Fashion

Shopping the Major Fashion Houses at Zara (Part Deux)…

  • 21st March 2014

A continuation of our uber-popular post holding a mirror up to celebrated fashion house spring trends—that reflects back to Zara.  If you have not seen Part One, please take a peek…otherwise enjoy a second installment in the series.

 

 

Christian Louboutin’s Caged-Effect:

 

Christian Louboutin Laurence Lace-Up Red Sole Ankle Boot in Black

Christian Louboutin Laurence Lace-Up Red Sole Ankle Boot in Black

Open Work High Heel Leather Sandal

Zara Open Work High Heel Leather Sandal—Insanely Comfortable and Easy to Walk In!

 

 

 

Christian Louboutin Laurence Lace-Up Red Sole Ankle Boot in Black, bergdorfgoodman.com, $1,245.00 (Pre-Order)

Open Work High Heel Leather Sandal, zara.com, $99.90

 

 

 

Lanvin’s Coveted Flatform:

 

 

 

Lanvin Metallic Flatform Sandal

Lanvin Metallic Flatform Sandal

Zara Metallic Platform Sandal with Track Sole

Zara Metallic Platform Sandal with Track Sole

 

 

 

 

Lanvin Metallic Sandal, barneys.com, $790.00

Metallic Platform Sandal with Track Sole, zara.com, $79.90

 

 

 

 

Victoria Beckham’s Sold-Out Soft Peek-A-Boo Pleats:

 

 

Victoria Beckham Silk and Wool-Blend Crepe Mini Dress

Victoria Beckham Silk and Wool-Blend Crepe Mini Dress

Victoria Beckham Silk and Wool-Blend Crepe Mini Dress

Sold-Out!

 

 

 

 

Victoria Beckham Dress

Victoria Beckham Dress

 

 

 

Victoria Beckham Silk and Wool-Blend Crepe Mini Dress, net-a-porter.com, $2,425.00 (Sold-Out!)

 

 

 

 

Zara Dress with Fine Pleated Hem

Zara Dress with Fine Pleated Hem

The same soft white pleats and asymmetrical slice

The same soft white pleats and asymmetrical slice

 

 

 

 Dress with a Fine Pleated Hem, zara.com, $69.90

 

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana’s Feminine Coral:

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Above-Knee Short-Sleeve Lace Dress

Dolce & Gabbana Above-Knee Short-Sleeve Lace Dress

Zara Crochet Dress

Zara Crochet Dress

 

 

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Above-Knee Short-Sleeve Lace Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $2695.00

Crochet Dress, zara.com, $89.90

 

 

 

Ralph Lauren’s Shoulder-Baring Black:

 

 

Ralph Lauren Giana Cold Shoulder Top

Ralph Lauren Giana Cold Shoulder Top

Zara Asymmetric Top with Knot on ShoulderZara Asymmetric Top with Knot on Shoulder

Zara Asymmetric Top with Knot on Shoulder

 

 

Giana Cold Shoulder Top, neimanmarcus.com, $435.00

Asymmetric Top with Knot on Shoulder, zara.com, $69.90

 

 

Marc Jacob’s Sporty Style:

 

 

Marc Jacobs Sandals in Bazaar Magazine.  Retail for $845.00

Marc Jacobs Sandals in Bazaar Magazine. Retail for $845.00

 

 

 

Strappy Leather Sandal from Zara

Strappy Leather Sandal from Zara

 

 

 

Strappy Leather Sandal with Track Sole, zara.com, $89.90

 

 

 

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Sourcing the Best in Street Style

  • 13th March 2014

Four super simple but head-turning styles and accessories are easy to mimic with just a few clicks!

 

Draw the Right Card:

 

Face Card Clutch.  Photo Courtesy of: Elle Collections Mexico

Face Card Clutch. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Collections Mexico

 

 

 

Queen Face Card Clutch Anthropologie

Queen Face Card Clutch Anthropologie

Jack Face Card Clutch Anthropologie

Jack Face Card Clutch Anthropologie

 

 

 

Face Card Clutch, anthropologie.com, $998.00

 

 

 

 I’m Lovin’ It!

 

 

Hearts abound...Photo Courtesy of: Elle Mexico

Hearts abound…Photo Courtesy of: Elle Mexico

 

 

 

 

Top Shop Fluro Heart Cross-Over Playsuit
Heart String Satchel Anthropologie

 

 

 

Top Shop Fluro Heart Cross-Over Playsuit, us.topshop.com, $80.00

Heart String Satchel, anthropologie.com, $98.00

 

 

Celebrating the Catwalk on the Streets:

 

 

Cat Walk Sweatshirt in Elle Mexico

Cat Walk Sweatshirt in Elle Mexico

 

 

Moschino Cheap and Chic Catwalk Cashmere Sweater

Moschino Cheap and Chic Catwalk Cashmere Sweater

 

 

 

Moschino Cheap and Chic Cashmere Catwalk Sweater, saks.com

 

 

The Shirtdress with a Little Something Special:

 

 

A perfect shirtdress.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle Collections Mexico

A perfect shirtdress. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Collections Mexico

 

 

Add a chunky, masculine black belt, like above, to any of these stylish shirt-dresses:

 

Mary Katrantzou Current Eillott Women Dress

 

 

Mary Katrantzou Current Eillott Women Dress, yoox.com, $1227.00

 

 

Eudon Choi Erygium Cotton Shirt

 

 

Eudon Choi Erygium Cotton Shirt, matchesfashion.com, $720.00

 

 

Bernhard Willhelm Asymmetric Dress

 

 

Bernhard Willhelm Asymmetric Dress, farfetch.com, $697.81

 

 

Halston Heritage Layered Stretch-cotton Shirt-dress

 

 

Halston Heritage Layered Stretch-cotton Shirt-dress, net-a-porter.com, $375.00

 

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Put a Bow on It!

  • 4th March 2014

From the oversized bows of Saint Laurent to the lbb (little black bow) of Chanel, Valentino and Kate Spade….Spring is all about adding this girlish embellishment.  From your head to your toes, it’s one trend that works wonders anywhere!

 

 

Black Bow Chanel, Saint Laurent

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

 

 

 

In Your Hair:

 

John Lewis Amy Bow Fascinator

John Lewis Amy Bow Fascinator

Federica Moretti Bow-Style Headband

Federica Moretti Bow-Style Headband

 

 

 

 

 

John Lewis Amy Bow Fascinator, johnlewis.com, $50.00

Federica Moretti Bow-Style Headband, modaoperandi.com, $65.00

 

 

 

 

For Coats, Dresses & Pants:

 

Calvin Klein Belt in Bazaar India

Calvin Klein Belt in Bazaar India

Penelope Cruz at the Oscars in 2014

Penelope Cruz at the Oscars in 2014

 

 

RED Valentino Belt in Bazaar UK

RED Valentino Belt in Bazaar UK

 

 

 

Kate Spade New York Skinny Bow Belt

Kate Spade New York Skinny Bow Belt

 

Kate Spade New York Skinny Bow Belt, couture.zappos.com, $78.00

 

 

 

The Wrap & Tie Belt:

 

Hermes Belt Vogue Italia

Hermes Belt Vogue Italia

 

 

 

Rose Byrne in Prabal Gurung

Rose Byrne in Prabal Gurung

 

 

 

Mango Studded Sash Belt

Mango Studded Sash Belt

 

Mango Studded Sash Belt, mango.com, $12.00

 

 

Cute and Flirty on Your Feet:

 

 

Black bows grace shoes in Elle Germany

Black bows grace shoes in Elle Germany

 

 

 

Black Bow Bootie in Elle Germany

Black Bow Bootie in Elle Germany

 

 

 

 

Isabel Marant Rilla Bow-Embellished Leather Ballet Flats

Isabel Marant Rilla Bow-Embellished Leather Ballet Flats

 

 

Isabel Marant Rilla Bow-Embellished Leather Ballet Flats, net-a-porter.com, $475.00

 

 

 

Kate Spade New York Michela Mesh & Patent Leather Bow Slides

Kate Spade New York Michela Mesh & Patent Leather Bow Slides

Love Moschino Heart Bow Jelly T-Strap Sandals

Love Moschino Heart Bow Jelly T-Strap Sandals

 

 

 

Kate Spade New York Michela Mesh & Patent Leather Bow Slides, saksfifthavenue.com, $328.00

Love Moschino Heart Bow Jelly T-Strap Sandals, saksfifthavenue.com, $165.00

 

 

The Saint Laurent Trend:

 

It started with Saint Laurent way back then.  And they oversized and jump-started the trend once-again!

 

YSL Autumn/Winter Collection 1966-67.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue India

YSL Autumn/Winter Collection 1966-67. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue India

 

 

How to copy it today!

 

Lanvin Black Classic Silk Bow Tie

Lanvin Black Classic Silk Bow Tie

 

 

Lanvin Black Classic Silk Bow Tie, liberty.co.uk, £80.00

 

 

 

Silk Chiffon Saint Laurent Bows Vogue India

Silk Chiffon Saint Laurent Bows Vogue India

 

 

 

Chiffon Oversized Bow, Saint Laurent, Elle Germany

Chiffon Oversized Bow, Saint Laurent, Elle Germany

 

 

 

 

Saint Laurent Black Polka Dot Silk Bow Collar for Women

Saint Laurent Black Polka Dot Silk Bow Collar for Women

 

 

Saint Laurent Black Polka Dot Silk Bow Collar for Women, ssense.com, $390.00

 

Shopping the Major Fashion Houses, at Zara, this Spring!

  • 19th February 2014

You do not need to trot around the world, or attend a flurry of shows to cherry-pick some key pieces at a prime price point this spring.  One stop into Zara holds a mirror up to the best from the Spring/Summer runways while watching your wallet.

 

Chloe’s Slides:

The Chloe sandal is virtually sold-out on Net-a-Porter, but you can find an almost exact replica easily on Zara.com

 

Chloe Embellished Neoprene Slides

Chloe Embellished Neoprene Slides

Zara Leather Sandals with Metal Detail

Zara Leather Sandals with Metal Detail

 

 

 

 

Zara Leather Sandals with Metal Detail

Zara Leather Sandals with Metal Detail

 

 

Leather Sandal with Metal Detail, zara.com, $79.90

 

The Dior Floral:

 

It has sashayed into nearly every fashion magazine out there paired beautifully with a modern, structured blazer.  The Dior version retails at £2,500, the Zara version at: $59.90.

 

 

Dior Skirt Photo Courtesy of: Vogue UK

Dior Skirt Photo Courtesy of: Vogue UK

 

 

Zara Pleated Print Skirt

Zara Pleated Print Skirt

 

 

Pleated Print Skirt, Zara.com, $59.90

 

 

Chanel’s Oversized Pearl ‘Collier':

 

Chanel collier con maxi perle bijoux.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle Italia

Chanel collier con maxi perle bijoux. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Italia

 

 

 

Chanel Oversized Pearl Choker

Chanel Oversized Pearl Choker

Chanel Oversized Pearl Choker

 

 

 

Chanel Oversized Pearl Necklace

Chanel Oversized Pearl Necklace

 

 

Zara choker with pearls in the store

Zara choker with pearls in the store.

 

 

 

Zara choker with pearls

Zara choker with pearls

Zara choker with pearls

 

 

Choker with Pearls, zara.com, $19.90

 

Prada’s Aloha Spirit:

 

 

Prada's Resort Collection featuring an Aloha Spirit

Prada’s Resort Collection featuring an Aloha Spirit

 

 

Prada's silks with tropical prints

Prada’s silks with tropical prints

 

 

Nicole Kidman in Prada.  Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue

Nicole Kidman in Prada. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

Adele Exarchopoulos in Prada.  Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue

Adele Exarchopoulos in Prada. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

 

 

 

 

 

Combination Printed Top Zara

Combination Printed Top Zara

Combination Printed Trousers Zara

Combination Printed Trousers Zara

 

Combination Printed Top, zara.com, $79.90

Combination Printed Trousers, zara.com, $79.90

 

 

Zara Printed Dress

Zara Printed Dress

Zara Flower Print Dress

Zara Flower Print Dress

 

Zara Printed Dress Up Close

Zara Printed Dress Up Close

 

 

 

Zara Printed Dress, zara.com, $119.00

Flower Print Dress, zara.com, $79.90

 

 

Celine’s Bold Brush Strokes:

 

Celine

 

 

 

Zara Printed Asymmetric Skirt

Zara Printed Asymmetric Skirt

 

Zara Printed Asymmetric Skirt

 

 

Printed Asymmetric Skirt, zara.com, $69.90

 

 

Marni’s & Tod’s Fringe & Jewels:

 

 

Marni Fringed Sandals

Marni Fringed Sandals

 

 

 

 

 

Tods Fringed Slides

Tods Fringed Slides

 

 

 

zara leather fringe sandal

Zara leather fringe sandal

 

 

Leather Sandals with Fringes, zara.com, $99.90

 

 

Marni Jeweled Calf Hair Sandal

Marni Jeweled Calf Hair Sandal

Marni Jeweled Calf Hair Sandal

 

 

Zara Leather Bio with Jewels

Zara Leather Bio with Jewels

leatherbiowithjewels

 

 

 

Leather Bio With Jewels, zara.com, $99.90

 

 

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Four Eye-Catching Ways to Welcome Spring

  • 16th February 2014

Playful Puss on Boots!

Thick cotton knee-highs and tights in rainbow hues, paired with irreverent lace-up leather boots—the Miu Miu way!

 

Miu Miu thick cotton tights and lace-up leather boots.  Photo courtesy of: Vogue Paris

Miu Miu thick cotton tights and lace-up leather boots. Photo courtesy of: Vogue Paris

 

 

 

Miu Miu Boots.  Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue Germany

Miu Miu Boots. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Germany

 

 

 

The Metallic Bandana

It’s a necklace! No, it’s a bandana! Whatever you call it, there’s absolutely no question on how to wear it—with panache!

 

Versace collier facon bandana en maille metail.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

Versace collier facon bandana en maille metail. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

 

 

 

Versace necklace/bandana in metal.  Photo courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

Versace necklace/bandana in metal. Photo courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

 

 

 

Etro metallic bandana

Etro metallic bandana

 

 

 

The Star of the Season:

 

Lanvin Altair Collier.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

Lanvin Altair Collier. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

 

 

 

Lanvin Étoile Collier

Lanvin Étoile Collier

Lanvin star necklace

Lanvin star necklace

 

 

Lanvin Star Necklace

Lanvin Star Necklace

 

 

 

Lanvin Star and Heart Cuffs

Lanvin Star and Heart Cuffs

Lanvin Heart Cuff

Lanvin Heart Cuff

 

 

Lanvin Star Bracelets

Lanvin Star Bracelets

 

 

 

Spring’s Sac à Dos

Retailing at $3400.00, it is not the backpack you carried to school—though it might look like it once housed some pastels or paints for art class.  This only adds to the chic, carefree charm of the Chanel back pack soon to hit boutiques.

 

 

Spring/Summer 2014 'Chanel Tagged Back Pack.''  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris.

Spring/Summer 2014 ‘Chanel Tagged Back Pack.” Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris.

 

 

Chanel 'Tagged Back Pack' Spring Summer 2014

 

 

 

Chanel Tagged Back Pack Graffiti Print Spring Summer 2014

 

 

 

 

Chanel Tagged Back Pack Spring Summer 2014
Chanel Tagged Back Pack Spring Summer 2014

 

 

Chanel Back Pack

 

 

 

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The Dogs are Out in Full Force!

  • 13th February 2014

One of the many things emerging out of the Scottish Lowlands—the traditional houndstooth check of four alternating dark and light bands becomes ever more ubiquitous as winter starts to wind to a close.

 

Late last year Vogue Germany showed us the dazzling array of possibilities.  The houndstooth cap, almost a uniform for Sherlock Holmes, looks ever so fetching on Christy Turlington:

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana, Ana Alcazar, Blumarine and Borsalino all celebrate Houndstooth.  Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue Germany

Dolce & Gabbana, Ana Alcazar, Blumarine and Borsalino all celebrate Houndstooth. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Germany

 

 

 

Christian Dior Houndstooth Strapless Top.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

Christian Dior Houndstooth Strapless Top. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

 

Pair a houndstooth piece with sleek black leather gloves or even a dalmatian print cap:

 

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

 

 

 

 

Look handsomely put together with a dapper felt fedora and this cozy yet sharp pullover by Golden Goose, Venice.  Or, try a houndstooth boxy boy’s blazer from Saint Laurent:

 

 

Golden Goose Venice Houndstooth Jumper or Sweater

 

 

Golden Goose Deluxe Print Houndstooth Sweater, farfetch.com, $810.00

 

 

Saint Laurent Houndstooth Blazer, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

Saint Laurent Houndstooth Blazer, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

 

 

Michael Kors played up the print in fur while Marc Jacobs allowed it to shine in a playful pajama-like sateen:

 

houndstooth fur coat Michael Kors
Houndstooth silk blended lamé shirt and matching skirt by Marc Jacobs

 

 

It works equally well as a long structured coat or a swingy, flirty cape:

 

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

 

 

Ways to do houndstooth while politely watching the price:

 

 

Yes Style Button-Detail Houndstooth Shorts
Cole Haan Classic Houndstooth Wool Wide Collar Knit Coat

 

 

 

Button-Detail Houndstooth Shorts, yesstyle.com, $27.90

Cole Haan Classic Houndstooth Wool Wide Collar Knit Coat, bluefly.com, $399.00

 

Kate Spade New York Marvis Dress

 

 

1.) Kate Spade New York Marvis Dress, katespade.com, $398.00

2.) Weekend by MaxMara Houndstooth Skirt, Johnlewis.com, $235.00

3.) Topshop Houndstooth Over the Knee Socks, topshop.com, $12.00

4.) Forever 21 Warm Houndstooth Cardigan, forever21.com, $32.80

 

 A Thoroughly Modern Take on a Classic Pattern:

 

Emmanuel Ungaro Houndstooth Skirt

 

 

Emmanuel Ungaro Houndstooth Print Pencil Skirt, farfetch.com, $1172.27

 

Balmain Black Houndstooth Biker Jeans for Women

 

Balmain Black Houndstooth Biker Jeans for Women, ssense.com, $1,950.00

 

 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Women's Flocked Houndstooth Tee Shirt

 

 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Women’s Flocked Houndstooth Tee Shirt, neimanmarcus.com, $98.00

 

 

 

Myne Fitted Oversized Houndstooth Skirt with 2 Exposed Zippers

 

 

Myne Fitted Oversized Houndstooth Skirt with 2 Exposed Zippers, shopbop.com, $71.50

 

Last Look:

 

Helena Christensen wears Oscar de la Renta in 1992 on the runway.

Helena Christensen wears Oscar de la Renta in 1992 on the runway. Photo courtesy of Net-a-Porter.com

 

 

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A New Crop

  • 6th February 2014

Perfect for the season we’re heading right into…the cropped sweater helps you with the it’s not quite cold, yet it’s not quite hot conundrum.

 

 

Photo Courtesy of: Cosmopolitan HK

Photo Courtesy of: Cosmopolitan HK

 

 

It’s also the best way to work the midriff trend without actually giving your tummy the spotlight. Try it layered neatly over a loose white shirt.

 

 

They can be layered on top of sweaters as in this look from Stella McCartney featured in Vogue.

They can be layered on top of sweaters as in this look from Stella McCartney featured in Vogue.

 

 

The cropped sweater wrap is also a cozy-chic alternative like this favorite from Garnet Hill:

 

Cabled Crossover Wrap from Garnet Hill

Cabled Crossover Wrap from Garnet Hill

 

 

Cropped Wrap—Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Deutschland

Cropped Wrap—Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Deutschland

 

 

From the Huge Crop to Choose From—We’ve Selected a Few Choice Pieces:

 

Givenchy Cropped Sweater
Givenchy Cropped White Jumper

 

 

 

 

Givenchy Cropped White Jumper, farfetch.com, $1080.00

 

 

Mango Cropped Chunky Knit Sweater

 

 

 

Mango Cropped Chunky Knit Sweater, mango.com, $50.00

 

 

 

Tibi Layered Black Cropped Sweater and White Turtleneck

 

 

 

Tibi Layered Merino Wool Sweater Colorblocked Cropped Short Turtle Neck Pullover Black/Off White, couture.zappos.com, $144.99

 

 

Nenette Merino High-Neck Cropped Sweater

 

 

Nenette Merino High-Neck Cropped Sweater, matchesfashion.com, $690.00

 

 

Theyskens' Theory Kaska B Sweater in Blue

 

 

Theyskens’ Theory Kaska B Sweater in Blue, thedreslyn.com, $365.00

 

 

 

Louise Goldin 'Crown' Cropped Jumper

 

 

Louise Goldin ‘Crown’ Cropped Jumper, farfetch.com, $537.89

 

 

Miu Miu Cropped Cashmere Sweater

 

 

Miu Miu Cropped Cashmere Sweater, net-a-porter.com, $565.00

 

 

 

Forever21 Cropped Raglan Sweater

 

Forever21 Cropped Raglan Sweater, forever21.com, $17.80

Mix & Match Stripes

  • 23rd January 2014

Inspired by these springtime combinations from Boden, we examine all the best ways to mix and match the nautical Breton look.

 

richmondblazerboden

Boden bistro shorts with Breton striped shirt.

Boden bistro shorts with Breton striped shirt.

 

Boden Richmond Blazer, bodenusa.com, $118.00

Bistro Shorts, bodenusa.com, $68.00

Long Sleeve Breton, bodenusa.com, $38.00

 

 

Bright Stripes Matched With Florals Become the 2014 Spring Uniform!

 

 

Nicole Richie wears Alberta Ferretti. Photo courtesy of: InStyle UK

Nicole Richie wears Alberta Ferretti. Photo courtesy of: InStyle UK

 

 

 

 

Joie, Photo Courtesy of: Shopbop

Joie, Photo Courtesy of: Shopbop

 

 

 

Joie Fola Skirt, shopbop.com, $348.00

Paired with:

Joie Michi Blouse, shopbop.com, $258.00

 

 

JCrew toothpick jean in railroad stripe paired with a silk racer tank in antique floral and Sloane woven leather ivory and navy pumps.  Perfect!!!

JCrew toothpick jean in railroad stripe paired with a silk racer tank in antique floral and Sloane woven leather ivory and navy pumps. Perfect!!!

 

 

 

 

Stripe on Stripe Two Ways:

 

Boden Spring Trench

Boden Spring Trench

Boden Multi Stripe Rainy Day Mac

Boden Multi Stripe Rainy Day Mac

 

 

 

 

Boden Spring Trench, bodenusa.com, $198.00

Multi Stripe Rainy Day Mac, bodenusa.com, $178.00

 

 

 

Michelle Dockery on the Cover of Bazaar Magazine Wears Stripes on Stripes

Michelle Dockery on the Cover of Bazaar Magazine Wears Stripes on Stripes

 

 

 

Stripes & Spots

 

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

 

 

 

Breton Tunic and Pointed Polka Dot Sling backs

Breton Tunic and Pointed Polka Dot Sling backs

 

Breton Tunic Top, bodenusa.com, $78.00

Pointed Polka Dot Sling Backs, bodenusa.com, $108.00

 

 

Jeweled Stripes:

 

JCrew Collection Jeweled Shoulder Hand-Applied Opalescent Stone Pale Blue Striped Shirt

JCrew Collection Jeweled Shoulder Hand-Applied Opalescent Stone Pale Blue Striped Shirt

 

 

 

Stripes & Monogram:

 

Cara Delevingne carries a Fendi Peek-a-boo-baguette.  Photo Courtesy of:  Cosmopolitan HK

Cara Delevingne carries a Fendi Peek-a-boo-baguette. Photo Courtesy of: Cosmopolitan HK

 

 

 

Bold Stripes Meet Soft Lace:

 

 

Zara T-Shirt with Lace Detail

Zara T-Shirt with Lace Detail

Heirloom Drop Waist Dress from Forever 21

Heirloom Drop Waist Dress from Forever 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

T-shirt with lace detail, zara.com, $35.90

Heirloom Drop Waist Dress, forever21.com, $29.80

 

 

 

Burberry Prorsum Cotton Lace Skirt for $2,995.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

Burberry Prorsum Cotton Lace Skirt for $2,995. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

 

 

 

Stripes, Lace, Florals and Tassels—You Can’t Believe How Easy it Looks!

 

 

Sundance Timeless Lines Top and Meadow Crewelwork Cardigan

Sundance Timeless Lines Top and Meadow Crewelwork Cardigan

 

 

Timeless Lines Top, sundancecatalog.com, $68.00

Meadow Crewelwork Cardigan, sundancecatalog.com, $148.00

Feather Light Boots, sundancecatalog.com, $174.00

 

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Enlist in Navy

  • 15th January 2014

You may not be headed to St. Tropez, or anywhere along the French coast, but making a nod to the Breton top this spring will steer you well.

 

 

Gorgeous Chloe 2014 Nautical Designs.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Gorgeous Chloe 2014 Nautical Designs. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

 

 

The  marinière, or more commonly known striped Breton shirt, was a uniform of seamen in Brittany around 1850.  According to various sources, the original shirt featured 21 stripes, one corresponding to each of Napoleon’s victories.

 

Coco Chanel.  Photo Courtesy of: WikiFashion

Coco Chanel. Photo Courtesy of: WikiFashion

Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel in a Breton top.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.hk

Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel in a Breton top. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.hk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a visit to the coast, Coco Chanel was inspired by the seamen’s uniform and introduced it into her collection in 1917.  She paired the top with wide flared trousers (see above).  A style that endures today almost 100 years later and still caught our eye when flipping through Vogue HK.

 

 

Cropped breton top meets flared trousers with a tuxedo stripe.  A look inspired by Coco Chanel almost 100 years ago, still timeless!  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Cropped breton top meets flared trousers with a tuxedo stripe. A look inspired by Coco Chanel almost 100 years ago, still timeless! Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

 

 

Here are a few ways to shop this enduring look:

 

Then

1972 Christian Dior.  Photo Courtesy of Vogue.hk

1972 Christian Dior. Photo Courtesy of Vogue.hk

 

 

Today

 

Chloe 2014 Striped Twill Dress

Chloe 2014 Striped Twill Dress

Chloe 2014 Striped Twill Dress

 

 

 

 

Chloe Striped Twill Dress, net-a-porter.com, $1,895.00

 

 

Stripe Swirl Floppy Hat Anthropologie

Stripe Swirl Floppy Hat Anthropologie

 

 

Stripe Swirl Floppy Hat, anthropologie.com, $58.00

 

 

Chanel Camelia Embellished Striped Sneakers.  Photo Courtesy of:  Cosmopolitan HK

Chanel Camelia Embellished Striped Sneakers. Photo Courtesy of: Cosmopolitan HK

 

(Price above:  Hong Kong dollars NOT US) 

 

 

Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs.  Photo Courtesy of:  Cosmopolitan HK

Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs. Photo Courtesy of: Cosmopolitan HK

 

 

 

 

Keds Kate Spade New York Kick Sneaker in Mariner
Keds Kate Spade New York Kick Sneaker in Mariner

 

 

Keds for Kate Spade New York “Kick Sneaker,” katespade.com, $75.00

 

Kate Spade Seaside Stripe Sutton Hand bag
Kate Spade Seaside Stripe Sutton Hand bag

 

 

Kate Spade Seaside Stripe Sutton Hand Bag, katespade.com, $298.00

 

 

Then:

 

Illustration by Carl Oscar August Erickson--Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Illustration by Carl Oscar August Erickson–Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Photo Courtesy of Vogue: HK

Photo Courtesy of Vogue: HK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today:

 

Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2014.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.HK

Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2014. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.HK

 

 

Lightly striped dress from Dior. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

Lightly striped dress from Dior. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

 

Mango Striped Jersey Dress from House of Fraser

Mango Striped Jersey Dress from House of Fraser

Zig Zag Stripe Shorts from JCrew

Zig Zag Stripe Shorts from JCrew

 

 

 

Mango Striped Jersey Dress, houseoffraser.co.uk., £ 24.99

 

Zigzag stripe short, jcrew.com, $69.50

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Elle Décor

Photo Courtesy of Elle Décor

 

 

Chloe Cosmopolitan HK

Chloe Cosmopolitan HK

Chloe Bib Detailed Fine Knit Sweater

Chloe Bib Detailed Fine Knit Sweater

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chloe bib-detailed fine-knit wool sweater, net-a-porter.com, $1050.00

 

 

Christian Louboutin Just Soon 85 Striped Canvas Pumps

Christian Louboutin Just Soon 85 Striped Canvas Pumps

 

 

 

Christian Louboutin Just Soon 85 Striped Canvas Pumps, net-a-porter.com, $795.00

 

 

Louis Vuitton 2014 Scarf.  Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue HK

Louis Vuitton 2014 Scarf. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

 

 

 

Then:

 

Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue HK

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

 

 

 

 

 

Today:

 

Acne Studios 2014.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Acne Studios 2014. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

 

 

Thakoon lace-trimmed stripe silk jumpsuit
Thakoon lace-trimmed stripe silk jumpsuit

 

 

 

Thakoon lace-trimmed stripe silk jumpsuit, net-a-porter.com, $1220.00

 

 

 

Asos multi striped shorts
Top Shop Moto Stripe Denim Skirt

 

 

 

 

Asos shorts in multi stripe, us.asos.com, $46.30

 

Topshop Moto Stripe Denim Skirt, topshop.com, $64.00

 

Valentino Crop Multi Stripe Sweater
Valentino Crop Multi Stripe Sweater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentino multi stripe sweater, matchesfashion.com, $1,650.00

 

 

JCrew Textured Stripe Shorts in Navy

JCrew Textured Stripe Shorts in Navy

 

 

Coming soon…..

 

JCrew Striped Tee Linen in C'est La Vie

JCrew Striped Tee Linen in C’est La Vie

 

 

Coming soon….

 

 

JCrew Toothpick Jean in Railroad Stripe

JCrew Toothpick Jean in Railroad Stripe

JCrew Toothpick Jean in Railroad Stripe

JCrew Toothpick Jean in Railroad Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

 

JCrew Toothpick Jean in Railroad Stripe, $135.00

‘Kick’ Yourself Into High Style Color

  • 13th January 2014

 

Solange Knowles X Puma's Girls of Blaze Disc Collection

Solange Knowles masterminds Puma’s Girls of Blaze Disc Collection

 

 

In February 2014 the iconic Puma Disc Blaze collection will be released and more importantly, designed for the first time for women.  At the helm of the collection showcasing four unique versions is an iconic femme herself, synonymous with the word style—Solange.

 

Late last year, Puma announced a special relationship with Solange as she comes aboard as creative consultant for the brand.

 

 

Puma creative sent out via Instagram by Ms. Knowles to announce the collaboration and the Blaze Disc.

Puma creative sent out via Instagram by Ms. Knowles to announce the collaboration and the Blaze Disc.

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Jonesmagazine.com

Photo Courtesy of Jonesmagazine.com

 

 

Through her design, Solange points a nod in the direction all eyes will be pointing in 2014—Brazil.  As the country gets ready to hold the World Cup, the collection celebrates the nation’s aesthetic through design.

 

 

Photo Courtesy of: thefashionfoot.com

Photo Courtesy of: thefashionfoot.com

 

 

 

The Disc Blaze first came out in 1992 as the world’s first laceless running shoe.  Today it strides right back into the spotlight with style and street cred.

 

 

 

Solange Knowles Disc Blaze Puma Collection

 

 

Sure to fly off of shelves in February it’s worth that special mark in your calendar.

 

 

Solange Knowles Disc Blaze Puma Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks to Love from 2013…

  • 11th December 2013

As 2013 winds to a close, we recap some of our favorites from the year that did not necessarily fit into a tidily packaged post, but never-the-less deserve a moment in the spotlight.

 

Call it what you want, tusk, horn, shark tooth—its cool factor cannot be denied:

 

Givenchy Shark Tooth Earring

Givenchy Shark Tooth Earring. Photo Courtesy of Vogue.de

Givenchy Shark Tooth Earring

 

 

Givenchy Large Shark Tooth Earring in Plexiglass
Givenchy Shark Tooth Brass Earring in Pale Gold

 

 

 

Givenchy Large Shark Earring in Stone and Plexiglass, net-a-porter.com, $710.00

Givenchy Star Shark Tooth Brass Earring in Pale Gold, forwardforward.com, $400.00

 

 

Aurelie Bidermann Caftan Moon gold-plated faux horn necklace

 

 

Caftan Moon Horn Necklace, aureliebidermann.com, 775 €

 

 

Aurelie Bidermann Caftan Moon gold-plated faux horn necklace

 

 

 

 

 

If you were not already inspired to look for the perfect “little black jumpsuit,” here is your inspiration:

 

Cannes, Carey Mulligan and Balenciaga.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan

Cannes, Carey Mulligan and Balenciaga. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

 

 

 

Just when you thought you had seen it all in design….along comes Celine:

 

Celine's all enveloping coat—like a never-ending hug!

Celine’s all enveloping dress—like a never-ending hug!

 

 

The cuff grabbed hold of us in 2013 and is here to stay:

 

Chanel Cuff, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan.

Chanel Cuff, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan.

 

 

 

Embellished sneakers elevated the art of “working out:”

 

Chanel tweed and sequin tennis shoe

Chanel tweed and sequin trainer

 

 

 

Cheeky purses and clutches popped-up everywhere:

 

Charlotte Olympia Lights Camera Action Clutch Bag

Charlotte Olympia Lights Camera Action Clutch Bag. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan

 

 

 

Chanel, Lanvin and Derek Lam showcased interchangeable belts/necklaces/chokers:

 

Derek Lam buckle choker

Derek Lam buckle choker

 

 

With mid-riffs spotted all over town, these gorgeous jeans from Chloé perfectly frame a toned tummy:

 

 

Chloé Jeans.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle.fr

Chloé Jeans. Photo Courtesy of: Elle.fr

 

 

Chloé Jeans.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle.fr

Chloé Jeans. Photo Courtesy of: Elle.fr

 

 

Ferragamo enhanced the already trendy and flattering cut-out boot by adding the lace-up :

 

Ferragamo Cut-out Lace-up Leather Boot

Salvatore Ferragamo

Ferragamo Lace-up, Cut-out Boots

Ferragamo, photo courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

 

Hippie style got beautifully elevated:

 

Ermanno Scervino Dress, Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK

Ermanno Scervino Dress, Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK

Frye Boots

Frye Boots

 

 

Lanvin Oversized Word Necklaces:

 

Literally the perfect accompaniment to any outfit, they can lend flirty flippancy to a formal outfit and just as easily dress-up and aggrandize a simple jeans and t-shirt look.

 

 

Lanvin LOVE belt and Happy Necklace

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan

 

 

Lanvin Love Collier

 

 

 

Lanvin Cool Necklace

Photo Courtesy of: Neiman Marcus

 

 

Lanvin Love You Necklace

 

 

If you are reticent to wear these statements as a necklace, try them as a ring:

 

Lanvin Love Ring

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.de

Lanvin Love Ring

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.de

 

Fingerless gloves were not just for bikers:

 

Our favorites are the Chanel Camellia Fingerless gloves in tartan from the Edinburgh Fall 2013 Collection

 

Chanel Tartan Camellia Fingerless Gloves

Chanel Tartan Camellia Fingerless Gloves

 

 

 

Chains adorned everything:

 

 givenchy riccardo tisci chain sandals in elle.fr

These Givenchy Riccardo Tisci Chain Sandals are one-of-a-kind. Photo Courtesy of: Elle.fr

 

 

Givenchy Curb Chain Ankle Boot

Givenchy Curb Chain Ankle Boot. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.de

 

 

 

Givenchy Curb Chain Ankle Boot
Givenchy Curb Chain Ankle Boot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Givenchy Curb Chain Ankle Boot, barneys.com, $1550.00 (available on pre-order)

 

 

 

Pop Art Abounds—Part Deux

  • 7th December 2013

Our first look at Pop Art for Spring 2014 shone a spotlight on Prada.  Today we take-in the whole array of whimsical and splashy, modern and comical.

 

 

Jimmy Choo pop art clutch, photo courtesy of Harper's Bazaar UK

Jimmy Choo pop art clutch, photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar UK

 

 

 

Stella McCartney’s Match Jeweled Embellishments:

 

Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Clutch with Embellishments, available at Saks.

Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Clutch with Embellishments, available at Saks.

The Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Cruise Collection.  Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue Russia

The Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Cruise Collection. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

 

Stella McCartney White Embellished Mini Skirt Saks
White Embellished Stella McCartney Mini Skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Embellished Mini Skirt Stella McCartney, saksfifthavenue.com, $1460

 

 

Kerry Washington wears Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Shift Dress

Kerry Washington wears Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Shift Dress

Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Shift Dress at Neiman Marcus

 

Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Shift Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $2955.00

 

 

 

More artful ideas:

 

Christian Dior Andy Warhol Shoe Pink Leather Purse

Christian Dior Andy Warhol Shoe Pink Leather Purse

 

 

 

Fendi Eyes Clutch

Fendi Eyes Clutch

 

 

 

Kate Spade Wise Owl Clutch

Kate Spade Wise Owl Clutch

 

 

Kate Spade Wise Owl Clutch, katespade.com, $378.00

 

 

 

Chiara Ferragni Lipstick Glitter Loafers at Luisaviaroma.com

Chiara Ferragni Lipstick Glitter Loafers at Luisaviaroma.com

 

 

Chiara Ferragni Lipstick Glitter Loafers, luisaviaroma.com, $211.00

 

 

Miu Miu Cat Print Leather Mary Jane Ballet Flats

 

 

Miu Miu Patent Leather Cat-Print Mary Jane Ballet Flats, saks.com, $750.00

 

 

 

Charlotte Olympia Kiss Me Betsy Ankle Bootie in Black&Red

 

 

Charlotte Olympia Kiss Me Betsy Ankle Bootie in Black&Red, bergdorfgoodman.com, $1,195.00

 

 

Dior Bird of Paradise and Tropical Florals Coat.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle HK

Dior Bird of Paradise and Tropical Florals Coat. Photo Courtesy of: Elle HK

 

 

 

Brush Stroke Eyelids in bright yellow paired with Stella McCartney Cruise 2014. Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue Russia

Brush Stroke Eyelids in bright yellow paired with Stella McCartney Cruise 2014. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

 

 

 

Taking Cues from Comic Strips, We Love the Nail Art that Surfaced in the Holiday Saks Fifth Avenue Look Book (Here’s a Peek!)

 

 

 

Pop Art Super Hero Nails

Pop Art Super Hero Nails. Photo Courtesy of: Saks Fifth Avenue

 

 

nailssaks3

 

 

The Total Effect in a Jumpsuit:

 

Theory Romper available at Bergdorf Goodman

Theory Silk Jumpsuit available at Bergdorf Goodman

 

 

Theory Hendrina Printed Silk Jumpsuit, bergdorfgoodman.com, $415.00

 

 

This Case Will Always Pop Out at You:

 

Heys Britto "A New Day" 30" Spinner Case

 

 

Heys Britto “A New Day” 30″ Spinner Case, bloomingdales.com, $350.00

 

 

One of our Favorite Dresses of the 2014 Resort Season—Pop Art Meets Safari:

 

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2014 'Lion' Safari Print Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2014

 

 

Pop Art takes the common and ordinary and elevates it through playful interpretation.  Miu Miu brings a song to your every step….

 

 

Music Note Print Patent Leather Pumps Miu Miu

Music Note Print Patent Leather Pumps Miu Miu

 

 

Miu Miu Music Note Print Patent Leather Pumps, saksfifthavenue.com, $675.00

 

 

The Paint-Splattered Cuff:

 

Chanel Paint-Splattered Cuffs

 

 

 

Last Look: Cozy & Chic

 

Alice + Olivia Face Cardigan

Alice + Olivia Face Cardigan

BCBG Bulldog Knit Sweater

BCBG Bulldog Knit Sweater

 

 

 

 Alice + Olivia Face Patterned Cardigan, saksfifthavenue.com, $275.00

BCBG Studded Bulldog Intarsia Sweater, saksfifthavenue.com, $268.00

 

 

Pop Art Abounds—Part Un

  • 25th November 2013

As 2014 spring resort wear sashayed down the runway one thing was abundantly clear, pop art took center stage.

 

 

Pop Art Print Prada 2014 Spring Resort

Pop Art Print Prada 2014 Spring Resort—Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of: InStyle UK

Photo Courtesy of: InStyle UK

 

 

At Prada it came in all forms of bright, but  the ‘Aloha Spirit‘ was a main theme with hibiscus and palms gracing everything from silk bomber jackets to furs, handbags to jewels.

 

 

A silk Prada shirt looks scrumptious paired with Chloé shorts and a Céline cuff.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

A silk Prada shirt looks scrumptious paired with Chloé shorts and a Céline cuff. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

 

 

Prada Dress with Cartier Earrings.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

Prada Dress with Cartier Earrings. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

 

 

 

Prada Hibiscus Print Blue Handbag Resort 2014 Spring Collection

Handbags should be available in most boutiques soon for holiday shopping.

 

 

Prada Black & Red Hibiscus Print Purse Resort Spring 2014 Collection

 

 

 

 

Prada Spring 2014 Resort Handbag

Prada Spring 2014 Resort Handbag

 

 

 

Prada Spring 2014 Resort Hand Bag

Photo Courtesy of: Cosmopolitan HK

 

 

 

One of our favorite handbags illustrated by Jeanne Deallante:

 

 

 

Prada Hawaiian Lady Pop Art Purse Resort Spring 2014 Collection

Hawaiian Lady Pop Art Purse, Prada. Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

 

 

 

Prada Saffiano Sac en Cuir

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Paris

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue Paris

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Paris

 

 

Prada Make-up Face Printed Saffiano Tote, saks.com, $3950.00

 

Hawaiian Iconography Even Graces Tech Accoutrements:

 

Prada Holiday Collection Hawaiian Inspired iPad and iPhone Cases

Photo Courtesy of: bagaholicboy.com

 

 

Prada Holiday Collection Hawaiian Inspired iPad and iPhone Cases

Photo Courtesy of: Bagaholicboy.com

 

 

 

Prada Airplane Key Ring in Blue Spring Resort 2014

Photo Courtesy of: Cosmopolitan HK

 

 

Bright Blue Hibiscus Earrings are Showstoppers:

 

 

Bright Blue Hibiscus Earrings Prada Resort Collection Spring 2014

 

 

 

The Tropical Leaf Motif:

 

Prada Tropical Leaf Motif Coat Spring 2014 Resort Collection

The look from Prada Spring 2014 Resort

Past Inspiration

Past Inspiration?  Possibly? Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

 

 

 

Stay tuned for Part Deux featuring artistic looks from Diane von Furstenberg, Dior, Stella McCartney….

 

Cricket Calling

  • 21st November 2013
Chanel 2014 Cruise Collection featuring Cricket Sweaters and Shin Guards.

Chanel 2014 Cruise Collection featuring Cricket Sweaters and Shin Guards.

 

The ‘gentleman’s game’ is brought to life with high style courtesy of Chanel’s 2014 Cruise Collection.  It’s definitely not politically correct but the term ‘colonial cool,’ which has been thrown around with this collection has never been more apropos.

 

 

Chanel Cricket Jumper Spring Summer 2014

Chanel Cricket Jumper Spring Summer 2014. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

 

Chanel 2014 Cruise Collection featuring Cricket Sweaters
Chanel 2014 Cruise Collection featuring Cricket Sweaters

 

If you are reticent to don the Chanel shin guards, you have to admit the classic ‘cricket jumper’ has never looked better!  

 

 

Pippa Middleton wearing a cricket jumper in Vogue Australia

Pippa Middleton wearing a cricket jumper in Vogue Australia

 

 

 

Pair it non-chalantly with your favorite leather bomber a la Kate Moss below:

 

 

 

Kate Moss, Photo Courtesy of: The Look UK

Kate Moss, Photo Courtesy of: The Look UK

 

Our favorites of the bunch:

 

 

Boden Cricket Sweater

Boden Cricket Sweater

 

 

Cricket Sweater, bodenusa.com, $98.00

 

 

Rag & Bone Sweater.  Photo Courtesy of:  British Vogue

Rag & Bone Sweater. Photo Courtesy of: British Vogue

 

 

 

 

Rag & Bone Talia Chunky Knit V-Neck Sweater
Rag & Bone Talia Chunky Knit V-Neck Sweater

Rag & Bone Talia Chunky Knit V-Neck Sweater

 

 

 

 

Rage & Bone Talia Chunky Knit V-Neck Sweater, neimanmarcus.com, $395.00

 

 

TommyHilfigerTandy V-Neck Sweater
TommyHilfiger Tandy V-Neck Sweater

 

 

 

Tommy Hilfiger Tandy V-Neck Sweater

 

 

Tommy Hilfiger Tandy  V-Neck Sweater, houseoffraser.co,uk, £ 125.00

 

 

 

Semon Cashmere Cricket Jumper

 

 

Semon Cashmere Cricket Jumper, wolfandbadger.com, £387.00

 

Ralph Lauren V-Neck Cricket Sweater
Ralph Lauren Cricket Vest

 

 

 

 

Ralph Lauren V-Neck Cricket Sweater, bloomingdales.com, $99.50

Ralph Lauren Cricket Vest, harrods.com, £80.00

 

 

 

ProSport Supima Tennis/Cricket V-Neck Sweater

 

 

ProSport Supima Tennis/Cricket V-Neck Sweater, brooksbrothers.com, $54.00

 

 

 

Joseph Ecru Wool-Cotton V-Neck Pullover

 

 

 

 

Joseph Ecru Wool-Cotton V-Neck Pullover, stylebop.com, $310.00

 

V Neck Cricket Sweater Tommy Hilfiger

 

 

 

V Neck Cricket Sweater, usa.tommy.com, $99.99

 

 

Back Stage at Chanel Cruise Collection 2014

Back Stage at Chanel Cruise Collection 2014

 

 

 

Band of Outsiders Deep V Tennis Sweater in Yellow and Black

Band of Outsiders Black & Yellow Deep V Cricket Jumper. Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

Sport Max Deep V Tennis Jumper in Navy and White

Sport Max Deep V Cricket Jumper in Navy & White. Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

Pair Your Cricket Jumper with Dramatic Eyes:

 

 

Chanel Cruise Collection 2014

Chanel Cruise Collection 2014

 

 

Chanel Cruise Collection 2014 Photo Courtesy of Vogue.com UK

Chanel Cruise Collection 2014 Photo Courtesy of Vogue.com UK

 

 

Cricket Inspired Collages from Vogue Australia:

 

 

Cricket Inspired Collage

Cricket Inspired Collage

 

 

 

What to wear when Cricket Calls!

What to wear when Cricket Calls!

 

 

.

Mini Pleats Make a Big Statement for Spring

  • 18th November 2013

Moving on from school uniforms and traditional tartans, pleating gets a whole new look this spring with shimmery metallics and gossamer chiffon being the fabric of choice for this favorite.

 

Pleats on the 2014 runway at Proenza Schouler

Pleats on the 2014 runway at Proenza Schouler. Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

Alberta Ferretti 2014 Spring Runway

Alberta Ferretti 2014 Spring Runway

 

 

 

Proenza Schouler in Vogue Hong Kong

Proenza Schouler in Vogue Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

More pleats abound at Gucci 2014

More pleats abound at Gucci 2014

 

 

How to make the above miniscule pleats work for you:

 

Pleated Silk Top Vanessa Bruno
Rchas Pleated Silk-Twill Blouse

 

 

Pleated Silk Top, Vanessa Bruno, mytheresa.com, € 352.00

Silk-Twill Blouse, Rochas, net-a-porter.com, $1150.00

 

 

Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi Pleated Blouse

Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi Pleated Plunge Blouse. Photo courtesy of: GapPress

 

 

The Dress & Jumpsuit:

 

Kyoto-Pleated-Crepe-Dress-Alice-by-Temperley
Alice + Olivia Sheer Pleated Chiffon Jumpsuit

 

 

 

 

Kyoto Pleated Crepe Dress Alice by Temperley, net-a-porter.com, $495.00

Alice + Olivia Sheer Pleated Chiffon Jumpsuit, neimanmarcus.com, $495.00 (Available on Pre-Order)

 

 

Rubied Dusk Dress Anthropologie
Rubied Dusk Dress Anthropologie

 

 

Rubied Dusk Dress, anthropologie.com, $298.00

 

Marc Jacobs Bicolor Pleated Tie Dress

 

Marc Jacobs Bicolor Pleated Tie Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $1800 (Available on Pre-Order)

 

 

 

JCrew Collection Pleated Crepe Shirtdress
JCrew Collection Pleated Crepe Shirtdress

 

 

 

JCrew Collection Pleated Crepe Shirtdress, net-a-porter.com, $198.00

 

 

 

Ivory Tiered Pleated Dress with Zardosi Work

Ivory Tiered Pleated Dress with Zardosi Work

 

 

 

Pleated skirts are mostly high-wasted and ‘midi’

 

Vincenzo Runway Pleated Skirts 2014
Vincenzo Runway Pleated Skirts 2014

Vincenzo Runway Pleated Skirts 2014. Photos courtesy of: Gap Press

 

 

Pleated Midi Skirt
Forever 21 Chic Accordion Pleated Maxi Skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pleated Midi Skirt, zara.com, $79.90

Forever 21 Chic Accordion Pleated Maxi Skirt, forverer21.com, $23.00

 

Christopher Kane Black & White Pleated Midi Skirt
Christopher Kane Black & White Pleated Midi Skirt

 

 

Christopher Kane Black & White Pleated Midi Skirt, montaignemarket.com, 570,00 €

 

 

Anthropologie Patula Maxi Skirt

Anthropologie Patula Maxi Skirt

 

 

Anthropologie Patula Maxi Skirt, anthropologie.com, $128.00

 

 

A ‘Last Look’ at how Ferragamo let pleated panels peek out from more traditional kilts:

 

Salvatore Ferragamo 2014 pleated skirts on the runway
Salvatore Ferragamo 2014 pleated skirts on the runway

 

Victoria Beckham Does the Peek-Boo-Pleats As Well:

 

Victoria Beckham Peek-a-Boo Pleats

Victoria Beckham Peek-a-Boo Pleats. Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

Victoria Beckham Oxblood Dress with White Pleats

 

 

Shimmery Metallic Pleated Dress in Vogue Hong KongShimmery Metallic Pleated Dress in Vogue Hong Kong

Shimmery Metallic Pleated Dress in Vogue Hong Kong

 

 

 

Pleated long tuxedo coat in Vogue Hong Kong is right on trend.

Pleated long tuxedo coat in Vogue Hong Kong is right on trend.

 

 

 

Pleated with peek-a-boo cut outs in Vogue Hong Kong

Pleated with peek-a-boo cut outs in Vogue Hong Kong

 

 

 

Pleated chiffon coupled with metallic shimmer in Vogue Hong Kong

Pleated chiffon coupled with metallic shimmer in Vogue Hong Kong

A New Look for Leather

  • 14th November 2013
Perfect Leather Trouser Pants

Perfect Leather Trousers. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Deutsche

 

 

While perusing Elle (Deutsche) we came upon some leather pieces that looked perfectly chic, but fall out of the standard leather comfort zonetight leather pants/leggings, short leather mini skirts and the classic leather jacket.

 

Leather can be perfectly elegant, even when it’s not clingy and body contouring.   It translates just as easily into pleated trousers, a luxuriously draped cape or an a-line knee scraping midi skirt.

 

 

Soft, buttery leather cape.  Photo courtesy of:  Elle Deutsche

Soft, buttery leather cape. Photo courtesy of: Elle Deutsche

 

 

 

The leather a-line midi.  Photo courtesy of:  Elle Deutsche

The leather a-line midi. Photo courtesy of: Elle Deutsche

 

 

Trade the classic leather jacket for a head-turning leather cape

 

Mulberry Midnight Blue Nappa Leather Cape
Oxblood Mulberry Nappa Leather Cape

 

 

Mulberry Midnight Blue Nappa Leather Cape, net-a-porter.com, $3800.00

Oxblood Mulberry Nappa Leather Cape, mulberry.com, $3800.00

 

 

Cara Delevingne wears the Mulberry Leather Cape in Oxblood

Cara Delevingne wears the Mulberry Leather Cape in Oxblood

 

 

Even a Cascading, Long Leather Trench Looks Undeniably Elegant:

 

 

Prada Leather Jackets and Belts.  Photo Courtesy of: Tatler

Prada Leather Jackets and Belts. Photo Courtesy of: Tatler

 

The Mini Gets Replaced With a Roomier, A-Line, Elegant Midi

 

Asos White Midi Skirt in Pleated Leather
Asos White Midi Skirt in Pleated Leather

 

 

 

 

Asos White Midi Skirt in Pleated Leather, us.asos.com, $266.97

 

Katia Circle Skater Skirt

 

Katia Circle Skater Skirt, whistles.co.uk, $156.75

 

 

Lose the Leather Leggings and Welcome a More Forgiving Trouser

 

 

Rachel Zoe 'Phoenix' Cropped Leather Trouser

 

Rachel Zoe ‘Phoenix’ Cropped Leather Trouser, farfetch.com, $1026.47

 

 

Ganni Cordovan Leather Trouser
Ganni Cordovan Leather Trouser

 

Ganni Cordovan Leather Trouser, my-wardrobe.com, $426.00

 

 

T Alexander Wang Leather Trouser

 

 

T Alexander Wang Leather Trouser, otteny.com, $1150.00

 

 

Chanel colorful leather pants.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle Italia

Chanel colorful leather pants. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Italia

 

 

Instantly Chic 

 

 

Balenciaga Glove Leather Slingback Sandals

 

 

 

Stripe knit T-shirt, T by Alexander Wang, matchesfashion.com, $270.00

 

Balenciaga Glove Leather Slingback Sandals, matchesfashion.com, $725.00

 

 

Their Moment in the Sun Continues…

  • 12th November 2013
Marni Spring 2014 Collection showcases visors.

The visor has 9-lives appearing again on the Marni Spring 2014 runway.

 

 

Early this year, or late in 2012 Lanvin gave a whole new look to the visor via their Resort Collection Look Book and since that bright moment, the visor has remained in the sun.  Marni’s Spring 2014 Collection showcased various specially made visors—either sporting an architectural element or a jewel-encrusted theme.

 

 

At Marni Spring 2014 Visors Complemented all Outfits.

Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

Visors were complemented by sport striped flip-flops and sweat-inspired wristlets.

 

Marni 2014 Resort Collection

 

 

 

While they were made specially for this show, Marni has ensured that this accessory will continue to turn heads even as the year and seasons change.

 

Marni 2014 Spring Visors Up Close

Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

 

 

Visors at the Marni 2014 Runway Show

Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

 

Goodbye to Bad Hair Days!  Fashionable Visors on the Market:

 

 

Larissa Hadjio Cat Ear Visor

 

 

Larissa Hadjio Cat Ear Visor, farfetch.com, $287.00

 

 

 

Helen Kaminski Mandisa Raffia Visor

Helen Kaminski Mandisa Raffia Visor

 

 

Helen Kaminski Mandisa Raffia Visor, harveynichols.com, £135.00

 

 

 

Chanel Visor Sunglasses retail at: £460

Chanel Visor Sunglasses retail at: £460

 

 

 

Opening Ceremony 99% IS-Leather Sun Visor

 

99% IS-Leather Sun Visor, openingceremony.com, $320.00

 

Rihanna in Lanvin Rose Visor

Rihanna in Lanvin Rose Visor

La Vie en Rose—For Real!

La Vie en Rose—For Real!

 

Lanvin Clear Visor in Rose
Lanvin Clear Visor in Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lanvin Rose Clear Visor, shop.nordstrom.com, $389.00

 

 

Gucci GC Visor with Signature Web

 

Gucci GC Visor with Signature Web, neimanmarcus.com, $175.00

 

Larissa Hadjio Black Handmade Calf Leather Visor

 

Larissa Hadjio Black Handmade Calf Leather Visor, larissa-hadjio.myshopify.com, £188.00

 

 

 

Camo Visor Etsy

 

 

Camo Visor, etsy.com, $22.00

Spring 2014: Coin this Look!

  • 8th November 2013

 

Oversized Coin Belts at Dolce & Gabbana

Oversized Coin Belt at Dolce and Gabbana

 

 

 

How to make coins indisputably cool!  Elle Mexico fashions Dolce & Gabbana's coin accessories perfectly.

How to make coins indisputably cool! Elle Mexico fashions Dolce & Gabbana’s coin accessories perfectly.

 

 

Oversized coins anchor belts, make a splash on sandals and dangle from necklaces and chandelier earrings on the Spring 2014 Dolce & Gabbana runway.  Blazers, minis and blouses also adopt smartly fashioned coin motifs.

 

Coin Blouse Dolce & Gabbana

Coin blouse. Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

Coin motif from Dolce & Gabbana

Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

Ancient coinage and Sicilian antiquity appeared to be the main inspiration.

 

Dolce & Gabbana Coin Sandals up close

Dolce & Gabbana Coin Earrings and Blazer

 

 

According to an article published by the University of Warwick, Research Fellow Dr. Clare Rowan identifies the ancient coin that inspired the large gold coin belt (below) as, a coin type of Syracuse from the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Coin Dress

 

 

Gold Coin Medallion Offsets Playful Polka Dots at Dolce & Gabbana 2014

Gold Coin Medallion Offsets Playful Polka Dots

Ancient Syracuse Coin

Photo Courtesy of: University of Warwick

 

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Mini Bag and Sandals inspired by Roma Imperiale

Dolce & Gabbana Mini Bag and Sandals inspired by Roma Imperiale. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Italia

 

 

 

 

 

“Syracuse was one of the most powerful states in ancient Sicily and its power manifested itself in the production of spectacular coin designs, which were struck onto very large pieces of silver.  The motif appropriated by Dolce & Gabbana shows the nymph Arethusa surrounded by dolphins. In mythology Arethusa was associated with a spring near Syracuse.”  (Adapted from warwick.ac.uk)

 

 

Coin Medallion at Dolce & Gabbana Runway 2014

 

 

“The image was, and remains, powerful: even today, coin collectors and scholars see the coinage of Syracuse as one of the great artistic products of antiquity.”  (Adapted from warwick.ac.uk)

 

 

The ultimate 'Coin Purse'

The ultimate ‘Coin Purse.’ Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

 

 

Coin head bands from Dolce & Gabbana neatly wrap around a braided up-do in Elle Mexico.

Coin head bands from Dolce & Gabbana neatly wrap around a braided up-do in Elle Mexico.

The Dolce & Gabbana  coins accented by sprays of delicate white flowers are particularly alluring.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle Mexico

The Dolce & Gabbana coins accented by sprays of delicate white flowers are particularly alluring. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Mexico

 

 

 

Where to Find Wearable Coins Before These Looks Make it to the Masses:

 

Dolce & Gabbana Filigrana Gold-Plated Chandelier Clip Earrings

 

Dolce & Gabbana Filigrana Gold-Plated Chandelier Clip Earrings, net-a-porter.com, $1275.00

 

Dolce & Gabbana Coin Earrings

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Coin Earrings, store.dolcegabbana.com, $495.00

 

 

 

 

Chanel Dangle "CC" Coin Bangle

Chanel Dangle “CC” Coin Bangle

 

 

 

Chanel Dangle “CC” Coin Bangle, whatgoesaroundnyc.com, $850.00

 

 

Roman Empress Coin Necklace

 

 

Roman Empress Coin Necklace, store.metmuseum.org, $135.00

 

Worldly Statement Necklace Forever21
Worldly Statement Necklace Forever21

 

 

Worldly Statement Necklace, forever21.com, $14.80

 

 

 

Coin Necklace as worn by Faye Dunaway in the 1967 movie, "Bonnie & Clyde"

Coin Necklace as worn by Faye Dunaway in the 1967 movie, “Bonnie & Clyde”

 

 

 

Asos Coin Jewel Chandelier Earrings

 

Asos Coin Jewel Chandelier Earrings, asos.com, $16.00

 

 

Asos Coin Chandelier Earrings

 

Asos Coin Chandelier Earrings, asos.com, $10.00

 

 

Fallon Jewelry Coin Bib Necklace

 

Fallon Jewelry Coin Bib Necklace, shopbop.com, $325.00

 

 

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Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Plated Coin Necklace

 

 

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Plated Coin Necklace, net-a-porter.com, $180.00

 

 

Free People Goldbarr Mykonos Layered Chain Necklace with Coins

 

 

 

Goldbarr Mykonos Layered Chain Necklace, freepeople.com, $108.00

 

 

A Sea of Gold, Medallions and Coins at Dolce & Gabbana 2014.

A Sea of Gold, Medallions and Coins at Dolce & Gabbana 2014. Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

The Beanie’s Big Splash

  • 3rd November 2013

This season we first noticed the beanie in Australian Vogue’s gorgeous “Wild Rose,” feature wherein the oversized accessory looks luxuriously cozy atop her cascading tresses, followed by flowing rich fabrics.

 

Holly Rose Emery in Australian Vogue

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

 

Holly Rose Emery in Vogue Australia

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

The decadent dusty rose beanie worn throughout the shoot is by Giles, retailing at $850.00.  On the runway it received extra accessories by way of shiny pins and dangling feathers and came in a range of colors.

 

cara delevingne wears Giles oversized white beanie
Giles oversize beanie with feather
Giles  oversize beanie in brown

 

Knitters the world over stand to make a pretty penny at trying to duplicate them this season.  Playing into this trend, Anthropologie had winter’s biggest hat on the cover and inside cover of their winter catalogue.

 

 

 

Anthropologie Pommed Peak Beanie
Anthropologie Flecked Pastures Beanie

 

While not oversized, neither were prices, both coming in at less than $40.00

 

Pommed Peak Beanie, anthropologie.com, $38.00

Flecked Pastures Beanie, anthropologie.com, $32.00

 

Others worth investigating:

 

Free People Thick Chunky Beanie
Free People Thick Chunky Beanie

 

 

Free People Thick Chunky Beanie, freepeople.com, $38.00

 

Patrizia Fabri Hat Beanie

 

Patrizia Fabri Hat Beanie, Luisaviaroma.com, $154.00

 

Wommelsdorff Stella Beanie
Sunghee Bang Chunky Rodney Beanie

 

Wommelsdorff Hand-Knit Chunky Stella Beanie, barneys.com, $385.00

Sunghee Bang Chunky Rodney Beanie, barneys.com, $235.00

 

 

Eugenia Kim Ellie Fur Beanie
Eugenia Kim Marley Beanie in Cream

 

 

Eugenia Kim Ellie Fur Beanie, shopbop.com, $255.00

Eugenia Kim Marley Beanie in Cream, forwardforward.com, $215.00

 

 

Free People Nolita 2 Tone Fur Beanie

 

 

Free People Nolita 2 Tone Fur Beanie, freepeople.com, $198.00

 

Inspiration from years past  (all photos courtesy of Vogue.de)

 

Audrey Hepburn wearing a winter beanie  in 'Charade' 1963

Audrey Hepburn in ‘Charade’ 1963

 

 

 

Catherine Deneuve wearing a winter beanie in the 1960s

Catherine Deneuve wearing a winter beanie in the 1960s

 

 

Ali MacGraw's winter beanie in 'Love Story' 1970

Ali MacGraw’s winter beanie in ‘Love Story’ 1970

Mark Your Calendars for Marant

  • 30th October 2013

The hotly anticipated collaboration collection between Isabel Marant and H&M debuts in just 2 weeks on November 14th.  We already know it is going to be a sell-out courtesy of the look book and if you still have any doubts they can be washed away after seeing a star-studded lineup looking flawless in her attire.

 

 

Freida Pinto and Olga Kurylenko wear Isabel Marant for H&M.

Freida Pinto and Olga Kurylenko wear Isabel Marant for H&M. Photo Courtesy of: Getty Images

 

 

One reason why we particularly love this collaboration is that her collection for H&M actually looks like pieces we just saw in her 2013 Pre-Fall and Fall collection.  She has not dumbed anything down for the masses, and uses the same signature charcoal grey/bright red and white with a bohemian twist—bold combination.

 

If you missed these amazing jeans earlier this year (below).  You get a second chance at her winning color combo via her pièce de résistance jacket.

 

Isabel Marant jeans Song of Style

Photo Courtesy of: Song of Style.

Isabel Marant for H&M grey, white and red jacket.

Using the same basic colors and bohemian aesthetic.                                                                                          This jacket is available in stores and online for £199.99 on 11/14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We featured this fabulous scarf straight off of the runway in our August 5, 2013 post.  Now you can get an almost identical version.

 

Isabel Marant Scarf. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

Isabel Marant Scarf from her 2013 Pre-Fall Collection. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

Isabel Marant Fall 2013 Collection

Isabel Marant Pre Fall 2013 Collection. Notice the thin scarf of the model on the right.

 

 

Isabel Marant Metallic Scarf H&M

This scarf reminiscent of the two above is available at H&M.

 

 

Metallic scarf available at H&M will retail at a very affordable  £29.99

 

Studs and grommets which factored heavily in her Fall Collections are also beautifully incorporated into the H&M line.

 

 

Isabel Marant Elvis Leather Sandals

Her studded Elvis Leather Sandals caused a stir earlier this year.

Studded Pumps Isabel Marant for H&M

In the same vein, her studded pumps for H&M are already adorning the most fashionable feet.

 

 

Studded pumps available at H&M on 11/14 retail for  £99.99.

 

Buy two or three pieces from this line and you will easily hit on major trends of the season as well as (and most importantly) her very signature style.  This element stayed truly intact with her H&M collection.  The pieces are cutting-edge enough to very easily slide right into all of next year’s seasons.

 

 

Her lace up leather pants capture a trend that has been brewing and picking up momentum since Fendi and DKNY last spring.  At this price point they will make a very big splash.

 

White Leather Lace Up Trousers Isabel Marant for H&M

White leather lace up trousers. How can you go wrong?

Black leather lace up trousers Isabel Marant for H&M.

Perfect for any evening soirée.

 

Leather lace-up trousers available at H&M on 11/14 retail for £179.99

 

 

Lace up leather trousers and sheer shirt Isabel Marant for H&M.

A sleek, sexy and perfect look all from the line. Photo courtesy of: Getty Images.

 

 

 

Marant insists she designs for everyone, which means you!  So get ready to switch on your lap top at 12:00 pm or head to your local store at 8:00 am on 11/14 and claim your favorite pieces.

 

Here are a few more favorites of ours:

 

Isabel Marant for H&M black and white trousers.

Again a signature look available for £59.99

January Jones in Isabel Marant for H&M.

January Jones in trousers and a sheer top from the H&M line.

 

 

Two cute, too cute kids accessories from the line:

 

Greek Fisherman Cap for Kids Isabel Marant for H&M.

Marant offers a chic cap to kids via the Greek Fisherman (check out our 7/18 post for how au courant it is).

Slouchy Suede Boots for girls Isabel Marant for H&M.

Slouchy suede boots for your girls from the Marant H&M line.

 

 

One of the coolest and most unique jumpers of the season:

 

Black and White Loop Jumper Isabel Marant for H&M.

Loop Jumper Available for £69.99

 

 

Perfect Wardrobe Capstone Pieces:

 

Fringe Scarf Isabel Marant for H&M.

Fringe Silk Scarf

Sequin Trousers Isabel Marant for H&M.

Sequin Trousers retail at £149.99

 

(IF YOU FOUND THIS  POST AFTER NOVEMBER 14) AND

YOU MISSED THESE PANTS.….And are still longing for something out of the ordinary sequin, try this sequin blazer from Boden!

 

Sequin Blazer from Boden

 

 

 

Boden Sequin Blazer
Boden Sequin Blazer

 

Sequin Blazer, bodenusa.com, $171.00

 

 

Boden Sequin Blazer

 

 

(Now, back to Marant…..)

 

Beautifully Bohemian:

 

Black and White Dress Isabel Marant for H&M.

Dress available for £69.99.

Strapless Dress Isabel Marant for H&M.

Strapless dress available for £69.99.

 

 

Behind the Scenes Isabel Marant for H&M photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia

Behind the Scenes Isabel Marant for H&M photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia

 

des Plumes

  • 26th September 2013

Do it right and it looks luxuriously elegant….with not a trace of Sesame Street.  Pair feathers with slightly tousled hair and you might have stepped right off the stage at a music festival.

From Chanel’s fall accessory line to eyelashes hitting the fashion runways, feathers are partout!

 

….Some of our favorite ways to fall prey to this look….

 

Naeem Khan channels looks from Gatsby (or maybe it was the reverse?!)

 

Naeem Khan Fall 2013

Naeem Khan Fall 2013, Photo Courtesy of Vogue.fr

Naeem Khan Fall 2013

Naeem Khan Fall 2013, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.fr

 

 

 

Carey Mulligan as Daisy in the Great Gatsby. Photo Courtesy of:  Google Images

Carey Mulligan as Daisy in the Great Gatsby. Photo Courtesy of: Google Images

 

 

How to do the feather cape:

 

Kate Moss for Topshop Black Feather Cape
Black Feather Cape

Pair it with leather and elegant sheers.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.fr

 

 

 

Biba Feather Cape in Black
Biba Feather Cape in White

 

Biba Feather Cape in Black or White, houseoffraser.co.uk,  £ 65.00

 

 

Debenhams Feather Cape
Rare Opulence Feather Cape

 

 

 

Star by Julien Macdonald Black Feather Cape, debenhams.com, £16.50

Rare Opulence Feather Cape, rarelondon.com, £120.00

 

 

Our Favorite Dresses & Skirts:

 

 

Feather Dress Collage

 

 

1.) Jay Ahr Ostrich Feather-Trimmed Jersey Dress, net-a-porter.com, $1560.00

2.) Nanette Lepore Plume Feather-Hem Crepe Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $398.00

3.) Collection Feather Flutter Dress, jcrew.com, $1950.00

4.) Milly Feather Sleeveless Dress, bloomingdales.com, $645.00

 

 

Matthew Williamson Mirror Lace and Feather Dress
Jason Wu Stretch Feather Ostrich Dress

 

 

Matthew Williamson Mirror Feather Dress, matthewwilliamson.com, £3,495.00

Jason Wu Ostrich Feather Dress, farfetch.com, $4950.00

 

Work runway trends into your eye-ensemble!

 

 

Shu Umera Rainbow Feather Eyelashes

 

 

 

Shu Uemura Rainbow Feather Lashes, harrods.com, £34.00

 

 

Bohemian & Dreamy:

 

Sienna Miller in Feather Earrings.

Sienna Miller in Feather Earrings. Photo Courtesy of: Google Images

 

 

 

Aime Parades Earrings
Aime Parades Earrings

 

 

Aime Parades Earrings, modewalk.com, $161.00

 

 

Feather Earring Collage

 

 

5.) Daytrip Feather Earring, buckle.com, $5.36

6.) Nadia Earrings by ToniMay, thegrandsocial.com.au, $89.00

7.) Evocateur Peacock Feather Earrings, ahalife.com, $168.00

8.) House of Cach Italian Horn Feather Earrings, maxandchloe.com, $65.00

 

 

Elegant & Classic:

 

Thomas Sabo Feather Wing Earrings

 

 

Thomas Sabo Feather Wing Earrings, harrods.com, £109.00

 

 

 

 

Jason Wu Ostrich Feather Top Vogue Russia

Ostrich Feather Top by Jason Wu: Photo Courtesy of Vogue Russia

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

 

 

Mixing rose gold, black & feathers this shoe it truly ethereal…

 

The Carlton Shoe Kate Spade

 

 

The Carlton, katespade.com, $598.00

Cape Crusades

  • 18th September 2013

You do not need to be a superhero to don a cape this fall!  The best part is, that like their superhuman counterparts, the cape has many iterations in the form of a dress, coat, blazer, top, even jumpsuit!

 

Bluemarine Vogue Japan

Bluemarine Vogue Japan

Balenciaga, Vogue Collections Paris

Balenciaga, Vogue Collections Paris

 

 

Derek Lam Vogue Collections Paris

Derek Lam Vogue Collections Paris

Burberry, Vogue

Burberry, Vogue

 

 

We take a peek at the most divine in all price ranges from the extraordinary to the more down-to-earth.

 

The Cape Top:

 

 

Dior Cape Top, Saks Fifth Avenue
J Brand Cape Top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dior Cape Top, select Saks Fifth Avenue stores, $2700.00

J Brand Ready-to-Wear Cowley Crepe Top, nordstrom.com, $395.00 (available on pre-order)

 

 

 

Levi Cape Shirt

 

 

Levi’s Cape Shirt, levi.com, $78.00

 

 

The Cape Dress:

 

St. John Cape Dress Saks Fifth Avenue
Yes Clothing Cape Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. John Cape Dress, Available at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores

Inset Cape Two-Tone Dress, yesstyle.com, $122.00

 

 

Bohemian:

 

anthropologie cape

 

 

Alpine Paisley Cape, anthropologie.com, $168.00

 

 

Uber Sleek:

 

Victoria Beckham Blazer Style Cape
Diane von Furstenberg Cape Sleeve Jumpsuit

 

 

 

 

Blazer-Style Cape, Victoria Beckham, mytheresa.com, € 2,275.00

Diane von Furstenberg Lucy Crepe, Cape Sleeve Jumpsuit, bergdorfgoodman.com, $425.00

 

 

 

 

Carey Mulligan looks sharp in Victoria Beckham's Cape Suit.

Carey Mulligan looks sharp in Victoria Beckham’s Cape Suit.

 

 

Structured-Boxy:

 

Marni Glenn Check Cape
Moschino Cape

 

 

 

 

 

Marni Glen Check Cape, barneys.com, $1535.00

Moschino Cape, yoox.com, $515.00

 

Military:

 

La Fiorentina Military Cape
Aran Knit Cape with Leather Buckles

 

 

 

La Fiorentina Military Cape, nordstrom.com, $78.00

Aran Knit Cape with Turtleneck and Leather Buckles, massimodutti.com, $135.00

 

 

 

Wearing Coats as Capes:

 

The how-to for a nonchalant, chic (because it’s just so easy) look!

 

Coats as Capes

Photo Courtesy of Vogue UK

 

 

 

Vintage Chic Look:

 

Cape and beret combination.  Photo courtesy of: Vogue Russia

Cape and beret combination. Photo courtesy of: Vogue Russia

 

 

 

 

 

Scotland’s Seductive Summons—Part Deux

  • 1st September 2013

In the Chanel Pre-Fall collection (pieces are in boutiques now and selling-out rapidly) Lagerfeld took the medieval ornamental ‘sporran’ and transformed it into a gorgeous line of purses and minaudieres.  We’ll highlight those today, alongside another beautiful and famous transformation, that of Inverlochy Castle into a renowned destination hotel.

 

The Sporran as a handbag:

Typically made of leather or fur, often with feather ornamentation, the sporran is a traditional part of male highland dress and functions as a pocket, for the pocketless kilt.

 

Traditional Sporran

Traditional Sporran. Photo Courtesy of: Wikipedia

 

 

Below it is gloriously adapted per Chanel, even for those not Highland-bound:

 

Chanel Pre-Fall Collection Sporran-style purse.

Chanel Pre-Fall Collection Sporran-style purse. Photo Courtesy of: Bragmybag.com

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Lachanelphile.com

Photo Courtesy of Lachanelphile.com

 

 

A few more favorite handbags from the collection include:

 

Beautifully embellished tartan minaudieres.

Beautifully embellished tartan minaudieres.

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of: Citizenoffashion.com

Photo Courtesy of: Citizenoffashion.com

 

 

 

Luxurious velvet clutch-bag

Luxurious velvet clutch-bag

 

 

 

Velvet clutch bag on the runway.

Velvet clutch bag on the runway.

 

 

 

The luxurious tartans and tweeds, pearl embellishments and delicate feathers from the Edinburgh Pre Fall collection could not be more perfectly suited to the impeccably resplendent grounds of Inverlochy Castle Hotel.

 

The drive up to Inverlochy

The drive up to Inverlochy.

 

 

Just a four hour drive (through the Scottish countryside) from Edinburgh, Inverlochy Castle Hotel is a 19th century-baronial mansion located near the town of Fort William.

 

 

The front of Inverlochy as seen from the rolling grounds.

The front of Inverlochy as seen from the rolling grounds.

 

 

It was built in 1863 and retains all of the elegance the time-period afforded.

 

 

The perfect room to take tea.

The perfect room to take tea.

 

 

The main reception room features live music in the evening.

The main reception room features live music in the evening.

 

 

Invelochy Castle Hotel Main Reception

 

 

 

Queen Victoria spent a week at Inverlochy in 1873 remarking, “I never saw a lovelier, more romantic spot.”  The Queen’s suite allows you to share in her wonderment.

 

Dress for dinner, but sorry there are no Lady's Maids.

Dress for dinner, but sorry there are no Lady’s Maids.

 

 

The mansion has been a hotel since 1969 and in 2006 Inverlochy Castle Hotel was voted, “Best Hotel in Europe”  by Travel + Leisure magazine.  Much of its fame is due to its renowned cuisine.

 

Adult breakfast

Adult breakfast

 

 

 

Traditional 'Egg & Soldiers' for children

Traditional ‘Egg & Soldiers’ for children.

 

 

Cap off dinner with an amazingly fresh cheese course.

Cap off dinner with an amazingly fresh cheese course.

 

 

True that some of the best game hunting and sport fishing is just steps away, but even a walk through the rolling grounds or a canoe-ride across the lake is activity enough.

 

 

Stop for a game of chess before ambling down a pathway into greenery.

Stop for a game of chess before ambling down a pathway into greenery.

 

 

Walking paths surround the castle.

Walking paths surround the castle.

 

 

The greenery is only broken by wildflowers and small lakes.

The greenery is only broken by wildflowers and small lakes.

 

 

 

 

Velvety Foxglove pops up everywhere.

Velvety Foxglove pops up everywhere.

 

 

 

The grounds behind the castle are equally stunning.

The grounds behind the castle are equally stunning.

 

 

 

All guest rooms enjoy sweeping views.

All guest rooms enjoy sweeping views.

 

 

Inverlochy Castle Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

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Scotland’s Seductive Summons

  • 21st August 2013

More than just kilts, tartan and shortbread, the allure of Scotland as a style springboard and one of the hottest cultural destinations has never been more apparent.

 

 

Chanel Paris Edinburgh Collection Tweed and Pearl Necklace

The Chanel Paris Edinburgh Collection

 

 

While the Highlands currently headline travel magazines the world-over and vacationers pack the Royal Mile, Chanel’s Paris/Edinburgh Pre-Fall Collection has simultaneously hit boutiques with incredible fanfare.

 

Honeymooners perhaps?  A couple unwittingly caught  and caught-up in the romance of Edinburgh.

Honeymooners perhaps? A couple unwittingly caught and caught-up in the romance of Edinburgh.

 

 

In the next few posts we will highlight this collection that pays tribute to the creativity and craftsmanship of the ten highly specialized Scottish houses acquired by Chanel that produce everything from exquisite embroidery to amazing feather detail (the center-point of this season’s accessories).  According to Vogue.fr, this collection also pays tribute to Coco Chanel’s lover the Duke of Westminster through whom she developed her admiration for Scottish craftsmanship and her love of tweed, cardigans and knitwear.

 

 

Absolutely stunning feather detailed Chanel cuff.

Absolutely stunning feather detailed Chanel cuff.

 

 

Today we begin with our favorite accessories from the collection and end with a look at the enchantment of Edinburgh and what not to miss when you are there!

 

 

Neon Tweed Chanel Bracelet.

Neon Tweed Chanel Bracelet.

Chanel Tweed Bracelet with Sequin Detail

Chanel Tweed Bracelet with Sequin Detail.

 

 

Bracelets and cuffs come in super-luxe fabrics or exquisite feathers.

 

 

Chanel tartan, tweed, pearl embellished cuff paris edinburgh pre fall collection

 

 

 

Tucked neatly into a tight neck-grazing chignon, the hair-piece is perfection!

 

 

Chanel Feather Hair-Piece Paris Edinburgh Pre Fall Collection

 

 

 

Three feather detailed Chanel pieces.

 

 

 

 

We were advised that the feather-detail ring was not purchased for American boutiques.  So should you be interested in it, like we were, there’s your excuse for a quick European getaway!

 

If Europe is out of the question, these are available here and now…..

 

Pearl and Enamel Embellished Ring Paris Edinburgh Chanel Pre Fall Collection
Pearl and Enamel Embellished Ring Paris Edinburgh Chanel Pre Fall Collection

 

 

Tartan and Tweed Ring Chanel Paris Edinburgh Pre Fall Collection
Pearl and Enamel Embellished Ring Paris Edinburgh Chanel Pre Fall Collection

 

Match the collection’s belt with a white lace or white ruffled blouse or a deep oxblood velvet skirt….

 

Pearl and Enamel Embellished Belt Paris Edinburgh Chanel Pre Fall Collection

 

 

 

Over-sized pearl earrings Paris Edinburgh Chanel Pre Fall Collection

 

 

If this has whetted your appetite for more royal fanfare and grandeur, castle hopping in Scotland may be on your horizon and Edinburgh serves as the ideal starting point.

 

Arriving into Edinburgh by train is especially enjoyable if you are traveling with children (there are daily connections from London that take approx. 4 hours) and a stay in the historic Balmoral hotel keeps many of the cities treasures within walking distance.

 

Don't forget your kilt to feel right at home for the train station pick-up.

Don’t forget your kilt to feel right at home for the train station pick-up.

The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Hotel. Photo Courtesy of: Google Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Balmoral was a traditional railway hotel built for the North British Railway Company and stands today as a city landmark.  It is located literally in the heart of the city and run by the luxurious Rocco Forte Hotel’s.  It’s majestic clock tower is historically known for being set 2 minutes fast to allow travelers a cushion so as not to miss their train at the station nearby.

 

 

The Balmoral's elegant lobby.

The Balmoral’s elegant lobby.

Make sure to sample the Balmoral's complimentary homemade fudge (prepared with clotted cream)!

Make sure to sample the Balmoral’s complimentary homemade fudge (prepared with clotted cream)!

 

 

 

 

Beyond its historic and geographic significance, the Balmoral also claims fame as being the hotel wherein JK Rowling finished penning the last lines of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on January 11, 2007.

 

Supposed autograph left by Rowling on a bust of Hermes in room 652.

Supposed autograph left by Rowling on a bust of Hermes in room 652.

View from another guest suite.

Most guest suites afford lovely city views.

 

 

From the Balmoral stroll through the relaxing and charming Princes Street Gardens to reach the Old Town and the Royal Mile.

 

 

 

The Scott Monument

The Scott Monument

 

 

The Victorian Gothic Scott Monument, a tribute to author Sir Walter Scott, greets you immediately as you head towards the gardens.

 

Everyone relaxes in Princes Street Garden and enjoys the view.

Everyone relaxes in Princes Street Garden and enjoys the view.

Flowers are abundant in Princes Street Garden.

Flowers are abundant.

 

As you walk towards Old Town you pass many of Edinburgh’s galleries and historic buildings.

 

 

Walking towards Old Town Edinburgh.

 

 

 

St Giles’ Cathedral, the historic City Church of Edinburgh at the center of Old Town, is about a 45 minute leisurely stroll from the Balmoral.

 

 

 

St. Giles Cathedral

 

 

Edinburgh Castle sits atop of the Royal Mile, which ends at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.  Both are worth visiting.  If you are visiting both in one day, split them up with lunch at the famed Royal Botanical Gardens, or a picnic on the green of the Princes Street Gardens.  Both allow for commanding views, and if you are with children they will appreciate the grassy area to run and play.

 

 

Sweeping City Views from Edinburgh Castle.

Sweeping City Views from Edinburgh Castle.

 

 

 

 

 

The Palace of Holyroodhouse. Photo Courtesy of the Holyroodhouse Royal Collection

The Palace of Holyroodhouse. Photo Courtesy of the Holyroodhouse Royal Collection

 

 

 

The Abbey at Holyroodhouse Palace

The Abbey at Holyroodhouse Palace

 

 

If you are visiting in summer, a trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens is a great way to break-up the day.

 

 

The Royal Botannical Gardens Edinburgh

The Royal Botannical Gardens Edinburgh

 

The Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh

 

 

Grassy lawn for children to run and play.

Grassy lawn at the Royal Botanical Gardens for children to run and play.

 

 

View from the Gardens

View from the Gardens

 

 

Another way to break-up the day for younger travelers comes by way of the National Museum of Scotland, especially enjoyable for your young animal lovers.

 

 

The National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland

nationalmuseumofscotland

 

Cap off your day in what Andrew Lloyd Webber calls, “The prettiest restaurant ever!”  If you end your day at Edinburgh Castle, the Witchery is just steps away and is ranked amongst UK’s top 5 restaurants.  For this romantic hot spot, they ask that children under 12 leave the dining room by 7:30.  Remember to book well in advance!

 

 

The Witchery Edinburgh

The Witchery Edinburgh

The Witchery Edinburgh

 

The Witchery Edinburgh
The Witchery Edinburgh

Photo Courtesy of: Salvonights.com

 

 

Playful Polka Dots

  • 12th August 2013

Miu Miu has catapulted this pattern into the spotlight this fall.  What’s the etymology of these popular spots?

 

Miu Miu Polka Dots

Miu Miu. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

 

I’m interested, but not dedicated enough to delve any further than Wikipedia…here’s what they say:  “the name (polka dot) was likely settled upon because of the dance’s popularity at the time the pattern became fashionable, just as many other products and fashions of the era also adopted the polka name.”  The time-period we’re talking about here is around the 1850s.

 

 

Marc Jacobs in Polka Dot Suit

Marc Jacobs in a Polka Dot Suit. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan

 

Though we’re talking about popularity in the 1800s the designs here by Moschino and Chloe are anything but dated.

 

 

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Polka Dot Pump

 

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Polka-Dot Pump, farfetch.com, $576.09

 

 

Miu Miu Polka Dot Eyewear

Miu Miu Polka Dot Eyewear

 

 

The fascinator (below) and the flirty skirt (below) both combine playful polka dots with the most whimsical fabric: tulle!

 

Ms. Carter in British Vogue, wears a Benoit Missolin Straw and Tulle Hat

Ms. Carter in British Vogue, wears a Benoit Missolin Straw and Tulle Hat

Benoit Polka Pillbox Hat

 

 

 

 

 

Polka Pillbox Hat by Benoit Missolin, valerydemure.com, £225.00

 

 

Red Valentino Tulle Overlay Polka Dot Skirt

 

 

Tulle Overlay Skirt by Valentino R.E.D, stylebop.com, $550.00

 

 

Looks that translate into everyday work and play:

 

 

Deja Dot Dress Anthropologie

 

 

Deja Dot Dress, anthropologie.com, $118.00

 

Stunning Michael Kors shirtdress paired with leather belt.

Stunning Michael Kors shirtdress paired with leather belt.

 

 

The Winter Audrey Dress from Boden is a stunner:

 

The Winter Audrey Dress Boden

 

 

 

The Winter Audrey Dress, bodenusa.com, $128.00

 

Metallic Yarn and Polka Dot Jacquard Make for Another Stunner from Boden:

 

Tulip Party Dress Boden
Tulip Party Dress Boden

 

 

 

 

 

Tulip Party Dress, bodenusa.com, $152.60

 

Miranda Sequin Cap Sleeve Bow Blouse
Miranda Sequin Cap Sleeve Bow Blouse

 

 

Miu Miu Taffeta Polka Dot Dress and Neckerchief.  Photo Courtesy of: Tatler

Miu Miu Taffeta Polka Dot Dress and Neckerchief. Photo Courtesy of: Tatler

 

Miranda Sequin Cap Sleeve Bow Blouse, aliceandolivia.com, $368.00

 

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Polka Dot Wool Dress
Moschino Cheap & Chic Polka Dot Wool Dress

 

 

Wool Dress Moschino, stylebop.com, $1140.00

 

 

Polka Dot Dress with Belt Zara

 

Printed Polka Dot Dress with Belt, zara.com, $49.90

 

 

Rosamosario, Polka Dots Loca silk-satin twill dress

 

 

Rosamosario, Polka Dots Loca silk-satin twill dress, net-a-porter.com, $585.00

 

 

Boden Bistro Crop Pant in Gold

 

Bistro Crop Pant in Gold, bodenusa.com, $57.20-$138.00

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Wikipedia also goes as far as to say, “The pattern (polka dots) rarely appears in formal contexts and is generally confined to more playful attire such as bathing suits and lingerie.”

 

The 2013 Fall Runway turned that statement on its head….

 

Chloe Sheer Polka Dot Top

Chloe

Chloe Sheer Polka Dot Skirt

Chloe

 

 

 

Chloe Sheer Polka Dot Bib Blouse

 

 

Chloe Sheer Polka Dot Bib Blouse, neimanmarcus.com, $2295.00 (available on pre-order)

 

 

Sophia Webster Felice Polka Dot Shoe

 

 

Sophia Webster Felice Open-Toe Polka Dot Shoe Boots, matchesfashion.com, $704.00

 

Super Cute for Kids Starting School:

 

 

 

Anthropologie Banderole Pencil Set

 

 

 

Banderole Pencil Set, anthropologie.com, $12.00

 

 

 

Fanfare Skater Skirt Garnet Hill

 

 

 

Fanfare Skater Skirt, garnethill.com, $49.50-$54.00

 

 

Joules Jnr Fliss Velvet Dress in Red Spot

 

 

 

Jnr Fliss Velvet Dress in Red Spot, joules.com, $66.00

 

Miu Miu Polka Dot Dress and Rollers.

Miu Miu Polka Dot Dress and Rollers. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia

 

 

Vintage Inspiration:

 

Betty Grable wears pom pom polka dots.

Betty Grable wears pom pom polka dots. Photo Courtesy of: Vanity Fair

 

For the Home:

 

 

Garnet Hill Metal Storage Collection in Polka Dots

Garnet Hill Metal Storage Collection in Polka Dots

 

Garnet Hill Metal Storage Collection in Polka Dot, garnethill.com, $78.00

 

 

 

Spots on parade in Vogue Germany

Spots on parade in Vogue Germany

 

 

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Camouflage on Fashion’s Front-Line

  • 7th August 2013

This fall, the target many ladies are zeroing in on has more battleground appeal than one would expect: camouflage.

 

 

Gwen Stefani in Camouflage.  Photo Courtesy of:  The Berry

Gwen Stefani in Camouflage. Photo Courtesy of: The Berry

 

 

Valentino Camulook Camouflage sunglasses

Valentino “Camulook” Camouflage sunglasses

 

 

 

A few of our favorites include:

 

Michael Kors Samantha Camouflage Pants

 

 

 

1.) Faith Connexion Jacquard Loose Pants, shopbop.com, $413.00

2.)Baum und Pferdgarten Silk Shirt Dress with Fluted Hem in Camo Print, asos.com, $371.64

3.)Michael Kors Samantha Camouflage Pants, bergdorfgoodman, $895.00 (Pre-order)

4.)Elena Iachi 70 mm Suede Camouflage Wedge Sneakers, luisaviaroma.com, $445.00

 

 

We love this cue from Rihanna mixing camouflage with hot pink, and bright yellow!

 

The inspiration:

 

Rihanna Camouflage cap

Bold hot pink lips and bright yellow rim offset muted camouflage.

Rihanna Camouflage cap

Another view of the winning combination.

 

 

 

How to copy it:

 

Dondup Lambda Camouflage Jean

 

 

 

W118 by Walter Baker Cameron Silk Shirt, theoutnet.com, $75.00

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Dondup Lambda Camouflage Jean, farfetch.com, $198.48

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Aquazzura Slone Slit-Front Suede Bootie in Yellow, bergdorfgoodman.com, $595.00

 

 

Valentino "CamuRock" Camouflage Pink Studded Purse with Metal Chain

Valentino “CamuRock” Camouflage Pink Studded Purse with Metal Chain

 

 

How to wear the “CamuRock” according to InStyle UK (We tend to agree!)

 

 

How to pair the Valentino Garavani "CamuRock" bag

Photo Courtesy of: InStyle UK

 

 

Pair this bold purse with light colors, shimmery fabrics and paisley prints.

 

 

Another combination to try:

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Ribbed Wool Mini Skirt

 

 

Splendid Long Sleeve Camo Top, piperlime.com, $128.00

Moschino Cheap & Chic Ribbed Wool Mini Skirt, net-a-porter.com, $475.00

Dolce & Gabbana Intense Liquid Glam Liner in metallic yellow gold, sephora.com, $34.00

 

 

The best shoe to try NOW:

 

Valentino Leather and Suede Camouflage Sneaker

 

 

Valentino Leather & Suede Camouflage Sneaker, saks.com, $795.00, available on pre-order (hurry!)

 

 

Our favorites in blue (Again, try them with a pop of yellow!)

 

Camo Print Stepped Pencil Skirt

 

1). Camo Print Stepped Pencil Skirt, topshop.com, $72.00

2).  Christopher Kane Camouflage Woven-Silk Skirt, net-a-porter.com, $860.00

3.) Valentino Rockstud Camo Canvas-Leather Medium Tote Bag, bergdorfgoodman.com, $3245.00

4.) Lanvin Open Toe Ballet Flats, farfetch.com, $550.00

 

 

Camouflage is perfect for sneaking around! 

 

Valentino Rockstud Camo-Print Sneaker
Puma 'Easy Rider' low top trainer

 

 

 

Valentino Rockstud Camo-Print Sneaker, neimanmarcus.com, $795.00

Puma ‘Easy Rider’ low top trainer, farfetch.com, $72.00

 

 

Valentino Camuglam purse

Valentino Camuglam purse

 

 

Valentino Camuglam heels

Valentino Camuglam heels

 

 

 

 

Michael Kors Royal Blue and Black camo-dyed mink coat.  Photo Courtesy of: Saks

Michael Kors Royal Blue and Black camo-dyed mink coat. Photo Courtesy of: Saks

 

 

 

Pologeorgis dyed rabbit and leather camp vest.  Photo Courtesy of: Saks

Pologeorgis dyed rabbit and leather camp vest. Photo Courtesy of: Saks

 

The last look is a perfect end-of-summer treat in candy color!

 

1969 Camo front-zip always skinny jeans

 

 

1969 Camo front-zip always skinny jeans, gap.com, $69.95

 

 

 

Camouflage nails are actually hard to miss!

 

 

The palette for instant camouflage chic.  Photo Courtesy of: InStyle Beauty

The palette for instant camouflage chic. Photo Courtesy of: InStyle Beauty

 

 

 

 

How to master the Camouflage Mani.  Photo Courtesy of: InStyle Beauty

How to master the Camouflage Mani. Photo Courtesy of: InStyle Beauty

These tips for the perfect Camouflage Mani comes straight from InStyle Beauty—who acquired the technique from Jin Soon Choi, NYC manicurist extraordinaire.
Choi helped with the Prabal Gurung show, choosing military camouflage chic for the models.
1.) Paint nails a dark gold such as Sally Hansen’s Coat of Arms.  Let them dry
2.) Grab an Olive Green polish such as Sally Hansen’s Loden Green.  Place the brush on the bottom left corner and sweep it diagonally across the surface.  Then place the brush on the bottom right corner and sweep it diagonally leaving you with a very narrow gold v.
3.) Repeat step two on all digits
(Step-by-Step from InStyle Beauty)

Armor’s Attraction

  • 5th August 2013

Who knew armor could be so alluring?

 

Isabel Marant Fall 2013 Collection

Isabel Marant Fall 2013 Collection. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

 

Marant gives us swashbuckling metal accents in her 2013 Fall Collection from skirts to scarves and sashes.

 

 

Isabel Marant Scarf.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

Isabel Marant Scarf. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

 

 

 

The look is reminiscent of chain mail and riveted mail.

 

 

Riveted mail and plate coat zirah bagtar.

 

 

Chain, features small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh.  Riveted mail and plate coat zirah bagta was introduced into India under the Mughals.  (Text from:  Wikipedia)

 

Other prominent houses that give a nod to modern-day chivalry include:

 

Belstaff Fall 2013.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

Belstaff Fall 2013. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

Chanel.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

Chanel. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even without a sword you can still take on the aura of an urban knight.

 

Jules Smith Knights Armor Chain Bib Necklace
Caprina Necklace

 

 

 

 

Jules Smith Knights Armor Chain Bib Necklace, cusp.com, $85.00

Caprina Necklace, dannijo.com, $870.00

 

 

Monique Lhuillier Leather Armor Sheath Dress
Mia Armor Zappos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monique Lhuillier Leather Armor Sheath Dress, shopbop.com, $5,290.00

Mia Armor, zappos.com, $57.99

 

 

Rihanna channels warriors of yesteryear in a Versace silver mesh draped dress.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

Rihanna channels warriors of yesteryear in a Versace silver mesh draped dress. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

Pin it!

  • 30th July 2013

The safety pin is no longer just an accessory for kilts.  The friendship pin is not relegated to your dirty sneakers…..This season the pin is everywhere from hats, to earrings to purses.  To capture the look, pin it and you’ve nailed it!

 

 

Rihanna in safety pin earrings.

Rihanna in safety pin earrings.

Rihanna Safety Pin Earrings.

Sporting the trend again. Both images courtesy of Google Images.

 

A plethora of safety pin earrings have flooded the market so there are many ways to do this look: more elegant or more punk

 

 

House of Harlow, 1960s Safety Pin Earrings with Sparkle Gold
Tom Binns 'Pearls in Peril' Earrings

 

 

House of Harlow, 1960s Safety Pin Earrings with Sparkle Gold, zappos.com, $78.00

Tom Binns ‘Pearls in Peril’ Earrings, nordstrom.com, $150.00

 

 

Mango Safety Pin Earrings
Genevieve Jones Riona Shield Safety Pin Earrings

 

 

 

 

Mango Safety Pin Earrings, mango.com, $19.99

Genevieve Jones Riona Shield Safety Pin Earrings, shopbop.com, $750.00

 

 

Rose Classic Wishing Pin Safety Pin Earring Genevieve Jones

 

 

Rose Classic Wishing Safety Pin Earrings Genevieve Jones, shoplatitude.com, $700.00

 

 

 

Vogue Japan really punks up the look:

 

Vogue Japan Safety Pin Earrings

Photo Courtesy of Vogue, Japan

 

 

We have a budget friendly and splurge option for the ‘square pin’ look:

 

Square Pin Earrings Nastygal
Amy Glenn Safety Pin Earrings

 

 

Squared Pin Earrings, nastygal.com, $18.00

Amy Glenn Safety Pin Earrings, totokaelo.com, $254.00

 

 

Balenciaga brought the trend to clothing this fall with its safety-inspired pin:

 

Christy Turlington wears Balenciaga for Bazaar

Christy Turlington wears Balenciaga for Bazaar

Balenciaga Runway Fall 2013 Pins

Balenciaga Runway Fall 2013. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

 

 

 

 

Other Pinned Ensembles:

 

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Joust Bolero

 

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Joust Bolero, couture.zappos.com, $435.00

 

 

Versus Saftey pin-embellished stretch twill mini skirt

Versus Saftey pin-embellished stretch twill mini skirt, net-a-porter.com, $275.00

 

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graphic Cashmere Sweater

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graphic Cashmere Sweater, nordstrom.com, $695.00

 

 

Marc Jacobs Faux-Fur-Collared Striped Knit Scarf

 

 

Marc Jacobs Faux-Fur-Collared Striped Knit Scarf, bergdorfgoodman.com, $712.00

 

 

Taking a cue from Tom Ford, a wide-range of accessories sports the pin:

 

Tom Ford Safety Pin

Tom Ford

 

 

 

Chanel CC Pearl Safety Pin Brooch

Chanel CC Pearl Safety Pin Brooch

 

 

Vintage Chanel CC Pearl Safety Pin Brooch, whatgoesaroundnyc.com, $650.00

 

 

Sonia Rykiel Striped Safety Pin Brooch
Yellow Pave Safety Pin Headband

 

 

Sonia Rykiel Striped Safety Pin Brooch, forzieri.com, $84.00

Yellow Pave Safety Pin Headband, henribendel.com, $48.00

 

 

Gold Safety Pin Strand Bauble Bar
Large Single Strand of Pearls Necklace with Large Safety Pins by Tom Binns

 

 

 

Gold Safety Pin Strand, baublebar.com, $32.00

Large Single Strand of Pearls Necklace with Large Safety Pins by Tom Binns, modaoperandi.com, $1,140.00

 

 

Lanvin Woven Flutter Hat,
Pandora Clutch with Pins by Charlotte Olympia

 

 

 

Lanvin Woven Flutter Hat, farfetch.com, $954.00

Pandora Clutch with Pins by Charlotte Olympia, modaoperandi.com, $1,495.00

 

 

Two of our absolute favorites:

 

 

 

Rose Gold-Plated Twisted Safety Pin Ring by Tom Binns

 

Rose Gold-Plated Twisted Safety Pin Ring by Tom Binns, stylebop.com, $190.00

 

 

Lanvin Embellished Safety Pin

 

 

This art deco embellished version from Lanvin looks especially stunning pinning a bolero jacket on for fall.

 

 

If you are looking to let the trend percolate into interiors as well try these from Ballard Designs:

 

Safety Pins Ballard Designs

 

 

Safety Pins, ballarddesigns.com, $35.00 for a set of three

 

Wrapped in Chains

  • 25th July 2013

In the spring we had oversized pearls, and now come fall Chanel launches the trend towards oversized chain-link.

 

Chain link at Chanel

Chain link at Chanel. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections

Chanel Chain Boots

Photo Courtesy of: Shoefessional.com

 

 

Rita Ora in White Chanel Chain Boots

Rita Ora Photo Courtesy of: Fashionbombdaily

Rita Ora Photo Courtesy of: Fashionbombdaily

 

Chanel Autumn Chains

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.fr

 

 

Chanel chains behind the scenes.  Photo courtesy of:  Sphere Life

Chanel chains behind the scenes. Photo courtesy of: Sphere Life

 

 

 

Chanel Chainlink Accessories

Chanel Chainlink Accessories. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections

 

 

 

Dripping in chains

Photo Courtesy of: Elle

 

If you want to channel the Chanel look combining leather and chain-link try your wrist with:

 

Leather and Chain-link Wrap Bracelet
Sara Designs Gold Chain Pyramid and Leather Chain Link Bracelet

 

Chain Link Leather Wrap Bracelet, windsorstore.com, $8.90

Sara Designs Gold Pyramid Chain and Black Leather Wrap Bracelet, maxandchloe.com, $198.00

 

Another boot option:

 

 

Saint Laurent Black Suede 'Opyum 105' Chain Link Boots

 

 

Saint Laurent Black Suede ‘Opyum 105′ Chain Link Boots,’ bluefly.com, $447.00

 

 

Jeffrey Campbell chain link sneakers

Jeffrey Campbell chain link sneakers. Photo Courtesy of: Elle

 

 

A chunky watch that will match with almost anything:

 

Michael Kors Gold IP Stainless Steel Twist Chain Watch

 

Michael Kors Gold IP Stainless Steel Twist Chain Watch, saks.com, GBP £155.32

 

 

Our everyday goto headband.  It adds a chic touch to any outfit and is, literally the perfect accessory:

(Believe us, you will wear this all of the time!) 


Chain Rutihorn

Rutihorn chain headband

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chain, rutihorn.com, $42.00

 

Absolutely perfect for the budget conscious:

 

Forever21 Oversized Chain Link Cuff

 

 

Oversized Chain-link Cuff, forever21.com, $8.80

 

And if you need to see how other top designers are working the chain-link trend:

 

Chain Link Balenciaga Vogue Japan

Balenciaga: Vogue Japan

Celine Chain Link

Celine: Bazaar

 

Dior Chain Link

Dior: Vogue Collections Paris

Natalli Brilli chain Link

Natalli Brilli: Bazaar

 

 

Vintage Chain-Link Necklaces and Cuffs

Vintage Chain-Link Necklaces and Cuffs. Photo Courtesy of: Elle

 

 

 Last Look:

 

Balmain Spring 2014 Look featuring Rihanna

 

Rihanna for Balmain

 

 

 

 

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Call of the Wild—Part Trois

  • 7th July 2013

des Vêtements!

 

Whether zebra, dalmatian, dinosaur or any other 4-footed friend, trending now and for fall it’s all about the animals!  

 

Stella and Kate usher in an autumn season filled with more creature comfort….

 

Princess Kate in dalmatian spots.

Princess Kate in dalmatian spots. Photo courtesy of: Google Images

Stella McCartney's Zebra print top in her fall 2013 collection

Stella McCartney’s Zebra print top in her fall 2013 collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Casiraghi of the Monégasque dynasty looks expensive and stunning in Gucci’s fall collection:

 

Charlotte Casiraghi in Gucci for British Vogue

Charlotte Casiraghi in Gucci for British Vogue

 

 

 

Dinosaurs at Louis Vuitton

Really wild! Dinosaurs grace the windows of Louis Vuitton London

Dinosaurs at Louis Vuitton London

Gilded Dinosaur skeletons at LV London

 

 

 

Cheetah print boxes at Lanvin

A cat call has even hit the boxes at Lanvin, London.

 

 

We don’t love every pair of jeans straight from the animal kingdom, but pair these with a simple top or cardigan and it’s hard to go wrong.

 

 

Mother the Looker Skinny Jean Wild Side

In order from left to right:

 

Mother the Looker Skinny Jean Wild Side, Shopbop.com, $188.00

Current Elliott Denim Pant Collection Fall/Winter, thecorner.com, $365.00

The Dark Cloud Zippora Spray On Jean, sassandbide.com, $270.00

 

 

How to do Giraffe & Zebra Elegantly:

 

Mulberry Beach Playsuit GIraffe Oak Print

 

 

Kissing Giraffe Pleated Skirt, topshop.com, $76.00

Beach Playsuit Oak Giraffe Print, mulberry.com, $165.00

 

 

Equus Dress Anthropologie

Equus Dress, anthropologie.com, $248.00

 

 

Taking animal prints fully to heart:

 

Nanette Lepore Capazo Animal-Print Top
daythreemoschinocheapandchicleopardprintcardi

 

Nanette Lepore Capazo Animal-Print Top, bergdorfgoodman.com, $298.00

Moschino Cheap & Chic Leopard Print Cardigan, farfetch.com, $522.00

 

Two stylish tees for under $20 and $50:

 

Forever21 Cheetah Knit Top

Local Celebrity Tee in White Tiger

 

 

Cheetah Knit Top, forever21.com, $17.80

Local Celebrity Tee in White Tiger, revolveclothing.com, $40.00

 

The Kenzo Craze!

 

Kenzo Cat as seen in Elle Décor

Kenzo Cat slinks down the runway.  Photo Elle Décor

 

 

 

 

Kenzo Leopard Print Silk Skirt
Kenzo Leopard Print Dress

 

 

Kenzo Leopard Print Silk Skirt, lagarconne.com, $627.20

Kenzo Leopard Print Dress, farfetch.com, $503.32

 

 

Best Dressed!

 

 

Diane Von Furstenberg Beonica Dress

 

In order from left to right: 

Sleeveless Cheetah-Print Combo Minidress, bergdorfgoodman.com, $421.00 (Available on Pre-Order)

Dorothy Perkins Snow Leopard Belt Dress, dorothyperkins.com, $27.00

Diane Von Furstenberg Beonica Dress, shopbop.com, $345.00

 

 

Leopardo Sweater Dress, Here & There Anthropologie.com

 

 

 

Here & There Leopardo Sweater Dress, anthropologie.com, $178.00

 

 

Valentino Fur Coat Photo Courtesy of:  Saks

Valentino Fur Coat Photo Courtesy of: Saks

 

 

Fall Preview!—We’ve definitely saved the best for last

All photos are courtesy of Vogue Collections Paris

 

Valentino Dalmatian 2013

 

 

 

Moschino and Pucci

 

 

 

Versace and Ermanno Scervino

 

 

 

Burberry

 

 

How to wear multiple animal prints at once and still look fabulous....courtesy of Vogue Italia

How to wear multiple animal prints at once and still look fabulous….courtesy of Vogue Italia

 

Call of the Wild…Part Deux!

  • 3rd July 2013

It can be a simple knotted scarf that pays homage to the above name while simultaneously bringing together your entire ensemble.  Case in point the look below from Hauber.

 

Hauber Leopard Print Scarf

 

 

So elegant and absolutely the inspiration behind part deux.  If there is one key accessory you plan to splurge on this fall, these gloves certainly deserve your consideration.

 

 

Gucci Guanti Donna Jaguar-Print Calf Hair Opera Gloves

 

They will add instant magic and glamour to any outfit.

 

Gucci Guanti Donna Jaguar-Print Calf Hair Opera Gloves, neimanmarcus.com, $845.00

 

 

Cartier makes many iterations of its big cat jewelry, and if you’re like us you’ve always coveted one of these showstoppers…..

 

Cartier Cheetah Ring

 

 

But, perhaps we could interest you in one of these two that make for a great, affordably fun copy-cat of sorts!

 

Leopard Ring by David Webb

Leopard Ring by David Webb, Photo Courtesy of: Elle Decor

Forever21 Rhinestoned Cheetah Ring

 

 

 

Forever21 Rhinestoned Cheetah Ring, forever21.com, $5.80

 

 

 

Animal Prints Look Especially Chic in These Fun/Bright Scarf Patterns:

 

Burberry Giraffe Print Cashmere Scarf

 

 

1.) Burberry Giraffe Print Cashmere Scarf, saks.com, $995.00

2.) Banana Republic Dianne Zebra Scarf, bananarepublic.gap.com, $59.50

3.) Accessorize Leopard Chiffon Stole, accessorize.com, $17.00

 

 

A gold safari themed necklace just grazing the nape of your neck is the perfect touch and we love it in hunter green!

 

Fornash Enamel Safari Zebra Necklace

 

 

Fornash Enamel Safari Zebra Necklace, simplysoles.com, $48.00

 

Cap it Off with Spots:

 

Mademoiselle Slassi The Leopard Hat
Top Shop Oxblood Leopard Fedora

 

 

Mademoiselle Slassi The Leopard Hat, bottica.com, $251.00 (Hurry! Only one left)

Top Shop Oxblood Leopard Fedora, topshop.com, $24.00

 

Perfectly Matching is….

 

Larsson and Jennings Ponyskin and leather watch

Larsson and Jennings Ponyskin and leather watch. Photo Courtesy of Elle UK

 

Larsson and Jennings Ponyskin and leather watch (Magic Dalmation), larssonandjennings.com, £180.00

 

Looks from the past:

 

Zebra stripes grace an old cover of Bazaar

Zebra stripes grace an old cover of Bazaar

 

 

 

Too cute to resist (for your little ones!)

 

Leopard ears headband by Talc

Leopard ears headband by Talc. Photo Courtesy of: Elle.fr

 

 

Cat Eyes and Cat Spots Conjoined

 

Stella McCartney Cat Eye Sunglasses

 

 

 

Stella McCartney Cat Eye Sunglasses, shopbop.com, $225.00

 

Where to keep your ammunition to brave the city safari?  Any of these bags do the trick……

 

Fendi 2Jours Medium Printed Calf-Hair Shopper

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.) Valentino Lock Medium Haircalf Animal Print Shoulder Bag, mytheresa.com, € 1,690.00

5.) Fendi 2Jours Medium Printed Calf-Hair Shopper, nordstrom.com, $3450.00

6.) Rochas Zebra Print Haircalf Top Handle Bag, saks.com, $3150.00

 

 

L.K. Bennett Leather Animal Print Bag

L.K. Bennett Leather Animal Print Bag. Photo Courtesy of: Elle UK

 

 

L.K. Bennett Leather Animal Print Bag, £275.00

 

Fall Purse Preview (All photos are courtesy of Vogue Collections Paris):

 

Cartier Cheetah Print Purse
Jaguar Spotted Purse Emanuel Ungaro

 

Tiger Stripe Purse Emilio Pucci
Tiger Stripe Purse Gerard Darel

 

Zebra Stripe Purse Giuseppe Zanotti
Zebra Stripe Ralph Lauren

If You’re Heading to…Capri

  • 2nd July 2013

It’s worth the pilgrimage if you are in the area!! Not only does he have hundreds of handmade styles of sandals for you to choose from.  He also can design a pair specially for you!  Who would not want to frequent a shop that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis loved?

 

Antonio Viva Sandal Shop

 

 

Antonio Viva Sandals Capri

Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country

Antonio Viva Sandals Capri

Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country

 

 

 

Antonio Viva Sandals Capri

Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country

Antonio Viva Sandals Capri

Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country

 

 

 

Every single sandal is made exclusively by Maestro Antonio Viva in his workshop.  Every sandal is worked on by hand, stitched by hand and is a unique article that is made exclusively to order—no identical sandals are kept in stock.

 

Antonio Viva Sandal Shop

 

 

According to Viva, not much has changed in the realm of sandals since Tiberius walked in the Mediterranean.  They are still made with a single, flat sole made of quality leather with strips of leather cleverly placed on top.

 

Via Giuseppe Orlandi, 75

Anacapri 80071 (NA) Italy

Tel: (+39) 081 837 35 83

 

Athena Antonio Viva
Gea Antonio Viva
Demetra Antonio Viva

 

 

 

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Call of the Wild—Part Un

  • 2nd July 2013

The attraction to all things animal and the allure of spots, stripes and creatures of all shapes & sizes started off this spring with a roar!

 

Kate Moss, Cheetah Bikini Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue, UK

Kate Moss, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, UK

 

 

As any picture of Kate Moss often does, this one helped guarantee that anything ‘game’ was here to stay, at least for the near future.

 

Thus the instigation for our three-part series (and there’s way too much good stuff out there to fit into one post!)

Day One (Today)—Chaussures

Day Two—Accessoires

Day Three—Vetements

 

Every day will also bring you a fall preview as the trend races on into Fall 2013.

 

Our favorite felines (and other game) for your feet:

 

 

The Summer Sandal

 

Calvin Klein Searra Zebra Print Lace-Up Sandal

 

 

Zara Pattern Cross Over Sandals, zara.com, $44.99

Giambattista Valli Leo Flat, farfetch.com, $1017.04

Dolce Vita Archer Thong Sandal in Zebra, jildorshoes.com, $55.20

Calvin Klein Searra Zebra Print Lace-Up Sandal, calvinklein.com, $99.00

 

 

Ballet, Oxfords & Moccasins

 

 

Minnetonka Leopard Kilty Mocassin

 

 

Minnetonka Leopard Kilty Mocassin, swell.com, $39.95

Prada Leopard Stud Platform Slip-On, neimanmarcus.com, $690.00

Lanvin Leopard-Print Calf Hair Loafers, net-a-porter.com, $950.00

Mint Velvet Ponyskin Ballerina Pumps Giraffe Print, johnlewis.com, £89.00

 

 

 Coming Soon:  Part Deux—Accessoires

 

Tods Zebra Print Purse

Tods. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections

 

 

 

Katie Grand Loves Hogan Photo Courtesy of Vogue.de

Katie Grand Loves Hogan Photo Courtesy of Vogue.de

 

 Coming Soon:  Part Trois—Vetements

 

Ermanno Scervino Cheetah Print Skirt

Ermanno Scervino. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections

 

 

Pumps & Booties:

 

Aquazzura Tango T-Strap Spotted Calf Hair Sandal

 

 

Aquazzura Tango T-Strap Spotted Calf Hair Sandal, neimanmarcus.com, $875.00

Tabitha Simmons Bailey Double-Wrap Leopard-Print Calf Hair Sandal, neimanmarcus.com, $1395.00 (Available on Pre-Order)

Jerome Rousseau Kafka Giraffe D’Orsay Pump, farfetch.com, $695.00

Lanvin Tiger Print Calf Hair Pump, neimanmarcus.com, $1050.00

Walter Steiger Giraffe Print Calf Hair Bootie, neimanmarcus.com, $1095.00

 

Fall ‘Wild’ Preview—(A special nod to: Vogue Collections Paris wherein we found all these fall treasures!)

 

Katie Grand Loves Hogan Zebra & Tiger Print Shoes

Katie Grand Loves Hogan. Photos Courtesy of: Vogue Collections & Google Images

 

 

More Tabitha Simmons Set for Fall:

 

Tabitha Simmons Leopard Print Boot

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections

Tabitha Simmons Leopard Print Bootie

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections

Emmanuel Ungaro Mixes Cherry Red, Cheetah & Studs

 

Emanuel Ungaro Cheetah Print Pump with Red Sole

Emanuel Ungaro. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections

 

 

The Uber-Sophisticated Loafer

 

Christian Louboutin Cheetah Print Loafers

Christian Louboutin—Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections

 

 

The Perfect Retro Look:

 

Sixties Heel in Leopard Ponyskin Boden USA

 

 

Sixties Heel in Leopard Ponyskin, bodenusa.com, $117.60

Voleur: Steal this Strapless Look

  • 26th June 2013

You’ve definitely seen this look before, but with the slew of chic strapless dresses available this summer trying it is a must!  The underlying t-shirt is most commonly done in white, but we’ll try a few bright colors below too just to keep it fresh & fun!

 

Emma Stone in Lanvin

Emma Stone looks lovely in Lanvin. Photo Courtesy of: InStyle

Katy Perry in Dolce & Gabbana

Katy Perry in Dolce & Gabbana. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Magazine

 

 

 

 

Chances are, you have a black strapless dress in your closet already. But, if you don’t, here are a few to consider.

 

Lanvin Bow Back Strapless with Brocade Skirt

 

 

1.) Lanvin Bow Back Brocade Skirt, barneys.com, $4,930.00 (Pre-Order, August Delivery Expected)

2.) Izabel London Flower Trim Multi Layer Lace Dress, houseoffraser.co.uk, £ 26.00

3.) Women’s Leather Panel Strapless Dress by Halston Heritage, julesb.co.uk, £77.00

  +

4.) Burnout T-Shirt, topshop.com, $32.00

 

 

Bring on Colors!

Any chance we get to mix lemon yellow with french blue and strawberry red we take!

 

Loft Petite Striped Strapless Flare Dress

 

Pull it together with…. 

 

Charlotte Olympia Zodiac Suede Slippers

 

Petite Striped Strapless Flare Dress, loft.com, $98.00

Basic Crop Tee, topshop.com, $16.00

Charlotte Olympia Zodiac Suede Slippers, net-a-porter.com, $695.00

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in No. 4, Deep Strawberry Red, sephora.com, $34.00

 

 

A melon colored ballet t-shirt gives this more formal dress a casual summertime flare.

 

JCrew Lacey Dress in Cotton Cady

 

JCrew Lacey Dress in Cotton Cady, jcrew.com, $169.99

Perfect Fit Ballet Button-Tee, jcrew.com, $26.50

 

Add some great embellishments!

 

Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Blue Note

 

Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Blue Note, chanel.com, $30.00

Lanvin Band Choker Brass, cultstatus.com.au, $486.50

Roberto Cavalli Necklace, yoox.com, $468.00

 

Do it Floral!

 

 

Zara Floral Print Strapless Dress

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Strapless Floral Print Mini Dress, farfetch.com, $759.50

Zara Floral Print Strapless Dress, zara.com, $49.99

Fine Jersey Short Sleeve Women’s T, americanapparel.net, $18.00

 

 

All you need is a great pair of heels to cap it off:

 

Sigerson Morrison Keiko High Heels with Studs

 

 

 

Sigerson Morrison Keiko High Heels with Studs, shopbop.com, $237.50

Pollini Closed Toe Patent White Pumps, shoescribe.com, $495.00

Luichiny’s Green Daz Ey-Mint, heels.com, $74.99

 

 

Making Fancy Look Effortless.  White Tank Top Under Organza Strapless.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia.

Making Fancy Look Effortless. White Tank Top Under Organza Strapless. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia.

Reflect on This!

  • 25th June 2013

Traffic stopping reflector embellishments are turning up everywhere from Resort 2014 runway shows to bomber jackets for Fall.

 

Lanvin Dress

Lanvin Embellished Dress. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.com Paris

Donna Karan Gold Mirror Embellished Onepiece

Donna Karan. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.com Paris

 

Mirror, mirror, on me!

 

Zara Mirrored Waistcoat
Zara Mirror Bomber Jacket

 

 

Mirrored Waistcoat, zara.com, $69.99

Mirrored Bomber Jacket, zara.com, $80.00

 

 

InStyle highlighted this ornate mini from Sachin + Babi and we found a similar look with Matthew Williamson.  Each one looks great paired with a monochrome tee.

 

Sachin + Babi Mirror Embellished Skirt

Sachin + Babi Mirror Embellished Skirt. Photo Courtesy of: InStyle

Matthew Williamson Embroidered Mini Skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Williamson Embroidered Mini Skirt, farfetch.com, $578.44

 

 

Denim & Supply Shorts Ralph Lauren

Denim & Supply Shorts Ralph Lauren. Photo Courtesy of Bazaar UK

 

 

Two Dresses One Trend… 

 

Free People Mirror Embellished Swing Dress

 

 

Free People Mirror Maze Swing Dress, shopbop.com, $400.00

 

Matthew Williamson Bhangra Beaded Dress

 

 

Matthew Williamson Bhangra Beaded Dress, matchesfashion.com, $4,045

 

 

Less $$ is More

 

Asos Cropped Sweatshirt with Mirror Embellishment

 

 

 

Asos Cropped Sweatshirt with Mirror Embellishment, asos.com, $50.91

 

Embellished Mirror Statement Necklace

 

Embellished Mirror Statement Necklace, accessorize.com, $37.00

 

 

tasseled paillette pouch anthropologie.com

 

 

 

Tasseled Paillette Pouch, anthropologie.com, $68.00

 

 

Taking the trend inside:

 

Abeille Side Table Ballard Designs
Sacha Mirror Ballard Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abeille Side Table, ballarddesigns.com, $255.00

 

Sacha Mirror, ballarddesigns.com, $369.00

 

Scalloped Diamond Mirror Wisteria

 

 

 

Scalloped Diamond Mirror, wisteria.com, $129.00 (for set of 5)

If You’re Heading to New Delhi…

  • 23rd June 2013

Spotlight:  Nikhil Thampi

 

Nikhil Thampi Fish & Yellow

 

When in New Delhi, hunt for contemporary fashions from this fresh talent. With luscious sweeping fabrics dominating his ‘winter’ collections and sheer quirky prints mixed with lemony yellow for his cruise collection, Thampi has shown customers and editors alike the wide range of his craft.

 

Chain link Dress Nikhil Thampi
Belted Open Dress Nikhil Thampi

 

For his cruise collection, Thampi references the work of artist Richard Artschwager who is defined by his stylistic independence.

 

Nikhil Thampi

 

 

“His signature works reflect bold minimalism through two-tone geometric installations.. color palette.. and fluid textures. The essence (creating maximum impact using minimum elements) of his works is the crux of my Cruise collection.”

 

 

Nikhil Thampi

 

 

At the moment, Thampi’s collections are available in two New Delhi locations:  Twist and  The Dressing Room

 

Gold Pants Nikhil Thampi
Velvet Dress Nikhil Thampi

 

Thampi is also in talks with retailers outside of India as well as online retailers.  Fantastic!!  So, soon enough we will all be able to slip into his unique cuts and saunter off!!

 

Nikhil Thampi
Nikhil Thampi

 

 

 

The Dressing Room

Shop No 2, Fiona Building

Juhu Tara Road, next to Aurus

 

Twist

No. 2 Hauz Khas Village

New Delhi, 110016

 

Game, Set, Match!

  • 21st June 2013

Whether it’s breakfast at Wimbledon, a Derby Festival or Cricket, these chic, sporty pullovers definitely give the nod to old-school sporting style.

 

 

Tommy Hilfiger Cricket Jumper

Tommy Hilfiger

Cary Grant Tennis Sweater

Cary Grant dapper in a tennis sweater. Photo Courtesy of: Gentlemansgazette.com

 

You can do the oversize cable-knit as a sweater dress with a gauzy slip-like skirt.   Or, don a form fitting version with a crested blazer, channeling Naomi Watts as Lady Diana….

 

Naomi Watts Tennis Sweater & Crested Blazer

Naomi Watts as Princess Diana. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italy

Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Collection

The look of Ralph Lauren. Official sponsor of Wimbledon 2013

 

 

 

Some of our favorites:

 

Joseph Ecru Wool Cotton V-Neck Pullover

 

 

Joseph Ecru Wool Cotton V-Neck Pullover, stylebop.com, $434

 

 

Tory Burch Ozzy Sweater
Lacoste 75th Anniversary Long Sleeve Cable Knit Cricket Sweater

 

 

Tory Burch, Ozzy Sweater, toryburch.com $206.50

Lacoste 75th Anniversary Long Sleeve Cable Knit Cricket Sweater, shop.lacoste.com

 

Definitely add the ‘tennis sweater’ or ‘cricket pull-over’ to your wardrobe this summer and even as the fans at Wimbledon dissipate, you can wear it well into the fall….whatever you do, don’t pair it with a pleated mini skirt of any kind—stick to pencil, gauzy silk/chiffon or pants.

 

Tommy Hilfiger Cricket Jumper
Tennis Sweater

Tennis Sweater. Photo Courtesy of: Gentlemansgazette.com

 

 

It’s a ‘Cinch’ with White!

  • 18th June 2013

Summer’s single most sought-after accessory may just be the perfect white belt!  Slap it around a shirt-dress from two seasons past and it looks immediately chic and au courant.  Skinny or extra wide, patent or matte it works wonders on any outfit from short shorts to a jumpsuit.

 

giulietta

Giulietta. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.fr

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.fr

 

 

Try it extra wide:

 

White Belt Elle

Photo Courtesy of: Elle

 

 

 

Alaïa perforated wide belt

 

 

Alaïa perforated wide belt, farfetch.com, $1225.05

 

 

Embossed White Belt Top Shop
Embossed White Belt Top Shop

 

 

 

Embossed Wide Belt, topshop.com, $80.00

 

 

The Sleek Look of Michael Kors:

Michael Kors Navy Skirt with White Belt

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

Michael Kors Navy Skirt with White Belt

 

White Coat Michael Kors

Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar Hong Kong

 

 

Mix Textures:
Emilio Pucci Canvas & Leather Belt

 

 

Emilio Pucci Canvas/Leather Belt, stylebop.com, $895.00

 

Pair it with any blousey dress!

 

Emilio Pucci Blouse Dress
Emilio Pucci Blouse Dress

 

 

 

You can do White on White:

 

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

Michael Kors

Michael Kors. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.fr

 

 

 

Keep it Simple:

 

Shorts Vogue India

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue India

Josie Natori

Josie Natori. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.fr

 

Kate Spade Bow Belt
Dsquared White Belt

 

 

Kate Spade Bow Belt, katespade.com, $68.00

Women’s Belt, dsquared2.com, $150.00

 

 

 

 

Keep it Clean & Modern:

 

Michael Kors

Michael Kors. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.fr

 

 

MCQ by Alexander Mcqueen Cut-out Patent Leather Belt

 

MCQ by Alexander Mcqueen Cut-out Patent Leather Belt, farfetch.com, $195.65

 

 

 

Show Your Stripes!

  • 13th June 2013

The right stripes are always chic, conjuring up images of a French seaside resort.

 

Dolce & Gabbana Green and White Striped Dress

Dolce & Gabbana’s Playful Green and White Striped Dress. Photo Courtesy of: Instyle UK

 

This season they are ever easier to achieve courtesy of these perfect pieces.

 

We love Dolce & Gabbana’s striped dresses from Spring 2013. But, if the price point is too high opt for these instead….

 

Pastel Striped Dresses from River Island

Pastel Striped Dresses from River Island. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue UK

 

 

Striped Dress, riverisland.com, £60.00

 

This halter top matched with a spearmint skirt is a crisply tailored alternative

 

Striped Devon Halter Top Anthropologie.com
Spearmint Striped Skirt, anthropologie.com

 

 

Spearmint Striped Skirt, anthropologie.com, $78.00

and

Striped Devon Halter Top, anthropologie.com, $78.00

 

 

Both Bright and Boldly Fun Loving!

 

Dolce & Gabbana Organza Striped Sundress
Oasis Stripe Fit and Flare Sundress

 

 

 

 

Dolce and Gabbana Organza Striped Sun Dress, matchesfashion.com, $1961.00

Oasis Stripe Fit and Flare Sundress, houseoffraser.co.uk, £ 35.00

 

 

Marc Jacobs Red & White Striped Dress

Marc Jacobs Red & White Striped Dress. Photo Courtesy of: InStyle UK

Black & White Striped A-Line Mini

 

 

 

 

Black and white stripe A Line Dress, riverisland.com, £28.00

 

 

Mae Dress Anthropologie

 

Mae Striped Dress, anthropologie.com, $118.00

 

From the red and white shorts at the bottom to the boat neck striped tees, all of these looks are worth prying out your inner copycat for!

 

 

Stripes in Bazaar Magazine

Feature on Stripes Courtesy of Bazaar

 

 

Nancee Striped Shorts
Zara Striped Shorts

 

 

Nancee Striped Shorts, mytheresa.com, $95.00

Striped Shorts, zara.com, $59.90

 

 

Rope Stripe Sailor Short JCrew
Rope Stripe Sailor Short JCrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rope Stripe Sailor Short, jcrew.com, $75.00

 

 

Zara Striped Top
Striped Valence Boatneck Anthropologie

 

 

 

 

 

Striped Top, zara.com, $59.90

Striped Valence Boatneck, anthropologie.com, $19.95

 

 

JCrew Engineer Stripe

 

 

 

Jcrew Engineered Stripe Boatneck Top, jcrew.com, $45.00

 

 

No. 2 Pencil Skirt Striped JCrew

 

Jcrew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Navy-White Stripe, jcrew.com, $118.00

 

 

Michael Kors Red & Navy Stripes

Michael Kors Red & Navy Stripes. Photo Courtesy of Vogue Australia

Jcrew Voile Skirt in Stripe

 

 

 

 

Voile Skirt in Stripe, jcrew.com, $99.99

 

 

 

Kors and Miroslava Duma

Kors and Miroslava Duma. Photo Courtesy of: British Vogue

The Glamour of Gingham

  • 10th June 2013

Transitioning seamlessly from spring to summer to fall, the glamour of gingham never misses a beat!  From beach-side shorts to a preview of looks to come in the fall, gingham grips its place center-stage and won’t let go!

 

The Inspiration:

 

 

Michelle Dockery in Prada Gingham

Michelle Dockery in Prada Gingham. Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar, UK

Pastel Pink Gingham Vogue Japan

Pastel Pink Gingham Vogue Japan

 

 

 

The best gingham looks for summer and spring

Photos Courtesy of: Vogue and InStyle

 

 

 

Prada Lilac Gingham

Prada Lilac Gingham Dress

 

 

Our Favorite Dresses: 

 

Kate Spade New York 'Aubrey' Silk Blend Wrap Dress

 

 

1.) Kate Spade New York ‘Aubrey’ Silk Blend Wrap Dress, nordstrom.com, $398.00

2.) Marc by Marc Jacobs Stacy Check Dress, bloomingdales.com, $278.40

3.) Love Moschino Gingham Ruffle Dress, harrods.com,  £300.00

4.) Miu Miu Shirt Dress with Gingham Balloon Skirt, mytheresea.com, € 495.00

 

 

 

Lela Rose Strapless Gingham

Lela Rose Strapless Gingham. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.com, Paris

 

 

 

Our Favorite Shorts:

 

Lily Pulitzer buttercup gingham shorts
Thom Brown Gingham Bermuda Shorts

 

 

 

Lily Pulitzer Buttercup Shorts in Fiesta Pink, 6pm.com, $40.80

Thom Browne Bermuda Shorts (For men, but gorgeous enough for us to borrow them!), colette.fr, € 770.00

 

 

Our Favorite Bikini:

 

The inspiration!

Gottex Gingham Bikini

Gottex Gingham Bikini, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

 

 

 

Laurence Doligé Bucket Bikini

 

Laurence Doligé Bucket Bikini, frenchtrotters.fr, 85,00 €

 

Favorite Tops:

 

Comme des Garçons Patchwork Gingham T-Shirt

 

 

5.) Comme des Garçons Patchwork Gingham T-Shirt, farfetch.com, $543.62

6.) Frilled Hem Gingham Top, yesstyle.com, $65.00

7.) C&C California Tie Front Shirt in Gummy Green, piperlime.com, $88.00

 

Two Skirts to LOVE: 

 

Stacy Check Skirt by Marc Jacobs
Love Moschino Gingham Bow Skirt

 

 

 

Stacy Check Skirt by Marc Jacobs, modaoperandi.com, $348.00

Love Moschino Gingham Bow Mini Skirt, farfetch.com, $189.03

 

 

Socks & Shoes:

 

Top Shop Gingham Ruffle Sock
Tod's Heaven Gingham Check Slipper Shoes

 

 

 

Top Shop Green Gingham Trim Ankle Socks, topshop.com, $6.00

Tod’s Heaven Gingham Check Slipper Shoes, matchesfashion.com, $341.00

 

Hats & Scarves:

 

Jonathan Adler Straw and Ribbon Fedora
Vicose Scarf in Gingham Motif

 

Jonathan Adler Ribbon and Straw Fedora, jonathanadler.com, $68.00

Vicose Scarf in Gingham Motif, jmclaughlin.com, $55.00

 

Perfect for the Home: 

 

Square Gingham Pouf Serena & Lily

 

Square Gingham Pouf, serenaandlily.com, $88.00

 

 

 Last Look:

 

Prada keeps the gingham trend going well into the fall!

 

Prada Gingham Skirt

Prada: Photo Courtesy of Vogue Collections Paris

Prada Gingham Dress

Prada: Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections

 

 

Prada Check Handbag

Prada: Photo Courtesy of Vogue Collections Paris

Prada Pink Gingham Trench

Prada: Photo Courtesy of Vogue Collections Paris

 

We absolutely LOVE:

 

“Finding beauty in the unloved is important to me,” says Danish designer Nina Tolstrup.  Indeed:  In conjunction with London design gallery 19 Greek Street, Tolstrup created a standout limited-edition line of day-beds, sofas, chairs, and tables using discarded seating from London second-hand shop and bolts of kinky fabric left-over from Marc by Marc Jacobs’ spring 2013 collection.” (Text and below photo from Elle).  Fabulous!!!!

Nina Tolstrup chair with Marc Jacobs fabric

 

 

 

 

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The Perfect Cover

  • 6th June 2013

The white way to cap off your outfit… for summer meetings or cooler evening cocktails.  White blazers are clean, thoroughly modern and a super flattering match for a fresh summer glow.

 

 

Our two favorites are below and reign supreme due to their unique cuts and affordability.

 

Edge to Edge Blazer Anthropologie

The sharp cut of this blazer helps it stand out from the rest. Pair it with brightly hued stovepipe pants or skinny jeans.

Ruched Porcelain Blazer Anthropologie

The ruched sleeves give this blazer a relaxed feel. Pair it with dark colors to bring out the tuxedo like cut.

 

 

 

Edge to Edge Blazer, anthropologie.com, $148.00

Ruched Porcelain Blazer, anthropologie.com, $128.00

 

You can rock this studded look.  Here’s how to pull it off.

 

White Studded Blazer Miss Selfridges

The neckline of this sleek black dress & the graceful curves of the heel below offset the boyish, rough nature of the blazer.

 

 

Gianvito-Rossi-Asymmetrical-Sandal
Gianvito-Rossi-Asymmetrical-Sandal1

 

 

 

Cream Stud Shoulder Blazer, misselfridge.com, $80.00

Graham & Spencer Deep V Dress, shopbop.com, $268.00

Gianvito Rossi Asymmetrical Sandal, barneys.com, $685.00

 

Tweed for a lunch-date or the office—with jeans, just as it is shown, maybe some oversized pearls channeling Chanel and bright pumps on foot:

 

Rebecca Taylor White Blazer

 

 

Rebecca Taylor Tweed Blazer, saks.com, $395.00

 

Emmy Rossum in Rebecca Taylor White Tweed Blazer

Emmy Rossum takes cues from our post.

 

 

 

A Sparkly, Sexy Look (pour le soir):

 

Alice + Olivia Wheeler Sequin

 

Alice + Olivia Wheeler Sequin, bloomingdales.com, $638.40

 

Last Look:

Call it a deal, call it a steal…it’s almost too good to be real!

 

MNGby-Mango White Blazer

 

 

MNG by Mango Textured Collarless Jacket, jcpenney.com, $55.00

Fall Preview—The Box

  • 3rd June 2013

Think in the Box!

The fall silhouette for keeping the chill at bay is shaping up to be absolutely square.  Here’s a sneak peek at a few of our favorite iterations of the boxy shape that waltzed down the runway in plaid, leather, shag…for when the weather takes a turn….

 

Stella McCartney Plaid Bomber Jacket

Stella McCartney Plaid Bomber Jacket; Photo Courtesy of Vogue Collections Paris

 

Dries Van Noten does a lovely tailored version as well:

 

Dries Van Noten Victoria Plaid Bomber Jacket

Dries Van Noten Victoria Plaid Bomber Jacket

 

 

Dries Van Noten Victoria Plaid Bomber Jacket, mytheresa.com, $960.00

 

Hermes Motorcycle Jacket

Hermes Motorcycle Jacket; Photo Courtesy of Vogue Collections Paris

 

The flight jacket version:

 

Balenciaga Flight Jacket

 

 

Balenciaga Flight Jacket, balenciaga.com, $2950.00

 

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Jacket; Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

Max Mara Jacket

Max Mara Jacket; Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

 

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic

Moschino Cheap & Chic; Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

 

 

Last Look:

 

Cut from the same shape

 

Isabel Marant Bomber
Quilted Spike Leather Bomber Jacket

 

Isabel Marant Bloomen Leather Bomber Jacket, matchesfashion.com, $2815.00

Quilted Spike Bomber Jacket, pixiemarket.com, $140.00

Allure d’Asie—Part One

  • 29th May 2013

Visions of the East are dancing in our heads courtesy of a new obsession with all things Orient-inspired.  Today marks the first in a 3-part series, “Allure d’Asie” highlighting fashion, food and décor with exotic details.

 

Jessica Paré in Jason Wu

Jessica Paré in Jason Wu. Photo Courtesy of: InStyle

 

 

Kimono becomes Key:

 

Etro Kimono Jacket

Etro Kimono Jacket, Photo Courtesy of: L’Officiel Magazine

Emilio Pucci Kimono Jacket

 

 

 

 

Emilio Pucci Embroidered Cotton Canvas Kimono-Style Jacket, net-a-porter.com, $4,620.00

 

Zara Kimono Sleeve Loose Jacket

 

 

Zara Kimono Sleeve Loose Jacket, zara.com, $189.00

 

 

Etro Kimono Jacket

 

 

 

Athena Procopiou LaSultans Mosaic Print Kimono
Athena Procopiou LaSultans Mosaic Print Kimono

How to wear this uber-drapy look.

 

 

Athena Procopiou La Sultans Mosaic-Print Kimono, matchesfashion.com, $438.00

 

 

John Rochas Silk Kimono Top

 

 

Debenhams SS13 John Rocha Kimono, £40.00

 

 

 

Marpesia Kimono Top

 

Marpesia Kimono Top, anthropologie.com, $148.00

 

The Opulent Look of Altuzarra:

The rich royal blues with gold accents in sumptuous materials are just so beautifully decadent.

 

Altuzarra Spring Summer 2013

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2013; Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

 

Altuzarra Spring Summer 2013

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2013; Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

Altuzarra Spring Summer 2013

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2013; Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

This perfect pair of chaussures mirrors all of the splendor that you see above….

 

Jeweled Ballet Flats Anthroplogie

 

Jeweled Ballet Flats, anthropologie.com, $68.00

 

 

You will feel beyond embellished in Boden’s dazzling holiday favorite:

 

Sequin Pattern Dress Boden

 

 

Sequin Pattern Dress, bodenusa.com, $187.60

 

Jospehine Destructed Jeans The Sundance Catalog

Jospehine Destructed Jeans The Sundance Catalog

Jospehine Destructed Jeans The Sundance Catalog

 

 

Jospehine Destructed Jeans, sundancecatalog.com, $239.00

 

Eastern Accent Pieces:

These few stand-out pieces are perfect to add some Asian Fusion to your outfit or wardrobe.

 

Lanvin Satin Kimono Bow Belt

 

 Instantly update any dress with an Asian flare via one of our favorite accessories of the season.  

 

Lanvin Satin Kimono Bow Belt, matchesfashion.com, $832.00

 

 

Emilio Pucci Wedges

Emilio Pucci Wedges. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

 

Starlet Straight Leg Cropped Jeans

 

We love the pop-art pagoda/Asian florals on these adorably kitschy jeans!

 

Starlet Straight Leg Cropped Jeans, mytheresa.com, € 300.00

 

 

silk blend qipao top shanghai tang

 

Shanghai Tang always has the perfect fit with an overflow of Asian elegance.

 

Silk Blend Qipao Top with Jade Buttons, shanghaitang.com, $218.00

 

 

Geisha Flower Silk Robe

 

 Feel splendid in this robe inspired by vintage Japanese kimono fabrics.  

 

Geisha Flower Silk Robe, vivaterra.com, $219.00

 

 

Indian Beaded Cluster Jewelry  in Gold Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

Indian Beaded Cluster Jewelry in Gold Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

 

Indian Bead Cluster Necklace, store.metmuseum.org, $150.00

 

Last Look:

 

Peter Pilotto Silk Dress

Peter Pilotto Silk Dress, Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire

Silk & Satin Prada Dress

Silk & Satin Prada Dress, Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire

Do Denim Differently!

  • 29th May 2013

We all know denim is one of the easiest ways to dress.  These different takes on a classic fabric make denim effortless in countless chic styles.

 

 

First-stop for inspiration: Stella McCartney, courtesy of Vogue UK

 

Stella McCartney Bibbed Playsuit

Stella McCartney Inky-Blue Bibbed Playsuit, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, UK

 

 

(Sold-out practically everywhere we found them back in stock at brownsfashion.com)

Stella McCartney Cropped Denim Dungarees, brownsfashion.com, £425

 

 

Acne Denim Tunic Dress
Acne Denim Tunic Dress

 

 

 

ACNE Denim Tunic Dress, brownsfashion.com, £220

 

 

Jérome Dreyfuss Denim Effect Tote

 

 

Jérome Dreyfuss Denim Effect Tote, farfetch.com, $482.72

 

 

Fossil Carrie Tie Waist Chambray Dress

 

 

1.) UKE Strapless Dress, farfetch.com, $282.21

2.) Fossil Carrie Tie Waist Chambray Dress, fossil.com, $98.00

3.) Edith Palm Egyptian Pleated Dress, farfetch.com, $2150

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton Denim Suit

Louis Vuitton Denim Suit. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.com Paris

 

 

 

 

Soft Denim Jumpsuit Esprit
Denim A-Line Skirt Esprit

 

 

Soft Denim Jumpsuit, esprit.co.uk, £ 69.00

Denim A-Line Skirt, esprit.co.uk, £ 55.00

 

 

 

Esprit Denim Shirtdress

Esprit Denim Shirtdress, Photo Courtesy of: Miss Vogue UK

 

 

Steal this ‘contrasting‘ look via Top Shop:

 

Top Shop Contrast Denim Shirtdress

 

 

Topshop Contrast Sleeve Denim Dress, nordstrom.com, $72.00

 

 

ICB Shiny Denim Dress

ICB Shiny Denim Dress, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.com, Paris

House of Holland Denim Shirt, Dress

House of Holland Denim Shirt, Dress. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.com, Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go a bit Western:

 

Balmain Shirt Denim Shirtdress

 

 

Balmain Denim Shirtdress, farfetch.com, $3156.61

 

 

Add embroidery and texture:

 

Mango Embroidered Flowers Denim Dress

 

4.) Mango Embroidered Flowers Denim Dress, mango.com, $60.00

5.) Betsey Johnson Chambray Sleeveless Dress with Lace, betseyjohnson.com, $138.00

 

 

Casual & Comfortable:

 

Women's AG Joni Denim Sleeveless Dress

 

Elie Tahari Halley Waist-Tie Dress, bergdorfgoodman.com, $268.00

Women’s AG Joni Denim Sleeveless Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $94.00

 

 

Last Look:

The absolute perfect bag to pair with your all-over denim look.

 

Prada Jacquard/Gingham  Bag

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire



Prada Jacquard/Gingham  Bag

 

 

 

Prada Jacquard Bag, $4300.00 available at select Prada locations

 

 

 

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High Fashion Jellies

  • 27th May 2013

When your toes touch the warm sand, or you strut a glossy new pedicure, make sure your feet are clad in some choice jellies. This season it’s easier then ever with styles spanning all tastes and all budgets. (These are not the ones you begged your parents to buy you in the ’80s! Rest assured!  Even as you’ve grown-up, so have they!)

 

 

Juicy Couture Thong Sandal
Juicy Couture Thong Sandal

 

Juicy Couture Thong Sandals, bloomingdales.com, $68.00

 

Valentino Rose Thong Jelly

 

 

Valentino Rose Jelly Thong, saksfifthavenue.com, $295.00

 

 

Salvatore Ferragamo Barbados

 

 

Salvatore Ferragamo Barbados, zappos.com, $165.00

 

 

Melissa Artemis & Jason Wu Lace-Up Jelly Sandals
Melissa Artemis & Jason Wu Lace-Up Jelly Sandals

 

Melissa Artemis & Jason Wu Lace-Up Jelly Sandals, neimanmarcus.com, $138.00

 

 

Stuart Weitzman "Nifty" Sandal

 

Stuart Weitzman “Nifty” Sandal, nordstrom.com, $165.00

 

Love Moschino Jelly Flat Shoe

 

 

Love Moschino Jelly Flat Shoes, asos.com, $161.22

 

Chinese Laundry Magic Garden

 

Chinese Laundry Magic Garden, chineselaundry.com, $30.00

 

Ted Baker Polee

 

Ted Baker Polee, zappos.com, $55.00

 

Spiked Jelly T-Strap Sandal

 

Spiked Jelly T-Strap Sandal, charlotterusse.com, $13.00

 

 

Harmonic Floral Thong Sandal

 

 

Harmonic Floral Thong Sandal, neimanmarcus.com, $50.00

 

Chanel Flower Jelly

 

Chanel Jelly Sandals, chanel retailers, $295.00

 

mulberry Jelly Bow T-Strap Sandal

 

Jelly Bow T-Strap Sandal, mulberry.com, $230.00

 

Kate Spade Farren Thong Sandal Pink Jelly
Kate Spade New York 'Fiala' Sandal

 

 

Kate Spade Farren Thong Sandal Pink Jelly, jildorshoes.com, $78.00

Kate Spade New York ‘Fiala’ Sandal, shop.nordstrom.com, $78.00

 

Pour les filles:

 

Tommy Hilfiger Kids Gretal JellyTommy Hilfiger Kids Gretal Jelly

 

Tommy Hilfiger Kids Gretal Jelly, zappos.com, $25.00

 

If You’re Heading to….Mumbai

  • 25th May 2013

A few years back while shopping in Mumbai I spotted a pair of the most fabulous shoes coming my way.  Naturally, I stopped the woman and inquired about their origin.  I followed her path of a few right turns and some left turns and landed at a chic new boutique filled with up-and-coming Indian designers.

 

Silver Sandals Oak Tree Mumbai
Beige Sandals Oak Tree Mumbai

 

 

Of course, they did not have my size there.  But, the sales woman was kind enough to tell me to hit a store in the shopping mecca Colaba called, Oak Tree….where they would make my size and have them delivered to my door later!

 

 

Bronze Sandals Oak Tree Mumbai
Bronze Sandals Oak Tree Mumbai

 

 

It is not possible to rave enough about these sandals!  They are available in practically every color gunmetal, silver, bronze, white, black, poppy red…the list goes on and on.  You can purchase them in varying wedge heel heights.  (I have shorter heels for the day and clearly higher ones for more dressy occasions)  They match perfectly with pants, skirts, dresses, swimwear, sarees, whatever.  Dressed up or down they are consistently comfortable, even with a 25 lb toddler on your hip.  They’re under $50.00.  They last forever.  And, I myself get stopped repeatedly as people inquire about their origin.

 

Black Sandals Oak Tree Mumbai
Black Sandals Oak Tree Mumbai

 

 

I have sent loads of friends to Oak Tree and they are never disappointed.  They always come back with a bounty…you will too!  What’s best is they don’t only carry shoes.  There are gauzy embroidered dresses, white breezy tunics, stylish clutches from the ever-popular line 500 BC, and statement jewelry.

 

Oak Tree, Colaba Causeway Mumbai

Oak Tree, Colaba Causeway Mumbai. Photo Courtesy of: Inonit.in

Oak Tree, Colaba Causeway Mumbai

Oak Tree, Colaba Causeway Mumbai. Photo Courtesy of: Inonit.in

 

If you’re heading to Mumbai you need to shop on Colaba Causeway.  So, duck into Oak Tree…you don’t want to miss it!

 

 

Oak Tree, Colaba Causeway Mumbai

Oak Tree, Colaba Causeway Mumbai. Photo Courtesy of: Inonit.in

Oak Tree, Colaba Causeway Mumbai

Oak Tree, Colaba Causeway Mumbai. Photo Courtesy of: Inonit.in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Oak Tree, 18 Cusrow Baug, Colaba Causeway, Mumbai

+91 22 2281 9031

 

 

For those not traveling to the Indian subcontinent any time soon, you can find select style at:

indianhanger.com

Voleur….Steal this Look!

  • 23rd May 2013

You can do print on print with a touch of shimmer by way of silk and brocade and pull it off perfectly, just like this look from Chloe Sevigny.

 

Chloe Sevigny wears Miu Miu to the Spring/Summer '13 Show

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Austalia

 

 

Here she wears Miu Miu to their spring/summer show and the same ensemble could travel well on anyone this summer as they head to lunch, the office, a bespoke city tour in Amsterdam…..

 

Here are four perfect ways to copy this look:

 

 

 

1.)

Jacquard Blazer Zara
Tory Burch Printed Blouse
Loft Fully Lined Cuffed Stretch Linen Cotton Shorts with 4" Inseam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blazer:

Jacquard Blazer, zara.com, $99.90

 

Blouse:

Tory Burch Printed Blouse, farfetch.com, $316.60

 

Shorts:

Loft Fully Lined Cuffed Stretch Linen Cotton Shorts with 4″ Inseam, loft.com, $50.00

 

 

 

2.)

 

Elizabeth and James Abigail Brocade Blazer
Blugirl Blumarine Blouse
oie Merci Chambray Linen Shorts

 

 

 

 

Blazer:

Elizabeth and James Abigail Brocade Blazer, bergdorfgoodman.com, $297.00

 

Blouse:

Blugirl Blumarine Blouse, yoox.com, $251.00

 

Shorts:

Joie Merci Chambray Linen Shorts, saksfifthavenue.com, $124.00

 

 

 

3.)

Gap Jacquard Academy Blazer
Marni Printed Silk Blouse
See by Chloe Linen Shorts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blazer:

Gap Jacquard Academy Blazer, gap.com, $57.00

 

Blouse:

Marni Printed Silk Blouse, theoutnet.com, $685.00

 

Shorts:

See by Chloe Linen Shorts, farfetch.com, $183.00

 

 

4.)

Marilyn Moore Blazer
Alice + Olivia Arie Floral-Print Blouse
Alice + Oliva Shorts Cady Cuff Metallic

 

Blazer:

Marilyn Moore Blazer, yoox.com, $155.00

 

Blouse:

Alice + Olivia Arie Floral-Print Blouse, neimanmarcus.com, $275.00

 

Shorts:

Alice + Oliva Shorts Cady Cuff Metallic, bloomingdales.com, $198.00

 

 

Last Look:

The Right Metallic Chunky Watch

 

Miss Selfridge Triangle Face Watch

 

Triangle Face Watch, missselfridge.com

 

 

 

All the Buzz!

  • 21st May 2013

Bees may be in decline globally (which is truly no laughing matter) but, they seem abundantly celebrated everywhere else.  Having never been stung (yet!) and passionately enamored with everything floral, a love of bees naturally follows.

 

 

Cara Delevingne wears the  Lanvin bee brooch.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia

Cara Delevingne wears the Lanvin bee brooch. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia

 

 

 

 

Delfina Delettrez To bee or not to be piercing ring delfina delettrez

To bee or not to be piercing ring, delfinadelettrez.it, € 1.100,00

 

 

Thus we are more than happy to (bee) part of this incredible buzz!

 

 

Solange Azagury Partridge Bee Ring
Schield Bee Ring

 

 

 

Solange Azagury Partridge Bee Ring, astleyclarke.com, $1760.00

Schield Bee Ring, luisaviaroma.com, $197.00

 

 

From well over $1,000 to under $10.00, there are accessories to suit all…

 

 

Target Bee Clutch

Target Bee Earrings

 

 

Bee Cuff Bracelet, target.com, $9.99

Bee Earrings, target.com, $7.99

 

 

Bee earrings metropolitan museum of art store

 

 

Bee earrings and pin, metstore.org, $95.00

 

Embroidered Bee Clutch Alexander McQueen

 

Embroidered Bee Clutch Alexander McQueen, matchesfashion.com, $4,495.00

 

 

Jeffrey Campbell Who Could that Be? Sandals
Etro Bee Detail T-Bar Sandal

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Campbell Who Could that Bee? Sandals, modcloth.com, $114.99

Etro Bee Detail T-Bar Sandal, farfetch.com, $531.78

 

 

Evocateur Bumble Bee Vintage Cuff

 

 

Evocateur Bumble Bee Vintage Cuff, ahalife.com, $458.00

 

 

Delfina Delettrez cuff.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle Italia

Delfina Delettrez cuff. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Italia

 

 

 

Marni Jewel Bee Embellished Metallic Leather and Suede Sandals
Bee Blazer Sonia Rykiel

 

 

 

Marni Jewel Bee Embellished Metallic Leather and Suede Sandals, theoutnet.com, $469.99

 

Bee Blazer Sonia Rykiel, farfetch.com, $564.26

 

 

 

Eve Bee Necklace with Diamonds and Citrine in Gold

 

 

Eve Bee Necklace with Diamonds and Citrine in Gold, kiki.co.uk, £1,600.00

 

 

Betsey Johnson Antique Gold Plated Rosette Bee Earrings
Bee Studs Forever21

 

 

Betsey Johnson Antique Gold Plated Rosette Bee Earrings, lordandtaylor.com, $30.00

Bee Studs, Forever21.com, $5.80

 

 

 

Embroidered Napoleonic Bee Pillow
Natural World Dessert Plate, Bee

 

 

 

Embroidered Napoleonic Bee Pillow, Ballarddesigns.com, $55.00

Natural World Dessert Plate, Bee, anthropologie.com, $18.00

 

Fornash Bumble Bee Earrings
Fornash Bumble Bee Earrings

 

 

Fornash Bumble Bee Earrings, simplysoles.com, $32.00

 

 

 

Bee Crochet Hat

 

Little Bee Crochet Hat, shopruche.com, $23.00

 

 

 

Last Look

 

Chocolate Bees

 

These are gorgeous!!! Perfect for the chocolate lover, the gardener, the insect lover….the list goes on and on….

 

Not chewy like a store bought caramel, our bee chocolates have a liquid caramel center and a clear, caramelized honey taste. This unique flavor comes naturally from the fragrant basswood honey we use, supplied by the Draper Family Apiaries in Millerton, PA. Once filled, each of the nine bees is carefully painted by hand with a paper-thin layer of yellow and black cocoa butter. Guaranteed to please the palate just as much as the eye.

 

Chocolate Bees John & Kiras
Chocolate Bees John & Kiras

 

Chocolate Bees 9 Piece, johnandkiras.com, $29.00

 

Super cute for the kids room:

 

Bee Stand Ballard Designs

 

 

Bee Stand, ballarddesigns.com, $35.00

The Statement Necklace

  • 20th May 2013

The first lady we know of to don this trend was Cleopatra and who would not want to follow her fashion lead?

 

 

Vivien Leigh in a statement necklace looking uber glamorous.  Photo courtesy of Vogue.de

Vivien Leigh in a statement necklace looking uber glamorous. Photo courtesy of Vogue.de

 

 

 

 

Bronze and Oxidised Silver Necklace Annoushka

Bronze and Oxidised Silver Necklace Annoushka, photo by Marie Claire

Emma Stone in Lanvin

Emma Stone in Lanvin, photo courtesy of: InStyle

 

The best part about this trend is that anyone can look to it to freshen up their outfit.  Above, we see two examples of a bold necklace mirrored by another matching accessory complementing an elegant monochrome ensemble.

 

However…..

 

Statement Pieces can Also Pop Against Patterns.

 

Marion Cotillard wears a Dior Statement Piece

Marion Cotillard wears a Dior Statement Piece, photo courtesy of: InStyle

 

 

 

Statement Gold Necklace with Rings

Photo Courtesy of: Elle UK

 

 

Copy this Look Highlighting Rings Via:

Eddie Borgo O Ring Necklace

 

Eddie Borgo O Ring Necklace, shopbop.com, $290.00

 

Or, the Lanvin “Hero” Piece….

 

Lanvin Hero Piece

Lanvin, Photo Courtesy of, The Edit, Net-a-Porter.com

 

 

Almost similar to the Lanvin look above is this great piece from Garnet Hill:

 

 

Linda Levinson Designs Bib Necklace from Garnet Hill

Linda Levinson Designs Bib Necklace from Garnet Hill

 

Linda Levinson Designs Bib Necklace, garnethill.com, $478.00

 

Tap into the Pearl Trend….

 

Belle Fleur Pearl Statement Necklace

 

Belle Fleur Pearl Statement Necklace, katespade.com, $298.00

 

 

Marnie Flower Necklace

Flower Necklace, Photo Courtesy of: Elle, UK

 

 

Revisit the Above Look via Marni….

 

Marni Horn Flower Necklace

 

Marni Horn Flower Necklace, net-a-porter.com, $480.00

 

 

Go Vintage Art-deco with the Perfect Piece…

 

Valentino Deco Swarovski Crystal Necklace

 

 

Valentino Deco Swarovski Crystal Necklace, net-a-porter.com, $725.00

 

The Long, Lean Lariat…

 

Gold Mesh Lariat

Gold Mesh Lariat, Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar

 

 

 

Miki Long Necklace, Aurelie Bidermann

 

Miki Long Necklace, aureliebidermann.com, 1 150 €

 

Fallon Jewelry Classique Lariat Necklace

 

 

Fallon Jewelry Classique Lariat Necklace, shopbop.com, $125.00

 

Egyptian Snake Lariat the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

Egyptian Snake Lariat the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

 

 

Egyptian Snake Lariat, shop.metmuseum.org, $225.oo

 

Perfect for Summer Escapes….

 

The Shell Necklace by Suzanna Dai

 

The Shell Necklace by Suzanna Dai, calypsostbarth.com, $425.00

 

 

Indigenous…

“Exquisitely crafted from ostrich egg shell, the 7 Hoop Ostrich Eggshell Necklace from One Fine Thread’s Jewels of the Kalahari collection is an eclectic statement piece.”

 

One Fine Thread 7 Hoop Ostrich Eggshell Necklace

 

One Fine Thread 7 Hoop Ostrich Eggshell Necklace, shoplatitude.com, $360.00

 

Lanvin is all about Love…

 

Lanvin Swarovski Crystal Heart & Arrow

 

 

Lanvin Swarovski Crystal Heart & Arrow, net-a-porter.com, $695.00

 

 

The Best Way to NOT Break the Bank….

 

Box & Curb Chain Choker Forever21

 

 

 

Box & Curb Chain Choker, forever21.com, $12.80

 

 

 

Beaded Tribal Necklace Forever21

 

 

Beaded Tribal Inspired Necklace, forever21.com, $12.80

 

 

 

Red Silk & Fuschia Agate Necklace

 

 

Red Silk & Fuschia Agate Necklace, shoplatitude.com, $90.00

 

 

Last Look:

 

Miu Miu Chokers

 

The world of Miu Miu, Courtesy of Estetica Magazine, China

 

The Ultimate Statement Necklace:

 

Couture Necklace by PPQ for TESOR Baku magazine

Couture Necklace by PPQ for TESOR. Photo Courtesy of: Baku magazine

à la Mountain mode!

  • 19th May 2013

Summer plans are being solidified now as Spring comes to a close and there is no better time than to get organized for the impending packing.  If it’s the sweet mountain air that’s calling you….then you’re in luck!

 

 

Wildflowers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Wildflowers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

 

 

Today we feature a special guest post from an impeccably stylish, mother-of-three who manages to keep everything under control effortlessly, Sheralyn Baltes.  Her love affair with Jackson Hole, Wyoming has been going strong for years and if you are headed to the mountains, ranch or countryside this summer we urge you to take her lead….

 

 

Mountains skyrocket up in Jackson

Mountains skyrocket up in Jackson

 

Sheralyn talks about the ‘Modern Mountain’ style…

Growing up in Seattle, I was able to experience a perfect balance between city living and mountain living. With the Cascade Mountain range at our fingertips, we camped, hiked, fished, and chased crickets all summer long. When I became a parent, I knew that I wanted my children to have the same experience. We are blessed to spend 8 months of the year in Santa Monica and the other 4 months in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The 3 summer months are particularly magical. I’m filled with nostalgia and joy everyday as I watch my 3 young boys run around our property freely. 

 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

 
In an effort to free up my time out there, every spring, I get very strategic about my summer “in the mountains” fashion choices. The last thing I want to be doing on a warm summer evening is ordering new shoes from Zappos! No, no, nothat is precious time used for making guacamole and fresh margaritas! This year, I wanted to be particularly crafty. I needed to make versatile yet stylish choices. I was stuck somewhere between Coachella and the Jackson Hole Rodeo. (Coachella, I knew was too young, too hip, and too music festival cool for me. The Jackson Hole Rodeo smells like horse poop and Wranglers look weird on my back side.) What’s a girl to do?! 
 
I wrote out the following guidelines: 
  1. Must be durable: Let’s not forget that I’m chasing 3 boys through river beds. 
  2. Must reflect my personality: Disciplined/structured but likes to let loose from time to time.
  3. Must reflect my sense of style: Disciplined/structured but likes to let loose from time to time.
  4. Must respect my age: I’m a 40 year old mom not a 25 year old music festival attendee. 
  5. Must be versatile: Need items that will interchange easily. 
  6. Must be cost conscious: Gotta know when to splurge and when to save. 
  7. Must be found online: Who has time to go shopping? 

 

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I used a few pictures from our property and created the storyboard picture shown above. I got inspiration from the area, and I slowly added clothing pieces that seemed to fit. Below is what I ended up with: 

1. Low ankle Golden Goose boots: My one big splurge.

 These boots can be worn with shorts, skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, dresses, or just about anything. The boots from this brand are pricey, but they are worth it. I bought my last pair almost 5 years ago and I still wear them 2-3 times per week. The belt shown is also from Golden Goose. 

2. Boyfriend cut-off shorts: I bought mine from Current Elliot. 

  • Save: Take an old pair of low-waisted baggy jeans, cut them off mid thigh, leave the ends frayed, wash a few times, and you’re good to go. 
  • When cutting, make sure to cut mid-thigh, not too short, not too long. 
  • Make sure they are low-waisted. 
  • Make sure they are loose fitting. 

 

3. Simple, lightweight, versatile blouses

  • Save: The floral print in the picture is from Forever 21, it was $17.00. It is so pretty in real life. It’s sheer, ties at the waist, and is absolutely versatile and flattering. 
  • The tunic is from Madewell, also a great value. 
  • The white sleeveless top is from Vince. A bit of a splurge but worth it. 

 

4. No.6 Clogs: I’m obsessed. They are so cute and so comfortable. I found mine at Steven Allen. I wear these with shorts, boyfriend jeans, and simple dresses. 

 

 

5. Button-down dress: This is a mountain girl must have. This one is from Old Navy. 

 

 

6. Rings & necklace: I made these at Semi Precious on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. 

  • Ask for Amy, show her a picture of what you’re looking for, and she’ll either make it for you or help you make it. 
  • She has an amazing selection of materials, she’s incredibly talented, and she’s really fun.  
Sunrise over Jackson Vista

Sunrise over Jackson Vista

I’m styled and ready for summer—Now, all I need to do is get through the rest of the school year!!
Giddy up Girlfriends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pearls are a girl’s best friend?

  • 18th May 2013

This season Chanel celebrated the sentiment of its founder who said, “a woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls!

 

 

Coco Chanel in her 'ropes of pearls' photo courtesy of Domino Magazine

Coco Chanel in her ‘ropes of pearls’ photo courtesy of Domino Magazine

 

 

Chanel Spring 2013 Pearls

Chanel Spring 2013 Pearls, Photo Courtesy of L’Officiel Thailand

 

 

Pearls Backstage at Chanel

Pearls Backstage at Chanel, Photo Courtesy of Vogue, Australia

 

Chanel necklace embellished with pearls, chanel.com

 

And, of course, everyone has quickly followed suit….Here are some of the best ways to work pearls into your wardrobe.  

 

The Copy Cat!

Everyone is copying Chanel’s ‘oversized’ look….

 

Zara Maxi Pearl Necklace
Accessorize Catwalk Pearl Statement Necklace

 

Zara Maxi Pearl Necklace, zara.com, $30.00

Accessorize Catwalk Pearl Statement Necklace, $29.00

 

 

Kenneth Jay Lane Simulated Pearl Cluster Necklace

 

Kenneth Jay Lane Simulated Pearl Cluster Necklace, neimanmarcus.com, $120.00

 

Millianna Pearl Bib Necklace Garnet Hill

Millianna Pearl Bib Necklace Garnet Hill

Millianna Pearl Bib Necklace Garnet Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millianna Pearl Bib Necklace, garnethill.com, $198.00

 

 

 

Chanel Pearl Bracelets

Chanel Pearl Bracelets

Chanel Pearl Cuff

Chanel Pearl Cuff, Photo Courtesy of Architectural Digest

 

Chanel cuff in transparent resin and metal embellished with glass pearls, chanel.com

 

 

Sleek and modern art deco pearl cuff.  Photo courtesy of Vogue.de

Sleek and modern art deco pearl cuff. Photo courtesy of Vogue.de

 

 

Other ways to wrap the trend around your wrist, fingers and ears….

 

The single pearl is stunning in this ring by Larissa Landinez

 

Oyster Ring Larissa Landinez

 

Oyster Ring 18K Yellow Gold, larissalandinez.com, €700.00

 

Stella and Dot Lucia Bracelet,
Lanvin Pearls and Gros Grains Bracelet

 

Stella and Dot Lucia Bracelet, stelladot.com, $69.00

Lanvin Pearls and Gros Grains Bracelet, dsw.com, $349.95 (a real steal)

 

 

 

Pearl Fusun Earring Shoplatitude

 

Pearl Fusun Earring, shoplatitude.com, $145.00

 

Unique Pearl Looks

 

Banana Republic Pearl Twist Necklace

 

 

Banana Republic Pearl Twist Necklace, bananarepublic.com, $89.50

 

Lanvin Pearl Woven Necklace

 

Lanvin Pearl Woven Necklace, dsw.com, $300.00

 

 

Rada Yellow Crystal and Glass Pearl Charm Long Necklace

 

 

Rada Yellow Crystal and Glass Pearl Charm Long Necklace, forzieri.com, $235.00

 

Take inspiration from the above to hang your favorite pendant or charm from any real or faux pearls….

 

Our elephant pendant on our favorite pearl necklace

Our elephant pendant on our favorite pearl necklace

 

Instant Go-To Glamour:

 

Rose Gold pendant necklace with diamonds and freshwater pearls Cartier

Photo Courtesy of: Elle. Rose Gold pendant necklace with diamonds and freshwater pearls—Cartier

 

 

 

South Sea Baroque Cultured Pearl, Water Opal, and Diamond Earrings, Mikimoto.

Photo Courtesy of: Elle. South Sea Baroque Cultured Pearl, Water Opal, and Diamond Earrings—Mikimoto.

 

 

The Sunglasses 

 

Dior Pearl Studded Sunglasses

Dior, Photo Courtesy of Vogue, Australia

 

 

Chanel Pearl Sunglasses

Chanel Pearl Glasses. Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK

 

Asos Pearl Sunglasses

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

 

Christy Turlington Pearl Sunglasses

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Australia

 

The Perfect Clutch:

 

Santi at Liberty Pearl Clutch

Santi Pearl Clutch, Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK

Santi Pearl & Beaded Clutch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santi Pearl & Beaded Clutch, lorisshoes.com, $138.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharp Pearl-Studded Clothes

 

Giambattista Valli Spring Summer 2013 Pearls

Giambattista Valli Spring Summer 2013 Pearls. Photo courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

 

 

Diane von Furstenberg Faux Pearl Studded Mini Dress
Diane von Furstenberg Faux Pearl Studded Blazer

 

Diane von Furstenberg Faux Pearl Studded Mini Dress, farfetch.com, $1142.7

Diane von Furstenberg Faux Pearl Studded Blazer, farfetch.com, $1316.87

 

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Faux Pearl Embellished Ribbed Wool Top

 

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Faux Pearl-Embellished Ribbed Wool Top, net-a-porter.com, $675.00

 

 Bejeweled Hair

 

Pearl Pony Tail at the Chanel Spring Show

Pearl Pony Tail at the Chanel Spring Show. Photo Courtesy of: InStyle

 

“To DIY, place a small bead on to the end of a headpin and thread through a jubo craft-store pearl; use needle nose pliers to wrap the end of the wire around an elastic.  Sound tricky?  Then simply string a piece of dental floss through the pearl and double-knot the ends around the elastic.  Secure with superglue.”  Text taken in entirety from InStyle

 

 

Chanel Pearl Hairband

Chanel Pearl Hairband is stunning. Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK

 

 

 

The brand that defines them

 

As Mikimoto celebrates its 120th anniversary it also affords the most sophisticated styles

 

MIkimoto Ombre Pearls

Mikimoto Ombre Pearls. Photo Courtesy of: Departures Magazine

Mikimoto Waterfall Earrings

Mikimoto Waterfall Earrings. Photo Courtesy of: Harrods

 

 

mikimoto.com

 

Rene Caovilla Pearly T-Strap Sandal

 

 

Rene Caovilla Pearly T-Strap Flat Sandal, bergdorfgoodman.com, $795.00

 

Pearls also abound in the Chanel Edinburgh Collection with pearl encrusted belts and huge pearl drop earrings.  Photo Courtesy of: Sphere

Pearls also abound in the Chanel Edinburgh Collection with pearl encrusted belts and huge pearl drop earrings. Photo Courtesy of: Sphere

 

 

Mix the Chanel Fingerless Glove Look with the Penchant for Pearls:

 

Protolano White Fingerless Gloves with Pearls Saks

Protolano White Fingerless Gloves with Pearls Saks

 

Last Look!

Perhaps the most photographed piece of jewelry this spring…the diamond and freshwater pearl headpiece from the Great Gatsby Ziegfeld Collection at  Tiffany & Co.

 

Tiffany & Co. Headpiece Great Gatsby

Tiffany & Co. Headpiece Great Gatsby. Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK

 

 

 

des Fruits…

  • 16th May 2013

As summer beckons so to do meals with bountiful bowls of fruit and simple savory salads.  We saw these necklaces that are all the rage across the Atlantic and immediately followed their trail into the world of bright colorful summer-loving produce!!

 

Les Nereides Fruits d'Automne
Les Nereides Fruits d'Automne

 

Les Nereides Fruits d’Automne, forzieri.com, $174.00

 

A fun fresh gift for anyone on your hit list this summer

 

Leather Key Rings from Mulberry

Photo Courtesy of: Tatler Magazine

Leather Key Rings from Mulberry Banana

Mulberry Banana Key Ring, Photo Courtesy of: Miss Vogue, UK

 

 

 

 

Mulberry Key Ring, mulberry.com, $120.00

 

 

In Milan, Moschino Cheap & Chic let their pineapple print steal the show!

 

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Pineapple Print

Moschino Cheap & Chic Pineapple Print, Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar Hong Kong

 

 

Here’s how we would work the ‘ananas’ into our spring/summer wardrobe…

 

Moschino Cheap and Chic Pineapple Print Shorts
Anthropologie Fruit Stand Sweater

 

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Pineapple Print Shorts, farfetch.com, $194.96

Fruit Stand Sweater, anthropologie.com, $99.95

 

Olympia Tan Trousers
Olympia Tan Dress

 

Olympia Tan Trousers, colette.fr, €750.00

Olympia Tan Dress, colette.fr, €850.00

 

 

Anya Hindmarch Apple Moire Celadon Purse

Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong

 

Anya Hindmarch Celadon Moire Apple Clutch, anyahindmarch.com, 

Fruit Print Trousers Dolce & Gabbana

 

Fruit Print Trouser Pant Dolce & Gabbana, barneys.com, $520.00

 

 Last Look!

 

De Grisogono Necklace Grape Black Galuchat Necklace

Photo Courtesy of: Harrods Magazine

 

 

De Grisogono Grape Black Galuchat Necklace in White Gold with Pranites, Emeralds and Diamonds.  Price upon request at Harrods

 

 

Three ‘It’ Pieces for Summer Fun

  • 14th May 2013

Part of what we take seriously is combing through collections, magazines, blogs to find those few standout pieces.  Some are yet-to-be discovered treasures and some are on the ‘hit list’ of every fashionista.  Today’s three fall into the last category.

You’d be hard-pressed to open a magazine this month anywhere from Hong Kong to Rome and not find one of these items splashed across its glossy pages.

 

THE Shoe!

 

Burberry Prorsum Silver Python Wedges

Burberry Prorsum Silver Python Wedges. Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar Hong Kong

 

Burberry Prorsum Python Open Toe Wedges, luisaviaroma.com, $950.00

 

The shoe of the season comes in many iterations from silk to python, cuffed to sandal.  Here are a few more views:

Burberry Prorsum White Python Wedges

Photo Courtesy of: InStyle UK

 

 

Green and Gold Silk Burberry Prorsum Wedges

In Kelly Green & Lux Gold

 

 

If you’re hard-pressed to find them online (they are selling out rapidly!!)  check your local Burberry boutique for more sizes.

 

Burberry Python Silver Wedges with Burberry Metallic Skirt

Looks sharp paired with the Burberry metallic skirt

 

 

THE Bag!

What makes this Anya Hindmarch Clutch so versatile and well-loved is that it travels easily from day to night.  And, if you think about your summer schedule you probably do too!  Whether you are in the office or at the beach, this clutch can go the distance.  The straw, raffia and colorful embroidery all scream summer!

 

Anya Hindmarch Straw and Raffia clutch

Anya Hindmarch Straw and Raffia clutch. Photo Courtesy of: Harrods magazine

 

 

 

Anya Hindmarch Straw Raffia Clutch

Photo Courtesy of: Elle UK

 

 

The Capability Clutch (In Fuschia and Verdant Green), anyahindmarch.com,

 

 

The Capability Clutch features a signature fabric woven from palm leaves adding to its ‘earthy’ appeal.  Another take is similar but adds shell detailing.

 

Anya Hindmarch Woven Straw and Raffia Clutch with Shell Detailing

 

Anya Hindmarch Ipanema Shell Woven Straw Raffia Clutch, luisaviaroma.com, $550.00

 

 

THE (short) Shorts!

 

These are fabulous!  We would caveat them with a (for the beach or summer resort only) warning.  For those exuding youth and confidence they are a must for your suitcase and any summer travels.

 

 

 

D Squared shorts with chain detail

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue UK

 

These shorts were not easy to track down online!

 

D Squared shorts with chain detail

 

 

D Squared Shorts, thecorner.com, $1095.00

 

 

If the shorts are too bold, give the mini a-go!

 

D Squared Chain Detail Mini Skirt
D Squared Chain Detail Mini Skirt

 

D Squared Mini Skirt, thecorner.com, $760.00

A Look to Lock-Away!

  • 11th May 2013

We know that it is summer on everyone’s mind right now (ours included) and no one is interested in the sweater vest.  But, this look from the street featured in Vogue, UK stuck out from all of the rest.  It’s so sleek and polished, yet super easy to recreate.  

 

Shirtdress Vogue UK

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue UK

 

It’s a fresh look to try come fall when the weather is getting just a bit nippy and you need a little something extra.

Lock it away for mid-September, early October and you will thank us later.

 

 

What you will need:

 

The right belted shirt dress with a fitted, modern sweater vest.  (You might have the two at home already, just had not thought of pairing them and capping it off with a great high-heel!)

 

Combination #1

Dashina 4' Shirtdress
Colorblock Vest Boy by Band of Outsiders

Saint Laurent Bi-Color Cap-Toe Pump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dashina 4′ Shirtdress, shop.nordstrom.com, $495.00

Colorblock Vest Boy by Band of Outsiders, lagarconne.com, $255.00

Saint Laurent Bi-Color Cap-Toe Pump, bergdorfgoodman.com, $665.oo

 

 

Combination #2

 

 

Gap 1969 Chambray Long-Sleeve Shirtdress
Dolce & Gabbana Lemon Print Sweater Vest
Gucci Crystal Embellished Suede Sandals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969 Chambray Long-Sleeve Shirtdress, gap.com, $69.95

Dolce & Gabbana Lemon Print Sweater Vest, barneys.com, $375.00

Gucci Crystal Embellished Suede Sandals, net-a-porter.com, $995.00

 

Combination  #3

 

Forever21 Belted Satin Shirtdress
Missioni Sweater Vest
Isabel Marant Elvis Leather Sandals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belted Satin Shirtdress, forever21.com, $27.80

Vest, missioni.com, $410.00

Isabel Marant Elvis Leather Sandals, mytheresa.com

 

 

Voleur—Steal this Look

  • 10th May 2013
Hepburn with signature basket purse

Photo Courtesy of: Audrey in Rome

Hepburn with signature basket purse

Hepburn with signature basket purse

 

 

“Hardly convenient but chic without a doubt, the basket as a purse was an eccentric emblem of Audrey Hepburn,”

Audrey in Rome.

 

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Two-toned Square Basket Purse

Dolce & Gabbana Two-toned Square Basket Purse

 

 

One of our favorite purses for this summer, of course by Italian designer Ermanno Scervino!

Ermanno Scervino Double Handle Basket Bag

 

Ermanno Scervino Double Handle Basket Bag, marissacollections.com, $775.00

 

Mark Cross Man Ray Wicker Basket Bag
Mark Cross Man Ray Wicker Basket Bag

 

Mark Cross Man Ray Wicker Basket Bag, matchesfashion.com, $4402.00

 

 

Chloe Allison East West Perforated Tote

 

 

Chloe Alison East West Perforated Tote, available on pre-order, saks.com, $2390.00

 

 

Chloe Baylee Medium Perforated Satchell

 

 

Chloe Baylee Medium Perforated Satchel, available on pre-order, saks.com, $2900.00

 

While Audrey made the basket purse chic and iconic, Chanel makes it timeless:

 

Chanel Medium Flap Bag in Woven Raffia

Chanel Medium Flap Bag in Woven Raffia

 

 

Chanel Medium Flap Bag in Woven Raffia available in Saks Fifth Avenue Stores for $4300.00

 

 

Kate Spade New York Beach Club Basket Beth
Kate Spade New York Beach Club Basket Beth
Kate Spade New York Beach Club Basket Beth

 

 

Kate Spade New York Beach Club Basket Beth, katespade.com, $198.00

 

JADEtribe Fringed Basket Bag

 

JADEtribe Fringed Basket Bag, shopbop.com, $106.00

 

 

Tory Burch Lacquered Rattan Basket Bag

 

 

Tory Burch Lacquered Rattan Basket Bag, neimanmarcus.com, $395.00

 

 

Suzy Parker carries a basket purse alongside Hope Lange.  Photo Courtesy of: Vanity Fair

Suzy Parker carries a basket purse alongside Hope Lange. Photo Courtesy of: Vanity Fair

 

 

 

Miuccia Prada Straw Tote

Miuccia Prada Straw Tote. Photo Courtesy of: InStyle, June, 2013

 

 

 

Prada Straw Purse

 

 

Prada Straw Tote, neimanmarcus.com, $396.00

 

 

katherine-heigl-and-prada-straw-tote

Katherine Heigl sports Prada’s straw tote. Photo Courtesy of: Cool Spotters

 

 

giambattista_valli_big basket bag
giambattista_valli_ big basket purse

Giambattista Valli big basket purse. Both Photos Courtesy of: Vogue.com Paris

 

 

 

Kate Spade Summer House Purses

 

 

Kate Spade Summer House Sylvia & Robby

 

 

Audrey Hepburn in a basket hat

Audrey Hepburn looks coyly spirited in the most chic way in a basket hat! Photo Courtesy of: Getty Images

 

 

 

dolce&gabbana basket bag

 

Dolcegabbana.com

 

Dolce & Gabbana Basket Purse Turquoise
Dolce & Gabbana Basket Purse Yellow
Dolce & Gabbana Basket Purse Light Pink

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Wicker & Raffia Bags

Dolce & Gabbana Wicker & Raffia Bags. Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK

 

 

Dolcegabbana.com

 

A more modern fresh take

 

Palmgren's Colorful Rattan/Wicker Purses

 

Rattan Bags in different colors, palmgrens.se

 

Small Rattan Bag Palmgrens

 

Small Rattan Bag, palmgrens.se

 

Vintage Finds

 

Vintage finds are always available on line

 

Vintage Basket Purse
Vintage Basket Purse

 

 

Fresh New Crop From Kate Spade:

 

 

Vita Riva Wicker Car Kate Spade
Vita Riva Wicker Car Kate Spade

 

 

 

Vita Riva Wicker Car, Katespade.com, $398.00

 

 

Vita Limoni Large Luisa
Vita Limoni Large Luisa

 

 

 

Vita Limoni Large Luisa, Katespade.com, $348.00

 

 

Vita Riva Wicker Lemon
Grand Tour Wicker Camera

 

 

 

Vita Riva Wicker Lemon, katespade.com, $248.00

Grand Tour Wicker Camera, katespade.com, $298.00

Splash!

  • 7th May 2013

Anyone looking to make waves by the pool or beachside this summer is in luck.  A fresh crop of suits with sharp, modern cuts that flatter all different body types are fun and super easy to slip right into.

 

Leonard Swimwear

Leonard Swimwear, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Thailand

Michael Kors Swimwear

Michael Kors Swimwear, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Thailand

Jason Wu Swimwear

Jason Wu Swimwear, Photo Courtesy of: Elle, Thailand

 

 

Michael Kors Zipper-Detail Striped One-Piece, neimanmarcus.com, $296.00

 

 

 

Strapless

 

jantzen Orange Stapless Swimsuit

Jantzen, Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country Magazine

Jantzen Bandeau Peplum Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit, 1.macys.com, $96.00

Roksanda Ilincic Rodez Color-Block Bandeau Swimsuit
Roksanda Ilincic Rodez Color-Block Bandeau Swimsuit

 

Roksanda Ilincic Rodez Color-Block Bandeau Swimsuit, net-a-porter.com, $480.00

 

 

Lisa Marie Fernandez Leigh Maillot One Piece

 

 

1.) Dolce&Gabbana Striped Molded Swimsuit, net-a-porter.com, $605.00

2.) Lisa Marie Fernandez Leigh Maillot One Piece, farfetch.com, $460.00

3.) We are Handsome The Traveller Swimsuit, barneys.com, $370.00

4.) Miu Miu Bow-Embellished Bandeau Swimsuit, net-a-porter.com, $245.00

 

 

Black & White

 

 

Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Thailand

 

 

 

Emilio Pucci Asymmetric Cutout Swimsuit

 

5.) Emilio Pucci Asymmetric Cutout Swimsuit, net-a-porter.com, $550.00

6.) Gilda One-Piece Swimsuit, sundancecatalog.com, $85.00

7.) Jets by Jessika Allen White Label, net-a-porter.com, $325.00

 

 

Take the Plunge

 

 

Vitamin A Brena Tie Monokini, Slate

8.) Vitamin A Brena Tie Monokini, Slate, neimanmarcus.com, $165.00

9.) Mara Hoffman Pow Wow Printed Plunge Swimsuit, net-a-porter.com, $275.00

10.) La Perla Mondello Maillot, laperla.com, $408.00

 

 

Norma Kamali Bill Swimsuit

 

Norma Kamali Bill Swimsuit, barneys.com, $350.00

 

 Strappy

 

Gottex Swimwear

Gottex Swimwear, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Thailand

 

 

Marc Jacobs Colorblock Ruffle Maillot
Missoni Keyhole Swimsuit

 

 

 

Marc Jacobs Colorblock Ruffle Maillot, neimanmarcus.com, $177.00

Missoni Keyhole Swimsuit, barneys.com, $590.00

Cut from a Different Cloth

  • 5th May 2013

Maisha Concept—The Rakhee Shah Label

 

Rakhee Shah Fashion

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

Rakhee Shah Fashion

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

 

“From the off-beaten paths of Kenya to the enlightening hub of India and now launching in the heart of the buzzing and cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong, the chic up-and-coming label Maisha Concept combines worlds through style and tradition.” (Shopdescreateurs.com)

 

Rakhee Shah Fashion

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

 

A third generation Kenyan, Indian in origin, the 31-year-old talent, Rakhee Shah’s new line which draws from her rich heritage is truly unique. ‘Maisha’ meaning life in Swahili launched in late 2012 and has been gaining popularity worldwide since.

 

Rakhee Shah Fashion

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

 

Rakhee sources all her fabrics herself traveling to the most remote corners of Africa and India to find one-of-a-kind colors and designs.  Many of her creations are available only as limited editions with just a select number of pieces in each size. Punchy effervescent colors meet traditional cuts to produce sleek, chic, unique creations which are selling out immediately.

 

 

Jungle Green Shift Dress Rakhee Shah

 

 

Jungle Green Shift Dress, shopdescreateurs.com, $114.00

 

 

Safari Shirt Dress Rakhee Shah

 

Safari Shirt Dress, shopdescreateurs.com, $93.00

 

 

African Collared Dress Rakhee Shah
African Collared Dress Rakhee Shah

 

 

African Collared Dress, shopdescreateurs.com, $93.00

 

 

 

“My designs are ethnic inspired, and so they really resonate with women who appreciate culture and something unique.”

Rakhee Shah, Fah Thai Magazine 

 

 

Rakhee Shah Designs

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

Rakhee Shah Designs

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

 

 

 

Floral Appliqués

  • 4th May 2013

We already know that petals are prolific this season.  But some of our favorite spots for flower power are not the usual standbys, but rather sunglasses, motorcycle gloves and sneakers.

 

Floral Sunglasses Allure Italia

Floral Sunglasses Allure Italia

 

 

 

Floral Sunglasses

Photo Courtesy of L’Officiel Thailand

 

 

Anna-Karin Karlsson Sunglasses

Anna Karin Sunglasses

Anna-Karin Karlsson Sunglasses

 

Cause a Flippin Can Sunglasses, annakarinkarlsson.com, 635 Euros

 

 

Mercura NYC Floral Sunglasses

Mercura NYC Floral Sunglasses, Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country

 

 

Mercuraynyc.com

 

Asos Cat Eye Sunglasses

 

Asos Cat Eye Sunglasses with Flower Corner Embellishment, us.asos.com, $29.93

 

Louis Vuitton Waves Sunglasses
Louis Vuitton Waves Sunglasses

 

Louis Vuitton Sunglasses Waves Flower, luxurygoodstore.com, $115.00

 

 

Porcelain Frame Sunglasses LibertyUK

Porcelain Frame Sunglasses LibertyUK, Photo Courtesy of: VogueUK

 

 

liberty.co.uk, 350£

 

Sneak Attack!

 

The bounty of blooms make these some of our favorite tennies ever.

 

Chanel Floral Sneakers

Chanel Floral Sneakers, Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country

Chanel Camelia Sneakers

 

Chanel Camellia Embellished Sneakers, chanel.com, $1,725.00

 

 

Chanel Camellia Embellished Leather Boots

Chanel Camellia Embellished Leather Boots. Photo Courtesy of: Elle UK

 

Chanel Camellia Embellished Leather Boots, available at select Chanel retailers, £3125.00

 

 

Fingerless Gloves

 

Chanel Camellia Fingerless Gloves
Chanel Camellia Fingerless Gloves

 

 

 

Chanel Camellia Embellished Fingerless Gloves, chanel.com

Ça c’est l’été

  • 3rd May 2013

We saw these lemon yellow jeans in Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong and just had to build a summer look around them.  We can’t imagine a time when they would not be au courant and fresh.

 

Yellow Jeans Weekend by MaxMara

Weekend by MaxMara, Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong

 

 

Paired with one of these nautical slippers (featuring stripes and gingham in the most unexpected place) they are perfect.

 

Tod's Striped Satin Leather-Trimmed Smoking Slippers
Dolce & Gabbana Wally Striped Linen Slippers

 

 

 

 

Tod’s Striped Satin Leather-Trimmed Smoking Slippers, saksfifthavenue.com, $465.00

Dolce & Gabbana Wally Striped Linen Slippers, mytheresa.com,  $388.00

 

 

Church's Flora Embroidered Gingham Slippers
Prada Gingham Slippers

 

 

Church’s Flora Embroidered Gingham Slippers, net-a-porter.com, $410.00

Prada Gingham Slippers, 330 Euros

 

On top we recommend a breezy blouse matched with a stark white fisherman’s cap.

 

Whisper Gauze Peasant Tunic
Summer Greek Fisherman Hat White

 

 

 

 

 

Whisper Gauze Peasant Tunic, jcrew.com, $65.00

Summer Greek Fisherman Hat White, hats-plus.com, $25.00

 

 

 Finishing Touch

 

 

Sailorbloom Necklace

 

Sailorbloom Necklace, anthropologie.com, $38.00

 

 

Last Look!

 

Now

Fisherman Cap
Fisherman Cap
Fisherman Cap

 

 and Then!

 

Evangelista

Vogue December 1988

Short & Sweet

  • 2nd May 2013

The Bolero Jacket

 

The attraction of the versatile bolero is so easy to understand.  For women, bolero’s became especially popular during the first decade of the 20th century because they enhance the hourglass physique/mystique.

 

Dolce & Gabbana Lace Bolero Jacket

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Floral Lace Bolero, barneys.com, $975.00

 

Commonly worn only around the shoulders, upper-torso and arms, they add some form and structure to that region (mirroring the fullness of the hips) while leaving the waist untouched and a slim, bulk-free focal point.

 

Bolero Met Museum of Art

c. 1905 Bolero from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo Courtesy of: Quinnmburgess.com

 

 

Bolero’s can serve to dress up, or down an outfit with perfect panache!

 

Bolero Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong

Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong

Bolero Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong

Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong

 

 

 

While traditionally they were worn in beaded velvet by Spaniards and intricate lace by the most elegant set, they come in all varieties today from heavy modern metallics to sheer gossamer.

 

Modern Bolero
Modern Bolero

 

 

Come summer-time, this essential piece can travel as easily to the theatre as it does nighttime cocktails under the stars.

 

Burberry Metallic Bolero

Burberry Metallic Bolero

Ralph Lauren Chiffon Layered Bolero

Ralph Lauren Chiffon Layered Bolero

 

 

Oscar de la Renta Open Knit Bolero

 

1.) Jacques Vert Organza Leaf Bolero, johnlewis.com, £89.00

2.) Paule Ka Ottoman Bolero, harrods.com, £275.00

3.) Oscar de la Renta Open Knit Bolero, farfetch.com, $1897.92

 

 

Flower Bolero Miss Selfridges

 

4.) Flower Bolero, us.missselfridge.com, $61.00

5.) Flower Detail Lace Bolero, yesstyle.com, $30.00

 

Armani Velvet Bolero

 

Giorgio Armani Velvet Bolero, neimanmarcus.com, $425.00

 

 

Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi 2013/14 Top with Bolero Fashion Sketch

Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi 2013/14 Top with Bolero Fashion Sketch

 

 

Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi 2013/14 White Dress with Bolero Fashion Sketch

Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi 2013/14 White Dress with Bolero Fashion Sketch

 

 

 

Last Look:

 

Great Gatsby Bolero

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Thailand, Gatsby Bolero

Trompe L'oeil Marchesa Gown

Trompe L’oeil Marchesa Gown with ‘fake’ bolero

If You’re Heading to…Laos

  • 30th April 2013

Indochine Revisited

 

Deneuve in Indochine

Catherine Deneuve in Indochine

Anakha Boutique

Anakha Boutique

 

 

Located in a beautiful, historic, “Blue House” French Colonial building constructed in 1920, Anakha Boutique is straight out of the ’90s best foreign film Indochine.

 

Store Front Anakha Boutique
Song Sunglasses

Sunglasses for sale from the French Vietnamese Designer ‘Song’

 

For anyone visiting Luang Prabang, Anakha is an absolute must!

 

Silk Dresses for sale in Anakha

 

 

Anakha captures that perfect essence wherein the taste is French and the fabrics, the products are Asian—colonial in spirit with a touch of modernity.

 

 

Decor Anakha
Vintage Photos Create the Most Transformative Atmosphere

Vintage Photos Create the Most Transformative Atmosphere

 

 

The Anakha brand is French designed with Lao fabrics, 100% Cotton hand made, natural dye, no chemicals

 

Silk Shirt Anakha
Deneuve Indochine

Deneuve in Indochine

 

 

 

They produce a limited range of items so each one is unique and special.  Due to the 100% hand made Lao fabric and the natural dye, many products cannot be reproduced (since no two fabrics are the same).

 

Purse Anakha

 

 

 

Anakha is located in the ‘Blue House’ a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

9, rue Sakkarine, Ban Vat Sene

Luang Prabang, LAO PDR

+33 (0) 662 62 80 43

anakhalifestyle.com

La Mer

  • 29th April 2013

Somewhere under the sea a whole lot of sea creatures don’t even realize how they are being celebrated up here!! As we are getting beach-ready so to are designers in every realm from home décor to jewelry.

 

Tentacled

 

Octopus in Glass, Silver Mint

 

 

Octopus in Glass, Silver Mint, plantationdesign.com, $425.00

 

 

Gold Octopus Pin .o5ct Diamond with Ruby Eyes
Opening Ceremony Octopus Patch Sweater

 

 

 

Gold Octopus Pin .o5ct Diamond with Ruby Eyes, scullyandscully.com, $2800.00

Opening Ceremony Octopus Patch Sweater, shopbop.com, $185.00

 

Jellyfish Giclee

 

Jellyfish Giclee, Ballarddesigns.com, $169.00

 

 

Jelly Bowls, gulnurozdaglar

 

Jelly Bowls, gulnurozdaglar.com

 

 

 

Anchors Away!

 

Awikio Riviera Stripe Dress by Malene Birger

 

Awikio Riviera Stripe Dress by Malene Birger, shopbop.com, $195.00

 

Joie Valera Anchor Jacuard Sweater
Cardigan in cotone stampa "mariniere,"

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire Italy

 

Joie Sweater, Valera Anchor Jacquard, bloomingdales.com, $219.30

Cardigan in cotone stampa “mariniere,” Marinayachting.it, 149€

 

Juicy Couture Knots & Anchors Necklace

 

1.) Gold Tone Stripe Anchor Drop Earrings, us.riverisland.com, $12.00

2.) Anchor Wheel Drop Earring, betseyjohnson.com, $40.00

3.) Juicy Couture Knots & Anchors Necklace, piperlime.gap.com, $48.00

 

 

 

The Big Fish

 

Chantecaille Save the Sharks Palette

 

Chantecaille Save the Sharks Palette, chantecaille.com, $83.00

 

Papier-mâché Shark

Papier-mâché Shark

 

 

Papier-mâché Shark, rhbabyandchild.com, $119.00

 

Enameled Dolphin Bangle JCrew

 

 

Enameled Dolphin Bangle, jcrew.com, $98.00

 

 

The Sea Equestrian

 

Anthropologie Bar Sea

Under the Sea Bar Ware, Anthropologie

 

 

 

Seahorse Bottle Opener Anthropologie

 

4.) Seahorse Bottle Opener, anthropologie.com, $14.00

5.) Blue Seahorse Charm, juicycouture.com, $48.00

6.) Finn Gold Pygmy Seahorse Pendant Necklace, barneys.com, $995.00

 

 

Ship-Mate

 

Anchor Locket Necklace Forever21

 

Locket Necklace, forever21.com, $3.80

 

Boy by Band of Outsiders, Sailboat Intarsia Sweater

Joules Womens Ships Print Silk Square Scarf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boy by Band of Outsiders, Sailboat Intarsia Sweater, shopbop.com, $365.00

Joules Womens Ships Print Silk Square Scarf, psyche.co.uk, £33.99

 

 

Gap Large Striped Tote
Rosetti Ships Ahoy Sailboat Striped Shopper

 

 

Gap Large Striped Tote, gap.com, $39.95

Rosetti Ships Ahoy Sailboat Striped Shopper, kohls.com, $35.40

 

 

Shells & Coral

 

Shell X-Ray Photography Williams Sonoma
Shell X-Ray Photography Williams Sonoma

 

Shell X-Ray Photography, williams-sonoma.com, $350.00-$1250.00

 

Anna G Shell Cuff Shoplatitude

 

Anna G Shell Cuff, shoplatitude.com, $80.00

 

 

Sea Life Tea Set Anthropologie

 

7.) Sea Life Tea Set, anthropologie.com, $16.00-$34.00

8.) Coral Hooks Wall Décor, rshcatalog.com, $29.00

9.) Shell Carafe, Quattro Home Thailand

 

 

Last Look:

 

These lanterns from Pottery Barn provide the perfect way to do seaside accents, like sand and starfish alongside your candles.

 

Pottery Barn Lanterns

Pottery Barn Lanterns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery Barn also features an amazing array of resin sea creatures.

 

 

 

 

Pottery Barn Shells
potterybarnshells2

 

 

DVF Darlings

  • 25th April 2013

The second Diane von Furstenberg collection for GapKids debuted today to the most rave reviews.

 

iane von Furstenberg GapKids Skinny Jeans
Diane von Furstenberg GapKids sun hat
Diane von Furstenberg GapKids anorak

 

 

 

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Skinny Jeans, gap.com, $50.00

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Sunhat, gap.com, $20.00

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Kids Packable Anorak, gap.com, $65.00

 

 

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Romper

 

 

 

 

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Romper, gap.com, $50.00

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Wrap Dress, gap.com, $50.00

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Printed Drawstring Shorts, $35.00

 

We’ve shortlisted the collection…

 

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Sleeveless Tank Dress
Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Sleeveless Tank Dress

 

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Pleated Tank Dress, gap.com, $70.00

 

So that you can swoop-up choice pieces before they sell-out!

 

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Zebra shirt
Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Camel T-shirt

 

 

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Heart T-shirt

 

 

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Graphic T, gap.com, $35.00

 

The collection is available online at gap.com

 

 

 

Gapkids Diane von Furstenberg Asymmetrical Tank Dress
Gapkids Diane von Furstenberg Shirt Dress

 

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Asymmetrical Tank Dress, gap.com, $50.00

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids ShirtDress, gap.com, $50.00

 

AND at your nearest Gap retailer.

 

Gapkids Diane von Furstenberg Printed Leggings
Gapkids Diane von Furstenberg Turban Headband

 

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Printed Leggings, gap.com, $25.00

Diane von Furstenberg GapKids Turban Headband, gap.com, $15.00

 

Sizes available include: baby, toddler girls & girls

 

The Long & Short of It…

  • 22nd April 2013

There’s nothing straight and clean-cut about hemlines this season.

 

One Shoulder Marchesa Gown in Peacock

Marion Cottiard in Asymmetric Dior Couture

 

 

 

Marchesa One Shoulder Gown, shopbop.com, $8500.00

Dior Couture, dior.com

 

 

 

Asymmetrical skirts and dresses are making waves on the red carpet and beyond….

 

Brunello Cucinelli Pleated Cutaway Skirt
Jupe Plissee Asymetrique en soie Brunello Cucinelli

Brunello Cucinelli Photo Courtesy of: L’Officiel

 

 

Brunello Cucinelli Pleated Cutaway Skirt, saksfifthavenue.com, $1045.00

 

Alice + Olivia Jasmine Gathered Tulip Dress
Fais Silk High-Low Dress BCBG

 

 

Alice + Olivia Jasmine Gathered Tulip Dress, shopbop.com, $495.00

Fais Silk High-Low Dress, bcbg.com, $338.00

 

 

Modern and graphic, long and flowy, jupe ou robe, there are a myriad of ways to master this uneven look

 

 

Viktor & Rolf One Shoulder Pleated Dress

 

1.) Acne Moa Two-Toned Skirt, mytheresa.com, € 250.00

2.) Viktor & Rolf One Shoulder Pleated Dress, shopbop.com, $3290.00

3.) Romantic Afternoon One-Shoulder Dress in Teal, shopruche.com, $45.00

4.) Balenciaga Asymmetric Ruffled Hem Skirt, Barneys.com, $1195.00

5.) Emerald Green Dip Hem Skirt, dorothyperkins.com, $27.00

 

 

Lanvin One-Shoulder Duchesse-Satin Dress

Lanvin One-Shoulder Duchesse-Satin Dress. Photo Courtesy of: InStyle

Lanvin One-Shoulder Duchesse-Satin Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lanvin One-Shoulder Duchesse-Satin Dress, net-a-porter.com, $3,585.00

 

 

Look No. 32 Christian Dior

Look No. 32 Christian Dior. Photo Courtesy of: InStyle

 

 

Look No. 32, Red Draped Dress Dior Couture, dior.com

 

 

Carven Asymmetrical Safari Skirt

 

6.) Carven Asymmetric Safari Skirt, net-a-porter.com, $390.00

7.) Costume National Black and White Strapless Dress, shopbop.com, $1,835.00

8.) Maison Martin Margiela 1 Short Dress, yoox.com, $465.00

 

Last Look

 

Marion Cotillard in Dior

Marion Cotillard in Dior. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

Emilia Clarke in Chanel Resort

Emilia Clarke in Chanel Resort. Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire

 

 

 

 

Steal this Look—Audrey in Rome

  • 20th April 2013

The much anticipated private album of rare snaps that we featured months ago, is finally out.  With the release of Audrey in Rome we absolutely must do a few ‘Steal this Look’ posts.  Where better to start, than with the front cover?

 

Audrey in Rome Cover

 

 

For a modern interpretation that’s still true to the above look we turn to two key pieces:

Lanvin Sunglasses

 

Shiny Opaline Sunglasses in Ivory, Lanvin

 

Shiny Opaline Sunglasses in Ivory, Lanvin, neimanmarcus.com, $450.00

 

Rue du Mail mod belted coat with stand-up collar

 

Rue du Mail Mod Belted Coat

 

 

 

Rue du Mail Mod Belted Coat, shopbop.com, $2,640.00

 

Pair with ballet flats and a chic updo (the vespa at your side may be harder to come by!)

 

 

Trending…High on Top

  • 19th April 2013

What’s filling the Italian Vogue ‘Scrapbook?’ Taking a cue from our favorite high-school footwear, high-tops are waltzing down the runways with increasing alacrity.

 

Vogue Italy Scrapbook Hightops

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italy

 

 

And they can be found in the windows of the trendiest boutiques on Robertson Blvd. as well!

 

High Tops Monika Chiang
High Tops Monika Chiang

 

Artemys Sneaker, monikachiang.com, $385.00

 

Zippered Artyemis Sneaker Monika Chiang

 

 

Zippered Artemys Sneaker in Black, monikachiang.com, $425.00

The options are endless, but here are a few favorites:

 

Isabel Marant the Bekket High-Top Suede Sneaker

 

1.) High Sneaker, lanvin.com, $795.00

2.) Mulberry Leather and Suede High-Top Sneakers, mytheresa.com, € 550.00

3.) Isabel Marant Bekket high-top suede sneakers, net-a-porter.com, $640.00

 

 

Type Z Misty
Type Z Misty

 

Type Z Misty, zappos.com, $59.00

 

Last Look

 

Hightop and Dress

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italy

What I Love Today…

  • 19th April 2013

This shoe has it all!  It mixes a boyish wingtip patent leather look with a sleek cat print atop the most elegant kitten heel.  It’s almost gone.  There’s 1 shoe left in the following sizes: 6.5 (36.5), 7 (37), 8  (38) and 8.5 (38.5)

 

Perfect with jeans, colorful capri pants and your best little black dress! It will work every time.

 

Dolce & Gabbana Open Toe Pump

 

Dolce&Gabbana Open Toe Pump, farfetch.com, $695.00

à la Mod, Part Deux

  • 18th April 2013

Styling references to the ’60s dominate spring fashion, so we’ll take a quick look at the how to’s in hair, and ways to ‘mod-ify’ any outfit with prime accessories.

 

HairThe sexy, tousled bouffant

60s hair how to

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

60s hair how to

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

The first step is always a good volumizing spritz to the hair roots.

Use an oversized round brush to blow-dry hair big and voluminous.

Center-part hair.

Divide the hair on the crown of head into three equal sections.  Two front sections (see picture above) and one back section.

For the back section, use 2-3 inch pieces turn-by-turn and back-comb with a fine-toothed comb.

Using your fingers to gently tousle, pull back the back-combed sections together midway down your head and cinch.  This should have created a little uplift at the crown.   Tease the two front sections to add a touch of volume.  Keep the center part, or arrange as a dramatic side-part. Cinch the two front sections in the back as well and voila!

 

The Shoesa touch of white

 

Vogue White Boots

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

 

There are lots of interpretations of the perfect white boot this spring.  But, Jil Sander’s comes up on top!

 

Jill Sander Half Boots in White/Black

 

Jil Sander Leather Half Boots in White/Beige or White/Blackstylebop.com, $1270.00

 

jill Sander White Boots

Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar

 

 

Jil Sander Leather Boots

 

 

Jil Sander Leather Bootsmytheresea.com, € 895.00

 

Jill Sander Leather Calf Boot

Jil Sander Leather Calf Boots, net-a-porter.com, $1250.00

 

White Boots

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

 

 

Stuart Weitzman Cuffy White Sandal

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue

 

 

Cuffy Sandal, Stuartweitzman.com, $335.00

 

Cuffy Sandal Stuart Weitzman

 

 

 

 

Last LookKey Accessories

 

 

Mod Colorful Sunglasses Dolce & Gabbana

 

 

 

Etnia Barcelona X Araki Sunglasses
Etnia Barcelona X Araki Sunglasses

 

 Etnia Barcelona X Araki Sunglasses, colette.fr, $210.13

 

Dolce & Gabbana Mod Sunglasses

 

 

Dolcegabbana.com 

 

Black Resin Bangle Wallis UK
Cream Resin Bangle Wallis UK

 

Black (cream) resin bangle, wallis.co.uk, £5.95

 

Bonnie Jonas Stud Earrings
Moschino Gloria Mini Briefcase Bag

 

Bonnie Jonas Stud Earrings,nordstrom.com, $8.00

Moschino Gloria Mini Briefcase Bag, farfetch.com, $1894.65

à la Mod, Part One

  • 16th April 2013

Maybe it’s in homage to Mad Men starting up again, maybe it’s the release of Audrey in Rome, whatever the inspiration….if you loved the mod ’60’s look, now’s your time to really work it!

 

Wool Skirt, MIchael Kors

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire

Cotton Dress Moschino

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire

 

Michael Kors Optic Check Miniskirt, bergdorfgoodman.com, $595.00

Moschino 3/4 Length Dress, moschinoboutique.com, $1895.00

 

Two options easier on the bank…..

 

Jacquard Mod Skirt Forever 21
Colorblocked Shift Dress Forever 21

 

 

 

 Jacquard Mod Skirt, forever21.com, $8.99

Colorblock Shift Dress, forever21.com, $25.00

 

The Louis Vuitton Mod Romper

 

Louis Vuitton Mod Romper

Kristen Stewart Louis Vuitton Jumpsuit

Photo Courtesy of: L’Officiel Thailand

 

 

Other ways to do mod black & white….

 

Kate Spade Checked Black & White Skirt

Kate Spade, Photo Courtesy of L’Officiel Thailand

Marc Jacobs Black & White Jumpsuit

Marc Jacobs, Photo Courtesy of Marie Claire

 

Paired with a print or a solid color, this skirt is super flattering and packs a punch!

 

Marni Checkered Skirt
Marni Checkered Skirt

 

Marni skirt, marni.com, $760.00

 

Mod + Glam = a stylish, sexy look

 

Emilio Pucci Bicolor Stretch Wool Dress

 

Emilio Pucci Bicolor Stretch Wool Dress, nordstrom.com, $2590.00 (available on pre-order)

 

 

Beyond Black & White

 

 

Candy Colored Moschino

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Thailand

 

Mod Styles with a pop of color

 

Michael Kors Circle Pocket Mini

 

 

 

1.) Michael Kors Circle Pocket Mini, saksfifthavenue.com

2.) RED Valentino Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $595.00

3.) Moschino Piped Tank Dress, shopbop.com, $1495.00

4.) London Times Dress, macys.com, $79.00

 

 

Cutest Kids Last Look

 

Zoe Colorblock Mod Shift Dress

 

Zoe Colorblock Mod Shift Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $130.00

 

 

Stick it to them

  • 15th April 2013
Lanvin Cravate Pin

Lanvin Cravat Pin. Photo Courtesy of: DuJour Magazine

Kidd Lilavivat Pins

Kidd Lilavivat Stick Pins

 

 

Cravat pin, lapel pin, stick pin, whatever you call them, they’re a uni-sex stye that’s fabulous and incredibly on trend!

 

 

A whole array awaits at the Lanvin boutique.

A whole array awaits at the Lanvin boutique.

 

 

 

Sonia Rykiel Stick Pin
Marni Wooden Stick Pin Brooch

 

Sonia Rykiel Smoked Crystal Brooch, forzieri.com, $83.00

Marni Wooden Bird Brooch, modaoperandi.com, $450.00

 

Prada Plexiglass Pin

 

Prada Plexiglass Brooch, prada.com, $375.00

 

Lanvin Cravate Pin

 

Lanvin Cravate Rose Pin, barneys.com, $165.00

 

 

With Lanvin and Prada both creating elegant versions of this accessory you know it’s time to go all out dapper and invest in one!

 

 

Seahorse Acne Pin
Starfish Acne Pin
Turtle Acne Pin

 

 

 

Acne Unisex lapel pin, farfetch.com, $51.07

 

 

For a large selection of antique stick pins ranging in price from $25.00 to well into the thousands of dollars, please visit rubylane.com and enter search “stick pin”

 

Rubylane Stick Pin
Rubylane Stick Pin
Rubylane Stick Pin

 

 

Last Look—A More Modern Approach

 

Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue Italy

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italy

 

 

Trendette!

  • 14th April 2013

Ethereal Lace Pants 

 

Versace Lace Pants

Versace. Photo Courtesy of: L’Officiel Thailand

 

 

Lace pants are gracing the legs of the jet-set crowd the world-over.

 

 

 

Lace Pants

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Thailand

Roberto Cavalli Lace Pants

Roberto Cavalli. Photo Courtesy of: L’Officiel Paris

 

Possible Inspiration

 

Royal Mansour Hotel, Marrakech

Royal Mansour Hotel, Marrakech. Photo Courtesy of: L’Officiel Paris

 

Ways to Wear it…

 

Miller Crop Lace Pants Club Monaco

 

Miller Crop Lace Pants in Mint and Navy, clubmonaco.com, $198.50

 

Sonia Rykiel Cropped Lace Pants

Sonia Rykiel Cropped Lace Pants, shopbop.com, $1695.00

 

 

Last Look!

 

Lace Pants

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire

 

 

Azul Accents

  • 13th April 2013

The color crush for eyes takes a cue from pop art and aqua accents abound.  Let’s look at the trend, find the right products and examine the ‘how to…’

 

Marilyn Andy Warhol
Kate Moss Rimmel

 

Aqua eyes sparkled on the runways this spring

 

Dior Aqua Sparkly Eyes
Dior Aqua Sparkly Eyes

 

Stylists, designers and trendsetters are looking to Warhol for inspiration

 

Aqua Eyes Warhol
Aqua Eyes Elle Magazine

Photo Courtesy of: Elle

 

A few ways to wear this trend

 

1.) On the lashes

For edgy, bold blue lashes try this technique dreamed up by makeup artist Pat McGrath for the Stella McCartney show, and featured in Vogue India.

Start with a good base coat of black mascara.  Add a layer of clear mascara on to which you hand-paint (or dab) crushed blue shadow pigment.  Gorgeous!

 

Vogue India

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue India

 

 

2.) The Floating Stroke

A single swift, clean line…

 

Floating Stroke

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Thailand

Floating Stroke

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Thailand

Try:  Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color No. BL711; Estée Lauder Intense Kajal Eyeliner Duo No. 1; Crazy Lazy metallic eye pencil; Intense Color Super Soft Kohl Pencil Peacock Feather (Courtesy: Elle Thailand)

 

3.) Pair with coral and burnt orange

Vogue Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Thailand

Vogue Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Thailand

 

 

 

We’re seeing the brightest blue paired beautifully with coppery/orange tones.

 

Calvin Klein One Street Edition

Calvin Klein One Street Edition

 

4.) Boomerang Curves

Elle UK uses the Eye Crayon in Kingfisher from Top Shop Make-up to do the boldest bright blue lids.  Start by drawing a line across your eye socket using a bright eye crayon.

Step 1

Step 1: Photo Courtesy of Elle UK

 

Using an eyeshadow in the same color, sweep across the lid

 

Step 2

Step 2: Photo Courtesy of Elle UK

 

Blend under the lower lash line

 

Step 3

Step 3: Photo Courtesy of Elle UK

 

Voila!

Voila! Photo Courtesy of: Elle UK

 

5.) Superquick Mermaid Eyes

This quickie comes by way of Marie Claire.  Start with Garnier’s BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector, then swipe on Lancome’s Khol in Love in Jade Crush along the lash line.

 

Lancome Khol in Love in Jade Crush

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire

 

 

Watch for the azur trend to catch-on everywhere.  In talking about Turquoise, renowned jewelry designer Chan Luu says, “I love the vivid color.  It makes me happy. That’s why I keep a big container of turquoise nuggets by my bed!”

 

 

High Marks in Geometry

  • 12th April 2013

Students are not the only ones getting A’s drawing sharp angles, clean lines and bold curves.  Designers are following suit, with Fendi leading the way.

 

 

Fendi Cuff and Baguette
Fendi Spring/Summer

Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar Australia

 

 

Fendi 2013 Graphic Clothing Sketch

Fendi 2013 Graphic Clothing Sketch. Photo Courtesy of: Baku

 

 

 

Jimmy Choo Geometric Snakeskin Clutch.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Jimmy Choo Geometric Snakeskin Clutch. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

 

 

Fendi Coat.  Photo Courtesy of: Saks Fifth Avenue

Fendi Coat. Photo Courtesy of: Saks Fifth Avenue

 

 

 

 

Study our picks below for a crash course in all sorts of circles, squares and shapes in-between!

 

 

Group 4, Wilfredo Rosado
Group 4, Wilfredo Rosado

 

 

 

 

Group 4, Wilfredorosado.com

 

Liza Sherman Agra Low Table

Photo Courtesy of: Architectural Digest

 

 

Agra Low Table, lizasherman.com, $6,500

 

 

Proenza Schouler Patchwork Perforated Snake A-line Skirt

 

Proenza Schouler Patchwork Perforated Snake A-line Skirt, net-a-porter.com, $2,350.00

 

 

Angular Gemstones Necklace Forever21

 

Angular Gemstones Necklace, Forever21.com, $12.80

 

 

Nike Woven Nagoya
Nike Woven Nagoya

Nike Woven Nagoya

 

 

 

Nike Woven Nagoya Sneakers available at select Nike retailers

 

 

Picasso Floor Lamp by Bunny Williams Home

Picasso Floor Lamp by Bunny Williams Home. Photo Courtesy of: Arch Digest

 

We love the sleek silhouette of the above lamp.

Picasso Floor Lamp, Bunnywilliamshome.com, $1,000

 

 

 

Hermes Garden Craft Bag

Hermes bag handmade in India features geometric patterns inspired by jockey jackets

 

 

Hermes Garden Craft Bag, hermes.com, $6350.00

 

 

Jessica Alba in Louis Vuitton

Jessica Alba in Louis Vuitton

 

 

Langford Canopy Bed Bernhardt Interiors

 

Langford Canopy Bed, bernhardt.com, $5,290.00

 

Fendi Cuff

 

Fendi Cuff, price upon request

 

 

Stella McCartney Contoured Mesh-Inset Gingham Sheath Dress
Paris Fashion Week Stella McCartney

Spotted at Paris Fashion Week: Courtesy of Elle Collections

 

 

 

Stella McCartney Contoured Mesh-Inset Gingham Sheath Dress, bergdorfgoodman.com, $1780.00

 

 

Edie Parker Jean Geo Clutch

 

Edie Parker Jean Geo Clutch, barneys.com, $1295.00

 

 

D'mond Prestige Ring

 

D’Mond Prestige Ring, dmond.com

 

Adria Ankle Cuff Sandal Vince

 

Adria Ankle Cuff Sandal, Vince, neimanmarcus.com, $350.00

 

 

Hermes Rallye 24 Porcelain

Photo Courtesy of: Architectural Digest

 

Hermes Rallye 24 Porcelain and Circuit 24 tumblers with stainless steel stirrers and a vase, usa.hermes.com