Nobody understands the importance of showmanship as well as Karl Lagerfeld. For Fall 2014, he took us to market, and the once-in-a-lifetime Chanel Shopping Center experience was one that left all attendees reeling. Strolling into the Costco-sized big-box market made for a surreal moment, one that made me wonder to myself (and I was not alone!), “Where am I?”
How cool is this jacket ($228)? It’s part of a whole line that Lululemon launched featuring reflective panels, so you can safely run outdoors even when it gets dark and cold at 5 p.m. The line is the ultimate in functional and fashionable outerwear. I’ve been running in one of the reflective jackets and not only is it comfortable, it’s lightweight and warm.
This jacket puts every dull, black blazer to shame. It offers the sexy fit of stretchy material, the structure of understated shoulder pads, the bad girl edge of leather, and a pop of electric blue just for kicks. Imagine the dramatic entrance you’d make walking into dinner and removing this jacket, blinding everyone with its vivid blue flair.
Florals for spring is hardly revolutionary, but the way designers are reimagining the trend for 2014 certainly is. The look is rougher around the edges than we remember, and I have to say, I love it! The contrast between saccharine sweet blooms and roughed-up style is just what was needed to keep flower power from wilting. Which piece has you excited to step into the new season?
Have you been sticking to that New Year’s resolution to hit the gym? Even if you haven’t, it’s never to late to get back in the game, and nothing will help motivate you more than cute workout gear! Baggy, old tees and sweats hide your body, even the parts you’re proud of.
My latest obsession is texture blocking. First, it was all about the bags (what’s new?), then after seeing Mad Men’s Jessica Pare in a quilted Holmes & Yang leather bomber with elbow patch detailing, I decided to take it to jackets as well. Which is your favorite?
The holiday season is all about decadence – bright lights, rich colors, and of course, lush textures. The best way to celebrate in style is with some soft, chic velvet. The drama ends there, though, because the keys to pulling off the slinky fabric are muted colors, impeccable tailoring, and minimalism (Multiple pieces at once? A definite no!).
The chic backpack is gradually becoming less of an anomaly (just look at Marni’s minimalist version) and more of a mainstay in the bag world. Rag & Bone is the latest to hop on board, and their casual-cool sensibility brings the perfect treatment to a streetwise rucksack.