I’m, like, 99 percent sure that this mini skirt is actually a hand towel, which is why I’m extra confused about the fact that it cost $955 full price, and $286 on sale. I mean, for those kind of prices, I’d expect at least a full size bath towel. [Shopbop]
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Shopbop.com, one of our favorite online sources for designer duds and accessories, and Sephora have released the limited-edition SEPHORA COLLECTION Palette Color Play 5 in 1 palette that was inspired by the Shopbop “Faces of Fashion” editorial look book. This makeup kit contains five distinct mini palettes based on the five fashion icons: “A Nod to Mod,” “Angelic Boudoir,” “Black is the New Black,” “Boho Bombshell,” and “Classics Never Die.” The palettes contain every color imaginable from taupe to black, pink to blue, and purple to green. What’s even better is that the kit comes with a portable mirror compact, so you can pop one of the mini palettes in and take it with you for makeup touch-ups on the go. And you can’t beat the value of $150 for $30. [Sephora] Keep reading »
Whether you’re a frequent buyer of Shopbop goods, or just peruse the site for style inspiration (we do), you have almost certainly noticed one glaring constant: the redhead model. She’s been a fixture on the site for six years running, and is instantly recognizable. Such a long tenure is perhaps now rare in the fashion industry when you hear reports of teenage models hitting the big time only to be forced to retire a few years later. But there’s a reason why Shopbop would stick with their signature model (there’s also a sultry brunette who often represents the brand). According to The New York Times, “A daily e-mail featuring either of these women acts as a Pavlovian trigger for customers to examine new arrivals on the site … ” But this tactic isn’t so much about mind games as it is knowing what the consumer likes to see. And, unsurprisingly, people like to see personalities. Relatable and familiar ones. OK, so maybe it’s kind of mind game-y. [New York Times] Keep reading »
Rejoice! Club Monaco is finally offering online shopping to its customers. The brand will debut a capsule collection for fall and holiday on Oct. 13 on Shopbop.com. Prices for the 30-piece collection will range from $24 for a pair of over-the-knee socks to $1,100 for a shearling coat. For the customer looking for pieces to wear to work, there are tailored trousers that start at $119 and a camel-colored men’s style blazer for $239. This is definitely good news for shoppers like myself, who prefer navigating the web as opposed to navigating a crowded mall. [WWD] Keep reading »
OK, people, brace yourselves: There are kids who are drinking underage, probably all the time. We know, we know. How do we know? Because we watched this Stylecaster and Shopbop video of Manhattan socials Poppy Delevinge, Hayley Bloomingdale and Isabelle McNally getting ready for a night on the town (styled by Shopbop’s own fashion director Kate Ciepluch), and it starts with swigs of champers and involves some flip cup. Only problem is, Miss McNally is still a teenager. D’oh! Oh well, like we care. Plus, what’s that show the kids are wild about? The “Gossip Girl” thingie? Aren’t those fictional rich gals always downing martinis? Anyway … In my day that was an after-school special. Now, not so much. [Shopbop] Keep reading »
Prompted by the revival of leather skirts, we decided to dig around a bit more to see what else is out there in leather land, and here’s what we found: shorts. Not hot pants but loose-fitting shorts like this Robert Rodriguez pair, which could be a regular style, except they’re made out of leather. Puzzling. Not sure how you would rock these seeing as you can’t really wear them when it’s hot and when it’s cold you’d have to don tights underneath.
Handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff has won over shoppers for years now with her popular “morning after” purse, which is pretty much the perfect bag. So when Minkoff recently expanded her empire to include a small collection of clothing, we were naturally excited. Her fall ready-to-wear line has just been posted on Shopbop, and the designs are fairly strong—although, obviously the power piece is that incredible purple pleated blazer (can’t say we’ve seen a lot like it). The rest of the collection includes tops with buttons and zippers that are placed in ways mirroring RM’s handbags, as well as some softer items like a vintage-y polka dot blouse and a floral robe dress.
Only thing is, the collection is expensive. Like, really expensive. Perhaps Minkoff just knows that if her cult clients put down for a bag, they’d be just as pumped for clothes as well. What do you think? [Shopbop.com] Keep reading »
I often find myself judging the quality of an outfit in relation to whether or not I would wear the outfit. And since I have a simple traditional taste, I rule out a lot of great fashion-forward looks. For example: the revival of the 70s and 80s legging-as-pants look. For those of you with the legging fetish, behold [David Lerner's half-ripped, ripped, and latex leggings!] Although you will never find me in ripped or latex pants, I commend the women that pull the look off flawlessly. Imagine how self-assured you have to be to strut your stuff in shiny, skin-tight material. The leggings-as-pants wearers do not care if passerbys stare and they do not worry about what other people think. They simply live life and exude confidence. This is not to say that those of us who have a more conservative style are any less secure—we just like a different look for one reason or another. However, it is more common to dismiss a woman (as a friend, an employee, etc.) because she is wearing something eccentric rather than to accept her for it. And thus, it is important (for me) to remember that the fashion daredevils warrant the respect and approval of all fashionistas.
â€œFirst dateâ€ – two simple words that can send shivers up anyoneâ€™s spine, much like the words â€œjob interview.â€ When you think about it, there isnâ€™t much of a difference between the two, except one involves cocktails and palpable sexual tension. I have no idea where that old adage â€œYou are what you eatâ€ came from, because the truth is, â€œYou are what you wear.â€ Clothes speak volumes and no matter what, they will always prompt judgments from others. Chances are, the person youâ€™re into isnâ€™t going to notice how perfectly your bangles play into the boho-chic vibe you were going for, or how you expertly coordinated your makeup shades to play up the metallic sheen outlining your top. Guys donâ€™t notice the details, but they do see the overall big picture. Here are some general tips to follow before any date, after the jump… Keep reading »