Archive for the ‘Holiday 2009’ Category

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!

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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Introducing Luxe Knitwear Designer//Brochu Walker

Introducing Brochu WalkerThanks to  cashmere designer, Brochu Walker, our layering this season just became super luxe and very stylish.  Each of their pieces are organically inspired drawing from the natural environment around us.  Colors are subtle, drawn from nature. Textures, super soft and inviting, their designs are timeless and classic.  The heritage wrap (shown above) is our favorite for this season. Trimmed in a silk collar, this cardigan can easily be worn open over a dress for an evening out, over denim for our daily ventures, or paired with the great suede studded belt sold with the wrap (BONUS: love the belt!). This cardigan is super versatile, chic, and probably won’t spend much time in our closets this season!

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Press: Alexander Wang New Holiday Sequin Goddess Dress

Kristen Stewart photographed for Harpers Bazaar in Alexander Wangs Navy Sequin Goddess Dress

Kristen Stewart photographed for Harpers Bazaar in Alexander Wang's Navy Sequin Goddess Dress

We were planning on blogging about this dress today and of course now seeing that it is featured on Kristen Stewart for Harper’s Bazaar in this amazing gothic romantic photoshoot (click the image above to see their shoot) we had to share our increasing obsession about this dress.  We immediately featured it in our window yesterday when it arrived in the store.  Heads have been turning and coming in to find out whose dress it is.

Alexander Wang Holiday 2009 Navy Sequin Goddess Dress

Alexander Wang Holiday 2009 Navy Sequin Goddess Dress

Above is Alexander Wang’s lookbook image of the dress. Alexander Wang has evolved his best selling goddess dress for his Holiday 2009 collection with beautiful micro navy sequins!  In our window right now this dress is literally glistening from the way the light reflects on it.  Wear it with bare legs and stunning shoes as above or with opaque tights and a bootie for a truly authentic Alexander Wang feel.  Parties, weddings, New Years, vacation – this dress speaks for its fabulous self.

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Denim Chic: Alexander Wang Resort 2009

A. Wang Denim Combo Dress

A. Wang Denim Combo Dress

We love how denim has  made such a chic comeback in the industry. Many of our designers are having fun with denim accents this season going forward through resort and spring/summer 2010 (can you believe we are actually talking about 2010 already!?)   Of course one of the sexiest denim chic styles we have seen just arrived today as a part of Alexander Wang’s resort collection (above).  This is the perfect balance of the sexy draping that is synonymous with Alex’s pieces combined with a bit of the classic All-American.  The draped tissue weight skirt is uber-sexy cinched in at the waist with a black ribbed waistband.   Now as skirt this is of course fabulous, but we know Alexander Wang better than this so of course he has taken this look to the next level with the denim button down bodice that is attached to the skirt.  This a SUPER CHIC dress that can be worn to work, out to dinner, or paired with our Camilla Skovgaard Chastity Shoe (check out our blog archive) this dress will certainly conquer practically any moment that requires being the best dressed!

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A Classic: in Nude.

Ports 1961 Nude Dress

Ports 1961 Nude Dress

For those of us that have always searched for the perfect classic dress that is relevant for a work environment, holiday party, daytime luncheon, or fabulous night out, we have found the quintessential answer: this Ports 1961 Nude Dress.  It is the most stunning nude hue of  butterscotch meets blush.  The silhouette is fantastic – no matter what your body type it is an without a doubt an extremely flattering sheath.  It definitely harkens back to a more glamorous time (the wardrobe in The Aviator comes to mind which would have been the 30’s, but I also would not be surprised to see this dress on an episode of Mad Men). What I love most about this dress is the combination of the color and neckline – even though most think of nude as a weak color, I happen to think this is a very strong choice and rich statement.  A great alternative to black. I see it with fabulous black peep toes, a python printed sandal, or even a gorgeous red.  No matter which avenue you would choose to wear it for, this is definitely a head turner that we will happily be taking out of our closet on multiple occassions. Designer Tia Cibani knows how to design for women’s bodies and this dress certainly exemplifies her design aesthetic.

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ACCESSORY OBSESSION OF THE WEEK: Elizabeth and James Jewelry.

Elizabeth and James Snake Diamond Necklace

Elizabeth and James Snake Diamond Necklace

We are very excited to be featuring the Robert Lee Morris for Elizabeth and James Jewelry collection!  The collection is produced through Robert Lee Morris, the jewelry industry’s leading innovator in the art as jewelry movement.  The collection is extremely wearable and absolutely beautiful.  Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen were extremely hands on with the designing of the collection as it was important to them for it to remain synonymous with the Elizabeth and James brand as well as their unique penchant for layered jewelry.  The concept behind the collection is mixing and matching metals, pieces, and functionality.  Necklaces (such as the snake pendant above), are designed on chains that can either be worn around the neck or wrapped twice around the wrist as a bracelet. Each piece is either a mixing of metals such as sterling silver, 14k gold, and rose gold or intertwining of one metal such as their twig collection.  Unlike many contemporary designers who foray into jewelry, the Elizabeth and James collection is price conscious AND made of 100% fine jewelry metals and diamonds (no fakes here!).  Some of our favorites are the twig cuff, the snake necklace (above) and the delicate diamond arrow bracelet.  We think you will find it hard to choose a favorite – we love them all!

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