>> The newest need-now pieces — all here, and all freshly available from our favorite online shops. Think breezy Resort-ready dresses, glittery Holiday jewels, cozy colorblock sweaters, sky-high ankle-strap pumps — and more. Click through to shop the best of the just-ins, now.
Posts for November 30th 2011
>> Fashion videos are a dime a dozen these days, but Madewell takes the concept a step further with their new holiday video. The choose-your-own-adventure video — which employs user-directed technology — gives the viewer five seconds to make choices like tea with Dree Hemingway vs. coffee with stylist Marina Munoz; shoes vs. purses; and sparkles or confetti. "What makes the video so amazing is that you control it," says Madewell’s head of design Kin Ying Lee. "You choose every direction the video takes — from what pieces she wears to which party she goes to — the options are endless. It's completely addicting." [The Moment]
>> Kicking off the Pre-Fall 2012 season is Alastair Carr's third collection for Pringle. "I looked at the classic knit pieces in the archives and wanted to twist things up a bit," he told Style.com of his latest offering. Seams and sweaters are literally twisted; the Pringle argyle has been amplified and sewn on sweaters in colored crystals; and Carr replaced the classic twinset with a "triple set": a coat, sweater, and trousers. The graffiti print pants and dresses, meanwhile, were drawn from an image the designer snapped of Paris street art.
>> From recent releases to much-loved classics, these coffee table tomes promise to make the perfect addition to any fashion fiend's collection. Featuring drop-dead images from legendary photographers like Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, and Richard Avedon; insider info from industry icons Daphne Guinness, Carine Roitfeld, and Valerie Steele; and sublime collections from Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, and more — these 15 books are some of the chicest to give this holiday season. After all, there's nothing like being well-dressed and well-read.