Meet our most coveted models this season, Ella, left, and Tess, right. Around Ella's neck is a heart pendant, and looped several times around Tess's wrist - a navy and gunmetal chain - complimentary to each first-day-of-school outfit, carefully laid out the night before.

Is it any coincidence that the beginning of Fall Fashion Week and ready-to-wear fashion shows coincide with the first day of school?

Ella glances back at Tess to see her red, red leather Isabel Marant boots, and Tess, in turn, stops in the presence of Ella's Hermes lamb muff.

Fall toppers include a Comme Des Garcons cropped capelet, modeled by Tess, and above, Ella's Eugenia Kim felt wide-brimmed hat wrapped in a golden chain.

Never too early to think about dancing, and the first school dances - luckily, the choices for evening wear include a Marni lattice-work dress covered in translucent discs, left, and an Alaia pony haired triple buckle belt cinching a velvet Calvin Klein dress, right. 

If any fashion look is to be long-lasting, it first must survive the school yard. Suited for the classroom, Tess wears a Theory vest accessorized with over-the-knee Stuart Weitzman boots, and Ella a Stella McCartney blazer, accessorized with a Junya Watanabe and Loewe patchwork purse.

 

 

All looks, INA Soho.

Look One: On Ella, Chanel white tweed dress, Eugenia Kim brown wide-brimmed hat, Robert Clergerie patent loafers, Hermes lamb muff, Chanel vintage pearls; On Tess, Elizabeth and James striped t-shirt, Isabel Marant red leather boots, Comme Des Garcons capelet, Laura Ashley velvet beret, and Comme Des Garcons patent purse.

Look Two: On Ella, Marni Spring 2009 evening dress, Walter Steigner white leather loafers, Kotur iPhone case & purse, lavender costume Oscar de La Renta ring; On Tess, Calvin Klein velvet black dress, Alaia pony belt, Louboutin leopard mules, Suno leopard pony-hair purse.

Look Three: On Ella, Steven Alan plaid shirt, Stella McCartney pinstripe blazer, Steven Alan black cashmere hat, Alejandro Ingelmo black and gold sneaker, Junya Watanabe and Loewe purse. On Tess, Louboutin silk scarf with legs in pumps, Theory lamb vest, Stuart Weitzman suede grey boots.