Alexander Wang pretty much invented the khaki and jersey panel piece, so it’s automatically reminiscent of his collections when you see something as such on the high street.
The jersey panel trench coat is a futuristic blend of fatigue and with a minimalistic uniform look tha evokes memories of ’80s films predicting a dystopian military ruled future. If the coat floats your boat, it’s $170 and just got released from Topshop.
Vancouver’s favorite Main Street haunt, Eugene Choo, is holding their monthly marketplace this Saturday. Stop by for local vendors like Daughters of Dawn Vintage, Heyday ceramics, Solis jewellery, Flower Factory and Banquet designs – it’s a unique experience for sure. They’ve also got a taco truck coming, homemade pies and a Eugene Choo-manned refreshment stand.
WHEN: Saturday, August 14, 10AM – 3PM
WHERE: Eugene Choo [Googlemap]
Botkier bags are favorites of elegant city minimalists, celebrities and almost everyone in between. They’re at Gilt Groupe right now, which spells savings; the large Dion tote to the right is over half price.
These are leather investment pieces, and just in time for fall – check out the Howard satchel ($229 from $475), large Logan shopper ($279 from $625) and the Howard convertible crossbody ($129 from $295).
Need an invite to Gilt Groupe? Snatch it!
We’ve got high hopes for over the knee boots this year, so high in fact that we’ve got hopes inching all the way up our thighs. Tall boots are a key layering tool this fall, so wear them in place of trousers with some really tight jeans, leggings (if your bum is in shape), or some crazy cool shorts.
The tallest of the tall happen to be Louboutins (of course), but the Gazolinas climb 29 freaking inches up the leg! Second to the Loubs are theVera Wang Lavender Vickys (24.5″), Rick Owens platforms (24″), then the L.A.M.B. Glamette Bondage at 23″ and Topshop’s Barley boots.
Wearing leather doesn’t always mean a black leather jacket, and these days most of the leather being seen on the newest trending pieces isn’t black at all.
There are two myths about leather – one being that you will look to gothy or dominatrix like if you wear more than one leather piece at once, with the second being that leathers always give a hard appearance. Leathers are a girl’s [or boy's!] best friend, and there are definitely ways you can pull off various leather looks while both recycling pieces and using new styles that are bursting onto the scene for fall 2010.
Accessories are a style lover’s best friend, and leathers are bountiful in the world of wardrobe accents. Check out a leather covered twist on the favorite Wayfarer style by Cutler & Gross, a wool porkpie with leather trim, or wrap cuffs like Linea Pelle’s studded or Gorjana’s basic black. The key is to work what you’re comfortable with into your look, so if you’re usually leather neutral, try some less intense accessories first off.
Sometimes a girl wants to stand out, and with bustiers like Topshop’s cropped Boutique model, you can do so many things with one piece. You can wear a leather bustier or bralet as a top, over a tank, or even a dress like James Perse’s – the possibilities are vast.
Leather accents, like a pocket detail Logan Neitzel’s tank are like an accessory – they’re a small accent on the whole piece. Prepare to crank it up a notch with Joseph’s waxed leather trousers; these are some serious leg firepower. A waxed leather is modern, subtle and the brown coloring make them so on trend. Wear with olive suede dual layer gloves (they’re like regular gloves with a fingerless piece overlay!) and you’re so set.
Dress your heels in a pair of AllSaints studded boots or Carvela Slip wedges, and you have an all over leather look that others will be wondering how they can rip off. For an extra intense look only suitable for the truly fabulous, layer with a creme DOMA bike jacket or Lucette paneled harness cape!
For 90% of the fashion conscious out there, that was the most ‘well, duh’ question of the week, but it’s a serious one – Lady Gaga may soon be making a movie. Really, why not; her music videos have raised the bar from where Michael Jackson left it, and she can clearly act well enough to suspend belief.
Speaking of MJ, Gaga says she wants her film to be a hybrid of his Moonwalker flick and Beyoncé’s Dreamgirls. One can assume this would include the most incredible exclusive designs by some of the greatest fashion talents, and would likely be far more involved than the average fashion inspired film.
It’s still all about the bike jackets, though this time Balmain, Alexander McQueen and even Acne have nothing to do with the ‘it’ jacket of the moment.
The designer that has created the piece that is driving me crazy is Phillip Lim, and there’s good reason for the kerfuffle. The triple toned jacket is made from waxed leather, full length (none of that cropped nonsense for fall), and looks like a vest worn with two layers of leather shirts underneath!
This statement piece rings in at $1,100 – a pretty price, though $400 cheaper than Browns.