I dream of a closet full of Rachel Comey, Lim, Rag and Bone, Thakoon, and Vanessa Bruno. It seems that La Garconne wants to make that dream come true with their Winter sale, which is filled with fantastic indie and contemporary labels, as well as some pretty luxe pieces at some pretty luxe discounts. While some of the prices are still high, they make investment pieces a lot more affordable. Check out what I'm coveting right now.
>> Finding a gift for the leading lady in your life — whether that's your BFF, girlfriend, wife, or mother dearest — can be a daunting task; but don't stress, we've got you covered. We scoured the web for gifts fitting for every vivacious personality, and this first one highlights the polished prepster – don't we all have one in our lives? Check the slideshow for more presents that are guaranteed to knock the Jimmy Choos off their feet.
As the temperature drops, we're yearning for cozy pieces and statement jewels from the likes of Rag & Bone, Rachel Comey, and J.Crew. This wool and alpaca-blend patchwork dress is sure to keep you warm, while these forest green clog boots will keep you high and dry. For extra insulation, fuzzy gloves from Sthlminne Limited and a furry hat from Adrienne Landau.
Left to right: Sthlminne Limited Paw Gloves ($295), J.Crew Hourglass Bracelet ($58), Rag & Bone Greville Patchwork Dress ($495), Double Happiness Design Xena Necklace ($135), Adrienne Landau Fur Hat ($195), Rachel Comey Bernard Clog Boots ($328, originally $468)
This week, we're crushing over clean lines, autumnal hues, and tasteful accessories with a twist. To get you in the minimal mood, we suggest this sensational pair of cyan trouser pants from Rachel Comey, sharp wool Marc by Marc Jacobs coat, and a zippered sheath dress from Michael Michael Kors. Our accessory picks, a Billykirk topper, Proenza Schouler PS11 satchel, and Jan Michaels's agate ring finish off the refined vibe.
Left to right: Rachel Comey Cyan A-line Pants ($405), Marc by Marc Jacobs Zelda Wool Coat ($570), Billykirk English Walker Hat ($100), Michael Michael Kors Zip Dress ($130), Proenza Schouler Small Leather PS11 ($1,850), Jan Michaels Black And White Agate Ring ($54)
We're conjuring up an eclectic mood this week with artifacts like this knit turban beanie from Oak and Wayuu Taya woven bag. A sturdy pair of red wine boots from Rachel Comey, a Bruce Weber print tee from Versus, and Mara Hoffman print skirt add extra zest to the palette. The piece de resistance? A magnificent feather and chain necklace from Lanvin.
Left to right: Versus Bruce Weber Tee ($195), Rachel Comey Memo Ankle Boot ($345), Oak Turban Beanie ($38), Lanvin Feather Necklace ($545), Wayuu Taya Brown Woven Bag ($120), Mara Hoffman Faux Wrap Mini Skirt ($220)
>> Fall is the perfect time to invest in a decadent bag, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a ton to look like a million bucks. Thanks to designers such as Rachel Comey, See by Chloe, and APC, we have proof that smart shopping doesn't have to cramp your style. After scouring the virtual shelves, we found 10 bags — ranging from this Winter perfect embellished bag from Antik Batik to a rad crackled white leather backpack from A.Ok — all under $350.
The cowboy boot is a country classic, but the modern cowboy bootie is better suited for the city than the ranch, more punk than prairie. It's a cool twist on an old favorite; same pointed toe but a sleeker silhouette. Throw on with dresses, trousers, and a slick leather jacket — laid-back, rocker-cool cowgirl in the city.
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- "While it looks a lot better on Bella than on the runway, I'd still say it's unwearable for the every day girl. [It's] neat to look at on models, but best left on the runway this season." — Miss Bree
- "From a distance, it could look like one has super-defined double eyelids and a nice brow bone (like it looks in the pic on top right). But on me — I'd like my eyeshadow, please." — cocomotion
- "I did the look last night using a cream liner, and a MAC 209 brush.
As Spring 2011 New York Fashion Week comes to a close, one of the most talked-about looks — and one that we can't stop thinking about — has been the eye makeup at Rachel Comey's show. Her models walked the runway wearing eyeliner traced out into the shape of a big smoky eye, but with none of the actual shadow filled in underneath. But how will the look translate to the real world, and is it the sort of thing you can wear on the street? Do you think this graphic liner style work on a real girl, or should it be left on the catwalk?
>> Spring 2011 may be the Spring of the white dress, judging by the shows so far. Within the first six looks at Rachel Comey, two airy white numbers — one with a built-in vest, the other a bustier and a handkerchief hem — kicked the trend off right.
Comey, who's expecting her first child in January, treated her audience — which included Steven Alan and Cathy Horyn — to a little Eastern-inspired live music (via an electric violin) and a parade of square-heeled shoes that are sure to abet the cult following that Comey's heels have already garnered. Comey's stylist Avena Gallagher explained of the Spring 2011 collection: "She's done the quirky girl thing, but this season's a bit more grown up." The look was Horyn-approved — after the show, she Tweeted: "Loved Rachel Comey's layered, pared down sundresses in prints that seemed to mix Americana and Chinese. Also the hankie hems, crisp whites."