Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Key Looks for Spring via H&M

Want to know what to put on your style list this spring? H&M’s head of design, Ann-Sofie Johansson, guides you through this season’s key looks.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

DVF Sample Sale Frenzy

Those Mongolian Furs were quite FIERCE though, think I will be adding a black one to my collection.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Glitzy Accessories Worth Straving For

A spot-on sparkly accessory can be hard to come by. We want festive, fun glamour, but please, hold the cheese. This holiday season, we cut out the leg work for you — don't worry, you'll still have to do plenty of that trying to find a cab on New Year's Eve — and rounded up the prettiest sparkles to pick up now, all over NYC. Now is the time to start planning the perfect outfit for champagne sipping while ushering the many days of holy.

UO Lurex Chevron Tights, $14, available at Urban Outfitters; 374 Avenue of the Americas (between West 14 and West 13th streets); 212-677-9350.
Tom Binns White Crystal Teardrop Earrings, $215, available at Tom Binns; 41 Perry Street #1 (near West 4th Street); 917-475-1412.
Topshop Glitter Bow Cross Body Bag, $45, available at Topshop; 478 Broadway (between Grand and Broome streets); 212-966-955.

Fossil Glam vintage bracelet, $55, available at Fossil; 38 West 34th Street (between 5th and 6th aveues); 212-594-5850.
Kara Ross Prunella glitter envelope clutch, $650, Intermix; 98 Prince Street (near Mercer Street); 212-966-5303.
Banana Republic Skinny Sparkle Belt, $17.99, available at Banana Republic; 19 West 34th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues); 212-244-3060.
Mango Shiny appliques bracelet, $69.90, available at Mango; 561 Broadway (between Prince and Spring streets); 212-343-7012.
Forever21 Sparkling Box Chain Necklace, $10.80, available at Forever21; 578 Broadway (between Prince and East Houston streets); 212-941-5949.
Coralia White Drusy Glitter Stud Earrings, $200, Scoop; 473 Broadway (between Broome and Grand streets); 212-925-3539.

The Combat Boot, NYC Fashionistas BFF

By Leila Brillson

Whether you're prim and proper or a gal with a penchant for the punky, the low-heeled lace-up leather boot is your perfect winter shoe. It's not only one of the coolest looks of the winter season, but also a timeless staple you'll be able to wear for years to come. Some call 'em combat boots, but our picks are miles away from anything clunky, rugged, or military issue. These are all of the greatest stomp-ready clompers that manage to be tough without being over-the-top. And don't worry: If you want a brighter edge, we've got that, too. Either way, you know you need a pair. You're a New Yorker after all. And what's life in the city without a pair of ass-kicking boots?

While these shoes are a little more "make love" than "make war", the unfinished edges and slouchy fit are great for traipsing around town.

Bed | Stu Hacienda boot, $248, available at Free People, 99 Spring Street (at Mercer Street), 212-226-7497.

Not only is the shape so elegant, but the beautiful rust color is totally head-turning.

Zeha Berlin boots, $634, available at Gravity Pope.
With a smart buckle and a warm leather tone, these boots are more dashing than hardcore.

Seychelles Jungle Boot, $116, available at Amazon.
A tougher alternative always looks delightfully '90s when below a flouncy skirt.

Laconia Zippers And Laces boot, $48, available at Fred Flare, 300 Kingsland Avenue, Suite F, Brooklyn (between Nassau and Norman Avenues), 877-798-2807.
A pair of tried-and-true classics that'll take an around-town beating. The wooden heel provides a well-crafted edge.

ALDO Ridlen boot, $140, available at Aldo, 700 Broadway Avenue (at East 4th Street), 212-982-0958
No one does a combat boot quite like AllSaints, and the greenish patina on this one is a refreshing variation.

AllSaints Kaskai Damisi boot, $245, available at AllSaints, 411-417 West 13th Street (between Washington Street and 9th Avenue), 646-862-3155.