Sequins used to come with a cheesy, Vegas connotation, but not anymore. This time, the popular embellishment has been revived to exude a darker, dank feel. Malin Akerman knows what I mean. Her glam rockin' sequins, via an Elise Overland frock, are the epitome of cool. Here's a tip: make sure to accessorize with funky footwear and jewels to downplay the shimmer. Other than that, rock on sister, rock on.
We all own a pair of denim cutoffs, but what about studded shorts? Like studly vests, they add a unique rocker-girl vibe to your overall look and are a quick and simple DIY. Personally, I refuse to pay top dollar for such a fleeting yet cute trend. That's why I headed to my local fabric shop for a pack of studs and a glue gun. $6 and 20 minutes later, presto chango — studded shorts!
Did you know Fab surfs? I'm by no means pro, but I've been practicing my heart out. To further my wave riding abilities, I'm heading to a surfin' vacay in Costa Rica! I already have my bikinis, so I needed you help me put together an outfit for post-surf activities. I asked you to think casual glamour — flat sandals are a must.
I started you off with this Insight Galactic Forest Triangle Top ($35) because I can't resist the adorable manimals. Let's see the top three ensembles!
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I've been swooning over Balmain's decadently destroyed jeans for a while now and literally jumped out my chair when I saw these Siwy Hannah Crop Slim Jeans ($196). The rebel in me is enchanted by the perfectly placed rips but something's telling me no. Are these too trendy or should I buy them now? Help me decide!
We don't mean to age ourselves or anything but whenever we think of ripped jeans we think of our Mother's taking us to JC Penney and saying, "If you want to wear ripped jeans, you don't need new ones.". Alas, even as grown ups, we can't help but snicker at wanting to spend hundreds of dollars on perfectly ripped pairs. Our favorites? The OAK midskinny pair with rips at the hips. Yes, that is the name of our new rock and roll band and yes, the high waisted version is sold out. Else we would have posted six pictures of just that pair. Get your favorites before your Mom says it's time to take the minivan home.
Everyone loves the new ankle boots that are taking Fall 08 by storm, but what about those days when you're running errands and need an element of comfort? We're loving the combination of cropped denim and flat ankle boots for this reason. Whether it's a loud tie-dye wash, a sleek dark skinny jean, or the boyfriend cut, pairing your favorite cropped denim with a pair of flat ankle-highs is a fashionable and comfortable option. The Repetto boots are our favorite but the fringe and motorcycle boots are both more affordable and classic. Take your pick, and indulge in this perfect combination.
Yes, you're hearing us right, we've found the culmination of all of our Fall 08 desires in the form of one single pair of trousers, namely, the Siwy Hannah trousers in (wait for it) SEQUINS! We remember it like it was yesterday, we sat down to watch the YSL Fall 08 show and caught a glimpse of the outfit that just about did it for us; those voluminous sequined trousers would forever be burned into our minds. Months later we realized the weight of the sequin trend and set about putting a sequined somethingorother on our Fall 08 shopping list. And then we found the sequined Hannah pants from a brand we already love (just check the tag) and in a very flattering slim cropped drainpipe cut. The only question remaining in our minds is whether to size up and how the other e-commerce sites plan to style these magic pants--because the white tank and platforms kind of miss the mark.
Beloved Lower East Side boutique, Shop, famous for carrying cotton basics, hard to find contemporary French brands (like Iro), New York City's best accessories designers (like Jenny Yuen), and Siwy jeans, has moved a few blocks South--to a bigger and better space. The new location, 94 Orchard Street, is now twice the size and located in a section of downtown that's gentrifying like mad with hip new galleries and restaurants.
Shop is one of our favorite stores because it's sweet and homey (you'll still find a worn pink floor and lingerie on clotheslines at the new location) but still on the cusp of what's happening in contemporary fashion. A perfect example? Shop was one of the first stores we can remember to carry Phillip Lim's line, back when he first left Development, and before anyone even knew who he was. The list, in that regard, goes on but you won't find Shop getting all high and mighty about it--the thing is, they're just not those kind of girls.
If you should find yourself in New York this month, Shop is celebrating another designer they've long supported and has since gone on to become a huge sensation, namely, Michelle Siwy of Siwy denim. Michelle Siwy will be giving individual fittings to guests who can also enjoy cocktails, cupcakes, and a 20% discount on all the Siwy in the store. We don't know about you but next Thursday you'll find us wearing Siwy with a cupcake in our hand.
Jessica knows to keep the ones you love close. Last night in LA, the celebrity designer was on a dinner date with her coveted hair guru, Ken Paves. Her hair looks great but what really caught my eye was her bright and Summery outfit. I dig how she paired her flowy Tucker blouse with her trademark daisy dukes. The studded red Gucci bag is a little much for my taste but it works for this cowgirl.
Nicole was out and about this weekend in a laid-back but, of course, stylish outfit. It's always all about the accessories with this girl, and this is no exception. She added a harder edge to her taupe Mason ruched tank and favorite skinny jeans with some rather fierce Givenchy peep toe heels and her trusty Balenciaga bag. This is a look the average Betty can easily put together herself, minus the big designer names — you know what I mean. We all have a pair of fierce heels in our closets and with Nicole as inspiration for how to wear them during the day, I just might break mine out.