Name: Briar What do you do? I'm a pastry chef/founder of Marble & Milkweed. What beauty product can't you live without? Coconut oil! I use it for everything, hair, skin... I cook with it too! What was the last thing you bought? A green juice this morning. What's your New Year's Resolution? To be more present with whatever it is that I'm doing. What can't you live without? My sweetheart. What are you wearing?
Thanksgiving is a notoriously hard holiday to dress for because it requires sitting at a dinner table for hours with relatives who you only see once a year while simultaneously trying to consume unreasonable amounts of food and/or liquor. This presents a unique problem: dressing to impress your distant family while maintaining a level of comfort that is conducive to eating and sitting for long periods of time. While we all know Thanksgiving isn't the time to break out our best Carine Roitfeld-inspired look--too tight for face-stuffing!--finding a fashionable alternative to sweats can be difficult. We've pulled together the most stylish items that are comfy, chic, and won't disturb your proper Grandma. (So don't wear your Balenciaga Darth Vader visor, ok?) Of course our list includes Stella McCartney, the legendary mixer of casual and elegant, our favorite button downs from Madewell, a hat trick of cute shoes, and a Céline t-shirt--because a girl can dream, right? Check out all the Thanksgiving-friendly options in our slideshow!
New in collaborations: Fast fashion stalwart H&M has teamed up with old school clog maker Swedish Hasbeens for a one-off collection, set to hit stores April 20. But unlike traditional Hasbeens, beloved by hipsters and fashion elite, these puppies aren't super-pricey. In fact, they'll retail from $59.95 to $69.95. And it seems that the quality of the shoe will remain more-than-decent. “We believe very strongly in making better shoes for a better world. We want to make fashion more fun, creative and friendly to both the environment and people. And we have loved designing for H&M! It’s a fantastic opportunity to spread the idea of Hasbeens and make these shoes available to more people around the globe,” says Emy Blixt, founder and designer of Swedish Hasbeens, said in a statement to the press. We think we'll take the black sandals and the red Mary Janes. Click through to see the full collection.
I can't seem to remember a shoe that Jeffrey Campbell hasn't copied from another designer. So, it should come as no surprise that Mr. Campbell is today's culprit in our Adventures In Copyright series. The designer's Lief Clog boot has a striking resemblance to Swedish Hasbeens' High Heeled Jodhpur boot. Both boots are made of leather, both have a buckle, and both have their seams in exactly the same places. The only noticeable difference? Jeffrey Campbell's is $178 and Swedish Hasbeens' is about $400. Oh, and the fact that Swedish Hasbeens has been making clogs, and only clogs, since 2006. They may know just a little bit more about the Clog Boot than Jeffrey Campbell.
As the tipster who sent in this AIC lamented, we're surprised it didn't happen sooner. Lucky Brand, best known for its denim, has created a clog for summer. No surprise, right? Clogs are the shoe of the season, if not the year, and finding a pair for $99 is definitely a good thing. Except when the affordable version is just a cheap knockoff.