Friday, November 26, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I was most impressed with the L.L. Bean Signature booth which had a great selection of outerwear and knitwear, all under $200! The Aether booth was also sick, with a stunning collection of cold weather outerwear that was simple and sharp. The Oliver Spencer Boutique was definitely my favorite though, as all of the pieces on display were at least 40% off of the regular prices. I scored a beautiful navy wool pea coat for $250 (sorry for the shitty picture below).
The detailing (red wool interior lapels, pinstriped lining, and adjustable waste and cuffs), the fit, and the price made it a no brainer. I would recommend checking this brand out online. Their prices are super reasonable and their design is stellar.
Overall, a beautiful day to go shopping and some great new Fall/Winter merchandise in stores. The only thing that spoiled my day was the 11% sales tax I had to pay on my shoes (the jacket was all cash and tax free!). I later had a discussion with the sales woman at In God We Trust who told me that it was changing again come January (probably going up). I understand that the state needs money, but aren't we supposed to be encouraging shopping in such a economically challenging time?
Saturday, November 20, 2010
And so the saga continues... I went to H&M today to check out the Lanvin collab and they were sold out of everything in my size (small)! The remnents clinging to the hangers looked unreal, so I will definitely be checking back to see if they have the tuxedo blazer (pictured above) back in. If you are a size large, or even medium, I would suggest heading to your nearest H&M location right away. Save.
Doesn't this remind you of that old footage of UFO sightings you watched on the News as a kid? Pretty eerie.
DISCLAIMER: I know I've been doing a lot of videos lately, but it certainly isn't by accident. The fashion industry has really been embracing film as a new medium to communicate their vision, whether it be through live streamed fashion shows, product videos (like this one), designer interviews (like the Dolce & Gabbana video I posted from a while back), or behind the scenes material. Personally, I love seeing these houses express their unique viewpoint through video and hope you guys enjoy it too cause this won't be the last!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Just saw this posted on SELECTISM and thought I would share it with you guys. Looks like a pretty sweet collection of booths, especially since a lot of these brands don't have stand alone stores. Check it out:
Friday November 19th (3-9pm), Saturday the 20th (11am-7pm) and Sunday the 21st (11am-6pm)
Openhouse Gallery at 201 Mulberry Street (btw Spring and Kenmare) NYC
The Pop Up Flea: Friday November 19th (3-9pm), Saturday the 20th (11am-7pm) and Sunday the 21st (11am-6pm)Openhouse Gallery at 201 Mulberry Street (btw Spring and Kenmare) NYC
Check the vendor list for this year’s event: Oak Street Bootmakers, J.W Hulme, Levi’s Vintage Clothing, L.L. Bean Signature, Smith + Butler, Tellason, Billykirk, Aether, Tanner Goods, Scout Original, Wooden Sleepers, Riviera Club, Alexander Olch, Gant, Oliver Spencer, The Hill-Side / Hickoree’s Hard Goods, Grown & Sewn, Stanley & Sons, J.Crew, Gitman Brothers Vintage, Schott NYC, Digby & Iona, Alexander West, Leather Head / Lemon Ball …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos of Shipley & Halmos and Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste (center) take the prize for best dressed at the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund awards. In case you haven't read already, Billy Reid took home the real grand prize: $300,000 and a mentorship from the CFDA. Definitely well deserved!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Balmain or four months rent in one of the most expensive cities in the world? For some, this is a tricky question. As scary as that might sound to some of you, take a closer look and try to understand why those with deep pockets and the weak conscious necessary to spend upwards of $3,000 on a coat, choose Balmain. Making shearling for men look rugged and masculine is no small fete, but Christopher Decarnin pulls it off in a functional coat the is dripping in sexiness. (Sell an organ and...) Splurge.
Monday, November 8, 2010
A leather jacket is essential for Fall/ Winter, and boy have I found you guys a great one. This Marc by Marc Jacobs piece is the classic perfecto jacket with a subtle design approach that results in a slimming, badass, and lightweight leather jacket without too many bells and whistles. And if you act quickly, you can get it 40% off (down to $480 from $798) at Saks Fifth Avenue! Splurge and Save.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
A few months ago I posted about the H&M and Lanvin collaboration that was in the works. Well the lookbook is finally here, but I'm sad to say that I have a few mixed feelings.