Enter KAUFMANFRANCO's fall collection, 76 (!!!) looks that might break the bank, but justifiably so. If you haven't heard of this super-luxe brand, here's a quick rundown: The collaboration, between designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco, was launched in fall 2004, after the boys worked together at Valentino, helped take Ungaro to the U.S, and served as Anne Klein's co-creative directors. Going solo resulted in a line that's been consistently sexy, but always sophisticated, with top-notch fabrics, exquisite cuts, and subtle detailing—dare we say a worthy successor to Rick Owens with a dash of Jil Sander and Ralph Lauren thrown in for good measure.
Monday, August 29, 2011
If last fall was the season of leopard, then this fall is definitely being taken over by python. Subtly textured,patterned python prints are insanely glam, but like leopard prints, if executed incorrectly, could look like they came out of Peggy Bundy's dressing room on theMarried with Children set. Thankfully, plenty of designers have fashioned out some sleek new offerings of the reptilian variety. Think: Ready-for-anything shoes, slinky blouses, and statement skirts will all get you ready to meet your very own snake-charmer.
|Jeffrey Campbell Faux Python Wedges, $155, available at Harvey Nichols.|
|Yves Saint Laurent Python Print Silk Skirt, $525, available at My Theresa.|
|Old Navy Python Print Dress, $45, available at Old Navy.|
|Just Cavalli Python Print Jersey Dress, $295, available at Nordstrom.|
|All Saints Embellished Python Skirt, $270, available at All Saints.|
|Equipment Relaxed Fit Silk Shirt, $366, available at Farfetch.|
|Tory Burch Small Polarized Metal Aviator Sunglasses, $200, available atNordstrom.|
|By Malene Birger Python-Print Wool Scarf, $155, available at Net-A-Porter.|
|Rebecca Minkoff Allie Bag, $750, available at Rebecca Minkoff.|
|Topshop Python Necklace, $40, available at Topshop.|
Posted by Casey Russell at 10:49 PM
Sunday, August 28, 2011
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
The idea of back-to-school shopping never really leaves our consciousness, even if some of us haven't stepped foot in an academic environment in decades. Sweater dresses, sleeved sheaths, and flowing gowns look even better when layered with fall sweaters and jackets, and now's the time to start filling in the cracks in your cool-weather closet. So, skip the cheat sheets and get ready to take notes—you won't find yourself left behind a grade with this sartorial study-guide.
Topshop Vintage Lace Dress, $100, available at Topshop
Miss Selfridge Ochre Lace Dress, $74.22, available at Miss Selfridge;
Jane Norman Lace Skater Dress, $37.11, available at Jane Norman.
M Missoni '60s Box-Print Dress, $674.85, available at My Wardrobe;
Lauren Moffatt Pancho & Lefty Dress, $382, available at Lauren Moffatt;
Peacocks Ladies Funnel Neck Dress, $30, available atPeacocks.
Vanessa Bruno Silk Dress, $1,245, available at Net-a-Porter;
Akira Striped Maxi Tank Dress, $44.90, available at Akira;
Sara Berman Margo Print Dress, $290, available at The Outnet.
Mango Strapless Dress, $98.80, available at Mango;
Diane von Furstenberg Sleeveless Dress With Stripes, $398, available at My Theresa;
Oasis Chevron Stripe Dress, $17, available at Oasis/
|Unconventional Ditzy Prints|
Pixie Market Green Shirt Dress, $70, available at Pixie Market;
H&M Lips Print Dress, $21.43, available at H&M;
AllSaints Bleach Python Dress, $295, available at AllSaints.
Reiss Wrap-Front Dress, $300, available at Reiss;
Silverlake Cargo Maxi Dress, $44.99, available atRuche;
Gryphon Trench Dress, $575, available at Shop Nouvelles.
Posted by Casey Russell at 10:32 AM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
June 24 was a real good day. New York finally got with it and passed the gay marriage bill, leading to a summer of love that can't help but serve as inspiration to your commitment itinerary—regardless of your preference. Even if you're not ready to say "I do," we think these could do double-duty as engagement rings. Or, if that's too fast, we can call 'em promise rings, too.
|Yayoi Forest Belt Ring, $760, available at Catbird.|
|David Yurman Chevron Band Ring, $325, available at David Yurman.|
|Werkstatt Sterling Silver Ring Set, $335.00, available at Barneys New York.|
|Satomi Kawakita Men's Wedding Band, $780, available at Satomi Kawakita.|
|Tiffany & Co. Atlas Ring, $1,100, available at Tiffany & Co.|
|Alex And Chloe Bauhaus Ring With Three Inverted Black Diamonds, $3,630, available at Alex and Chloe.|
|In God We Trust Initial Ring Silver, $100, available at In God We Trust.|
|HadasGold Exclusive 14k Yellow Gold Mens Wedding Band Ring, $399, available at HadasGold.|
|Fabuluster The Original Custom Fingerprint Wedding Band in Sterling Silver, $195, available at Fabuluster.|
|Harry Winston Men by Thom Browne Three Row Diamond Ring, $10,500, available at Harry Winston.|
|Anne Sportun Textured Yellow Gold Men's Wedding Band, $1,950, available at Greenwich Jewelers.|
|Digby & Iona The Ties That Bind Oxidized Sterling Ring, $150, available at Digby & Iona.|
|Cartier Love Wedding Band in Platinum, $2,225, available at Cartier.|
Posted by Casey Russell at 4:16 PM