It’s hot. It’s sunny, and you have a job interview. You must look savvy, chic and like the job candidate any company would be so lucky to have. But you don’t want to sweat through your three-season suit you rely on through the fall, winter and spring. Solution? Something crisp, airy and modern, like the Banana Republic collarless linen jacket paired with their white cotton-blend sheath dress. You’ll be comfortable and look totally put together. Shoes are a tough act, because most sandals are too casual. To avoid any possible offense, either stick with a classic pump or a peep-toe heel like this DAVIS by Ruthie Davis patio peep toe hidden platform pump. Check out the slideshow for more great summer job interview pieces! Keep reading »
Aretha may have crooned about a chain of fools, but she probably didn’t consider what a love fool one would become after seeing Vivier’s chain-print tote bags. Made from French linen and hemp handles, each purse features a printed navy chainlink design, a thoughtful detail that transforms the concept of totes from casual to chic. There are three styles to best suit your needs: a purse-like zip bag, a foldover messenger, or a simple market tote. In the market for something less summery? We’re crushing on the rest of the Vivier collection, which includes affordable and roomy teal suede carry-alls, functional laptop bags, and clutches crafted from special leather remnants which are made to resemble old-fashioned bank bags. Whichever you pick, you’re sure to find the missing link in your wardrobe. [$80 and up, SeeVivier.com]
We’re giving away one Vivier French Linen Zip Sac, but you have to work if you want to win. The best commenter for this coming week—from today, Friday, June 19 through Thursday, June 25—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules.
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Hipsters would call these concept bindis “art.” We would call them “ugly.” To begin with, we’re pretty sure the whole bindi/sari/Gwen Stefani thing happened in 1999 and stayed there. Second, how exactly, do you expect to be taken seriously when you have hair, cloth, or stones stuck to your face? The sets of body stickers by Face are each one of a kind, organized by themes, some of which are translatable like the Hot Topic set with a plaid circle and a glass bead with a fishnet pattern. Others, like the Space Bindi set are more esoteric with a half circle attached to yellow feathers and a tan teardrop. For the truly desperate attention-seekers, there’s also a set of reflective eyebrow stickers. Different? Yeah, you could say that. [$48, Face, Newhighmart.com] Keep reading »
There’s lots of literary esteem to be held for classic coming-of-age stories like Little Women or Jane Eyre. And while The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High may not qualify for a place in the cannon of American literature, there’s no denying the iconic impact of the YA series you grew up with. If you feel like you’ve outgrown those paperbacks of yesteryear, consider these picks, some old, some new, that are surprisingly grown up. Keep reading »
Someone get Juno off her hamburger phone! A hamburger purse with all the fixings is what the cool kids are wearing these days. But just in case the Whopper is not your junk food of choice, Garudio Studiage in the U.K. also sells savory chicken leg and hot dog handbags, each with a zipper and long chain. Maybe don’t wear any of them around the dog, though. [Garudio Studiage, $46] Keep reading »
MTV’s new “TRL”-esque show, “The Alexa Chung Show,” started this week and its VJ’s style has already caught our eye. Good thing, then, that MTV.com will be detailing just what Alexa wore every episode online, with links to where the exact and similar items can be purchased. And look! She’s even rocking Catherine’s favorite nail polish shade — jade green! [MTV: Buzzworthy] Keep reading »
Hilarious nostalgic blog alert! “What Claudia Wore” discusses in great detail the fashion choices of Claudia Kishi, as depicted on the covers of one of my favorite young adult book series of all time, The Babysitters Club. Kim, the blogger behind “What Claudia Wore,” is totally obsessed with Claudia’s style, as I think all of us book nerds were during the ’80s. Claudia, who was Japanese, artsy, and addicted to candy, had some of the most fashion forward outfits of all time, which Kim discusses both via the descriptions in the books as well as the book cover illustrations. She also critiques the other babysitters’ outfits, from Kristy’s affinity for sweaters over turtlenecks, Dawn’s love of the “Texas Tuxedo” (that’s denim-on-denim, y’all), NYC gal Stacy’s pre-”Gossip Girl” attempts at prep, and all of the various looks that would totally be sold at Urban Outfitters in 2009. Some of the more hilarious commentary, after the jump… Keep reading »
I love nail polish that’s a little different from the usual pinks and reds, and last fall, I tried to make green nail polish happen. I painted my nails a lovely toad color and hoped others would follow suit — or at least appreciate the color. Our Emily was the only person who was fond enough of the color to paint her own nails with it. And most of my friends said it looked like I had some sort of fungus.
Well, it seems I was a little ahead of the nail polish curve (but slightly off on the exact shade), because Chanel has a jade green polish coming in October. The brand always sets color trends, so I have little doubt we’ll all be sporting minty nails very soon. And I couldn’t be happier.
Want pale green nails right this instant? A few delightful shades, after the jump… Keep reading »
Marc Jacobs’ new ad campaign is a bit mystifying. Why, we’d like to know, is model Natasa Vojnovik hanging by her ankles from a window? We’re all for death-defying stunts, but this one doesn’t seem to have much of a purpose. You can’t see the clothes, you can’t see her face, and I’m not entirely sure that “clothing you’ll look good while being dangled from your Park Avenue window by mobsters” is much of a selling point. Click to see the full ad after the jump… Keep reading »