As New York Fashion Week officially comes to a close, here’s a mini re-cap of our time in the Big Apple . . . via Instgram, of course. xx
The energy and playfulness at Libertine‘s spring presentation earlier this week was 110% infectious. Not a single piece of clothing was unembellished – either with sprayed graffiti, crystals, floral patterns, or embroidery. Models bounced around and danced to Xanadu, leaving us ready to host our own Libertine-themed party!
Not afraid of mixing and matching bold colors with sweet prints and quirky layers, Chris Benz is truly our very own “Prints Charming.” Floral prints and afghan shawls with paillettes were vintage inspired, sweaters tied at the waist had a 90′s grunge feel to them, and the incorporation of lurex and denim felt fresh and new. Everything was personalized to Chris’ liking, from Chris Benz x The Cambridge Satchel Company bags to the jewelry by The Woods and from the headwear by Triviál New York to the backdrop from Anthropologie. It was perfection.
Thank you to everyone who came downtown last Thursday for Fashion’s Night Out at Vince Camuto. Creativity and enthusiasm flooded the New York City flagship store with DIYers embellishing their own custom shoe-printed tote bags with fabric pens, rhinestones, and studs – all while sipping champagne, snacking on sweet treats, dancing to some hot beats and trying on shoes from a selection of our favorite fall picks! And to top it all off, Mr. Camuto himself even signed a handful of shoes for his loyal fans. It was definitely an evening to remember . . . we hope to see you all again next year!
It was all about a crisp pallet of black and white, with hints of pink, baby blue, and yellow, for Tibi this season. Amy Smilovic wonderfully incorporated washed denim, sheer mesh, leather, linen, and a single, trippy kaleidoscope print into a collection of mid-length dresses, cropped tops, blouses, skirts and slouchy suits. So chic, stylish and incredible wearable!
For their fall collection Levi’s turned to a handful of craftsmen and artisans, of the breathtaking state of Maine, for inspiration. So when they asked me and a few other editors to join them on a road trip along the coast of the Pine Tree State, I knew it would be a trip of a lifetime. From Portland to Deer Isle, the four day adventure was unforgettable: stopping at the China Sea Marine Trading Co to visit the man behind maritime antiques and nautical salvages, lunching on the ubiquitous lobster roll, witnessing handcrafted blankets and scarves being made at Swans Island Blankets, feeling the craftsmanship behind a freshly made chair at Windsor Chairmakers, snacking on a beautiful array of fresh vegetables and cheese at Salt Water Farm, meeting Yoshiko Wada, the artist responsible for introducing the art of Japanese shibori to the US, at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and finally admiring Marlinespike Chandlery‘s impressive collection of decorative knots, lanyards and ropes. It was obvious why the colors, materials, textures, techniques, and traditions of Maine influenced the little, yet important, details from this season’s offerings. Be sure to look out for some special collaborations with Swans Island Blankets and Marlinespike Chandlery, for their Made Here collection, in your local neighborhood store. Thank you for showing me all that is beautiful in Maine, Levi’s – I can’t wait to return!