Topic: Helmut Lang

25 Glorious Handbags For Spring 2014 Hot Off The NYFW Runways

25 Glorious Handbags For Spring 2014 Hot Off The NYFW Runways

While the Spring 2014 collections have been a little same-y, they’ve brought a lot of fun, eye-catching, wearable accessories. See, for example, our roundup of the many delightful shoes.

Now, of course, it’s time for handbags. Graphic black and white was the reason for the season at NYFW–a huge portion of the bags we saw played with contrasting stripes, geometric details and houndstooth. Let’s take a closer look… More »

30 Delightful (And Wearable!) Shoes From NYFW’s Spring ’14 Collections

30 Delightful (And Wearable!) Shoes From NYFW's Spring '14 Collections

Fashion Week has but two days left! We’ve seen a lot of the expected for Spring 2014–bright citrus colors, florals, white looks, unfortunate crop tops and more unfortunate peplums–and a little of the refreshing (trapeze tops! swing coats!). But, thankfully, anchoring so many of Spring collections are a whole lot of wonderful, colorful, wearable shoes.

And when we say wearable, we (mostly) mean it–designers are all about chunky sandals, flatforms and sweet boots for Spring. Here’s a smattering of some lovely shoes from NYFW… More »

NYFW Trends: Designers Weirdly Convinced That Real Women Will Wear Head-To-Toe White For Spring

NYFW Trends: Designers Weirdly Convinced That Real Women Will Wear Head-To-Toe White For Spring

We know that designers often imagine a specific kind of woman for each collection–but who is the woman that wears head-to-toe white? And, judging by the amount of solid white columns on the runways, they must think she’s out there in droves.

Let’s have a look at the permanent Spring trend–and, as fresh and alluring as many appear, just keep in mind the coffee stains… More »

NYFW Rundown: Celebs Wear Their Front Row Finest For The First Half Of Fashion Week

NYFW Rundown: Celebs Wear Their Front Row Finest For The First Half Of Fashion Week

Celebrities love fashion week. Not just because they get wined and dined, sit front row, skip all the lines and leave loaded down with freebies–but because they get press, for the simple act of wearing clothes. Their outfits don’t have to be inventive, interesting or even stylish–if they’re famous and anywhere within a stone’s throw of Linc Center or Milk, they’ll get photographed. For dayz.

And we’ll contribute to the problem! More »

13 Cool Summer Sale Items At Deep Discounts To Shop Right Now (All Under $150)

13 Cool Summer Sale Items At Deep Discounts To Shop Right Now (All Under $150)

We are firm believers in never paying full price for anything. While it can be tempting to purchase current season stuff while it’s new and hot (and, well, practical weather-wise), we’d much rather wait until late summer/early Winter for crazy discounts on slightly older stock. Since everyone and their mother’s having a sale right now, we figured we’d round up a few current gems for you. Ahead, you’ll find all kinds of good summery stuff–dresses, tops, pants, accessories–and all of them under $150, including Rebecca Taylor, Helmut Lang, J Brand, A.P.C., Opening Ceremony and more. More »

Gallery: The Top 10 Little White Dresses Of New York Fashion Week

Gallery: The Top 10 Little White Dresses Of New York Fashion Week

Spring is reliably the time for two things: floral prints and airy dresses in white. True to form, NYFW saw no shortage of prints–of every kind–and plenty of the LWD (the LBD’s humidity-friendlier cousin). Here’s the 10 on our wishlist, from Gatsby dreams at Ralph Lauren to draping at Doo.Ri to minimalism at Helmut Lang… and this razor sharp number above from Cushnie et Ochs. More »

Shopping Guide: Open-Knit Sweaters To Look (And Stay) Cool This Summer

Shopping Guide: Open-Knit Sweaters To Look (And Stay) Cool This Summer

Okay, I recognize we’re in the middle of a brutal heat wave, but… summer knits are awesome! First off, they’re excellent toppers for sundresses on breezy summer evenings. Second, they are indispensable transitional pieces. Oh, also: stores are currently flooded with them (example). So, even if adding another layer is the last thing on your mind, now’s the time to stow away. Here are some good options. More »

July 4th Friday Style Icon: Charlie Blackwood From Top Gun

July 4th Friday Style Icon: Charlie Blackwood From Top Gun

We were really struggling to come up with a great 4th of July-inspired Friday Style Icon: there were obvious options (various first ladies, Wonder Woman), there were ridiculous options (Jessica Simpson in Major Movie Star), and then the solution occurred to me during my afternoon viewing of the Top Gun volleyball scene (I watch it thrice daily): Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood. The tough astrophysicist is inexplicably immune to rowdy acapella versions of Righteous Brothers songs but ultimately has a weakness for short, recalcitrant pilots (who are dangerous). Anyway, happy 4th of July and here’s our salute to Charlie, with all her back-seam stockings and retro pencil skirts. More »

Gallery: 15 Fashion Tumblrs You Should Follow Right Now

Gallery: 15 Fashion Tumblrs You Should Follow Right Now

Even since Vogue landed on blogging platform tumblr (preferred service of upwardly mobile and liberal arts-educated bloggers everywhere), less cutting edge fashion types went scrambling to get their own. In some cases, tumblrs are just satellite blogs for the main event; in others, they are awesome free-standing entities that you really should pay attention to. Here’s a mix of the obvious (Helmut Lang, V) and the less so. More »