The weather is shitty.
A nice way to pass the time when you can’t go outside is online shopping (well, online window shopping). At the moment, we’re interested in ankle boots of the Winter-friendly variety (no stillettos, no slender heels)–basically, closed toe leather boots for clomping down slick streets. Bonus points if they liven up drab winter staples like puffer jackets and scarves. More
If you’ve been paying much attention to the fashion press lately, you probably know all about oxblood. The dark, wine-ish shade of red has been dominating runways for a season or two now, at Gucci, YSL, Valentino, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, Acne, Miu Miu and more (it’s also all over red carpets, especially as beauty). For those of you who can’t go out and drop a few grand on a trend-straddling McQueen frock coat, though, we’ve got a few more affordable options (and some aspirational pieces to oogle too). More
“Dark and moody” go the unsurprising fall color trends at NYFW: covering the runways were muted shades of midnight, plum, and the reigning combination of black and blue. …But just when you thought it was all very bleak and Fall-appropriate… bright, fuck-off, electric reds came down the runway. Absolutely no one had his finger on this pulse better than Jason Wu, whose collection was almost exclusively shadowy shades of blue, wine and blinding red. Here are the colors to keep your eyes on for Fall 2012. More
Diane von Furstenberg was spewing out some wise advice on the Twitter today in a chat sponsored by Women in the World. The legendary designer, philanthropist and president of the CFDA wanted the chat to focus on women’s confidence in particular. “I wanted to chat about confidence because as I have become empowered myself, I like to empower other women,” she tweeted. You should pay attention to these 140-character long tidbits of great advice as Diane’s company was recently ranked as the second most influential social media house in fashion by Forbes after Project Runway. The New York-based label has 276,010 Twitter followers, cementing her reputation as a powerful social influencer as well as fashion figure. And after all, this is the woman that invented the wrap dress. Check out her Tweets on being more confident.
Recently, I took a flight and realized that my suitcase was a complete piece of shit. Tattered, old, cheap, poorly made and (maybe worst of all?) really ugly. Since then, I’ve become curious about “good luggage:” what does that mean exactly? I can spout about handbag quality ad nauseum… but I don’t know up from down when it comes to suitcases or travel chests or even duffel bags. How much do you have to spend? What kind of lifespan should you expect? Here are various pieces at various price points that I thought at least looked interesting or unusual or not bad, but really, what I want to know is: who makes your luggage and are you happy with it? Tell me about your experiences and the brands with which you’ve had good luck (or otherwise). More
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wrapped up their whirlwind tour of North America–departing Calgary on Friday and blazing through California over the weekend. William played polo and the duo made some charitable appearances. Along the way, the former Kate Middleton was pretty and polished in McQueen, DVF, Jenny Packham and at least one affordable, off-the-rack surprise. Let’s have a look and, by all means, let us know your favorites (or flops). More
It’s pretty hot out but that’s no excuse to dress like a slob (especially if you’re doing sweet romance shit). Here are some outfit ideas for warm weather dates that we’re currently really into. More
We’re now focusing on shopping guides that augment your resentment of the current weather. E.g., it is cold, rainy, gray and oppressive outside and we would like you to imagine yourself in a sundress and eye-catching printed espadrilles, skin all aglow as you glome roasted meats/vegetables. Dream big, girls: here’s a whole lot of shoes for better weather, from flats to wedges and towering heels. More
It’s starting to get sunny, but it’s still too chilly to just go with a tank or tee… to say nothing of those random New York rainstorms that seem to happen whenever is least convenient during the summer. So, to help your wardrobe on its transitional way, we’ve put together a nice round-up of cool, easy, lightweight jackets that’ll keep you dry (but not too warm) this Spring. More
Karl is going to be livid when he hears about this – a new book contains recipes from boldface names in the fashion industry. The CFDA has released a cookbook, American Fashion Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes of Favorite Designers. The … More
New Years Eve is just two days away – do you know what you’re wearing yet? Mary Jo was right on when she said every woman needs a little black dress. As part of my new years resolution to go … More