In today's Times Style section, there is a piece titled "
Good: 5-inch Louboutins, blazers, colorful Dresses, short, tight skirts
What we like:
What would you wear for a night up at the club?
Yesterday afternoon, I escaped the rain momentarily to check out what Club Monaco has in store for next summer (which can't come soon enough). The light, beachy wears almost made me forget about the terrible weather outside and I left wanting to go on vacation--which is exactly what Club Monaco’s designer did to get inspired. For the second time, Club Monaco did a special “beach boutique” collection, for which the designer found inspiration on a trip to St. Bart’s. Basically, it’s an all-white (very on trend) collection of cute beach cover ups, plus this really amazing, simple long white tank dress that would look as appropriate at the beach as it would at a cocktail party. There were also a range of great imported hand woven straw totes. The early summer collections, which will be out in April and May, include a lot of things you’d expect from Club Monaco, a few things you wouldn’t and several things I loved. Occupying the first category were sequined tanks and dresses, lightweight knits and tees. Overall, there was less embellishment than I expected, which was a good thing. The brand is definitely stepping up their cool factor (as in their Carol Han-approved, Garance-shot, cool girl-modeled Fall lookbook). There was a lot of cream and nude, with pops of very light neon green. There were adorable scalloped-edge shorts, long pleated skirts, light peach-colored cardigans and white and navy horizontal striped shirts that somehow didn’t look redundant.
2011 is coming to a close, and some of the most pressing fashion mysteries of the year have yet to be resolved. While we're all looking forward to a year of new collections, It-girl obsessions, and strange sartorial choices, here are some questions from 2011 we'll still want answered after the clock strikes midnight.
Gwyneth Paltrow wants everyone to know that she wrote My Father's Daughter, her debut cook book, herself. In her first tweet since her Oscars Tom Ford debut, Paltrow wrote "Love @nytimes dining section but this weeks facts need checking. No ghost writer on my cookbook, I wrote every word myself." Her defensive tweet was in response to a New York Times article by Julia Moskin, which says celebrities are able to churn out lots of cook books because they aren't actually writing them. She gives Gwyneth Paltrow as an example and says Paltrow's ghostwriter is Julia Turshen, who she mentions is currently working on a second book with the actress. So what exactly did Turshen do? Gwyneth sort of explains that in the book with the following author's note: