Rocky Rich Girls
Chanel’s fall ‘14 campaign features Cara Delevigne suited-up in tough-tweeds, boxy-boucles, knock-out knits,wide belts, heavy-weight chains and leather boots laced with street-cred. Get ready to rumble.
She Was A Day Tripper
Chloe’s vintage-inspired Fall ‘14 campaign mixes the Parisian brands signature femininity with a groovy glamour laced with rebellious, free-wheelin’ spirit.
Denim is enjoying a moment in the sun in all of it’s faded glory. Both Marie Claire and Nylon chose denim as the theme for their August issues, Chanel’s pre-fall collection is practically an ode to the All-American fabric, Derek Lam constructed a statuesque trench from dark denim and stella Mccartney used the cool fabric in a Falabella crossbody. Forgive me for invoking a fashion cliche as old as Coco, but Denim truly is the new black. And as any Piper Chapman fan knows- Orange is the new black as well. And the combo of denim-blue, orange and brown are as perfect together as Warriors'-era (1979) New York City street- cred and rusty diamond-mesh fences. I utilized the retro palette and threw in some luxe bling to keep the look from feeling too dated. I mixed a casual denim shirt with lil’ 70’s inspired glamour and read my favorite brightly-hued memoir Grace on the concrete.
Get On Up
Prada’s fly Fall ‘14 menswear collection channels James Brown’s fine seventies-swagger. The funky flared collars, suave ascots, Seventies-inspired tailoring and dusty color-palette is so groovy it makes you wanna Get Up Offa That Thing.
Kate Moss looks particularly dishy amidst the stardust sparkle and silver zips of Stella Mccartney’s sporty, space-aged Fall ‘14 campaign. Wearing luxe, chunky knits, a ruffly wool coat covered in zips„a pair of star-spangled, black and blue platform creeper/Oxford Hybrids, a poppy red and yellow star-studded satchel, futuristic-cool eye-wear and a modish fringe dress with Stella’s signature sporty edge- Moss is an intergalactic goddess with a tom-boyish twist. Just Call her Zippy Stardust.
She’s a Stone Cold Fox
If there was any proof needed that the fashion world has caught the 70’s haute-hustle fever, it would be stoic cool-girl Daria Werbowy’s groovy glamour-puss transformation for WSJ magazine conjuring up images of Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minelli and Anita Pallenberg’s fox-fur-trimmed Seventies style.
Dancing Barefoot In Denim
The always-cool Freja Beha Erichsen channels a Chelsea-Hotel-bound banquet of love a’ la Patti Smith and robert mapplethorpe in a raw, rock n’ roll inspired shoot for Frame Denim by Inez & Vinoodh.
You know that girl, the cross between Chloe Sevigny and Alexa Chung she’s sprite and tom-boyish with a penchant for impeccably chic yet unexpected layering, voluminous shearlings, colorful tuxedos and wide-brimmed fedoras…..well if you throw Miley Cyrus and her brash brand of pop-culture infused style into the mix you now have Fall ‘14’s fabulously- furry, flippant, foxy and just a tad bit freaky it-girl.
Mod in Manhattan
My adoration for Swinging 60’s style is a constant. My personal style has morphed through the years but I’ve always possessed a favoritism for the Carnaby Street aesthetic. Inspired by the sprinkling of mod sensibilities on the Fall ‘14 runways (Guccci, Miu Miu , Louis Vuitton, Valentino) I put together a darker version of the jaunty look as I walked through the SoHo across the pond. And I walked because, you know, my Vespa’s in the shop.
Big Hair Day
Hot mama-to-be, Mila Kunis, works a different bump- her pouffe of Sixties hair- for W magazine’s mod spread.