Sorry, I’m super late on this Missoni post from Fashion’s Night Out. I’ll work on my consistency! Hopefully you all had a chance to snag some Missoni for Target stuff because I’m sure by now the collection is completely sold out. A friend and I went to the launch of the Missoni x Target pop up store in Bryant Park, NYC before it reached Target stores. On top of arriving an hour and a half early, we waited on a nearly 3 hour line to get in, then another hour line to pay after enduring the chaos inside. During the first two hours of the entire 2-floor store, I would say nearly everything sold out. With those prices, its no surprise. Here are a few of my favorite items that I got. Ta-ta!
Fall/Winter 2011 seems like a collaboration of very diverse trends into one huge, fashion overload (in a great way). First we saw jewel-toned hues, then the eclectic mixture of suede with leather, and of course combination of textured patterns everywhere. Now, designers all over are seeing spots! Everyone from Marc Jacobs to Stella McCartney is implementing polka-dots into their collections. Although we’ve seen it on the runways, it may be a little much for your daily ensemble to contain all pieces polka-dot; but add one dotted statement piece for a very well-rounded (pun intended) wardrobe!
1. Long spot clutch, $37, Asos. 2. Stella McCartney vita polka-dot tulle blouse, $1,195, Net-a-Porter. 3. Marc Jacobs polka-dot wool fleece pencil skirt, $995, Net-a-Porter. 4. Marc Jacobs spotted teddies shearling hobo bag, $1,495, Net-a-Porter. 5. Free People staying cool skort,
$58 $29, Shopbop. 6. Diane von Furstenberg markie fine-jersey tunic, $225, Net-a-Porter. 7. MinkPink stop and stare polka-dot chiffon blouse, $82, Asos. 8. Yves Saint Laurent arty dot ring, $250, SSENSE. 9. Commando polka dot tights, $32, Shopbop. 10. Marc Jacobs polka-dot cashmere and silk-blend scarf, $450, Net-a-Porter. 11. Stella McCartney lucia stretch cotton-blend and tulle dress, $2,155, Net-a-Porter.
In case you haven’t already heard, Bergdorf Goodman has expanded their shoe salon on 5th Avenue at 58th Street in New York. For some of us, this mean a convenient one-stop-shop fashion heaven to pick up all of your weekly, luxurious must-haves. For most of us, however, it is just one more extraordinary boutique to window shop and save up for the season toward that one special pair of shoes. Whether you chose to browse online or at their 2nd floor shoe salon, Bergdorf’s updated presentation of flats, boots, platforms, and stilettos is sure not to disappoint. Here are a few of my favorites, Bergdorf’s 5th/58th blog.
1. Giuseppe Zanotti suede and strass peeptoe slingback, $1,495. 2. Ash fango brown leadh enigma bootie, $375. 3. Brian Atwood pony hair maniac pump, $770. 4. Dries Van Noten colorblock lizard ankle strap sandal, $995. 5. Alexander McQueen lasercut white hair calf peep toe platform $1,325. 6. Rene Caovilla brown satin/leather/raccoon fur sandal $1,250. 7. Stella McCartney black velvet bootie $1,095. 8. Christian Louboutin hematite strass daffodile platform, $5,995.
The power of the t-shirt is probably the most underestimated item in one’s wardrobe. These simple luxuries can easily take you from day to night, or casual to formal. Being a college student, I live in t-shirts and find a high quality piece to be worth the investment. One t-shirt can translate to several appealing outfits. For instance – to class: pair with cotton leggings, for happy hour: pair with leather leggings, for a night out: tuck into a bandage skirt with pumps, to a bar: just add jean leggings and booties, to the office: layered underneath a blazer, hanging out with friends: loosely paired with denim shorts, the possibilities are endless. Here are my must-have t-shirts of the moment.From Top Left: UNIF fancy bones tee, $68, Karmaloop. / Diesel t-wings t-shirt, $75, SSENSE. / Tie Dye tunic, $18, Mikkat Market. / Marni short sleeve leather top, $606, The OutNet. / Obey the native triangle slub domain tee in burnt sienna, $34, Karmaloop. / Givenchy, jungle t-shirt, $405, SSENSE. / Ashish sequined silk t-shirt, $245, The OutNet. / Really a mermaid lennon sweater, $198, WildFox Couture / Alexander McQueen bead embellished cotton jersey t-shirt, $262, The OutNet.
As a bit of a perfume connoisseur, one of my favorite hobbies is definitely collecting a variety of fragrances – which I never really get to full finish a bottle of. This can be quite an expensive habit, but we all know, buying the perfume that’s a little more expensive goes a very long way. I fell in love with this Tokyo Milk perfume at the Fontainebleau Spa in Miami. To me, Sparrow No. 18 resembles Chole Rosebud parfum fragrance for almost 1/4 of the price! If you’re willing to make the investment, I definitely would recommend the Chloe floral fragrance as it is a limited time cosmetic and the Tokyo Milk perfume seems will be around for a while; however, both would be fabulous additions to your fragrance arsenal.
Tokyo Milk No. 18 Sparrow parfum, $28, Beauty.com
a blend of neroli & citrus, crisp greens, gardenia & rosewood Chloe rosebud parfum, $110, Cosmetic Mall
a blend of pink peony, freesia, lychee, magnolia flower, lilly of the valley, rose, cedarwood, amber, honey
As much as I am a fan of The Lovely Bones, this post is appropriately about the ongoing infatuation with skulls and skeletons in the fashion world, not the story about a pedophile. I began my love affair with skeletons in a high school art class, when I realized they were probably one of the best things I could draw, keeping it semi-realistic looking. There is something about the natural beauty of a skull, which is inevitably found in all of us, that mixes a rough exterior with an enchanting beauty. Thinking “skull“, of course the first designer that comes to mind is Alexander McQueen, but this boney masterpiece is becoming more and more prevalent throughout each season’s trends. Here are a few of my favorites.
1. DSQUARED2 skull t-shirt, $190, Shopbop. 2. Juicy Couture skull stud earrings, $45, Bloomingdales. 3. Rebecca Minkoff skull ipad case, $125, Shopbop. 4. Alexander McQueen black leather skull clutch, $1,195, My Theresa. 5. Your Eyes Lie floral skull tee, $34, Urban Outfitters. 6. Tokyo Milk skull shea butter soap, $11, Beauty.com. 7. Ilena Makri skull chevalier rose gold diamond ring, $3,735, Net-a-Porter. 8. Kosta Boda still life skull votive, $35, Bloomingdales. 9. Alexander McQueen leather and brass skull keyfob, $275, Net-a-Porter. 10. Alexander McQueen skull-print silk-chiffon scarf, $295, Net-a-Porter.