April showers bring May flowers, or so they say, but what could possibly get us through this month of chilly rain and wind? There is nothing like a fabulous umbrella to shield your hair, outfit and soul from the treacherous “showers” upon us during this bipolar month of spring. Check out our picks for the 16 best umbrellas to keep you feeling dry and looking smart.
We’ve established that The Beatles are The Best Dressed Man Band of All Time, but what about their fans? Does the impeccable style of The Fab Four penetrate the fashionable wits of those dedicated to the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo? This past weekend, Beatles fans from across the universe united for a hotel takeover to celebrate the legacy of peace, love and sensational music at The Fest for Beatles Fans. This year I was there as more than a fan (and festival coordinator), I was FashionIndie’s eye, on the lookout out for the best executed Beatles era throwbacks.
Début is the kind of shop where some jewelry hangs on hangers. Designers are making such radically new creations that owner Lisa Weiss must often come up with creative ways to display them. Those displays are ever changing because the average length of time she carries one designer is about three seasons. In order to maintain her store’s philosophy, she cannot get too loyal to one designer. She must live by the essence of if you love it, let it go… What comes back is the success the designers see upon graduating from Début, knowing where they kicked it all off.
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Tucked away on the north end of Mulberry Street, just above Houston, lives a petite boutique lined with the freshest names in design. Début is sparsely arranged to feel like a gallery, built to give each designer a proper artist’s display. Storeowner Lisa Weiss frequently hears from new customers, I’ve passed by it so many times and just never came in! I wasn’t entirely sure it was a store. Let her hear that no more. This incredible little-known and selectively merchandised store sparked my desire to explore the best boutiques in New York, and take you shopping with me. Piece by piece. Designer by designer. Through five original looks. One look each day. Every week. From now on. This is the Début of Boutique Critique.
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Ari Cohen‘s blog, Advanced Style, celebrates an oft-neglected population of stylish individuals: the geriatric set. Cohen takes streetstyle photos of some of the most fabulous men and women trolling New York’s sidewalks, and they’re old enough to be your grandparents. We interviewed Ari about his love for the elderly, his experience as a blogger, and his favorite Golden Girl. Hint, she’s mine too. Go to Lookbooks.com for our “Blogger Spotlight” on Ari and Advanced Style.
French Vogue’s new Editrix is the talk of the tents today. Emmanuelle Alt had a full exposé in The Daily Front Row and took over the cover, though without an actual interview in the mag, we can’t be sure it was entirely conciliatory. Here she is coming out of Prabal Gurung, boxy jacketed and denimed as ever, and… what’s that in her hand? Oh snap! A Daily Front Row. She’s got a bit of light reading ahead of her.
Starting my daily routine going through my merry way to the FashionIndie office in the mornings, I always like to look around for my daily fashion inspirations of the day, as I’m sure all of you do no matter where you live, but being a fashion kid in New York City has it’s perks, what better way to start your morning off than along side some of the best dressed and most interesting people ever! Plus having a little Strokes and Vampire Weekend playing on my iPod in the back ground, coffee in one hand and a camera in the other… pure genius.
Somehow Kate Lanphear always manages to look like that bitch in high school who was so painfully bad ass you just wished she’d put a cigarette out on you face and fuck you… No? Just Me? Okay. I’ll get some help…prudes…
You know how sometimes you go through your parents old photos and notice one horrific outfit which just calls back to that time period like platform shoes on dad or headbands and leg warmers on mom, we’ll in twenty years it’ll be photos like this that make our future children happy they have a better grasp on timeless style.
It’s okay to laugh, there’s a 90% chance this jacket comes with an attitude as obnoxiously annoying as Micheal Kors on Project Runway.