Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rachel Pally Finds Perfect Summer Pitch

We just received our new stock of Rachel Pally dresses and we have to admit that we're feeling serious heat with her sophisticated yet easy styling. An L.A. native, Rachel Pally perfects casual chic in her own covetable way by focusing solely on breathable modal/spandex blends and using color, print and more color to convey her idea of accessible fashion. If channeling West Coast sun and surf is as easy as slipping on one of her comfortable maxi dresses, then we want to be transported every day. And even better, all of her styles are washable in gentle and cool water and easy to pack. So get out the Gladiators and get to the nearest palm-tree-lined sandy outpost. Straw fedora and shades a must!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Keys to Easy Summer Style

Zillions of women have issues with summer dressing. Whether you're missing a tan, added a few extra pounds, or complain about the wrong muscle tone, we understand. But we can keep cool and still dress cleverly this summer.

1. Pesky Pounds
If you want to camouflage those pesky pounds, you can still wear black and tell everyone you’re doing seasonless dressing. Black trousers might seem dull, but not if you focus on slim, ankle-length or above-ankle shapes in lustrous fabrics such as silk. For example, 3.1 Phillip Lim’s karate harem pants. And then add color to your top half. Certain brights like yellow, orange, fuchsia tend to look grim on pale skin, but red, emerald and cobalt look dramatic. Try Ports 1961 red boat neck top.

2. A Lighter Shade of Pale
Take the color white. This is the shade of the season every spring/summer, but it can make pale skin look washed-out. If you want pale, go for putties, greys and palest nude pinks – this summer’s most fashionable color – and layer them to subtle, charming effect. Some of the best examples are Kain's wearable and layerable tees and tanks.

3. Arms
If exposed arms are your issue, invest in thin cardigans for layering. Brochu Walker's grey linen blend button-up cardi allows you to control the amount of arm exposure you want.

4. Fluidity vs Tailoring
If you need tailoring to pull you together, this is your moment: the hip-length tailored waistcoat pioneered at YSL is now on the rage or add a classic, of-the-moment trench coat done in the most luscious and fluid of silks. We love 3.1 Phillip Lim's knit double breasted blazer version. It's like wearing a T-shirt, but so much better!

Happy Summer Styling!

Monday, May 18, 2009


We're constantly amazed by how the Internet has brought our community from near and far right to our doorstep. Thank you to myfashionlife.com (http://tinyurl.com/o2kdgt) and if-i-owned-a-boutique.blogspot.com (http://tinyurl.com/qacvpw) for showing us a little love from their respective hoods. Check out their great blogs!

Monday, May 4, 2009

We Didn't Meet at the Met

It happens every year and it gives us almost the same anticipation as the seasonal runway shows. The unofficial fashion show as far as we're concerned and it happens in NY every spring at the Costume Met Benefit Gala. Tonight, models, celebrities, designers, and industry icons convene dressed in their most forward fashion best. This year was no exception. Rihanna performed, Bono gave a speech and Kanye made another fashion appearance.

We aspire to look as dazzling as Kate Moss, as fierce as Stella McCartney in all lace, as glamorous and relevant as Shalom Harlow (completely covered and confident), as long and sophisticated as Ashley Olsen, as coquette as Diane Kruger, and as strong as Jessica Biel. We love all the independent ladies!

Photos courtesy of WWD.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Summer in the City! New 3.1 Phillip Lim

We've been waiting for it ... Winter thaw ... Fresh buds, fresh air and fresh inspirations to get yourself outfitted for spring/summer. You'll love the new 3.1 Phillip Lim we just got in … The best harem pants, the best nude dress, the best summer maxi!

Call us 614.291.3600. It's not yet online.