Now that it's sunny, I can ditch the jacket and show off my cute tops. I already own some but there's always room for a few more. In search of a deal, I headed straight to Tobi's magnificent sale section. Right now, a ton of goodies are marked up to 80 percent off. I'm thinking about snatching up this Reyes Dot Linen Print Blouse ($72, originally $363). What a steal.
Talk about a DIY dream come true---these simple necklaces from the Spring 2009 shows are a great last-minute accessory for an outfit that just feels too plain. Reyes Spring 09 showed a Girl Scout-like look while Givenchy Spring 09 showed a more western-influenced style. Both are perfect in our eyes. Understated, tidy, affordable--these necklaces are a great way to show off Spring's elegant buttoned-up blouses.
It's been a while since we Celebrity Styled Jennifer and she looks great! Her carefree, polished look was exhibited while shopping at Barneys. Sometimes you have to boil it down to basics. What really polishes off her tank and skirt combo is the gold accessories: a gold studded Givenchy handbag, a gold watch, and gold hoops. And how could Jennifer leave home without her namesake Tom Ford shades? Happy shopping, Jen!
»The original supers are rumored to appear in a Fall issue of Vogue Italia [The Cut]
»Hilarious: There's a vintage studded belt that Sarah Jessica Parker wears in numerous scenes in the Sex and the City movie — she apparently loved it so much, she named it Roger, and would always say to Patricia Field, "Pat, get me Roger!" [Nylon]
»Opening Ceremony is going e-commerce by the end of the summer [Coutorture]
»Anna Wintour is attending her first Milan Men's Fashion Week to help celebrate Vogue Italia's 40th anniversary [FWD]
»Naomi Campbell verbally attacked a stylist over legal use of a photograph and elbowed people out of the way at the Murakami gala at MOCA in LA late last year [La Vie en Rose]
»Style.com's Candy Pratts Price wanted to make sure we knew the difference between Yohji pants and yoga pants, and that she's sitting at Anna Wintour's table for the CFDA Awards Monday night. Also, her full name is Candida Rosa Theresa Pratts Price. [Chic Report]
The crisp and youthful designs of José Ramón Réyes of Réyes may be familiar to some of you. We have featured them on Fab a few times. Edging his way as a designer of tomorrow, this Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation winner will be showing for the third time in New York's upcoming Fashion Week. While I hope to bring you his newest creations he is putting the finishing touches on very soon, he has shared some insights with us as well as a sketch from his upcoming Fall collection. Cool, huh? A few Fab words . . .
What's been the biggest challenge for you?
Every season there's a new challenge......I feel that the more the business grows the more challenging it gets. At the same time I also grow as an individual and therefore learn to deal with the stress and the challenges in a different manner.
Who do you design clothes for? Describe the Réyes girl?
She’s a girl who loves clothes and enjoy getting dressed up but never in a pretentious way!
A word of advice to other young aspiring designers?
Stick to your vision and what you believe in. Moving forward and learning from your mistakes and very important. Pick yourself up as soon as you fall.
To read more about Réyes and to see some faves from his Spring collection, read more
If one of your new year's resolutions is to get your bod in shape, aspiring to be Sporty Spice might help. Stripes, anoraks, shorts, cardigans, polos and visors — gotta love it at Michael Kors (pictured) — make for chic on-the-go looks that would make Coco proud. Even if you're not heading to the courts or going for a jog, you can have fun this Spring with the free spirit of athleticism.
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Six women's designers have been named Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation winners, joining an illustrious group of past honorees which includes Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, and Derek Lam. The new recipients, who are each given a $25,000 grant to help showcase their Fall 2008 collections at New York Fashion Week in February, are Alexander Wang, Elise Overland, Lyell by Emma Fletcher, Reyes by José Ramón Reyes, and Wayne by Wayne D. Lee in the women's design category, as well as Subversive Jewelry by Justin Giunta in the accessories design category. Congratulations to all, and I look forward to seeing what the grant helps produce!
If you're in a social circle like mine, you're probably not invited to a ton of black-tie gatherings. But that doesn't mean you can't wear some black tie-inspired garb on the holiday party circuit. That's right: It's time to start hunting for a cute festive party dress, so this week, I'll be looking at the hottest party-dress trends. Today's installment: tuxedo-inspired dresses. (To read yesterday's post on sash-waist dresses, click here.) Here are some of my favorite finds.
Reyes Strappy Bib Dress, $670, available here.
Nina Ricci Aisee Wool Dress with Velvet Cummerbund, $2,490, available here.
3.1 Phillip Lim Exclusive Tuxedo Dress, $420, available here.
To see the rest, read more