Filed under: Art
Filed under: The Fashion Statement
New York fashion week at Lincoln Center is a wrap and we've tallied up the results. In a word? '70s. Want more words? Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver.
Fashion weeks in London, Paris and Milan have yet to dictate the top ten trends of Spring of next year, but here's an early take.
SHORTS: Everyone, and we mean everyone, showed shorts in their spring collections. Whether short and roomy at Badgley Mischka or long and blouse-y at Thakoon or almost Capri-length at Ralph Lauren, shorts are going to be the get for spring.
STUDIO 54: There were so much '70s and early '80s references this week, I could hear Charlie commercials in my head. Halston, famed in that era, showed drape-y colorful maxi dresses and caftans that could have been lifted straight out of the archives. Marc Jacobs showed brightly colored pantsuits and full-length halter dresses.
PRINT MADNESS: Spring is traditionally all about florals. Jason Wu's breezy blouses had cut-out posies. DNKY had tiny flower prints on youthful dresses. Michael Angel went the painterly route with a collection of beautiful multi-colored frocks.
FEMININE VERSUS MASCULINE: Jill Stuart typified the feminine push/masculine pull with high-water tuxedos followed by flouncy, frilly dresses accessorized with masculine belts. The juxtaposition was stunning.
CANDY COLORS: Michael Kors trotted out fuchsia and green. Rebecca Taylor favored orange. Cynthia Rowley went for yellow. Candy colors ruled the day.
Filed under: Children
Fashion designers have been creating more and more inexpensive tie-ins lately but Cynthia Rowley's latest creations are meant to be used and tossed away. The designer has collaborated with Pampers on a line of designer diapers. Pampers by Cynthia Rowley will be available in 11 colorful styles - for boys and girls - beginning in mid July 2010 at Target stores and on Target.com.
The diaper collection will be available in pastel designs including madras, stripes and printed ruffles. "As a mom, I wanted other moms and dads to have more options in every part of their lives -- even diapers," said Rowley. "It's the first piece of clothing your baby will ever wear, and it should be special." Check out two more other designs after the jump.
Filed under: Apparel
This holiday season, times are (ugh) still tight, but the opulence and flashy glamour of the 20s and 30s speakeasy culture are in. The way to follow the trend without breaking the bank is to focus on your accessories: make them as eye-catching as you dare. Textures, dark jewel tones, and all things that sparkle are your friends, and we just love these Cynthia Rowley tights.
Also, as with other accessories, you can get them for a far more frugal price than, say, a Cynthia Rowley dress. The tights range from just $15 for Antique Dot Tights to $250 for the breathtaking Embellished Tights shown. It's a smart way to buy into a designer who might otherwise be out of your budget.
Now, go spend your money on presents!
Filed under: Handbags
This 12"W x 14"H x 7.5"D bag has a decidedly Southwestern feel, with its angled stitching and the straps evoking images of a horse's bridle. We can envision this working well with an unabashedly hippie-western look, complete with turquoise jewelry and lots of fringe. The color is a lovely, warm brown. Match it to your cowboy hat and God bless.
The Cynthia Rowley Jodie Tote is available from Bloomingdales for $395.
Filed under: Handbags
I confess that most of Cynthia Rowley's bags don't do much for me - but this one I like. Softer and more elegant than most of her collection, this metallic clutch features three muted leathers stitched together in a simple pattern. The snap closure has a pretty gold-tone catch that matches the chain link strap. Inside, the bag is lined and features plenty of pockets: zip, slip and cell. Measuring 16½"L x 7½"H, the bag sells for $345.
Filed under: Handbags
This bag is better than stuffing a puppy into your purse, if you are among those who enjoy carrying around small furry things. Cynthia Rowley's Crossbody Fur Bag has a large flap closure covered with fluffy coyote fur on a soft leather bag in either chestnut brown or black. Lightweight and fully-lined, the bag is easy to carry and sure to attract attention - just hopefully not of any kids with stick fingers who might want to touch the fur! The shoulder strap is wide, comfortable and adjustable, so you can make sure that the bag sits right where you want it to. Price: $675.