Monday, June 30

Earn Your Summer Stripes

Left to right: Christian Siriano, Badgley Mischka

Horizontal and vertical stripes made a huge statement this Spring/Summer. While stripes are bold, designers played it safe with classic color palettes.  The trick to wearing stripes is playing all the right angles.  Keep reading to find out how and where to wear your stripes this summer.

Down the Lines

This Kenzo top and skirt with matching palm print sneakers are a fitting match for the US Open. 


Maison Martin
Grace Atelier

Gallery Girl

A striped crop on top of a feminine flowy white skirt with metallic heels, a butterfly box clutch and statement necklace? Why not?  Demo your new-found eclecticism at an art gallery opening.

Ohne Titel

Saint Laurent
Kenneth Jay Lane

Off the Grid

Wear this luxurious cashmere bolero and striped cut out dress, with matching bubble gum pink heels and clutch to a day-time fashion show.


Lalu Penny
Sergio Rossi

Compare and contrast

Graphic interplays add a bit of structural-like sharpness appropriate for your debut at the season's hottest hotel rooftop lounge.

Rag & Bone
Vera Wang

Henri Bendel

Sunday, June 29

The New Louis Vuitton Lockit: Loveit!

When the new Louis Vuitton ad campaign staring Michelle Williams came out, both the bags and Michelle were incredibly well-received. The standout bag of the bunch was a twist on a classic, the Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit. The new version seems to have lured in everyone, from the classic Louis Vuitton lovers to the skeptics, with its beautiful leather, softer sides and extremely elegant design.

The Louis Vuitton Lockit first appeared in 1958, and since its inception, there have been countless different versions. The newest rendition is the Soft Lockit, which features Veau Cachemire leather and comes in five color options for its first season: black, bright Framboise, deep purple Quetsche, soft beige Galet or blush Magnolia. 

The bag includes nods to the original Lockit design, including a curved top and LV padlock on the side. This new take on the classic has a modern twist, though, and soft, supple, lightweight leather makes this bag perfect to be carried by hand or with the optional shoulder strap. The interior is just as luxurious as the exterior, with Veau Velours leather lining as well as a zip pocket and two smartphone pockets.

Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Karlie Kloss have already been seen carrying the bag, making my obsession grow to new heights.  The exclusive bag is steeply priced at $4,150, and you can purchase it online or in stores.  For now, browse the luxurious colors below and start coveting one of Hollywood's most desired handbags of the summer.

Saturday, June 28

Pick a Straw, Any Straw

Dolce & Gabbana

Sometimes it's good to be a basket case. Here are 21 woven sandals and shoes that promise to add a little twist to your look. Their beachy vibe adds the right amount of cool, even when your toes aren't in the sand.

Max Leon
J Crew

Dolce & Gabbana

Sam Edelman
Jimmy Choo
Max Leon

Kate Spade
Proenza Schouler
Mark Cross

Loeffler Randall

Marc Jacobs

Tory Burch
Tory Burch
Stuart Weitzman

Friday, June 27

Wide Open


Relaxed, easy, cool: three attributes that pretty much define what an ideal summer wardrobe should be all about.  Making a return this summer, wide leg trousers came bearing those exact qualities, enhanced only by spot-on styling.  Not to mention that nothing beats the comfort of loose pants- you'll have to agree on that!

As with most other fashion trends, wide-leg trousers may not be for everyone, but knowing your body type is key to selecting the right fit.  Contrary to what you may believe, wide legged pants are not just for tall, twiggy women.  If nothing else, they lend you a chance to achieve that long and lean silhouette by adding extra length to your body.

Keep these 10 tips in mind when selecting the right style for your body type:

1. High-waisted styles elongate your frame.
2. To accentuate your waistline or create the illusion of one, style the pants with a belt.
3. A high-waisted pair with a full flare also works in accentuating the waist.
4. Make sure the pants fit great at the top so as to accomplish the goal of lengthening your legs.
5. Pear shaped women benefit from wearing wide legged pants as they draw attention to the ankle, making the hips appear narrower.
6. Wear your wide-leg pants with wedges, stilettos or towering heels if you’re petite.
7. If you’re tall, style the trousers with pointy toe flats, ballets flats, lace-up flats or low heels.
8. Remember that the hem must barely touch the floor to create a long and lean look.
9. If your trousers are of the floor-sweeping type, wear them with open or peep-toe sandals.
10. Balance the volume with at least something form fitting at the top.

Not sure how to dress up your trousers? Take some style-spiration from the winning runway looks below.


Michael Kors
Rachel Zoe


Michael Kors


Helmut Lang


Helmut Lang


Christian Wijnants