Thursday, March 4, 2010

Spring Fashion: A to Z Part II


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Flat oxfords


Steve Madden flat oxfords, Zappos $69.90

It took me a while to warm to these – a little too Fred Astaire, a little too overdone. But there is something so striking about a flat oxford with skinny jeans or a flowy dress and tights and they’re on the feet of the well-heeled everywhere.


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Gypset chic

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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2010,; Gypset Style by Julia Chaplin

Gypset is a relatively new concept, and it’s kind of like the haute hippie of college days. Jetset + gypsy = someone who travels often, is a wanderer, but loves the good things in life. Basically a rich freeloader. Taking a line from Julia Chaplin’s book: "The act of squatting, even on a yacht, is gypset.” Missoni and Marni exemplify Gypset.


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Hike! Game on!

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Alexander Wang Spring 2010, Sportmax Spring 2010

Sportif, my dears, is so in this season. Especially that of the All-American football game. Shoes were laced, shoulders were padded, sweatshirts were tied. Sporty Spice would have been so proud.



Prada slingbacks, $795 Barneys

Perforated anything goes – perhaps a fancy way of saying mesh, hmm? Stella did some insane perforated thigh-high boots last season, and the trend carries over into footwear and other leather goods.


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Ikat print


DVF ikat dress, $375, Gucci Spring 2010

Gucci busted out the ikat this year in reference to the whole jungle/tribal vibe, but with their cool Gucci twist. (Frieda could not be anything less). The classic summer print has grown up and is all sophisticated this go round for day and night.

Isabel Marant


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The Queen of French Chic is about to hit her stride in America – her store in Soho is almost ready!



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D&G Spring 2010, Alloy jean dress $39.90

Denim was everywhere – did you catch the Jessica Biel Vogue cover? So 70’s/80’s Ralph/Calvin All-American. I never thought I’d see denim vests back, yet here they are. And I’m ok with it. Just not with the full three piece suit, ok?



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Boy Band of Outsiders Spring 2010, Gap khaki dress $59.50

Speaking of everything middle school coming up cool again, khaki is back too. J.Crew and Gap have long championed khaki, but they’re riding out this Americana wave til the end. Make it cool, make it current by adding some interesting accessories.

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