2011 May 18
Miista Naia blonde open-weave bootie
WHAT: Miista Naia blonde open-weave bootie
WHY: If your favorite chunky oxford kicks went on a sun-splashed vacay, this is what they'd look like. The Naia open-weave bootie is a breezy blend of creamy leather and cotton laces intricately crisscrossed atop a stacked goat leather heel. It's light, it's bright and it'll put a beachy spring into your strut. But the Miista open-weave bootie won't play seasonal favorites either: pair with opaque dark tights come fall-- or on chilly summer evenings--to really make the woven detailing pop.
AVAILABLE: $198, OakNYC.com
2011 May 17
WHAT: A.L.C. Luca Skirt
WHY: We've fallen in love with Andrea Lieberman's ultra-exquisite maxi, plucked off the runway and in full bloom for Spring. The petal-inspired silk print is on point for the season, satisfying our budding hunger for all things floral. Pair with a simple tank and cutout wedges. Parfait!
AVAILABLE: $693, LesNouvelles.com
2011 May 16
Tretorn Skerry Rubber Boots
WHAT: Tretorn Skerry Rubber Boots
WHY: Don't let Spring's fickle weather rain on your parade. Turn to Tretorn for smart, trans-seasonal stalwarts. The Swedish footwear brand has been outfitting sailors and outdoor types since the 1800s, and their no-nonsense staples are a must for city gals on the go. Pick up your 100% waterproof rubber galoshes in a multitude of hues from tangerine to classic navy.
AVAILABLE: $60, Tretorn.com
2011 May 13
Thomas IV Joanie Bucket Bag
WHAT: Thomas IV Joanie Bucket Bag
WHY: If Mary Poppins ditched the petticoats, threw on some chic RTW and hit the town, she'd surely be toting her umbrella and everything but the kitchen sink in the Joanie bucket bag by Thomas IV. This roomy, cylindrical tote is designed by local fash industry multitasker Lia Cinquegrano. The associate designer at Nanette Lepore is a costume designer on the side, and recently found time - somehow! - to launch Thomas IV (pronounced "Thomas the fourth") in February. An amalgam of black and charcoal leather and cotton paneling is accented with flashes of colorful corte patterned pockets, and a long buckled strap lets you adjust your Joanie to hang snugly at your side or swing freely when you've got a lighter load. It's a wee bit of bohemia grounded in a healthy dose of dark, multitextured hues, and it's definitely on our lust list.
AVAILABLE: $495, Barneys.com