Like UFO pants and polyester suits, some shameful trends of yore should remain buried in the past. Others, like the iconic creeper shoe, have risen from the dead to meet the dawn of a new popularity. Made popular amongst the dapper Teddy Boys of late 1950s London, the creeper has for decades been the preferred footwear for alternative's most stylish. From the Teddies and their drainpipe slacks, creepers made their way onto the feet of 70s punks with their leather jackets and pyramid studs, and later peeped out from beneath the draped lace and velvet of 80s and 90s goths.
It may be closer to 2050 than 1950, but many Fall 2010 collections have us wondering, “Haven’t we seen that before?”
Feminine, demure, 50s-insprired items have made a comeback in tops, bottoms, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Contrary to the image that may come to mind, the iconic look is not all about poodle skirts and pink bomber jackets (although they may be pretty darn cute for Halloween).
Strolling down Newbury Street this past Saturday, it was for certain that fall was here. A faint hint of cool air along with a steady stream of students was a sure sign that summer was officially over in Beantown.
Another, more fashionable symptom to the end of summer are boots. A barrage of them were on display: in the windows of Cole Hann, Camper, Steve Madden, John Fleuvog and Aldo among many others; boots of all shapes and sizes filled storefront displays.
Also apparent on passersby, was the trend to pair this season’s booties, calf and knee grazing boots with shorts, skirts and minimalist mid-thigh 70s inspired dresses. Looks were streamlined and finished with flashes of suede, leather and the occasional dash of metal.
Occasionally, it’s fitting to splurge some extra cash on your wardrobe. In our opinion, Missoni’s collaboration with Converse Chuck Taylor fits appropriately.
After successfully mingling high-fashion with accessible streetwear for Spring 2010, the two iconic brands have paired up again to release more Fall 2010 styles. Designs include Missoni’s iconic zigzag pattern called Raschel, featuring soft-sheepskin leather in ‘Missoni Brick Red’ on the lining of the shoe collar, pull tag and shoe tongue. The shoes, offered in unisex sizes 3-13, will be listed at $200 and available at Missoni boutiques, Jeffrey’s, and other suggested retail stores.
Who doesn’t love an extra hand? Crossbody bags are no longer just a sluggish sack for lugging school books. With the introduction of chain links, metal accents, fringe and ruffles, crossbody bags are making a fabulous return and great alternative for work, evening and play.
We know, we know: when it’s 100 degrees outside, no one wants to think about fall and winter clothing. But after looking through the newly released J. Crew Fall 2010 look book, this post really couldn’t wait.
Everyone has predicted that texture would be big this fall; what we didn’t expect was for all this texture to look so good together! J. Crew has inspired us once again to play with different prints, patterns and materials by layering and mixing. A denim vest over a gray hoodie with military boots and ... sequin pants? Love it. The menswear trend will continue with oxford shoes, rugged military jackets and tweed trousers, but J. Crew knows how to do it right by adding soft feminine details like flowers to leather purses and newsboy caps, fur trims to jackets, embellished necklaces and pretty polka dots.
That’s right, starting tomorrow you can purchase Alexander Wang’s fall 2010 handbags and shoes, along with new T by Alexander Wang pieces, on sale at AlexanderWang.com. But you better shop fast, because these fabulous bags and booties – some practical, some fanciful, for the true Wang lovers – will go quick.
A bag is a girl’s best friend, we all know that for sure. And Louis Vuitton baby, is my best friend. Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2010 Bag is the bold color signature monogram print that is for everyday use. Fabric consists of 8% acrylic, 44% polyester and 48% wool which is soft and comfortable. I love a bag that I can just stuff stuff in and not have to worry about its shape.
The Monogram Aviator is priced at $3270 (we all know it aint LV if it aint a hole in your pocket). It is available in three colors: Khaki, Navy, and Bordeaux for that touch of color and fun. Be on the look out in stores and online for it is to arrive soon!
5/11 – Come and join the Next Generation Awards, a wonderful design competition and award ceremony for the Accessory and Jewelry students of FIT. Fashion Institute of Technology; (6pm)
5/11 – Barney’s New York plans to take over Tuesday Taco’s and the Hudson Terrace to raise money for animal charity organization, Bobby and Strays; an organization built to rescue and house abandoned animals. There will be 2 for 1 specials on drinks and $3 dollar tacos. Hudson Terrace; (7-12pm)
After a visit to the Rebecca Minkoff showroom in Chelsea to check out the line's fall 2010 handbag collection, I can't wait to gear up for my favorite season - fall. Hosted by Shine Media PR, the Rebecca Minkoff presentation showcased an incredible array of handbags exuding the downtown chic aesthetic that Minkoff so effortlessly captures. With such a variety of sizes, colors, styles, and materials, I was struck by the versatility, craftsmanship, and personality of each bag. Here I've compiled a few reasons why a Rebecca Minkoff handbag is an absolute must-have for Fall 2010.