Stylin’ in the Rain

October 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Takin’ it up a notch.  One staple of any fashionable beau’s wardrobe is a well-tailored trench coat–don’t get caught in the rain without it!  And for those who might have thought a trench was stuffy, think again and see below.

The Look: trenchcoat and pants, both Burberry; shirt, DKNY; waffle-knit tie, Hickey Freeman; shoes, A. Testoni; belt, Ralph Lauren;  vintage tank watch; watch band, Brooks Brothers; vintage crocodile tie pin, 14th Street Antiques.

Billy Reid F/W 2011 RTW

Ermengildo Zegna F/W 2011 RTW

Agnes B. F/W 2011


And Now, for the Beaux…

October 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Whether Fall 2011 includes the great outdoors or a more urban setting, the basic concepts stay the same.  Get out your tartans and your duck boots.

The Look: shirt, D&G; cardigan, Ralph Lauren RLX; vest, Value Village; pants, Hickey Freeman;  boots, BeanBoots by L.L. Bean.

Gant by Michael Bastien F/W 2011 RTW

Rag & Bone F/W 2011 RTW

Paul Smith F/W 2011 RTW

D&G F/W 2011 RTW

Legs for Days…and Nights

October 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

Not only are high-waist, wide-leg trousers universally flattering and elongating, they also maintain relevance year-round, ranging from easy breezy lightweight jeans to heavier, more structured pants.

It’s all in how you style it.  See below.

Jason Wu S/S 2011 RTW

Vest, LaROK ; pants, Diane von Furstenberg; handbag, Badgley Mischka.

Chloe F/W 2010 RTW

Top, American Apparel; blazer, Silence & Noise; pants, Diane von Furstenberg; belt, 14th Street Antiques; bra, La Perla.

Earrings, vintage.  Go treasure hunting–never know what you might find!

ASOS 2011

Derek Lam S/S 2011 RTW

Top, American Apparel; pants, Level 99; belt, Value Village.

Handbag, Value Village.

Clockwise from top left: Lucite cuff, Antiques & Beyond; brass and mother of pearl cuff, 14th Street Antiques; blue topaz and white gold necklace, Ali’s mother’s jewelry box; gold arrowhead and gold ring necklace, family heirloom; gold bangle, Whiffenpoofs; earrings, Loehmann’s.

Jason Wu S/S 2011 RTW

Haider Ackermann F/W 2011 RTW

Haider Ackermann F/W 2011 RTW

Top, J. Crew; blazer, Silence & Noise; pants, Elevenses; clutch, onyx and gold ring, and clip-on earrings, all Ali’s grandmother’s; shoes, Elizabeth and James.

Everything a Big Bad Wolf Could Want…

October 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

A highly-pigmented true red has colored all the runways and magazines for Fall and made a repeat appearance during Fashion Week for Spring 2012.  Generally, this shade is featured in formal or casual looks, leaving few examples of an in-between.  This is our wearable middle-ground.

The Look: Trench coat, Club Monaco; shirt, thrift store find; skirt, belt, American Apparel; shoes, Nine West; lip, YSL Rouge Volupte No. 16; earrings, necklace, vintage.

Rebecca Minkoff S/S 2012 RTW

Rodarte F/W 2011 RTW

Tom Ford F/W 2011 Beauty

Gucci F/W 2011 RTW

Rodarte F/W 2011 RTW


October 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Here’s how you do sheer.  Breathable, sexy, and easy (without looking easy, of course).

First look: top, American Apparel; faux-feathered jacket, high-waist black jeans, all Urban Outfitters; shoes, BCBG; bra (Yes! That’s part of the look! And readers, please do not attempt this look sans underpinnings [if you do, do not cite us.]), Calvin Klein.

Moving right along.  Second look: top, underskirt, overskirt, all American Apparel; jacket, Urban Outfitters; shoes, Cynthia Vincent; necklace, vintage.

Alexander Wang F/W 2011 RTW

Stella McCartney F/W 2011 RTW

Zac Posen F/W 2011 RTW

Gucci F/W 2011 RTW

Gucci F/W 2011 RTW

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