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August 23 2014

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Can’t Beat the Real Thing

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Despite last night’s spontaneous blizzard, designers and fashion fixtures headed to Finale NYC to fête the launch of eBay and the CFDA’s 2013 You Can’t Fake Fashion tote collection. Marking the pair’s third collaborative effort to fight counterfeits and support authentic design, the new range features 90 one-of-a-kind canvas tote bags that have been customized by designers like Prabal Gurung (above, center), Pamela Love, Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg (above, right), and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy (above, left). The designer-embellished bags are available for purchase via eBay auction through March 25 for a starting price of $100. The initiative is also offering a new standard tote for a “buy it now” price of $50. Proceeds will go toward combating fakes.

“As artists, we work so hard to create something, and then it gets knocked off,” said Rebecca Minkoff. “This is a great platform to ensure authenticity.” Carly Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs concurs, and suggested that there’s security in knowing her and her design partner Michelle Ochs’ work is protected. “The CFDA has a voice that brings everyone together to preserve design integrity,” she said.

In addition to the likes of CFDA CEO Steven Kolb, Jeffrey Costello, Robert Tagliapietra, and Rebecca Taylor, Ruffian’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais turned up to rally for the cause. And, according to Morais, they have a particularly special relationship with eBay. “We’re always using the site as a reference point. Right now it’s all about the 1920s and the hunt for the perfect embroidered dress.” We’re sensing a Jazz Age vibe for the team’s Spring ’14.

Photo: Courtesy of You Can’t Fake Fashion

Shop The Look: Tweed Zone

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We’ve got tweed on the brain, having seen it in heavy rotation on the runways these past few weeks. Fortunately, we don’t need to wait until fall to get our fix, as designers have turned out spring-appropriate tweed looks in cheerful hues like Pepto pink, lavender, and turquoise. Shop our colorful picks from Rebecca Taylor, Girl. by Band of Outsiders, Joie, and more, below.


1. Rebecca Taylor top, $350, available at www.shopbop.com

2. MSGM jacket, $583, available at www.matchesfashion.com

3. Girl. by Band of Outsiders skirt, $350, available at www.shoplesnouvelles.com

4. Jason Wu bag, $1,495, available at www.net-a-porter.com

5. Joie shoes, $175, available at www.shopbop.com

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Rebecca Taylor’s Postcard From Japan

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When designers travel the world, Style.com rides along. Here, Rebecca Taylor sends a few snaps from her recent trip to Japan.

Above: “View from my hotel room at the Park Hyatt—the land of the rising sun.”

“Every year I travel to Tokyo to meet with my licensing partners and staff. Each time it’s like a peek into the future, a journey to another planet, an explosion of creativity. The street style, the shopping, the architecture, the details—even the manhole covers are fantastic! For this trip, I was lucky enough to stay at the beautiful Park Hyatt Hotel, most well-known from the film Lost in Translation. It has the most breathtaking view overlooking Tokyo. Japan is a crazy, wonderful place and I always come back to New York energized, inspired, and with another karaoke favorite added to my repertoire.”

“I love how you can find art everywhere in Japan.” Continue Reading “Rebecca Taylor’s Postcard From Japan” »

Rebecca Taylor Hearts L.A.

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To celebrate her first West Coast flagship store on Robertson Boulevard (officially opening Thursday), designer Rebecca Taylor enlisted the help of her celebrity clients, including Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Rashida Jones, and Selena Gomez, to create one-of-a-kind tote bags for the occasion. Each of them was given creative license with a canvas tote that says “RT Hearts LA,” and the results range from Alba’s leopard-print number to Bell’s ultra-feminine pink, lace, and floral motif. Of her bronze and snakeskin bag, Jones tells Style.com, “I wanted to keep the bag simple so that it’s easy to wear, but I also wanted it to be consistent with Rebecca’s aesthetic, so I added small patched details and rope trim to give it that RT touch.” The bags, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dress for Success Worldwide West, go up for auction at the store’s opening party December 7 and will run for a week. Bidding starts at $100.

Rebecca Taylor, 107 South Robertson Boulevard, L.A., (310)-734-0599.

Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor

On Our Radar: Lurex

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If you’ve browsed through our Fall Shopping Guide, you’ll have already noticed I like some sparkle in my wardrobe. The Marc Jacobs Lurex sweater I picked isn’t even in my closet yet, but I already have my eyes on a few other shimmery pieces that will add a dose of glam for fall. Lurex has been on the fashion radar for some time now—think of the Celine sparkle tops, or Isabel Marant’s take on them from Spring ’11—but they’ve never been so easy to get as now. Alex Wang showed a pair of Lurex pants (above right) on the runway that would make a great alternative to the common cocktail dress. Miuccia Prada showed sparkle tops and polos for men (above left) on her Fall ’11 runway, too—they didn’t make the catwalk, but the women’s versions are now in stores, too. For an instant fall update to your summer flares, try the Marc by Marc Jacobs striped sweater (below left), or Rebecca Taylor’s top (below right). The Zara dress is one easy step to get the trend—just slip it on and you’re ready to go. And it doesn’t get more affordable than Talbots’ polo (bottom right). Are you ready to add some sparkle into your wardrobe?

Marc by Marc Jacobs striped Lurex patter jersey top, $289, available at www.mytheresa.us; Rebecca Taylor runway sparkle pullover, $245, available at Rebecca Taylor stores; Zara metallic thread dress, $79.90, www.zara.com, and Talbots sparkle polo sweater, $69.50, available at www.talbots.com.