SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Givenchy

Givenchy mules first debuted last year in New York Fashion Week on the Spring/Summer 2016 runway, where it caused that notorious Candice Swanepoel & other model’s fashion week fall.  Nonetheless, these Italian-made Givenchy mules are exquisitely beautiful, featuring a lizard-effect and smooth metallic leather.  Pair these with a colorful, monochromatic outfit to accentuate the silver heels.

Givenchy mesh-paneled metallic leather mules, $1,050, via Net-a-Porter

Givenchy mesh-paneled metallic leather mules, $1,050, via Net-a-Porter 

givenchy mules

givenchy mules

 

What do you think of these heels?  How would you style them?

xoxo

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The Hottest New Bag Trends For The Fall & Winter Season

As the seasons change, so does fashion.  This fall and winter season, mini backpacks and bucket bags are the perfect transitional carry-all bag.  Every designer has some sort of backpack they are debuting this season, from Fendi to Versace to Chanel.  In all shapes, sizes, and colors, it is easy to find one (or ten) you’ll love.  Of course, clutches and shoulder bags are the timeless counterparts, if a classic bag is more your style.

Check out the top picks below.

 

 

Mansur Gavriel Mini Mini Bucket Bag, $345, via Moda Operandi

Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag, $345, via Moda Operandi

 

MOSCHINO 'Fashion Kills' Printed Backpack, $850, via Shopbop

MOSCHINO ‘Fashion Kills’ Printed Backpack, $850, via Shopbop

 

Saint Laurent Monogramme quilted leather shoulder bag, $1,990, via Net-a-Porter

Saint Laurent Monogramme quilted leather shoulder bag, $1,990, via Net-a-Porter

 

Dolce & Gabbana 'Sicily' backpack, $2,595.00, via FarFetch

Dolce & Gabbana ‘Sicily’ backpack, $2,595.00, via FarFetch

 

Olympia Le-Tan x Keith Haring book clutch, $1,651.66, via FarFetch

Olympia Le-Tan x Keith Haring book clutch, $1,651.66, via FarFetch

 

Versace Palazzo Medusa chain trim backpack, $1,804.97

Versace Palazzo Medusa chain trim backpack, $1,804.97, via FarFetch

 

Prada Bibliothèque watersnake-paneled leather tote, $3,580, via Net-a-Porter

Prada Bibliothèque watersnake-paneled leather tote, $3,580, via Net-a-Porter

 

Balenciaga Traveller textured-leather backpack, $1,885, via Net-a-Porter

Balenciaga Traveller textured-leather backpack, $1,885, via Net-a-Porter

 

What do you think of these bags?  Are you into bucket bags or backpack-inspired bags?  Share your favorites in the comments section below!

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Vetements

“I always look to the example of Comme des Garçons for what we want to do,” Gvasalia, the head designer of Vetements, explained in a Racked interview. “Steady but slow growth while doing things their own way.”

Vetements Fall/Winter 2016 Runway, via New York Magazine

Vetements Fall/Winter 2016 Runway, via New York Magazine

Vetements, pronounced vet-MAHN is the cool-girl, underground brand that debuted with a boom in 2014 (despite Lorde’s twitter feed officially calling the brand “uncool” back in May).  With a selection of hoodies, quirky t-shirts, and other miscellaneous items of clothing.  Additionally, they make some badass boots.  See below.

Vetements Textured-leather ankle boots, $1,710, via Net-a-Porter

Vetements Textured-leather ankle boots, $1,710, via Net-a-Porter

I can’t think of a better way to channel your inner street starlet than the look below, socks and all.

VETEMENTS Textured-leather ankle boots

VETEMENTS Textured-leather ankle boots

 

What do you think of these boots?  How would you style them?

xo

Surprise! Alexa Chung Is Launching a Fashion Line — StyleCaster

After a solid decade of topping best-dressed lists, sitting front row at runway shows, and collaborating with brands from Madewell to Superga, Alexa Chung is (finally!) striking out on her own with a full-fledged fashion brand. Announced early this morning, ALEXACHUNG will include denim, daywear, evening wear, shoes, jewelry and permanents, a category that the press release describes as “daily luxuries” (our money’s on pieces like vintage-y soft tees and crewneck sweaters).

Edwin Bodson, formerly the head designer at Haider Ackermann, will act as managing director of the new line, and collaborate with Chung on “wearable, cool clothing you can live in and love in,” as she puts it in the release.

“After many seasons of inspiring and eye opening collaborations with some of my favorite brands, I have decided that now is the perfect time to go it alone and establish my very own fashion line,” says Chung.

Check out the full article on StyleCaster.  Do you love Alexa Chung’s style?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

xo

This Week’s Most Coveted

Pantone has officially dubbed the sultry Marsala as the color of the year.  The red wine, burgundy-esque color evokes images of its earthy roots, while exuding a refined class and sophistication.  It blends well with muted tones, as well as bold and light neutrals, as it is a universally flattering color for fashion, beauty, and interiors.  The color is also appealing to men and women alike.  The color is both dramatic and grounding at the same time.  Check out the inspiration board for Pantone’s favorite color of 2015.
Major Marsala Dresses
What do you think of the color of the year?  How will you style it into your wardrobe?
xo, loves

How To Sound Like A Fashionista Even If You Aren’t (or, Shoe Types Decoded)

How To Sound Like A Fashionista Even If You Aren’t (or, Shoe Types Decoded)

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Read on for an elaboration of some of the most dizzying shoe types shown above (and some they neglected to give honorable mention).

Flatforms:  Shoes with a uniform-height platform wedge that run across the entire heel, popularized this season by designers such as Marni, Opening Ceremony, and Stella McCartney.

The Elyse, Britt and Binx Flatform shoes by Stella McCartney are currently part of the Fashion Week uniform

The Elyse, Britt and Binx Flatform shoes by Stella McCartney are the unofficial shoes of Fashion Week street style

Frye Boot: (See: The Buckle).

Lobster Claw: (See also: Armadillo Heels).  Famously popularized at Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2010 runway show, these heels are 10 inches high, and only 21 pairs have ever been produced.  They are rather impossible to get your hands on, and range from $3,900 to $10,000 depending on skin, style, and embroidery.

“The world needs fantasy, not reality. We have enough reality today,

“The world needs fantasy, not reality. We have enough reality today,” Alexander McQueen told the New York Times regarding his “Lobster Claw” heels (above)

Mary Janes: The name is taken from the character Mary Jane in the Buster Brown comic strip.   Characterized by a strap across the top of top the shoe running from ankle to ankle, fastened with a buckle.

The Original Purveyor of the

The Original Purveyor of the “Mary Jane” shoe style, Buster Brown

Mules: Heels with open backs to expose the ankle.  Whereas these heels were once reserved solely for “exotic dancers” (see Stripper Heels), they are currently trending in the fashion world.

The Mule.

The Mule Heel: Not Just For Strippers Anymore!

UGG boots: (See also: Teenybopper, Guilty Pleasures, Things That Are So Bad They’re Almost Good, Velour Tracksuits, and Things Hipsters Will Find ‘Cool in an Ironic Sort of Way’ In 2 Years).

What are your favorite shoe types?  Did we miss any?  Share in the comments section below!  Also, be sure to check out the weekly Shoe Porn Thursday for a curated selection of the best, worst, and all-over craziest shoes around town.

xo

What’s Trending: The Most Flattering Color For This Fall

nude color fashion trend

From champagne pinks to stone beige to pale shimmering cream, nude colors are becoming the new sophisticated color for both day and night.  They look amazing when paired with icy pastels and classic neutrals, like black, grey, brown, and navy blue.

runway 2015 nude fashion trend

As a general rule: Lighter-skin ladies look best in cool tones with pink and silver undertones, while darker-skin tones should opt for warm tones, with yellow and gold undertones.  Try holding up different colors to your skin in bright lighting in case you are not sure which tones look best with your skin tone.

Check out the top picks highlighting this classic fashion trend below.

For Love & Lemons Antigua Mini Dress, $224

For Love & Lemons Antigua Mini Dress, $224

Marc by Marc Jacobs Marchive Tote, $349

Marc by Marc Jacobs Marchive Tote, $349

Nicholas Ponte Flare Skirt, $240

Nicholas Ponte Flare Skirt, $240

Loeffler Randall Paz Sandal with Calf Fur, $150

Loeffler Randall Paz Sandal with Calf Fur, $150

For Love & Lemons Balmy Nights Crop Top, $127

For Love & Lemons Balmy Nights Crop Top, $127

Marie Turnor Lunch Clutch, $217

Marie Turnor Lunch Clutch, $217

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MLV Mara Argyle Crop Top, $195

 What do you think of the nude fashion trend?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Chrissie Morris

Eye motifs have been trending everywhere in fashion as of lately.  From patterns to bold eye-shaped hardware, it’s all in the eyes.  Kenzo nailed it with their eye-patterned tops, scarves, and, well, everything, and Delfina Delettrez has some amazing jewelry starring diamond-encrusted eye motifs this season.

These Eye Pumps by Chrissie Morris are right on trend, and the neutral cream color complements the funky evil eye perfectly.  These pop-art inspired pumps are balanced by the ladylike closed toe and thin 4.5 inch heel.

Chrissie Morris Eye Pumps, $985

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What do you think of these unique pumps?  What would you wear them with?

What’s Trending: Five Absolute Must-Have Accessories

Among the things I’m loving this week are funky cat-eye sunglasses, Prada’s one-of-a-kind printed bags, and unique jewelry that can easily be the centerpiece of an outfit.  Check out what’s on my wish list this week below!

1.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, $380

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, $380

2.

Prada Saffiano Face-Printed  Crossbody Bag, $2,800

Prada Saffiano Face-Printed Crossbody Bag, $2,800

3.

Tori Praver Printed Bikini Top, $110

Tori Praver Printed Bikini Top, $110

4.

Yaz Bukey Champagne Bottle Earrings, $108

Yaz Bukey Champagne Bottle Earrings, $108

5.

Jimmy Choo Candy Acrylic Clutch, $875

Jimmy Choo Candy Acrylic Clutch, $875

What are you loving this week?

xo