We've noticed a bloomer trend on the Spring 09 catwalks and now, just in time for New Year's Eve, holiday versions are cropping up. Pair bloomers with opaque tights, strong heels, a cotton basic, and a boyfriend blazer and you've got yourself a chic going-out outfit. This trend, of course, is not for everyone but we will say that those we've seen it on have been women of all shapes and sizes--not just model-sized gals. At any rate, if this is something you might like to try out, there are plenty of options under 100 dollars. Out two favorites are the Silence and Noise Ruffled Tap Pant ($32, left) and the Topshop Sequin Knicker Hot Pant ($50). Better to buy them on the cheap, just in case you change your mind at the last minute...
Posts for December 3rd 2008
The statement necklace is here to stay and this Spring 2009 there were two distinct (but equally covetable) camps. Bauble necklaces cropped up at Burberry and Marni, they were colorful and mis-matched for the artistic Type-B chicsters. Then, there were those on the straight and narrow. Geometric necklaces cropped up at United Bamboo and VPL and they were Type-A all the way. The rule with personality types, remember, is that few people are just one type or the other. Bauble or geometric, it could just depend on the day.
Click on the brand name to see the Spring 09 runway show.
Remember when you were a college student and you became self-righteous about the environment and the government and went on and on about how you wished you were French because they don't consume to excess? Well, now is your chance to relive those glory days with vegan leather goods as gifts to your friends and family! Only kidding, in fact these vegan handbags are far from immature. Matt & Nat handbags are priced around two hundred dollars and come in all kinds of metallic and exposed zip trendiness. Made of 100% vegan materials they are both fashionable and socially responsible and that, college confidence or no, is something to feel strongly about. This rice paper zip clutch is our personal favorite but you can find other awesome examples right here.
There's no better feeling than wearing high heels during the day, but, unless you want to cab your way through life, they need be less than four inches in height. A good day heel will take you places, there's no doubt about that. Miu Miu put out a perfect pair in, so far, three different colors. If you're going to spend over four hundred dollars on shoes, you should be able to wear them in broad daylight.
Cartier, Vanity Fair, And The Museum Of Contemporary Art Host A Private Dinner In Honor Of Artist Anri Sala
12/02/08. Photos courtesy of A. Tamargo/Wireimage
All of the big names in American fashion submitted their sketches to WWD yesterday as they prepare their pitch to dress Michelle Obama on inauguration night. The big hitters, we think, were the designer's who understood Michelle's classic low-profile style.
Suzy Menkes writes on the rugged knits so popular in the Fall 08 menswear shows and makes the allusion to a declining economy and the need for comfort. She writes, "...no young banker wants to wear knitwear the color of a pink "you're laid off" slip".
WWD picked up the "Anna Wintour will resign/be replaced" story and gets "unfounded" quotes at every turn. A wrap up of the rumors is pitted against the official word.