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Thu 07.04
Street Style Roundup

Street Style Roundup: The Paris Couture 2013 Scene

Fashion people love a good juxtaposition and few fashion weeks bring them out like the Paris Couture shows. From the out-of-this-world runway looks to the high-contrast street scene, it’s a delicious eyeful. Some street-style stars, like Caroline Issa, perfect their unique take on insouciant yet ladylike glam.

Thu 05.16

Best Summer Style: Art Fair vs. Music Festival

A fashionable crowd came out to play at NYC’s Frieze Art Fair this past weekend, and it got me thinking about how we dress for summer events. From the ultra-posh art lovers frequenting gallery openings to the cool hippie girls rocking out at Coachella, we love to dress the part when we go out. Frieze … Continue reading Best Summer Style: Art Fair vs. Music Festival

Tue 04.30

Les Petits Joeurs Clutches: Lego My Couture!

This season, there’s one big question: to Lego or not to Lego? Colorful Legos are the biggest craze in bags since, well, leather. Remember the Lego Hermès Birkin, circa 2012? One year later, and the Lego reigns supreme, executed by the house of Chanel and indie artists alike. Chanel’s creations (below), as seen in the … Continue reading Les Petits Joeurs Clutches: Lego My Couture!

Fri 04.12

Best Briefcases: Work It Out

Store your slouchy hobo bags for now. The structure of a briefcase is a must this season, whether you work in an office or not. I prefer mine mini (there are fewer documents to carry when your work is online!), though for the orange Hèrmes Kelly (e-mail here to inquire) briefcase, I’m sure you can … Continue reading Best Briefcases: Work It Out

Fri 04.12
Saint Laurent Sac de Jour

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour: Birkin or Bust?

There’s been a lot of speculation that the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour is a rip-off of the Birkin. I’ll admit there are quite a few similarities. To me, it looks like Hedi Slimane took a cue from the unfinished Birkin shown by Hermès a few seasons ago. But in spite of all the criticism, … Continue reading Saint Laurent Sac de Jour: Birkin or Bust?

Fri 03.08

Hermès Fall 2013 Collection: A Complex Role

Attending an Hermès fashion show is an experience unto itself. Upon arrival, we were ushered up two flights of stairs at the library of the Lycée Henri IV and greeted with bubbly, cocktails, and bites at once. The sense of intimacy only built on itself from there. With cozy seating (some attendees got comfortable on … Continue reading Hermès Fall 2013 Collection: A Complex Role

Mon 02.18

Hermès x Commes des Garçons: Commes des Carrés

Bali Barret, the women’s universe artistic director at Hermès, and Commes de Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo came together to create Commes de Carrés, a collection of twelve limited edition scarves that combine the craftsmanship of Hermes’ silk carrés with the abstract patterns of CDG. The scarves are broken into two categories: black/white and colorful. The former … Continue reading Hermès x Commes des Garçons: Commes des Carrés

Fri 01.04

3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Overalls: Underexposed

I haven’t worn overalls since I was 8 years old (they were green corduroy and I wore them everyday with my roller skates). I don’t usually think it’s a look that everyone can pull off but in leather these 3.1 Phillip Lims seem more grown up. Unless you’re under 20, though, steer clear of the … Continue reading 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Overalls: Underexposed

Fri 12.21

Largest Accessories Auction Ever: Hermès Heaven

Fact: Birkins are better than a 401k. They’re seriously the best retirement fund you could have. The classic bags easily liquidate at current retail, and since prices increase regularly (in 2001, a 30cm Birkin cost a mere $4,500 – now it’s at $8,700), you’ll literally be pocketing extra money (not that I would ever sell … Continue reading Largest Accessories Auction Ever: Hermès Heaven