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October 04, 2013
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Paris Part Deux

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Paris Fashion week ended with a bang! Literally, there was a car crash on the set of Givenchy. But more surprising were the feminine draped dresses Riccardo Tisci sent out for Spring. Zabete said Valentino was the best fashion show she’s ever attended, hands down. And Celine had an 80′s moment, making the fashion set collectively gasp. Read below for all the juicy details!

Look 1: Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli called their collection “a fashion opera,” a bold statement you might say, but it was indeed just that fabulous. Departing from the usual girly party frocks, the lineup was a more grown-up assortment for the modern jet-settting woman. Rich, intricate, and heavy on the embroidery, these were world traveler clothes that channeled 70s Bohemian icon Talitha Getty and getaways to Marrakech…or Morocco, you tell me.

Valentino is not available online so come visit the racks at 477 Broome St. or contact ShopGirl!

Look 2: 80′s at Celine?! The world is stunned. And yet, punchy primary colors, graphic graffiti brushstrokes, Africa references and yep, 80s maximalism; all were used for a show that felt less like a Spring collection than a wardrobe mashup. But it worked! Pheobe Philo loves to shock us, but when she does it always feels right, and right now. The minimal, neutral look we now all so easily identify from Celine has become almost ubiquitous, on street style blogs as well as Zara windows, and when it’s getting knocked off, that’s when you know a trend is about to expire. Time for a change! So let’s follow Pheobe’s lead this Spring and let some color into our lives. Get a little loud. Have fun. And 80′s is always fun.

Celine is not available online so come visit the racks at 477 Broome St or contact ShopGirl!

Look 3: Riccardo Tisci also swung the pendulum at Givenchy. Having reached the pinnacle of right-this-moment trendiness with his Bambi sweatshirts, he changed it up with a much quieter, elegant collection this time out. The focus was draping, and it was sexy and womanly and best of all timeless. This is dressing for real life, nothing here looked destined for a street style blog or even vaguely knock-off-able. Again, every look was shown with flat sandals, which seems to be the right way to ground a dress these days.

Givenchy favorites in store: You must own a Givenchy sweatshirt this season, this is the boot shape you need now, the Nightengale bag is an everyday necessity.

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May 04, 2013
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easy does it

Easy does it

As the weather continues to warm (thank the Lord and knock on wood), I’ve been eyeing my closet’s contents with derision and disdain. Maybe it’s End of the Season Blues, but I can’t stand the sight of my jeans and knits that have carried me so faithfully through these frigid months. These old friends just aren’t cutting it anymore. Or maybe they just need new friends to play with.

Designed by W editor Karla Martinez and Cecilia de Sola, Piamita is a line of pajama-inspired silk separates with louche tailoring, the perfect spring pick-me-up I’ve been searching for. These breezy basics will effortlessly glide right into my wardrobe and freshen up my stale standards, but I really aspire to rock a full look like my Street Style favorites. How to keep it more daytime than bedtime? Sleeken up the Carmen long sleeve top and the Clemence sunflower print short with a smart little linen blazer from Veronica Beard (ruched sleeves keep it playful), and an edgy kitten heel from Givenchy. One serious statement cuff from Aurelie Bidermann is all you need to walk out the door in style.

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April 27, 2013
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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.