There are quite a few trends from the Spring 2009 season and what better way to discuss them than to mention those tailor-made for a New Year's Eve outfit. Appropriate any of these ten trends on December 31st and you could officially call yourself ahead of the curve. Check out our picks in the gallery below!
Posts for December 2008
One of the reasons we like sequins is that they give texture to a garment and these colorful examples are just over the top. Extra large sequins came from everyone from Miu Miu to Topshop and the results are, well, hard to miss. Just looking at these pieces makes us want to ring in the new year. Just don't wear them all at once!
The Thakoon for Target collection has sold out for the most part (who knows if a replenishment is on its way) but the next Go International project is fully underway. Despite rumors that the Hayden Harnett For Target handbag range hasn't arrived in many Target locations, it is available online as of today. We've never been huge fans of the handbag and shoe collaborations simply because (cough) quality control is an issue, but we're also fans of Hayden Harnett and think this collection looks rather cute. See for yourself!
We're just going to go ahead and say it--there are some moments when staying in on New Year's Eve is an alluring possibility. Whether it was traveling for the holidays or that seasonal cold that finally got the best of you, there's always the option of a home spa session, old movie, and good night's sleep. All the sparkly bits soon, but, just in case, here are some deals that would make staying in a luxe option indeed.
Amazon has DVDs you can rent on demand for just a dollar or two, and, they've plenty of DVDs for purchase marked down to less than $15 dollars. Pick up a few and give them as gifts if you change your mind.
Fashion In 50 Seconds 12/29/08 Chanel Lay-offs, New Year's Resolutions, Kurt Geiger Spring, Eco Ferragamo
France is experiencing a wave of lay-offs starting with Chanel who will lay off 200 employees on December 31. Those leaving the company are said to have short-term contracts with the fashion house or are otherwise engaged on an interim basis. Those lavish midseason shows must really rub some of them the wrong way, no?
New Year's resolutions from some of your favorite designers and it-girls in New York. No matter how slice it, resolutions are self-indulgent--don't blame the beautiful people.
Kurt Geiger might be straight off the high street but that doesn't mean these shoes don't merit a preview. Over in London, mass-market fashion is given a shout out.
Ferragamo has created a range of environmentally-friendly handbags poised to hit stores this Spring. The Eco Ferragamo collection is biodegradable, water-resistant, and colored with metal-free dyes.
It might not have been an overwhelming trend this time around but scarves do crop up every season and what makes them of interest to us this Spring 09 is how they can present themselves as an affordable way to make your look feel new. Whether cinched at the waist, wrapped around the head, or draped around the neck these scarves (whether you got them from Hermes or the street vendor) can make quite an impact. Check out examples from the Spring 09 season below, with links to the designer's show beneath each picture.
This January 21st JCrew will hold their first public sample sale in New York with sample-only merch marked up to 70% off. Racked reported on the sale this morning after discovering links to the news through the ever-dedicated JCrew Aficionada. We're excited about this sale, although we're not willing to take an elbow for a cable knit--hopefully the fact that it spans four days will make it a rather peaceful event. If you should be elsewhere, J.Crew is having some killer sales online right now. Take an extra 20% off sale items without so much as a glimpse of an elbow. Sounds like a good deal to us.
The Thakoon for Target collection isn't slated to hit shelves until tomorrow but it's available online right now. Check out the Thakoon page on Target.com you'll see the countdown and promotional video still in tact, however, if you conduct a search for the brand you'll find the entire capsule collection at your fingertips. We just ordered the Shibori Woven Dress without trouble...Happy Thakoon shopping!