By Karen Rempel | Fashion Editor

Fall is in the air—my favorite time of year. What a great opportunity to wear this delicious jewel-toned dress by Andrea Thurlow of Engineered by Andrea T. You may recall the story about the “Dominion Day” dress in the July issue of WestView. Andrea made this dress using extra yardage of the “Dominion Day” custom print fabric, incorporating it beautifully with glowing garnet-colored wool-silk.

West Village model Karen Rempel on Bleecker Street in autumn-colored garnet dress by Engineered by Andrea T. Photo by Norberto Bana.

This dress deserves the spotlight, and I just love the way all the colors of the accessories came together to add a subtle hint of bling. Each piece enhances the others, and together this ensemble presents the full color spectrum of the fall palette. The amber-colored pieces from Pippin Vintage Jewelry are my favorites for when I want to add deep, rich, golden warmth to an outfit.

I look forward to the temperatures dropping a few more degrees to feel that slight chill and crispness in the air so we can start wearing our in-between-the-seasons lightweight coats and jackets. The best time of the year for quirky style! See you on the street.

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Glowing, garnet wool-silk dress, lined in silk charmeuse. Printed fabric fragments from the “Dominion Day” dress featured in the July issue. Peekaboo front pleat (pictured) and unique notched décolleté. Engineered by Andrea T., 147 West 35th Street (by appointment only).

Fall-colored quadrangle glass earrings by Poggi of Paris. Mademoiselle Mirabelle, 330 Bleecker Street.

Vintage ’50s gold and “enstatite” amber-colored glass gemstone bracelet and ring. Pippin Vintage Jewelry, 112 W. 17th Street.

Donna Karan Collection gold satin and red crocodile slides with ’60s-mod sculptured heels. Rare Donna Karan storage sale, next to Urban Zen on Greenwich Street.

Iridescent ruby-red cloth handbag with red and gold brocade appliqué and beaded embellishment. Vancouver vintage store.

Closeup of dress’s “Dominion Day” print and Poggi earrings. Photo by Norberto Bana.

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