When Whitney Port made the move from LA’s “Hills” to document her fashion coming-of-age in “The City,” we rejoiced. We felt Port had more to offer than just the blank stares and backstabbing of her cohort. And while Port’s 20-something escapades were definitely more interesting to watch than Spedi/Justin Bobby/Whoever else ate up screen time on the West Coast, we paid more attention this second season with the addition of Kelly Cutrone. Cutrone is the powerhouse between fashion PR, branding, marketing and production firm People’s Revolution. Known for her no-nonsense attitude, we live for Kelly’s “There’s No Crying In Fashion!” bon mots.
Apparently we’re not the only ones. Cutrone’s reality show “Kell On Earth” premieres on Bravo February 1. Visit Bravo’s blog to catch exclusive video of Cutrone explaining what her show will be like and what audiences will be shocked to learn about the fashion world icon,
Image from style.com
When life gets you down, what does one do?
If you’re me and get an email from Rachel Roy offering 30% off during their Friends and Family sale (November 19 – 23), you ignore the inner voice screaming rationalities about your spending and splurge.
Luckily, the splurge wasn’t too bad. Rachel Roy, an amazing designer who specializes in elegant uptown clothing for women, has created a new line for Macy’s called Rachel Rachel Roy. The line is full of young, fresh looks with a downtown edge for girls like you and me who aspire to wear her high price fashions (some pieces in her fall 2009 collection are well over $1,000). Prices for Rachel Rachel Roy dresses, which are of higher quality than something you would find at Target, top out at $129 while blouses and pants are up to $70 and $90.
So what did I end up getting?
What’s that saying? As one grows up, it’s time to put away childish things? That adage came to mind as I watched a video for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s newest line for JC Penney, Olsenboye. It harkened back to their days as mini-moguls creating lines for Walmart back in the 90s. Oh Mary-Kate and Ashley, say it ain’t so!
New York, Paris, London, Milan… Chicago?
The Second City is proving that it is second to none when it comes to fashion and local talent. Established and burgeoning designers are on display this weekend during Fashion Focus Chicago, Chicago’s version of Fashion Week, from October 22-25. And, lucky for you, the ladies of Naute So Couture will be covering events this weekend, capturing every stiletto, waifish model, must-have dress, air kiss, and complimentary flute of champagne (we hope, we hope, we hope!).
Monica, Anthonia and Ileana
For a full schedule of Fashion Focus Chicago events, visit Chicago Fashion Resource.
This past summer, I lived in a pair of gray, tab-front shorts I bought on sale at Urbanoutfitters.com two years ago. While other women faced the unseasonably cool weather in baggy tanks and shredded short shorts that left little to the imagination, I was content in oversized blouses tucked into my British schoolboy-esque shorts.
Common sense should tell me to put the shorts away now that I can see my breath when I go outside. But instead, I find myself winterizing my shorts with a pair of sheer or opaque tights, a trend I’ve seen other women embrace in the real world and online. Joanna Goddard of a Cup of Jo cosigned on the trend by offering up tweed shorts by menswear for the ladies genius, Steven Alan, and I love the easy elegance of the woman above snapped by fashion photographer (and the Sartorialist’s sweetheart) Garance Dore. I could definitely see her wearing dark patterned tights to keep warm.
While these photos are inspiring, there is always more than one way to interpret a trend.
When the air gets a touch crisper and the leaves start turning amazing shades of red and orange, I can’t help but get a little giddy. While the prospect of hanging up tank tops and shorts in favor of cardigans and tights may send some screaming, I live for fall weather dressing!
This fall, I plan on staying warm with menswear-inspired pieces, cardigans, thick tights and sharp outerwear. What are you excited to wear this fall?
It’s one thing to borrow fashion ideas from the pages of our favorite magazines, but quite another to see them in action on the streets. People watching is one of the best gauges I can think of for trying out some styles I’ve been contemplating myself! Here is a shot of a new twist on an old, casual look:
Despite the rain and chill of Friday, I was pleasantly surprise to see this look riding across from me on the train. I always enjoy seeing people trying out new styles, and this cuff and boot look was just the twist I like. It’s the perfect update for the spare pair of jeans we all have sitting around. And who doesn’t love the opportunity to show off their shoes?
Coupled with the scarf, jacket and over-sized bag, this look was just the breath of, shall I say dry?, air I was needing.