45 posts tagged "Marni"
The intricacies of Luxup, a recently launched site that combines e-commerce with good old-fashioned store shopping, are not few. The site doesn’t obviate a visit to a bricks and mortar shop, where, paradoxically, you’ll receive merchandise not typically sold at said store. That’s because you’ve already bought it at Luxup’s Web site and downloaded its corresponding “brand pass” in order to collect it. You’ve beaten the obstacles of limited supply (from as little as four pieces to as many as 25 per item) and the clock, both for shopping (items leave the site after a designated time period) and collecting (usually a few weeks; don’t dawdle). What Luxup is essentially selling is a secret password that unlocks the hidden back room of your favorite designer store, whence you walk away with products that are either completely exclusive or available earlier than they would be at retail. After your trials, you’ve reaped reward. Phew.
And yet the reasons to do so are many. Luxup, the brainchild of two former hedge-fund managers, has already amassed a cabal of top talent, from Averyl Oates, formerly Harvey Nichols’ buying director, to run its buy, to Harriet Quick, late of British Vogue, to be its editorial director. The names it stocks are no less impressive. Belstaff, Nicholas Kirkwood, Balenciaga, and Valentino are among the initial offerings. Given that the kind of high roller who shells out for such names is often a traveler as well, Luxup works city by city: Grab an exclusive, cherry red Balenciaga biker jacket in London, or a Deco-style Marni necklace (above) in New York. Naturally, the site is an special draw for the well-heeled business-class woman who’s flying to shop—which may explain why Luxup’s site is currently offered in English and Portuguese, for the plummy Brazilian market. And it’s hard not to notice the Chinese characters lurking after the Luxup logo, and the promise that Hong Kong is the next city to come. But you don’t have to be part of China’s new class of super-spenders to dive in. Once again, then: phew.
Marni’s satin, glass, and stone necklace, $570, is currently available on Luxup.com as a world exclusive for pickup at Marni’s New York Store, 161 Mercer St., NYC.
“Reset to Zero,” claimed the notes at Jil Sander’s comeback show. It could’ve been the rallying cry for the whole Spring season. Sander’s new minimalism is different—softer, at first glance, and slightly more accessible—than the clinical aesthetic she pioneered two decades ago. Still, we expected simplicity from the Queen of Clean. It was the pared-down approach of other designers that caught us off guard. Giambattista Valli, who just a few months ago was embellishing couture veils with butterflies, traded in furbelows for crisp tailoring, and Consuelo Castiglioni swapped Marni’s signature quirky prints for a streamlined monochrome palette (pictured). “More clean, more fresh, more light,” she told Style.com’s reporter Tim Blanks. In all three cases, she was right.
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It’s no secret that fashion month is the time to bring out your statement pieces, and Jil Sander’s Faith clutch definitely fits the bill. Tommy Ton snapped a stylish showgoer walking in the Tuileries with her equally chic friend. We love how she paired the clutch with a preppy outfit complete with a pink monogram sweater (you saw them here first), a striped button-down, and forest green cropped trousers. Get the look with the essentials below.
From top left to right: Marni sweater, $640, available at www.marni.com; Jil Sander clutch, $700, available at www.netaporter.com; Etro trouser, $440, available at www.mytheresa.com; J.Crew shirt, $75, available at www.jcrew.com.
Monogram sweaters are no longer reserved for prep school uniforms and sports teams. Designers are making a statement with letters and stamping them front and center on knits that are bound to become a staple of the season. From Jil Sander to Kenzo, we’ve rounded up our four favorites.
1. Kenzo sweater, $320, similar styles available at www.luisaviaroma.com
2. Juicy Couture pullover, $139, available at www.mytheresa.com
3. Jil Sander sweater, $1,660, available at www.neimanmarcus.com
4. Marni pullover, $536, available at www.mytheresa.com
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Whether sitting front-row at Christian Dior or walking the streets of Paris, Russian street-style star and now couture designer Ulyana Sergeenko (pictured) always brings her A-game when it comes to her daily dressing. Most of the time it looks as though she wears outfits straight off the runway—her Louis Vuitton veil, signature full-skirted dresses, and oversized coats come to mind. But she looked surprisingly simple and refreshed when snapped on the streets during the recent Paris shows, wearing a pair of high-waisted pants and a crisp white blouse. We rounded up the essentials; now it’s your turn to try the Russian beauty’s look on for size.
Pictured: Giulietta pants, $950, available at www.net-a-porter.com; Rag & Bone fedora, $165, available at www.blueandcream.com; Karen Walker Harvest sunglasses $250, available at www.shoplesnouvelles.com; Marni blouse, $498, available at www.farfetch.com; Olympia Le-Tan Catcher in the Rye clutch, $1,217.75, available at www.olympialetan.com