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February 16, 2007

Oh lord won't you buy me a Benz

my friends all have marc's I must make amends...

One of the brighter spots from a dark fashion week had to be Chris Benz, who worked for two years at J Crew after graduating from Parsons. His first solo collection is very Americana sportswear with the refinement of the upper eastside and the demeanor of a downtown style scofflaw.

Most of all, I love the color palate. It looks like he's deconstructed my parent's Ethan Allen living room set from the 70s and made it into a full ready to wear collection.

Based on maddening electric pea green/yellow and a muted cornflower that I like to call, armchair blue, Benz pulls off a difficult crop of colors in an extraordinary way. There's also punchy pieces of reds and rusts and metallics.
His adorable website has become my happy place. It's almost as if he defined my style without, um like totally, even knowing me. I wonder if he does psychotherapy as well.

Posted by Kirsten Fleming on 05:24 PM | Comments (0)

February 15, 2007

You know she's no good

While music and fashion hipsters continue to worship Lily Allen, I'm hoping for another British invasion: Amy Winehouse.

At 23, she has the voice of a blues singer who spent decades marinating her vocal chords in bourbon and tobacco. Not by accident, I'm sure. Dubbed "Amy Wino" by the Brit press, she's like the male version of Pete Doherty. The catchiest song on her new album (not available on iTunes, sadly) is "Rehab," which is about her refusal to go into treatment on orders of her old record label. "I just, ooo, need a friend/I'm not going to spend 10 weeks/have everyone think I'm on the mend." The whole album -- "Back to Black" -- is chock full of this cheeky, catchy soul. It's brilliant.

As for her style, well, someone's been taking makeup tips from Lily Munster. And her clothes -- I imagine this is what meth dealers in the UK wear. But I much prefer her ratty black bouffant and arms full of Forty Deuce tattoos to Allen's babydoll innocence. Winehouse oozes the kind of self-destructive sexuality that makes it worth waking up without your wallet.

She's flying high today (perhaps in more ways than one) over winning best female artist at the Brit Awards yesterday (and check out the yellow dress she wore!). I just hope she makes it to the U.S. more before they try to make her go to rehab again.

Posted by Stephen Lynch on 08:33 AM | Comments (0)

February 14, 2007

Yet another sign strike against capitalism

Joe Francis, the president of his fraternity's AV club, Girls Gone Wild, is launching a clothing line under the same name. That is, if Cancun and San Padre Island aren't washed away in a category 5 hurricane sent down by the Lord.

The hoodies, separates and logo gear look a lot like Juicy from 7 years ago and should be popular with all of the girls who star on MTV's Super Sweet Sixteen.

Posted by Kirsten Fleming on 06:06 PM | Comments (1)

February 13, 2007

A Modest Proposal

Everyone is on to Britney about putting on some knickers. But the real issue is that she seems to be buying clothing for herself circa 2002 and looking like she's stuffing 10 lbs of sugar in a 5 lb bag in the process.

A stylish solution has come via a fellow night crawling menace, Kai Kuhne.

As part of Kuhne's collection for his label, Myself, he showed this gorgeous (hybrid parka/dress?) last week.
Its boxy silhouette allows her to hide her burgeoning tummy due the fact she's been brushing her teeth with snickers and cheetos. It's hooded, so she can shield her face from photogs upon her well-leathered exits from Tejune. Lastly, it seems to be made of some nylon water proof material, so her vomit will run right off and not stain/ruin the crisp veneer.

But then again, it's a few standard deviations away from her deviant style choices. I'll keep it for myself.

Posted by Kirsten Fleming on 03:50 PM | Comments (0)

February 12, 2007

Sample Sales!

By Christina Tam

1073 Third Ave., between 63rd and 64th streets; (212) 593-9898
Sale: Feb. 13-28. Mon.-Thu., 10:45 a.m.-7:45 p.m./Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m./Sat., 10:45 a.m.-7:30 p.m./Sun., 12:30 to 7 p.m.
Marc by Marc Jacobs suede round toe flats, $103.25 (reg. $295), Jimmy Choo Pier patent boots, $330.75 (reg. $945), Yves Saint Laurent burgundy platform patent boots with gold details, $348.25 (reg. $995), Marni patent and suede platform sandal with front embroidery, $276.50 (reg. $790).

Continue reading "Sample Sales!"

Posted by Christina Tam on 11:32 AM

February 08, 2007

You, Robot

Today in the Haute List: The hoodies you have to snap up from kidrobot, including this $165 Dunny Purple, which are feature in Barneys windows this week; what NARS sees as this fall's makeup trends; new luggage from Victoria's Secret and an irreverent clothing collection from UK designer Buttons Up.

Plus, reviews and pictures of all the major shows at Fashion Week.

Posted by Stephen Lynch on 08:29 AM | Comments (0)

February 05, 2007

Liveblog / Rain Phoenix at Edun

Posted by Danica Lo on 12:02 AM | Comments (0)

February 04, 2007

Liveblog / Zooey Deschanel at Edun

Posted by Danica Lo on 11:48 PM | Comments (0)

February 03, 2007

Liveblog / Alice Roi show

Fantastic show by hometown sweetheart Alice Roi.

Posted by Danica Lo on 06:11 PM | Comments (0)

February 02, 2007

Robert Verdi Plus One

How about a guessing game to pass time while waiting an hour for the Baby Phat fashion show to start on Friday night?

What's in celebrity stylist Robert Verdi's gazillion-dollar reflective gold Louis Vuitton luggage, sorry, man-bag -- to be sure, it's hands-down the most covetable bag of the season.

Post your guesses here. No cash prize for accuracy, but the wittiest answers earn r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

Posted by Danica Lo on 10:31 PM | Comments (2)

Liveblog / Video from Baby Phat

Posted by Danica Lo on 10:30 PM | Comments (0)

Read: "Lingerie: A Little Off the Top"
Read "Basic Instincts"
Read "Ski Patrol"
Read "Type Righter"
Read "Knitwits"
Read "Carpetbaggers"
Read "The Perfect Contrast"
Read "Hats All, Folks"
Read "Small Changes Ahead"
Read "Red Hot Holiday"
Read "Sample Minded"
Read "Diamonds Without Guilt"

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