Tuesday, June 30, 2009
...in a bordeaux caviar leather. Deluxe! This lipstick red bag has stayed in style and in demand ever since the 2.55 version was designed back in 1955. Keep in mind this shade is rare and will not last long, so get it while it's hot. Plus it's perfectly festive with jeans and a white top for the Fourth of July weekend!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Not sure which I like better, the front or the back?!
The beading and embroidery on this jacket is breathtaking...
You can always count on Dries van Noten to bring you the most simple yet gorgeous designs made out of a luxurious range of fabrics. He is famous for his prints and voluminous, effortless shapes, but we like him best for staying true to himself and not selling out. His company is entirely self financed and does not advertise, which enables the brand to stay just under the fashion radar. The Belgian designer is a true fashionista's best kept secret. As Dries and his team create their signature elegant boho designs season after season, The Closet is lucky that a few pieces always manage to make it to our racks (his pieces are not exactly a bargain!) I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a gold bauble necklace from last season...
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The New York Times Thursday Styles section was particularly stellar today (I actually read the newspaper!) Articles included a review of Eva Gentry, a too-die-for shop in Brooklyn and her accompanying consignment store, as well as a piece about parenting and spending, which was most interesting. I most enjoyed "The All American Back From Japan" It was nice to hear the story of Engineered Garments (The Closet usually has a small selection) and all the other old school brands we receive. The preppy Americana look is de rigueur in Japan (oh they are so stylish). Lucky for us, we have some pretty stylish consignors ourselves, so if that's the look you're going for, you are sure to find something here!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Did anyone get a chance to check out the special Gap Design Editions collection in collaboration with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund?! The pieces were designed by Alexander Wang, Vena Cava ($88 for a dress that would cost $400+ at Barneys, yes please!), and Albertus Swanepoel. I think they are pretty awesome for basics with a twist (especially since I've never been the biggest fan of boring old khaki.) If you order online keep in mind the Vena Cava dresses run very small. Happy Shopping!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The "cage" shoe is all over the place this summer. From YSL to Zara, it's easy to find a version of the gladiator inspired heel. Even The Closet is in on the trend! The pair on the left is current season BCBG, we love the nude hue as it will make your leg look even longer, yay. The strappy black pair are a few years old, but in excellent condition. As always, Miuccia was way ahead of the game, which is why Prada is always in style.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Summer is here and soon it will be too hot for a layer of leather. Lucky for us (or whoever takes this home) Ann Demeulemeester has designed a light weight version of the consummate rock chic motorcycle jacket. This piece blends rumpled yet elegant fabric (a cotton/rayon blend) with a glimmer of metallic thread, the sharpest cut shoulder, and loads of chunky zippers, it's a must!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Whether you have a wardrobe overflowing with basics or prefer to rely on a few key pieces, the shoes and bags have become what can make or break your look. These darling Loeffler Randall ruffled flats just arrived this morning and they are are the perfect counterpart to Marc Jacobs' scribble satchel. Add some jeans and a white shirt and you'll be the best dressed Bostonian on Newbury Street this weekend!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
The most exciting thing about New York is the fashion so when I'm there I really go into my "style-spotting" mode. I want to see what the kids are wearing and what new shops have popped up, "Oh look there's Topshop!" or "Those girls are really tall and skinny, they must be models!" I'm also totally on the lookout for celebrities, and Prince Harry who was also in town.
I hadn't had any sightings until I was on my way to the airport. It was a glorious morning so the window was down as my cab drove along Spring street. I regretted not getting up early enough for a fancy breakfast at Balthazar and as I looked out at the bright red and yellow awning my eyes turned to a guy walking down the block swinging a gleaming black Hermes Birkin, it was Marc Jacobs! I didn't have time for a photo, and then I thought perhaps it wasn't him, wouldn't he be holding an LV or something from his own line? But then I found this picture and knew I was right. I'm sure he has quite a collection because today he was toting a black 35cm with gold hardware. Also, he was wearing jeans.