Unless you’ve been living under a rock or haven’t left your apartment in the last few months, you should be aware that the London Olympic Games have officially begun. The Olympics are a great time to show off your national pride but they’re also an even better time for retailers to make some quick cash off of everyone’s newfound patriotism. We’ve rounded up the best Olympic themed items for men and women that will show off your Olympic spirit without sacrificing style or taste.
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Jimmy Choo Jasmine Clutch, $1,695
The mixture of white and coral on this python skin clutch gives it a simple, classic look. We love the use of silver hardware against the warm color to give it more of an edgy appeal! If you have the money to splurge on something this fantastic, and are in need of a chic day clutch, we say hail to the Choo!
Proenza Schouler PS1 Pochette Leather Clutch, $895
We are biting our nails in anticipation as we wait for these 5 fab new boutiques to open up! From the Meatpacking district, to the Upper East Side, back down to Nolita and Soho, find a boutique opening in your 'hood this summer. And save those pennies, you're going to need them for all the shopping you'll be doing!
OWEN- Meat Packing District- 809 Washington St.
Owen is a a men’s and women’s boutique that will be opening in the ulta-chic Meat Packing district in May. The boutique will feature emerging designers as well as those already established, with great stylish and contemporary looks. Just a few of the designers that the store will include: Sass & Bride, Cut 25, Nicholas K, and Cheap Monday.
Although there was little to no color in Proenza Schouler’s Fall ’12 collection, the angular cuts for the clothing made each and every individual piece look so abstract and artistic, yet so wearable at the same time.
The big boots and boxy collard tops were very mod looking and with the 1970’s Yoko Ono music blaring in the background, the theme, the pieces, and the models on the runway combined forces to create a powerful show. Everything was oversized but in a stiff way; where we are used to seeing this look on the runway with pieces just kind of drowning the models, these were different. They were extra large but rigid and angular, creating just the right amount of emphasis on the fact that oversized clothing is and will always be a high-fashion trend, but not necessarily with flowing and draping materials.
Nars Beauty Consultations
Get beauty and skin-care advice from Nars makeup artists during a private consultation. Shoppers will receive a deluxe sample of Copacabana Illuminator with a Nars purchase of over $75. Through 1/16. Call 212-904-7954 for details.
10AM—8PM; Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Avenue (near 56th Street); 2nd Floor
Scott James Pop Up Shop
Prepare for dropping temperatures without sacrificing style with menswear including sweaters, jackets, and outerwear from Scott James’s Bowery pop-up shop. Through 1/31.
Mon—Fri 11AM—7PM, Sat 12—6PM, Sun 12—5PM
20 East 1st Street (near Bowery); 212-777-1601
Whether you were into kinderwhore or hypercolors, the 90’s were an exciting time in personal fashion. Not everything always made sense (ultra low rise jeans, anyone?) but it was certainly always interesting.
Naturally, the films produced during that time reflect this smorgasbord-aesthetic. Every girl remembers the first time they saw “Titanic” or “Clueless”. We remember sobbing with our friends at the end of “Cruel Intentions,” cheering on the protagonists of “Pretty Women” and “A League of Their Own,” and having our jaws drop during the adrenaline needle scene of “Pulp Fiction.” While these films are not exactly all Oscar-winners, they have stood the test of time in a different way. The reason it was so easy for us to jump right into the worlds of the characters was due to the flawless work of their costume designers.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the winter holiday madness known for being the most stressful time of the year. For a majority of women, a big part of that stress is often related to choosing the right look for holiday get-togethers. Dressy or casual? Clutch or bucket bag? A sweater dress with tights or a blouse and trousers? Maybe scrape the whole thing and get a new look from head-to-toe? And this is before we even throw accessories into the mix!
Velvet: A luxurious fabric reminiscent of medieval knights and princesses in castles. Hence,why it is generally difficult to wear. Until now! Designers from Proenza Schouler through to Cavalli showed velvet -with a twist, in their fall collections.
Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch went for jewel toned pant suits whilst Proenza Schouler opted for fitting, psychometric print dresses. The piece(s) de resistance? Cavalli's futuristic, flowing, velvet and chiffon dresses were simply breathtaking. And all without a maiden in sight.
Starting today, Monday July 25th and lasting until Wednesday, August 3rd, Jacadi is having their last sale of the summer. Save up to 50% (plus and additional 20%!!) on Jacadi's children clothing. So all you mommies, aunts, and good friends, head over and stock up on clothes for the little ones in your lives!
Reminder: Proenza Schouler Sample Sale is happening this week on Wednesday, July 27th- Thursday July 28th.
Last night, CFDA, Council of Fashion Designers of America, announced the 10 finalists for the 2011 CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund. For 8 consecutive years, the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund has provided support and encouragement for emerging American designers. This year's winner will receive $300,000, a chance to design a capsule collection for the fund's head sponsor J.Crew, and mentorship from individuals highly regarded in the American fashion industry. Past CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund winners include Billy Reid, Alexander Wang, Doo.Ri, Proenza Schouler, Rogan, Sophie Theallet, and Trovata. The 2011 CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund nominees are: