Tag Archives: fall 2011

~ corduroy pants ~

9 Oct

Corduroy may not have the best rep—the fabric’s known more for its durability than its flattering fit.  But that hasn’t stopped brands from trying to glam it up since the 1700s, when they tried to rename it “corde du roi,” or “cord of the king”. Nevertheless, the waled material has continuously fallen in and out of style.  In 1982 Gianni Versacededicated his entire menswear line to corduroy back in 1982, but other than that its popularity falls largely on the shoulders of college professors and Jerry Garcia.  Until now, at least.  This fall, designers took a stab at not only reinventing the material, but the way in which it’s—classic bell bottoms, skinnies, trousers, and even leggings.  Olivier Theyskens‘ low slung version for Theory’s our favorite, but here are a few others to get you excited about the traditionally not-so-thrilling material.


~ ties that bind ~

4 Oct

Tame constricting lace-up bodices and domineering footwear with demure hemlines and glints of refined jewels.

Studded velvet dress, price on request, calf-hair and leather lace-up boots, $2,635, both, Alexander McQueen, at Alexander McQueen Boutique, NYC. Leather crinoline cage bustle belt, A.F. Vandevorst, $675, visit patronofthenew.com. Sterling silver and black diamond cuff, Chrome Hearts, price on request, visit chromehearts.com. Leather clutch with silver frame, Roger Vivier, $1,100, at Roger Vivier, NYC

Seen At: Ann Demeulemeester

Seen At: Trussardi

White gold and diamond watch set in satin cuff, Piaget, price on request, call 877-8PIAGET

Leather waistcoat, Ann Demeulemeester, $2,938, collection at Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC

White gold and diamond necklace with emerald drop, Piaget, price on request, call 877-8PIAGET

Leather bootie, Iris van Herpen X United Nude, $995, visit unitednude.com

Images via here

~ One from the heart ~

19 Sep

Doutzen Kroes by Lachlan Bailey for Muse Fall 2011

One From the Heart – Doutzen Kroes continues her return to high fashion with a cover story in Muse Magazine’s fall issue photographed by Lachlan Bailey. Sporting form-fitting knits and skirts from the likes of Givenchy and Jil Sander styled by Clare Richardson, Doutzen gets a day out on the beach. With windswept hair by Diego Da Silva and a red lip by Rosemary Swift, Doutzen plays the role of aloof stunner well in Bailey’s stunning images.

~ Anja Rubic for Kurt Geiger ~

19 Sep

Everything But the Dress – Fashion retailer Kurt Geiger enlists Anja Rubik to front their fall 2011 campaign. Anja expresses the importance of perfect accessorizing wearing statement jewelry, colorful clutches and outfit making shoes.

~ Chanel fall 2011 and shadeparade ~

13 Sep


Freja gets all feline-chic for Chanel – Shot by Karl Lagerfeld and styled by Carine Roitfled where she dressed Freja Beha Erichsen as a sexy Catwoman. 

CHANEL lets the fingers do the catwalking in its latest Shade Parade video for their new Nail Polish Campaign. Through some dextrous, well-manicured hands with on-point choreography, we see the brand’s entire luxe nail line swing, skip, and strut its stuff to the tune of “Little Bitty Pretty One” by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. And just like all good shows, wait for the end credits to find out the name of each shade—namely, Dragon, Black Pearl, Inattendu, Particulière, and Orange Fizz.

~ fall 2011: make-up trends ~

11 Sep

the black eyeliner

Try: 1. Maybelline New York Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner, 2. L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Duo, 3. Max Factor Liquid Effect Pencil Eyeliner, works as a liquid eyeliner, 4. Lancôme Artliner.

the metallics

Try: 1. Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color, SV 810 Tin, silver creamy eyeshadow for long lasting result, 2. Dior 1 Couleur Eyeshadow, Graphic Gray, 3. Lancôme Ombre Absolue Palette, Intemporel Smoky, 4. Clinique Lid Smoothie, Lick Orice, creamy eyeshadow for an 8-hour result. 5. Yves Saint Laurent Shocking, volume mascara.

modern nude

Try: 1. Sephora Smoothing & Brightening Concealer, 2. L’Oréal Paris Million Lashes, volume mascara, 3. Erre Due Wet & Dry Sparkler for Eyes, No 485, 4. Korres Eyeshadow No 66, 5. Max Factor Max Effect Mono Eyeshadow, Golden-Bronze.

fiery red

Try: 1. Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick, Red Velvet, 2. Lancôme French Touch Absolue, No 102 Rouge Saint Honore, 3. Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick, Incognito hue.

deep burgundy

Try: 1. M.Α.C, MAC Me Over! Rebel hue, 2. Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Shine, No 550, 3. Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15, Black Forest hue.

~ fall 2011: Ties that Bind ~

7 Sep

Tame constricting lace-up bodices and domineering footwear with a demure hemline and glints of refined jewels