Topic: VANS

Shopping Guide: 10 Cute, Affordable Backpacks For Back-To-School (Or Whatever)

Shopping Guide: 10 Cute, Affordable Backpacks For Back-To-School (Or Whatever)

We were a little nonplussed when Fashion Backpacks became a thing–would grown women really want a style synonymous with middle schoolers?–but before we had time to react, The Row had already starting manufacturing $4000 models (as well as $55,000 models flecked with prescription pills). Since the style is now just as acceptable on adults as it is for those of you headed back to school, a backpack-centric Shopping Guide seemed appropriate. Here’s some good options for under $100 (most under $50), ranging from practical–Baggu, JanSport–to more refined versions from Zara and Marc by Marc. More »

Shopping Guide: 13 Saddle Shoes Fit For The Kentucky Derby

Shopping Guide: 13 Saddle Shoes Fit For The Kentucky Derby

The recent ridiculous fashions at the Kentucky Derby had me thinking about what one might wear to such an outdoor event without looking like a shameless cartoon character. This got me thinking about saddle shoes, a great casual style that’s perfect for an all-day outdoor event that requires a lot of milling about and drinking bourbon cocktails. The saddle shoe (not to be confused with the very similar “spectator” shoe) is a low-heeled oxford characterized by its distinctive “saddle” usually (but not necessarily) in a contrasting color. Saddle shoes are cool and–while scoping label 80%20′s designs this morning and sad to discover their excellent saddle wasn’t available anywhere–I set about putting together a shopping guide.
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Link Love: The Day Karl Lagerfeld Didn’t Like More Things

Link Love: The Day Karl Lagerfeld Didn't Like More Things

Karl Lagerfeld hates the Chanel movies, everything. -T Magazine

Margiela does Spirit Hoods one better with this giant fur headdress. -Fashion Indie

After ten years of opulent beauty freebies, ousted Lucky editor Kim France talks what she’ll actually be spending her money on. -Slate

Miranda Kerr is six months pregnant and, unsurprisingly, looks like a supermodel with a tiny pot belly. Also, NSFW if your work isn’t down with arty black and whites of topless pregnant ladies. -W

If you’re going to rip off an idea, maybe something less obvious than the handbag shaped like a rabbit? -Fashionista

Katy Perry’s nails, Kate Moss for Topshop rumors, Haider Ackermann creeping on New Yorkers and More »