Los Angeles-based Tiffany Tuttle has been designing shoes to accompany Victoria Bartlett's VPL collection for a few seasons now. Yet at the VPL Spring 2010 show, we couldn't help but be even more impressed with the duo's latest efforts. Not only are the soft, slouchy straps of leather--reminiscent of the ready-to-wear collection's omnipresent grosgrain--back, but this time, they're available in a muted coral and a deep seaweed blue-green (which is difficult to see in the photos.) The requisite pebble and dove grey styles are there, too. I love Tuttle's and Bartlett's individual designs, but I have to say, their aesthetics are a match made in collaboration heaven. The project brings their individual visions to another level. I can't wait to get my hands on a pair!
Last Night's Other Parties: Creatures of Comfort and Style.com
We didn't make it to the Dazed party at Don Hill's last night (although we heard a bunch of people got arrested, so maybe that's a good thing), but we did manage to stop by the Creatures of Comfort New York store launch on Mulberry Street and Style.com's 10th anniversary bash, which was taking place just a couple of blocks away. Creatures of Comfort, a Los Angeles-based brick and mortar store, label, and online shopping destination for Rachel Comey and VPL-lovers across the country, is opening up shop in New York. Owner Jade Lai hosted a party in her expansive new space last night, and tons of our favorite designers were there: Tiffany Tuttle, Comey, Peter Jensen, Victoria Bartlett, Daphne Javitch, and plenty more. And of course Lai around, not only touting her new storefront, but also her INCREDIBLE in-house collection, which both Leah and I melted over. It's gently priced--in the $150-$350 range--and everything is a mix and match of silk cropped blouses, tie-waist dresses, and loose blazers. Most was made from a delicate crepe, with some cotton mixed in. And the color palette? Seafoam, terra cotta, white, periwinkle...everything we want for spring. After fawning over the clothes, we chatted with our Carroll Gardens contingency--Izzy from RackedNY, Adele from Epaulet, and Jen from Bird. South Brooklyn is the best. But soon it was time to head to Lafayette for Style.com's 10th anniversary party.