Celebs everywhere are loving polka dots this season, including the ever-stylish Jessica Alba. She paired her printed Madewell sweater with loose-fitting Current/Elliott jeans and snakeskin Yosi Samra flats. Her leather Wendy Nichol backpack, ash&dans infinite scarf, and cat eye sunglasses were the perfect finishing touches for her easy, breezy look. Unfortunately this exact sweater is no longer available online, but shop now to get her denim, kicks, scarf, and backpack.
>> Accessories designer Wendy Nichol is launching handmade clothing to go with her two-year-old line of bags and jewelry. Featuring cropped blouses, long blazers, and silky shorts, the lingerie-inspired collection is meant to be mixed-and-matched; "It’s about layering," Nichol explains. Click through for a peek at some of the looks that populate the new line.
Earrings usually come in a pair. Like, two peas in a pod, two wheels on a bike, two fabulous shoes . . . a double rainbow! PartySugar lost an earring back on her way to work this morning and we discussed her sporting the one earring style — totally acceptable, especially with double piercings. Then I spotted these Wendy Nichol Mix & Match Studs ($210) and thought to myself: I have so many cool studs, why not just mix and match my own? Studs are the safest place to begin this DIY, the bigger you go, the more glances you'll get. That is up to you. Shall we give it a whirl?
Otte in New York has three fabulous locations, but if you can't stop in, be sure to peruse its online store. The sale section currently houses tons of designer duds for way less. There's even a 50 percent off section. These Wendy Nichol Cone/Bead Dangle Earrings ($57, originally $188) came out of the 70 percent off section. Part bubbly, part spiky — awesome!
New York jewelry designer, Wendy Nichol, has us dreaming of late summer, cotton basics, and tough but pretty jewelry thanks to her Spring 2009 look book. Whether its a delicate bracelet made edgy by way of raised spikes, or a necklace of gathered mixed-metal chains--there is a balance between hard and soft in this collection that will keep customers coming back for more. Nichol, who landed firmly in the jewelry scene with her signature snakeskin hoops and cuff bracelets, has since evolved her brand to include everything from key chains to earrings and at price points that range from contemporary to high end. Our favorite pieces from the Spring 09 collection are the gathering of leather ruffles which are made into both earrings and necklaces. To see Nichol's Spring 2009 look book, click the link below.
Serena van der Woodsen may look melancholy in this picture, but don't let her pensive pose fool you. In last night's episode of Gossip Girl, the new reigning queen of the Upper East Side showed her true colors and relished in her beauty with a new friend — leaving Blair in the dust.
You can loathe her but you can't deny her rockin' style. Before taking the stage, Serena arrived to the fashion show in a chain dangling La Rok Navajo mini halter dress. Funky and Fab.
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While checking up on local New York jewelry designer, Wendy Nichol, we discovered Nichol's daughter modeling in her newest look book. The shoot, a very pretty, very sweet, very Marc Jacobs-inspired gallery of images, shows the leather-covered hearts and pyramid shapes that are prominent in this most recent collection as worn by the youngest of the Nichol's clan. We know Nichol from our days in e-commerce and know that she and her family are more or less the perfect version of 'I'm never moving to the suburbs' and so we only saw it is as very sweet and quirky of the Nichols family. How will other people feel, we wonder? It's hard to say. If anything the shoot will bring some extra-jewelry shopping attention to her brand or, at worst, upset people who misconstrue it as inappropriate or damaging to put a young girl in mascara--it does, in a way, make us feel old and haggard even in our mid-twenties. Look book aside, Wendy Nichol is an amazing jewelry designer. Her rock and roll vibe and balance between costumery and fine jewelry has made her a prominant New York designer. In the end, our headline is 'cute daughter in tough-girl jewelry makes for Marc Jacobsy/quirky look book'. It's a winner.
Yes, studs of the male type will always be in fashion - lucky for us they are not a passing trend! I'm talking about the quintessential punk staple: the bold, sharp stud. While these are always fashionable in some circles, to those peeps demise, studs are now way cool in high fashion circles. Anarchy in the Vogue offices? Check out these studly items:
For medium studliness: Giles for Mulberry printed canvas satchel, $795. To order call the Manhattan Mulberry store: 888.685.6856 ext.102.
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