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Get fashion tips and outfit inspiration from Heather King, owner of Argyle Floral Home and Garden, a leading Main Line florist.
King is not only an expert in floral design in her Haverford store, but also in her appearance. Read her tips below to learn her fashion do’s and don’ts.
HIS STYLE: Eclectic, with a classic vintage twist. Always overdressed!
FASHION AWAKENING: I remember going to a vintage store on a school trip to New York and buying my first cocktail dress when I was about 15. I wore it to a school dinner and felt so special.
WARDROBE MUST-HAVE ITEM: Dior high black ankle boots. I spent my entire budget on a dream trip to Paris wearing these boots.
FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP: I love Rachelle Boutique & Designer Consignor in Bryn Mawr. Shelly, the owner, or Jeremy, a salesman, will text me when something amazing happens that they know I’m going to love. I can purchase multiple high-end pieces from Rachelle for the same price I would pay for a single piece from a regular retailer.
FASHION ICON: Recently, Gwyneth Paltrow in the TV series The politician. There is a scene where she tends to her garden in an evening dress. Yes please! I’m stuck in this late 60s early 70s style, when women were sexy without showing it all. I like to leave something to the imagination.
BEST FASHION FIND EVER: Gucci pumps with crystals in the heel that form the G of Gucci. They are amazing.
REFLECTIONS ON AGING: I love her look. I’m proud of what I look like at 47. I look at myself and I think I’m more beautiful than ever.
ESSENTIAL ACCESSORY: A fabulous black belt with a golden frog closure.
MAKEUP TIP EVERY WOMAN CAN APPRECIATE: Eyelash serum. I wake up very pretty because my eyelashes still look long and full.
FAVORITE SCENT: Dior addict.
NO-NO MODE: I will have enemies on this subject. Workout clothes as everyday clothes.
WHY FASHION IS IMPORTANT: I like to look special, it changes my mood. I love seeing other people wearing nice things, putting together awesome outfits just because. Seeing others being fabulous sparks happiness. I always compliment people. If there’s something about their outfit that I think is cool, or that makes their eyes pop, or that makes their legs look great, I make sure to tell them.