Posts for December 21st 2009
Victoria Beckham finds a reason to dress up for any occasion, and here she did so for a London performance of Jersey Boys with her family. She faced the Winter chill head-on in a fabulous fur, but paired it with a black minidress and suede ankle boots, showing some serious leg. Her crocodile bag and oversize sunglasses lent even more glam to her look. Shop like items here!
Leggings have been around for a while, but in 2009, they made a mad comeback. Face it: everywhere you turned, limbs were dolled up in leggings. Some basic, a few crazy, many cropped, lots of long. Jeggings even had their own cult following and outshone regular denim. Catwalks, streets, malls, and boutiques all embraced the comfy chic trend. Long live the legging!
Jessica Simpson didn't let the cold, snowy New York weather stand between her and her sister! She visited Ashlee on Broadway wearing a down jacket with fur collar, a simple black V-neck tee, distressed jeans, and some cozy lace-up UGG boots. To dress up the informal look, she carried an embellished Louis Vuitton bag. Shop similar pieces now to achieve Jessica's look, and don't forget your ultra dark shades!
Get ready to ogle. Thakoon's debut jewelry line for Tasaki is all about classic pieces with a funky, modern twist. "I really wanted to just go back to the DNA of what Tasaki’s about, which is beautiful pearls, beautiful materials and beautiful diamonds,” said Panichgul. "I wanted to put some youthful spirit into pearls.” That's exactly what he did, engineering fresh two-fingered rings, lusty lariat necklaces, and cunning chain link bracelets.
Thakoon's play on old-meets-new is beyond genius — I can easily picture a PYT like Diane Kruger or distinguished fashionphile Daphne Guinness donning these pearl rings. Thakoon's baubles aren't cheap — prices range from $5,577 to $39,041 — but a girl can always dream.
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Liv Tyler looked chic and feminine while out in West Hollywood, CA. She wore a Tucker floral tunic with a tuxedo blazer, adding footless tights and Sigerson Morrison flats to keep the look on the casual side. An oversize leather tote similar to this one by Givenchy provided some extra panache. Shop like items here!
Sad — the fashion industry has taken yet another blow thanks to the recession. Phi, the label started by Susan Dell in 2003, is the latest to be affected. Its Pre-Spring line, which just landed in stores, will be its last. The Phi boutique in NYC is also expected to close down by the end of this month.
"It's a really challenging climate right now for luxury goods. There is not so much confidence in that market going forward," said chief executive officer Julia Hansen. Let's take a moment and recap Phi's greatest hits, including its tough-luxe Spring '10 line.