Greg Chait went from Ksubi and now, with his new line The Elder Statesman, to cashmere. At over two thousand dollars for a pullover that looks (at least online) like something you would find in a tourist trap, you better believe that fabric sourcing is the key here. His blankets have a lifetime guarantee and his clothing is meant to look as delicately rumpled on gals as it does on guys--you know, for the morning-after. The Elder Statesman is picking up steam, check out the WWD and November Men's Vogue article for more.
Posts for December 2008
Without making a big deal of it (at least on this side of the pond) Topshop went ahead and launched into a major post-Holiday sale this afternoon. Capsule offerings from Peter Jensen, Ashish, and Simone Shailles are now 50% off, making the Topshop collab price point hover right around one hundred dollars. We're off to drink hot chocolate and watch old movies (Merry Christmas!) but we know what we're doing when everyone starts to get tired in an hour or two. That is, if we can manage to kick our little brother off the computer (yes, singular) in time to snag this Peter Jensen Prom Dress and these $25 dollar hot pink zebra shorts for good measure. It's so much nicer shopping from home, isn't it? Happy holidays!
We've another Network Partner joining our lovely Coutorture Community that you must check out--his blog, Another Normal, features photos of the loveliest windows in fashion, and he takes them all himself. A professional photographer that has worked for Estee Lauder and the like, Rudy Pospisil publishes photos of fashion windows worldwide and it is our honor to include him in our Network. Check out a gallery of his work below and of course, his blog, right here.
Catwalk Queen has the details on the current Agent Provocateur ad campaign which features Alice Dellal, Helena Christensen, and the brand's founder, Joe Corre, in addition to info on the store openings and ad campaigns in the pipeline.
We were resisting the urge to write about this but it seems everywhere we turn there is evidence to prove that UGG boots are still selling like hot cakes. Today WWD reported that UGG was responsible for carrying independent retailers through an ugly weekend of slow sales and bad weather. To prove the point, or strictly by coincidence, Racked snapped a picture of the line outside of the Soho store and Fashionista posted on their overall amazement. This, in the end, opened the floodgates for commenters who, for the most part, only confirmed the strange phenomenon with enthusiasm. We're not saying that UGGs have been eradicated from New York but, we will say, this is a perfect example of when it pays not to live here--sometimes it can actually make you really, really out of touch. With a little research we learned that every major retailer still stocks them with the exception of Net-a-Porter, who seems to be stocking a replica brand. Who knew?
Refinery 29 put together a great round-up of the yellow-y gold we've been seeing on the streets--looks like Muiccia Prada, for the first time ever, was beaten to the punch.
Bebe is testing out a concept store, called 2b, for young women who aspire to the bebe lifestyle. There's something about encouraging young women to dress like striving trophy wives that rubs us the wrong way.
Fashionista makes a case for Caroline Kennedy--who has set her sights on the New York Senate seat soon to be departed by Hillary Clinton--and lets us know that this beauty once shaved off her eyebrow in an act of defiance.
All Laquered Up covers the Chanel Spring 2009 makeup collection with images of their two perfectly fresh shades of nail polish.
The Yves Saint Laurent-inspired Resort 09 collection from Marc Jacobs was downright sexy and evoked a rich, streamlined look that we find perfect for resort. Jacobs, as we saw this Spring 2009, does magpie well but we also enjoy his more concentrated efforts--even if there is less to look at. The silk pieces in this collection are perfect for resort as some customers will find themselves wanting a breezy dress for their vacation, while others just need a holiday party outfit or a jolt of color in their all-black wardrobe. Put simply, Jacobs covers all of his bases in this mid-season collection without ever being plain.