When I walked into Intermix the other day, I was happy to see some fall merch already on the shelves. (Best/most exciting shopping season!) Nestled in among the racks, however, were peasant tops. Lots of them, just like this girly Elizabeth & James blouse. Looks like this trend has officially resurfaced. You’ll also find lots of flowy tops right now on Shopbop.com by labels like Patterson J. Kincaid, Joie, Torn by Ronny Kobo, and Rebecca Taylor. While several of those designers have put out California-style looks in the past, it would seem that they’re really returning to draped shapes, flower patterns, and a boho aesthetic that reaches less for hippie than it does Euro-chic.
So what do you think? Wish peasant tops would return to the trend graveyard? Or think they should be a wardrobe staple? Keep reading »
Pump genius Charles Jourdan was a leader in the shoe biz — reaching cult status in the ’60s and ’70s — until the company slowly suffered from bankruptcy and fell off the map (despite attempts by the Hilton family to revive the label). Now, thanks to Alexandra Neel, best known for her design work with Celine and Balenciaga, Jourdan will make a comeback through a seriously hotly anticipated new collection set to come out in the fall.
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We know, we get it: Vampire fashion is so hot right now. But we all know human blood (or True Blood, for that matter), is a bitch to get out of silk. What’s another trend you can jump on? Circus chic. No, seriously…
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We already love the young, Paris-based designer Rad Hourani’s aesthetic–which, as WWD puts it best, is all about “experimental cuts and hard-edged rocker-Goth vibe.” The $500 to $5,000 price tags? Eh, not so much. So we’re completely overjoyed to hear that Rad by Rad Hourani is coming to a store (or website) near us soon. The diffusion line will be a more reasonable $100 to $300, and, even cooler, is made up of angular cuts in a gritty black, white, and charcoal palette and designs that are unisex. (Although, it would take an unusually stylish man to rock some of the looks.) Whether it will be more of a hit with the boys or girls, we’re totally feeling the drapey yet structured feel that’s so reminiscent of Comme des Garcons, Ann Demeulemeester, and, of course, Rad himself, served up at much lower prices. The only downside? We’ll have to wait until November to get our grubby little hands on the goods. A closer look after the jump! [WWD] Keep reading »
Nike has released a new version of the SB Dunk Low inspired by Will Ferrell‘s Ron Burgundy character in “Anchorman.” We’ve seen very few things as fugly as these shoes. Was it really necessary to have burgundy suede, striped polyester, tan suede, white leather, and a bright yellow Nike Swoop all on the same sneaker? I think not. Ron Burgundy’s suits were a joke and should have stayed that way. Thankfully, the Will Ferrell sneaker will only be sold in Japan, so we won’t have to witness a wanna-be hipster trying to rock them. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
Here on the East Coast, we’ve been experiencing a bit of a bummer summer: rain when you least expect it and, well, more rain. And when it’s hot and pouring, the last thing we want to do is stick our feet into stuffy Wellies, not to mention lug them to work. Enter the City Slipper by SWIMS, a silicon cover made to fit high heels. Made for days like today (beautiful, sunny morning; torrential afternoon), the galoshes can fit almost any pair of pumps, and even have soles made to handle wet weather (as a touch of added cuteness, the bottoms are imprinted with maps of international cities). For the ladies who prefer flat soles, there’s also an adorable ballerina model that comes in a bunch of colors including a girly bubble gum pink or a classic yellow. You might just start praying for rain. But please don’t. On the other hand, while these are kind of genius in some ways, are they too ugly (not to mention far too expensive) to wear, even when it’s pouring out? [$88.38 and up, Swimstore.com]
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Here’s how cereal brand Special K wants to motivate the French: “After my bikini challenge with Special K, the hardest thing is deciding.” Apparently, however, you only get four choices. [Mademoiselleaparis.com] Keep reading »
Blazers are perfect for any season, and this lovely, tailored one is no exception. Pair it with jeans, dresses, skirts – whatever the occasion calls for! The sleeves can be rolled up for a laid-back look or kept long for a sleeker one. The price tag is smaller than that of any other stylish schoolboy blazer we’ve come across, so you don’t need to feel guilty about making this (so worth it) purchase. Plus, with its versatility, we can promise you this jacket won’t be hiding in the back of your closet. You know you want one. [$98, Gap] Keep reading »
It’s Halloween in July, apparently. “Horror Girl” is a new, mostly black, mostly lacy collection at Topshop, the U.K. (and now U.S.) clothing store. They’ve got a white vest with “Be Afraid” across the front, a blazer with the words “Vampire Kiss” written in blood-red on the inside lining, and burgundy, five-inch studded platform heels fit for a hooker’s rise from the dead. If only their quasi-goth looks were apropos of the “Twilight: New Moon” release, like at Nordstrom, but the flick’s not out until November. Maybe Topshop’s simply trying to steal customers from Hot Topic? [Topshop Horror Girl Collection] Keep reading »