August 28 2014

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To Mom, Love


Mother’s Day is right around the corner. With 48 hours to go,’s writers and editors fill you in on what they’re gifting—and what they hope to get—come Sunday.

“The only thing my mom enjoys more than walking into John Derian when she visits me in New York is walking out and saying, ‘I love it, but it’s so expensive.’ My sister and I have decided to treat her to a decoupage letter tray ($165, She’ll tell us it’s too extravagant for her, but the painted lily is right up her street. And for me? My little boy Nikolas is a shoe man. He’s tried all of mine on and he likes the high ones the best. I love this pair of Givenchy sandal booties ($740,, but they’ll definitely break his piggy bank budget. I’ll settle for a pedicure from Jin Soon.” —Nicole Phelps, executive editor

“With the weather finally warming up, I’m in need of a new pair of sunglasses. I’ve seen a lot of cool girls spotting mirrored shades and I can’t wait to get my hands on some. Hopefully, my lovely husband is reading this, so Gloria will ‘surprise’ me with this Tom Ford pair ($340, at Sunday’s lunch! My mom will be in Brazil, so Gloria and I will Skype her in the morning. Gloria will be doing a little singing—her latest trick. And for next time she comes to visit, I’ll get her the best skin moisturizer I’ve tried in years: Clé de Peau’s Gentle Protection Emulsion ($130,, recommended by our beauty editor, Celia. I’m sure Mom will love it, too.” —Marina Larroude, senior market editor Continue Reading “To Mom, Love” »

Prada Lists, Franco Quits, The CFDA Visits, And More…


The rumors are ramping up: The long awaited Prada initial public offering may happen, sources say, as early as July. The Italian megabrand is reportedly eyeing the Hong Kong stock exchange for its first listing. [Vogue U.K.]

The CFDA and Assouline want to help you travel in style. CFDA designers including Francisco Costa, Tommy Hilfiger, and Donna Karan are among the many American designers who have contributed favorite global hot spots and vacation mementos to American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go, the latest volume in the CFDA’s ongoing coffee-table book series. [WWD]

R.I.P. James Franco’s Twitter. [Entertainment Weekly]

Aerin Lauder—the next Tory Burch? Page Six reports that Estée’s granddaughter is leaving the family business to found her own fashion and lifestyle company. [Page Six]

Photo: Gianni Pucci /

Going Green, Seeing Red


Last night in New York, Christie’s played host to Runway to Green at its Bid to Save the Earth event, an evening auction to raise funds for environmental charities. And what a runway it turned out to be: models like Karolina Kurkova, Jessica Stam, and Coco Rocha all took to the catwalk to strut in designer creations auctioned off for the good of the organization (and a few likeminded groups, such as the Central Park Conservancy, Conservation International, and Oceana). But if you missed the party, there’s still a chance to buy—and unlike most runways, this one wasn’t see now, shop later. Designers including Prada, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Marni, and Balenciaga have all contributed Fall 2011 pieces to Net-a-Porter’s just launched Runway to Green sale, with a portion of proceeds going to the eco cause. This marks your first chance to get Fall 2011 wares, from Prada’s bright scarlet belted wool coat ($2,650) and trompe l’oeil Mary Jane boots ($1,500, above left) to Marc Jacobs’ floral-print silk dress ($995, above right). It’s a sale well worth ponying up for—but if you’re not quite as flush as all that at the moment, there’s an entry-level buy anyone can manage: a geek-chic digital Timex ($50) in the color of the moment—green.

Photos: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

Think Small


I’m just back from Milan, where, in addition to the shows, I haunted showrooms preparing for our next Accessories Report. One thing I noticed is that one of last season’s handbag trends is still going strong: as we called it at the time, the incredible shrinking bag. From every editor at the shows to most models on the runways, small, colorful bags were the It accessory of the season. It’s even become relatively rare to see a “regular”-sized bag, on or off the catwalk. That doesn’t mean they make a small statement, though. The best of the bunch came in loud, color-blocked hues and in exotic skins, from Prada’s rectangular little python numbers to Tod’s double-skin clutches (top) to the new Bulgari Serpenti in lizard (bottom).

Photos: Courtesy of Tod’s; Courtesy of Bulgari

On Our Radar: Sergio Rossi Fur-Trimmed Sandal


No doubt about it, colored fur is here to stay. It started with the funky-colored fur scarves and stoles at Prada’s Spring collection, which, by the way, are every major editor’s key accessory this week. Faux or real (Prada’s smartly selling both versions), we’ve seen at least one at almost every show from New York to Milan. If all that fur isn’t enough for you, there’s more: The shoe of the season so far seems to be, of all things, a fur-trimmed sandal. They came in black or delicate pink at Alexander Wang, glamorous icy gray at René Caovilla, and now this blue-hued animal-printed take at Sergio Rossi here in Milan, called the Can Can. It’s a great way to tiptoe into the trend if you’re not quite ready for the full purple fuzzy coat.

Photo: Courtesy of Sergio Rossi