The Ugly Shoe is Bac...

Remember those Prada platform sandals from the spring 2013 collection that Elle Fanning wore to a Twilight Saga premier last year? Well, it looks like ugly sandals are making a comeback this season. Many designers of Spring/Summer 2014 collections sent their models down the runway in...

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,...

Flash Fashion By 19t...

Boston Fashion Week is upon us, with designers, stores and performers clamoring to get in on the growing fashion scene in Beantown.  The single biggest event of Boston Fashion Week, however, isn’t even officially recognized by BFW — that’s right, 19th Amendment’s...

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,...

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...

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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...

A Word on 3.1 Philip...

Photo courtesy of 3.1 Philip Lim On a recent trip to New York, I found myself in SoHo, strolling down Mercer street’s cobblestoned way. Largely unmoved by the sunglasses on display at Solstice, I walked on, north of Spring street to the 3.1 Philip Lim boutique, looking not to shop (I...

Look of the week

Image courtesy of Plaza Magazine The look of summer: equal parts sporty and quirky (visor much?) with an Instagram worthy backdrop to...