The Paul & Joe girl doesn't conform to the whimsies of fashion trends. Instead — and this was evident from the moment Lindsey Wixson took her showstopping opening turn on the runway — she marches to the beat of her own nonchalant sartorial drum. For Fall 2013 that meant a daywear mashup of masculine tailoring in slouchy, feminine fits: big coats with deconstructed shoulders in cozy patchworked fur, wide-leg "Charlie Chaplin" pants in beige wool, and superluxe sweaters in chunky cable knits. But it isn't all business with the Paul & Joe girl; she also knows how to have fun once the sun sets. Thus, there were metallic brocade suits with slim ankle pants, a gold lamé maxi dress worn under a smart little jacket, and — our favorite — a wool skater dress with jewel-encrusted stripes. Just the thing to do the trick.
Because Valentino is just so incredibly covetable, it's always exciting when it suddenly becomes even a little more accessible. Imagine, then, how our hearts went all aflutter when we heard about this: on Tuesday, Jan. 29, The Outnet will reveal a whole treasure trove of the brand's accessories, shoes, and clothing — all for prices up to 75 percent off. And there are some real gems to choose from, too: sandals adorned with rosettes of lace (originally $965, now $385), a studded wool and leather coat (originally $5,500, now $1,210), and a turquoise and crystal embellished clutch (originally $3,080, now $1,080).
Pieces won't arrive online until 11 a.m. EST, but here's a little sneak peek of what you can expect to find.
Photos courtesy of The Outnet
With this week's Valentino, Chanel, and Dior couture shows all pushing variations on a garden theme, it's no wonder that suddenly we've been propelled into a very Spring-like mood — despite the current subzero temperatures where we live. Petal prints, rosy hues, floral brocades, and latticework are just a few of the park-inspired details topping our wish list, and thankfully, those are the very things that are trickling into our favorite stores. Even though the frigid weather will most likely keep us from donning any of these pieces soon, one thing is certainly true: When the warm weather does come, these are the pieces we'll definitely be reaching for.
Michelle Obama wore it, and now you can too. Available now at Moda Operandi, is Thom Browne's smartly tailored Pre-Fall 2013 collection, which includes pieces very similar to the custom-made fit-and-flare coat that Mrs. Obama sported at the inauguration in DC on Monday.
Among the goodies are a handful of double-breasted dresses cut in the same navy silk tie jacquard, as well as a pleated dress in midnight blue whose silhouette bears a striking resemblance to that now-famous piece of outerwear. For those who admire Thom Browne's figure-enhancing cuts but do not wish to be the first lady's mini me, there are also plenty of other gorgeous, menswear-inspired ensembles; our favorite is an extremely luxe-looking wool houndstooth ensemble made up of a crewneck shell, round-shouldered jacket, and knee-length pencil skirt.
Click through to see the entirety of the Thom Browne Pre-Fall 2013 pieces available for presale on Moda Operandi, and hurry — not only does the trunk show end Jan. 25, but judging by the amount of buzz Browne is currently receiving, these pieces are sure to be snapped up very soon.
Photos courtesy of Thom Browne.
Come warm weather, everyone needs a carefree uniform to slip on. Baseball tees, boxy shifts, tennis skirts — they're the stuff of summertime wardrobe dreams. And if they come in fabrics like watery silk or can't-look-away gingham checks, then all the better.
That's the premise, anyway, behind Matthew Edelstein's label Friends & Associates, and it's a premise that works. For these are jaunty separates and airy silhouettes that not only scream playtime — bike rides, picnics, boating — but they're also grown-up enough that they'll fit right in on a city rooftop with a cocktail in hand. One wide-cut t-shirt dress in vibrant Little Orphan Annie red, for example, is actually made of buttery silk, while a black and white plaid skirt is made all the more kicky thanks to the cheery addition of godet pleats.
Though this latest collection won't be available until April (just in time for fireflies and capture the flag), the debut Resort 2013 collection is available to shop now on the brand's website. An exclusive look at the full Spring 2013 collection — priced $129-$415 — right here.
Photos: Hugh Lippe courtesy of Friends & Associates
Cold-weather blahs are easily banished with an injection of rainbow hues and sunny brights. Take a cue from Emporio Armani (left) and pile on some multicolored fur or keep things breezy with disco-light jewels that offer just a hint of sparkle. Ten cheery options right here, in the slideshow.
Photo: Greg Kessler
A fresh new year means fresh new fashion, and thanks to the bright and breezy Resort 2013 collections, there is certainly no shortage of that at our favorite online stores. Click through to peek the best of it — from a cozy canary-hued Isabel Marant crewneck to a vivid fire-engine-red Ferragamo jumpsuit — all recently arrived and ripe for the plucking. And as a major bonus, there's this: these pieces are so chic, they're sure to look sweet straight through Spring.
These goodies are so gorgeous no one will ever know they didn't cost a small fortune. Gilded glassware, sparkling jewels, artful decor — it's all here, it's all chic, and it all rings in at $25 or less.
We spend all year drooling over the best of the best, so is it any wonder that when the holidays finally roll around we set our sights high? Yes, we know we'll never really get that Chanel surfboard or that solid gold iPhone case, but you know what they say: dreaming is free. So on that note, here it is: our if-money-were-no-object, pie-in-the-sky wish list for holiday 2012.
'Tis the season for giving, but that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with keeping a little something in mind for yourself. And if that little something just happens to be a gold-striped Derek Lam camera bag in deep, dark burgandy or a Reed Krakoff anarchy bag in dreamy dove-gray leather with a shiny chain strap, then so be it. This is, after all, also the season of cheer — and what's more cheer-inducing than a fresh new clutch, satchel, or tote? Check out these 30 joyous options, right here.
Like any good holiday tradition, one of this season's best features plenty of eye-catching treats. Only, unlike most seasonal treats, these goodies won't be causing any calorie-related remorse come January.
Made up of over a dozen new styles, Lulu Frost's latest J.Crew capsule — the duo's fifth — is filled with pieces that are bound to become year-round wardrobe mainstays: feather-shaped pendants, Swarovski crystal cluster earrings, and resin and Czech glass necklaces. All are inspired by estate-jewelry, and all embody Lulu Frost's signature vintage-glam mashup. Shop them now at J.Crew stores and online now, and hurry: Just like more sinful seasonal goodies, these guys are sure to get snatched up fast.
With classic trouser detailing, amped-up shapes, and jaunty above-the-ankle lengths, this season's wide-legged cropped pant might just be the most spirited way to experiment with fashion's new proportions. From Derek Lam to Max Mara, the Fall 2012 runways were teaming with the look, and judging by its prominence in the Resort 2013 collections (Carven, Alexander Wang) — not to mention its popularity among some of our favorite street-style regulars — it seems this pant is bound to stick around for a little while longer. Keep it chic by pairing yours with shrunken jackets and fitted knits — and don't forget the heels.
From left to right: Carven Resort 2013, courtesy of Carven; Taylor Tomasi Hill at Fall 2012 Paris Fashion Week, Greg Kessler; Derek Lam Fall 2012 runway, Getty; Max Mara Fall 2012 runway, Getty
To celebrate Yoox.com's recent launch in China, the retailer has tapped Naomi Campbell and five major designers — 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dolce & Gabbana, Masha Ma, Moschino, and Qiu Hao — to create an exclusive line of graphic, unisex tees. Drawing inspiration from the tradition and ambiance of China, each t-shirt also embodies its respective designers individual aesthetic; Phillip Lim's, for example, is emblazoned with the word "Rogue" in a floral motif reminiscent of his Spring 2013 collection, while Moschino's carries the brand's signature red heart and the word "MOSCHINA." Proceeds from the sale of each $35 shirt will go to Fashion For Relief, Campbell's not-for-profit organization that supports humanitarian causes. Click through for an up close look at each piece — as modeled by Campbell herself — available now on Yoox.com.
They're a funny thing, trends. So fickle, so unpredictable. Take J.W. Anderson's Pre-Fall 2012 checked sweater, for example. Who could have known that it would be catapulted into must-have status in the space of just a few short weeks? With its oversize silhouette and graphic pattern, there's no denying it has appeal, but after being spotted — and photographed — on the likes of Taylor Tomasi Hill, Tamu McPherson, and Julia Sarr-Jamois at last month's Milan and Paris shows, this windowpane knit seems well on its way to replacing the striped shirt as the most ubiquitous patterned pullover around. In the slideshow, a few chic options.
Street-style photos, from left to right: Taylor Tomasi Hill, Greg Kessler; Susie Lau, Getty; Julia Sarr-Jamois, Greg Kessler; Tamu McPherson, Getty
After the minimalism we saw designers exploring last week in Paris, it seems only fitting that this week's new arrivals should embody a similar modernist vibe. Colorblocked dresses, structured jackets, and tech-tastic shoes; they're all looking mighty fresh right now. We've handpicked the best of them here.
What better way to celebrate the coziest of seasons than with a nice big stack of brand-new fashion books? From a retrospective spanning Mario Testino's legendary three-decade career to a glossy-paged collection celebrating Vogue's most visionary fashion editors, this Fall's recently released batch of coffee-table tomes are filled with so much page-turning gorgeousness they're sure to keep you occupied — and inspired — from now straight through Spring's thaw. Herein, 10 volumes we just can't wait to make ours.
This season's fringed shoes may be free-spirited, but they've nothing to do with boho. In fact, with their boyish shapes, mixed-media wingtips, and spritely toe shapes, they're more gamine golfer or pixie pilgrim than anything else — and they're all the more fun for it. Herein, find 22 cheeky styles sure to make Fall dressing a breeze.
As if browsing The Outnet weren't already tempting enough, now there's a whole other reason to shop: Iris & Ink, the retailer's very own label, is finally starting to trickle onto the site. Consisting of 35 styling basics meant to pair easily with the designer pieces that The Outnet already sells, the line was created with the ultimate wardrobe in mind. Silk t-shirts, bow-neck blouses, colorblock cashmere sweaters, twill trenches, cropped trousers, and even slick leather tanks and dresses — the collection reads like a list of must haves that every woman should own, and even though the pieces are meant to be "basics," they feel so on point that there's really nothing basic about them.
"The Iris & Ink styling kit is based on all the core sell-out pieces that we just can't get enough of," Outnet creative director Mo White explained. And even better, they come in prices that won't necessarily break the bank: $85 (for a miniskirt) to $520 (for a little black dress). Click through to see a selection of pieces from the collection, available in full by Oct. 22.
In this age of instant fashion gratification, it really shouldn't be surprising that pieces from the Spring 2013 collections — which debuted only a few short weeks ago in New York — are becoming available for preorder by the minute. Yesterday it was Proenza Schouler's lust-worthy Record bag; today it's nearly the entire Cushnie et Ochs collection — and it's just as covetable as those PS bags.
Available now via the latest trunk show on Moda Operandi, the collection is filled with sexy-sleek pieces in a monochrome palette (aqua, cobalt, black, white) inspired by the beaches and architecture of co-designer Michelle Ochs's home country of the Philippines. Click through to see the options on offer, and watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the brand's Spring 2013 show, lensed by Bettina Santo Domingo. If you watch carefully you'll see cameos by Kate Bosworth, Lynn Yaeger, and Bill Cunningham who all sat front row.
They say there's a style for every mood and a mood for every season. Luckily, it just so happens that this season there are plenty of moods to choose from — especially when it comes to the latest crop of bags. Feeling sweet? Jason Wu's Daphne frame clutch, with its hand-embellished beading, may be just the thing. Craving something a little more rugged? Rag & Bone's cargo pocketed Pilot tote in whiskey-hued leather is sure to satisfy. And for those who just want something lovely to tote from point A to point B (and everywhere in between), there's a bevy of satchels, carryalls, and shoulder bags ready to do the bidding.
Photo: Greg Kessler