2010 August 9
WHAT: Isabella Oliver 365 The Cape
WHY: In an unusual switch, maternity designer Isabella Oliver has expanded her collection to include ready-to-wear for those who aren't expecting. No elastic-waist jeans or belly-hiding empire waists here, just easy, chic, everyday pieces like a perfect oversized oxford shirt and collarless leather jacket. The standout? This gorgeous wool and cashmere double-breasted cape. Can fall come sooner, please?
2010 August 6
WHAT: Miriam Haskell necklace
WHY: Miriam Haskell's gorgeous wares are always sublime, but there's something faintly industrial about this necklace---which makes us love it all the more. Chunky hematite-plated metal is sweetened up (just a touch!) with glass pearls and Swarovski crystals, but the final effect is still tough enough to add some much-needed edge to any basic LBD.
AVAILABLE: Select Nordstrom stores
2010 August 5
WHAT: Lanvin Happy bag
WHY: While the name of this bag is adorable, we'd argue it's also totally unnecessary: obviously a Lanvin creation will make you happy! Ever since the brand's New York shop opened (and don't worry, Angelenos: yours is coming soon, we promise!), there's almost nothing cheerier than the thought of our dear Alber---and with this patent leather, ribbon-trimmed shoulder bag, the joy never ends.
AVAILABLE: Lanvin, NYC; Barneys New York, www.bergdorfgoodman.com
2010 August 4
WHAT: Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up Sicilian Lace Bronzer
WHY: The sun may be shining, but your skin is still fair (you've been good with that SPF, darlings!). What's a girl to do when she needs a little glow? Dolce & Gabbana, purveyors of all things sexy---and a fabulous makeup line---are launching a limited-edition bronzer just in time to touch up your end-of-summer tans. And since it's the little details we love the most, check out the lace detail imprinted on the powder. Who doesn't like to match their ensembles with their macquillage?
AVAILABLE: www.saks.com, mid-August