>> Loeffler Randall has just launched a selection of rain boots for Fall, based off of a couple of their most popular leather boot styles. The first: a lace-up rubber rain bootie ($165) modeled after the Loeffler Randall June bootie, and the second is a knee-high rubber rain boot ($195), featuring a small wedge and back-zip replicated from the brand's classic Matilde boot. "The intent was to create a slimmer, more chic version of a rain boot. I wanted to offer a rain boot that is versatile and can be worn with any outfit on a rainy day — a rain boot that enhances, rather than distracts from what you are wearing," explained Loeffler Randall creative director Jessie Randall. The collection comes in army green, black, and taupe and is currently available for purchase at LoefflerRandall.com — a look at the full offering, below.
This season's boot is taking on a militia movement encompassing hard-edged touches via distressed finishes, chunky heels, lug soles, and earthy hues. Styles vary from hard core, like See by Chloe's studded leather and velvet lace-up boots, to a more polished vibe as shown by this Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem floral-print silk ankle boot. Either way will leave you armed and ready for fashion combat.
From left to right: J. Crew Cracked Leather Boots ($215), See by Chloe Studded Boots ($465), Asos Tamara Wood Heel Boots ($185), Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem Floral-Print Ankle Boots ($1,195), Topshop Austin Cuff Boots ($135), Marc by Marc Jacobs Crosta Boots ($350), Jeffrey Campbell Bradley Boots ($165)
>> Miranda Kerr hinted that she had an upcoming Vogue Italia cover in the pipeline, and of all the issues to score, she landed the September 2010 issue. The collaboration with Steven Meisel comes as no surprise, considering how frequently the two have been linked together recently.
The cover (which features Kerr and her Yorkshire terrier Frankie) and accompanying editorial spread — which was likely shot when Kerr was around two to three months pregnant — is part of Vogue Italia's September 3D theme. The issue comes with a pair of 3D glasses, as another editorial inside is also 3D: The Scent of the Future shot by Tim Walker. Vogue Italia is not the first Vogue to try out the 3D concept — Isabeli Fontana appeared in 3D in Vogue Mexico's April issue.
>> Rag & Bone Team Up With RJ Cutler For Short Documentary —The September Issue director RJ Cutler was working with Grace Coddington on an animated film earlier this year, and although there have been no updates on that effort, Cutler does have another new fashion project debuting soon: He filmed Rag & Bone's Marcus Wainwright and David Neville as they readied for their Fall 2010 show. The short documentary capturing their preparations will screen on Sept. 8 at New York's Crosby Hotel and will be followed by a Q & A session with Cutler. For those who can't make it, the film can be viewed post-screening at rag-bone.com. [WWD]
Aliona Doletskaya's Final Vogue Russia Issue Features Natalia Vodianova Plus Pigs Wearing Chopard Jewels
>> Aliona Doletskaya's 12-year reign as founding editor of Vogue Russia came to an end when she resigned last month. Her last issue for the magazine — which also happens to be the September 2010 issue — features Natalia Vodianova on the striking cover, styled by Patti Wilson and photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Inside, there's a heavy presence of Victoria's Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros, a jewelry spread showcasing a pig in Cartier and Chopard, and the Fall 2010 collections supplement cover is dedicated to Alexander McQueen's last show. What will former Tatler Russia editor Victoria Davydova, Doletskaya's successor, bring with next issue?
>> Fall Pierre Hardy for Gap Collection Out Oct. 19 —A few seasons in now, Pierre Hardy's footwear collaboration with Gap has garnered a cult following, to say the least. In a follow up to Fall 2009's shearling and suede boots, Hardy is back with a lace-up peep-toe wedge, which will retail for $195 and hit Gap stores Oct. 19. The heeled platform boots at left, meanwhile, are part of Gap's mainline Fall footwear collection. [Fashionista, Refinery29]
This fall, tough leather looks are given the grown-up treatment with ladylike cuts and polished silhouettes. Here we introduce you to the new season's perfect leather essentials—a slim pencil skirt from Thomas Wylde, a heart-shaped shoulder bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs, and the ubiquitous leather bomber turned into a sleek blazer and cropped jacket from Balmain and Alice by Alice Temperley, respectively.
I MUST own a shearling this fall/winter. I was already lusting after one but when I stumbled on this pic from the September issue of Harper's Bazaar Spain, I am completely convinced.
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