New Collaborations


Thakoon x Barney New York

Thakoon & Barneys

Thakoon & Barneys

Thakoon Panichgul presented his very first collection in September 2004 and Barneys New York was one of the first stores to carry it. Over the past ten years Panichgul has continued to flourish as a designer, and Barneys has been there every step of the way. To celebrate his achievement, Thakoon has created a 12 piece capsule collection (the designer’s “greatest hits”), exclusively for Barneys New York.

“It started as a simple conversation in the showroom,” he says. “They wanted to bring back the pieces they most believed in to their current customer.” Reimagined and re-issued with a modern twist, the collection revisits classics such as Spring 2007’s ‘Peony’ dress and Spring 2009’s ‘Roses with Legs’ a cocktail dress that was created in collaboration with artist Laurie Simmons.

View the whole collection @ Barneys New York.

Mary Katrantzou x Adidas

Mary Katrantzou x Adidas

Mary Katrantzou x Adidas

The queen of prints, hyper-color and kaleidoscopic patterns has teamed up with Adidas to present Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou, a capsule collection of innovative apparel and footwear. Katrantzou’s finished project of high-end athleisure wear, available in stores November 15, is a optimum fusion of high fashion, street wear and technology.

“I’m really excited to be working with Adidas on a line of apparel and footwear. I grew up, like so many other kids around the world, wearing Adidas sneakers and I’m really excited about bringing my vision to such a global brand. They have a fantastic heritage and their ability to innovate in sportswear makes them the perfect partner for us to work with in this market.” Mary Katrantzou.

Mary Katrantzou x Adidas

Mary Katrantzou x Adidas

To view Adidas Originals By Mary Katrantzou click here.

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This Week’s Wish List


COS Wish List

COS Wish List

It’s my birthday week, and I couldn’t help going to town on ‘This Week’s Wish List’. Neither price nor sensibility were considered, it truly was a wish list in every sense of the word. I imagined I was on a date in a restaurant where “girl menus” still existed — no prices listed!

I can’t even pick a fav, I love them all equally. From Marc Jacob’s lip vinyl to Karl Lagerfeld’s charm bracelet watch to Saint Laurent’s sac de jour carry all bag!!

1. Saint Laurent Small Sac De Jour Carry All Bag $2490.00 // 2. Jimmy Choo Gala Loafers $512.00 // 3. Stella McCartney Brandy All-In-One Jumpsuit $1995.00 // 4. Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl – Sheer $28.00 // 5. J Crew Broken-In Boyfriend Jean $135.00 // 6. Nicholas Kirkwood Textured Pointed Toe Loafer $395.00 // 7. Karl Lagerfeld Charm Bracelet Watch $275.00 // 8. Acne Studios ‘Loma’ Pointy Toe Bootie $600.00 // 9. Marni Long Sleeve Shirt $1610.

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Meet Drew


Chloe Drew Handbag

At the past Spring’s 2015 collections there was one constant in every city. Seen on bloggers, editors and celebs was the new “IT” bag — Chloe’s Drew bag. With gleaming gold hardware (dig that bag closure), and a new take on the saddle bag silhouette, we’ll be sure to be seeing a lot more of Drew.

The two sizes come in various animal prints, leather and suede combo, small grain leather and smooth calfskin. Makes it awful hard to choose just one!

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Chloe’s Drew mini $1560.00, and medium sized Drew $1650. 00

Chloe Drew Suede & Leather RedChole Drew Painted Python

Drew Savannah BrownChloe Drew Motto Grey

Chloe Drew AcerolaChloe Drew Pony Hair Black & White

Chloe Drew Suede & Leather Red // Chole Drew Painted Python // Chloe Drew Motto Grey // Chloe Drew Pony Hair Black & White // Chloe Drew Acerola // Chloe Drew Savannah Brown

Above – Chloe Drew Black

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Monkey See


Joan Didion

Some days I find it difficult to view my favorite fashion blogs with the attention they deserve. I like to soak up the images and ponder over what it is about a look that catches my eye, or maybe doesn’t, and why. I like to do more than just glance at the posts. Yet, there are a couple of blogs that I’ll carve out the necessary time for, no matter what.

Keep it Chic, founded by Preston Davis, is one of those blogs (the other being Man Repeller by Leandra Medine). To my great elation, Preston’s Wednesday post was about a documentary in the works on the utterly amazing Joan Didion – ‘ We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order to Live’ . It’s hard to believe that it has taken this long given her illustrious career which spans over 5 decades.

Perhaps that is how it was meant to be as her nephew, Griffin Dunne, actor and filmmaker, is making the documentary along with documentarian Susanne Rostock. Who better to give us an intimate and in depth account of Didion’s life than a close relative?

The film covers her life and her more vital works of fiction and journalism along with details of Didion’s career at Vogue. She joined the editorial staff in 1956, the same year she graduated from Berkeley, after winning an essay contest sponsored by the magazine.

Dunne, who wanted to “reach as many people as possible”, choose crowd sourcing at Kickstarter to fund the documentary. Seems I’m not the only one dying to see a documentary about the uber talented writer – the Kickstarter campaign reached its goal of $80,000 in just one day! (They have now raised over $135,000.) The Kickstarter’s rewards include a digital download of the film for at least $15, and, for $2,500 a pair of Didion’s “personal” sunglasses. (Those, the Kickstarter now reveals, are “all gone.” Damn!!)

View the trailer at Vogue.com.

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Modern English


Vogue Editorial

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Vogue Editorial

I love the fresh take on fall in this month’s Vogue editorial featuring Sasha Pivovarova and photographed by, the one and only, Patrick Demarchelier. Adding a pop of white to fall looks bequeaths a lightness and modernity that is rather unexpected, but equally delightful!!

Since these photos say it all, today I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Zara Leather & Fur Slip-Ons $79.90Clare V Oversize Clutch $290.00

Lauren Geoghegan Godiva leather cross Body Bag $569.00Gucci Leather Horsebit Loafer $575.00

 

Vince Camuto Women's White Croco-Pattern Leather Strap WatchMM6 Maison Martin Margiela $128.00

Zara Leather & Fur Slip-Ons $79.90 //  Clare V Oversize Clutch $290.00 // Gucci Leather Horsebit Loafer $575.00 // MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Ring $128.00 // Vince Camuto Women’s White Croco-Pattern Leather Strap Watch $195.00 // Lauren Geoghegan Godiva Leather Cross Body Bag $569.00

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The Blanket Poncho


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Last week when the temperatures dipped at night I reached for my version of a security blanket – my Elizabeth & James cashmere poncho. It is still as warm and cozy as when I first purchased it 5 years ago. This being the season of the knit, ponchos are again trending strong, and make a great investment piece for fall.

This season the new take on the poncho is the blanket poncho (I’m sure you’ve seen all the pics of celebs wearing the Burberry version), perfect to wrap your self in on these cool fall days. But if the traditional poncho is more your thing, don’t worry, they are not going anywhere…. it is a classic after all.

Free People Legends Poncho $148.00Festival Aztec Hooded Scarf $44.00

MIH Striped Wool-Blend Poncho $425.00Intermix Basket Weave Turtleneck Poncho $395.00

Aztec Fringe Knitted Poncho $72.00Burberry Color Block Check Blanket Poncho $1395.00

Free People Legends Poncho $148.00 // Top Shop Festival Aztec Hooded Scarf $44.00 //  Intermix Basket Weave Turtleneck Poncho $395.00 //Burberry Color Block Check Blanket Poncho $1395.00 // Aztec Fringe Knitted Poncho $72.00 // MIH Striped Wool-Blend Poncho $425.00

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R.I.P. Oscar de la Renta


Oscar de la Renta

The designer, Oscar de la Renta, who is famous for dressing First ladies (Jackie Kennedy, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton), A-list stars (Amy adams, Sandra Bullock and Jessica Biel), and “ladies who lunch”, has passed away yesterday at 82. His elegant collections were best known for their exquisite red carpet gowns and evening wear.

Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, de la Renta moved to Madrid at 18 to study painting. After discovering fashion, he landed an apprenticeship with Spain’s most renowned couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga whom he considered his mentor. Later, de la Renta left Spain to join Antonio del Castillo as a couture assistant at Lanvin in Paris. In the early 1960’s de la Renta became internationally well known after catching the eye of Jacqueline Kennedy, then first lady, who repeatedly donned many of his designs. The name recognition aided in launching his own label in 1965.

From 1993 to 2002, Oscar de la Renta designed the haute couture collection for the house of Balmain, becoming the first Dominican to design for a French couture house. In 2006, the Oscar de la Renta label diversified into bridal wear — his latest bridal gown (absolutely beautiful) was worn by Amal Alamuddin at her wedding to George Clooney.

Always known for being a gentleman, charming with a generous and warm personality, he knew how to make women feel and look radiant! Oscar, you will be missed.

Jacqueline Kennedy

Amal Alamuddin & Oscar de lA Renta

View Oscar de la Renta’s last collection, RTW Spring 2015,  here.

 

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