Rae Ann Groves took the reigns at Silkworm in Essex a year ago, and has made it her own. While the shop stocks a stable of tried and true designers (Yoana Baraschi, Theory, Gerard Darell, Milly, Lily Pulitzer), she’s introduced some new lines that give it her own spin. Head over for Minnie Rose’s oversized cashmere cocoon sweaters, layering tees by Only Hearts and Nicole Miller’s perfect fit cocktail dresses.
If you’re tempted by the leather pants trend but can’t quite take the plunge, your answer is here: J. Brand’s black denim with a leather finish ($215). This fall, Rae Ann introduces Bell (pictured), a fresh collection of double knit jacquard A-line dresses with the feel of this year’s runway collections for a fraction of the cost.
Newsflash! Silkworm comes to you: Rae Ann will comb through your closet, “merchandise” your current wardrobe into wearable outfits and recommend a few seasonal pieces to enhance what you’ve already got. Two hour, in-home visit is $100 for e-list readers. Call for an appointment: 860.767.1298.