Being an accessories editor makes me drawn to accouterments that are less practical and more unique: fur sandals, neon bags, ear cuffs, over-the-knee boots, studded pumps, you name it. I put these pieces in my stories, and I have them in my wardrobe. I saw this transparent Saint Laurent bag with a friend of mine and I’ve been dreaming of it ever since. I love it so much and I’m certain that I need it in my life. To justify my purchase, I’ve convinced myself that it will go with all of my spring outfits.
Saint Laurent Transparent Mini Betty Bag, $1,090, Buy it now
If there is one coat no one should miss for Fall ’14, it’s the big shearling number. Think Prada’s yummy colored furs, Sacai’s eccentric fuzzy coats, Altuzarra’s oversize jackets, and so on. Even in accessories we saw shearling details. Chloé’s cream fuzzy bootie was a total hit on social media. You either wait until August when all these amazing pieces arrive in stores, or you get your hands on the fuzz now—we still have some cold days ahead, right? This Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière aviator jacket (circa 2004) is a rare find, and it’s available now on Resee.fr, a French e-tailer that has incredible fashion finds. The bad news? There’s only one piece.
Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière aviator leather jacket, $2,400. Buy it now
For the next five days, The Outnet is running a master sale in which some pieces are up to 85 percent off. What better excuse to indulge? I’m currently lusting over Balmain’s cashmere and cotton fuchsia top (remember, fuchsia is the color for Fall ’14); Victoria Beckham’s denim pants in a dark wash (at $57, how can I resist?); Christopher Kane’s modern LBD; Pierre Hardy’s two-tone sandals; and Roksanda Ilincic’s color-blocked dress. These items will definitely get my wardrobe ready for spring.
Balmain fuchsia top, $251; Victoria Beckham denim pants, $57; Christopher Kane wool crepe dress, $379; Pierre Hardy sandals, $168; and Roksanda Ilincic dress, $341. All available at TheOutnet.com.
While we were busy functioning in two different time zones and losing track of hours, days, and weeks during the marathon that is fashion month, a game-changing store opening fell off the industry’s radar. In a move that we did not see coming, it seems our beloved Céline has gone the way of the outlet, opening up shop at upstate New York’s Woodbury Commons. A rep for the outdoor shopping center affirmed that doors opened in late January, right before NYFW. Buzz on the photo—though we can’t confirm—states that ready-to-wear and accessories are 50 percent and 30 percent off, respectively. To say we’re eager to investigate would be an understatement. Field trip, anyone?
Come Fall ’14, I’ll be going back to the sixties with Saint Laurent, Gucci, and Miu Miu. The glittery Mary Janes from Saint Laurent will bring sparkle to my autumn wardrobe, but until then, I’ll be stepping into the trend with this beyond adorable Roger Vivier style. I’m a huge fan of the classic buckle—in fact, I consider the buckle shoes I currently have in my wardrobe to be my lucky footwear. I won’t be parting with them, but it’s definitely time for a refresh. Roger Vivier’s Mary Jane version will be my go-to option when wearing skirts and minidresses this spring.
Roger Vivier leather kitten heel with ankle strap and metal/lacquer buckle at toe, $975. Available at Roger Vivier, New York, (212) 861-5371.