Posts for July 15th 2008
When it's sweltering, the only thing you can safely pile-on, aside from sunblock, is jewelry. Perhaps you've hit the point, like we have, where the novelty of summertime clothing has worn off, and all your left with is your favorite cut-offs and thinest t-shirts. A few odds and ends might rejuvenate things a bit. We have to say that jewelry is, more or less, something we just kind of forget to wear. A few years ago, however, we learned a valuable lesson that has given us our own jewelry-manifesto. Back when the Lizzie Fortunato girls were fresh out of college we attended one of their trunk shows and bought a necklace that was as heavy as a handbag and completely crazy and stunning. It was at this point that we realize that jewelry can actually make and outfit--even one as simple as a t-shirt and jean shorts. We know at this time in the season, people are making shortlists of what should be their best fall wardrobe to-date. To that end, we think it's wise to give your July/August wardrobe some last-minute love. We've put together our favorite big, bright necklaces that will make you no less hot and a lot more stylish.
Tiffany & Co lost to Ebay in a lawsuit against Ebay claiming that the auction house is responsible for the sale of counterfeit goods. Earlier this summer LVMH won against Ebay in a similar battle but it seems the tides are changing; at least to American companies. As WWD reports, "Judge Richard Sullivan ruled that it is the burden of Tiffany, not eBay, to maintain and enforce its mark". Tiffany plans to appeal the ruling. When the Olympic Games kick off, this August 8th, clothing store Opening Ceremony will host a 72-hour party in both their New York and Los Angeles locations. Scrabble games, ice cream trucks, and limited edition Nike merch will occupy partygoers time. We wonder which dedicated hipsters will make it all 72 hours without passing out or going bankrupt. Diane Von Furstenberg will launch a capsule collection with Warner Brothers pivoting on the comic book character, Wonder Woman. Sales from the collection will help raise money for Vital Voices Global Partnership, which seeks to empower female entrepreneurs. The collection will pull from Wonder Woman's famous uniform and spawn quirky frocks (right), leather accessories, and footwear. Hemlines are dropping in accordance with the stock market. Suzy Menkes for The International Herald Tribune writes today on recession-foreshadowing trends and the desire to cover up when the economy is suffering. Menkes warns us to expect weather-appropriate versions of the maxi to surface come Fall, because, unfortunately, we'll still be in the thick of it.