2 posts tagged "K. Jacques"
The truth is, I’ll be home in New York this weekend, taking long walks in Central Park and having friends over for a barbecue. But a girl can dream. And where I’d really like to be spending my weekend (and, what the hell, next week) is Cannes.
What to pack for the French Riviera? Neon and zebra-print K. Jacques St. Tropez flat sandals ($315) to wear with an all-white outfit, or to pair with crazy printed cotton pants. And this Proenza Schouler boho dress ($1,650) is perfect to wear from the pool to cocktails. For evening, I’ll take my inspiration from Giovanna Battaglia, who was the star of the Cannes red carpet last year at the amfAR gala—I would go with vintage, in my case, this Chanel one-shoulder gown from 1986 ($2,298) with a couple of bows in the back and peplum on the waist. To finish the look, Irene Neuwirth‘s black and diamond earrings (price on request) would bring it all up to date, as would my customized Charlotte Olympia clutch ($745), embroidered with my name.
The Saint-Tropez spirit’s in the air of late—the lucky ones actually get to vacation there (think the hordes that descended for Chanel’s Resort collection); the rest dream of it (like Marc Jacobs, who had And God Created Woman‘s Brigitte Bardot in mind for his Fall ’10 Vuitton collection, and again, it seemed, for Resort). And now comes—no surprise where trends are concerned—Opening Ceremony with its own range of French sandals. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have convinced the classic Saint-Tropez cobblers at K. Jacques to do their first-ever collaboration, the fruits of which are now in store. Three women’s styles (a gladiator, a thong, and a crisscross model) and two men’s (a chunky-strap version and a fisherman’s sandal) come in a variety of colorways, from seashore blues to rainbow and python prints. They’re the shortest distance—not to mention cheapest fare—between you and la vie Tropézienne.
$245-305, available at www.openingceremony.us.