Dinnigan’s palette is mostly a melange of soft, dusky tints, chosen because they flatter the skin, mix and match easily with brighter shades, and layer well to create interest.
Collette Dinnigan silk and lace beaded dress, $4,090; collettedinnigan.com for stores
Dinnigan loves light, floral, ultra-feminine scents, whether they’re in the perfume she wears or the candles she burns daily in both her home and office.
Annick Goutal Eau de Camille perfume, $115; saks.com
"It’s all how you put it together" Dinnigan says of incorporating dressier fabrics into daytime looks, and loves the idea of diaphanous fabrics for day.
Collete Dinnigan silk shirt, $670; collettedinnigan.com for stores
Lafayette 148 wool blend pants, $298; lafayette148.com
Dinnigan is charmed by fashion history, and her designs hearken to eras gone by. Whether it’s the pattern of her embellishments (lots of deco) or the shape of her jacket, the look is decidedly modern but with an Old World flair.
Collete Dinnigan lace and crystal dress, $1,950; collettedinnigan.com for stores