Has cat-themed fashion peaked? Hardly. That is, if sunglasses designer René Chu has anything to do with it. Perfect for the woman who only wants to wear her mechanical cat ears on the weekends—because, you know, they’re not always appropriate during at work—Chu’s Revé line features detachable cat ears (or talons, if that’s more your thing).
It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means beach season is finally upon us. A quick way to update your summer look (and one that is much, much less painful than shopping for swimsuits) is to grab a new beach bag. Even if the closest shoreline is states away, a beach bag will make you feel closer to one.
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There aren’t many red carpets that can bring together the likes of Lauren Conrad, Kid Rock, beauty queens, and Smokey Robinson, but it happened this weekend at the 139th Kentucky Derby.
The biggest attraction–sometimes literally–at the Kentucky Derby is the head wear. From matchy-matchy hats to ginormous flowers, race-goers had fun with their hats this year.
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With the upcoming Costume Institue exhibit and Met ball set to celebrate punk style, I wanted to look a little closer at the delicate piercing craze New York Adorned’s J. Colby Smith has spawned within the fashion community. Piercing is a hallmark of punk style–in the safety pin through an ear kind of way. And Colby himself is an admitted punk.
When you think of Ferragamo one of the first things that comes to mind is the Vara. Even if you don’t know its name you know what it looks like–it’s that mid-heeled sensible looking shoe with a stiff grosgrain bow at the top. Everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Margaret Thatcher has worn them. Your grandmother might have worn them, too, and if you were lucky, you stole them from her.
They’re the ultimate in granny chic (hell, I think they’re just plain chic–even though I hate that word) and they turn 35 this year. To celebrate, Ferragamo has launched an innovative new online project called L’Icona. The most compelling part of this project is that for the first time ever, Ferragamo is letting shoppers customize their own Varas.
It’s surprising that Monique Lhuillier is just now getting into the shoe game. After all, the Los Angeles-based designer’s intricate wedding gowns and elegant evening wear generally requires one to wear a fancy heel. So it’s exciting that Lhuillier’s first-ever footwear collection, which features plenty of girly-but-still sleeks pumps priced from $595 to $1,195—hits Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York store today. We chatted with Lhuillier about her new venture.
The J.Crew president on her longtime obsession with Giles & Brother, the return of pinstripes, and her next collaboration (of sorts).
It’s been an interesting year for siblings/business partners Philip and Courtney Crangi. They launched Giles & Brother jewelry over a decade ago, but thanks to Courtney’s highly publicized relationship with J.Crew president Jenna Lyons, a whole new set of eyes are watching them.
But here’s what’s so refreshing: Where most would be tightlipped in response to a sudden onslaught of gossip regarding their personal life, the Crangis acknowledge that Courtney’s relationship is a point of interest for press, embracing it in the most positive way.
With so many jewelry lines competing for entrance into the same arm, ring, and ear parties, we imagine it’s pretty difficult for young designers to set themselves a part, but Bande des Quatres‘s Erin Wahed has consistently done so and her latest collection of jewelry that seems to magically float on the body does not disappoint.
Digital Fashion Shows, an online platform launched last year by KCD to present runway shows in a streaming format, is expanding to accessories with a little help from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the British Fashion Council (BFC). The two influential organizations have joined forces to select a batch of promising accessory designers here and across the pond to present on the new Digital Accessory Showcase sponsored by Swarovski.