Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

Getting around in extreme weather can certainly be a battle, especially when you’re trying to look chic while pounding the pavement. Take a cue from the fall runways and look for of-the-moment utilitarian details (think exposed zippers and oversized pockets) to elevate the pieces you’ll wear all season.

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  1. Movado “Sportivo” Watch. A sporty watch flawlessly complements your urban uniform.
  2. Rebecca Taylor Tweed Long Coat. This classic black-and-white tweed coat boasts deep front pockets that are big enough to warm cold hands and hold an extra pair of gloves.
  3. Design History Ribbed Fisherman Sweater. I want to live in warm, chunky knits all season. Comfy and cozy? Yes, please.
  4. Tom Ford “Alix” Leather Tote. Padlock your valuables to protect them from the perfect storm in the front pocket of this richly hued bag.
  5. Jimmy Choo “Youth” Waxed Suede Boot. Walk the walk in boots that already look like they’ve trudged through the snow. Tough hardware gives this pair an edge.

 

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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October 27, 2014

FLOTUS to Host a Fashion Party – Who’s Invited?

It’s no secret that Michelle Obama has some stylish friends in her address book. And now, the First Lady is summoning her favorite American designers and industry bigwigs for a “Celebration of Design” event.

Last week, invitations were sent out for the October 8 reception. But the real question is: Who is on the guest list? So far, Maria Cornejo and executives from Jimmy Choo and Talbots are to be expected. As far as others, I have some guesses. Maybe Carolina Herrera? Jason Wu? And of course, the ever-attainable J.Crew.

Yes, her husband received some flack for that tan suit a few weeks ago. Perhaps he can run that controversial outfit by a house full of fashion experts next month.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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September 17, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
Tweed blazers, suede satchels, and classic denim are the modern schoolgirl’s essentials. Take note of the collegiate touches spotted on the fall runways (like that of Marissa Webb) and rule the office hallways with these tailored wardrobe updates.

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1. Hermès Watch. You won’t miss a beat with this pre-loved investment piece.
2. NARS Casablanca Satin Lipstick. Pick up this peachy hue for an understated pop of color.
3. Enzo Angiolini Leather Pump. Finish your outfit with black pumps – the extended heel gives this pair a modern twist.
4. Pippa Blazer. Team this blazer with a slouchy tank and dark denim for an effortless and polished look.
5. Jimmy Choo Satchel. Fashion or function? No need to sacrifice one for the other. This taupe number does it all.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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August 11, 2014

Charitable Fashion: Jimmy Choo Designs Shoes to Benefit Fukushima

Thousands of people still remain displaced after the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. So, following his recent visit to the country, Jimmy Choo decided to take action.

The shoe designer announced last Friday that he has created six pairs of shoes made from local Fukushima materials, like Aizu cotton and Kawamata silk, and by using artisanal techniques native to the region. Each one-of-a-kind design is meant to shine a spotlight on the stunning craftsmanship of the area, and the proceeds will be donated to local organizations that help those affected by the tragedy.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 22, 2014

If All Else Fails, Make the Heel Higher: A History of Stilettos

Believe it or not, sky-high heels weren’t always in style. But, rest assured, they are today (like you needed me to tell you). Read on to see just how the stiletto gained popularity in the fashion world at the height of the 20th century.

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January 14, 2014

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

Let’s get some shoes. (Remember that viral video? Never gets old.)

1. Christian Louboutins make us see red. Red soles, that is.

2. Sparkles. Bows. Chunky heels. Bring on the Miu Mius.

3. You can always count on Charlotte Olympia designs to look like they came straight out of a fairy tale.

4. Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite shoes? Manolo Blahniks.

5. What would we do without (Jimmy) Choo

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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January 7, 2014

Get Your Hands on Victoria Beckham’s Wardrobe

First Heidi Klum and now Victoria and David Beckham – these celebs are donating their clothes for a cause. In Victoria and David’s case, it’s to aid typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines. While Heidi picked out a few choice items, the Beckhams are basically cleaning house. They’ve picked out a truckload of their previously worn clothes and shoes and shipped it all off to a London charity shop.

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Image via Victoria Beckham’s Twitter.

InStyle UK is reporting that the donation includes hundreds of Victoria’s shoes (look out for some gently worn Jimmy Choos and Manolo Blahniks) in addition to pieces by Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. Plus, there are a bunch of David’s baseball caps – if you’re into that sort of thing.

The items went on sale today, but don’t expect the charity shop to ship – if you’re not in the UK, you’re a bit out of luck when it comes to snagging the goods. (Anyone else kind of want to hop a plane to Heathrow ASAP?)

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 22, 2013