StyleTip: These shirts look great with high waisted pencil skirts and opaque tights.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
StyleTip: These shirts look great with high waisted pencil skirts and opaque tights.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
"Blake Lively is proving to be just as much of a fashionista as her on-screen alter-ego, Serena van der Woodsen. Hitting the talk show circuit, the young star impressed the host and audience not just with her charm and poise. . .but with her fancy heels from te casan! Kelly Ripa professed her undying love for the fabulous heels and even got Blake to let her try one on! And she’s not the only one — we were beseiged by readers begging us to track them down. You don’t need to be a Gossip Girl to get your hands on your own pair of Gaetano Perrone “Diana” jeweled pumps, $375, by calling their New York City boutique, 212-584-8000 or check out their website at tecasan.com "-People Magazine
Yum! Gaetano Perrone is allegedly leaving Te Casan to join Dior (can someone please confirm or deny?). These shoes are on sale (in store) at Te Casan, for $189.00. Tell 'em I sent 'ya!
Update: These shoes are no longer on sale! Crazy what a 'lil publicity will do... Update: And like that, they're gone! Sold out.
My new favorite shoe, and Blake Lively's too? Diana jewelled ballerina pumps, designed by Gaetano Perrone for Te Casan.
Thanks for the heads up Veronica! Click on the link below for vintage Style Trends posts.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
What: Rachel Roy
Why: Up to 75 percent off leather jackets, one-shoulder dresses, wide-leg trousers, and blouses.
Why: Decoupage glassware, letterpress cards, silk-screened gift wrap, scarves, and other items are at least 50 percent off.
When: Oct. 24-27. Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 187 Chrystie St., b/t Stanton & Rivington Sts. (212-260-8300).
What: Tufi Duek
Where: 17 Battery Pl. S., b/t West Side Hwy. & Washington St., 5th flr. (212-413-4421).
Why: kids need good deals, too. Baby overalls are $52; dresses are $76; boy shirts are $45.
When: Oct. 23-26. Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 317 W. 33rd St., b/t Eighth & Ninth
Why: Men’s and women’s leather jackets, were $798-$1,398, now $349-$399; sweaters, were $248-$548, now $79-$99.
When: Oct. 23-27. Tues.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 510 Fifth Ave., at 43rd St., ground flr. (212-398-2622).
Why: Luxe winter coats, were $700, now $275; pants, were $250, now $100; sweaters, were $498, now $150.
When: Oct. 23-26. Tues., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.;
Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 261 W. 36th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 2nd flr. (212-947-8748).
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Check out additional color block options (and where to buy) below.
Spice up these season's greys and blacks with an infusion of color! It will be hard to succumb to the winter blues in one of these bright numbers. My favorite interpretations of the trend are below. Electric blue is a major "it" color for fall!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
P.S. Don't forget the H&M and Cavalli collaboration to be launched November 8th and previously mentioned here.
Click on the links below for vintage Style Collaborations and Dress for Less posts.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Check out my personal pics of the show and pre-show (the quality of the pics aren't the best, but when Style Chile blows up, I'll be sure to hire a photographer). As you can no doubt imagine, the soundtrack was extraodinary. A lot of Prince and a 'lil bit of Kanye thrown in for good measure.
Kanye with the papparazzi--this was days after the MTV awards-- so he was busy explaining his position.
Speaking of personal pics, this experience highlighted an interesting dilema. As a fledgling fashion journalist (heh heh), I am constantly on the quest to bring my readers a good story, and as the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words...thus, whenever feasible, I try to get a pic to capture the moment...but it's so hard to walk up to strangers and ask them to let me photograph them! Even harder to ask celebrities! But I swallow my pride, and do it all for you, my wonderful readers. Prime example, Nigel* (of America's Next Top Model fame) sat directly across from me at the show, and he was clearly annoyed that I was snapping pictures of him! Can you tell?
He was not pleased! He would look dead at me, then as I whipped the camera out, he would look away. That smirk has my name written all over it! Or perhaps the right is his best side?
Extra's Tanika Ray glowed! Literally. Who is her trainer, and who makes her bronzer?!
Fashion Week + NYC = Fabulously Clad Beauties! The audience more than lived up to that equation! The Metropolitan Pavillion was a veritable feast for the eyes; I couldn't keep up with the many fantastic outfits, and the wearers all walking around with that "who me, this 'ole thing?" look on their faces...in any event, check out my favorite ensembles below.
Left: hot satin marni's complement THAT prada bag; right: this mustard chloe dress popped against the white chairs...
Review: I really enjoyed the collection. I would wear many, if not all of the pieces. I was particularly excited to see that Alexis channeled the youthful, feminine aesthetic that it seems she no doubt appreciates. She looked just like one (actually better than most) of her models! I appreciated the fact that she didn't do too much. She didn't try to do coutoure, but instead created very simple designs with a touch of whimsy! In this case, less definitely equalled more. I would have liked to see heavier, fuller fabric. In some cases the dresses looked a little, ummm, light (interpret that however you will!).
Left: Goodie bag (and because I know y'all are just dying to see a pic of my seat); Right: Kanye and mom sport shades, as dictated by front row etiquette books everywhere, and Alexis' cute (and oh so proud of his mommy as he told the folks on line outside) son looks on.
In addition to the amazing soundtrack, Alexis entertained the audience with a tongue in cheek touch. She created a few dresses, in collaboration with famed photographer, Mark Seliger (these dresses are on display at Henri Bendel). Each model that walked in one of his dresses, paused at the end of the runway to take a quick pic of the many photographers who busy taking pics of the models themselves. Cute!Model takes a photo of shutterbugs while sporting a dress inspired by noted photographer Mark Seliger
Kanye and Alexis closed the night out (and the club down!) At Manahatta, the venue for the Honey Magazine: Ghita by Alexis Phifer After-Party.
After a monumental day of personal achievements, the happy couple sip on a celebratory toast with Castries Cocktail GHITAtini, made specifically for the host herself! Castries was on hand, compliments of Pop Event Planning!
* P.S.: Days later, as I attended a going-away party--same party which was mentioned in this post re Mal Sirrah-- I saw Nigel! At least I think it was Nigel. Well, we were in very close proximity, in someone's living room, but I am only 90% sure that it was Nigel-- even though the Nigel look-a-like was with Miss Jay. Why did I NOT know if it was indeed Nigel? Because I was busy NOT looking in his direction, for fear that he would recognize me as the girl from the show who was busy taking his picture when he made it clear that he was uninterested in having his picture taken! Sorry Nigel, but surely you understand?!
P.P.S.: I'm a little annoyed that I was too busy to post closer to the date of the event. I would have been able to more fully convey my enthusiasm and excitement! I was geeked that I was attending a real life fashion show and not watching it on t.v. I was even more excited to get a seat in the second row! The show took place way back on September 11, the same date of release of Kanye's latest album, "Graduation".
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
The slide show, above, contains photos of each designer (John Lee and Jedda-Kahn), followed by his dresses. Unfortunately, there were only four Zonkiri dresses on hand, but my, aren't they something? Check out the slideshow below for pics of the fashion forward crowd and more pics of shoes and accessories avilable at Té Casan!
In addition to sipping cocktails, eating (too many!) butlered hors d’œuvres, and mingling with fashion insiders, I somehow managed to come away with the pair of green satin shoes below (the same type of shoe was briefly mentioned in this Satin Shoes post). I can resist everything but temptation! Hurry in, they're on sale and rumor has it, the designer, Gaetano Perrone, was recently poached by Dior! Can you tell that he's also an architect?
Left: I try on, and subsequently buy Gaetano Perrone's "Diana" jewelled ballerina satin pumps in light green; Right: Aliya arrived in Fay Baldock's "Kaelyn" shoe --also available, exclusively, at Te Casan.