October 30, 2014

Can You Guess Who Inspired These Looks? #Cotton24hours

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Can you guess who my style inspiration was for these two looks? #Cotton24hours

Cotton Incorporated's annual 24 Hour Runway show, in partnership with People Magazine, is just around the corner. With 1440 looks, countless brands and a model a minute coming down a runway live in the middle of Miami, it is a monumental undertaking. Truly epic.

In honor of this fashion marathon, Cotton Inc. enlisted the aid of style influencers to document 24 moments in a person's life. I chose "Back to School" because although my school days are long gone, the excuse to indulge in guilt-free binge shopping remains. What's also great about this season is that the September issues drop around the same time and there is plenty of style inspo to draw from...and I did.

Two incredibly stylish "it" girls were the inspiration behind these looks (above). Both have very different styles but are equally influential. One even had a bag named after her. A very expensive bag. Can you guess who they are? If you're stumped, don't fret, the answers, as well as purchase info can be found at www.fabricofourlives.com. Even if you do guess, visit anyway and see some of my other favorite celebrity style inspo from this season. 



October 29, 2014


October 21, 2014

When Did CAT Get So Cool!

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Cat Footwear


CAT as in Caterpiller as in the construction equipment has been on an epic rebranding mission that kicked off last spring with a runway show in Brooklyn Navy Yard featuring their workwear-inspired street shoes (see CAT Footwear's Night of Booze and Shoes). 

This week CAT took it to the people with the opening of a pop-up store in 47th and Lex that hailed the return of the brand's original Colorado boot available for the first time in the US since the 1990's. And what's a launch without the requisite street artist to add to the "it" factor. In CAT's case the "it" factor was multiplied by five as artists Ivan Orama, James Gulliver Hancock, Liz Lomax, Amanda Dolan, and Misha Tyutyunik unveiled their reinterpretations of the Colorado boot in an exhibition aptly title "Colorado Couture".  

The pop-up shop will be open the entire month of October and will feature 3 limited-edition styles never before available in the US. If Cara Delevinge, Beyonce and Rihanna are any indication, workwear boots are set to make a huge comeback so you might want to hop on over there before the month ends. 
Scroll down to see the rest of the collection and images from the launch.

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October 16, 2014

The "it" Denim Skirt by Frame Denim




Frame Denim's denim pencil skirt is a must-have you needed in your closet like yesterday. Rihanna, Beyonce and Kim K have all worn it and although their personal styles differ dramatically, they each paired it with a similarly colored denim shirt and nude heels.

You've got the shirt, you've got heels, now all you need is the skirt. So, what are you waiting for?




October 14, 2014

Barneys New York Hosting Limited Edition J Brand x Rob Pruitt Collaboration


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J Brand x Rob Pruitt "620 mid-rise skinny" in black/grey released hem and red/purple, blue/green dégradé colorways


When art and fashion collide it is a glorious thing and when that collision occurs with denim, it is truly magnificent.

Contrary to what your eyes are telling you, the image above is not an illusion created by photoshop. It is actually a limited edition collaboration between artist Rob Pruitt and J Brand Jeans available exclusively at Barneys New York. At this point you're probably viewing the photo again trying to discern if I'm pulling your leg. I assure you it's real. Pruitt has perfected the art of gradient painting and is widely known for the technique. 


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October 09, 2014

Frayed and Caged Hems at DL1961 Spring 2015


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The DL1961 Showroom

Can we just skip fall and go straight to spring? DL1961 previewed their Spring 2015 collection and it is so on point. Skinny jeans were made new again with frayed hemlines and ankle zippers. For those ready to move on from the skinny, voluminous boyfriend styles were in abundance and in a variety of colors, finishes and textures. Bonus points go to the brand for the runway-inspired white skinny with the caged hem as well as the denim shirts dyed in black and gray.

See below for more pics from the showroom...


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October 08, 2014

Indigo People Scarves

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As hard as we may try, we can no longer deny that the weather is getting cooler. Sad face, sad face, sad face. The worst part is that it's that in-between weather where during the day it's too hot for anything more than a light jacket, but in the evening the light jacket isn't warm enough.

Indigo People is a relatively new company that specializes in indigo-dyed scarves crafted in artisanal communities. Just in case you didn't know, indigo is the blue color of your jeans. The unisex scarves come in several different styles and are just the right width for tying around your neck or wrapping yourself up like a shawl. 

See more pics below...


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October 07, 2014

Save the Date: Gap's #DRESSNORMAL Project is Coming to Brooklyn


Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably already seen the ads for Gap's new #DressNormal campaign. The anti-peacocking, normcore-friendly slogan is perfect for the brand that made khakis cool in an era that millennials would probably call bygone...the 90's. 

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October 01, 2014

Wear it Till You Smell it for Cult of Individuality's Future Vintage Project

Of all the contest I've heard of this year, this one will definitely strike a chord with those who wear jeans. Cult of Individuality is hosting it's first Future Vintage Project by challenging fans to wear a pair of raw denim Cult jeans as often as possible from now through April 30th. Easy right? Especially if you already own a pair of Cult jeans, because you're probably wearing them all the time anyway, but there's a catch. Not only do you have to wear the jeans as often as possible, but you can't wash them....at all. That's seven whole months of unwashed jeans. Stinky. 
The point is to let the jeans create the wear and whiskering that comes naturally with a well worn-in pair. The way it used to be done before we started paying a hundred dollars a pop for brands to do it for us.

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Paige Denim's Metallic Knee Jeans


I'm pretty certain that this Paige Denim jean is going to be your new favorite jean. If not then at least your new favorite look, because it is definitely mine. 

The neat wash with the metallic knee, in a glorious blue no less, is a riff off of this summer's destroyed look where a big chunk of the knee was cut out in a square and frayed like this or it could just be a kneepatch and I'm overthinking it. Either way, it's a great look and sure to inspire DIYers and other brands to follow suit.

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