Posts for April 17th 2008
Fashion continues to remain youth and collaboration obsessed. Henri Bendels has announced it will be launching a limited 150 double cardigan sweater collaboration with Victor Glemaud. Traditionally a menswear designer, this will be the first time that Glemaud tackles womenswear. The sweaters will come in three combos, pale gray and bright pink; black and charcoal gray, and camel and leopard print. The 100 percent cashmere sweaters are accented with shiny gold buttons and will retail for $348 each starting this August. Bendel's vice president and fashion director, Ann Watson hopes to collaborate with a designer at least once a season. We supposed we should simply be pleased we won't have to borrow our boyfriend's cardigans anymore.
Everyone loves a papal visit, even lapsed Catholic fashionistas. Everyone adores inspecting the footwear of Pope Benedict XVI and it would seem that this trip to America is no exception for the fashion faithful. Pope Benedict is bringing sexy back, or at least the tradition of red loafers. The conservative pope hopes to bring back a more traditional Catholicism but we say if it looks this good then we might be able control ourselves. "Mea Culpa! Forgive me father for I have sinned. I wore brown loafers!"
And active wear no longer means sweat pants. Surprise surprise that sleek silhouettes are popular even when you are out for a jog. We assume after all that is why you are out for a jog in the first place.
You could always forego the trip to Spain, buy this frock, and hop a jet to Mexico City. The Mint Jodi Arnold Side Button Dress has us thinking of immediate departures. A strong color for summer, particularly cobalt, will surely make the season (as limited as it is) seem more fashionable. We saw this color in the Richard Chai and Helmut Lang shows for spring, and, many a Fall 07 collection sampled the hue. Stop blow drying your hair, use olive oil as moisturizer, sweep the most basic rouge across your cheeks (while wearing this dress, of course) and you've got sexy down pat. Screw Bridal Week, go find yourself a single caballero.
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Whether your Spring look is crafty-chic or boho casual, today's Must Reads have something for everyone. Find new looks in today's posts from:
Fashion Pad helps a reader add to her weekend wardrobe.
The competition is heating up between online retailers, reports Fashion-Fox.
All Lacquered Up reviews Chanel's Spring 2008 cosmetics collection.
The Daily Obsession chronicles a visit to Shobha.
Fendi's new crafty-cute clutch has Bag Dream in love.
>> Prepare yourselves, ladies, the Fall 2008 Marc Jacobs puffy headband may be the new Prada turban. You remember last year, when the Olsens made that turban the "it" accessory of the season. Wittingly or unwittingly, Mary-Kate went for "it" headwear, round two, by wearing the attention-grabbing MJ piece to the New Yorkers For Children Fool's Fete gala this evening. If it shows up on Ashley's head in the next bit, you'll know: Turban status, cemented.