We're currently in the market for a fringe vest like the those we've seen on fashionistas since the weather has gotten colder. In the end, it's a choice between something a little more accessible and feminine, like the WPQ vest from Pixie Market, or more edgy and substantial (not to mention, expensive), like Pencey's version at OAK. Whichever you prefer, this is a warm way to represent the luxe trend from Fall 08--we think this is the kind of trend you'll kind of live in.
Posts for November 7th 2008
Last night we attended the Juicy Couture Flagship store opening and boy, was it inspired--we arrived early to take some pictures of the store which, we will say, is massive. In fact, what seemed like modest second floor from the entrance was, once upstairs, quite sprawling with rooms. Once the guests started arriving we found ourselves falling into a kind of Gatsbyesque stupor, we thought,
"When I grow up I want to have a biiiiig store of Fifth Avenue and in the windows there will be dancing ballerinas and in the doorways, men in suit jackets. When I walk upstairs there will be men on stilts in marching band coats and when I get to the top, cakes of all varieties. In the store there will be enough candy, fur, and pajama pants for a whole lifetime and..."
At which point we were snapped back into reality by Ann Slowey who muttered the words "baaaaar" as she walked past us in her sky-high suede platforms. There were other interesting fashion characters there, like Julie Macklowe dressed noticeably in Chanel with her hair pulled back like a teenager. There was, just before, Martha Stewart, taking photos with her digital camera, seemingly oblivious to the people as she was so enchanted by the spectacle of the whole thing. There were actresses of young ages, socialites of young ages, actual everyday children, and some New York-type adults throwing back the champagne and taking a load off.
Juicy founders, Pamela Skaist and Gela Nash-Taylor, worked the red carpet in black princess dresses--it was fitting extravagance for a Juicy Couture party in Gotham City.
The first thing that struck us when we saw this exit as part of the Christopher Kane Spring 2009 runway show was how fresh and daring the color palette was. Chocolate brown, leopard print, pale pink, and burnt orange are not exactly a go-to combination when you're getting ready in the morning. In spirit of orange; a color we will be seeing often this Spring 09, here are some pieces in that range that we find alarmingly mix and matchable. To see the entire Christopher Kane Spring 2009 runway show, click here.
The Thakoon for Target collection, which will hit shelves in a few short weeks, is a major crowd-pleaser--resort-friendly with fantastic bold prints, when fashionistas wear these duds in December it should be hard to miss..
In Fifth Avenue news...the Louis Vuitton store will unveil their holiday decorations this weekend with translucent, multi-color monogram wrapping on the exterior of the building. The installation was created by none other than Takashi Murakami.