2010 July 15
WHAT: Nellie Partow Cyrus vest
WHY: It can be hard to start tackling your fall shopping list when the temperatures outside are still sweltering, but with pieces like this landing in stores now, who can wait? Parsons grad and Donna Karan alum Nellie Partow is launching her first full collection for Fall 2010, and this shearling vest has earned a spot on our must-have list. Topping a cozy sweater, jeans, boots...you never thought we'd be hoping for winter weather again, did you?
AVAILABLE: Max in Colorado, 303.321.4949
2010 July 14
WHAT: Noir stained glass bib necklace
WHY: You may recognize this gorgeous neckpiece from a little summer movie called Sex and The City 2 (Samantha sports it to Smith Jared's premiere), but today, it has an entirely new role. Noir designer Leeora Catalan has decided to auction off the one-of-a-kind necklace, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Maimonides Infants & Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, which helps support the emotional, social and developmental needs of children experiencing stress due to illness, hospitalization and medical treatment. The retail price of the treasure is $1,500, but the bidding starts at $250. Bonne chance, darlings! P.S. If you don't win, may we suggest one of these consolation prizes?
PRICE: Bidding starts at $250
2010 July 13
WHAT: Blue&Cream Lamptons sunglasses
WHY: Lounging in the Hamptons. We've all done it, but who knew it had its own name? (We can apparently thank Jay-Z for that.) Blue&Cream, which naturally operates an outpost in East Hampton in addition to the shop on the Bowery, has pinched the term for its private label line of sunglasses—created in collaboration with shade maven Linda Farrow—and the result is perfect for a weekend of...lamping.
2010 July 12
WHAT: Sang A Flash clutch in banana crocodile
WHY: It's hard to ignore a gorgeous exotic skin like crocodile, particularly in this beautiful buttery shade dubbed "banana" by designer Sang A Im-Propp. Luxury fashion junkies and math whizzes alike will fall for the Flash, this parellelogram-shaped clutch perfect for summer soirées and into fall---just think what a perfect complement it will make to your Céline camels come September...