6 posts tagged "Marina’s Must-Haves"
We’ve seen metallics all over the Fall runways: Think Rodarte’s Lurex coats, Saint Laurent’s gold leather minidress, Pedro Lourenço’s pencils skirts, and beyond. Naturally, this has inspired me to add metallic to my wardrobe. I’ve already succeeded in the accessories department, but I still wanted a piece of clothing. To my surprise, at a market appointment, I found exactly what I was searching for: the perfect bronze dress from the Burch sisters’ new contemporary brand, Trademark. The label also has great cotton skirts and tops, and nothing costs more than $500. Trademark’s simple aesthetic is what I was immediately drawn to. I’m planning on wearing this frock during the day with a chunky wedge or at night with a simple sandal.
Trademark shirtdress, $228. For more information, visit trade-mark.com.
At the beginning of each season, I promise myself I’ll start fresh and only buy pieces that have longevity—classic items that will last in my wardrobe. But by the time the collections start arriving in stores, I give up my dream and begin what I call an “emotional, well-thought-out purchase.” Do I love it? Will I wear it a whole lot? If I answer these two simple questions with a sincere yes, I’ll most likely make the purchase and get tons of use out of it. It might not be the most practical piece I own, but it will be the one I’ll have the most satisfaction of wearing. This is how I feel about this über-sexy tie-dye denim skirt from Anthony Vaccarello. Is it office appropriate? Not really. But it will be the go-to garment for my nights out. Now I just need to get some parties on the books.
Anthony Vaccarello skirt, $1,546, Buy it now
My colleagues and I are constantly talking about how hard it is to find a good pair of everyday pants. When it comes to jeans, there are plenty of brands that we love, but “regular” pants? Not so much. Just when we were ready to give up hope, I stumbled upon 1.61, a unisex brand that focuses on trousers. These military chinos, priced at $415, will be my uniform this spring. They’re fitted on the bottom, looser in the hips, and have rough edges. Over the weekend I’m planning on wearing them with a striped tee, and for the evening, I’ll take inspiration from Isabel Marant’s latest collection and style them with a sequined top. The collection is currently available at Maxfield in L.A., and hits Barneys New York this month—just in time for spring.
In hopes that warm weather is on its way, I’m starting to invest in some spring footwear. Prada’s rhinestone heel is one of my favorites of the season, but there is no way I can survive on one shoe alone. For my everyday life, I’m investing in Tabitha Simmons’ white flats with little metal chains. They’re chic with an edge, and they’ll fit right in with everything I own. One thing they don’t go with, however, is snow. Like I said, I can only hope for better weather…
Tabitha Simmons Alexa leather chain-trimmed flats, $695, Buy it now
Oscars weekend is upon us, and it would be great to be in L.A. attending a glamorous after-party, but the reality is I’ll be taking care of my 4-month-old baby. But a girl can dream, can’t she? And if what they say is true, if you get the dress, the occasion will come. I’ve already picked out the dress—or, to be exact, the jumpsuit—for my imaginary after-party: Roksanda Ilincic’s electric orange and black jumpsuit. It feels so fresh and different from any cocktail dress I’ve ever owned. And while I might be in my pj’s this Sunday night, I’m sure I won’t run out of occasions to wear my midriff-baring but demure Roksanda number.
Roksanda Ilincic jumpsuit, $1,825. Buy it now at www.ssense.com