>> Spring has officially sprung — and the chicest new pieces of the season are all right here. Click through to shop just-in pieces — from Robert Clergerie's jute espadrilles for Carven to Prabal Gurung's violet orchid-print shorts to Kelly Wearstler's rustic-cut turquoise studs, and more — right here.
Sneak Peek — The Complete Anthropologie Capsules From Gregory Parkinson, Karen Walker, John Patrick, and More
Because everyone loves a good collaboration: in just a few short days Anthropologie will launch Made in Kind, a new ecommerce platform featuring 11 exclusive capsule collections from some of the most intriguing designers around. Among those involved in the project's April 5 debut? Established favorites Karen Walker, Gregory Parkinson, and John Patrick; up-and-comers Samantha Pleet and Charlotte Linton; and newbies Rachel Rose and Koto Bolofo.
With pieces priced from $84 to $470, the various collections offer an accessible introduction to each designer's respective aesthetic: there are whimsically printed dresses in vintage silhouettes from Karen Walker, clean-lined blouses and bottoms in sustainable fabrics from John Patrick, and hand-dyed tops and skirts in vivid hues from Gregory Parkinson. "I think women who say 'I never wear print or color' will be surprised when they try on these items," Parkinson says of his collection.
Click through for a complete look at some of our favorite collections from the Made in Kind project, all of which will be available exclusively on Anthropologie.com starting April 5.
>> Starting Thursday, fans of Pamela Love's geo-tribal cuffs, rings, and statement necklaces will get the chance to preorder the designer's Fall 2012 collection via Moda Operandi. In honor of the trunk sale — and Love's first time on the site — Bettina Santo Domingo went behind the scenes at the designer's studio, capturing the thought process and handiwork that go into each piece. "For the first time ever I was extremely inspired by the architecture from the 1920s in New York City," Love explains in the video. "It's really unique for me because normally I'm very focused on other parts of the world, but for this season I was really focused on the place that I live in." Get an up-close look at the designer at work — set to "Out of My Head" by Shadows On Stars — in the exclusive video below, then scroll down for a peek at some of the gorgeous pieces that will be available for preorder at the trunk show.
>> Old world tradition meets new world luxury in Maiyet. The brainchild of human rights lawyer Paul van Zyl, social entrepreneur Daniel Lubetzky, and fashion industry veteran Kristy Caylor, Maiyet merges the talents of traditional artisans from all over the globe with the kind of high-end design aesthetic and attention to detail not normally associated with socially-conscious clothing.
"We are pioneering a new luxury by celebrating the rare and unexpected — rare skill sets from unexpected places. So we incorporate old traditions in untraditional ways, and in doing so we promote entrepreneurship, prosperity, and dignity in the places that need it most," Caylor explains. That means block prints from Jaipur, hand embroidery from India, metal work from Nairobi, and leather craft from Italy are all carefully developed with the original artisans — and then integrated into a modern collection of ready-to-wear, jewelry, shoes, and handbags.
Now the line — first launched in Paris for Spring 2012 — has just landed in the US, exclusively at Barneys. An up-close look at pieces from the collection ($595–$2,400) — plus a peek at the entire Cass Bird-lensed ad campaign starring Daria Werbowy and styled by Lori Goldstein — here, in the slideshow.
>> Is there anything better than a brand-new season? Spring pieces are rolling into the shops, and we're in a warm-weather state of mind. Jute bags, striped tennies, and floral prints galore — they're all right here in our best-of-what's-new roundup. Shop them now.
>> Karl mania has officially hit. The lines for the pop-up shops in New York, Paris, London, Sydney, and Berlin are snaking out the doors — and the collection is finally available for purchase on Net-A-Porter. Here's a look at the entire Karl lookbook, which hit Vogue UK and The Cut today and features over 70 pieces — including pants, sweatshirts, skirts, shirts, dresses, t-shirts, shoes, and bags — in Lagerfeld's signature black, white, gray, silver, burgundy, and pink. Prices range from $50 to over $1,000.
>> Suddenly they're everywhere. Isabel Marant's have a built-in wedge, Marc Jacobs's have a '90s nostalgic vibe, and Lanvin's are jewel-printed and cap-toed. From the street to the runways, it seems that pumped-up kicks may just be the shoe of the moment. Click through to shop 20 drool-worthy styles, now.
>> Taylor Tomasi Hill's mini collection for Lane Crawford launched this week in Hong Kong, and now it's available to shop online — worldwide. The seven-piece capsule — priced from $250 to $510 on LaneCrawford.com — embodies just the kind of irreverent chic that's made Tomasi Hill a street style favorite. Among the goodies: a strapless tux dress, a flippy sequined mini, vividly-hued floral-print pants, an ivory-and-hot pink pencil skirt, and a leather-and-lace blouse. "I am fond of things that don't necessarily look as they should go together," Tomasi Hill — who recently signed on as Moda Operandi's artistic director — explains. "Something unexpected always adds an element of interest to an outfit." Click through to see the entire collection — including the lookbook, which Tomasi Hill also styled and modeled.
>> Bundle up. The parka had a big presence on the Fall 2011 runways — from Rag & Bone to Altuzarra (left), the options on offer were aplenty. And with the likes of Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, and Alexander Wang all showing versions of the parka's lighter-weight cousin — the anorak — for Spring 2012, it seems that sporty toppers are here to stay. Click through for five stylish ways to wear yours, this Winter and beyond.
Photo by Greg Kessler
>> Falling temperatures and dry air can wreak havoc on hair and skin — not to mention the fragile beauty psyche. Update your routine and stay fresh as Spring with these Winter-ready beauty essentials. With natural ingredients, delicate fragrances, and lush textures, these ten products — some new, some tried-and-true — are sure to keep you gorgeous even through the coldest seasonal chills.
>> Keep your resolutions — and your chic. In high-octane hues, ergonomic silhouettes, and techy fabrics, these 20 super-stylish workout options are sure to keep you moving this Winter — and beyond. Click through to shop now.
Photo via Vogue Italia
>> It's time to shine. Party-ready pumps, high-shine wedges, and sparkling sandals; they're the perfect antidote to any Holiday dressing dilemma. Here, 25 gorgeous picks to help you put your best foot forward for the New Year — and beyond.
>> The best of the new arrivals, all in one place. With the flood of Resort 2012 pieces taking over stores, a few Spring 2012 items trickling in, and all the Holiday 2011 items still lingering about, the shopping options this time of year seem nearly endless. So, which of the just-in pieces are topping our list this week? Think ponyhair pumps from Alexander McQueen, a hyper-floral shift from Erdem, and drool-worthy handbags from 3.1 Phillip Lim — just to name a few. Shop all those, plus more, here in the slideshow.
>> Bright citron solids, breezy stripes, and some very luxe-looking bags are already making their way into H&M stores for Spring 2012. Click through to preview the latest selection — plus see more of what's to come — all here in a brand-new mini lookbook modeled by Liya Kebede.
>> Shine on. Cleverly composed with eye-catching colors and high-impact jewels, these glimmering rings — like little works of art — make a statement all their own.
>>'Tis the season for cocktail parties, cozy dinners, and lots of holiday cheer. Get in the spirit — and bypass the traditional — with these gorgeous home entertaining essentials. No matter your style, we've gathered over 30 holiday-perfect goodies guaranteed to get your home looking chic — from now through the New Year. Click through for five inspiring looks.
Photo Courtesy of West Elm
Ever wonder how a fashion editor determines her favorite items and top picks? It's essentially our job to shop — to sift through the newest of the new, the chicest of the chic, the most-wanted of the wanted. Every day we scour the four corners of the shopping world — from huge e-commerce sites to the tiniest indie boutique — to find you the pieces you didn't even know you needed. That said, it's hard not to shop for ourselves when we're constantly inundated with all those amazing goods. In this new series, we challenge our editors to spend $500 on their Winter wardrobes — just to see what they would pick for themselves. Next up, Christina Pérez, associate editor at our sister site, Fashionologie. Click through to see how she spends her money now.
I tend to gravitate toward pretty simple items that I know will mix easily with things I already own. I like clean shapes, tactile fabrics, and neutral colors — with a gorgeous print or bold hue thrown in here and there for good measure. When I'm shopping, I try to think "versatility" — if I can think of several ways to wear one item, then I know it was meant to be mine.
Photo: Thomas Beckner
>> Escape the gift-buying bustle and cold-city hustle — the season's sunnier side is all about jet-setting in style. In bold primary hues, graphic prints, and easy shapes, these pack-now essentials will have you in a cruise state of mind in no time. See them all now.
Photo: Stella McCartney Resort 2012, courtesy of Getty
>> This holiday-perfect style — spotted during Paris Fashion Week at the Fall 2011 Junko Shimada show — combines the sophistication of classic red with the playfulness of this year's brights for a lip look that really pops. To replicate, use an angled brush to apply an orange-ish red just to the outer edge of lips, then gently fill in the center of lips with a vibrant fuchsia. Use a finger to gently blend the line outward. Keep the look chic by choosing lip colors of similar vibrancy and opaqueness, and be sure to leave the rest of the face minimal — a light sweep of shimmer across the eyes and a bit of mascara are all you need. See below for our picks to make this style yours, now.