The Curator—October Favorites

In this month's The Curator column by Vanessa Ambrose, the style setter highlights her five favorite things this month.

I'm always very partial to everything Chloe (above). The Chloe Spring/Summer 2014 collection certainly didn’t disappoint. Creative director Claire Waight Keller has this unbelievable knack for combining a mix of English boyish styling with refined and elegant French femininity. Beautiful, elegant and utterly un-forced pieces for real women. This season is a true testament to that.

Maker and founder Rachel Budde of Fat and The Moon specializes in handcrafted, herbal body care products concocted from age-old techniques and recipes. I love that most of the herbs used in Fat and the Moon have been home grown on Budde's homestead. I'm currently obsessed with the Organic Lip & Cheek Stain. It's handcrafted from alkanet root and beet root, which results in a lovely rich color, with just a touch of rose geranium and bees wax for fabulous staying power. Coming soon to Cameron Marks.

I just discovered an amazing musical talent, King Krule, from the UK. Front man Archie Marshall, a kid of only 19 years, has an astonishingly raw voice, a deep gravelly bellow that gets stretched almost to breaking point, drawing links from jazz, blues, rap, and folk music. Favorite song: "Easy Easy."

My current obsession: Golden Goose Italian made high top sneakers. I fell in love with them on a buying trip to L.A. last year and have been stalking them online ever since. They're the ultimate mix of vintage styling with cool rocking tomboy. Just one problem—I can’t bring myself to part with $550 for a pair.

"Top of the Lake" is a captivating tale of a 12-year-old girl gone missing in a town full of deep, dark secrets. Set in an outstandingly beautiful New Zealand mountain township, it’s riveting TV watching. Co-written and directed by Jane Campion. It's only seven episodes long, but beware, if you start watching, you’ll be in for a long night. It streams on Netflix.

Images: 1/ Chloe, 2/ King Krule, 3/ Fat and the Moon, 4/ Golden Goose sneaks, 5/ Top of the Lake,