“With the end of the last decade’s heady maximalism behind us, and the dawn of a new era upon us with a loud call being heard for palette cleansing essentials in a time when the economy ain’t so pretty, many are looking for easy, fuss-free propositions that are not only right for the times, but right for the future even.The day of instantly recognizable runway pieces is long gone and many venerable labels are looking back at not only their…
When you are looking for a modern detail to update your look, think about a clustered blast of raw, haphazard crystals. The new bling has a gritty, offhanded elegance reminiscent of rock candy or shattered glass.What’s modern is not the cheap trick sparkly bling many of us associate with pave phone cases, cloyingly cute crystal encrusted novelty doodads, or glittering from a too tight T-shirt. Crystals now have an irregularity to them that looks fresh.
What the cool dude will want to be wearing for fall 2010 from John Varvatos, Roberto Cavalli, Woolrich & Opening Ceremony. Milan & Paris Report: We admit it it that it can be tricky to get a guy to look cool and fashionable, when it’s not in his genes.Most men can handle a twist on classic, well-cut pieces to look modern– add the style edge of some Heritage basics, rugged Buffalo plaid, and Rocker perfection pieces that withstand the test…
First Lady looks rather Camelot-ish in her Moschino coat & matching dress
Knit winter hats in slouchy styles are looking right, particularly with bit of texture by way of an updated cable or popcorn stitch. Or a modern yet classic stripe for effortless, and warm, chic.
Trending now is the notion of stashing a folding ballerina flat in our bag, desk drawer, or even in the glove compartment of our car– collapsible and cute flats to be at the ready when we need help to take a load off our too-fabulous-to-function feet.
These and 42 other iconic dresses are catalogued in The Design Museum Fifty Dresses That Changed The World. The book is like a walking tour of the world’s most fabulous closet that may also have a Roland Mouret Galaxy Dress (2005), Herve Leger Bandage Dress (1989), Halston Halterneck Dress (1977), or some crazy Metal Disc Dress inspired from the 1966 Paco Rabanne style.Fifty Dresses That Changed the World is full of fun fashion factoids, great photos, and even has a…
We’ve been dreaming of a shearling coat worthy of our wearing it and it’s been pretty slim pickings to make the investment. Then, we spotted Keira Knightley wearing her Burberry shearling coat on her way out of the Comedy Theatre after the opening night of her new play The Misanthrope in London.
What about a big ol’ serious felt hat? Sure we love a fluffy faux fur cossack hat. Who doesn’t like a beret? Knit caps are cute and practical. But you crave drama, the drama of a statement making hat. A fedora with a down brim. A smart Trilby. Or, that big floppy felt that we’ve been drooling over since we saw it on the Ralph Lauren runway.Something important. Something big, but wearable.
While furry vests are all the rage stateside, Paris is a bit more excited about brilliant faux fur jackets-particularly a take on the fluffy 1940’s / late 1970’s chubby jacket that has all the disco glamour that looks so right again. When faux fur isn’t on your menu, think about fluffy feathers for the same modern vintage allure.
We’re so excited that rain boots went up a notch. Gone are the too-cute for a grown-up prissy prints of the past few seasons and here are rubber boots that are chic enough to wear in any weather. Our favorites are the Jimmy Choo Hunter Boots, or the close Pour La Victoire Rus Croc Rain Boots and the Chooka Moto Studded Rain Boots for more rocker in the rain moments.
Cozy up to some woodsy fashion inspiration. It’s the same rough and rugged outdoorsy country casual feel with fine-designed edges, and no need to rake the leaves.Think of it as fake so you don’t have to rake it!