Bal Harbour Shops asked me to choose a few of my favorite NYC to Miami must-haves. I convinced them to give an entire set to one of my readers. I’m good like that…
I was doing so good. I had finally picked out the gifts my family was getting for New Years (I’m Russian Jew, so I not only have to shop 8 magical days, but New Year’s, a day of the year folks from the motherland exchange gifts to ensure they start of 2013 with new shit), and then, out of nowhere, Prada throws me a curveball with the release of smoking slippers that are currently trending higher than “family obligations” in mental social feed… I might need a new credit card.
@VivaLuxury Gets Festive in Armani Exchange, Chiara Ferragni in @SigersonShoes, @LovelyPepa Wears Her Own Designs
In another addition of Beca’s Best Dressed List, I gather my fave looks from around the blogosphere including Scent of Obsession and Karla’s Closet.
Ooh boys, we found a bendy one for you. You like ‘em flexible, but you’re used to working for it. In your typical dress shoes, the soles are stiff (maybe that explains the abundance of awful dancers in the male sphere). So one of England’s oldest shoe companies, Church’s (est. 1873, taken over by Prada in ’99) has taken a tip from Dr. Martens with Goodyear Welted soles. But they’ve added their own method of flexing the outer sole. With ball-of-the-foot ribbing and a special oiling process, this formal shoe is ready for a run.
For the past four years, New York University has been conducting research on fashion brands and their “Digital IQ Index“. The Digital IQ Index converts a company’s E-commerce attributes into numerical values and then ranks them based on their online competence. For the second year in a row, British brand Burberry has proven to have the most competent online presence.
According to a study ranking the estimated total value of worldwide brands, Louis Vuitton has been named the Best Global Brand in the fashion sector.
It seems like just yesterday that after fashion magazines were under intense scrutiny about using underage models and photoshop to alter their images that Vogue created their Health Initiative. Turns out, it didn’t last long because it appears as if the mag has already used underage models not once, but twice already.
Last Thursday, I trekked through the touristy crowds to Macy’s Herald Square to celebrate the flagship’s newly debuted shoe salon and to chat with Steve Madden himself about how to look stylish while staying warm in the cooler fall months. Check out his fall footwear tips in the exclusive interview after the jump.
Oh Miu Miu, Prada‘s gone all 90′s sketch flower on us. While we know that the last decade of the millenium is raising its girlpowered fist once more, but I’m sad to say I’m not fully on board with all of Miuccia’s Spring ’13 designs that embody the spicy spirit. There were some interesting highs, and some definite lows of this Prada season. What do you think?
You were right. It’s Prada. The florals, not the C-word hat, in the new music video W8WTF are unmistakably Miuccia. Zebra Katz enlisted stylist Aline Pimentel to make “everything look expensive” while incorporating leather and floral patterns. Since you can’t find a floral richer than Prada, she went to two young NYC independent designers for all the rest: cheeky hats and a lot of bespoke leather. Because Rick Owens would be too expected.
Miuccia Prada is kicking off next week’s Venice Film Festival with “Women’s Tales”, four short films by fearsome female directors Zoe Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel, Giada Colagrande and Massy Tadjedin. Watch the trailer that’ll make you want to skip out of work (at 8PM, werq), throw on your tallest, most whimsical Miu Mius and paint the town pretty.
The 1920′s were a glamorous era before the tragedy of The Great Depression ensued. Famous for large fur stoles, sequins, fringed frocks, and vintage flapper style, the 20′s had a unique style that was embodied in the film adaptation of the novel The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrmann. For the film, designer Miuccia Prada gathered looks from 40 years of the Prada and Miu Miu archives.
The 13-year old teen sensation, Tallia Storm, has stepped out on the red carpet yet again and it was nothing short of amazing. The teen soul sensation attended the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards sporting not one, but two fabulous looks.