alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet has officially open the doors of its first-ever pop up shop in SoHo. The shop will be open through the Summer, and features the brand's EXCEPTIONAL new handbag collection (also for perusal here, if you're so inclined) along with an assortment of Spring and Summer styles, with a particular focus on bold color.
If you're in the market for a little fashion fun, pop by the Pop Up at 72 Greene Street, any Monday-Saturday 10am – 7pm or Sunday 12pm – 6pm.
Designer Ricardo Tisci's bold and feral motifs at Givenchy have beckoned me for some time, but none as desperately as the Rottweiler print from the F/W '12 collection. While I'm not, say, Kanye West (NOT YET ANYWAY), I found myself wanting essentially anything adorned with the snarling pup - iPad case, sweatshirt, or bag. After haunting Bergdorf Goodman in the hopes of a return (no such luck), and then spending an afternoon calling Neiman Marcus stores nationwide, I finally scored one on pre-order for a December delivery at Luisa Via Roma online.
Comprised of PVC with leather trim, and complete with a matching pouch tucked inside, the Large Antigona Tote now goes where I go, and rest assured, carrying this bag inspires much the same reaction that walking an ACTUAL Rottweiler does. Interpret that as you see fit.
There are a few iconic items that I forever have on my fashion bucket list - you know the type. Perennial styles in a collection that rarely to never go on sale. Say, for example, the fun lip clutches in Lulu Guinness' quirky accessories collection.
Now, never say 'never' is a lesson I've learned before and again, and sure enough, select styles of the Lip Clutch are included in the designer's sale at up to 50% off, through the end of January, for the FIRST TIME EVER.
My personal fave is the Red and Black Snakeskin version seen above, now just £206.50 or around $331. But, if you're more inclined to, say, Swarovski crystal or studs (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE/YOU'RE PROBABLY ME), those are in the mix too. It may not be "practical" - in what world COULD a lips-shaped clutch be practical, I'd ask? - but regardless, it's important to your closet that you shop the selection at LuluGuinness.com or at the Lulu Guinness Store at 394 Bleecker Street (212.367.2120)
On this week’s episode of Behind The Seams, step inside designer Katherine Kwei’s SoHo showroom to talk about what it takes to break into the highly competitive world of accessories design.
For more Style Coalition TV, including fresh new eps of Beauty Extract, Retail Bootcamp and Street Peek, visit StyleCoalition.TV. To learn more about Katherine Kwei or to shop her gorgeous handbag collection, visit www.katherinekwei.com.
Shown at Center 548 in the Gallery District last night, designer Stacey Bendet's Spring 2013 collection for alice + olivia was inspired by the uplifting American optimism of the late 1950's. An assortment of ready to wear, gowns (always a standout!), shoes and a debut handbag collection were illustrated through bold silhouettes and color, with smart styling and a flirtatious flair.
The alice + olivia handbag collection will launch in Spring '13 with three styles - the classic "Olivia" bag in exotic skins, the "D" for the woman on the go, and the everyday "SEE."
Rebecca Minkoff has long been a designer that I admire - not only for her amazing personal style, or the totes gorge bags, accessories, shoes and apparel that she designs, but also because, at her core, she's an entrepreneur. That was validated for me tonight at a very special event at the Mondrian SoHo to celebrate her new collaboration with mark.
Seen above with former CNBC correspondent and personal finance expert Nicole Lapin, Minkoff answered fashion and business questions from bloggers and mark representatives alike, and ALSO introduced us to the new, mark-exclusive Delight bag. A STEAL at just $60, it looks as luxe (seriously!) as a bag from Minkoff's signature collection, but with a few compromises made in terms of fabrication - meaning, yes, it's pleather, not leather.
I love the Delight for its versatility - try wearing it with the strap tucked in as an oversized clutch, cross-body or on your shoulder - it's generously sized to go from day to night and even better are the super-edgy details, including studding and an oversized buckle.
Snag the Delight bag online at mark or through your local mark representative!
To call me an UGG Australia afficiado is a generous understatement. When it comes down to nitty-gritty, bitter cold winter weather, I can think of no shoe or boot I'd rather have on my feet. In fact, earlier this year, I even submitted a v. special request to UGG via Twitter - namely a request that they make a full body suede and shearling-lined snuggie for cold-weather climates like New York. FINE, that might be excessive. And admittedly, the folks at UGG apparently found my idea ridiculous, as they haven't behooved my request. Yet. I mean, I am holding out HOPE over here.
UGG's making a big move this September with the launch of the all new UGG COLLECTION, inspired by the rustic luxury of Italy. The high-end collection pays homage to the centuries-long history of fine craftsmanship and superior materials for which the region is known and will be available at select high-end retailers, UGG Flagship stores and www.uggaustralia.com beginning on September 1, 2011. Price points for footwear range from USD $495-$1195 and handbags range from USD $650 - $1950 - pricey, I know!
For a preview of select UGG Collection boots, take a gander through the gallery - and tell all, do any styles tempt you, your wallet, the like?