Trend alert: denim button-ups are on the up-and-up. We’re seeing this ’90s style come back through all of our favorite retailers. While we scratched our heads and said, Huh? at first, we’re now kind of digging the look, which strays from the preppy Ralph Lauren aesthetic of yesterday and now seems vintage and model-perfect. Our pick: this chambray western shirt from the Gap which, with its strategic wear-and-fade details, looks like it just might have come out from the back of your closet. We’re crushing on the western-style piping and buttons, but think this shirt would be best worn without the cowboy boots (avoid the cliché), and instead with some heels and a high bun.
Hey, hey, hey, J.Crew, since when did you start slapping Barneys price tags on your previously affordable goods? While we still adore you, we got a bit of a shock yesterday while doing some online window shopping on your site when we saw these cute sunglasses for … $395? Um, what? The deal—they’re part of a special collection from the famous eyewear brand A. R. Trapp, a “family-owned-and-operated company … known for its elegant, timeless designs and expert dedication to the craft—many clients have been wearing the same A.R. Trapp styles for decades (Spike Lee and famed architect Philip Johnson have counted among them).”
The vintage vibe on these thick-framed specs is pretty neat, but neat enough to drop $400 on? Hmm … [J.Crew] Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan likes to play the numbers game, and has given us some new figures to try on: Her leggings line, 6126, is set to expand drastically. The fall collection of dresses, leather jackets, ready-to-wear (and yes, leggings), will weigh in at 280 pieces. As for the prices, the range is also quite vast, the lowest item at $60, and the highest topping out at $1,000. That sure sounds like a lot of variety … which leads us to believe that Lindsay didn’t actually create a thing. Still, we’ll be interested to see the disputed designs when they hit the high-end retailers! [FashionIndie.com] Keep reading »
Kate Moss may be a high-fashion lover, but we think her favorite outfit might just be her birthday suit, best illustrated by this current cover of Vogue Hommes magazine. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »
Ashley Olsen beats us to the question at last night’s opening of “Lend Me A Tenor” (starring Ashley’s beau, Justin Bartha). [NYC, 4/4/10] Keep reading »
Half the reason I ordered Ann Taylor‘s “Perfect Flats” was a spiteful attempt to find a way in which they are not, in fact, “Perfect.” But I needed new black flats and didn’t want to spend $500 to replace my Lanvin regulars as they became increasingly less wearable, though I assumed the $98 Ann Taylor substitutes would be nothing but a short-lived band-aid on the problem. As it turns out, I was wrong. Not only do they look good — far better, in fact, than their picture — the leather is soft, the sole padded and the toe cleavage perfectly balanced. If this is what Ann Taylor’s new designer and sleeker approach is going to look like all the time, consider us interested. [$98, Ann Taylor] Keep reading »