By Cara Chronis May 24, 2013
Even though summer is almost here, in San Francisco it’s pretty much year-round boots weather. If you’re mildly obsessed with boots like our San Francisco editors, this is a great thing. However after years of boots wearing, we have yet to find socks that last season after season. The cute pairs we pick up at fast fashion stores get holey after two months and the ones that last look like something our dad’s would wear (no offence, Dad!). Enter: Stance. With Aztec prints, chevron, stripes, and even beading, we’ve finally found comfy, quality pairs that won’t embarrass us if they’re caught peaking out of our Rachel Comey boots. The combed cotton feels like butter on our feet while still letting them breathe. Plus, the sizes are spot on. If you’re sick of droopy socks caught in your ankle boots, try the anklet style. If your boots are a bit higher (think 2-3 inches above the ankle), the everyday crew is perfect. They even have a tall pair for those knee high riding boots you’ve been eyeing from Frye. We’ve been wearing ours for about a year now and they’re showing no sign of holes. Hooray! Trust us when we say, once you go Stance, you won’t go back. Give your sock drawer a much-needed makeover (you know you need to!) so you’ll be ready to go this fall.
- Everyday Crew Socks in San Manuel, available at Stance for $15
- Everyday Crew Socks in Mixie, available at Stance for $12
- Everyday Crew Socks in Cheetah, available at Stance for $15
- Anklet Socks in Treviso, available at Stance for $12
- Anklet Socks in Durango Yellow, available at Stance for $12
- Everyday Crew Socks in Shellback, available at Stance for $15
- Beaded Everyday Crew Socks in Kingston, available at Stance for $24
By Katherine Fotinos May 23, 2013
Sleek silhouettes, clean lines, and a black background: those elements seemed to be the overarching requirements for Carey Mulligan as she chose her red carpet dresses over the last couple weeks. But we’re not complaining! Black is chic, elegant, and flattering, and most importantly it works for Mulligan’s look and style. To keep her fashion from becoming mundane, Mulligan made sure her multiple LBDs didn’t eventually lead to boring results. Each dress has offered a touch of something fresh and different from the last, either with an interesting detail or unique element. Her Met Ball dress success, for example, was thanks to an angularly designed black Balenciaga number boasting a safety pin brooch at the neck. The LBDs continued in Cannes, where Mulligan wore a hardware-happy Chloe frock with a couple of silver buttons and a cinched buckle. While in France, she also wore a strapless pencil midi designed by Calvin Klein to the designer’s Cannes after party that kept things especially flirty with a peplum skirt. The dress that most surprisingly worked on the actress, though? A sleek floor length maxi at the Great Gatsby Tiffany & Co. Dinner, which drew such positive attention with its cascading silhouette, it didn’t need anything else to it. Do you have a favorite piece or go-to look? How do you keep it from looking repetitive?
By Katherine Fotinos May 23, 2013
She and Him is getting us grooving with yet another charming hit, this one titled “I Could’ve Been Your Girl” and featuring an always mesmerizing Zooey Deschanel as the star of the self-directed music video. Dancing like an early ’60s darling, “She” attempts to gain M.Ward, or “Him’s,” unrequited affection with an old school dance routine put on by herself and some retro-clad pals. Donning feminine fit and flare style dresses, adorable headband and ribbon accessories, and perfectly bright flats, it’s hard not to want to kick up your heels in similar fashion. Get to it with these colorful and patterned frocks as sweet as the ones worn in the video!
1. The 2Nd Skin Co. Short Sleeve Dress, available at Farfetch.com for $878.64
2. Kate Spade New York Marilyn bow-printed low-back dress, available at Neiman Marcus for $286
3. Dinner Party Darling Dress in Grapefruit Red, available at Modcloth.com for $137.99
4. Myrtle Pin Print Multi Pin Print Fit and Flare Dress, available at REISS for $320
By Channing Hargrove May 23, 2013
Rita Ora is already a fan of Rodnik and with this news, we think you will, too! British label Rodnik is partnering with the Peanuts on a line of everything. Like, literally everything, from baseball caps to a sequined gown, coming this September.
“Snoopy is such an iconic image, there’s so much nostalgia there—so it’s about updating him and giving him a twist, “ said Philip Colbert, the label’s founder and designer. “Just giving it a spin so it connects with younger people.”
The collection’s price point speaks to that: a sequin dress starts at $180, shirts for $39, jersey dresses for $90 and handbags for $80.
By Katherine Fotinos May 23, 2013
Tomorrow begins a very much anticipated three day weekend, and all we can think of is the fun in the sun that’s about to be had. Hooray for Memorial Day, and hooray for summer style! If you haven’t already packed your getaway bag in preparation for your speedy escape from the office Friday afternoon, be sure to pick up one last piece, a one-piece, that is. These 10 swimsuits, from Topshop to Kenzo, aren’t your usual staple onesies; prepare your eyes for gorgeous prints, angular silhouettes, daring cuts, and brilliant colors. Whether you’re headed beachside or simply enjoying the pool at a backyard BBQ, these are the suits to make a statement with.
1. Zimmerman The Vase One Shoulder Swimsuit, available at My-wardrobe.com for $371.25
2. Seersucker banded underwire tank, available at J.Crew for $110
3. Kenzo reversible leopard one -piece, available at Lagarconne.com for $479
4. Pink color block stripe cut-out swimsuit, available at River Island for $50
5. Wildfox ’Stormy’ One Piece Swimsuit, available at Nordstrom for $148
6. Blue Map Print Swimsuit, available at Topshop for $68
7. Plein Sud Maillota Fentes Perlee, available at Farfetch.com for $207.50
8. Wish kaleidoscopic floral print cut out swimsuit, available at Farfetch.com for $113
9. Anna & Boy Jerry Hall swimsuit, available at Matchesfashion.com for $171
10. Isabel Marant Panama reversible swimsuit, available at Matchesfashion.com for $391
By Bianca Posterli May 23, 2013
Forbes has been known to create a list or two, determining the most powerful, the richest, the most successful individuals across the world. With its latest list, the glossy is looking into the Most World’s 100 Most Powerful Women – and a few fashion leaders made the ranks.
Anna Wintour leads the charge at 41, Miuccia Prada at 58, followed by Tory Burch at 69, Diane von Furstenberg at 74, Mindy Grossman of HSN at 89, and Gisele Bundchen (the only model to make the list) at 95. Though only six women in the fashion industry made the list, the combination is an impressive one. With Wintour’s new role at Conde Nast and Burch’s undeniable prowess, we’re hardly shocked to see them among other female thought leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and Oprah Winfrey.
We are slightly surprised to see Jenna Lyons didn’t earn a spot? Who else do you think should be on the list?
By Channing Hargrove May 23, 2013
The stylish are coming, the stylish are coming!
J.Crew announced its arrival on British soil yesterday with an Instagram photo – the word ‘hi’ built from red bottles in the window of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. The American staple hopped the pond to create a pop-up shop so Brits can enjoy Jenna Lyons’ brilliance in anticipation of the full-blown store that’s set to launch on Regent Street.
In true Lyons fashion, a pop up shop isn’t all she’s offering at the current moment. She tasked students at Central Saint Martins with designing a cashmere piece to be sold in stores and online.
“We wanted people to have a personal connection to us,” said Lyons. “We want people to have a point of view, that’s what Central Saint Martins cultivates. If you never expand your world and push the boundaries of what you can do, it’s hard to carve your piece.”
In addition to the honor of having their creation sold at J.Crew, the retailer is offering one CSM MA student a scholarship every year for the next three years, chosen by Lyons and the school’s fashion course director, Louise Wilson. The money will cover tuition feels and housing for a year.
Talk about one sweet deal.
Style Scoop: Vivienne Westwood Revives Punk Archives, Proenza Schouler is First in Class, Yahoo Takes Over Tumblr
By Angel Lenise Robinson May 23, 2013
Who could be more unapologetically punk than the one and only Vivienne Westwood? In light of this month’s Met Gala and the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture, the U.K. clothier is digging into her archives for some vintage wears. Westwood released a new Chaos collection that includes punk tees and accessories with designs she first crafted in the 1970s. [Vivienne Westwood]
The Parsons pair now known as Proenza Schouler took a trip down memory lane as the 2013 honorees for their alma mater’s Fashion Benefit. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez joined Hudson’s Bay Company president Bonnie Brooks as the event’s trio of the hour, which awarded 2013 graduates with top design honors and raised scholarship money for prospective students. McCoullough chatted with ELLE about how the benefit changed his own life as a New School student. “It was actually at this event, 11 years ago, that started our career. We met Peter Arnold, who was the director of the CFDA at the time. He introduced us to Barneys, who bought our senior year collection,” McCoullough said. “It can be a powerful event for a lot of the students here, today. Who knows what could come out of it?” [ELLE]
Tumblr boasts a $1.1 billion price tag and the authorities at Yahoo have tucked away just enough to buy it out. The internet company bought the David Karp creation earlier this week, leaving fans of the blogging phenomenon wary of ad takeover. According to Karp and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, though, the acquisition will be virtually invisible to the Tumblr audience. “Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing,” said Karp, who insists that the site will still operate independently. Mayer offered even more reassurance on her own Tumblr page, writing “We promise not to screw it up.” As long as we’ve got gifs galore and can reblog our favorite fashion ads with little interference, we’re game. [CNN]
What’s it like to drip in the same Bulgari jewels once worn by Elizabeth Taylor? Award-winning actress Jessica Chastain knows. “It was so thrilling to wear it, but I was overwhelmed too. It was a little scary,” the Zero Dark Thirty star said about wearing Taylor’s sapphire and diamond necklace to the Cannes screening of Cleopatra. “I was the first person to wear it since Elizabeth. I felt as if I was able to spend the day with her today by wearing the necklace.” [People Style Watch]
Ralph Lauren Corp.’s signature style isn’t exclusive to the Hamptons or New York’s Madison Avenue. The equestrian favorite is rolling out worldwide. “Our relentless focus on innovation and our commitment to superior craftsmanship continued to build our global customer base,” said namesake CEO Ralph Lauren. “We have an exciting next few years ahead of us, especially as we grow our global store network and e-commerce platforms to showcase the full scope of our brand portfolio and lifestyle sensibilities.” Up ahead is the brand’s expansion in Latin America and Asia. [WWD]
Vera Wang is embarking on a trip back home as the 2013 commencement speaker at Sarah Lawrence College. Wang, who earned a degree in art history from the school, told WWD that diversity and openness to change will be key points in her address. “Everyone is different, whether that be different ethnicities, upbringings, education or anything else. Without diversity, the world is very judgmental and very limiting,” Wang said. “Different people bring different things to each situation. These have really been the tenets of the school from day one.” [WWD]
The gap between magazine must-haves and brick-and-mortar finds has been bridged thanks to Magnetique. The mobile app captures coveted items from your glossy of choice, lists the brand name and price, then directs users to the closest store that has the merchandise in stock. After debuting this month, Magnetique has been fully integrated with InStyle and Glamour, and app developers project it will be activated in all top fashion magazines by the end of the year. [GLAM Inbox]
By Hallie Wilson May 23, 2013
Memorial Day is that long-awaited weekend that (pays rightful homage to our troops and) officially marks the beginning of summer.
The long-awaited three-day weekend isn’t just about enjoying a sweet, early release from the office (or if you’re lucky, a mid-day train out of town) – it’s about looking super-chic in doing so.
Regardless of what’s on your agenda for the unofficial to summer, there’s no time for an at-home outfit change; happy hour(s) await! Put those extra hours of daylight of good to use with this fool-proof fashion plan:
Dress up your go-to blouse with a little something extra. Pick up a printed blazer and toss a pair of shorts in your work bag. Embrace color, grab your aviator sunnies and go! Don’t forget your sunscreen. It’s Summer Friday season, baby!
*Shop the look: Zara printed blazer, $90 | Joie Rancher top, $158 | J Brand distressed denim shorts, $154 | MICHAEL Michael Kors large zip-top satchel, $358 | Kate Spade statement earrings, $98 | Zara sandals, $80
Hallie Wilson is the blogger behind corals + cognacs, an almost-daily dose of life and style. Here, she shares outfit inspirations, wardrobe creations and general musings on her evolving list of latest obsessions. Offline, Hallie takes time to enjoying life’s little luxuries – like shoe shopping, manicures and Zara.
By Channing Hargrove May 23, 2013
Rent the Runway specializes in giving girls the Cinderella experience at a very small cost, and now they’re elevating their offerings … with the Beyonce experience!
Yes, you read that right. Queen Bey’s reign continues, thanks to a special boutique curated by Mrs. Carter for Rent the Runway! She’s helping fans embrace their inner Beyonce with the chance to wear her favorite pieces from the site. Expect to see printed and pattern mini skirts, jumpsuits, lace numbers and obviously, a freakum dress or two, er, we mean shimmery sequin party dresses. Rentals start at $50.
“Making women feel confident and beautiful is something I’ve always been passionate about,” Beyonce told USA Today. “That’s why joining forces with Rent the Runway was so organic. It’s more than just access to beautiful clothes; it’s about making women look and feel their best.”