'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.
Margherita Missoni's legions of fans across the world have a chance to buy pieces of her eclectic wardrobe — and to support a good cause in the process.
Starting today, the ecommerce site will offer over 70 pieces from Missoni's vintage collection, including accessories, separates, and gowns, that range in price from $110 to $990. All but one of the pieces — a blue Pachamama sweater that Missoni's grandmother bought for her in London — are Missoni, and many of them have a special significance for her. In the video below, Missoni highlights a sweater that reminds her of New York and an evening gown she wore on the first work trip she took with her future husband. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to OrphanAid Africa, a children's charity Missoni has supported for nearly a decade.
"Sometimes life has really been too generous with me, and this is definitely the case with clothes," Missoni says. "But now it's time to release them and the energy which surrounds them. If I didn't, I would need life to be just as generous in terms of closet space, homes, and even more patience from my husband."
A look at some of the pieces from the sale here in the gallery.
Photos courtesy of Yoox.com.
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
Just in time for Resort 2013, Marni has introduced a classic doctor bag to its accessories lineup — and this one comes complete with a Holiday-ready twist: serious hardware in the form of gleaming jewel and metal appliqués. With its quirky geometric pattern and its structured, masculine silhouette, this bag strikes such a perfect balance between tough and sweet that it may just be the prescription for of-the-moment seasonal chic. Look for the bag ($2,610) in Marni boutiques now or on Marni.com later this month — or click through the slideshow for some of our favorite similar picks.
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
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.