Boutique Critique:: The Reformation NYC: Look 2
Apr 19, 2011 - by Jessica Lapidos
At 20 years of age, Yael Aflalo founded her fashion empire YaYa Aflalo out in LA in 1999. Ten years into that business, she switched gears to and began reworking vintage pieces into one-of-a-kind designs. She opened The Reformation LA in 2008 with that concept, and opened this Lower East Side location a few months later.
Check here for Look 1 and more about The Reformation NYC.
Look 2: Work It Two-Timer
The Tall Turtle Stretch Silk Top, $175
This tie-bleached black washed silk tank has a cowl on the neck that is the just the size to hug over my ears and contain my hair within it. Imagine that feeling on a cool summers eve. The shirt goes longer, falling just below butt level.
The Summer Slack, $135
The pedal pushers in a washed silk twill have an elastic insert at center back for size versatility. When remaking vintage clothing into something new, the sizing doesnt always carry over. Aflalo uses this method in many of her pieces.
The Slouch Blazer, $165
Once made for shoulder pads, the shoulders are now rounded into a drop shoulder. Its malleable and light; an ideal warm weather sport jacket.
The Vintage Wicker Slippers,$95
They like these little ol guys at The Reformation. A different shape cut from yesterdays look, but these slip-ons are super practical; a lovely summer flip flop alternative.
The Reformation NYC | 143 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002, (646) 448-4925
Photography by Christopher Hall