I love Ray-Ban Wayfarers, they’re classically hip. And since I’m always looking to pack tight, I was thrilled to find these brilliant, folding Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses – the perfect travel sunglasses. Rachel Bilson agrees.
Here’s how small they fold. I’m going to upgrade my New Wayfarers to these. Just wish I had them for my trip to Virginia Beach this weekend.
What are you sporting this summer?
Orange nails for the beach!
Kate Middleton at the Queen’s Jubilee looking way more elegant than Kim Kardashian in Alexander McQueen
Fantastic kale salad recipe for our dinner party this weekend and
Gjelina, the cool, Venice Beach restaurant that gave me the idea
Tucker is having a sale! (Obsessed right now with the NYC indie label’s silk blouses)
See you next week!
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I stumbled on the Malia Mills shop in Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn one afternoon and just fell in love with her fantastic, retro-inspired swimwear. I also dig the way she uses her real-life customers as models.
Here’s a cool video of her Spring 2012 collection. Happy summer!
I was so completely taken with the new Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met’s Costume Institute I can’t stop thinking about it. The show, which runs through July 31, 2011, features his incredibly creative clothes – from a straight-jacket-like kimono to butt-crack revealing pants – as well as accessories like a silver, rib-cage breast-plate, eccentric hats from Philip Treacy but best of all are the videos.
The catwalk is where McQueen’s vision really came alive. I walked away with new respect for the way he completely re-thought the catwalk. Forget models simply walking the damn thing. Instead he put models on a life-sized chess board, or used robots to spray-paint a model wearing a white dress, actually creating the dress in front of the audience. How amazing is that?! But the most haunting video was this hologram of Kate Moss at his Fall 2006 show. A hologram, people!
“Savage Beauty” is a must-see show in New York this summer. So far none of the other museums have come up with anything quite to striking and poignant.
To see how the Kate Moss video worked in the context of the room check out this video. So incredible. How I wish I had seen one of his shows…
Sandals are a summer vacation staple but the problem is that most aren’t comfortable enough to walk around in all day. And there’s no use packing shoes that won’t go the distance.
These Gentle Souls gladiator sandals have padding under the toe and heel, a rubber sole to absorb shock, and come in the perfect light-gold color to go with everything in your bag. Magic!
The Packing List is a recurring column highlighting pieces that look great anywhere, especially in the seat of an Aston Martin on a cliff-side road in Italy.
The fine curators at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute couldn’t have know that Kate Middleton would choose Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton to design her wedding gown. But what luck. Today The Met opens “Alexander McQueen: A Savage Beauty” dedicated to the outrageous creativity of the Scottish designer who took his life last year. The exhibit features 100 ensembles he designed and runs through July 31. Tonight The Met’s Costume Institute Gala is also dedicated to McQueen’s life and work so the red carpet should be especially exciting this year.
Stay tuned for my review of the exhibit…
Calypso St. Barth, the brand that brought sheer, beachy tunics to the pastey women of Manhattan is about to go national. Today the Calypso for Target line debuts and, based on the photos I’ve seen, I’m a little disappointed. I’m a fan of the boutique for its pastel, ethnic tops and white AG jeans. It’s a well-edited vacationwear that makes you want to hop on a plane to St. Barths, and the home shop is lovely, too.
The Target line tops out at $79, which might buy you a t-shirt or half a tunic at a Calypso boutique so that could be part of the reason the Target line is less than exciting. But these dresses look cheap and I don’t see even one cute tunic top. I’ll have to take a look in person to see if anything surprises me. Here are some preview photos after the jump. What do you think? Continue reading
The classic, Spanish summer shoe is making a comeback. And they’re eco-friendly, too. How 2011! I guarantee they will be all over the streets of Brooklyn within a month (move over Tom’s!)
Espadrilles are a great addition to The Packing List because they’re lightweight and collapsible, so won’t take up a lot of room in your suitcase. Great for beach days, boating or casual outings, but I wouldn’t rely on them for full days trekking around a city (not enough support). (Try these gladiator sandals instead.)
A bright-colored pair can look great with shorts. Continue reading
Looking for the perfect piece for your next trip? May we present the classic, blue-and-white, Breton-striped top. Coco Chanel may have been the first woman to wear one around 1917 when she started raiding men’s closets. (She paired it with wide-leg pants for an afternoon-reading-on-the-porch look.) She probably picked it up from the fishermen in Brittany who wore the heavy-gauge striped sweaters to block the winds coming off the ocean. Brigitte Bardot (below) donned one in the ’60s with cigarette pants and flats. Tres chic for a drive to the seaside.
More recently the staff at French Vogue began modeling the Breton again on the streets of Paris, et voila! You can’t swing a Marc Jacobs bag without hitting one now. All the shops seem to have a version for sale (Club Monaco‘s is particularly nice). Or go for a classic by Saint James. Here’s French Vogue fashion director Emmanuelle Alt rocking it.