August 21 2014

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5 posts tagged "Kenneth Jay Lane"

Stubbs & Wootton Fetes the Big 2-0


Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Charlotte Olympia's slippers for Stubbs & Wootton

While riding what appears to be a never-waning wave of popularity, Stubbs & Wootton has gained fans near and far—East, that is—becoming a mainstay at the BLITZ concept space at Hong Kong’s Lane Crawford. To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, the footwear brand, which is best known for its velvet slippers, enlisted a diverse range of collaborators to create personal styles. Former Japanese soccer star Hidetoshi Nakata designed his own version, as did Kenneth Jay Lane, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, and Olympia Le-Tan, among others.

Describing Stubbs as “timeless, classic, and chic at your feet,” new mom Roitfeld turned to her astrological sign—Scorpio—for her bespoke slipper, incorporating a golden scorpion and precious stitched heart. “[Scorpios] are tricky and stubborn, but we are extremely loyal and honest, and when we love, we love,” she says, noting that she hopes the designs will speak to fellow Scorpio women. Le-Tan—already a fan, with a few pairs in her closet—customized her designs with her insignia. She plans to wear her Stubbs kicks “at home, in my pajamas; with a sexy black dress and fishnet tights at night; and with jeans during the day.” The wares, which will be available at Lane Crawford and online from 10 a.m. tomorrow Hong Kong time or 10 p.m. tonight EDT, are truly limited editions—only eight pairs of each style have been produced. The shoes ship worldwide, and proceeds will be donated to the Hong Kong Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Photos: Courtesy of Lane Crawford

Hot Under The Collar


The arrival of spring—despite the rain—makes it very tempting to throw on a pair of printed pants with a white T-shirt several days a week. But how do you keep the repeat-offender outfit fresh? Take a cue from the lavender-haired Caroline Kan (above), who landed on Stockholm Streetstyle when she brought a little life to her separates with a ruby red Indian wedding necklace that she snagged on eBay. If your own auction trawling isn’t as successful, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite statement pieces below.


From top left: Tom Binns Splash Out rhodium-plated Swarovski crystal necklace, $1,400, available at; Assad Mounser Shine a Light gold-plated necklace, $430, available at; Kenneth Jay Lane 22-karat gold-plated Swarovski crystal and resin necklace, $325, similar styles available at; Oscar de la Renta, 24-karat gold-plated cabochon necklace, $995, available at

Photo: Kirstin Sinclair / Getty Images; Courtesy Photos (necklaces)


Flowers Optional


At tonight’s Fashion for Action benefit for Housing Works, the New York-based charity that runs secondhand shops to raise money to advocate for the homeless and those living with HIV/AIDS, there’ll be plenty of fashion on offer—more than $1 million worth of donated clothing and beauty products from labels like Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, and Michael Kors. But as Housing Works’ shops are known to be some of the city’s best stores for thrifting your apartment a great new decor piece, too, the nonprofit also commissioned a few one-of-a-kind home goods. Designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of Elizabeth and James, Doo-Ri Chung of Doo.Ri, and jeweler Kenneth Jay Lane are among those who’ve decked out vases in Swarovski Elements crystals. The vases, on auction from December 6 to 20 at, will be on display at tonight’s event; has the exclusive first look.

Photos: Courtesy of Fashion for Action

On Our Radar: A Bug’s Life


“Insects—part delicacy, part gag—are chic again,” The New Yorker‘s Dana Goodyear wrote recently. She was talking about the rise of entomophagy—that’s eating bugs to you or me—but you don’t have to take to the kitchen to get into the buggy spirit. Creepy crawlers have been a mainstay in jewelry these last few seasons. Here, a few serving suggestions of the inedible variety.

From top left to right: Lanvin insect cuff, $1,340, available at ; Topshop scorpion brooch, $30, available at; Kenneth Jay Lane gunmetal-plated Swarovski crystal bug ring, $100, available at; Oscar de la Renta crystal bug clip earrings, $275, available at; Judith Leiber crystal minaudière, $4,495, available at

Photos: Courtesy Photos

On Our Radar: Kenneth Jay Lane For Yoox


Last night at La Grenouille, Federico Marchetti, CEO and Founder of YOOX Group, and Kenneth Jay Lane, celebrated their new collaboration, on a range of costume jewels exclusive to the e-tail megalith. Dinner was just a small gathering of friends and editors—though, of course, when you’ve been in the bauble biz as long as Lane has, you have quite a few friends, including the fabulous likes of Iris Apfel. Starting this week, you’ll not only be able to find KJL’s collaborative pieces on Yoox, you’ll also be able get some of his unique vintage and classic styles. That said, the new pieces are the ones that caught my eye, like these chain-link necklaces. Retailers far and wide are into collaborations, but this meeting of Europe and the U.S. was particularly good. So it’s welcome news that the Milan-based Marchetti just bought an apartment in town and is planning on spending more time here. With any luck, that means more American designers will be on his radar for further collabs to come.

Photo: Courtesy of Yoox