Articles by Frances Killea


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Part of the Panorama in Leota

I wasn’t aware of a term for the wide-eyed, awestruck admiring of October leaves until I was well into my 20s, but it wasn’t for lack of gorgeous fall surroundings. I grew up in the Midwest and speckled my young adulthood with a few years in Maine, so I’m no stranger to rich forest hues;…

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Tangled Up in Blue with Long Tall Sally

I am not a flashy girl. I have no piercings, no tattoos, and until I was 24, I had never dyed my hair (and even then, I went with a brownish-red that closely resembled my own hair color). When it comes to clothing, I favor earth tones, and most of my shoes are brown. But…

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A Dress Fit To Travel the World In c/o Leota New York

The first thing I did in my Leota Sweetheart Dress was ride my bike to work. Its simple design means a few things: no bulk, no pleats, no frills. There’s nothing that gets in the way of being active, and nothing that makes sitting still feel stiff and constricting. Its length (at 40″), too, is…

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“Wow” Jeans for the Tall and Athletic: Tall Couture’s Paige Manhattan Slim Boot

“I’ve never seen a pair of jeans look so perfect on someone.” It’s not a flowery review, but it gets the point across: these jeans do a body good. I’m 5’10” tall, and I have thighs built out by years of competitive swimming and recreational running and cycling— I don’t think I need to explain…