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July 23 2014

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Shop the Look: Beach Bazaar

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Forget normcore. The trend of the season is the embellished, embroidered opposite of pared-back minimalism. We personally can’t get enough of bohemian prints, breezy tunics, and crochet bags that appear to have been picked up at some anonymous beachside bazaar. For your next exotic vacation—or even a low-key staycation—opt for a few extra-bright and eye-catching pieces for an instant summer boost. Shop our favorites by Mara Hoffman, Lemlem, Sophie Anderson, and more, below.

1) Mara Hoffman Ananda printed underwire bikini, $165, available at net-a-porter.com

2) Lemlem Bara striped cotton-blend top, $129, available at net-a-porter.com

3) Sophie Anderson Nataly crocheted cotton bucket bag, $300, available at net-a-porter.com

4) Loeffler Randall Sarie strappy sandal, $175, available at loefflerrandall.com

5) Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Aloha!, $22, available at barneys.com

’Tis the Season…

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be giving (and, of course, requesting) this holiday season. If you need some inspiration, take a peek at our holiday shopping guide, which is packed with goodies for everyone from your rocker pals to sporty snow bunnies to uptown gals (and don’t miss our corresponding grungy tale of holiday thievery). Need a few more suggestions? Over the next few days, we’ll be divulging what our editors are planning to gift, and hoping to get. Have a look at our latest picks, below. To see all of our editors’ picks, click here.

Matthew Schneier

MATTHEW SCHNEIER, DEPUTY EDITOR
To Get: Silver gets more media mentions—”Silver Bells,” etc.—but for me, gold is the color of the holiday season. The entire office has joined as one to make fun of me for loving these tinsel-covered Jeremy Scott for Adidas trainers, but damn it, I do: They’re hilarious, they’re magical, and if anyone else has so completely distilled the joy of the season into a gum-soled sneaker, I haven’t seen it. Practicality has no place at Christmas, anyhow.

To Give: My colleague Maya Singer may disagree, but to stay on the gilded theme, I’m giving Donna Tartt’s massive new novel, The Goldfinch. It’s a book I have awaited for years—at least since 2005, when she released her last one—and then devoured, on delivery, in what can only be described as a single gulp. It’s long, but Tartt is such an incredibly propulsive writer that I barely looked up from the page until I had finished it. What’s more, the story revolves around a young boy, Theo Decker, and the semi-accidental theft of a seventeenth-century masterpiece of Dutch painting, Carel Fabritius’ The Goldfinch—which, as luck would have it, is making a rare appearance at The Frick Collection in New York through January 19. Read the book, go see the bird. Celebrity sightings have rarely been so easy, or so elevating.

Maya Singer

MAYA SINGER, SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR
To Get: You can never have too many books, right? Tell that to my reading list, which is overlong as it is. Anybody who gives me a copy of The Goldfinch for Christmas is getting a punch in the face; my brain is full. Hot tip: Find me a copy of Juergen Teller’s Go-Sees instead. Or, if that’s too dear, I guess Teller’s new book, Woo! will more than do.

To Give: J.M. Generals is the newly launched brand from Jeffrey Monteiro, the former creative director at Bill Blass (and, I’ll happily admit, a dear friend). Many of his products are derived from cashmere goats raised upstate—there’s a gorgeous (and pricey) cashmere blanket I’m dying to own, and then there are Jeffrey’s scented or unscented goat’s milk soaps, which I’m going to be gifting everyone with this year.

Kristin Anderson

KRISTIN ANDERSON, ASSISTANT EDITOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS
To Get: Aesa makes some of my favorite jewelry, and I’ve been quietly eyeing this chic hairpin for months. A piece for those of us who don’t have time to trawl the souks but still want to look like we do.

To Give: As an avid Beaton fan, I have a hard time imagining how anyone could not want to find a titanic, canary-yellow volume of James Danziger’s Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook under her tree.

Emily

EMILY FARRA, EDITORIAL COORDINATOR
To Get: These sparkly Erica Weiner studs are at the top of my wish list.

To Give: Metallic gold, python, and a d’Orsay heel— these Loeffler Randall sandals may just be the perfect gift for my stylish twin sister.

Photos: Mesdemoiselles (illustration); Courtesy Photos

’Tis the Season…

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Gift Guide

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be giving (and, of course, requesting) this holiday season. If you need some inspiration, take a peek at our holiday shopping guide, which is packed with goodies for everyone from your rocker pals to sporty snow bunnies to uptown gals (and don’t miss our corresponding grungy tale of holiday thievery). Need a few more suggestions? Over the next few days, we’ll be divulging what our editors are planning to gift, and hoping to get. Have a look at our first picks, below.

Nicole Phelps

NICOLE PHELPS, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
To Get: I’d love a one-month unlimited class package to Physique 57. With a 5-year-old at home, making time to work out is the biggest luxury there is.

To Give: I received a pair of Hatch‘s navy cashmere joggers as a gift about a year ago. They instantly became my at-home uniform; I wore them just about every night last winter. I know my mom and sister will be thrilled to receive pairs of their own. Hatch founder Ariane Goldman has opened a temporary shop at 25 Howard Street here in New York through Thanksgiving weekend, so it’ll be easy for me to go snap them up.

Katharine K. Zarrella

KATHARINE K. ZARRELLA, ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
To Get: All I really want for Christmas is a ticket to London so I can go and explore the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition at Somerset House. But seeing as it’s highly unlikely that I’ll be hopping the pond in the near future, I’d be equally pleased to receive this pair of Fendi booties. I wear my Fall ’10 Yves Saint Laurent mohawk pumps pretty aggressively, so it would be nice to have another footwear option that’s similarly coiffed.

To Give: I think everyone should own a vintage silk kimono. Every single person. They’re incredibly comfortable and wildly glamorous for lounging around the apartment. A few of my friends have been pining after my latest acquisition—a black, red, and gold embroidered kimono that was once owned by the 1934 Miss Japan—so I will be gifting them equally spectacular robes. My favorite kimono scavenging spots are obscure antique shops on the Upper West Side and Joe Sundlie’s vintage store in Chelsea. But this forties number from 1stdibs.com would do nicely.

Rachel Walgrove

RACHEL WALGROVE, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
To Get: I’ve been eyeing LPD’s sportswear for a while. I love how it pairs team spirit with the cultlike following found in fashion. This Team Ghesquière tee is definitely on my list.

To Give: Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows that my family is obsessed with dachshunds—though I like to blame this mostly on my sister. These Jonathan Adler bookends would be the perfect complement to her impressive book collection.

Erica Blumenthal

ERICA BLUMENTHAL, CONTRIBUTING MARKET EDITOR
To Get: I don’t think you need a reason for why I want these python Gianvito Rossi pumps.

To Give: I plan to buy several copies of Morrissey’s Autobiography as soon as it hits U.S. stores on December 3. Most of my friends are dying to read it, so why not give them what they want?

Photos: Mesdemoiselles (illustration); Courtesy Photos

Shop the Look: Lady Liberty

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Shop the Look: Lady Liberty

Chances are we’ll be waterfront this Independence Day (surfing for Instagram videos from Couture). And whether you’re planning to celebrate poolside or with your feet in the sand, we’ve put together a head-to-toe nod to Uncle Sam that transitions from sun to shade. Swap usual stripes for a striking solid blue bikini from Norma Kamali, and cover up with Splendid’s white top (which we recommend tying just above the high-waisted briefs). Loeffler Randall’s Starla sandals and Miu Miu’s signature sunglasses—in red—provide just the right amount of sparkle, you know, for your inner firework. Shop our patriotic picks, below.

1. Splendid voile shirt, $108, available at www.net-a-porter.com

2. Norma Kamali bikini top, $215, available at www.net-a-porter.com

3. Norma Kamali bikini bottom, $175, available at www.net-a-porter.com

4. Miu Miu cat-eye glittered sunglasses, $395, available at www.net-a-porter.com

5. Loeffler Randall Starla sandal, $175, available at www.loefflerrandall.com

Meet Thomas Sires

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Last week, an email went out to the fashion world: “Who is Thomas Sires?” The answer is promised tonight at Thomas Sires’ opening at an address on Elizabeth Street in NYC. (Veterans may remember it as the former site of Seize Sur Vingt, which has since relocated to Soho.)

Thomas Sires, it turns out, is not a gentleman of mystery, but the brainchild of Fiona Thomas and Allison Sires, designers and now co-owners of a women’s label and a shop in Nolita. (The duo met while working at Loeffler Randall: Sires designed, Thomas worked in PR.) The airy space, with whitewashed brick walls and minimal furnishings, carries not only their new eponymous line, but a variety of jewelry, interiors pieces, and a selection of trinkets and (for lack of a better word) objets that struck their fancy. (These include everything from Lucite necklaces and Japanese hand towels to toy hamburgers, soaps milled in Red Hook, and glassware.) Thomas and Sires see the store, they said while putting the finishing touches on last night, as a boutique-turned-gift shop—one where someone coming in can pick up something “for themselves, for their friend’s daughter, for their brother,” Thomas said. “We went to Paris and to Tokyo, and [liked] the whole idea of the lifestyle store—you sort of go in and get the whole feeling.”

The heart of the store is the Thomas Sires line, which the designers emphasize is fashion forward but ultimately composed of pieces that they want to wear. “It has to represent us,” Thomas said. “This is who we are and what we wear.” She gestured to an army-green parka with shearling lining and a faux-fur collar. “I’d love to make that in bright yellow for someone to see it, but we’re not wearing that. [We want to] take it where it still fits into your lifestyle.” The line—which also includes smartly-done silk blouses, crop tops, skirts, dresses, and hand-dyed shibori prints—is all made in the U.S.A. and retails from $175 for tops up to $500 for dresses. They plan to begin selling to other stores for Fall 2011, and lingerie, swimwear, and, eventually, footwear is planned. There’s a selection of children’s clothing, including some mommy-and-me (analogous, not identical) knits. Neither woman has children (yet), though they do have Ivy, the shop’s dog. Pieces for her—and her fellow canines—are also in the works.

Thomas Sires, 243 Elizabeth Street, NYC, (646) 692-4472.

Photo: Courtesy of Thomas Sires