3 posts tagged "Vince"
The sleet, snow, rain, and freezing temps we’ve endured these past few days make for some uninspired wardrobe options. Short of a tropical getaway, our favorite February pick-me-up is winter white. Layer a cozy cream sweater with ivory jeans and beige boots for a look that’s fresh and weather-appropriate. Shop our picks from Boy by Band of Outsiders, Vince, Saint Laurent, and more, below.
1. Boy by Band of Outsiders sweater, $545, available at www.lagarconne.com
2. Saint Laurent bag, $2,350, available at www.net-a-porter.com
3. R13 jeans, $325, available at www.lagarconne.com
4. Rag & Bone scarf, $65, available at www.rag-bone.com
5. Vince boot, $295, available at www.vince.com
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Cynthia Vincent isn’t so concerned with being cool. “I guess the line I started after school, St. Vincent, was considered ‘cool,’ ” the designer mused at her first-ever brick and mortar shop on Elizabeth Street. “I was a lot younger then; it was a reflection of the life I was leading. But I think being based in L.A., you can choose what kind of life you lead. If I was in NYC, I might feel more of that pressure to be in certain circles.” Since her lauded and splashy debut in the nineties, the mother and L.A.-based designer has moved on to other things. St. Vincent eventually morphed into the contemporary brand Vince, and Vincent herself stepped away to launch her popular Twelfth Street line in 2003.
“I’m currently interested in global cultures, tribes you could say,” she said. Pointing to a Twelfth Street Spring collection print, the designer noted it was an Uzbek ikat that was computerized for a modernized feel, while a nearby neon yellow African print was reimagined into a sweetheart neckline frock. Slated to open today, the 900-square-foot shop, designed by Vincent herself, features a specially commissioned gridded cabinet-cum-display case inspired by her daughter’s advent calendar, a white stuffed peacock affectionately named Gertrude, and a sixties lighting fixture by Hudson, New York, artist Lou Blass.
Along with housing Twelfth Street threads and the designer’s eponymous footwear and handbag line, there will also be exclusive and one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as Vincent’s first foray into jewelry and home decor. “I fell in love with what’s happening here,” Vincent explained of choosing the store’s Nolita environs. “I’ve already ran across the street to Haus Interior to buy multiple pieces and I had breakfast at Cafe Habana this morning. Just on this block, there’s inspiration all around.”
Cynthia Vincent opens today at 253 Elizabeth St., NYC.
What: Vince dark denim leggings
Why: Being pregnant makes it no easy task to find a good pair of pants, or at least a pair that fits, especially if, like me, you refuse to shop at maternity stores. Luckily for us, Vince is launching a small denim collection for Spring, including the perfect pair of dark denim leggings. I can’t wait to wear mine during fashion week and the months ahead.
Where: $195, available at Vince, NYC, (212) 924-0370.