On Friday, Refinery29’s Style Director, Piera Gelardi joined forces with Roanne Adams of RoAndCo to celebrate their conjoined birthdays with their annual Pink Party. Throughout the years, the Pink Party has never failed to reveal that; believe it or not, the fashion industry too has the ability to get silly with crazy duds and fun colors. Piera has stated: “I think what makes the theme so great is that no one can be too cool for school dressed in gobs of pink. I’ve loved seeing how people that don’t ever wear pink incorporate it into their ensembles.”
Coming off Fashion Week we are both exhilarated and exhausted. What a huge season, not only for the designers, but for us! We worked around the clock, resulting in our biggest, most extensive fashion week ever. We covered a combined total of nearly 100 runway shows and parties over the course of the week. We also attended the Fashion 2.0 Awards, Socialyte.co's Bloggers Brunch, Elle & Style360's Accessory Lounge, and CFDA's IMPACT exhibit. If you're wondering if we've slept, the answer is "No!" In addition to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, we also covered NOLCHA, also known as Independent Fashion Week. There we discovered standout, lesser known designers who have been flying under the radar; including Danilo Gabrielli, Vassilis Zoulias, and JetSet Collective.
With Fashion Week comes new collections, exciting new designers and, of course, the parties! There's nothing better than after a long day of shows to kick up your stilettos and enjoy the fruits of labor; namely the dancing and open bars! Last night, Refinery29 kicked off Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with about 200 guests at an exclusive after party at Double Seven lounge in the Meat Packing District. Upon entering the industrial warehouse-looking doors, it was like walking into a cave with dark dome ceilings everywhere and cut outs in the walls. Guests huddled with friends around the abstract tables with small votives; just enough light to see the person sitting next to you. The best part however, was the people watching. The groups of people were very eclectic in their ensembles from nice button down suits and ties to the easy-going grunge look.
This edition of Killer Deal is made possible by Refinery 29 Reserve. Becoming a member of R29 Reserve gets you exclusive deals on the trendiest clothing, jewelry, and home designer lines. Until the end of the month, take advantage of the discount on Luv Aj jewelry. Los Angeles based designer Amanda Thomas is getting quite the buzz for her line, which combines edgy, nature inspired pieces like arrowheads with mixed metal materials. The result has celebrities like Solange Knowles, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian have made this edgy line coveted and Refinery is making it affordable. Luv Aj body chains are in such demand - you'll be lucky to get your manicured paws on one! But we hardly consider it settling to choose from other pieces. Check out this amazing Pyrite Handpiece or this statement Mesh Orbit Necklace. End your Monday on a happy note, get celeb style on the cheap, and make a Luv Aj accessory your own!
It is no mystery why we love luxury goods by Hermes Paris. Boasting over a century long history of creating luxury silk and leather goods, we justify our splurges with the brand’s assured style and quality, not to mention the certain je ne sais quoi that accompanies French design. Behold, the Hermes Paris Medor Watch, our newest obsession.
Featured in Refinery29’s 10 Editor Approved Watches for Fall, the Medor is a perfect addition to your arsenal of accessories for fall. A watch with heritage, it was designed by Philippe Mouquet in 1993 and inspired by a hunting-dog collar. This confirms that the secret to successful design is truly be timeless. With a burst of attention grabbing color, the Hermes signature orange calfskin leather band comfortably conforms to you wrist, displaying stainless steal stud accents. To the innocent onlooker, this may look like a common studded leather bracelet, until, one of the studs is opened to reveal the understated silver-dialed white face. Who doesn’t love a stealth, secret compartment?! Ultimately, the Medor watch is a perfect combination of glam and punk, classic and edgy.
They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. If that's so, what does that make Bottega Veneta's new eyeball jewelry line? The window to a depleted bank account?
Refinery29 gave us a first look today at the new, and slightly creepy, line of Bottega Veneta accessories. Even though it's somewhat out of character for the high-end brand, we are absolutely loving their new dark side. Extremely unique and eerily romantic, the collection consists of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and brooches all adorned with the same mysterious eye guaranteed to catch a few glances.
Browse through the slideshow below to see (and be seen) for yourself.
With recession headlines eclipsed by governmental candidates’ gaffes and the constant struggle of the left and right to compromise on anything of consequence, it is easy to overlook that we are still in fact, in the throes of an economic recession. This is probably why I dropped fifty bucks on a mermaid green hoodie at American Apparel this weekend without a second thought.
But I digress.
Instead of resigning to the discount aisles of Wal-Mart (cue Seinfeld’s “Not that there’s anything wrong with that”), the fashionably inclined have breathed new life into last season’s (and the season before that) styles and adapted to the less than ideal economic conditions. Style bloggers, online retailers, discount stores and high-end labels have not only made lemonade out of lemons; they’ve taken that lemonade and mixed a tasty cocktail then placed said cocktail in a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
LA Fashion Week began today, but that doesn't just mean it's a time to scan the runway for upcoming trends and designer must-haves. It's also time to finally treat yourself to a slew of designer duds, and at a discount to boot! Refinery29 is hosting a one-night-only shopping extravaganza this Thursday, October 13 at the Space 15 Twenty on North Cahuenga Boulevard. LA's Maxine Dillon, Scout, Popopmomo, LA Vintage Exchange, Rossmore Jewelry and Blood Is The New Black will be just some of the designers and boutiques who have slashed their prices at up to 50% off for this major retail bash. Join in on the fun of raffle prizes and treats from Umami Burger and I Heart Pies-- as if the discounts weren't enough to draw you in.