3.1 PHILLIP LIM
As a part of Saks' contemporary-wear expansion, the storied NYC flagship formally opened the first 3.1 Phillip Lim “shop-in-shop” with an exclusive launch party Wednesday night.
Nestled on the store’s fifth floor, the 825 square foot space will play host exclusively to the 3.1 Phillip Lim brand. Known for its hip, modern aesthetic, the brand’s space is a welcome addition to the floor which also houses other in-demand contemporary brand’s as Rag and Bone, Vince and Alice + Olivia. Saks’ expansion within this division of women’s apparel was a strategic move, as this area has experienced a boom within recent years and continues to steadily drive sales within the industry. WWD reports that women’s apparel saw over $1.05 billion dollars in sales fin 2011 at Saks, which is over a third of the company’s entire sales volume and the area which represents the store’s largest portion of revenue.
While ready-to-wear often steals the spotlight, we’d be making a big mistake not to give some special attention to the fresh beauty trends that graced the runway last week. With as much presence as the covetable clothing, New York Fashion Week’s Fall 2012 season brought us an assortment of hair and makeup looks that inspire our beauty routines as much as the collections inspired our wardrobes. From voluminous, airy updos to nail art we’ll be taking to the salon, here are the best and brightest beauty highlights from backstage to the catwalk. (Hint: keep those tweezers at bay—bushy eyebrows aren’t going anywhere!)
It looks like black and white monochrome is going to be a big hit this fall, folks! 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Fall ’12 collection did a fantastic job of incorporating this look in with the simplistic pieces of his line. The androgyny behind the suits kept them looking sleek and chic with clean lines and straight fits. However simple his clothing is, there had to be a pop somewhere. Towards the middle of the show in came brighter blues, turquoise, and dark greens, mixed with geometric shapes. We loved the sharp lapels and collars as well as the exposed zippers at the bottom front of the slim fit trousers. It’s the little things like these that help to give the looks a modern rawness.
West Hollywood's Structures & Style 2011 Fashion Blueprints
will be occurring on August 27th, 2011 beginning at 11:00 am and lasting until 3:30 pm. This amazing event is a guided walking and shuttle tour that allows lucky participants exclusive behind the scenes peeks at the newest and greatest design and architecture concepts of West Hollywood.
The 2011 event will mark the 3rd annual Structures & Styles Tour. The previous years' tours focused mainly on noteworthy hotels and restaurants throughout the city, but this year's tour will be aimed towards West Hollywood's most inspired and important fashion retailers: Alberta Ferratti, 3.1 Phillp Lim, H.L.N.R, Church Boutique, and Roseark, chosen because of the stunning and design-centric spaces they inhabit. Tour participants will get to experience many unique and exciting interiors and facades while also getting a taste of a true one-of-a-kind shopping experience exclusive to West Hollywood.
Just like a little kid counting down the days until her next three day weekend, we cannot wait for the 4th of July to be here! Take a long, luxurious weekend this independence day, but make sure you do it in style. Whether your holiday plans consist of lounging on the beach, outdoor barbecuing or (God forbid) going into the office, we have something for everyone.
No matter what the occasion may be, a little white dress is always up for the task. If your 4th of July plans consist of lounging around and enjoying the sun, opt for something like this simple, flirty summer dress from Templerley London Resort 2012 collection. A solid white dress is a great starting piece for a fabulous July 4th wardrobe. Now, add some color into your look by sporting a navy blue 3.1 Phillip Lim leather tote or keep it simple with a turquoise Diane Von Furstenburg clutch. All that's left to do is put on some red lipstick and a pair of black heels and you're all set to celebrate America's independence in style.
Stuck in the city this Fourth of July weekend? Why not go shopping!?
• Take home a free gift with any Dior purchase of $75 or more at Bloomingdales during the Dior Magic Show. 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); M-F (10-8:30), S (10-7), Su (11-7).
• Womenswear, menswear and accessories from the spring 2010 collection are 40 percent off during the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring sale. 115 Mercer St., nr. Spring St. (212-334-1160); M-S (11-7), Su (noon-6).
Thursday, a selection of Brooklyn's best and most prominent figures were invited to enjoy the premiere of High Style at the Brooklyn Museum. Participants, including Diane Von Furstenberg, Chloe Sevigny, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Band of Outsiders, set the tone for the exhibit, which was followed by a cocktail hour, dinner and after party, a glorious bar, and a twenty foot Andy Warhol pinata filled with Hostess snacks. Lim's booth was lead by a foursome of drag queens giving out life advice and leather bowties to anyone who dared to approach.
4/19 – If you’re lucky – and that’s a strong if – head over to Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Campus to hear the Editor-In-Chief of Vogue speak. Following her dictum speech, Vogue's European Editor At Large Hamish Bowles, will lead an open question and answer session. Seating is very limited, but we hear there may be potential late seating for non-reserved guests. Pratt Institute Memorial Hall Auditorium, Brooklyn; (6pm)
4/20 – Velvet Heart will showcase its Fall 2010 preview to editors, press and buyers. If interested make an appointment to view the casual lifestyle of contemporary clothing. 250 West 39th Street; (9am)
- Fashion Week Highlights:
10AM- Michael Kors
2PM- 3.1 Phillip Lim
6PM- Anna Sui
- 9/16- Visit the Rubin Museum of Art and stock up on handmade goods from around Asia at the Shop at the Rubin Museum of Art's Fall Trunk Show. Pieces include scarves, bags, jewelry, and home décor from countries such as Tibet and Nepal. The Shop at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St., nr. Seventh Ave, 11AM-5PM, (212-620-5000).
- 9/16-9/17- Meet handbag designer Alan Locke and preview his new line at the Kelly Locke trunk show. His luxury bags are handmade in Los Angeles and include unique local materials such as petrified wood and agate details. Yuta Powell Salon, 967 Madison Ave., nr. 76th St, 11AM-5PM, (212-570-6889).
- 9/16- Check out the U.S. launch of denim brand Nobody's Australian Heritage Collection. Creative director Wesley Hartwell will be there to answer questions about the men's line. Scoop NYC, 873 Washington St., nr. 13th St, 7PM-10PM, (212-929-1244).
138 Spring Street
(Near Wooster Street)
New York, NY 10012
ILORI is an experience. From the moment you enter, ILORI staff greets you warmly and offers a beverage (water, Perrier, wine or champagne). Yummy! At this point customers stay a while just for good company. The store carries luxury lines and designers brands like Ray Ban, Chloe, Stella McCartney, Persol, Paul Smith, Derek Lam, 3.1 Phillip Lim and so on. If you’re looking for a different pair of lenses ILORI can defiantly advise you into your next pair. ILORI hosts many designer parties and promotions so next time you’re in the Soho area, check it out.