12 posts tagged "Mara Hoffman"
This holiday week, I’m looking forward to spending as much time as I can outside by the pool with my daughter, playing ping pong, and enjoying a night out with my husband and friends. When it comes to bikinis, black is my go-to color, but this summer I want to try something different and fell in love with this Mara Hoffman tribal-inspired set. To top off any summer look, Dezso by Sara Beltran offers the coolest jewelry and printed pouches. The pouches can be used as a beauty bag for the beach or pool, and for the evening, they can be worn as clutches. Also, for my time spent poolside, I use tanning lotion from Ligne St. Barth—it’s an old favorite. A friend introduced me to this line and I’ve been obsessed by their entire range of products ever since.
For those hot summer nights, T by Alexander Wang has the dress shape of the season, the slipdress, in a variety of neutral and bright colors, but for now, red feels like the appropriate way to go. To turn it into an office-appropriate look, I’ll add my Current/Elliott denim jacket and I’ll be good to go. Find all of the items I’ll be packing for my holiday getaway, here.
From top left to right: Mara Hoffman triangle bikini, $195, available at www.net-a-porter.com; T by Alexander Wang V-neck slipdress, $295, available at www.kirnazabete.com; Dezso by Sara Beltrán bracelet, $1,350, available at www.dezsosara.com; Ligne St. Barth tanning oil, $48, available at www.lignestbarth.com; DVF ping pong set, $95, available at www.dvf.com; Dezso by Sara Beltrán bag, $65, available at www.dezsosara.com.
The weather has at last warmed up and it looks like sandal season is here to stay. But sometimes sandals just don’t make the cut for beach excursions or those sweltering days in the city. Introducing designer Mara Hoffman’s shoe collaboration for Soludos. Hoffman’s signature, boho prints, in four different vibrant styles, offer a fresh take on the classic espadrille. Style.com has an exclusive first look at the collection ($45), above. Soludos x Mara Hoffman is available at Marahofffman.com and Soludos.com on May 21.
Mara Hoffman is selling swimwear at during Art Basel Miami Beach out of an old, beat-up Airstream trailer. This being Miami, though, that’s not as bohemian as it might sound. For one thing, she’s seeing lots of black cards. (Hoffman did about $7,000 of business the first day, with Santigold among the clientele.) For another, she’s got limited-edition pieces (15 each) created in collaboration with a handful of contemporary artists, ranging from Spencer Tunick to Brooklyn-based muralist Maya Hayuk. Those two came to Hoffman’s presentation of the pieces at the Mondrian yesterday around sunset, where she explained how the whole thing came about: “I’ve got a lot of artists in my life.” Hoffman’s husband, Javier Piñon, is one of them—he provided her with a print for a swimsuit, too.
John Newsom’s parrot print, with bursting with tropical pinks and reds (above left), is perhaps the most eye-catching of the bunch. It’s also the one Hoffman relates to most. “The Spencer Tunick piece is a ton of nudes (above right)—it’s awesome, but I would never do that,” she explained. Newsom’s, on the other hand, “resonates with me as far as color, and richness, and kind of fun clothes…that’s sort of what I do normally.”
Wearable collector’s items, the suits are individually numbered and signed by the artist. Doing the breaststroke in one of them won’t necessarily lower its value, either. “We used a permanent pen,” Hoffman said.
Thanks to a seventies revival that started in past seasons’ front rows, Spring’s runways were super groovy and—compared to the recently-put-to-bed square-shouldered bedazzlement trend, at least—beautifully pared down. Of course, all those spare silhouettes call for some statement jewels. Starting today, All For The Mountain’s new collection of free-love stunners—like the tasseled bronze Sun Ra pendant (above center)—launches on designer Carly Margolis’ newly-revamped and appropriately trippy art-project-cum-website, allforthemountain.com. Margolis, whose first foray into design was as half of the team behind the wallpaper company Cavern, traded paper for oxidized metal when her double sided triangle stack necklace (incidentally, the first piece she ever made) was snapped up by Erin Wasson last year and worn on repeat. This season’s Mothership collection swaps pyramids for orbs, but Margolis still cuts and casts the pieces in her Williamsburg studio. Downstairs neighbor Mara Hoffman makes a guest appearance in the line’s newest lookbook (Margolis was the designer’s intern during college) and fellow model Maryam Nassir Zadeh, of the eponymous Lower East Side boutique, is one of the new moms Margolis had in mind when designing (hence those orbs). Also mined for inspiration: UFO sightings in Joshua Tree. Margolis is pretty sure she saw a few while she was there over the summer.