Posts for September 10th 2008
You're probably wondering: Fab has been in New York for a week now, and has she done any shopping? Not really, but today was the day, because I dropped by one of the four limited-time-only Target Bullseye Bodegas in Manhattan. And you know I can't resist Target. For Fashion Weekers and Manhattan folk, these mini stores showcase all the newest designer collaborations and the most popular Target brands. So cool, right? But the most exciting was first dibs on the Sigerson Morrison for Target shoes, the Anya Hindmarch bags (not in stores and online until Oct. 12), and Jonathan Saunders's Go International collection (available Oct. 5). They also had Sonia Kashuk's latest and the best of their home lines. It was crazy, with loud music and bright red and yellow Target displays everywhere, but they did serve refreshing watermelon juice drinks.The goods: I bought a black and white polka dot mini skirt from Jonathan Saunders's collection, and these metallic blue studded Sigerson Morrison flats — $50 for both, not bad. I think I'll wear one of my new items to the shows tomorrow, hot off the racks.
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Today, I attended Phillip Lim . . . wearing Phillip Lim. Not only was the collection a great one (stay tuned), but I felt confident in my ladylike Lim ensemble.
Throughout the day I received compliments on the top — one from a sweet girl I shared a taxi with who reads Fab! — and the 3.1 Phillip Lim Multi-Paneled Skirt, which I absolutely adore. If you're in the market for a versatile voluminous skirt, consider this one.
If you like python prints and a pointy toe, these Loeffler Randall Embossed Snakeskin Patent Pumps are a great work shoe with a very fair heel; I was able to walk all day in them. I piled on some red and gold ethnic jewelry for some flavor, and the plum suede bag makes the look more laid-back, and not too prim.
“Accessories are fun and they’re easy to wear. I’ve always loved headbands and have worn Stacey’s headbands for a while,” said Barton, shown left wearing one of Stacey's creations.
The Mischa Barton for Stacey Lapidus line will include groovy headbands made out of feathers, silk, crystals, and pearls. The full collection was shown in NY during Fashion Week festivities. The headbands range from $40 to $200 and will be sold at boutiques and specialty stores.
Marc Jacobs Spanx a Runway Model? These Fashion Week poetry magnets just arrived in our inbox courtesy of Shopstyle.com, whose press reps messengered them out to editors and fashion houses all over Manhattan. You know you want a set — but unfortunately they’re not for sale. Luckily, VF Daily received a few extra to give away.Comments
In honor of Calvin Klein's 40th anniversary, I would like to spotlight its newly opened website. It's only been a few weeks, but CalvinKlein.com already has a sale section. Wonderful. Let's see what's in store. You can find dresses, trousers, jeans, and tops with Klein's signature minimalistic taste.
I'm loving the airiness of this Calvin Klein Strappy Tank Sweater ($24, originally $48). Once the weather cools down, it will be a great as a layering base. There's nothing too colorful or frilly, so those seeking work-appropriate clothes should take a peek.
There is always a handful of girls who walk down nearly every high profile catwalk at New York Fashion Week. Among the ones for Spring '09 are Australian Catherine McNeil, Russian Olga Sherer, American Karlie Kloss, Polish Anja Rubik, and British Jourdan Dunn. Each has a completely different look, but all are at the top of their game right now. Catherine is laid-back, Olga is supposedly the skinniest right now, Karlie is known for her zombie walk (which Tyra Banks famously made fun of recently), Anja has emerged super tan, and Jourdan is bringing gorgeous color to the runways. Who's your favorite model at Fashion Week?
The Michael Kors Spring '09 runway presentation brought out a slew of celebrity fans, one of them being Gossip Girl Blake Lively. I love how this girl can look as relaxed in dresses as she can in jeans. For the occasion, Blake chose Michael Kors's lattice A-line dress and his double ankle strap sandals. She doesn't usually like to pile on the accessories so she kept it simple with a cocktail ring and a black snakeskin clutch. I'm sure she made Michael proud.