, I think graphic tees are going to be the ugly Christmas sweaters of the 2040s. People will collect them from Goodwill. We will look back and wonder what we were thinking. But don’t get me wrong. I LOVE THEM!)

    • Hi Mithra! Your outfit sounds way fab! I adore this look and I think I need some wine-colored boots! You may be right about the graphic tees! I can’t resist a good vintage one! Thank you my dear! I’m so delighted you found Hildie inspiring!
      XOXO Jill Anthony

  3. Hi Nancy! I am so delighted you liked this months Hildie! I am always thrilled to hear that women find her fun and fab! I’ll check out your post too!
    XOXO Jill Anthony

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