2010 October 5
WHAT: PF Flyers Bleu Rambler lo-top
WHY: Because shoes that make you run faster and jump higher are fine with us in any iteration, but particularly a limited-edition run in collaboration with Parisian apparel brand Bleu De Paname. Only 500 pairs of these 1943-style moleskin and denim PF Flyers will be issued (along with another 500 pairs in a hi-top version) bowing at the chicest boutiques---think OC, Colette, and Dover Street Market. You've been sporting those stilettos around shows for four weeks now---don't you think it's time you gave those pieds the break they deserve?
AVAILABLE: Opening Ceremony and www.shoppfflyers.com, November
2010 October 4
WHAT: Sphatika Pearl Night Serum
WHY: We're on a mission to save your skin, from red-eye flights, severe stress, and champers-fueled nights. Do us a favor, loves, and get some rest tonight---but not before slathering on a little of this 100% pure natural finishing serum, created just for your evening routine. Pearl essence, plant extracts, and the glamorously-named Elixir of Quartz Crystal will soothe the nightmares of dry skin, wrinkles, and late-running fashion shows right away. Well, at least the first two.
AVAILABLE: sphatika.com; Clyde Chemist & SWING NYC
2010 October 1
WHAT: SK-II Skin Signature Melting Rich Cream
WHY: Because we love science. Yep, you read that right. And while we may not understand exactly how this cream starts as a solid and melts into our skin, it's still positively riveting. The cream's concentrated ingredients are released into the skin's surface for up to 12 hours of hydration---we'd say that should last you from coffee pre-Haider Ackermann on tomorrow to well past Loewe...
AVAILABLE: www.sk-ii.com and select Saks Fifth Avenue locations
2010 September 30
WHAT: Sequoia Jane shopping bag
WHY: When you think Pierre Hardy, you probably think of the over-the-top, vertiginous footwear he concocts for Balenciaga, or maybe his colorful creations for his eponymous line. But we'll let you in on a little secret: the shoe guru is also the creative director of Sequoia, where he creates perfectly luxurious pieces that are a little, well, quieter than those famous lego shoes (there's a time and a place for everything, after all). We're partial to this lovely Jane; the taupe shade and generous size make it completely practical, but in python and leather, it's got enough chic to satisfy even the most devout Hardy fan.