April 21 2014

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Can Moda Operandi Fix Karlie’s Fashion Heartbreak?


“It changed the way that I started dressing,” reveals Karlie Kloss. The supermodel du jour is referring to a Steven Meisel photograph from the nineties, featuring supes of yore in decade-appropriate matching Chanel tweed miniskirts, jackets, and hats. For Kloss, it was the look that “got away.”

Debuting exclusively above, The One That Got Away is a video series produced by online luxury retailer Moda Operandi, in partnership with St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, detailing fashion heartbreak—that one runway or editorial outfit that you just had to have but could never locate—and how the site can mend your sartorial melancholy.

In addition to the beauty from St. Louis, Moda Operandi has tapped an impressive roster of industry tastemakers to lend their own testimonials, including Anna Dello Russo, Caroline Issa, and Poppy Delevingne (you can also shop the ladies’ latest fashion obsessions). Although, for these women, we’d imagine that the coveted and the wait-listed are never too far out of reach.

The Dorchester Prize Looks to London


A look from Emilia Wickstead's Fall '13 collectionThe royal baby isn’t the only big news out of London this week. This morning, in the Big Smoke, the Dorchester Collection announced the nominees for its 2013 Fashion Prize, all of whom happen to be London-based. Fyodor Golan, Barbara Casasola, Emilia Wickstead (left), and Huishan Zhang will now compete for the grand prize: a 25,000 pound bursary and mentorship, plus a two-night stay at one of the Collection’s über-luxe hotels. The big winner will be revealed on October 29, pending the results of a private catwalk presentation before a panel of judges, including stylist Caroline Issa and designer Daniella Helayel. The prestigious accolade was conceived to help designers in their professional infancy. To be eligible, brands must be between two and five years old. Previous recipients of the award include Thomas Tait and Anndra Neen.

Photo: Courtesy of Emilia Wickstead

Freezing for Fashion


NYFW’s frigid blizzard kerfuffle could have easily sent street-stylers into a tailspin. But the ever-savvy fashion set came up with some clever ways to keep out the cold—Hanne Gaby’s ski goggles, Cara Delevingne’s quirky wool Rasta cap, Caroline Issa’s spectacular Muzzy-esque fur coat, just to name a few. However, despite Nemo’s chilly wrath, some show-goers decided to freeze in the name of fashion. We’ve seen cropped tops, open-toe shoes, and, on one occasion, a bralette worn under a fur jacket as a shirt. The strangest bit about it is that the ladies don’t look the least bit hypothermic. We’re going to chalk it up to wishful warm-weather thinking.

Get the Look: Mix And Clash


Tank magazine’s fashion director, Caroline Issa, has always been on our list of chic industry girls. She has a clear, established personal style that doesn’t disappoint, so we weren’t surprised to see her looking incredibly fashion-forward at the shows last season. But it is worth mentioning that she always manages to mix what, for others, would be hard-to-wear separates, with ease. Here, she paired Burak Uyan fur boots with a bright, printed Mary Katrantzou T-shirt and body-hugging leather leggings. Recreate her look with pieces from Joseph, Rag & Bone, and more, below.

From top left:

1. Rag & Bone coat, $1,695, available at

2. Mary Katrantzou T-shirt, $438, available at

3. Joseph leather leggings, $1,350, available at

4. Burak Uyan fur ankle boots, $1,195, available at

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Footwear News


Just when we thought the sneaker trend was on its way out, another pair made it onto our radar. This time it’s the work of Tibi designer Amy Smilovic, who created a street-chic capsule collection for bloggers and It girls like Elin Kling, Miroslava Duma, Caroline Issa, Taylor Tomasi Hill, and Poppy Delevingne. Smilovic used iconic styles from Converse and Vans as her canvas and infused them with Tibi’s signature prints. Think black and white daisies, pastel florals, and bright optical patterns (pictured). But Kling, Duma, et al. are not the only ones who are lucky enough to rock these sneakers. Starting today, the collection will be available on, where you can personalize a pair complete with your own initials. At just $125 each, you may even want to buy two.

Photos: Courtesy of Tibi