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July 28 2014

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3 posts tagged "Accessories"

Resort ’15: Our Top 20 Accessories

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071014_Now_Trending_Resort_Accessories_blogAnyone who’s been through the Resort ringer or brushing up on our trend reports recognizes the season’s commercial significance. Pre-Spring is time to shine when it comes to sales, and we witnessed savvy brands amping up their accessories offerings this year—because at the end of the day, most customers would still rather invest in a timeless bag or a terrific pair of shoes than blow their budget on a fancy cocktail dress they’ll only break out occasionally. This summer, the editors here at Style.com have all but sworn off our heels in favor of still-trendy sneakers or casual flats, and so we got a kick out of the down-to-earth gladiators (much easier than the towering styles made popular two years ago) from the likes of Miu Miu, Valentino, and Sacai Luck. Similarly, the latest lineups from Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim both featured knee-high, lace-up desert boots ideal for stomping on city sidewalks. Elsewhere, Nicolas Ghesquière earned extra credit for his Cruise extras spotted on the Louis Vuitton runway in Monaco. Highlights here included the monogrammed Petite Malle bag, which was updated with a chain-link handle. Among this season’s other fresh accessories propositions were Reed Krakoff’s new RK40 satchel, which was a bona fide hit at his recent presentation; Stella McCartney’s bejeweled wooden clutches; and Gucci’s killer go-go boots. Of course, we couldn’t resist the novelty factor of Giles’ playful stegosaurus purse and Jeremy Scott’s “This Is Not a Moschino T-Shirt” moment.

Click here for a slideshow of twenty of our favorite Resort ’15 accessories.

Alejandro Ingelmo Heads Online

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These shoes—towering heels notwithstanding—were made for walking. So when Alejandro Ingelmo, the New York-based footwear designer (and CFDA Swarovski Award nominee for accessories) set out to make a short film about his work, he didn’t want get bogged down in plotting or character development. He just showed his wares doing what his wares do best: strutting on the pavement.

The video, premiering here on Style.com, will soon go live on Ingelmo’s relaunched Web site. That’s not the site’s only draw. With it, Ingelmo is launching e-commerce, offering his most celebrated styles, including his heels to those who can’t hoof it to his Wooster Street store. “E-commerce was something I wanted to do for a long time, but I felt it needed to be interactive and personal,” Ingelmo told Style.com. “The timing is right now as we have seen an increase amount of demand in places where we do not have distribution.” Keep reading for the exclusive video.

Photo: Courtesy of Alejandro Ingelmo

nailing the look

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Bijules is as described by designer Jules Kim as both defiant and identifying, but we’ll throw in clever and fun, too. Take these gold nail rings. Part of Kim’s Serpensive collection, the snake-shaped accessories are fully customizable (you pick the color of your gold and the pavé setting stones). Then feel free to call attention to your new baubles. We suggest squinting your eyes, adopting a pensive look, and bringing your hand up to your chin—all the better to bling you with. For more information, see www.bijulesnyc.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Bijules