Stylist Lauren brings warmth and wackiness from our Soho store to you!

3.1 Phillip Lim Archive

standard
September 07, 2013
Written by , Posted in Shop Talk

ny fashion week essentials

fashion week essentials

1. Editor’s blouse: Channel Carine, our favorite front row femme fatale, in a blouse that means all business, and by all business I mean all fashion. Look for sophisticated sexy details like lace that’s equal parts lady and vixen.

2. Fierce jewels: Jewelry is strong and architectural for Fall. Stow bohemian stacked bracelets and choose a bold Anndra Neen cuff or Art Deco earrings from Eddie Borgo.

3. Print set: The print of the season, literally. Fashion week is the best time to sport a full look, as we know matching is de rigueur again. Make maximum impact with minimal effort and get set!

4. Statement coat: When it comes to coats this season: go big or go home! By big, I mean big statement. Color, print, and volume (cocoon shoulders are a must)– your coat is your car in New York (Kirna once said) so invest and go bold!

5. Top handle satchel: Get your hands on the new bag shape- the top handle satchel. Alexander Wang‘s embossed croc version is a fierce choice, and with enough room for all your notes from the show, it’s actually practical.

standard
August 31, 2013
Written by , Posted in Shop Talk

jacket required

jacket required

Fall is imminent. It’s that time of year when women are beginning to dream of the return of layering, of coats and boots and sweaters. Dressing is interesting again. But how do we make our shopping list of key pieces we want to pepper into our wardrobe? Confusion sets in. It can be daunting to suss out your own personal style or daily go-to look these days when designers are offering such an array of styles. It’s almost as if we have to ask ourselves: Which girl do you want to be?

I say, when in doubt, go classic. Veronica Beard‘s preppy blazer and dickie combos offer wardrobe relief for those in need of a quick and versatile solution to everyday outfit trauma. The genius trick of these jackets (besides the dickies which you can switch, of course) is their tailoring, which smartens up any casual look. The styling opportunities are endless, so think beyond jeans. I’ll be wearing my blazer with my new favorite cropped cargos from 3.1 Phillip Lim, which are incidentally the pant of the season. Hint, hint. And in case they weren’t already on your list, ankle boots from Lanvin are a must this season as well. Happy Fall Shopping!

standard
April 27, 2013
Written by , Posted in Shop Talk

i lust, i must

I lust, I must

Occasionally, an item lands in the store that is so tempting, so Must Have This Now, there follows a collective oooh-ing and ahh-ing on the floor. Clients and staff alike flock to said item in a frenzy to fondle, and slip on, and admire its perfection. Such was the case the other day when 3.1 Phillip Lim’s flower print biker jacket was unearthed from its inconspicuous packaging. And for good reason.

This jacket is exactly what I want to be wearing right now. I’ve been in the trenches for far too long (albeit Céline), and my own black leather jacket has become more of a workhorse than a piece I lovingly select while dressing. The love child of Jane Austen and Joan Jett, Lim’s jacket has all the floral romance you want injected into your wardrobe come spring, toughened up with his signature biker jacket detailing. The cording makes it feel Victorian, and gives the jacket serious gravitas. The peplum element and zipper detailing modernize it just enough, and the washed-out lavender gray is a lovely choice. For day, I’d keep it fresh and airy in a neural monotone outfit. Pair with any of the similarly washed-out gray jeans from Christopher Kane for J Brand, the new light pink tee from T by Alexander Wang, and the nude suede cage sandals from Givenchy (so comfy and sexy on the leg, you won’t take them off this season). Tom Binns’s shark necklace is your final touch.