2010 October 7
WHAT: Soigne K wooden bangles
WHY: These wooden bangles studded with semi-precious stones are just some of the treasures to be found at Soigne K, the new Madison Avenue boutique featuring a lineup of Indian designers (some you know, like Manish Arora and Falguni & Shane, while other designers like Ashish Soni, Pria Kataria, and Prashant Verma are prime for discovering). But it's not just curating that owner Soigné Kothari does all day: she also designs a line of jewelry for the shop. When it comes to these bangles, the more the merrier, non? An added incentive to spend? For every purchase over $500, the store will donate one school uniform to an underprivileged child in the rural region of Banaskantha, India.
PRICE: $165 - 245 each
AVAILABLE: Soigne K, 717 Madison Avenue, New York
2010 October 6
WHAT: Isharya Moon Bali pearl hoops
WHY: There's nothing more classic than pearls, but at times those strands can feel a bit...stuffy. (Gabrielle Chanel excepted, of course.) Enter Isharya's gorgeously detailed 18 karat gold filigree hoops with a graphic white enamel touch and delicate, dangling freshwater pearls. Boring? Pas du tout. Consider these your new classic.
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