One of our favorite French brands? A.P.C. The simple yet classic goods are always a strong bet, but are (like so many good things) very expensive. Good news! A.P.C. is having an online sale with up to 50 percent off winter accessories, coats (quality coats are always expensive so if you’re looking for a moderate price, you’re in luck), dresses, blouses, leather boots, ballet flats and more! Our top picks after the jump … [APC] Keep reading »
When I first met my boyfriend he was wearing pristine white Adidas sneakers. I punched him in the shoulder and said, “Hey, what’s up with your shoes?” He asked me what I meant. “I’ve never seen shoes that clean,” I said. “I don’t trust people with shoes that clean.” He pointed at a tiny smear of dirt near the toe and said, “They’re not that clean.” I don’t really remember how or why we ended up getting together after this, but I can tell you that those suspiciously clean sneakers were a real stumbling block (to be fair, my propensity for punching strangers probably didn’t help). You know what would have been a preferable footwear choice? Boots — the dirtier the better. Here are my top five reasons why … Keep reading »
Pictured above: Carolina and Liliana Falcone, twins who are now 5 years old. Their parents are Philip Falcone, a filthy rich investor, and Lisa Falcone, who apparently married in some rags-to-riches story and is now a fashion-obsessed indie movie producer. Lisa wants the very best for her little ones (what mother doesn’t?), and this includes making every girl’s wildest fantasy come true. Reports New York magazine, on their 18th birthday, “[the twins are] to open a treasure trove of designer frocks that’s presently being collected for them.” The lot already includes examples by luxury designers like Oscar de la Renta.
Pfft. We couldn’t even finagle a new Discman out of our parents for our 18th birthday. What did you get? [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Armani‘s new mobile phone for Samsung costs a whopping $900. The tagline for the advertising campaign? “It speaks for you.” We’d have to go ahead and say that for $900 … it better speak, sing, and dance. [Armani] Keep reading »
Cashmere is a soft and luxurious fabric you’ll want to wear all year long, but it’s also one of the most expensive. To get the luxe feel of cashmere without the hefty price tag, go for a blend. This cashmere blend boat-neck sweater from Express is so versatile that you can wear it dressed up or down, but the affordable price lets you also pick up some sparkly accessories to go with it.
Like most of you, my mailbox has been filling with Christmas cards over the last couple weeks from extended family members and far-flung friends of my husband’s and mine whom we haven’t seen in an eternity. And while it’s nice to get mail other than bills and junk, I can’t help but feel a little jaded and Scrooge-y every time I open one of those cards and find there isn’t so much as a hand-written signature, let alone a personal note. In a lot of cases, these cards aren’t even really greeting cards as much as they’re photos of friends’ kids with text below their smiling faces that says something like “Happy Holidays! From the Gordmans!” The back of the photo cards are almost always blank with plenty of room for a brief greeting. So, why isn’t there one? Keep reading »