There are the Bottega Veneta bags meant for indoor occasions, the elegant lunches, charity events, and sit-down affairs; then there are the rare few made for hitting the streets. The “Cobra” bag is one of those experimental pieces that just nail it, no holds barred. A subversive feast for the eyes in all its autumnal-hued … Continue reading Bottega Veneta Resina Lambskin “Cobra” Bag: Urban Beautification
This summer, it’s all about ombré waves. If they weren’t on your mind yet (a la Rachel Bilson), just look at Minka Kelly’s alluring tendrils at the Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2012 show. Maybe it’s the movie they were in together, but I have trouble telling her and Leighton Meester apart. Beautiful nevertheless, but this look … Continue reading Minka Kelly’s Ombré Waves: Minka Gets the Mark Townsend Treatment
t’s not yet Independence Day, yet already we are starting to get inklings of how we want to look come fall. Now, Yves Saint Laurent gives us more than a hint that the seasons will change before we know it. Their famed “Tribute” shoe has taken a sober turn. It feels like just yesterday we … Continue reading Yves Saint Laurent “Tribute” Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots: A Tribute to Change
A memorable color that is often unwisely neglected when it comes to getting dressed. Orange is a shade you can wear throughout the summer, and then as you transition seamlessly into fall. A huge color as the leaves change, it’s really the best fall shade for foliage and fashion alike. I know it’s not for … Continue reading A Clockwork Orange: The Ultimate Transition Color
Every snob should be keen to deluxe Italian brand Trussardi (yes, since 1911!), still maintaining just a cult following in the States. I’m setting out to change that! And so is the house’s new collection of bags, a gorgeous assortment of luxurious clutches, hobos, and satchels, in an enticing variety of laminated metallics, vegetable-tanned and … Continue reading Trussardi 1911: Variety is the Spice of Trussardi
Something you might not know about me: I’m a superhero junkie. Naturally, I think capes go with everything, and I only wish I had the guts to strut around in one. But a cape on a shoe? That hadn’t occurred to me. This is the kind creative genius that can only come from Alex Wang. … Continue reading Alexander Wang “Fabiana” Patent Leather Cape Sandals: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Alex Wang!
Most Siamese twin bags just don’t work (Jérôme Drefuss’ “Igor” bag) because the extra bag hanging off just looks like an unwanted growth. But Sissi Rossi has taken the inseparable sibling look from awkwardly frumpy to fantastic! Orchestrated with emphasis, the outer frame bag sitting atop the simple tote looks exactly as it should: like … Continue reading Sissi Rossi Coin Purse Shopping Tote: Sister, Sister
We might not realize it, but all the stuff we put on our faces – from caked-on makeup to sunscreen – leaves a general dullness to our complexions. So occasionally we need a good polish to get our natural shine back. Omorovicza Gentle Buffing Cleanser to the rescue. As with all Omorovicza products, the smell … Continue reading Omorovicza Gentle Buffing Cleanser: Are You Buff Enough?
With Christophe Decarnin out and Olivier Rousteing now in, Balmain‘s organic evolution continues. Resort 2012 is the first showing under officially new direction, and Rousteing is taking the house’s renowned glam-rock style in a much more mellow, though equally hot direction. Au revior, Paris and what’s up, SoCal! The hard-edged city slickness of seasons past … Continue reading Balmain Resort 2012 Collection: The Gold Rush