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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Snakeskin

    With head-to-toe prints now de riguer on runways around the world it’s time to cozy up to one of our favorite fall prints and fabrications as the alluring, graphic and even sexy use of snake & python we saw for Fall 2011 felt undeniably fresh. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Use them to add texture to all of your favorite fall looks while keeping up with the trends…here’s a look at how to pull it off. Prada (and above) Miuccia Prada used python…

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  • Get Prepped- Tommy Hilfiger x G.H. Bass and Co.

    Tommy Hilfiger Penny Loafers

    Just as we’ve been eyeing penny loafers as they gain momentum with the cool-prep inspired girls around town from Alexa Chung to NYU grads as the classic shoes makes sense for these hi/lo sartorial times we live in, comes a smart new collaboration from two of America’s foremost preppy outfitters. Leave it to Tommy Hilfiger, the reigning king of collegiate cool, to update the American sweetheart’s stand-by, the classic G.H Bass “Weejun” penny loafer, with a canny dose of unexpected…

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    EA singolo donna corallo

    To celebrate its 30th anniversary Emporio Armani has launched a limited edition sunglass range featuring two iconic styles in a myriad of unexpected monochrome shades for men and women that have an effortlessly cool, modern vibe to them. For her comes an oversized flat-faced round silhouette while the men’s offering boasts an ultra-flat tear drop shielded front with both featuring a ’30th Emporio Armani’ logo on the front of the frames and classic signature eagles on the temple. Use them…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Color-Blocked Separates

    Balenciaga Fall 2011

    While color-blocking is no new trend story, it wasn’t until this fall season that we really saw a spike in contrasts with ingenious iterations from designer’s the world over. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Along with some simple shopping advice, here’s a look at some of our favorite uses of color-blocking that are certain to make a graphic statement this season and most probably many to come. Balenciaga (and above) Nicolas Ghesquiere has been doing graphic sci-fi couture for many seasons and…

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  • The final +J Collection from UNIQLO and Jil Sander

    +J at Uniqlo

    After several successful seasons collaborating with Uniqlo, Jil Sander’s +J collection for the Japanese fast fashion giant is unfortunately ending this season. Word is that a Uniqlo collabo with Undercover is up next, which of course we can’t wait to get our hands on (we love Undercover), however, we’ve also been diehard fans of the +J range for its minimal techno separates that harkened back to Jil’s own days at her eponymous label. And while her namesake label is thriving…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Leather Sleeved Outerwear


    Leather sleeved tops, jackets and coats have been at the top of our most-wanted lists for quite a few fashion cycles but it wasn’t until this season that we saw the trend really gain momentum with designers using hides of all kinds from snakeskin to lambskin to toughen up and add an edgy contrast to even the most classic of pieces. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS From heritage minded trench coats to traditional black wool toppers, outerwear of all kinds were given…

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  • Leg Work- Spring 2012’s Best Footwear -Celine, Dries Van Noten, Rochas, Yves Saint Laurent

    YSL Spring 2012

    After seasons of major statement making shoes with mind-boggling heel heights and preposterous ornamentation, we’re really feeling the simplicity of the footwear options we saw on the runways for next spring. That’s not to say that footwear has been reduced to the simplistic and merely functional, quite the contrary indeed. From YSL’s shielded heeled loafers to Rochas’ mirrored slides, there were plenty of options out there to lift your wardrobe’s potential and your spirits too.  Here’s a look at the…

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  • In the Details- Fresh Spring Ideas at Paris Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss

    Rochas Spring 2012

    After a month+ of consecutive international fashion shows, it can be hard to not only remember what we’ve seen, but to get a second to glance at all of the astonishing details seems sadly unlikely. That being said, we wanted to take a moment and look back at everything one could easily miss. Here’s a look at our favorite elements from all of the Paris shows starting with Rochas’ angular techno take on 50’s starlet glamor as seen above.  >> MORE: FASHION…

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  • Best of Milan Fashion Week- D&G, Jil Sander, Moschino, Prada – Spring 2012


    As per usual, from New York collections one can expect pragmatic sportswear(the kind that doesn’t often reinvent the wheel, maybe just spins it), from London one can expect out-of-this-world, well executed propositions and from Milan; riotous colors, bold adornments and brilliant uses of technological advancements in fabrications. And with that being said, Milanese designers did not disappoint. We saw a large variety of finessed, retro-inspired options full of energy, enticing plays on print and a generous dose of giddy sex…

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  • Best of London Fashion Week- Acne, Christopher Kane, Meadham Kirchoff, Richard Nicoll- Spring 2012

    Christopher Kane spring 2012

    Leave it to London to really get the ball rolling when it comes to fantastical, covetable and overall completely original collections that are not only going to expand our must-have lists exponentially, but are also certain to inspire our sartorial wishes and desires for this upcoming season to come. Here’s a look at our favorite collections from London for Spring/Summer 2012. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Christopher Kane   Call it his most wearable collection to date if you may, but there…

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  • Best of New York Fashion Week- 3.1 Phillip Lim, Theyskens’ Theory, The Row, Preen- Spring 2012

    3.1 Phillip Lim

    Highlights from some of our favorite shows… MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS 3.1 Phillip Lim In a season where heavy handed prints have been the big story, 3.1 Phillip Lim’s slouchy silks in sublime sorbet colors evoked a sporty ease and worked as a welcome urbane minded palette cleanser with a cool minimal, mellow edge. Taking a cue from sportif elements like track style vented pants made unexpected in languid silk, shorts layered over pants and slouchy full legged athletic shorts, the…

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  • Chris Benz Spring 2012 Fashion Presentation

    Chris Benz Spring 2012

    Runway Review Snippet… New York's charming prince of color & prints, Chris Benz, showed off his brilliantly quirky ode to fantastical Upper East Side eccentricity on the much talked about male model Andrej Pejic for a dizzying riff on infamous 60's cult icon Candy Darling. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Benz's collection shone alongside many of his print heavy peers thanks to a relaxed, slouchy silhouette and intense color choices that were played down by the kind of classic shapes women…

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