Shoes

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If You’re Heading to…Mumbai!

  • 4th January 2014

….When ‘Gossip’ is great!

 

 

Rosette Metallic Toe Ring Wedge at Gossip Shoes in Mumbai

Rosette Metallic Toe-Ring Wedge

 

 

For shoe shopping, few stores can compare with ‘Gossip Shoes’ in the Palladium Mall.  Like the city of Mumbai itself, Gossip is a world-wind of colors, bright and metallic that makes your head spin with the myriad of choices.

 

 

 

Green and pink toe ring metallic sandals at Gossip Shoes in the Palladium Mall

 

 

There must be more than 500 styles available, each more flamboyant than the last.

 

 

Beaded toe ring wedge at Gossip Shoes in the Palladium Mall

Reminiscent of Rene Caovilla jeweled sandals

 

 

 

You cannot buy them all, but at approximately $30.00 a piece you can splurge on a few pairs…

 

 

Pink Faux-Snakeskin Wedges at Gossip Shoes in Mumbai

Pink Faux Snakeskin Toe-Ring Wedges

 

 

Gossip shoes is easily located in the beautiful Palladium Shopping Mall, formerly known as Phoenix Mills one of the largest shopping areas in India.

 

 

Beaded sandals available at Gossip Shoes in Mumbai

 

 

Gossip Shoes:

Shop No., S-20, Palladium

Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai, 400 013

 

 

Beaded metallic toe-ring wedges at Palladium Mall, Gossip Shoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many great shoes we could keep the photos rolling on and on, but we have to stop somewhere.  If you are in Mumbai, or planning your trip, make sure Gossip is on your list.

 

 

 

Jeweled Sandal at Gossip Shoes Palladium Mall Mumbai

 

 

 

 

 

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Mini Melissa’s Little Feet!

  • 2nd November 2013
Mini Melissa Polibano Sneaker featured in Cine Melissa

Photo Courtesy of: Ciné Melissa

 

Adorable creatures and sneakers that mimic bubble wrap abound in this line of excessively fun shoes for little ones!

 

 

Mini Melissa Cow Slip On Mary Jane

 

Mini Melissa Ultra Girl Little Cow Mary Jane Flats, saksfifthavenue.com, $50.00

 

 

 

One of the best features of the line is that is available with ease in numerous boutiques and online.  

 

 

Mini Melissa Campagna Zig Zag flats

Photo Courtesy of: Ciné Melissa

 

 

The Vivienne Westwood collaboration offers more to celebrate with signature witty British style.

 

 

Mini Melissa Vivienne Westwood Light Blue Sandals

 

Mini Melissa Vivienne Westwood Blue Sandals, usa.alexandalexa.com, $93.00

 

 

Mini Melissa Vivienne Westwood Anglo Mania

 

 

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Mini Melissa Aranha, melissa.com.br

 

 

Mini Melissa Furadinha Light Pink

Photo Courtesy of: Ciné Melissa

 

 

 

Mini Melissa Choco Bar Aranha

 

 

Mini Melissa Choco Bar Aranha, saksfifthavenue.com, $55.00

 

 

Mini Melissa Furadinha Light Pink

 

 

Mini Furadinha, piperlime.gap.com, $50.00

 

 

 

Mini Melissa Ultra Girl Bow

Photo Courtesy of: Ciné Melissa

 

 

Mini Melissa Ultra Girl Bow

 

Mini Melissa Ultra Girl Bow, melissa.com.br

 

Mini Melissa Campana Zig Zag girls flats

 

 

Mini Melissa Girl’s Campana Zig Zag Mary Jane Flats, saks.com, $45.00

 

 

Mini Melissa Polibano Sneaker

 

Mini Melissa Polibolha Sneaker, nordtsrom.com, $54.95

 

 

Mini Melissa Polibano Sneaker

Photo Courtesy of: Ciné Melissa

 

 

 

Mini Melissa Ultra Girl Slip On Cat Shoe

 

Mini Melissa Ultra Girl II Slip-On, nordstrom.com, $45.95

 

 

Mini Melissa Furadinha III

 

 

Mini Furadinha III, danielfootwear.com, £35.00

 

 

 

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

 

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

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 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

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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.

Shoe Preview—Automne

  • 15th June 2013

New arrivals for fall may not be taking up major retail space in stores right now, but the online world is already showcasing their favorite footwear for the brisker months.

 

A Small Preview Follows:

 

This glam take on camouflage hits the top of the list.  It will match with absolutely everything this fall from your favorite pair of leather pants to a sleek cocktail dress and will add panache to a pair of evening shorts.

 

 

Gianvito Rossi Camouflage Haircalf Pumps with Tassles

 

 

Gianvito Rossi Camouflage Calfhair Pumps with Tassles, mytheresa.com, € 610.00

 

Style Tip:  Try them with a cherry red A-line skirt or bright red cigarette pants for maximum impact.  

 

 

Boots are still a must for fall.  While everyone is wearing above the knee sky-highs (and we will do a post looking at favorites soon), be the outlier who sports these unique biker boots.  Why we fell for them…the rosettes are perfectly unexpected on this tough pair.  

 

Valentino Rosette Combat Boot

 

The Biker Boot:

Valentino Rosette Combat Boot, bergdorfgoodman.com, $1795.00 (Pre-order)

 

Style Tip:  On top, try Chanel’s Camellia Embellished Fingerless Gloves for your hands!

 

Chanel Fingerless Camellia Embellished Gloves

 

 

Burgundy, plum, whatever you call it, it’s still a hot hue even for the colder months!

 

Gianvito Rossi Suede Ankle Boots
Jimmy Choo Drift Woven Suede Cage Boots

 

Best in Plum:

Gianvito Rossi Suede Ankle Boots, mytheresa.com, € 695.00

Jimmy Choo Drift Woven Suede Cage Boots, net-a-porter.com, $995.00

 

 

Designers are still switching over, bringing brogues and oxfords into the women’s world in a beautiful way.

 

Best in Menswear:

 

Marni Ponyhair Vamp Slipons

 

 

Ponyhair Vamp Slip-On, barneys.com, $855.00

 

Gatsby Oxford Freepeople
Poppin Flat in Caramel and Gold

 

 

Gatsby Oxford, freepeople.com, $178.00

Poppin Flat in Caramel & Gold, katespade.com, $278.00

 

 Style Tip:  Brogues look best with a sleek, mini, sheath dress

 

 

Cuffs are not just for your wrist, the chicest looks are wrapped around the ankle.  

 

The Cuff Trend:

 

Manolo Blahnik Evolu Cuff-Pump

 

 

Manolo Blahnik Evolu Cuff Pump, barneys.com, $995.00 (Pre-order)

 

B-Brian Atwood Correns Stretch Suede Sandals

 

B Brian Atwood Correns Stretch Suede Sandals in Nude, saks.com, $395.00 (Pre-order)

 

charlotte olympia take 110 metallic sandals

 

 

Charlotte Olympia Take 110 Metallic-Leather Sandals, net-a-porter.com, $895.00

 

Style Tip:  Cuffed heels look fabulous with 3/4-length stovepipe pants

 

 

Studded embellishments are still sitting pretty….and look gorgeous on this Valentino stunner

 

Studs Still Reign:

 

Valentino Rockstud Crystallized T-Strap Slingback

 

Valentino Rockstud Crystallized T-Strap Slingback, bergdorfgoodman.com, $3545.00 (Pre-order)

 

French bulldogs are giving Charlotte Olympia’s kitten flats a run for the money.

 

Dog vs. Cat:

 

Boutique 9 French Bulldog Loafers
Marc by Marc Jacobs French Bulldog Smoking Flat

 

 

 

Boutique 9 French Bulldog Loafers, shopbop.com, $150.00

Marc by Marc Jacobs French Bulldog Smoking Flat, bloomingdales.com, $228.00

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

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

 

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

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Lanvin Shell Minaudière

 

Lanvin Shell Minaudière, barneys.com, $2190.00

 

 

 

Zara Asymmetric Top with Knot Neckline

 

 

Asymmetric Top with Knot Neckline, zara.com, $59.90

 

Big Bracelet

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italy

 

 

A smaller, but no less impactful version of the above…..

 

Wendy Nichol Black Opal Triangle Ring

 

 

Wendy Nichol Black Opal Triangle Ring, barneys.com, $1250.00

 

 

Last Look!  How to wear the trend in the most unexpected ways

 

Geometric Eyes

Photo Courtesy of: L’Officiel Thailand

 

An Eye for White

  • 9th April 2013

This beautiful cotton broderie anglaise dress from Moschino just screams summer.  It would be elegant at a sea side sunset wedding or evening cocktails overlooking Istanbul.

 

Cotton Broderie Anglaise Dress Moschino

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire UK

 

If your budget is not $3,000.00 but closer to $150.00, this white stunner comes in at a close second.

 

Sundance Catalog EyeSundance Catalog Isla Eyelet White Dresslet White Dress

 

 

Patchwork Broderie Anglaise Long Tank Dress Moschino, modaoperandi.com, $2,995.00

Isla Eyelet Dress, Sundancecatalog.com, $148.00

 

 

Back of Dress Moschino

Back of Dress Moschino


 

 

Back of Isla Eyelet Dress

Back of Isla Eyelet Dress

 

 

White is blinding us with its presence this spring, but never has it looked so elegant as in the ever abundant maxi dress form.

 

Photo Courtesy of: L'Officiel Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: L’Officiel Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: Harper's Bazaar Australia

Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar Australia

 

If you are going to buy one maxi dress this season, make it long, lean and clean (white!).  Here are a few more of our favorites…

 

Cushnie et Ochs Suspended Silk Gown
Cushnie et Ochs Suspended Silk Gown

 

 

 

Cushnie et Ochs Suspended Silk Gown, shopbop.com, $1895.00

 

 

Free People Jill's Limited Edition White Story Dress
M Missioni Paneled Stretch-Knit Maxi Dress

 

 

 

 

Free People Jill’s Limited Edition White Story Dress, freepeople.com, $500.00

M Missioni Paneled Stretch-Knit Maxi Dress, net-a-porter.com, $1,295.00

 

 

6 Shoreroad Monsoon Tie-Strap Maxi Dress
Young Fabulous and Broke Lou Crochet Strapless Maxi Dress

 

 

6 Shoreroad Monsoon Tie-Strap Maxi Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $188.00

Young Fabulous and Broke Lou Crochet Strapless Maxi Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $194.00

 

 

Ermanno Scervino Sleeveless Dress

 

 

 

Ermanno Scervino Sleeveless Dress, farfetch.com, $2312.73

 

 

 

We would pair any of these picture perfect whites with effortlessly cool metallic sandals…

 

Sundance Thong Sandals

Sundance Thong Sandals

 

Thong Sandals, sundancecatalog.com, $178.00

 

AND, the perfect bold, red lipstick…

 

MAC Matte Lipstick Russian Red, amazon.com, $19.85

 

MAC Russian Red lipstick

 

Pour les Enfants (Deux)

  • 20th March 2013

 The post for les petites…from around the world

 

 

Cake Walk Toby Minirok

Cake Walk Toby Minirok

 

Cake Walk Toby Minirok, zalando.nl, € 24,95

 

Sanuk Girls Ibiza Monaco Flip Flop Sandals

 

Sanuk Girls Ibiza Monaco Flip Flop Sandals, dillards.com, $15.00-$18.00

 

Moschino Toddler

 

 

Moschino Toddler, zappos.com, $86.99

 

Spirit City Sandal
Spirit Ethnic Beaded Sandal, catiminica

 

Spirit City Sandal, catiminica.com, $88.00

Spirit Ethnic Beaded Sandal, catiminica.com, $72.00

 

Etna desigual

 

Etna, desigual.com, $59.00

 

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

 

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, zappos.com, $45.99

 

Sam Edelman Embellished Sandal

 

Sam Edelman Embellished Sandal, shop.nordstrom.com, $129.95

 

Scooby Skirt Yellow Oilily

 

Scooby Skirt Yellow, oililyshopusa.com, $89.00

 

Spirit Ethnic Floral Raincoat
Spirit Ethnic Green Dress

 

Spirit Ethnic Floral Raincoat, catiminica.com, $133.00

Spirit Ethnic Green Floral Dress, catiminica.com, $107.00

 

Cake Walk Slim Fit Jeans Multi Color

 

Cake Walk Slim Fit Jeans Multi Color, zalando.nl,  € 59,95

 

Primigi Jakelin-E Sandal

 

 

Primigi Jakelin-E Sandal, baby.pronto.com, $72.95

 

 

Trust Dress Cities Print, oilily

 

 

 

Trust Dress Cities Print, oililyshopusa.com, $140.00

 

Spirit Ethnic Flower Sundress, catiminica

 

Spirit Ethnic Flower Sundress, catiminica.com, $138.00

 

 

Mogino, desigual

 

Mogino, desigual.com, $59.00

Fit and Flare

  • 19th March 2013

Whatever you call it, trumpet, tulip, flare or ‘fit and flare,’ the skirt of the moment is easy to spot.  Every designer of note has a version…Miu Miu, Pucci, Carven, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen…

 

Habotai Silk Skirt Carven

Habotai Silk Skirt Carven Runway

Habotai Silk Skirt Carven

Habotai Silk Skirt Carven

 

 

 

Habotai Silk Skirt, Carven, mytheresa.com, € 350.00

 

The popularity of this skirt is easy to pinpoint.  It achieves the seemingly impossible, flattering all body types!

 

Lanvin, Piqué scuba jersey skirt
Lanvin, Piqué scuba jersey skirt
Lanvin, Piqué scuba jersey skirt

 

 

Lanvin, Piqué scuba jersey skirt, net-a-porter.com, $2057.00

 

The flounce at the bottom gives even the most boyish figure a flirty look while the straight tight cut at the top is body slimming.

 

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Paris

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Paris

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Paris

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Paris

 

 

Peter Pilotto Lauena printed silk-twill skirt
Peter Pilotto Michon Geometric Skirt

 

Peter Pilotto Lauena printed silk-twill skirt, net-a-porter.com, $1508.00

Peter Pilotto Michon Geometric Skirt, matchesfashion.com, $1192.00

 

 

Yigal Azrouel Reptile Jacquard Skirt
Isabel Marant Paisley Print Silk-Gauze Mini Skirt

 

 

Yigal Azrouel Reptile Jacquard Skirt, shopbop.com, $590.00

Isabel Marant Paisley Print Silk-Gauze Mini Skirt, net-a-porter.com, $645.00

 

10 Crosby Derek Lam Leather
bisoux charlotte olympia

 

 

 

 

10 Crosby Derek Lam Leather, otteny.com, $595.00

(Pair with)

Bisoux, charlotteolympia.com, £490

 

 

Red Ribbed Hip Skater Skirt
Leather Sandals with Multi Colored Tassles Dolce & Gabbana

 

 

 

 

Red Ribbed Hip Skater Skirt, us.topshop.com, $56.00

(Pair with)

Leather Sandals with Multi Colored Tassles Dolce & Gabbana, mytheresa.com, € 495.00

 

 

Lanvin Mesh Godet Skirt
Lanvin Mesh Godet Skirt

 

 

 

 

Lanvin Mesh Godet Skirt, net-a-porter.com, $1,965.00

 

 

Hervé Léger Cardi Ruffle Hem Skirt
Hervé Léger Metallic Coated Bandage Flared Skirt

 

 

Hervé Léger Cardi Ruffle Hem Skirt, shopbop.com, $890.00

Hervé Léger Metallic Coated Bandage Flared Skirt, net-a-porter.com, $1150.00

 

 

Alexander McQueen Fit and Flare Skirt
Kate Spade Sawyer

 

 

 

 

Alexander McQueen Fit and Flare Skirt, mytheresa.com, € 645.00

(Pair With)

Sawyer, katespade.com, $328.00

 

 

Jacquard Skirt, Carven
Multi Colored Lace Up Sandal, zara

 

 

 

 

Jacquard Skirt, Carven, mytheresa.com, € 450.00

(Pair With)

Multi Colored Lace Up Sandal, zara.com, $129.00

 

 

Jonathan Simkhai, Leaf Print Jacquard Skirt
Oriel Pony Hair T-Straps

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Simkhai, Leaf Print Jacquard Skirt, matchesfashion.com, $552.00

(Pair With)

 Oriel Pony Hair T-Straps, anthropologie.com, $135.00

 

 

If You’re Heading to…Maui

  • 15th March 2013

Hike Into the Bamboo Forest

When the wind sweeps through the trees Maui’s Bamboo Forest sounds like a cacophony of high-heeled shoes engulfing you, yet if you are lucky there are no other hikers (and definitely no stilettos) in sight.  It’s spectacular, intensely green and the end-note is a breathtaking waterfall.

 

Bamboo Forest Maui

 

The hike is neither hard nor long, but it is dirty, (squelchy) and reaching the waterfall up-close requires scrambling through rocky streams and getting quite wet!

 

Bamboo Forest Maui

 

 

If you are staying in Wailea, don’t let the drive scare you.  The road to Hana is definitely winding, and often one lane, but the views are spectacular, raw and truly untouched.

 

 

Once you’re rested, you might be pondering ways to infuse a little bamboo into your daily routine?  Some ideas…

 

Charlotte Olympia Bamboo Clutch

 

Charlotte Olympia Pandora Bamboo Perspex Clutch, net-a-porter.com, $825.00

 

 

Le Icon Il Bambu Purse Gucci

Le Icon Il Bambu Purse Gucci

 

 

Dinny Hall Gold Vermeil Bamboo Drop Pendant

 

1.) Dinny Hall Gold Vermeil Bamboo Drop Pendant, liberty.co.uk, £155

2.) Striped Grosgrain Sun Hat with Bamboo Ring, ralphlauren.com, $45.00

3.) Bettye Muller Pointe in Bamboo Print, simplysoles.com, $345.00

4.) Bamboo Trays, apartment48.com, $65.00

 

Wouters & Hendrix Long Bamboo Earrings
Uroco Kimono Bamboo Tote-Plum Flowers

 

 

Wouters & Hendrix Long Bamboo Earrings, farfetch.com, £407

Uroco Kimono Bamboo Tote-Plum Flowers, bottica.com, $212.00

 

 

 

Gucci Watch, Women's Swiss Bamboo and Stainless Steel Bangle Bracelet

 

 

5.) Brass Bamboo Console, horchow.com, $669.00

6.) Astley Clarke Colour Peach Blush Bamboo Bangle, astleyclarke.com, £175

7.) Gucci Watch, Women’s Swiss Bamboo and Stainless Steel Bangle Bracelet, macys.com, $995.00

8.) Annette Ferdinandsen Jade Bamboo Earrings, ylang23.com, $485.00

 

 

Gucci Oversized Rounded Square Sunglasses

 

Gucci Oversized Rounded Square Sunglasses, bloomingdales.com, $325.00

 

 

Paige Denim Skyline Skinny Ankle Peg Bamboo Jeans

 

 

9.) Paige Denim Skyline Skinny Ankle Peg Bamboo Jeans, coggles.com, £220

10.) Banana Republic Indo Bamboo Link Necklace, bananarepublic.gap.com, $70.00

11.) Kelly & Katie Bamboo Clutch, dsw.com, $24.95

 

 

Cathy Waterman Garnet Bamboo Earrings

 

12.) L’Wren Scott Bamboo Embroidered Dress, barneys.com, $1990.00

13.) Cathy Waterman Garnet Bamboo Earrings, ylang23.com, $2280.00

14.) Venetian Bamboo Leg Table, wisteria.com, $449.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Comfort

  • 14th March 2013

A new crop of flatforms and wedges allows you to step into spring with both comfort and style.  We are true believers in flatforms that give the extra inch or two of height and the cushion to go all day…

 

Christian Louboutin Cataclou Flatform Sandal

 

1.) Christian Louboutin Cataclou Flatform Sandal, bergdorfgoodman.com, $695.00

2.) Nanette Lepore Chi Chi Runway Footbed Sandal, neimanmarcus.com, $328.00 (available on pre-order)

 

Topshop Hanna Flatform Sandal

 

3.) Topshop Hanna Flatform Sandal, topshop.com, $64.00

4.) Prada Top-stitched Suede Flatform Sandal, neimanmarcus.com, $460.00

 

 

Going on our third season with Donald Pliner Fifi Sandals, we are true believers.  Every spring more retailers carry them and the texture and color range expands as well (check-out the python leather below available at Garnet Hill).

 

Donal Pliner Patent Leather Fifi Sandal
Donald Pliner Patent Leather Fifi Sandal

 

 

Fifi Patent-Strap Slide Thong Sandal, Donald Pliner, neimanmarcus.com, $198.00

 

Donald Pliner Fifi Sandal

 

Donald Pliner Fifi Sandal, garnethill.com, $198.00

 

Alexi Polka-Dot Faille Low-Wedge Sandal, Alice + Olivia

 

5.) Alexi Polka-Dot Faille Low-Wedge Sandal, Alice + Olivia, bergdorfgoodman.com, $240.00

6.) Rachel Zoe, Abby, couture.zappos.com, $255.00

 

Florinha Bamboo-Wedge Sandal, Charlotte Olympia

 

Florinha Bamboo-Wedge Sandal, Charlotte Olympia, bergdorfgoodman.com, $10650.00

 

 

Fendi Translucent Strap Platform Sandal

 

 

 

7.) Bernardo Alana Walnut Sandal, sandalworld.com, $198.00

8.) Fendi Translucent Strap Platform Sandal, barneys.com, $395.00

9.) Patent Leather with Snakeskin, Nicholas Kirkwood, mytheresa.com, € 645.00

10.) Gail Python-Print Elastic Walking Sandal, Aquatalia, neimanmarcus.com, $298.00

 

 

Marni Piped Platform Sandal

 

Marni Piped Platform Sandal, barneys.com, $755.00

 

 Vera Patent Crisscross Footbed Sandal

 

Vera Patent Crisscross Footbed Sandal, Anyi Lu, neimanmarcus.com, $345.00

 

Animal-Print Cork Ankle-Wrap Wedge,

 

 

Animal-Print Cork Ankle-Wrap Wedge, Stella McCartney, neimanmarcus.com, $545.00

 

 

 

Dollop of Color

  • 10th March 2013

From elegant brushstrokes in hair, to wildly brilliant nails….

 

Town & Country Hair

Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country

Town & Country Hair

Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country

 

 

Victoria Beckham Pink Hair

Photo Courtesy of: Elle UK

Wild Nails

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Collections, Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top to Bottom, the runway looks for 2013 Spring/Summer are all about bold color

 

 

Eyes at Dior

Eyes at Dior, Photo Courtesy of: Elle Collections, Spring/Summer 2013

 

Here are few fabulous ways to work bright hues into your lifestyle and a few more runway looks to get your inner-palette energized!

 

 

 

stella.it jean skirt

 

skirt, stellajean.it, $544

 

Preen Serpent Skirt
Preen Serpent Skirt

 

 

Serpent Skirt by Preen, modaoperandi.com, $1,210

 

i-wares, seletti

 

i-wares,  Seletti.it and seletti.us

 

 

Stella Runway

Stella McCartney Runway

Stella Runway

Stella McCartney Runway

Stella Runway

Stella McCartney Runway

 

 

Irene Neuwirth Mixed Boulder Opal Bracelet

1.) Irene Neuwirth Mixed Boulder Opal Bracelet, barneys.com, $43,380.00

2.) Wave Vases, dbglassworks.com

 

Cambridge Satchel Company

 

Cambridge Satchel Company, cusp.com, $170.00

 

 

Arnold 100 patent-leather and mirrored-python sandals

 

3.) andreamarques.com

4.) Arnold 100 patent-leather and mirrored-python sandals, net-a-porter.com, $895.00

5.) Burberry London Metallic Leather Trenchcoat, bergdorfgoodman.com, $2995.00

 

 

Candy Chairs, indiamahdavi.com
Candy Chairs, indiamahdavi.com

 

Candy Chairs, indiamahdavi.com

 

Perro Leather Bookmark Coral

 

6.) Festive Wonderland Ornaments Cake, modernbite.com, $100.00

7.) Perro Leather Bookmark Coral, Loewe Madrid, loewe.com, 95 €

8.) Diorite Adizero sneakers, net-a-porter.com, $150.00

 

 

Eye Color at Spring Runway Shows

Eye Color at Spring Runway Shows. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Collections Spring/Summer 2013

Eye Color at Spring Runway Shows

Eye Color at Spring Runway Shows. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Collections Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

Mod Artist's Palette Painting, Horchow
Wild Chevron Giclee, Horchow

Mod Artist’s Palette Painting, horchow.com, $1125.00

Wild Chevron Giclee, horchow.com, $500.00

 

 

Charlotte Olympia Alexa Wedges

 

9.) Flip Flops Asia, Agatharuizdelaprada.com

10.) Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick, Rebelle, chanel.com, $34.00

11.) Alexa, charlotteolympia.com, £325

 

Waterford Araglin Prestige Cobalt 9" Vase
Napoleon Flatware, Horchow

 

 

Waterford Araglin Prestige Cobalt 9″ Vase, na.wwrd.com, $425.00

Napoleon Flatware, horchow.com, $84.90

 

M. Patmos Flora Silk Front Top
Veronica Beard the Skort

 

 

 

 

M. Patmos Flora Silk Front Top, shopbop.com, $395.00

Veronica Beard the Skort, shopbop.com, $495.00

 

 

Boden Seventies Wedge

 

Seventies Wedges, bodenusa.com, $98.00

 

For the little ones:

 

Bo-Kaap Trapeze Mini Dress

12.) Alex Toys Duct Tape Bangle Kit, store.metmuseum.org, $16.25

13.) Bo-Kaap Trapeze Mini Dress, teacollection.com, $27.00

14.) Durban Two Tie Romper, teacollection.com, $35.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pour les Enfants

  • 5th March 2013

Spotlight:  Rachel Riley

 

 

Rachel Riley Metallic Button Strap Slippers

 

Metallic Button Strap Slippers, rachelriley.com, $149.00

 

 

Rachel Riley Polka Dot Beach Onesie
Rachel Riley Girls Sailboat Print Sun Hat

 

 

 

Polka Dot Beach Onesie, rachelriley.com, $89.00

Girls Sailboat Print Sun Hat, rachelriley.com, $35.00

 

Rachel Riley Ribbon Trim Frill Top
Rachel Riley Sailor Shorts
Rachel Riley Girls Anchor Print Sweater

 

 

 

Sailor Shorts, rachelriley.com, $89.00

Ribbon Trim Frill Top, rachelriley.com, $95.00

Anchor Print Cardigan, rachelriley.com, $189.00

 

Rachel Riley Strawberry Print Dress
Rachel Riley Polka Dot Dress

 

 

Strawberry Print Dress, rachelriley.com, $159.00

Polka Dot Dress, rachelriley.com, $159.00

 

 

 

Patent Leather Button Rachel Riley

 

 

Patent Button Strap Slippers, rachelriley.com, $149.00

 

A Cue from the Guys…

  • 4th March 2013

We know it’s technically in the men’s section, BUT….

We absolutely love this bracelet which steals a look from the boys!

 

Miansai Bracelet

 

Miansai, saksfifthavenue.com, $80.00

 

It looks fabulous paired with:

 

a multitude of of slim gold, stone-studded bangles

 

Gold Stone and Pearl Bracelets

 

Gold Stone and Pearl Bracelets, windsorstore.com, $10.90

 

A feminine white tunic dress

Shirley Crochet Kaftan

 

Shirley Crochet Kaftan by Melissa Obadash, matchesfashion.com, $334.00

 

Amazing Sandals

 

Bernardo Vintage Couture Moon Sandal
Bernardo Vintage Couture Moon Sandal

Bernardo Vintage Couture Moon Sandal, shop.bernardofootwear.com, $270.00

 

Flush with Florals

  • 27th February 2013

Spring flowers might be just on the precipice of peeking out of the ground, but there are bouquets a-plenty on the minds of designers who’ve placed petals on everything from jeans to  pot holders to baby shoes.  Even as winter persists in many parts of the world there are sure to be abundant blooms.

 

Chanel Floral Bodice

Chanel Floral Bodice

Antoniomarras.it

Antoniomarras.it

Photo Courtesy of Vogue Italie

Photo Courtesy of Vogue Italie

 

 

Use these fresh florals below as inspiration to plan a spring-time garden party!!!

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Floral Purse

 

 

1.) Cut Flowers Amaryllis, johnderian.com, $260.00

2.) Alice + Olivia Floral Skinny Jeans, shopbop.com, $198.00

3.) Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily Embroidered Straw Handbag, mytheresa.com, € 2,250.00

 

Hybrid Insalatiera Salad Bowl, seletti.it

 

4.) Hybrid Insalatiera Salad Bowl, seletti.it

5.) Toms Daisy Print Slip-On, Youth, neimanmarcus.com, $38.00

6.) Moncler Giasone, store.moncler.com, $875.00

 

Set of Five Bella Spring Candle Rings, grandinroad.com

 

7.) Miu Miu Necklace with Flower Clasp, miumiu.com, $695.00

8.) Pantalon Valandro, paulandjoe.com, € 345.00

9.) Set of Five Bella Spring Candle Rings, grandinroad.com, $69.00

 

 

Girls Bermuda Short in Tea Rose

 

 

10.) Wedgwood Floral Majolica bowl with Strawberries, majolica.net, price upon request

11.) Slippers Candy Pink, Agnes B. Kids, littlefashiongallery.com, €52.68

12.) Girls Bermuda Short in Tea Rose, jcrew.com, $49.50

 

 Wallpaper Floral Print Dress, tedbaker.com

 

13.) Wallpaper Floral Print Dress, tedbaker.com, $375.00

14.) Boy’s Liberty Tie in June’s Meadow Floral, jcrew.com, $58.00

15.) Dolce & Gabbana Flower Dress, harrods.com, £415.00

 

Florigraphie, pot mat, seletti.it

 

Florigraphie, pot mat, seletti.it

 

 

Embellished Leather Thong Sandal, garnethill.com

 

16.) Embellished Leather Thong Sandal, garnethill.com, $39.50

17.)  Blossom Hook Rack, anthropologie.com, $19.95

 

 

Alberto Pinto Belles Saison & Compagnie Des Indes Dinner Plate
Alberto Pinto Belles Saison & Compagnie Des Indes Dinner Plate

 

 

Alberto Pinto Belles Saison & Compagnie Des Indes Dinner Plate, devinecorp.net, $360.00

 

 

 

Modern Metallics

  • 25th February 2013

In homage to two of the most lovely dresses to glide down the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars…

 

 

Naomi Watts Oscar 2013

Halle Berry Oscar 2013

 

 

 

We visit some of this season’s most inspired modern metallics.  From shoes to clutches to planters, the sparklers below are winners in every category.

 

Maison Margiela Metallic Jacket, Michael Kors Soutache Lace Dress

 

 

1.) Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Front Jacket, barneys.com, $1590.00

2.) Phalaenopsis Orchid, pier1.com, $8.95

3.) Michael Kors Soutache Lace Dress, harrods.com, £2,499.00

 

Elizabeth and James Cree Silver Metallic Sandals

4.) Pamela Love Turquoise and Bronze Spike Earrings, ssense.com, $345.00

5.) Pleated Metallic Maxi Skirt, forever21.com, $22.80

6.) Elizabeth and James Cree Silver Metallic Sandals, couture.zappos.com, $250.00

7.) Clare Vivier Textured Metallic Flat Clutch, saks.com, $143.00

 

R13 Skinny in Silver, Jimmy Choo Pure Gold Leather Peep Toe Wedges

 

 

8.) Jimmy Choo Pure Gold Mirror Leather Peep Toe Wedges, jimmychoo.com, $650.00

9.) Fazilet Leather Bracelet, shoplatitude.com, $100.00

10.) Metallic Gold Drip Dish, neimanmarcus.com, $175.00

11.) R13 Skinny in Silver, forwardforward.com, $345.00

12.) Premium Metallic Origami Skirt, topshop.com, $80.00

 

Diane Von Furstenberg Juliette Metallic Leather Platform Sandals

 

13.) Faith Connexion Strapless Metallic Brocade Dress, fashion2us.com, $360.00

14.) Haute Hippie Sequined Jacket, shopbop.com, $747.50

15.) Metallic Crackle Herb Pot, anthropologie.com, $14.00

16.) Diane Von Furstenberg Juliette Metallic Leather Platform Sandals, saks.com, (pre-order) $298.00

17.) Saint Laurent Paloma Flat Sandal, barneys.com, $935.00

 

Joseph Clare Metallic Stretch Leather Pencil Skirt

 

18.) Joseph Clare Metallic Stretch Leather Pencil Skirt, cherae.com, $270.00

19.)  Square Toe Ballerina, tedbaker.com, $90.00

20.) High Heel Sandal with Ankle Strap, zara.com, $79.90

21.) Stella McCartney Metallic Linen Fold-Over Clutch, saks.com, $1120.00 (Pre-order)

 

Lola Cruz Mesh Sandal

 

 

22.) Reed Krakoff Metallic Oxford Pumps, mytheresea.com, $604.00

23.) Haute Hippie Metallic Detail Leather Mini, mytheresa.com, $304.00

24.) Lola Cruz Mesh Sandal, lorishoes.com, $225.00

25.) Naveena Hand-Pleated Maxi Skirt, calypsostbarth.com, $239.00

 

Urchin Vase Apartment 48

 

26.) Stella McCartney Jacquard Woven Trousers, mytheresa.com, $504.00

27.) Sheri Bodell Metal Mesh Maxi Dress, shopbop.com, $228.20

28.) Ted Muehling Candle Holder available at select locations (photo courtesy of Elle Décor)

29.) Urchin Vase, apartment48.com, $62.00

 

 

Willow Metal Spine Trim Skirt

30.) Willow Metal Spine Trim Skirt, willowltd.com, $348.00

31.) Tods available at select Tods locations

32.) Love Suede Pillow, calypsostbarth.com, $185.00

 

A Small (but Beautiful) World

  • 23rd February 2013

As glamorous adults from Hollywood to Bollywood don their Sunday best to attend Oscar-viewing parties, we take a moment to survey the high-drama clothing that is also available for even the littlest ones in the family.  These are just a few of our many many favorites which we will unfurl over the coming weeks…..

 

Cute Kids Clothes

Royal Blue Gingham Print Party Dress, oscardelarenta.com, $275.00

Animal Print Sandal, zara.com, $35.90

Girls Selima Optique for Crewcuts Heart Sunglasses, jcrew.com, $55.00

 

Cutest Kids Clothes

 

Little Lilly Shift Dress by Lilly Pulitzer, garnethill.com, $48.00

Studded Leather Cowboy Ankle Boots, zara.com, $65.90

 

Cutest Kids Clothes

 

 

Landscape Dress Beige, Agnes B. Kids, littlefashiongallery.com, €48.08

Girls Minnetoka Tramper Boots, jcrew.com, $39.50

 

 

Oscar De La Renta Sophie Party Dress

 

Girls Sophie Party Dress, oscardelarenta.com, $295.00

Il Gufo, enilgufo.it

 

Bicycle Print Skirt Jcrew

 

 

 

Girls Colorblock Striped Sequin Tee, jcrew.com, $49.50

Girls Bicycle Print Chambray Skirt, jcrew.com, $55.00

Toms Resse Madras Plaid Slip-On, neimanmarcus.com, $55.00

 

Pink Panther Playsuit Harrods

 

 

Mona Lisa Pink Panther Playsuit, harrods.com, £125.00

Girls Classic Metallic Leather Ballet Flats, jcrew.com, $88.00

 

Oscar de la Renta Ikat Dress

 

 

Navy Ikat Cotton A-Line Dress, oscardelarenta.com, $155.00

Leather Sandal with Stud Detailing, zara.com, $49.90

 

 

Loudest Bark T-Shirt Jcrew Girls

 

 

Girls Loudest Bark Tee, jcrew.com, $32.50

Christian Dior Square Print Skirt, harrods.com, £159.00

Baggu for crewcuts heart and stripe bag, jcrew.com, $9.00

Girls G.H. Bass & Company Saddle Shoes, jcrew.com, $49.00

 

Milly Mini Jaquard Dress

 

Milly Minis Toddler and Little Girl’s Cece Combo Dress, saks.com, $225.00

Milly Minis Toddler’s & Little Girl’s Poppy Jacquard Shift Dress, saks.com, $175.00

Combinated Shoe with Ankle Strap, zara.com, $39.90

 

 

Zara Girls Crochet Dress

 

 

Crochet Dress, zara.com, $45.90

Braided Ankle Boot, zara.com, $49.94

Il Gufo, enilgufo.it

 

Oscar de la Renta Mini Coats

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Black & Gold

  • 15th February 2013
Elle Italy

Photo Courtesy of Elle Italia

Elle Italy

Photo Courtesy of Elle Italia

Elle Italy

Photo Courtesy of Elle Italia

 

 

 

It’s not revolutionary, just timeless, elegant and at the moment everywhere! Black and gold couple and create a stir.  Here are a few pictures from around the world as well as a few pieces to make you think…

 

Vogue Australia Cover

Photo Courtesy of Vogue Australia

Vogue Australia

Photo Courtesy of Vogue Australia

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Vogue AU

Photo Courtesy of Vogue Australia

 

Hugo Boss Black Wedgest

Photo Courtest of Vogue Australia

Boss Black Vogue Australia

Photo Courtesy of Vogue Australia

 

Lanvin & Gucci

Photo Courtesy of L’Officiel

Paris Vogue

Photo Courtesy of Paris Vogue

 

 

 

Calvin Klein Bag

Photo Courtesy of Marie Claire

 

Giulietta

Giulietta, barneys.com, $1720.00

 

Michael Kors

Michael Kors Embroidered Tunic Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $2975.00

 

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe Tassel Necklace, shopbop.com, $650.00

 

Aida Kibur Collar Necklace

Adia Kibur Crystal Encrusted Collar, shopbop.com, $135.00

 

Aquazurra

Aquazzura, Martini Goldtone Chain Leather & Suede Sandals, saksfifthavenue.com, $995.00 (available on pre-order)

Namarata

Namrata Top, dvf.com, $186.00

 

Burberry Prossum Studded Leather Clutch

Burberry Prorsum Studded Leather Clutch, net-a-porter.com, $3,295.00

 

 

Chaussures Brillantes

  • 14th February 2013

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

 

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Kids Fuschia, zappos.com, $63.99

 

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Toddler/Youth Silver, zappos.com, $77.99

 

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Navy, zappos.com, $63.99

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Purple, zappos.com, $100.99

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

 

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Brown, zappos.com, $60.00

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

 

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada White, zappos.com, $59.99

 

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Sandals Fuschia, zappos.com, $26.99

 

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

agatharuizdelaprada.com

Trending Tribal

  • 13th February 2013
Tribal

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia, www.vogue.it

Tribal

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia, www.vogue.it

 

Tribal

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia, www.vogue.it

Tribal

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia, www.vogue.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

These gorgeous photos from Italian Vogue gave us just the nudge we needed to complete a post that has been brewing for some time.  We’re calling it tribal, because it’s a fun word.

The below finds we’re calling modern/ethnic.  Don’t shy away from them, they are incredible and super easy to pull off!

 

Tribal 1

 

Tribal 2

 

Tribal 3

 

Tribal 4

Tribal 5

 

Tribal

 

 

1.) Beaded Mini Skirt, zara.com, $129.00

2.) Toms Reina Tribal Wedge, cusp.com, $69.00

3.) Tribal Oversized Necklace, missselfridge.com, $44.00

4.) Tribal Print Halter, forever21.com, $29.80

5.) Tribal Turquoise Seed Bead Shower Necklace, Debenhams.com, £18.00

6.) Deepa Gurnani Tribal Stacked Cuff, shopbop.com, $99.00

7.) Amanda Uprichard Tribal Print Tie-Waist Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $198.00

8.) Orinthia Ikat Dress, theory.com, $285.00

9.) Chloe Tribal Crochet T-Strap Sandal, bergdorfgoodman.com, $422.00

10.) The Maasai Collections, Beaded Zip Cuff, shoplatitude.com, $145.00

11.) Panacea Bright Tribal Earrings, panaceashop.com, $6.50

12.) Altzurra Tiger Ikat-print silk pencil skirt, net-a-porter.com., $1,835.00

13.) Alice by Temperley Santos Fitted Knit Dress, revolveclothing.com, $395.00

14.) Kabuto Tasseled Cuff, anthropologie.com, $298.00

15.) Sass Lucy Polyester Tribal Playsuit, surfstitch.com, $59.96 (Australian Dollars)

16.) Cara Couture Tribal Multi Strand Necklace, nordstrom.com, $45.98

17.) BCBG Tiered Tribal Skirt, saks.com, $248.00

18.) Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. clutch, rebeccaminkoff.com, $395.00

19.) Current Elliott Tribal Ankle Skinny, barneys.com, $218.00

 

Xin Nian Kuai Le

  • 10th February 2013

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and we pay homage to the great snake, as it is her year!  In honor of this Spring Festival, today is the perfect day to invest in a little serpent-inspired treat.  Here are our favorite picks

 

 

Snake String Bracelet Kismet

Snake String Bracelet—Kismet by Milka, shoplatitude.com, $1,240.00

 

Chloe Studded Python Ankle Boots

 

Chloé Studded Python Ankle Boots, net-a-porter.com, $1,750.00

 

Kara Ross Glitter Embellished Water Snake Skin Ring

 

 

 

Kara by Kara Ross Glitter Embellished Water Snake Skin Resin Ring, saks.com, $108.00

 

Aurelie Bidermann Snake Mamba Bracelet

 

Aurelie Bidermann Snake Mamba Bracelet, Shopbop.com, $630.00

 

Rachel Zoe Laura Snake Ballet Flats
Rachel Zoe Laura Snake Ballet Flats
Rachel Zoe Laura Snake Ballet Flats

 

 

 

Rachel Zoe Laura Snake Ballet Flats, Shopbop.com, $235.00

 

Ileana Makri Lucky Snake 18-karat rose gold, diamond and ruby earrings

Ileana Makri Lucky Snake 18-karat rose gold, diamond and ruby earrings, net-a-porter.com, $2,850

 

Robert Clergerie Quimis
Robert Clergerie Quimis

 

Robert Clergerie Quimis, barneys.com, $850.00

 

Chloé Marcie Perforated Snake Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag

Chloé Marcie Perforated Snake Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag, saks.com, $3505.00

Thayer Bralette Bikini
Thayer Bralette Bikini

 

 

Thayer Bralette Bikini, Shopbop.com, $101.00

 

Snake Embossed Print Sandals Stella McCartney

 

 

Snake Embossed Print Sandals Stella McCartney, mytheresa.com, € 275.00

 

Les Souliers d’Amour

  • 7th February 2013

If only the little shoe-maker looking for love had taken cues from Hogan and called on the likes of Katie Grand!  This talented style chameleon is responsible for these spirited loafers spotlighted in L’Officiel Paris.

 

Hogan Heart Loafers

Photo Courtesy of:
L’Officiel Paris

 

For these playful shoes you need a good bronzer for your legs, a modern skirt and simple structured t-shirt.  Mirroring the bold color contrast in the loafers, we love these Kate Spade pearls.  They pair perfectly emphasizing the  girly with a sharp-angled, contrasting black bow.

 

Kate Spade Triple Strand

 

 

Kaelen, Neoprene Wrap Skirt, shopbop.com, $335.00

Unisex Tri-Blend, Short Sleeve, Deep V-Neck, in Tri-color Indigo, americanapparel.net, $24.00

Kate Spade Black-Tie Optional Triple Strand, katespade.com, $278.00

 

Please Pre-Order!

  • 24th January 2013

A fresh look at the Funny Face girl is very hard to find…but, come April you will want this book!  It’s a great gift idea for your favorite fashionista as well!  Audrey in Rome, will be released April 2, 2013 and is available for pre-order now.  This feast for the eyes, prepared by Luca Dotti, is positioned to be a true Roman Holiday!

Audrey in Rome

Audrey in Rome, Amazon.com, $19.39 in hardcover

 

 

 

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Sky-rocketing to the top of the list for this season’s must-have heels is this shining pair of pumps.  They are crisp and modern and perfectly capture TWO huge spring trends—metallic and clear panels (see below).  This shoe will go!  Available for pre-order from Bergdorf Goodman, they will not be around for long.  Expected to ship in early April, just in time for sleek pencil skirts and a crisp blazer.

Manolo Blahnik Pacha PVC Pump in Silver, Bergdorf Goodman, $645.00

 

Photo courtesy of Harper's Bazaar

Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

If You’re Heading To…Rome

  • 24th January 2013

A bit off-of-the-radar, but worth the trip, this is the traditional ‘pelleteria’ you do not want to miss, especially if it is scarpe you desire.  Entering the store a buttery leather smell immediately welcomes you and packed shelves of caramel-colored leather shoes await.  They are perfectly-crafted, well-priced, with styles to fit any and all.  Situated just off of the fashionable Via del Babuino, Domus does not disappoint or break the bank.  They also sell leather bags and accessories.

Domus Sandals
Domus Map
Domus Sandals

 

 

 

Open Monday 15:30-19:30, Tuesday to Saturday 09:30-13:00 and 15:30-19:30.

Via Belsiana 52, 00187 Roma (RM).  Tel: 06 6789083

What I Love Today…

  • 24th January 2013

It’s the cagey look that has everyone tied up, at it’s supremely wearable.  Soft gray can work with almost any color and perfectly offsets the modern lattice of this shoe.  It has style in spades and the warm gray pairs perfectly with the bold prints of the season like this Mara Hoffman embroidered strapless dress.

Garnet Hill Wedges
Cage Suede Shoes
Mara Hoffman Dress
Tie-Back Dress

 

 

Eileen Fisher Cage Leather Wedges in Antique Gold Metallic

Eileen Fisher Cage Leather Wedges in Antique Gold Metallic

 

 

 

Eileen Fisher Cage Leather Wedges, Garnet Hill, $260.00

Mara Hoffman Embroidered Strapless Dress, Shopbop.com $297.00

 

 

DeBoles Pasta

DeBoles Organic Jerusalem Artichoke Flour Pasta.  If my Italian mother-in-law recommends it, I know I’m right and it’s definitely good.  You’ll enjoy the nutty flavor, the silky, non-sticky texture and the health benefits to boot!  Try it with your favorite ragu and you won’t be disappointed.  Available online and at most Whole Foods locations.

DeBoles Organic Artichoke Angel Hair, 2 pack for $5.38

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