Name: Chantel Valentene What do you do? I'm a designer. What are you currently obsessed with? Jeans, always—especially black holey ones. Also, Hudson Clearwater and NARS candles. I just bought six of them for myself in their Acapulco scent. What are you wearing?
Andrea Vargas Dieppa and Elisa Restrepo, the two Colombian natives behind hot shoe line Dieppa Restrepo seem more like friends than business partners when I meet them at their Lower East Side showroom for a chat. The laidback designers are two peas in a pod, finishing each other's sentences and dissolving into giggles as they look back on their four years working together. I sat down with them to learn about how these two friends managed to bring together their Colombian roots, Mexican manufacturing and New York flair to create a successful shoe business. Read on.
Name: Diane Occupation: Works in fashion What was the last thing you bought? A pair of Dieppa Restrepo oxfords. What would you never be caught wearing? Leg warmers.
For some reason whenever we think of chambray that Naughty By Nature song gets stuck in our head. No matter. The point is that chambray is big this summer and we're happy about it. The chambray work shirt is classic 1930s Americana. It's sexy and rugged and a staple for the season. And while there's no messing with a basic like the two-pocket button down, we're happy to see this lightweight cotton or linen fabric cropping up in different styles. Click through for the best in chambray (and lightweight denim) for summer.