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Jason Wu, International Woolmark Prize, and Fenty x Puma Fall 2016 Collections

Jason Wu, International Woolmark Prize, and Fenty x Puma Fall 2016 Collections: Shock Value

Had you told me in 2006, back when I had first started attending shows in Bryant Park, that I would one day kick off New York Fashion Week with a show by a young Taiwanese designer perhaps best-known for dressing chic First Ladies, end the day with a Puma show dreamed up by a rebellious pop star named Rihanna, and covet both collections equally, I would have called you crazy. But so my first (bitterly cold) day of the Autumn/Winter 2016 shows began, and that’s precisely what happened.

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The Snob Staff Valentine’s Day Wish List

The Snob Staff Valentine’s Day Wish List: Better than Flowers and Chocolates

Yesterday my boyfriend gave me an early Valentine’s Day present: Scattergories. I don’t care how old I am; I love a good board game, and I love him for knowing that. Plus, with temps in NYC expected to drop to a balmy 13 degrees on Sunday, a little at-home entertainment is a nice idea. Well, after playing one round, I feel compelled to warn you: I suspect this game has the power to shake even the strongest of decades-old marriages. I’m pleased to say that my boyfriend and I are somehow still together, but the fact that he believes pumpkin pie to be a “place that is hot” does not comfort me…

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The Biggest Trend in Bags Today

The Biggest Trend in Bags Today

Right now, the overarching trend in bags is everything optimistic and fun. It’s not the shape that makes a bag a must-have anymore. Instead of specific silhouettes, it’s all about the vivacious and expressive. Think details that catch the eye for bags that are personality-driven and tell a story – so you can tell your own story with your bag. What’s not to love about that?!

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Marc Jacobs J Marc Aged Python Shoulder Bags

Marc Jacobs J Marc Aged Python Shoulder Bags: J Marcs the Spot

Some runway bags don’t translate well to real life. But Marc Jacobs is one of the few designers who can successfully bring the dream to reality. His Spring ’16 bags are just as enticing a prospect to carry all day, every day as they were when we first saw them swinging from the arms of models back in September at the Ziegfeld.

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NYFW Designers Love Cutler and Gross

NYFW Designers Love Cutler and Gross: We’ve Been Framed

What do Rihanna and Madonna have in common other an affinity for French kissing their BFFs? Cutler and Gross! The British eyewear brand has quickly become a celebrity favorite, and with their sophisticated, lightweight glasses, it’s no big surprise.

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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day: Fragrances For Your Boo

Not to sound selfish, but getting your boo a fragrance for Valentine’s Day is as fantastic a gift for you as it is for him. Scent is incredibly personal, but here are some new standouts you might want to consider sniffing out for as you look for Valentine’s Day gifts!

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The Best Striped Bags

The Best Striped Bags: Put Your Best Stripe Forward

Stripes: No longer relegated to sports or prepsters, the fashion set has claimed them for our own. And trust we have really run with them. This season, almost every major designer has gone stripe-happy, but I can say with confidence that none have done it as well as Gucci. Can I just say Gucci, Gucci, Gucci is all I dream about? Every. Single. Day. Never would I ever think that stripes, chains, and bows could be so well-executed. But here they are, along with my other favorite stripes of the season!

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Top 10 Strapped-Up Sandals

Top 10 Strapped-Up Sandals: When in Doubt, Choose Bondage

There’s a time to wear what’s demure, and then there’s a time for bondage. When in doubt, you know which way to go with shoes. Always pick the hot pair! Even if you have no desire to get tied up in the bedroom, your feet will benefit from some naughty fun. These are my top 10 bondage-inspired sandals, guaranteed to keep life interesting…

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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day: Foodie Gifts That Won’t Make Your Lover Fat

My boyfriend recently surprised me with a box of brownies, cookies, and mini cupcakes after returning from a week away. It was so sweet! But it was also the last thing I wanted in my apartment after a weeklong sugar and carb binge. I can’t be trusted around sugar. If it’s nearby, I eat it…and I do so ASAP…and that’s exactly what happened. Chocolate is king on Valentine’s Day, but it’s not the only option! There are plenty of foodie gifts that you can give your lover without “ruining” his or her diet. Here’s a look at some favorites.

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