25 Mar All Hail The Queen D
By: Natalie Steen, @upthegetup Contributing Fashion Curator
The Instagram algorithm powers that be are how I first learned of Atlanta-based tastemaker Danielle Rollins. With the excitement of moving into our first home came going down a few interior decorating Insta-account rabbit holes – and through one of these adventures I found myself at the gates of an entertaining palace, home to the Queen D herself. I wouldn’t describe this figurative e-meeting so much as #goals as #aspirations. Think pristine tablescapes, perfectly curated interiors, some native-Texan sassy underpinnings, and enough Brunschwig & Fils to wallpaper your dog house, should you so choose.
I’m drawn to any creative mind who likes to party (surprise, surprise), but throw fashion into the equation and you have what every boss I’ve ever had has always wanted and never quite achieved – my 100% attention. So when Cloche reached out with an invitation to style some pieces from Danielle’s new clothing line, I was on the midnight train to Georgia (excuse my cheese). The collection includes floor-length patterned skirts, boxy silk tops, and a revolutionary concept that will earn Rollins a place in my personal history book: hostess pajamas. In the Veranda feature on her stunning home, Rollins references the old adage that also happens to be (surprise, surprise) one of my personal mantras: “if you buy clothing for a life you want to live, you’re going to live it.” Well, if wearing some Danielle Rollins gets me closer to living like Danielle Rollins, I’ll take one of everything, por favor.
There is no time or place where entertaining with style is done more enthusiastically and flamboyantly than San Antonio during Fiesta time. So, Danielle paying a visit to SA for a trunk show scheduled on April 5th & 6th at The Argyle (with 10% of sales donated to Texas Biomedical Research Institute) means the stars have certainly aligned. And who better to usher in this debut than local entertaining/decorating mavens Cloche Designs and M Interiors? If you can’t make the trunk show, order online with code SANANTONIO before April 6th to take advantage of the give back. Her couture collection is exactly what a Fiesta-wardrobe should be: fancy-yet-festive, a nod to tradition, and all about the party. ¡Viva!, indeed.
Audrey Linen Drawstring Top – Danielle D. Rollins// Yellow Liberty Skirt – Danielle D. Rollins// Brunschwig & Fils Le Zebre Clutch Indigo – Danielle D. Rollins// White Bodysuit – Shopbop// Lilac Pink Liberty Skirt – Danielle D. Rollins// Farrow Blue White Top – Need Supply Co.// Mitsi Valeria Navy Liberty Skirt – Danielle D. Rollins// Elsa Ivory Raw Silk Top – Danielle D. Rollins// Large Flower Stud Earrings – Nicola Bathie// Japan Hubert Liberty Skirt – Danielle D. Rollins// Red Rita Top – Need Supply Co. // Phoebe Multi Liberty Skirt – Danielle D. Rollins// Blue White One Shoulder Top – Urban Outfitters// Small Suzanna Pink Liberty Skirt – Danielle D. Rollins// Brunschwig & Fils Le Zebre Clutch Saffron – Danielle D. Rollins// Farrow White Top – Need Supply Co.// Tresco Bright on White Liberty Skirt – Danielle D. Rollins// Tan Suede Ankle Strap Heels – Schutz// Summer of Love Hoop Earrings – Lizzie Fortunato// Bow-Embellished Lamé Sandals – Alexandre Birman// Pink Candongas Hoop Earrings – Mòda Òperandi//Blue Mule Gingham – J. Crew// Soirée Entertaining With Style – Soirée Hardcover Book// Dusty Lilac Flower Embellished Slide Sandal – Avec Les Filles// Paper Pearl Flower-Drop Earrings – Lizzie Fortunato// Denim Bow Slides – Tory Burch// Red High Block Tassel Sandals – Schutz // Knot Front Suede Sandals – Intermix