- Thread Trend sees a Gwen Stefani cartoon in the future.
- Schmashion is crazy about lazy print jumpsuits.
- So Fash'On debuts her fall 2008 ready-to-wear collection.
- Tokyo Bunnie is psyched about Murakami in Brooklyn.
- Couture In the City waxes poetic about Katie Holmes.
- The Shoe Goddess wants to fix your summertime stank foot.
- Trust Your Style is lashing out in a good way.
- Some Notes On Napkins has amazing pics from OlofsDotter.
- She Does The City explains the difference between civilized affection and knock-down-yuck-fests.
Don't get wet -- look fab with these rain-inspired accessories and springtime umbrellas for the rainy days ahead :)
- Brushed Silver Drop Necklace by genevievejewelry @ etsy
- Asymmetrical Hoop With Chain-Linked Turquoise at kristenmccloud.com
- Silver Grecian Teardrop Earrings at maxandchloe.com
- Drop Earrings With Blue Beads by Khristinne @ etsy
- Blue Lagoon Turquoise Drop Necklace by heartworksbylori @ etsy
- Nashelle Turquoise Teardrop Necklace at southmoonunder.com
- Urban Rain Earrings at shysiren.com
Assorted umbrellas from umbrellasociety.com
Assorted umbrellas from tray6.com
According to style.com, Luella Bartley's 2008 fall/winter collection was inspired by Britt Ekland in “The Wicker Man" and the witch museum in Boscastle, Cornwall, UK. But watching the models come down the runway was more like watching an army of Madame Alexander dolls marching towards me, which is sort of creepy in it’s own right. (*sigh* This is probably going to give me nightmares.) Do you see the eerie similarities?
Fast forward to 2008: No more mesh. No more cheap, hard plastic. No more "one size fits all" designs. In fact, I could actually see myself wearing a pair -- especially on an occasion where waterproof shoes might come in handy. (Think pool party, day at the beach, a night out with that friend who always drinks too much and ends up puking on your shoes...)
Melissa Desire + Triton Kitten Heel at lunaboston.com
Melissa 'Ice Cream' Loafer at melissaaustralia.com.au
Melissa 'Disco' Heel at melissaaustralia.com.au
Fendi Jelly Ballet Flat at barneys.com
Luby Lu Jelly Wedge at jujujellies.co.uk
J.Crew Jeweled Ballet Flat at jcrew.com
Melissa 'Indie' Kitten Heel at melissaaustralia.com.au
Marc Jacobs Mouse Slippers at diabro.net
Photo: Sandal from Lucina Calzature collectionIf you want something authentic, check out Lucina Calzature. Owner Anna Piergiacomi (who is who is also vice-president of the leather-shoe division of the national fashion association Federmoda) worked with an archaeologist and several history buffs to create her modern day Roman-era footwear. (Like the original Roman sandal, she tries to avoid glue, synthetic materials, and chemical dyes. They are also sewn almost entirely by hand.) And if you're nice, you won't have to travel to Italy to get a pair. She offers mail order service :)
Or, you can opt for one of the fab modern styles currently available. Here are some of my favorite flats for Spring '08:
Jeffrey Campbell Roman Bead Tan Gladiator Sandal at lulus.com
Sam Edelman 'Ginger' Gladiator Flat at nordstrom.com
N.Y.L.A. Silver 'Mischa' Sandal at nordstrom.com
Tapeet Black Patent Gladiator at barneys.com
The patented Figs Bra comes with detachable cami-covers (or "figlets") that attach to hooks on the side of the bra and stretch across the chest to cover cleavage. Don't need the coverage? Just take the cami-cover off and wear the bra without it. L-O-V-E T-H-I-S.
Need to completely hide your girls from sight? Say hello to the Carol Wior Soft Cup Lace Camisole Illusion Bra, the Guantanamo Bay of bramisoles. (Hey, this would be perfect for concealing microphones, hidden cameras, a semi-automatic pistol...)
This disturbing looking cleavage contraption is called The Winkee and slips over your bra like a pair of underwear (overwear?) to cover cleavage or give extra support. One question: WTF?!
If you want something that can still pass as a cami under clothes, but looks and feels more like a bra, the Natori Zen Floral Camisole Bra is where it's at. (And it's not as heavy on the lace, which is an added bonus if you're a man who likes to wear women's underwear. Kidding.)
Pucci Style Footless Tights at stockingirl.com
Rina Shah Pucci Print Clutch at bagcrazy.com
I never thought I would be saying this, but the "it" condom is replacing the "it" bag this season. [Well, at least according to Proper Attire Condoms.] Planned Parenthood has come to the realization that tapping into the modern young woman's fashion-obsessed psyche might just get her to carry condoms in her purse. (Hey, designer birth control pill cases worked. Why not designer condoms?) For $6, you can nab a 3-pack of fashionable love gloves cute enough to show off to friends. An interesting idea, but a little heavy on the cheese:
"Old stereotypes about who should buy condoms are so last season! Proper Attire condoms are the "must-have" accessory this season and were designed with sexually active, stylish women in mind."
So last season? Must have accessory? (Are women supposed to feel comfortable carrying them in their handbags, or are they supposed to sling them over their shoulders?) If I had my way, they would be FREE, handed out at stores where sexually active, stylish women shop, and have designer-inspired names like "Lube-y Vuitton," Dolce & Banana," and "Christian La-crotch." Now THAT would be a designer condom!
At his show on Sunday, Indian designer Sonam Dubal dedicated his collection to peaceful resolution of the violence currently underway in parts of China. His collection, "Trailing the River Goddess" coincidentally drew its inspiration from three rivers -- two of which are fed by Tibet's glaciers and snowy highlands. These were his sentiments:
"Though I'm not at the center of the violence, reading about it has pained my heart," Dubal explained. "This is my initiative to spread the word that violence leads us only to destruction. Tibet is bleeding and we should pray for peace even though we may not be affected by their problems. It is peace we need."
I couldn't agree more.
- Zeuner "I Love Peace" Necklace at maxandchloe.com
- Scribble Peace Tee at wetseal.com
- Hard Candy Peace Palette at hardcandy.com
- Rise and Fall Peace Hand Pillow at urbanoutfitters.com
- M2 Design by Mary Margrill Peace Necklace at maxandchloe.com
- Peace Purse at misfitzcouture.com
- Linda Lee Johnson Peace Sign Necklace at barneys.com
- Leather Peace Bracelet at fernsgarden.com
- 'Grow Peace' Pin at thehungersite.com
Assorted Glass & Celluloid Rings at thecarrotbox.com
Glass Bead Rings by poppigirl @ etsy
Glass Circle Rings by kpglassjewelry1 @ etsy
Masini Gioielli and Gino Fontana Rings at forzieri.com