September 3 2014

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3 posts tagged "The Way We Wore"

Designer Diary: Olivier Rousteing’s Postcard from L.A.


Last week, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing took a trip to L.A. In addition to exploring the city and enjoying the sunshine, the designer attended a fete in his honor at the Chateau Marmont and had a fitting with his Met Ball date, Kate Bosworth. Here, Rousteing shares the details of his L.A. adventure exclusively with

L.A. is such a fascinating city, and this trip was the first time I really got to enjoy it. I love L.A.’s light, its energy, and the cultural diversity. It has such a strong and unique character. Angelinos have a genuine approach to fashion that’s so different from that of Parisians or New Yorkers. They can be so casual but so glamorous at the same time. It was a very inspiring trip.

Off a long flight and into the California sunshine. Love the sight of palm trees!

A special desert at Polo Lounge after having dinner with Aurélie Bidermann and Laure Heriard Dubreuil at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Continue Reading “Designer Diary: Olivier Rousteing’s Postcard from L.A.” »

Jewelry Finds From The Age Of Aquarius


Welcome to the seventies, man. We’ve been noticing for weeks now that the hard-edged eighties looks of last year are starting to give way to something a little softer—less body-con, more bodacious. As if on cue, The Way We Wore’s vintage buyer Doris Raymond has turned up a treasure trove of seventies pieces from design duo Alex & Lee. They certainly tapped into the era’s free-to-be-you-and-me ethos, designing more-is-more necklaces, bracelets, and brooches piling on metals, stones, and beads, and their wares wound up in the collections of some of the decade’s most flamboyant characters: Cher, Diana Ross, and, of course, Elton John. But no one outdazzles the designers themselves (below). In their own words: “Within the meditation of Love and Peace lies our inspiration for creation. We view ourselves as instruments through which a psychic language of affirmation materializes. Our process of collaboration leads us to the mystical union of at-one-ment.” Groovy!
Mixed media necklaces, price on request, available at The Way We Wore,

Photos: Courtesy of The Way We Wore

Couture Club: And Exclusive Haute Couture Preview


Compared to 1stdibs, eBay is for amateurs. Founded in 2001, the site quickly became the online destination for high-end antiques and twentieth-century design. Last week, 1stdibs announced it was adding vintage couture and designer fashion to its stable. As expected, they have nothing less than a thoroughbred lineup on offer, as fashion expert and independent curator Clair Watson corralled dealers like Resurrection, The Way We Wore, The Paper Bag Princess, Mark Walsh and Leslie Chin, and Rare Vintage to participate.’s coverage of the Fall 2009 haute couture season starts today—with a special bonus: is offering readers an exclusive preview of specially selected vintage couture items that will be available for purchase starting Wednesday. You can only see these haute little numbers by clicking here.
Vive le couture!

Photo: Courtsy of 1stdibs