If we posted every sample sale flyer and retail happening in New York we'd be up to our ears in work and our non-New York readers would be rather upset, but, when it stands as an excuse to talk about a designer we love then we let it slide. Anya Hindmarch's art deco-inspired bags have been on our mind since the moment we first saw them. Her handbags have high marks in the glamour department but have yet to become shallow status bags--which should probably explain why Hindmarch's diffusion line sold out on Target.com in just two minutes. So, New York ladies, visit the sample sale happening next week and non-New York ladies never fear, Fall styles are starting to be marked down online and on Hindmarch's website. What's more, the famed Target collection has been recently replenished--and that's lucky for all of us. To see the Fall 2008 Anya Hindmarch Look Book, click here.
Posts for November 12th 2008
No one, especially in New York, can be high-fashion and fabulous all the time--no matter your age, income, or geographic location everyone, once in a while, needs to run to the store to get milk. With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up we can't help but endorse a product that scores a little higher in the comfort department than most of our fashion suggestions. On the bright side we think Penfield has the most chic coats in this category. Pair this Novi Penfield coat ($200) with slim dark jeans, a pair of riding boots, and a knit hat and you'll be warm, comfortable, and not embarrassed to run into someone you know in the grocery store. For all the chic cotton pairings to wear under the fabulously warm coat, check out Net-a-Porter's 'home comforts' shopping list. You'd be surprised what a cotton jumpsuit will do to your life...
We know Loeffler Randall makes really beautiful clothing and handbags now but we can't seem to stop obsessing over the shoes. Last night, we went to a Pas de Deux press preview and when we realized we were standing in front of the ankle boots (top left) we've been eyeing for months--we nearly lost our concentration completely. Literally, it was all we could do not to pick them up and ask to try them on in our size. More on the loveliness of Pas de Deux later, for now, check out the entire Fall 2008 Loeffler Randall look book right here.
You've seen the trend galleries and the presence of them on the e-commerce sites, it stands to be seen that leggings are not going anywhere anytime soon. On the bright side, gone are the tunics that gave them such a bad reputation in the first place--at least on the runway. Now leggings, economical for both fashion designers and their loyal customers, have gone luxe. From Gareth Pugh to Rag & Bone (left) it seems leggings are now just another form of trouser and, given how comfortable women have become with showing off their waistline and hips--they're still a top choice among fashionistas of all walks of life. Could women, that said, be ready for the next level? Yesterday we noticed a pant-less trend on the Spring 09 catwalks, and, in today's Topshop Hoiday spread, a sequin pair of knickers made us think it an actual possibility. For now, let's just say we're happy fashion has made a truce with leggings. After all, how else would we show off all of those fabulous ankle boots?
Let's just say it's not the kind of the clothing you would wear to visit with the relatives, in fact, you might want to save most of it for New Year's Eve. Topshop has jazzed up holiday, leaving no clutch nor glove unturned. If you have a simple black dress we suggest making it more lively with Topshop's stand-out accessories. If you're far, far away from anyone you're related to, well, slip on those sequin knickers and hit the town. To see the Topshop Holiday 08 Look Book, click here.
It has been reported that Vena Cava is on the hunt for new office chairs and a financial advisor to take their business to the next level. Young designers make for much better interview subjects.
LVMH 'clarified' that despite a quick drop in stocks yesterday, their China sales are doing quite well indeed. And then WWD finished the article off with a quick sentence about how LVMH stock is trading at about half as much as it was in January.
European luxury brands are warming up to the idea of treating bloggers and online editors like real people which isn't exactly the way WWD put it but there are two sides to every coin.
Macy's reports third quarter loses of 44 million dollars. Chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Terry J. Lundgren, articulated that the retailer is still doing well compared to its competitors.
London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2009, Photos by D. Martindale