Just discovered Loeffler Randall's amazing Fall 2015 outerwear collection and had to share! The super luxurious shearlings and foam leather jackets are exactly what I want in my wardrobe this fall. Loeffler Randall's strength has always been an economy of line - reducing current runway trends into an equally desirable minimalist form - and these pieces are no exception. As much as I covet the shearlings at Chloé (see here and here), I am also drooling over Loeffler Randall's clever application of the style on a patchwork bomber and neutral coat and gilet. And with every major brand from Céline to Saint Laurent incorporating a signature leather jacket into their offerings, Loeffler Randall has ingeniously designed a standout style of their own with a classic silhouette and unexpected foam padding that brings to mind Acne, Sacai, or Comme des Garçons. The strength in these pieces is that they are so perfectly, understatedly on trend. And the fact that they also manage to effortlessly strike an ideal balance between timelessness and edge makes me want to click 'add to bag' on them all.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
L to R: Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem lace-up gladiator @ Net-a-porter, Christian Dior elastic mesh boot, Acne 'Zane' boot with bamboo heel @ Acne, Giamba pale pink velvet platform sandal @ MyTheresa, Céline cowboy buckle sandal, Prada patchwork platform boot, Loewe black python drop heel pump, Céline soft ballerina pump, Miu Miu pointy toe ankle boot with bow @ Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton 'Instinct' half boot @ Louis Vuitton
Above are my favorite shoes of the current season. I normally hate when designers show so many closed-toe options for spring/summer - come on, it's HOT - but as I have recently moved to a slightly more temperate climate, I am all about a serious statement boot for spring. I love the idea of pairing the prim and pointy-toed styles from Dior and Miu Miu or the uber-70's interpretations from Vuitton and Prada, or even the ultra modern bamboo-heeled version from Acne (OK technically, these are from Resort) with a just-below-the-knee A-line skirt and a slightly oversized, boxy turtleneck. As for flats, the gladiators at Erdem were the standout of the season for me. That is, until I laid eyes upon the cowboy buckle flats from Céline. I am dying to pair those with a skinny ankle jean, the boxy turtleneck I mentioned before, and a suede Loewe puzzle bag. Loewe - bravo, JWA - also showed an amazing pair of organically formed pumps this season, and either those or the heeled ballerinas from Céline would be a perfect fashion-forward option for the office. Finally, every wardrobe needs a shoe that is just plain pretty, and that is where Giamba comes in. Valli's pale pink velvet platforms with their glittery heels would work just as well with the new cut of flared denim for day as they would with a super slinky slip or jumpsuit à la Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface by night.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Lupita Nyong'o in custom Calvin Klein Collection
Lupita Nyong'o and stylist Micaela Erlanger have the rarefied ability to put fashion on the red carpet, and more often than not, receive praise from the masses for it. Lupita stole the evening for me in a custom dress, which shockingly turned out to have been made by Calvin Klein. I would have left the accessories to a single ring and a more minimalist sandal, but the added sparkle of the Chopard jewels and Nicholas Kirkwood pearl platforms convey a more classic, feminine vibe that takes some of the attention off the overwhelming uniqueness of the dress that would otherwise be off-putting to most. A prime example of why Erlanger is at the top of her game.
Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Spring 2014 Haute Couture
Marion Cotillard wore my favorite look from this Dior HC collection. There is not too much to say - this look is perfection.
Naomi Watts in Armani Privé
Naomi looks so perfectly modern here in Armani, and her 50+ carat sapphire Art Deco Anna Hu earrings are absolutely jaw-dropping. She also carries a clutch from Rauwolf, which seems to have been making a huge red carpet push as of late.
Rosamund Pike in Givenchy Haute Couture
Red dresses were a major trend this evening, and Rosamund Pike looked amazing in ultra-slimming custom Givenchy with the sort of minimal accessorizing I favor.
Dakota Johnson in custom Saint Laurent
Just a really cool dress.