2011 August 25
Zimmermann Hawaiian plunge-front swimsuit
WHAT: Zimmermann Hawaiian plunge-front swimsuit
WHY: Now that we're adequately bronzed from 3 months of minimal sunning and liberal self-tanner application, it's time to bare all in this sexy plunging one-piece from Zimmermann. A slit down to the belly button and a deep scoop in the back show off more than our teeniest bikinis, though a waist cinching drawstring keeps everything secure. We must admit though, the suit is so chic we'll probably be doing more lounging than plunging.
AVAILABLE: $255, Net-a-Porter.com
2011 August 24
Cambridge Satchel Company
WHAT: The Flouro from The Cambridge Satchel Company
WHY: Every Target and Duane Reade in the city is stocking their shelves with back to school finds and the (slightly) cooler weather is a reminder that fall is around the corner. A staple in every schoolgirl's wardrobe? A chic carry-all, backpack, or if she's British, a satchel. Cue our latest obsession from the UK (they've got that preppy Oxford thing down to a T). Not only is the color selection inspired by highlighters, but the varying sizes make it easy to choose whether you want to carry your iPad and laptop, or only the essentials. Just when you thought this couldn't get anymore old-school? The company can emboss your initials on the front. A+ for you, ma cherie!
AVAILABLE: $160, www.CambridgeSatchel.co.uk
2011 August 23
Louis Vuitton Zipped Tote
WHAT: Louis Vuitton Zipped Tote
WHY: Seeing triple Vuitton? You're not the only one. Louis Vuitton has given its monogram stalwart a punchy makeover for Fall with a mash-up of luxe canvas and leathers in bordeaux and marine or black and midnight (shown here). Plus! The color-block tote's interior boasts an iPad pocket that's too practical to pass up. Sling it over your shoulder and make a déclaration de mode, darlings.
AVAILABLE: $3,800, LouisVuitton.com
2011 August 22
Loeffler Randall X Suno Estrella Platform Wedge
WHAT: Loeffler Randall X Suno Estrella Platform Wedge
WHY: Loeffler Randall et Suno have the platform today, and their newest line of limited-edition chaussures is doing all the talking. VIP clientele have already placed orders on the fall offering from the midnight velvet stilettoes to the shearling booties. But nothing has garnered more attention with editrixes than the towering Estrella. This notable power player speaks volumes in an all-star line-up with a two-tone chocolate and black wedge and speckled Dijon topper. Let the games begin!
AVAILABLE: $595, www.LoefflerRandall.com