Modern femininity requires a finely tuned mix of sophistication, sex appeal, and a little bit of edge. Present-day incarnations of Brigitte Bardot come to mind, like Kate Moss and Julia Restoin Roitfeld. This week’s picks channel these three elements – all you need to pair with them is a noir-heavy wardrobe and a touch of leopard. (And great genes don’t hurt either.)


1. CÉLINE Mini Luggage Tote. Tap into your feline side with this leopard-print tote.
2. Rivka Friedman 14k Earrings. Dramatic earrings are an easy way to glamorize your look.
3. Trina Turk Leather Skirt. Add a bit of edge with leather statement pieces, like this perfectly fitted pencil skirt.
4. Casadei Pump. Swap out classic pumps for this high-impact pair with cutouts and gold heels.
5. L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream. Keep your hands feeling soft with this shea butter cream. The travel size is perfect for your purse or desk drawer.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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September 2, 2014

Dresses galore. They’re fail-safe for the hot season. But those go-tos you’ve been rotating through? Shelve them for the month. Here, in bright stripes and striking chevron, are three head-turning styles to try.


Channel your inner Jackie O with a mid-thigh shift in candy-colored hues. The short sleeves deem this number office-appropriate while shading your shoulders on your lunch break. Accessorize with round sunglasses and a head scarf.

Fact: It is possible to be cozy in the summertime. Case in point – soft, lightweight knit fabrics. As easily thrown over a swimsuit as it is dressed up for dinner, just layer this gem with a statement necklace and add your shoes of choice.

To your mother’s disappointment, these are not a dead trend. Made for amping up cleavage, this style can be worn tastefully. Try a maxi to balance out skin exposure, and wear it on weekends (even with a blazer, it verges on inappropriate-for-work) with a big sun hat.

Our Trina Turk Boutique opens Thursday, July 25, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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