Even though NYFW is known for its outrageous street style bait techniques, the shows themselves are a pretty staid affair compared to Paris and Milan (especially, of course, the couture shows).
While it’s a consistent criticism of New York that homegrown designers don’t experiment enough, we saw some pretty valiant experimentation at the Spring 2014 shows–which occasionally resulted in balls out crazy, too.
Don’t believe us? Here’s what we mean… More
They’re leg-flattering and look good under sweaters. More
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
American Express threw a huge splashy party at Opening Ceremony‘s SoHo flagship last night. They were celebrating the launch of the Opening Ceremony Elvis collection–their Fall 2013 extravaganza of variously Elvis Presley-themed pieces–and, being a huge Elvis fan, I had to get downtown. Also, there also aren’t a lot of fashion parties where the DJ spins rockabilly classics from Elvis and Charlie Feathers. More
Are Yoko Ono and her design team stealing ideas and designs from a smaller, less well-known designer in New York? More
Despite using beauty products on many a man, I never really think about doing makeup tutorials specifically for men despite there undoubtedly being an interest. Fortunately, Yoko Ono has got it covered. Well — sort of. She’s got it rainbowed, at the very least. More
Watch as Opening Ceremony’s casting director hunts for young, fresh talent on the streets of New York. More
So we were outside TheGloss‘ Manhattan office last week and spotted a girl in Dr Martens (which we actively look for, apparently, because we’re still a friendless goth teenager). Upon looking a little closer, we realized they were actually a Dr Martens’ version of chelsea boots, which we had never seen and found kind of surprising. The short, suctioned ankle boot was a staple of the mod scene and enjoys a resurgence about every ten years–also! when spray-painted glossy white, they’re the unofficial shoe of the Stormtroopers in Star Wars–so we decided now would be a good time to go looking for a pair. While window shopping over the weekend, we then noticed approximately 60,000* other girls wearing Chelsea boots. …Which means we have an exploding trend on our hands. Moreover, an “It” shoe that’s walkable and practical is about the only kind we can get behind. So, without further ado… More
We are really into dark-haired Chloe Sevigny. More
In an effort to promote their latest collaboration with the eternally chic Chloe Sevigny, Opening Ceremony has released a charming (if poorly lit) video of Chloe going through her giant closet. As one might expect, there are some rather exciting things in there. More
The Muppets are doing all kinds of fashion-related press for their upcoming movie–appearances at Opening Ceremony, a capsule collection with OPI, editorials for InStyle–all in line with Miss Piggy‘s new role as a high-powered fashion editor. More
Snooki doesn’t necessarily get taken seriously by the whole fashion world, but one woman appreciates the bepoufed guidette’s style, and that woman is Chloë Sevigny. More
The PR campaign for the upcoming Muppets movie is surprisingly fashion-centric. Or, it was surprising until we learned that Miss Piggy plays a Vogue editor. And Zac Posen did her wardrobe. …Then it all made sense.
A few months ago, it was announced that Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (the team behind Opening Ceremony) were the new creative directors at Kenzo. Naturally, we expected big things. …Big, Chloe Sevigny-shaped things. More