A Detacher at NYFW & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

November 3, 2016

A Detacher is a creative and unique brand created and designed by Mona Kowalska.


I’ve entitled this particular look Little House on the Prairie meets city chic!

And braids are still a big trend, Ladies.  How come I never learned to make a decent one?

I read an article about Mona Kowalska and find her fascinating.  She’s a big believer in staying creative and designing what she loves.  She’s happy to keep her business small, the staff smaller, and thinks everyone should have a 4 day work week. Her buyer is a small niche market and she likes it that way.

The first small batch of photos are mine and then I used the brand’s PR photos.









What do you think, dear readers?  There are definitely some pieces I would love to wear. And that big pink cocoon?! I wish I was wearing that right now!


Shop A Detacher at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Want to translate more runway looks to your own closet?  Check out these posts if you missed them:

Shoulder Trend

Patchwork Trend

Yellow Trend


My favorite look from last week was Chichi of The Style Tune in her stunning Indian dress.

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Enjoy the link up … and bring on the weekend!!


Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Susan November 3, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Next best thing to attending a fashion show! Thanks for sharing! Not sure I love most of the outfits but some of the pieces I would like as separates. Although maybe I should start braiding my hair! XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Haha .. I agree .. some of the pieces would work better for me with something else too! Thanks so much for stopping by! OXOX

  • Reply nancy November 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    That looks like a real nice collection. Don’t worry, I can’t do braids either!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Hee .. we need a braiding class! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes November 3, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I love seeing all your fashion week posts! Sounds & looks like an interesting brand!

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful weekend!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 8:53 am

      Thanks Andrea! 🙂

  • Reply Mica November 3, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Love those skirts! What a great collection 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you’re having a good week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Thanks Mica! 🙂

  • Reply jodie filogomo November 3, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    it’s amazing how many shows you got to attend, Dawn!
    And it’s interesting how different they all are!
    Thanks for all these pictures!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:05 am

      I was amazed too! I have two more to share next week and I’m done with my NYFW coverage! Only slightly before Thanksgiving! ;P

  • Reply jacqui November 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Nice to see these first hand, some new and old looks, good to see that frills are still favourable.. Jacqui

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Thanks Jacqui! 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie November 3, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Gorgeous outfits. Love the styles . I want to go to NYFW sooo bad! Love it!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:09 am

      It was such a fun adventure! 🙂

  • Reply Jill November 3, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I wish I had learned how to braid too. Gorgeous outfits! I love that pink sweater!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:25 am

      We need a braid class! 😉 thanks Jill!

  • Reply Marta November 3, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Very cool designer, looks like such a great show to have attended!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Thanks Marta! 🙂

  • Reply Katie November 3, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing the work of this awesome designer! I love her clothing and the fact that she supports a 4 day work week! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 8:50 am

      Yay for 4 day work weeks! 🙂 Thanks Katie!

  • Reply Anna Marcus November 4, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Some of the looks are pure editorial but I can see how separate pieces could be worn in real life. Thank you for the photos and a link-up

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Anna! 🙂

  • Reply Jonathan November 4, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Thanks for hosting the linkup!

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS November 4, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Thank you very much Dawn Lucy.

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge November 4, 2016 at 3:53 am

    What a unique collection! I love the mix of textures with the fabrics. Thanks for sharing and for the link up!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:28 am

      Thanks so much for joining us, Kathrine! 🙂

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker November 4, 2016 at 6:05 am

    I have really enjoyed all your fashion week pictures! It looks like you had to have a great time! Peace! Cheryl

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Thanks Cheryl! 🙂

  • Reply jess jannenga November 4, 2016 at 6:20 am

    You definately got to see alot at fashion week! thats great! There seems like some interesting pieces that one could wear. I agree about the cacoon coat and love her philosophies
    jess xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:30 am

      I was thrilled that I got to see so much! Thanks, Jess! 🙂

  • Reply Rachel Garay November 4, 2016 at 6:43 am

    I love the way you describe the style and I think I like your photos better :).
    Rachel xo

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Aww thanks Rachel!

  • Reply Amy Arnold November 4, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I hadn’t heard of this brand. Thanks for sharing. Fun, unique pieces.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Thanks Amy Ann!

  • Reply Cathy November 4, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Loved this show. Fun to see a collection that pushes the envelope.



    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Yes, it was fun and different! Thanks, Cathy!

  • Reply Ada November 4, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Detacher sure is a fun brand. I love her oversized ruffles and fun patterns on her neutral/brown pieces. Those skinny braids are fun, too.

    A brand-new linkup is currently on the blog. I’d love for you to linkup this great post and share your scrumptious style with my readers. Thanks and enjoy the weekend!


    Ada =)

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 8:59 am

      I’ll be over! Thanks Ada! 🙂

  • Reply Amy November 4, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I’ve never been into any type of “Fashion Week” stuff because when I see the pictures the outfits all look so weird. I try to imagine just wearing a single piece or taking away a certain element, and it still doesn’t help. As for the braids, too young for me, and if I were to braid and twist into a bun, I’d look too old. So I’ll have to pass on that too! Thanks for the link up!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 4, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Yeah, it’s not for everyone. I like the inspiration, though it’s not always easy to translate into something to wear for my day to day life! 🙂

  • Reply Lana November 4, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Add me to the list of those that can’t braid! Interesting designer – I love her outlook towards her business. Her overall look isn’t my style, but there are some interesting pieces. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Sheela Goh November 4, 2016 at 11:06 am

    There are many pieces in her collection that I would oh so happily wear, Dawn, so thank you for the intro 🙂

    p/s My weekly Project Sister Act Link-Up is now live on the blog, and I’d love for you to come by and join in xoxo

  • Reply Sheree November 4, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I loved how eclectic this collection is. So creative and fun.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Reply Monika Faulkner November 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Ruffles ain’t typically my thing, dearest Dawn…but these A Detacher looks are WAY cool!! There’s definitely a sort of “prairie-chic” esthetic going on – second cousin to boho, right? – and an unexpected edginess, too. I could see myself wearing that first look with the bib-style dress over the cuffed denim…and I also really like the ruffle-embellished blouse with those double-belted jeans. My fave piece, though (just by a hair!) is that slouchy jumpsuit!! Yum!! XOXO


  • Reply Lanae Bond November 4, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I agree that that first look is an update on Little House of the Prairie!

  • Reply Laura November 4, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Ooo! Love those braids!

  • Reply Ruth November 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    What a fun fashion show! I love braids! Such fun looks. I love that gold ish looking skirt!


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