Fleece Resurgent

The lowly fleece zip-up is having something of a moment right now. To wit, the nubby indigo blue fleece on Patrick Ervell’s Fall 2013 runway and the plethora of high-street varieties being offered by brands like J. Crew and American Apparel this season. The trend, if we want to call it that,...

Nineties Complex

With the New York shows long past, and London Fashion Week already wrapping up, a few early trends are emerging for Spring 2014. The most obvious is a preoccupation with the 90′s, the decade of Seattle grunge, minimalism and logomania, trends that are all back, in one form or another,...

Philip Lim x Target

Designer collaborations are a dime a dozen these days, but something tells us the upcoming Philip Lim for Target blowout (dropping September 15th) may be a cut above the rest. The collaboration’s lookbook is arranged along a day-to-night concept. Night looks include cocktail dresses with...

Moving In, Moving On

Harvard Yard on move-in day In the Harvard Square Panera Bread, a woman in a lime green Talbots top and raffia wedges is asking her daughter how young she looks.  There is light laughter, a witty riposte from the daughter, a motherly parry. “20 years and four kids but I still got...

Look of the Week Aug18

Look of the Week

Courtesy of Vogue Jennifer Lawrence (of Hunger Games fame) has finally landed herself a cover on American Vogue. The young actress was photographed by Mario Testino for the magazine’s September issue (already on newsstands) in a tight rotation of romantic, autumnal pieces. Carrying a...

Look of the Week

Very few people (read: none) can out-suave Mr. Ryan Gosling at a premiere. This light khaki suit, which he wore to the Only God Forgives premiere, is classic Gosling style: casual and fashion conscious (note the au courant peak lapels), but sartorial as well–this man can wear the HELL...

Lucky Number Eight Aug06

Lucky Number Eight

In Chinese culture, the number eight is special. Its romanized form is ba, which sounds a little like fa, a word for prosperity and wealth, and thus, eight is considered a lucky number, signifying good things to come. Such semiotics are not taken lightly in China, (the Beijing Olympics Opening...

H&M Online Stor...

H&M, the Swedish megaretailer, just opened its online store to U.S. customers. Click over for the usual fast fashion fare: printed peasant blouses ($14.95), denim overshirts ($9.95), and studded ankle strap sandals ($34.95), and while you’re at it, pick up a few basics from their...