Behind the Scenes

by Amanda Jean Harris

Our political "family" of diverse style ready for the campaign trail from our posh candidate to her on-trend kids.
Photo by Georgia Gates

It all started with a discussion with some stylish candidates. At the risk of appearing to have a political agenda, I shall refrain from naming names. But this year’s ballot feels full of ladies with panache like never before. And while the gents like their style, it’s the ladies on the list for office who are upping the style game.

And so, as we endeavored to show some of the best pieces for fall, we imagined the stage full of candidates, supporting spouses and their children. We imagined just what these sorts would wear from dapper suits and chic dresses to nonchalant party girl cool and laid back chill.

The beautiful Liz Walker became our aspiring candidate in a sophisticated blue dress that’s both on-point today and timeless (Park Lane). This sort of piece shines in debates and luncheons and slips into cocktail hour with a sparkling necklace. Her posh “daughter” Alexandra Fowler rocked the fall’s must-have combo of uptown girl with a dash of boho attitude from Vanessa V. with hat, mirrored aviators, short dress with booties and a funky leopard duster. Paul Brouillette did the cool guy casual thing with a corduroy jacket from Genterie Supply Co. that’s the perfect blend of retro and present to wear with everything this fall. The devoted hubby Des Coroy wore his own suit. This dapper realtor, having no shortage of well done wares, shows us how classic is never boring.

The Moores – our candidate Emerson with wife Penny and son Princeton – each wore looks that are classic with a modern feel.
Photo by Georgia Gates

For a gentleman on today’s campaign trail we called on Emerson Moore who wore the newest ensemble from Brother’s on the Boulevard — a fitted suit with traditional tie. His real life doting wife and son were the picture perfect supporters for our shoot. For Penny, we looked to the new classics — a traditional dress with a sexy spin. Think short hemlines or subtle cut outs paired with shoes Donna Reed herself would wear and sparkling post earrings. Our shoot this go round included even the tiniest style mavens with baby Princeton showing us how to pull off a bowtie at less than 12 months old with an outfit from Melodi’s.

Whatever your political leanings or penchant for style (unlike some ballots), this fall there truly is something for everyone. And the best news of all — you can cast your style vote to a different side every day of the year.