Yesterday, Coutorture and Fops and Dandies found themselves in the same stuffy showrooms for the first of this season's sample sales. The Dolce Vita sample sale, which we gave a shoutout in this week's Coutorture Cocktail, was where we bumped into the Coutorture Network Partner, amid her purchase of a fabulous canvas dress. We had just come from the Archetype sample sale (a showroom in Soho that reps, among others, Fremont, Corpus, Samantha Pleet, and Lorick) and she was just heading there, or so we discovered by reading her post today. To find out more about her sample sale score, check out her post on the adventure and, if you can't make the Dolce Vita sample sale (or just can't bear the chaos), our spread below has some of what Dolce's cookin up for Spring 08.
When our network partner, Fops And Dandies, put together an outfit in homage of Elton John, we thought to expand on the idea with a little razzle dazzle of our own. Luckily, we're long past the days where young women wear sparkly tank tops and 'wet curls' in honor of a night on the town. That doesn't mean, however, a little sparkle is impossible to conjure. Indeed, New York City can bring out the drag queen in all of us and as a general rule, no matter how wacked you think you look when you step out the door, we guarantee someone else will have taken it a step further. Below, our spread of some summertime gems that would look great layered with different textures and colors, for a wild and crazy, dare we say it, 'boho luxe' look. Opulence, afterall, is a trend bound for Fall 08, so consider it a wise investment, if nothing else.
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