Archive for December, 2009

Let it Snow…Our Top 5 Snow Approved Items.

Rag + Bone Cashmere and Leather Trimmed Gloves

Rag + Bone Cashmere and Leather Trimmed Gloves

It is a winter wonderland after all with the close to two feet of snow that Jack Frost just blanketed our area with – winter festivities, holidays, and good old cheer are all so real now.  This is record breaking snow and weather that many of us haven’t seen in years, which means some of us might not have taken Sam Champion too seriously as to just how much winter this storm was bringing.  Translation: rummaging through closets looking for those winter accessories that you know must be there (although that one spring a few years back when you did some spring cleaning they might not have made it to the keep pile).  Finishing your shopping for others might be on the top of the list right now, but don’t forget to bundle up. The top 5 items on my recommended list that are must-haves if you don’t have:

1. Rag + Bone Knit Gloves (above)

2. Nicholas K. Knit Sweater Jacket with Elbow Patches (EXTREMELY warm)

Nicholas K Elbow Patch Knit Jacket

Nicholas K Elbow Patch Knit Jacket

3. ADAM Faux Chinchilla Reversible Down + Fur Vest (scroll down to read our previous blog about this great vest)

ADAM Reversible Faux Fur Vest

ADAM Reversible Faux Fur Vest

4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Anthracite Double Breasted Oversize Cardigan (the coziest wrap yourself up in cardigan)

3.1 Phillip Lim Anthracite Cardigan

3.1 Phillip Lim Anthracite Cardigan

5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Lobster Kimsy Sweater/Cardigan (festive, cute, and functional!)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Kimsy Sweater/Cardigan

Marc by Marc Jacobs Kimsy Sweater/Cardigan

Stay warm and enjoy dressing for this wintry holiday season!

The NYTimes on Alexander Wang and his Family Business

Alexander Wang Featured in Today's NYTimes Style Section

Click on the image above to be linked to today’s NYTimes Style article on Alexander Wang. It discusses the designer’s involvement in all aspects of his business which is managed by his mom,dad, brother, and sister.  Unlike many designer’s whose fame and success all to often change their innate sense of self and direction, Wang has remained very focused on his design philosophy and business model.  We have been following and selling his collection from his San Francisco days when his design studio was based there and his collection was a tight offering of amazing intarsia sweaters which I still love wearing every year – actually donned one last week.  I remember attending the launch party for his spring ‘07 rtw collection – the support from his family and model friends – V. Traina – was as evident then as the chic ease of his collection which at the time featured a muted sorbet palette of yellow, lavender, and soft coral.  Just as important as wearing clothes that I love, I firmly believe in  buying them from a store and designer that I respect and love as well.  The fashion industry has its fair share of stuck up and unpleasant individuals, as with any industry, who wants to be giving them money to only feed their behavior?  Cudos to Alexander Wang for being one of the designers trailblazing a successful, appreciative, and talented path in the opposite direction.  Read the article, it’s very impressive: http://bit.ly/6YPzLv

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BLUE: for Bell and Monrow.

MONROW Resort tees and dresses & BELL Plaid Shirting

MONROW Resort tees and dresses & BELL Plaid Shirting

This week we received new arrivals from our two basic favs: Monrow and Bell.  Coincidentally, although a varied palette arrived in both deliveries, the prominent color story is this amazing blue almost best described as a true Crayola blue – ROYGBIV!  Best of all is that Monrow’s resort knot dress (above left) is amazing in this color – so perfect for a mid-winter vacation or to stock up on for next spring/summer because it is the perfect hot weather dress.  Bell’s blue and black plaid flannel shirt (above) is a bit woodsman meets artist meets preppy chic. The buttons are a butterscotch color which is probably one of my favorite color combo’s with a button that I have seen a designer choose to date.  Pair it with riding boots and denim or double knit skinny’s for that winter ski/cabin chic look and if blue isn’t your thing, we have other plaids that arrived too! Bring on the snow!

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Holiday ‘Heeling’: LOVING our new metallic shoes!

Holiday 2009 Shoe Collections have arrived!

Holiday 2009 Shoe Collections have arrived!

Finding the ultimate metallic shoe is like winning the lottery: you hear it happens to people but it never seems to happens to you, or me, or your best friend for that matter! This week, full moon and all, a wave of luck has come into our closets with the arrival of our holiday shoes.  The perfect metallics and patents.  This season it really is just that simple: perfect dress + fabulous shoe = Jackpot!

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