Dads. They get some pretty funny ideas about style. Like that wearing Hawaiian shirts is acceptable year-round. Or that socks with sandals is a totally cool look. But, though they may not be the most obvious style icons in our life, they’ve certainly passed down their own brand of sartorial wisdom–for better or worse. So, in honor of Father’s Day, we asked our favorite fashion and celebrity friends–from Leandra Medine and Olivia Palermo to Wyclef Jean and Richard Chai–to share the most memorable style advice they ever got from their dad.
Who stood out in fashion this year?
From the most buzzed about model to the hotspot no one saw coming to the
coolest new French brand, read on for who we think made the biggest splash in the fashion industry in 2012.
Coachella Happened: Coachella kicked off last weekend (and wraps this weekend), and we promise to stop talking about it soon. From what the celebs wore, to what real people wore, to the trends we hope will fade faster than your tan we covered it all. It’s all in good fun – you know we love you! (But seriously, no more crochet.)
YouTube Makeup Gurus: We’ve all been there: we’ve spotted that perfect cat eye or been desperate to cover up that zit and wondered, “How can I do this?” Luckily, we live in the age of YouTube, where beauty gurus share their knowledge with just a click of a button. Here are 10 of the best tutorials.
Best Tressed Style Bloggers: Though these seven ladies are known better for their clothes than their locks, we think it’s all part of the same stylish parcel. We had to know how these bloggers style their enviable hair.
Finally, NYC’s Answer to Colette: Fashion fans dream of boutiques like Colette in Paris and Corso Como in Milan, so obviously we’re thrilled about FiveStory, NYC’s latest boutique that seeks to fill that niche. The best part? The brain behind the luxury boutique is 26-year old Claire Distenfeld–check out our interview with her.
When New York native Claire Distenfeld hit 25, like most young 20-somethings, she had something of a quarterlife crisis. “I had a few months of ‘What am I going to do with my life?’ moments” she told me. Unlike most 20-somethings, the answer for Distenfeld was an incredibly ambitious undertaking: to launch a luxury retail space in New York to rival Colette in Paris or Corso Como in Milan.
Last night, fashion’s elite gathered to celebrate the opening of Distenfeld’s boutique, FiveStory, which is not five stories, but two and a half floors of a gorgeous townhouse on East 68th St (number 18, if you’re in the neighborhood). The boutique, which Claire opened with the help of her father, Fred, displays a meticulously curated and unexpected selection of women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, jewelry, shoes, kids and home wares displayed just-so in a space designed by Ryan Korbon. The floors are black and white marble and the staircases are lined with wrought iron balustrade. Read: This store is fancy. Thankfully, the upscale setting and location doesn’t necessarily mean that what’s for sale there is prohibitively pricey. There is contemporary clothing too, priced between $200 and $600.
We caught up with Claire to ask her how a 26 year old managed to pull this whole thing off.