Simple and chic, the tote bag is easily one of our favorite carryalls for every pack-it-in situation. Right now, we're loving the fancier options on the market — think polished finishes and sharp silhouettes — from the likes of Sophie Hulme, Loeffler Randall, and Proenza Schouler. Make this timeless bag your everyday work bag, or utilize its generous size for running errands. With brands ranging from Alexander Wang to ASOS, check out our editors' top picks for every budget.
February is going to be filled with exciting, stylish moments, thanks to Fashion Week, award season, and Valentine's Day. With those events in mind, this month's shopping list is all about stunning, snap-worthy street-style jewels, eye-catching handbags, and bold separates that will survive the Winter-to-Spring transition. When the midseason slump has you feeling uninspired, our editors' picks are sure to give your cold-weather look a much-needed lift. From Tibi's lobster-printed skirt to an irresistible (and budget-friendly) pair of exotic statement earrings from ASOS, see and shop our February must haves now!
I love sequins, yes, but this Sophie Hulme Sequin Poncho ($880) makes me believe that there is such a thing as sequin overload. The designer has fused two opposites — sequins and ponchos — but I don't think it's wearable in real life. It seems too high maintenance, too flashy. What do you think?
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A recent search for a crazy neck scarf led me to PixieMarket.com. This site is all about originality and stocks items from popular up-and-coming brands such as Supersocial, Sophie Hulme, and Nicholas Morley. Pixie Market is definitely a must-visit for anyone looking for avant garde goods. While you're perusing the site, don't forget to check out the awesome sale section!
When you think of sequins you normally think of party frocks and jazz shoes but Pixie Market is changing all that. Now, when you're running to the deli at ten thirty on a school night you can do it in style. This sequin jacket with detachable hood by Sophie Hulme is where it's at and something tells us the Proenza gents would approve.
Sophie Hulme is a designer that marches to her own drum beat. After graduating from Kingston University in 2007, Sophie wasted no time creating a Fall collection. Inspired by menswear and military pieces, her jackets, coats, bags, and hats are slightly off-trend and unique.
I love how her masculine and minimalist cuts are intertwined with feminine details such as a fabulous twisted bow on the back of a hard-edge parka (left). Look forward to seeing an added jewelry collection to her Spring 2009 collection.
To see more of Sophie Hulme's 2008 Fall collection, read more