Jewerly designer Amrita Singh has tapped into an accessories moment with her talent for creating unique stacking bangles. Scores of idle, and incredibly chic women, weigh down their slim arms with Amrita's many options from enamel to wood. We checked in on her offerings at Coterie and got a bit overwhelmed by all the colors on display. Thankfully someone else had already done the choosing for us when it came to her Bangle Bangle line as they were in the gift bag at the eLuxury party. In which case maybe we can do an ROI calculation on the gift bags as we just wrote up the designer. And now we link you to eLuxury's selection.
Another New York Fashion Week come and gone. Though it's not really over; it's on to London Fashion Week for Fab UK, and then Milan and Paris for fashion's top flight. I'm still recovering — and unpacking — but I managed to have fun amidst the thunderstorms and hustle and bustle. Stay tuned for some more coverage this week, but I have to thank eLUXURY for making my week that much more Fab. In case you missed it, they outfitted me for four of the fast days, and it really helped me keep on keepin' on. I have my favorite, but I'm dying to know: Which look did you love most?
I have never had the opportunity to wear Zac Posen. I mean, it's an honor. I fell in love with this Zac Posen St. Denis Houndstooth Flute Dress the moment I laid eyes one it. And I was so excited to wear it to eLuxury's party my last night in New York. It's tailored perfection, frilly fun and Fab for just about any occasion.
All day long, the Derek Lam Lindsay Grande Bauletto Bag served to be the perfect Fashion Week bag; it was functional, sturdy and subtly designer — just the way I like it. The best part? No one had this bag. There's something to be said for wearing a non-it bag. I felt original, beautiful and New York-ready. Cheers!
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.
I was so proud of Marc and his Marc Jacobs collection last night, and I was very happy to be dressed in his contemporary line today.
Some days, an LBD does the job. Actually, most days. This Marc by Marc Jacobs Ruffled Jacquard Dress lasted me all day and all night. This dress is slightly '80s, with the asymmetrical zipper, but the faint polka dot print (have to see up close) creates texture and it is so comfortable. I also adore the Marc by Marc Jacobs Metal Check Groovee bag — you may recall it was in this month's most wanted. It's Marc meets Bottega, and the gold woven leather matches all my gold jewelry.
Speaking of, I tend to mix and match metals, and I did just that with the silver zipper, gold detailed bag, and the kitschy Martin Margiela bow ring — which is so fun. Varied metals, along with a smart LBD and purple sunglasses, made for a cool, thoroughly modern, Fashion Week look. What do you think? Do you like this one more or less than the sequin Proenza outfit from yesterday?
Hey hey, from the Fashion Week sidelines. Today, everyone is talking about the Proenza Schouler show. But is everyone wearing Proenza? Thanks to eLUXURY, yours truly is, and let me tell you: it feels fabulous.
I chose to pair the Proenza Schouler Sequin T-Shirt with these side slit Rich & Skinny dark denim shorts. This way, the top (and my legs) can do the talking. I definitely needed some height, and the architectural Maison Martin Margiela Plexi Wedge Slides do the job, with a dash of the avant-garde. No Fab outfit is complete without jewelry, and the Juicy Couture oversize charm bracelet is super fun (and makes music when I walk). In addition to the sparkly tee, my favorite piece is the Christian Dior Dior Gipsy Extra Large Zipped Hobo. It is the chicest black bag around Fashion Week, if you ask me. And it smells so yummy and leathery.
What do you think? Would Lazaro and Jack approve of their interpreted look? Do you?! Stay tuned, tomorrow I've got a Marc by Marc outfit with Fab written all over it.
I wanted to wait until it was official, and it is: eLUXURY will be dressing me while I'm here in New York for Fashion Week! Starting Monday, I will be decked out in New York's finest — Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and more. Isn't that wild?! One thing I'm super excited to wear is this ultra cool Proenza Schouler Sequin T-Shirt ($825). And, I can't wait to see what Lazaro and Jack have in store for Spring '09. Be sure to tune in Monday to see what all I paired this sequin tee with. Fun!
Fashion loves its privileges, from the support of its eccentrics to its disdain of frugality, fashion flaunts. A kind of delightful disregard for hiding foibles and desires permeates our culture. Each season we find new ways to explore this effort. And while we would never suggest that fashion suffers from a shortage of excess, this Fall we believe we have found a patch of ground in which we are missing out on a classic aristocratic joy.
What pray tell have we discovered that is a must have excess for Fall? Now, call us a little crazy but but one of our favorite fall traditions is the return of hunting season. And no we don't mean big game, though we do have a few elk hunters in our circle of friends (yes, really, and no not hipster weekenders), in fact we are referring to fox hunting. The landed gentry once enjoyd indulging in what Oscar Wilde once called "the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable."
Now fashionistas, long proud of our sophisticated city lives have lost out on one of the marks of the upper classes. Yes lads and lassies, we think fashion is missing out profoundly when it comes to one of the privileges of country life. As urban fashionistas, perhaps we are victims of some long forgotten Enclosure Act, dooming us to pavement as our sole grounds. For really, what are the stylish hordes but the landless working class? Even in our consumptive frenzy, shock, have we become something at which Karl Marx would shudder?
Thus this Fall we are taking back the country with a little fox hunting flare. In our Top Five Trends For Fall photo editorial we featured a John Paul Gaultier Houndstooth Boot from eLuxury. This reinterpreation of a classic equestrian boot by a French designer has just the sort of theatrical ostentation that represents some of the best of fashion. It says, pish posh, I shall mix my privileges, associations, histories and cultures as I see fit. Its just the sort of attitude the landed gentry should have in this crazy relative world of ours.
Pick your poison. eLuxury has just announced its private sale event and you're invited. The sale currently stocks a hefty selection of shoes, handbags, and accessories generously marked up to 40 percent off.
Diane Von Furstenberg and Liz Claiborne were inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame yesterday. DVF used the opportunity to raise concerns about zoning changes in the Garment District. “As president of the it is the hope that the city, the designers, the landlords, the unions and the factories can come together soon and help this district not to disappear — to secure a plan to keep some manufacturing in the Garment District as it is the foundation on which American fashion was built. Let’s always be together and try to find solutions together,” von Furstenberg said.
Speaking of Liz Claiborne, the apparel giant is said to be reviewing its foreign sourcing, a sure sign of tough economic times. Many global apparel brands are beginning to pull back their direct sourcing operations from India. What does that mean in shorthand? Good times for third party management firms Li & Fung and even tougher times for firms that wish to continue sourcing on their own. Or you can source online!
Red and blue state collide and thus fashion gives us purple
In collaboration land, DKNY is teaming up with Chandon to create a 20th Anniversary bubbly for the brand. Look for it at Fashion Week in September. Mmmm!
Coutorture ecommerce favorite eLuxury has a new CEO. David Asher, who also will serve as chief executive officer, starting Aug. 11. He replaces president Ann Hepler, who is leaving to pursue other interests. In other ecommerce news, Rugby is finally going online just in time for back to school.