>> Designer Lauren Moffatt's love of all things vintage, and her penchant for eye-catching prints, is evident in everything she does — from designing her eponymous ready-to-wear collection to shopping for herself and her young daughter. "Whether it's in my home or in my closet, there's an LM thread through it all," Moffatt explains. It's this type of aesthetic consistency that has made Moffatt's line of patterned dresses, swing capes, and Peter Pan blouses a favorite among indie actresses and fashion veterans alike; the line — now in its 12th year — is sold everywhere from Steven Alan to small boutiques. We caught up with the Philadelphia native at her New York City atelier to find out where she looks for inspiration, where she goes for second-hand goods, and which pieces are currently topping her shopping list.
>> Fashion publicist Gabby Sabharwal has a knack for finding exceptional pieces wherever she goes — and she has a collection of vintage handbags, gorgeous accessories, and one-off clothing to prove it. "I love finding a hidden treasure," Sabharwal explains.
Sabharwal's penchant for seeking out the original, as well as her keen eye for mixing of colors, prints, and textures, seems to be paying off. Next Spring, she's launching Giejo, her own line of mix-and-match swimwear. Featuring six boldly printed separates that can be combined into 16 different looks, the line is meant to suit different body shapes — and aesthetics. "I gathered feedback from friends about their own ideal swimsuit shapes and then looked at my own closet," she says.
We visited the native Midwesterner at her West Village apartment to find out more about her personal style, her favorite places to shop, and the pieces she's currently coveting — click through to read.
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>> Yael Aflalo — best known for the resourceful re-working of vintage styles she does for her easy-wearing line The Reformation — describes herself as a bit of a style chameleon. "My style is always changing and evolving, but elegant and sexy with a funny twist is probably the constant," she explains. We caught up with the designer (who is soon launching a lower-priced collection for Urban Outfitters) in her Chinatown atelier to get the scoop on her irreverantly-gorgeous personal style, her favorite shopping sources, and her real-life fashion inspirations. Click through to read more on this LA-native-turned-New-Yorker, and browse her Summer shopping picks.
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I made these leggings two weeks ago because I needed something new to wear with my Balenciaga sandals for Fashion Week. I have been wanting a pair of the ones by Black Milk for awhile but didn't have the money, so I spent $10 on fabric instead and even made a pair of biker shorts.
There are lovers, haters, and there are admirers. Lauren Conrad has officially become a pop phenomenon. And she has remained unscathed along the way. Yes, there was rumor of a sex tape, but did it ever surface? No. This Summer alone, she has been promoting, and wearing, The Lauren Conrad Collection, she talked to us about an (affordable) accessory collection with Mark cosmetics, and she is designing a couture dress for the Emmy trophy ladies. All the while partying and filming the next season of The Hills — premiering tonight! And so, I wanted to throw together a montage of our favorite Summer looks. This girl rules the sidewalk, not the red carpet. LC feels most comfortable in casual, chic outfits; but she'll find her all around fashion groove. She is, after all, the most popular girl of the zeitgeist. You know her, the girl you love to hate, hate to love, but still admire.