>> Accessories designer Wendy Nichol is launching handmade clothing to go with her two-year-old line of bags and jewelry. Featuring cropped blouses, long blazers, and silky shorts, the lingerie-inspired collection is meant to be mixed-and-matched; "It’s about layering," Nichol explains. Click through for a peek at some of the looks that populate the new line.
Posts for August 24th 2011
>> A century's worth of antique finds goes into each bracelet, necklace, and pair of earrings in Lisa Salzer's new 100 Year Collection for Lulu Frost. Inspired by Salzer's own collection of vintage jewels, this new batch of stunners was created with the same type of re-mix artistry that went into last April's 100 Year Necklace; each piece features no less than six vintage jewels, all originating from a different era between the years 1860 and 1960. Here's an up-close look at each of the new pieces, currently available in a special vintage sale at Moda Operandi.
>> Erin Wasson's collection for Zadig and Voltaire doesn't hit Net-a-Porter until next month, but here's a look at some of the items you'll find. Released to Who What Wear yesterday, these images reveal that the pieces are just as highly-covetable as we've been expecting — there's a sequined leopard jacket, a cropped leather vest with oversized buckles, and a very chic western-style shirt. Click through to see those and more, plus a few extra images from the Fred Meylan-shot lookbook.
>> Ease into cooler weather — and add longevity to your Summer basics — by copying this street-snapped styling trick. Warm-weather mainstays like mini skirts, T-shirts, and strappy wedges may seem destined for storage once the temperatures drop, but by employing a little expert layering, these wardrobe favorites can power on straight through Fall. A long shawl cardigan adds warmth when layered under an oversized white blazer, while strappy sandals get elevated to boot status with the addition of ankle socks and sheer tights. Strong accessories — a black bucket bag, a thick cuff bracelet, a wide belt — help to ground the look. Want to make this style your own? Click through see similar finds from J.Crew, Rebecca Minkoff, and more.
Photo courtesy of Eirik Slyngstad, The Streethearts