What is it about girls and a bit of shine? If jewelry and sequins do not quite satisfy your need for bling then it’s time to get yourself a pair of glossy, silver shoes. No longer reserved for debutantes, the silver shoe trend emerged last year, but has worked its way back with stunning results.
Try a silver strappy heel to add a little bit of quirkiness to an evening look, or add some sparkle to your casual wear with some sweet, silver oxfords or chunky wedges. Whatever you choose it’s the perfect way to add some pop to your footwear without going overboard.
Details: Marc by Marc JacobsSilver Mirrored High-Top Sneakers $210 @ ssense.com, Jeffrey CampbellTownsend Silver Oxfords $87 @ karmaloop.com, Zara Laminated High-Heel Sandals With Ankle Straps $50 @ zara.com, Steve MaddenRealove Sandals $80 @ Nordstrom.
Inspired by a beautiful combination of the ocean, the botanic illustrations of Ernst Haekel and Art Nouveau jewels, Alice McCall‘s Cruise 13/14 collection titled ‘Les Galeries de Poison’ was a show of allurement, magnificence and appreciation of positive and negative space.
The embroidery and cutouts that can be seen on so many Alice McCall pieces were on display again with a fresh and delicate twist. Flowing silhouettes and sweet, feminine ruffles were spread throughout the collection, sometimes paired with deep blue and pink patterns reminiscent of treasures lost at sea.
Jewelry was kept somewhat to a minimum. Models wore chunky silver rings (one one each finger) with dreamy, metallic platform heels to match.
The pleated navy pants matched with a blue and white cutout top so perfect it looks as if it was drawn around the model was a definite stand out. The unforgettable sheer white maxi dress with white detailing over nothing but a pair of high waisted briefs was breathtaking, like some sort of mystical sea creature.
At a glance this collection is made up of beautiful simplicity, but as you look closer it is even better than that. The intricate details, soft colours and flowing silhouettes are just as wearable as they are delicate. Wearing any piece that went down the runway is certain to fulfill any dreams you had of becoming a mermaid.
So you’ve probably heard all of the exciting news about Isabel Marant‘s collection for H&M slated for release this fall. The collection is said to boast a “wardrobe of must-have pieces inspired by her signature style” including a menswear line which will be a first for the French designer.
Every time news of an affordable collaboration with a major designer breaks you know shit is bound to get crazy during the months leading up to it’s release… Especially considering the fact that nearly every fashion girl and boy has had a case of Marant Mania for the past couple of years.
Two things happen: The “over it” scene of people tweet about how predictable this collection is (we get it, you don’t want to see another pair of sneaker wedges, ever) and the rest, who can’t knock a Marant-anything, express their borderline worrisome joy over the fact that they’ll be able to score a runway influenced piece for a reasonable amount of cash.
I’m one of those people who gets excited, shows up, and tends to leave empty-handed. Usually, I get stuck with the “eh” item from the look-book so I don’t know. I guess we’ll have to wait and see the images once they hit the web. Trust me, I’m with you and hope the look-book doesn’t include a pair of fast-fashion sneaker wedges. Where do you stand? Isabel Marant pour H&M will be available in 250 of H&M’s stores as well as the internets on November 14, 2013.
Here are some of our favorite Marant-related freak out tweets:
Isabel Marant for H&M. Finally a designer collaboration worth queueing for. BACK THE FUCK UP, TOURISTS #HM
When is the one night of the year when it is perfectly acceptable to pull out all your fashion stops in honor of one show? The CFDA Awards of course! This award show pays homage to the past and present “greats” of fashion, from up and coming designers to those who have been in the game for a while. All of the nominees have been selected and voted for by stylists, editors and fashion coveteurs alike.
The award ceremony was held on June 3rd, 2013 at Lincoln Center- an obviously suitable venue for this annual event, and hosted by none other than Andy Cohen. This year Vera Wang snagged up a well earned- and well deserved- lifetime achievement award. The designer duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez (Proenza Schouler) ranked in as womenswear designer of the year. Besides the fashion royalty in attendance were models and bloggers and even Hillary Clinton. The CFDA Awards is one night of the year that brings all ends of the fashion industry full for good laughs, good drinks and memorable outfits!