The leader in cozy boots is foraying into even cozier knitwear. UGG Australia's cashmere and wool collection mixes boyfriend silhouettes with creamy colors and charming details. I envision these for a collegiate chic look — perfect for a late-night study date in the library, if you catch my drift . . . Features include feminine baby cable accents and supple jersey lining. Full-grain shearling lines hoods to provide extra comfort and warmth. Mmmm, shearling. A brushed lamb wool poncho (in three colors) breaks up the cozy-fest as a transitional piece. Look out for UGG's awesome knits come August, but until then, here's a peek of my favorites.
Who wants Chanel? I do, I do! Well, we're in luck ladies — starting tomorrow at 11 a.m. EDT, Rue La La is holding an exclusive vintage Chanel sale in collaboration with Madison Avenue Couture. In case I'm not being clear enough, that means a bevy of barely used Chanel bags, clothes, shoes, and accessories at up to 70 percent off! But, just as Cinderella's horse-drawn carriage turned back into a pumpkin, this sale will go poof after 48 hours. Sad, but soak it up while it lasts. If you're not a member, sign up for free.
Tory Burch is no stranger to denim, but come Fall, she's going to pay special attention to it: "As we all know, denim is very much part of how our customer dresses and how we all dress, so I wanted to expand on that and create more options," she said. Denim will now become an ongoing part of the brand's 11 collection deliveries per year. Denim leggings, stretch corduroy, sailor-cuts, and even printed denim will be part of the line. "I think printed denim is really interesting and I think our prints really translate onto denim." We couldn't agree more. Look out for a full line of Tory Burch denim, retailing from $165 to $250, this Fall.
Tracy Reese has expanded her Plenty line with shoes and we couldn't be more excited. Come Fall, we can accessorize her nubby knits and gorgeous prints with complementary flats, heels, clogs, and boots. The collection, inspired by menswear, includes slick embellishments such as tassels and functional lug soles. “Plenty [shoe collection] will be more extensive than Tracy Reese,” said Reese, who also just relaunched her ecommerce site. "Tracy Reese is dressy, while Plenty will have real day shoes and more heel heights.” Plenty by Tracy Reese shoe goodies will range from $95 to $200. Not bad, eh?
The countdown has begun! The Sex and the City sequel hits theaters May 27, but we're already jonesing for wardrobe details. And we've already given you some. You ready for more? Visit the movie website's closet for some style specifics — and how to shop the looks for less. Designers in the mix include Graeme Black, Oscar de la Renta, Brian Atwood, Halston Heritage, Christian Louboutin, Solange Azagury-Partridge, Bottega Veneta, and loads of vintage and accessories. I don't want to spoil it all for you, but here are some of my favorite picks and the fine fashion details . . .
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While we anxiously await Isabel Toledo's affordable footwear line to hit Payless stores in September, let's feast our eyes on what's to come. The designer, who just unveiled her collection, described her shoes as "pure Toledo — playful, bold and strong," also noting the functionality component: "I’m a walker. I wanted to address that." The whimsical collection — with names such as the "Poodle Boot" and "Film Noir Bootie" — will include seven shoe styles and two handbags. We can't wait to get our hands on these cute Cuban heel tie-up sandals!
In 2009, The Gap reinvented its denim line with the re-vamp of the 1969 Premium Denim Collection. And based on what I have seen in the stores, the selection has significantly improved. For 2010, The Gap will be revamping their pant line for both men and women. The styles will range from skinny to slouchy, including seven different women's styles and three tailored men's styles.
Cynthia Rowley has a jam-packed agenda these days. She's surfing with Roxy, making bridesmaids chic, and now she's adding underwear to her repertoire. SLIM by Cynthia Rowley launches this Fall and combines elements of shapewear and lingerie. Love the color combos and colorblock element. Somehow I predict this fashion-forward line will further energize the shapewear market!
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Actress Rashida Jones kicked off a new initiative by Theory called Fashion Insider: Stylecause. Essentially, she's taken her favorite Spring pieces and given them her own preppy chic spin, all for a good cause. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of the items in each outfit will be donated to Peace First and Children Mending Hearts. Look out for Theory to continue this fashionably philanthropic program with many other stylish celebrities. Ready to help now? Then shop Rashida's three crisp looks.
Before the launch of her company in 1987, jewelry designer Solange Azagury-Partridge had her hands full with a personal project — designing her own engagement ring. Now, she's back at it for the rest of us, launching her first 30-piece bridal jewelry line this May.
Tough Love, with prices ranging from $1,500 to $226,000, celebrates the engagement ring as an eclectic statement piece. "You shouldn’t mess around too much with wedding rings. It’s with the engagement rings that you have more fun," she said. So, she did just that, mixing traditional elements like a diamond solitaire with sculpted hands. Another memorable piece, named Till Death Us Do Part, is a reincarnation of her classic Bones ring, but now includes a diamond in its center. Beyond cool.
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