This Season’s Most Unexpected Trend: Cowboy Booties

Left, Isabel Marant, Right, Mara Hoffman, Runway Show

Left, Isabel Marant, Right, Mara Hoffman, Runway Show

Cowboy boots are not normally something I would have considered to be a fashion trend, but designers such as Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, and many others have created some unique and embellished styles in this season.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley rocking a pair of cowboy booties

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley rocking a pair of cowboy booties

For a more modern take on the cowboy boots, pair ’em with a maxi skirt for a bohemian vibe, or with a motorcycle jacket for a more urban look.

ARSON Western Ankle Boots, $170.00

ARSON Western Ankle Boots, $170.00

Check out more of our top picks after the jump!

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The Best Fendi Buggy Street Style Snaps of 2015

Fendi’s buggies have been a huge hit since making their debut a couple years ago.  Since then, they’ve expanded beyond their initial start as a playful bag accessory and made their way into clothing, shoes, and pretty much everything else in between.

Spotted at Milan Fashion Week.

Spotted at Milan Fashion Week.

Check out these darling street style pics of the best Fendi looks of 2015.

Model arrives at the Fendi show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 24, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Model arrives at the Fendi show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 24, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Caroline Vreeland and Shea Marie.

Caroline Vreeland and Shea Marie.

Leaf Greener & her Fendi buggy keeping her Hermes bag warm.

Leaf Greener & her Fendi buggy keeping her Hermes bag warm.

Street style featuring the Karlito buggy.

Street style featuring the Karlito buggy.

Backstage at Fendi Spring 2015.

Backstage at Fendi Spring 2015.

Fendi buggy on a Miu Miu bag.

Fendi buggy on a Miu Miu bag.

Chiara Ferragni at Milan Fashion Week.

Chiara Ferragni at Milan Fashion Week.

Fendi buggy on a Prada bag at Paris Fashion Week.

Fendi buggy on a Prada bag at Paris Fashion Week.

Olivia Palermo wearing Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola Satchel Bag, Gestuz Contrasting Sleeveless Coat, Westward Leaning Voyager 9 Sunglasses and Fendi Fur Buggie in Lucky Look.

Olivia Palermo wearing Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola Satchel Bag, Gestuz Contrasting Sleeveless Coat, Westward Leaning Voyager 9 Sunglasses, & a Fendi Fur Buggie in Lucky Look.

The most coveted bag buggy of them all, featuring the one & only Karl Lagerfeld.  Spotted at Fendi's runway show in Milan.

The most coveted bag buggy of them all, featuring the one & only Karl Lagerfeld. Spotted at Fendi’s runway show in Milan.

Milan Fashion Week street style.

Milan Fashion Week street style.

Fendi buggy on a Fendi bag, photographed by Tommy Ton.

Fendi buggy on a Fendi bag, photographed by Tommy Ton.

Veronica Ferraro at the Fendi Bag Bugs event in Milan.

Veronica Ferraro at the Fendi Bag Bugs event in Milan.

Fendi heels & buggy on Hermes bag.

Fendi heels & buggy on Hermes bag.

Rocking the micro-Fendista shoulder bag & mini-Karlito

Rocking the micro-Fendista shoulder bag & mini-Karlito.

Spring 2015 Couture street style.

Spring 2015 Couture street style.

Chiara Ferragni (left) & Candela Novembre (right) wearing oodles and caboodles of Fendi.

Chiara Ferragni (left) & Candela Novembre (right) looking adorable in oodles and caboodles of Fendi.

Spotted outside Rochas.

Spotted outside Rochas.

What do you think of this trend?  Would you wear a buggy on your bag or sweater?  

Happy New Year!

xoxo

Designer Spotlight: Au Jour Le Jour

Au Jour Le Jour via Buro 24/7

Au Jour Le Jour via Buro 24/7

Recently, I stumbled across a sushi-printed jacket, and had to track down the designer immediately.  It turns out, the jacket was the product a new fashion label known as Au Jour Le Jour.  The Italian label debuted in 2010 as brainchild of designers Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez.

Designers

Designers Mirko Fontana e Diego Marquez

The designers combine their complementary and diverse skill sets and backgrounds to create elegant, yet quirky and sophisticated, yet totally unique designs.  

Anna Dello Russo in Au Jour Le Jour

Anna Dello Russo in Au Jour Le Jour

Their whimsical prints can be found on celebrities and fashion icons alike, as well as through high-end department stores and prestigious online fashion boutiques, such as FarFetch.

Au Jour Le Jour Menswear

Au Jour Le Jour Menswear

Their lines include both mens’ and womens’ wear, and prices range from $200 to over $1,000.  My personal favorites include this bus-printed skirt, this pair of sequin-embellished denim shorts, and this apple-print playsuit.

Au Jour Le Jour Spring/Summer '15 runway show, via StyleBlazer

Au Jour Le Jour Spring/Summer ’15 runway show, via StyleBlazer

What do you think of their funky designs?  Would you wear them?

xo

What’s Trending: The Wide-Legged Pant

The wide-legged pant has been mentioned here and there in the fashion world.  However, this elusive pant style has not been seen very often on the streets or in the runways, until recently.  I’ve been on the fence with the trend, wondering if it was the new Harem Pants, a trend we never thought would make it that (unsurprisingly) didn’t.  However, recently debuted Resort 2015 collections showcased the style everywhere, from Fendi to Tory Burch.  

Sonia Rykiel Resort 2015

Sonia Rykiel Resort 2015

With new styles and prints, designers showed the wide-legged pant is a new spin on workwear, as well as casual when paired with a crop top.  These new designs have made this style much more wearable.

Tory Burch Resort 2015

Tory Burch Resort 2015

Yigal Azrouël Resort 2015

Yigal Azrouël Resort 2015

Nonoo Resort 2015

Nonoo Resort 2015

Fendi Resort 2015

Fendi Resort 2015

I have a feeling these may not become bigger than The Beatles, but we will be seeing much more of this style than the almost-trendy harem pants.  What do you think of ’em?  Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Finally: Why Nicolas Ghesquiere Really Left Balenciaga

System, a new magazine, is releasing it’s first issue complete with an interview with Nicolas Ghesquiere on why he left Balenciaga- straight from the man himself.

system mag

So, why exactly did he leave the brand?  Profound, persistent dissatisfaction with the business operations of the brand. “It all became so dehumanized,” tells Ghesquière:

Everything became an asset for the brand, trying to make it ever more corporate – it was all about branding. I don’t have anything against that; actually, the thing that I’m most proud of is that Balenciaga has become a big financial entity and will continue to exist. But I began to feel as though I was being sucked dry, like they wanted to steal my identity while trying to homogenise things. It just wasn’t fulfilling anymore.

He goes on, complaining about the system that constrained his imagination:

The strongest pieces that we made for the catwalk got ignored by the business people… I started to become unhappy when I realised that there was no esteem, interest, or recognition for the research that I’d done; they only cared about what the merchandisable result would look like.

They keep saying they love fashion, yet they’ve never actually grasped that this isn’t yoghurt or a piece of furniture – products in the purest sense of the term.

Ghesquière claims that, before quitting, he had no idea we all loved him so:

When I got back to Paris I saw the press, and with all the commentary going on I actually learnt things about myself; it was quite beautiful in fact. Generally the reaction had been very positive, even on Twitter there were some very satisfactory things being written.

Source: Bullett Magazine (read more on the article here!)

Verrry interesting, if I may say so.  What are your thoughts on the designer leaving Balenciaga?

Trend Report: Fall 2013

Photo via Olivia Palermo

Photo via Olivia Palermo

With the ending of Paris, Milan, New York and London fashion weeks, we were able to see the amazing styles from designers, and the trends are very apparent.  Thigh-grazing heels, embellishments, feathers, military and fur were just some of the main fashion trends sure to be a hit this upcoming fall.

Have you guys seen any other main trends recently?

Seeing Double: Prints on Prints

Prints paired with prints are trending everywhere this season, from the runways to the streets.  However, this trend is fairly difficult to master, as it involves defying the rules of matching that we have always abided by.  To master this ultra chic look, use a neutral color, such as black or grey, on either the top or the bottom, and choose color for the other print.  Altogether, the underlying rule for success is to use colors that complement each other.  Florals are a great print to pair; not only do they go well with other florals, they also combine well with geometric and grid-like prints.  The best way to find what goes well together in your closet is to simply experiment!  The different combinations are endless, and it guarantees that you won’t be seeing another lady on the street in the same outfit.