For those of you who work close to seven days a week, it's possible that the only chance you have to slip out of town is that rare overnight adventure. Let's invent an occasion, shall we? Okay, you're working a half day on Saturday (way to put your foot down!) and plan to hop on the motorcycle or into the convertible no later than five p.m. (read: travel clothing, wind protection, water, music), it's a two hour journey and upon arrival you and your xyz plan to dine, drink, dance, and swim (read: two easy outfits, uh, easily). The next afternoon, after a long, leisurely brunch (read: you don't even get out of bed until 12pm, and, for the sake of the perfectly packed bag, let's just say you slept sans sleepwear), you travel home with your one bag and one companion, having officially decompressed in exactly 24 hours. What do you need to pack? We've a roundup below. Let's just say the city heat has us dreaming of escape (even a modest one) and we thought, if we were thinking this way, you might be too. Just look at the styling options!
Posts for July 9th 2008
>> If Frida Giannini is aiming for her Gucci customer to be one Rachel Zoe, nothing says it stronger than the flowy printed maxi dresses and one-shouldered bohemian blouses that she sent out as Gucci's Resort 2009 collection.
Shown in Rome to celebrate the brand's 70th anniversary and a re-opening flagship, the collection will surely please those who hanker for a Hermes scarf-like minidress or a pair of fringed espadrille wedges. Guests who were left waiting for their rides to the show venue, however, were less impressed, remarking that if Tom Ford were still at Gucci, the cars wouldn't have been late, and the drivers would have been handsome and topless . . .
Gucci Resort 2009 Afterparty; Rome, July 8.
We've been hearing whispers about LD Tuttle for a few months now, by way of the line being carried by OAK and Steven Alan. LD Tuttle, launched in 2005 by husband and wife team, Richard Lidinsky and Tiffany Tuttle, is really picking up steam this summer with a collection that features cut-out flats and heels. This particular aesthetic has been successful for many designers this season (i.e. Opening Ceremoney and Troupe to name a few at the same relative price point) in part, because it offers something as breathable as ordinary sandals but not quite as flimsy. Tiffany Tuttle, in addition to hitting the mark this summer with her ventilated shoes, is a designer that seems to have the resume for staying power. Educated at Princeton, she pursued fashion by way of a post graduated degree from FIT. After her studies commenced, she worked for Givenchy in Paris and then as an associate designer for Rebecca Taylor. Once Tuttle realized her dream was to design footwear and accessories, she packed up and moved to Milan to study the craft. Tiffany Tuttle isn't your average Lower East Side hipster who happened to get lucky in outsourcing to the right places and knowing the right people. At this lucky time in the season, most of LD Tuttle's Summer offerings are on sale which makes this the perfect time (if you haven't done so already) for a test drive.