These Stuart Weitzman booties are to die for. They are flying out of stores and on to the feet of icons such as Gigi Hadid. These make her effortlessly cool style a 10. Make sure to snag a pair and give yourself a much deserved style upgrade. You’re worth it!
The heat is on and it’s that time again when those feelings of hating everything in your closet start to reappear. When buying for your summer wardrobe, it’s best to think about what’s airy and easy to throw on. One pieces and dresses are the jam. Throw it on and instant outfit, boom. We’re talking about pieces that can get some major rotation action in your every day styling. On your radar should be a summer sandal, good basic tops for easy pairings, shorts, and skirts to take you in and out of the office. With our list of new summer fresh duds to get, we guarantee a bunch of OOooo’s and ahhh’s and where did you get that from your best girl buds that keeps you the best dressed in the group. Trust.
What can we say about Gucci’s new Cruise 2017 release? Just when we thought creative director, Alessandro Michele couldn’t possibly up the ante on the last successful collection, he just gave it to us and then some. This collection was a hybrid of crazy cat lady with a bit of old school punk Vivienne Westwood circa 1980s. Personal style according to Gucci is similar in the inexplicable extravagance it espouses, which seems to make no sense and so much of it all at once.
Enigmatic creative director Michele, put together a fashion show that was a juxtaposition of texture and color. The nerd-chic and vintage-vibes left attendees awestruck. When describing the Westminster Abby fashion show – a first for the industry, Mary Katrantzou said, “It embarrassingly was her first time ever visiting the Westminster Abby.” Michele had been inspired to hold the show there after having a conversation in the Gucci offices one evening. After achieving this vision, his colleague said he should do it at Buckingham palace, and at this point we wouldn’t be surprised if he is given the opportunity to make that happen in the future.
There are a multitude of apps that blend the world of technology and fashion seamlessly. Another one to step into the ring, is Armarium —a new luxury clothing loan app, will finally allow you to kiss the question, “when will I ever wear this again?” goodbye and makes your rounds in couture, runway and the latest accessories without so much as a worry to what use you need to make of them come midnight. First world probs.
Comprised of an elite team of fashion insiders, Armarium was officially launched in April 2016 through an invite-only mobile app, e-commerce platform and a New York City showroom. The program includes not only the ability to borrow pieces from their expertly curated lineup of couture, ready-to-wear, and accessories, but also, the option of hiring one of a number of professional stylists to assist with your day-of dressing needs. Dubbed the Style Brigade, some of the talent on Armarium’s retainer includes: Meredith Melling, Valerie Boster, Siobhan Bonnouvrier, Karla Martinez de Salas and Shiona Turini. Because Armarium doesn’t just send you clothes—it provides the look, too, if you want it.
Photo: Man Repeller
It’s no question that one of the most covetable denim collections around belongs to that of Leandra Medine, aka The Man Repeller. Whether we’re catching Leandra in a light wash or the deepest indigos, they’re a staple of both her front row and everyday style, as she slips easily from the enchanted Valentino boots to Paul Andrew heels and back again. This OG blogger has come out with her latest collab with none other than the team at denim Levi reviver Re/Done. She follows in the footsteps of fellow Re/Done collaborators such as model Elsa Hosk, jewelry designer Pamela Love, and model Alessandra Ambrosia.
Photo: Willy Vanderperre/W Magazine
Take the time to scan many fashion mags such as W Magazine’s April issue, and some how it seems like a high-fashion editorial yearbook of all the celeb teens you know and love including Willow Smith, Kiernan Shipka and Zendaya on its April issue. Move on to other luxury glossies and you can see Cindy Crawdford’s exact lush mini me, Kaia Gerber with rappers and models in a campaign that of Alexander Wang. Louis Vuitton has 17-year-old Jaden Smith who models for their women’s wear, as well as Lourdes “Lola” Leon and Amandla Stenberg for a new fragrance ad for Stella McCartney.
W chief Stefano Tonchi addresses the staggeringly young age of his cover stars. “The new generation, Gen Z, which spans current teenagers like the three on our cover and their peers in their early 20s, is in a hurry to be recognized, yes—but in a refreshingly thoughtful way,” he writes. “Unlike their predecessors, they are no slackers. Generally speaking, they are curious, determined, and hardworking. If there is anything they lack, it’s a sense of entitlement.”
Lourdes Leon, Claire Boucher, Kenya Kinski-Jones, and Amandla Stenberg for Stella McCartney
Photo: Courtesy of Victoria Secret
For all die-hard Victoria Secret lovers out there, this news may come as bad if you love their signature and affordable swim line. The lingerie brand announced it would be discontinuing their swim category and concentrate more on their new athleisure line. The decision was for the company to focus on resources and core merchandise categories, where the company believes the greatest growth potential exists.
VS made roughly $500 million last year with its swimwear business (about 6.5 percent of its total sales), but in August, the company reported lower sales in that category. The chain’s decision comes two months after Sharen Turney, former CEO of Victoria’s Secret, resigned and noted that the category was her “biggest disappointment, and we did it to ourselves.”
In one of the relatively few interviews Raf Simons has granted since he left his position as creative director of Christian Dior in October 2015, the notoriously press-averse designer sat down with The Telegraph’s Talib Choudhry to talk about “the relentless pace of fashion is killing creativity and the joy of his fabric design sideline.” It’s a sentiment that he has held onto ever since his departure from the fashion house, which reflects the changing pace in the industry and the unpredictable state it will be in, in a few years when fast fashion reigns supreme and many designers continue to walk away from thier posts at the helm of different brands. When these collaborations work, it’s alchemy of the most beautiful sort. But just as often, there’s a parting of the ways, grimly announced via a carefully phrased statement that faults neither party. And these breakups are getting more frequent even as the relationships get Tinder-match short. These designers have studios, dollars, and huge publicity machines at their disposal, but they don’t have the luxury of time: time to develop an idea, time to set it aside, time to fail in the way that you inevitably need to when you’re starting any kind of creative enterprise. “When you do six shows a year, there’s not enough time for the whole process,” Simons told the Cut, last year. Keep in mind that between Dior couture, ready-to-wear, menswear, his own line, and pre-collections, Simons had been doing ten collections annually. At that rate, “you have no incubation time for ideas, and incubation time is very important,” Simons reflected. Check out some exerts from his latest interview after the break.
We all know that we can’t get enough of Zara bringing us the best in fashion forward wears to make us all look current — and most importantly on that babe on a budget tip. All those Gucci silk bombers you’ve been coveting from the S/S 16′ season, well there’s most likely a close version of it waiting for you there. With music festival officially in tow, and outdoor activities on your social activity radar, it’s time to stock up on what you need for the season. Think palazzo pants, A-line skirts, sun hats, strappy sandals, playsuits galore, ruffle crop tops, and floral print everything!
Last September’s cover of The Fader, featured Rihanna wearing a blush pink slip dress by AWAVEAWAKE over a similarly hued t-shirt, in a look that has become the go-to for any girl hoping to strike that perfect sartorial balance between careful and carefree. While everything that Riri wears is sure to set a trend, the buzz around the demure cover surrounded what she was wearing on her feet. The shoot was the first photoset confirming the long anticipated arrival of the third installment in the FentyxPuma catalog: fuzzy slippers. Yes, slippers. In a move that would make Grace Coddington proud, Rihanna’s latest iteration behind her line with the shoe and activewear titan is a cross between your favorite sandal and your most comfiest pair of slip-ons, perfect for in he house and outside. And, now after months of further suspense, the date of when the shoes are set to hit stores has been announced.