2011 March 18
Surface to Air Lace-Up Suede Wedge
WHAT: Surface to Air Lace-Up Suede Wedge
WHY: Transition into spring effortlessly with Dorothée Loermann's good-girl-gone-bad dark grey wedge for Surface to Air. The edgy fash label calls rue Vieille du Temple in Paris home where inspiration is gathered from France's naughty belles de la nuit. This scandaleux leather-suede wedge boasts a towering 3.5 inch heel and tie-front feature for the fashionette who's looking for a little kick in their catwalk.
AVAILABLE: $439, LaGarconne.com
2011 March 17
Carven Drape Detail Dress
WHAT: Carven Drape Detail Dress
WHY: The resurrection of French fashion label Carven, due to creative wonder Guillaume Henry, is catching on with tapis rouge starlets and street chicsters alike. Even Anna Sui sang Henry's praises at last Thursday's Target GO International Designer Collective fête. (She's dying to see a Carven for Target collab.) Who wouldn't? This body-con apricot jersey design is the ideal party dress to show off during spring flings with a petite leather jacket or classic trench. Welcome back, Carven.
AVAILABLE: $485, MyTheresa.com
2011 March 16
Pretty & Prep Package at Miraval Resort
WHAT: Pretty & Prep Package at Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona
WHY: Sometimes the planning stresses of a vacay's minutiae overshadow the anticipation factor, and the relaxation only kicks in when it's time to pack up and head home. Say hello to Miraval Resort's "Pretty & Prep" Package, an all-inclusive long weekend jaunt that's glam, rejuvenating and doesn't involve any planning until you set foot on the resort's luxe desert digs. Besides unwinding amid the glorious vistas of the Tucson desert and all gourmet nibbles included, the smorgasbord of activities stretches from unlimited yoga and fitness classes, cooking demos and outdoor challenge courses - plus a gratis spa mani-pedi to polish it all off. If you'd like some self-discovery alongside the sumptuous spa offerings, try a "Clue-In" session as part of the on-site Andrew Weil, M.D. Integrative Wellness Program. Never before has 72 hours been so enticingly satisfying yet so easy to make a reality, mon cherie!
AVAILABLE: $1,575 per person for a three night, all-inclusive stay, MiravalResorts.com
2011 March 15
rag & bone for Intermix Midrise Denim Leggings
WHAT: rag & bone for Intermix Midrise Denim Leggings
WHY: After next month's proverbial showers and May's flowers, bare springtime gams hit the pavement and beachy sundresses follow shortly after that. But cool, breezy evenings call for these pitch-perfect cobalt denim leggings cooked up by the cool kids at rag & bone in an exclusive collab with Intermix. Tuck a gauzy boho ikat print top into the comfy and chic midrisers, throw on a floppy chapeau, and voila! You've got fall's sublimely '70s look pervading runways from New York to Milan down pat a few months early. Groovy, baby.
AVAILABLE: $185, IntermixOnline.com