Thursday, December 3, 2009
Item No. 2 on my Christmas Gift Guide, a pair of Lanvin flats.
For years Lanvin has produced some of the chicest flats around, worn by stars and editors alike, and these are the perfect pair for the holiday season.
Available at Net-a-Porter.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
With today being December 1st, I thought it appropriate to start a little Christmas gift guide of my own. Everyday I will list something I would love to give or receive.
The first item on my gift guide this year are vintage Christmas ornaments. Every year I give one ornament to the most important people in my life. In years past I've purchased these at Mr. Pink in NYC, but sadly he closed his doors at the end of last year. So, Etsy has become my back-up source. Here are a few that I am definitely considering for Christmas 2009.
Monday, November 30, 2009
It was announced today that Zac Posen is to be the latest designer to partner with Target for their Go International Collection.
Go International showcases young, up and coming designers, including such names as Erin Fetherston, Thakoon, and Rogan.
Posen's collection will be in select Target stores and online from April 25th-May 30th.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Ideeli, the first U.S. members only invitation sample sale site is celebrating hitting one million members by offering $15,000 worth of prizes from partners such as Bliss, Tumi, and Adam to new and current members beginning today and running through February 1st.
To join, go to Ideeli and if you're already a member make sure to visit the site to sign up for this offer.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, WWD
Snake Ring, WWD
Snake bracelet, WWD
Silver baby spoon, WWD
As I opened my copy of WWD this morning the front page story is of a new collaboration between Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and the British jewelry house Asprey.
Angelina was given a snake ring while pregnant with the couple's daughter Shiloh and now views the serpent as a protector of her family. The line is composed of gold jewelry and silver accessories and is aptly named 'The Protector'.
This is a limited edition collection with all net proceeds going to Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, a charity co-founded by Jolie in 2006.
Asprey has been on the wan for a few years so this move will definitely help to up their presence in the saturated jewelry market, and as much as I love Brangelina and a good cause, the first thing this calls to mind is Brad & Jen's collaboration with jeweler Damani.
Regardless of that, what baby doesn't need a silver serpent spoon?
Thursday, October 1, 2009
As I've been searching through New York, Milan, and now Paris fashion shows for the latest and the greatest, I've come across a pair of shoes that I absolutely adore. These heels are a cross between an ankle bootie and a gladiator and have a beautiful Ikat print.
Thakoon's shoes are usually a collaboration with Manolo Blahnik and are not always produced, so fingers crossed that these will make the final cut!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Okay, I promise there won't be a ton of posts regarding babies and the cute things I've been finding (and wanting), but I had to share this. While in Cape Cod my husband and I ran across this label, Zutano, and I'm in love with their adorable outfits. I've had a hard time finding things that are cute but tolerable (ie, without stupid sayings on them) and this completely fits the bill.
I bought this owl footie the other day, but held out on the hat (which I'm sure I'll be back for).
I know this is a title to a Whitesnake song (and I might add, an excellent one), but I thought it best summed up where I am right now. As of lately I've been feeling less than inspired. I don't know if it's the change of season, the fact that I'm back from vacation, or what, but I've been a terrible blogger. In fact, I've just started looking at shows from Fashion Week (I know, I know). So, in an effort to become more inspired and contribute more to the fashion blogging community I'm going to expand my blogs to not only include accessories, but other fashion related items, or really anything that I'm thinking about or obsessing over.
I would love to hear your feedback, let me know your likes and dislikes, what you're looking for, interested in, etc.
Here's to a new leaf!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Asha by ADM at Vivre
Since Thursday is the official kick off for the Spring 2010 NYC Fashion Week I thought I would post a few things that I would love to buy for my "back to school" wardrobe.
The first is this amazing ring from Asha by ADM. Ashley is a relatively new jewelry designer and I adore her mother of pearl zodiac rings. To me, this is the signet ring updated for 2009.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A few weeks ago I signed up for a preview of a new fashion website, Fashionair. Since then I've been receiving weekly updates covering everything from designer profiles to styling tips and tricks. From what I've seen so far, this website is going to be a serious leader in the fashion industry, it's well thought out and executed beautifully.
It's up and running full time now, so check it out.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Bernadette Paolucci via Daily Candy
Even though summer is almost over (calender wise anyway) I read about designer Bernadette Paolucci's rope necklaces today on Daily Candy and had to share them.
How wonderful would these be to wear on Cape Cod or the streets of Brooklyn?
For more information go to Old Hollywood.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The famous Hope Diamond is undergoing a redesign.
Jeweler Harry Winston donated the cursed diamond to the Smithsonian 50 years ago and they have now asked for the jewelry house to submit 3 designs to reset the stone. Each of these designs are available online at the Smithsonian's website and you can vote on which one you'd like until September 7th with the winning design being announced in a press conference later in the month.
So, go online and vote for your favorite!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Marc Jacobs Sunglasses on Ideeli
Today, and today only, is online retailer Ideeli's end of summer sale, featuring items such as Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, and more at discounts of up to 90% off.
Ideeli is a members only site, so to sign up follow this link.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Image from WWD
Image from WWD
Movado has teamed up with artist Kenny Sharf in their most recent artist collaboration series. Sharf has taken Movado's iconic Museum watch and infused it with his own sensibility, producing a series of 6 pieces in limited runs.
Sold individually the pieces will retail for $695. There will also be 25 limited edition boxed sets that will retail for $3,495 and will be only sold in Movado stores.
All watches are being produced in limited runs and will be available for retail beginning next month.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Yo My Booties at MilkShop
Since finding out I'm having a baby I've been more in tune with all things baby related. Recently I was in LA and while shopping on Abbott Kinney saw these amazing metallic baby booties. They are by far the most adorable booties I've come across and will definitely end up on my registry! The only problem is, I can't decide on a color.
Go here to check them all out!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
As I'm sure most of you have heard by now, Rachel Zoe launched her own website last week. While my personal verdict on her is still out, I can't help but be fascinated by her show on Bravo and I have to admit, the website could definitely come in handy for information and new resources. So, for now I'll be checking in and seeing what's new in the world of Zoe.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Loeffler Randall, an editor favorite, has relaunched their e-commerce site today. The 4 year old brand, which started with shoes, branched out into clothing and handbags in 2007 (the handbags are currently on hiatus, but will be back soon).
Jessie Randall, the chief executive officer and creative director, earned a CFDA award for Accessory Design in 2007 and said this fall's collection was inspired by the Louise Bourgeois exhibit at the Whitney Museum. The collection has a harder edge and includes bondage-y straps and buckles.
Check it all out here.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
A sketch from Nanette Lepore's new line, WWD
Nanette Lepore is relaunching her footwear in Spring 2010 with the collaboration of the Peter Marcus Group. The collection contains 25 styles, will range in price from $195-$350 and will continue to be sold at locations such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom as well as the brand's own boutiques.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Balenciaga shoe photographed by George Chinsee for WWD
Patricia Underwood hat photographed by George Chinsee for WWD
Stella McCartney belt photographed by George Chinsee for WWD
Ben Amun pins photographed by George Chinsee for WWD
Bally Bag photographed by George Chinsee for WWD
It seems like every resort season designers turn to Nautical for inspiration, so, while this resort season was nothing new, I still do love Nautical inspired items.
Here are just a few!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Matt Bernson, a fashion editor favorite, has just debuted his Resort 2010 line. The new, brightly colored collection features revamped gladiators, metallic ankle wraps, and patent leather styles. The collection starts at $125 and is available at stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Scoop NYC, among others.
Monday, June 29, 2009
The New York fashion scene is currently obsessed with the newly opened High Line and Anya Hindmarch has just created a canvas tote to support the restoration and preservation of the park. The tote displays a historic black and white image of a freight train on the original tracks and retails for $150. The tote is currently on sale at Anya's stores, on her website and at Jeffrey's.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Foley & Corinna bag from Saks Fifth Avenue
Reed Evins sandals from Oak
Michael Kors scarves from Vivre
It's been so cool and rainy in NYC this summer that it's felt more like Seattle. Consequently I've wanted to start wearing all of my summer dresses and sandals but other than the (very) odd warm sunny day I've been unable to. That is, until hopefully, today. It's supposed to be sunny and (wait for it!) 82!!! I can't believe I'm actually wishing for warmer weather, but what can I say, you always want what you don't have.
So, in an effort to start thinking summer I've pulled images of some fun tie-dyed pieces. I know that the subject of tie-dye starts quite a controversy, but I think if done right, it can be a colorful addition to your summer wardrobe. And, the bonus is that since it's already mid June, a lot of these are on sale.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I've decided to dedicate each Wednesday to "What I Want Wednesday". I'll share with you some of the accessories I'm coveting (and hoping) to purchase soon.
Most people who know me, will agree that my taste tends to lie on the more "traditional/classic" side. I'm not one of the magazine editors who can pull off the rocker-chic look (although I do really admire them). However, over the past few months I've found myself really drawn towards the layered chain necklaces. I once had an amazing silver looped RJ Graziano necklace that was vaguely in this genre, but sadly, it broke (and I've yet to have it fixed). So, I have my sights set on designer Winifred Grace's necklaces. I worked with Winifred while at O Magazine and not only is she a wonderfully nice person, but her designs are amazing.
Here are the choices I'm obsessing over!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Virginia Style from Modo for Jennifer Creel, Image from WWD
Jennifer Creel, Image from WWD
Jennifer Creel is launching a sunglasses collaboration with Modo, called Modo for Jennifer Creel, which will launch on Wednesday evening and be available for 2 months exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.
The line will retail from $285-$365 and be comprised of 7, mainly unisex, styles.
What sets this line apart from other sunglasses collections is the Eco twist, both wood packaging and bamboo frames are made from recycled materials and for each pair sold a tree will be planted.