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Posts for December 2008
Donna Karan has announced that she will not use fur in her Fall 2009 collection--no doubt, thanks to relentless pressure from PETA. In 2008 PETA initiated a campaign against Karan after she had 'promised' that she would not use fur in her Fall 2008 collection and then failed to do so. After numerous protests outside of her boutiques and fashion shows and an entire website dedicated toward her usage of fur, called, DonnaKaranBunnyButcher.com (now shut down), it seems Karan is finally submitting to PETA's demands. PETA, who has been partially responsible for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger's abstinence from fur, is now primarily targeting Giorgio Armani.
Holidays are not only meant for swilling alcohol, getting dressed up, and giving gifts...they're also a much needed break from our non-stop schedule. For many of us, holiday time equals personal time--even if it's just a home-spa session or a chance to sit down and watch a movie. To that end, here is our top ten list of holiday comforts. From movies to spa treatments, we think this might be our favorite part of the holiday season.
From delicate and dainty to downright bondage-inspired, ankle-wrapped shoes are a big hit for spring. With a little extra support around the ankle you'll feel that much more poised in your sky-high heels--not to mention more noticeable as these shoes are hard to miss. Our favorites are the Loeffler Randall Sigrid Banded Pump because they are a perfect mix of dainty and tough. To see our Spring 2009 trend report on bondage-inspired dresses, click here.
When was the last time you tripped over a Jason Wu frock in a clothing store or discovered the Jason Wu cardigan of your dreams online? Yeah, we're pretty sure that's what Jason Wu is up to with launching a line of exclusives this Fall 2009, customizable to to his buyers and positioned as DIY exclusives for various stores. The young designer launched his line in 2006, remember, so there's still time for him to increase his socklist and expand his brand. Michelle Obama wore a Jason Wu dress just before the election and this year the designer was a finalist for the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund award, so we'd say he's still doing quite well for himself. That said, we're looking forward to seeing his next collection on shelves.
To see the breezy, colorful Spring 2009 Jason Wu collection, click here.
There is no nicer image to us than cotton pajamas on Christmas morning and if you should be sans-Grandma there's no reason why you can't really ham it up. Curl up on the couch in these his and hers union suits (both on sale) and send a live Christmas card to your friends and family. They will love it. If you're a onesy fan, check out our Spring 2009 trend report on the look.
Hiring someone to give you a closet makeover is the new personal shopper--that is, if you need someone to explain to you how to layer.
Refinery 29 wraps up 50 brands, people, and mags that kicked the bucket in 2008. However helpful, be warned of nostalgia pangs and watering eyes.
In other news...
Global warming must be good for millinery because covering up your precious scalp and shielding your face was on the mind of many designers for Spring 2009. Everything from knit wraps (which were everywhere) and sun hats to architectural marvels found there way into collections. Here from Anna Sui, Milly by Michelle Smith, Joanna Mastroianni, Iodice, Ports 1961, Marc Jacobs, Y3, Alexander Wang, Catherine Holstein, Erin Fetherston, and Nicole Miller.