Posted on February 9th, 2011 No comments
Olivier Theyskens’s collection for Theory has taken the fashion world by storm ever since the Nina Ricci and Rochas veteran became the artistic director of the contemporary label, churning out sleek and utterly fabulous pieces that are quietly glamorous.
Nordstrom features the Sorga slub-silk maxi skirt and the Kory cashmere silk pullover on its February catalog cover, both of which are available in-store only. The skirt is sold out on Theory’s site, but we found it on Net-a-Porter and the pullover on the Theory site. Not that we’re obsessed or anything.
Posted on January 29th, 2011 No comments
Fendi launched their first children’s collection last week at Pitti Bimbo — Italy’s fashion week for kids — with an adult-sized runway show. Elle reports that head of accessories, Silvia Venturini Fendi, describes the collection as:
Easy chic style and a sprinkling of irony for the ‘little’ FENDI ones,” because children are always looking to incorporate some irony into their wardrobes. As for the babies: The baby girls’ collection plays with neutral shades of cream and of traditional pepper-and-salt nuances revisited with big buttons, little bows and monogram fabric inserts in the traditional mahogany colour, which distinguishes the Fendi maison.
Are they, though, looking to incorporate irony into their wardrobes? We thought children just wanted to either wear the same outfit five days in a row or wear weather or situation inappropriate outfits that exasperated their parents. Maybe it’s the parents’ looking at their children as both physical and sartorial extensions of themselves that’s resulting in children’s clothes’ increase in importance. Either way, the show is really cute and jealousy-inducing for those adults (ehem, us) that can’t afford the adult version of said clothes.
Posted on January 20th, 2011 No comments
Check out the Missoni Spring 2011 ad campaign, featuring members of the Missoni family (I wish my family were so fashionable!) and Leighton Meester. Shot by the famous Juergen Teller. Tres colorful, no?
Posted on September 14th, 2010 No comments
Found Lady Gaga’s meat dress at the VMAs queasiness-inducing and less-than-hygienic? Etsy seller I’m Your Present has a cute (and non-rotting) solution: the Cuts of Meat dress! In a non-bloody cream color, with the pieces of meat clearly labeled (rump roast, anyone?), this dress is not only a conversation starter, but will also keep PETA from chasing you down.
$62 on Etsy.
Posted on September 9th, 2010 No comments
Johnny may hate jazz, but we love this throw-on-over-anything-this-fall cape. With a Southwest geometric pattern, hood and perfect length it’s destined to be our go-to topper for the next few months. (Can you wear capes on Casual Friday?)
Johnny Hates Jazz Knit Cape, $398 at Oak
Posted on September 6th, 2010 No comments
. . . And Pink Floyd and AC/DC tees. We thought we’d crop out the bras in the back, but we left them there for your enjoyment!
Who knew? We went to pick up some body wash and unwaxed floss and happened upon these cool burnout sleep tees. With a loose fit and casual v-neck, these “vintage” tees were a steal at only $9. Of course, visions of child labor dance in our heads every time we even contemplate buying something at Walmart (especially since it’s Labor Day today).
At any rate (and with the disclaimer that we DO NOT support child labor) $9 seems like a helluva deal compared to some over-priced fake vintage rock tees we’ve seen elsewhere.
And if a tee shirt isn’t enough, you can snag the matching cropped sweats. (You have to admit, they ARE cute for working out.)
Posted on September 3rd, 2010 1 comment
When we attended the finale of Bravo’s The Fashion Show (remember that show? A poor man’s Project Runway) last June, we ran into Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, and asked her if there was any designer she’d love to see come out with a diffusion line. She was dying for Alber Elbaz to create a Lanvin one, but didn’t think it was possible:
“Obviously, there’s one I want but it will never happen is Alber Elbaz from Lanvin because he always says that he thinks that diffusion lines are a bit like being Cinderella. And he feels like on the main line the sisters get to go to the ball and so he’s always said that he will never do that.”
Happily, Elbaz changed his mind and decided that this Cinderella line would be going to the H&M ball after all by stating that this will be “H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public.”
Tomatoe, tomato, this is a change of heart that has the fashion masses cheering.
The line will be revealed November 2nd and will be in stores November 20th.
Posted on September 1st, 2010 1 comment
Posted on September 1st, 2010 No comments
Check out this cool behind-the-scenes video from the Free People September catalog shoot. Set to “Wolf” by Cuddly Toys and shot by photographer Iain McKell.
Cute and upbeat, it shows modern hippie nymphs frolicking around with their hipster boyfriends with close-ups of some of the clothes, which retain the free-spirited Free People aesthetic.
Posted on August 26th, 2010 No comments
. . . Or sleeveless leather jacket if the idea of a leather vest makes you envision yourself on the back of a Harley wearing feather earrings and way too much fringe. The fab thing about a leather vest (oops, I mean sleeveless leather jacket) is that it gives you the instant cool that a leather jacket gives an outfit without sweating your @ss off. Your arms are free, free!
Today’s sleeveless leather jackets come in different versions–from traditional motorcycle to drapey to studded, and even in feminine blush tones.
Here are some of our picks for the coolest, armless leather toppers. Motorcycle not required.
We LOVE these with a loose-fitting, longer tee or tank, leggings and this season’s lace-up boots that hit above the ankle.
Spon Diogo Raven Leather Vest, $1076 at Not Just a Label
Alexander Wang Leather Studded Sleeveless Biker Jacket, $808 at Farfetch
Anna Molinari Leather Zip Detail Gilet, $535 at the Outnet.com
All Saints Owain Gilet, $570 at All Saints
SSII Drape Motor Vest, $299 at Calypso St. Barths
Posted on August 17th, 2010 No comments
I don’t know what’s cooler–the name of this tee or the tee itself. Even though it’s full of holes, there’s something so not slutty about this top. Maybe it’s because it’s oversized, or maybe because of the perfectly aligned laser-cut holes. At any rate, it’s eye-catching and can be worn with almost infinite variations, including layering a cami or tank under and a blazer or a grandfather cardigan over.
Available for $84 at I Don’t Like Mondays.