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

 

Le Ciné File

  • 9th February 2013

Whatever your views on the movie itself, Kristen Stewart’s sunglasses in ‘On the Road,’ are a certain talking point.

 

 Sunglasses On the Road

 

Sunglasses On the Road

 

Here are three that come awfully close to recreating the casual cool…

 

Retrosun vintage Gucci glasses
Ray Ban Original Way Farer
Max Mara Sunglasses

Photo Courtesy of Elle Italia

Retrosun Vintage Gucci glasses, net-a-porter.com, $325.00

Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer Sunglasses, ray-ban.com, $155.00

MaxMara by Safilo, Photo Courtesy of:  Elle Italia

 

 

Five more styles worth investigating:

 

Victoria Beckham Aviator Sunglasses

 

Victoria Beckham Aviator-style acetate sunglasses, net-a-porter.com, $535.00

Ray Ban Retro Cat Eyes

Ray-Ban Retro Cay Eye, barneys.com, $140.00

 

Stella McCartney Round Sunglasses in Soft Pink
Stella McCartney Round Sunglasses in Soft Pink

 

 

Stella McCartney Round Sunglasses in soft pink, shopbop.com, $225.00

 

Lanvin Round Sunglasses
Lanvin Round Sunglasses

 

 

Lanvin Round Sunglasses in shiny opaline ivory/brown, shopbop.com, $450.00

 

Missoni by Allison

Photo Courtesy of Elle Italia

Missoni by Allison

 

 

Reine des Roses

  • 9th February 2013

The queen of the roses it is!  A David Austin rose, the quintessential English Garden rose, is typically large, resplendently adorned with petals carrying a heady scent—besides being tremendously in vogue with florists right now.  

Garden roses are being used in all of the most elegant arrangements.  So, why not go straight to the source and order your next arrangement from David Austin itself.  This great tip came from my father, a passionate gardener, rose aficionado, creative thinker and true romantic (luckily for mum!).

 

A few pictures to entice….

 

Vintage Bouquet David Austen
Floral Tapestry Bouquet David Austen

 

Now imagine the scent from these luscious blooms!!  Totally different from your average florist arrangement.  

 

The above two are:

Vintage Bouquet, DavidAustin.com, $90.00

Evoke days gone by with this lavish bouquet. The rich colors and old-world romantic style of Darcey, Miranda and Phoebe give this arrangement an air of nostalgic charm and elegance. Phoebe also has a lovely fruity scent.

 

Floral Tapestry Bouquet, DavidAustin.com, $90.00

Bring the spirit of the garden into the home with this vibrant bouquet. Darcey, Phoebe and Juliet create an explosion of color with their spectacularly bold blooms. Phoebe also has a lovely fruity scent.

 

 

If you are looking for more mono-chromatic tones you can try:

Juliet Rose Garden Bouquet

Tranquility Bouquet David Austen

 

Juliet Rose Garden Bouquet, DavidAustin.com, $90.00

Juliet’s soft peachy shades intermingle with ruscus and hypericum creating an arrangement that radiates warmth and romance. Juliet has large, elegant flower heads with spectacularly beautiful rosette forms. Its unusual coloring and sophisticated form explains why Juliet has become such a highly desirable rose. There is a delicate Tea Rose fragrance.

 

 Tranquility Bouquet, DavidAustinroses.com,$90.00

The pastel tones of Juliet and Patience harmonize perfectly in this ultra-pretty bouquet. Patience has a captivating fresh old rose fragrance.

 

(All descriptions courtesy of the David Austin site, davidaustinroses.com)

Short Order

  • 8th February 2013

A look at some of the best shorts to kick-start the season!  A few are almost sold-out already…

Calypso St. Barth Silk Short
Calypso St. Barth Silk Short

 

Silk Short, calypsostbarth.com, $145.00

 

Gucci Floral Linen Short
Gucci Floral Print Linen Short

Gucci Flora Infinity Print White Linen Short, gucci.com, $795.00

 

Giambattista Valli, Leopard-Print silk-shantung shorts
Giambattista Valli, Leopard-Print silk-shantung shorts

 

Giambattista Valli, Leopard-Print silk-shantung shorts, net-a-porter.com, $795.00

 

ALC Cash Leather Shorts
ALC Cash Leather Shorts

A.L.C Cash Leather Shorts, shopbop.com, $751.00

 

Carven Paisley Printed Shorts
Carven Paisley Printed Shorts

 

Carven Paisley Print Shorts, mytheresa.com, $220.00

 

Band of Outsiders Travel Printed Shorts
Band of Outsiders Travel Printed Shorts

 

BOY. By Band of Outsiders, Travel Printed Shorts, matchesfashion.com, $205.00

 

Anna Sui Embroidered Chiffon Shorts
Yigal Azrouel Tech Crepe Shorts

 

Anna Sui Embroidered Chiffon Shorts, shopatcrystalbeach.com, $280.00

Yigal Azrouel Tech Crepe Shorts, saks.com, $370.00

 

Rag and Bone Yvette Shorts

 

Rag & Bone Ivette Shorts, barneys.com, $255.00

 

 

Collection Gilded Brocade Jcrew
Collection Gilded Brocade Jcrew

 

Collection Gilded Brocade Shorts, jcrew.com, $138.00

 

Butterfly Shorts Jcrew
Butterfly Shorts Jcrew

 

Butterfly Short, jcrew.com, $65.00

 

Pre-Order Please

  • 8th February 2013

Suboo

Coming to us by way of Australia, and already very popular internationally, Sue Di Chio has exploded onto the American fashion scene.  Typically more difficult to find in the U.S., her dresses are available now by pre-order at Neiman Marcus online.  Here’s a sneak peek at two pieces we love, which you can purchase in advance.

 

Suboo Nostalgic Asymmetric Dress
Suboo Nostalgic Asymmetric Dress

 

 

 

 

 

Suboo Nostalgic Asymmetric Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $375.00

 

Suboo Printed Jagged Hem Dress
Suboo Printed Jagged Hem Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suboo Printed Jagged-Hem Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $270.00

 

Suboo is also available at westfield.com.au (Westfield, Australia)

 

 

Married in Mustique Suboo

 

 

Married in Mustique Maxi Dress, westfield.com.au, $349.00 (Australian Dollars)

 

 

Nostalgic Light Pleated Dress Suboo

 

 

Nostalgic Light Pleated Maxi Dress, westfield.com.au, $399.00 (AUD)

 

Ipanema Bandeau Bikini

 

Ipanema Bandeau Bikini, westfield.com.au, $101.40 (AUD)

 

For more Suboo creations go to:

suboo.com.au

Mark Your Calendar

  • 7th February 2013

If you have not heard of London-based Duro Olowu that’s OK.  But, now, go visit his site:

www.duroolowu.com

Once all of the brilliant patterns in the most vivid colors have soaked in, let this soak in to…The Nigerian-born designer has collaborated with JC Penney and the collection comes out in March (just a few weeks away!).  Unlike other fashion collaborations where a lot gets lost in translation, this collection does not disappoint.  It looks much like his runway Spring/Summer show and he pushes the aesthetic through to his home collection as well which includes everything from dinner plates to splashy umbrellas.

 

Photo Courtesy of: Doru Olowu

Photo Courtesy of: Doru Olowu

 

 

So, if you have a JC Penney retailer close-by it’s worth a trip come March, if not jcp.com is just a click away. Make sure to make a note!

 

Plate Doro Olowu

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Décor

Umbrella Doro Olowu

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Décor