Yes Wee-kend

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Week long summer vacations have passed but fall brings something almost as good – the weekend jaunt!  Men, as you begin to think about where you’ll take your honey apple picking/leaf viewing/wine tasting, you should also contemplate the luggage that will get you there.  Enter the Bally Tekaro MD in noisettes gloss deerskin.  This super chic, butter- soft bag with detachable straps and sporty (yet classic) racing stripes is the perfect size for toting all your weekend essentials.  My clients always ask me if I can source the perfect weekender and now, thanks to Bally, yes-we-can!

Felt Up

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Marie L’Aventure’s gorgeous lingerie line serves to underscore the fact that Belgian fame is no longer limited to waffles.  This season the brand has paired up with another Belgian fashion label, A.F. Vandevorst, to produce a  collection of undergarments with a felt-like aesthetic.  The line is simply titled Marie L’Aventure by A.F. Vandevorst and the pieces (8 in total – bras, briefs, corsets, and bustiers) are actually made of a technical material and then printed over with a photograph of felt for the final visual effect.  The line will be on sale this month through myintimacy.com.

Who Says It’s Wrong to Look Plastic?

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Italian furniture house, Kartell, has made looking plastic tres chic again.  (Attenzione, Heidi Montag!)   You may recall their  “Glue Cinderella” collection(2009) of  rubber pumps as well as their cute and comfy ballet flats.   Now, just in time for fall, Kartell has designed sleek, wedge-heeled Wellies in contrasting colors.  My recommendation is to kill two birds with one (plastic) stone by snapping up an olive/dove gray pair.  You’ll not only hit the wedge trend but the all-things-in-army-colors-trend as well!

Fabia-ulous

Jean-Michel Cazabat

Like chocolate and peanut butter, like Blake Lively and mini-dresses, like camping and anyone other than me…summer and gold sandals are the perfect union.  However, finding THEE pair is nothing less than stress inducing.  The goals:  relative comfort, extreme style, and super versatility.   Enter the “Fabia” by Jean-Michel Cazabat.  Shorts, dresses, skirts, jeans, a bikini/cover-up – all of your summer gear will benefit from the chic addition of these gems.  Plus, think of how light your weekender will be sans shoes since you’ll be shod in these 24/7!

Filch-son

Filson Machinaw Cruiser

There’s something to be said about a design that hasn’t been changed since 1914.  While originally intended for the field (think ducks and shotguns), Filson’s 100% wool “Mackinaw Cruiser” would look equally as good on the city’s streets – particularly paired with this year’s raging flannel trend.  I hope I look this good when I’m 96 years old!

Hot Rod

Rod Laver Adidas

Just because I’m sweating the resurrected Adida’s Rod Lavers doesn’t mean you have to – sweat, that is.  And that’s courtesy of its ultra-breathable MESH design!   Not only was Laver the only man in history to twice win all 4 Grand Slam singles titles in the same year, he inspired one fantastic sneaker.  The beauty of this shoe is that it’s completely paired down which means we get to focus on the pitch-perfect simplicity of the silhouette.  This bare-bones approach allows the shoe to be paired with virtually anything from jeans and a blazer to shorts and a tee.  In the right color combination, these could also be worn with a suit for a current, downtown look.  Dan Maskell, tennis player/commentator, has described Rod Laver, the man, as “technically faultless” which, I believe, applies to his shoe as well.

Kissing the Marni Stone

Marni Necklace

Just when I thought I was over statement necklaces, Marni displayed this beauty on the Milan runway.  A dash of Chanel with the layered chains, a pinch of Alice in Wonderland in the imagination, and a heap of genius in the construction, I am enamored.  I ask myself: Self, would it be okay to wear this piece with almost everything in my closet?  My answer:  Yes!   It is lawless mixing gold/silver, metallic/color, metal/glass, delicate/chunky and so why not follow its lead and mix it with t-shirts/blouses, frilly frocks/suits, patterns/solids and ENJOY the endless rain of compliments you will receive.

The New Drive…errr…Walk Through

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I have to hand it to Target.  They’re just cocky enough to:

  • Add a temporary (AKA Pop Up) shop in Manhattan (Target to Go, Gansevoort Street and Washington Street at the High Line entrance. 12/11–12/13; daily, 9:30–8.)
  • Ask people to line up in artic temps
  • NOT allow people into the “store”
  • Hand customers a shopping menu (of sorts)
  • Offer a mere 50 items via a walk-through window

Granted, free delivery is available if you purchase $100 or more AND there are a few of the Rodarte for Target items available pre the December 20 in-store launch but GEEZ, you can’t even try anything on.  That takes (snow) balls.

$150 for 4 Pair of Louboutins!

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This is the deal of the century if your foot happens to be .5″ long.  I’m sick and tired of the fashion industry pandering to the extremely tiny.  And now this additional injustice!  Viewing these shoes is tempting me to resurrect the ancient custom of foot binding.  Is anyone with me?!

Distill My Beating Heart!

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Lucky Magazine has decided to don a red hat and play Santa’s little helper by launching their new online shopping portal just in time for the holidays.  What’s truly lucky for us is that the portal distills the best picks from over 40 of our favorite retail sites like YOOX, Nordstrom, Bluefly, and Shopbop.  (I’m just about crossing names off of my gift list as I type!)  As much as I’d like to see the “Fantastic Mr. Fox” themed windows at Bergdorf Goodman, I may just stay home and let my fingers do the walking…and the holiday shopping.

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