It’s always exciting when one of our favorite designers comes out with a more affordable collection. And while these less expensive works can often range from lines for Target, Macy’s and H&M, I often feel a bit disappointed at the cheap version of what was once a luxurious piece of art. And please, does adding the word “Target” to our label really make us feel luxurious? (yes, I’m speaking to you, Mulberry for Target).
The B Atwood for Saks debut is to me exactly what these collections are all about. The price points aren’t so low that the quality will suffer, but you’ll definitely feel you can justify that classic Atwood pump you were once on the fence about.
Even better? Often times these “budge- friendly” compilations result in a much less creative version of what was loved about the designer in the first place. Not in (ahem, smart and handsome) Mr. Atwood’s case, though, much to our relief! He’s taken the opportunity to be even more innovative with a cohesive variety of textures, prints and embellishments (think leopard, calf hair and fringe), but while still throwing in some traditional platform pumps to stay true to his aesthetic. I honestly cannot even begin to tell you which shoe is my favorite as the collection as a whole is anything but monotonous. In fact, I think you’ll find there’s a little something for everyone in this high-heeled line-up.
Start pre-ordering HERE (link: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/editorial/brianatwood072611.jsp)
And check them out at Saks this Fall.
Before you know it, Labor Day and the very-much-anticipated New York Fashion Week will be just around the corner (read: brace yourselves for another frigid winter). But fret not, my dears: this Alexander Wang cowl-neck dress is a to-die-for transitional piece for your last round of summer cocktail-garden parties.
There’s the impeccable draping in classic A.Wang style, of course, but also a worth a mention are both the unexpectedly uber-cool-sexy asymmetrical cut of the dress and the gorgeous ‘butterscotch’ color! Bisous!
GET IT HERE.
We were lucky enough to be in the presence of this amazing work of art for our Spring Accessories Showcase segment shoot last week (more on that soon enough…) and understandably, we were all drooling. And more than just a little bit.
Reed Krakoff has been at the helm of Coach for ages, guiding its (very successful) rebranding from a once art-house luxury leather company to… well, the giant that it is today. It’s little surprise that the designer understands the importance of great details, and with his Punk Boxer Bag he brings together all of our favorite contrasting colors and textures from the runway.
Defined structure, buttersoft leather, metallic, canvas, exotic, black, white. The result is almost overwhelming, but for me it feels more like fashion at its best: a fabulously overstated piece of art you’ll doubtfully ever want to put down.
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Spring is here…finally. And we are actually starting to feel that tinge of…well…happiness is it? The sun is shining (who knew it still existed?) and I, for one, am ready for the concomitant Spring mix of color. Coral dress? Check. Electric blue pumps? Check. Now I just need a bit of sparkle, which brings me to…
The Anzie Trunk Show at Saks Fifth Avenue: May 5th-7th.
It’s the perfect chance to shop some Spring jewels. Anzie’s collection of colored gems serves as a build-able jewelery wardrobe that’s perfect for the casual, jeans-and-a-t-shirt every day, but can easily do double duty for eveningwear.
A few of my favorites, after the jump.
For our FASHION FORWARD segment this past weekend, we focused on the best and brightest (quite literally) of the Resort and Spring collections. And, as a nod to these interim months, we brought you a few of our favorites from the local haunts to keep you warm until, finally, we can all shed a few layers and declare it Spring.
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