True story: Up in the Hollywood hills of Los Angeles there is a young, self-taught designer who stitches dreamy and nostalgic clothes in her small hand-built house where the walls are made of wine bottles. It may sound like fashion folklore, but we swear it's the real life story of up-and-coming designer, Shaina Mote, and her very first fall collection is completely whimsical and charming as her life. The clothing riffs on the utilitarian aesthetic of 1940's menswear with corduroy trousers and flannel jackets (perfect for this season's military trend), but has a distinct feminine feel thanks to flirty silk dresses. Plus, all the clothing is handmade in small quantities from locally sourced dead stock fabric, so each piece is an original creation from Ms. Mote herself. That's what we love most about the collection—you get all the charm of vintage clothing with a few updated twists. And with all her pieces under $200, this is a fantasy we can definitely indulge in.
Want to win your own Shaina Mote original? Just tell us in the comments of this story how you'd style your favorite piece from Mote's collection, and we'll hook up one lucky reader with a sweet romper, perfect for layering this fall.