though it is hovering in the fifties today, summer is on the horizon, which means that ankles will be showing their pale selves sooner than you can reach for your jergen’s natural glow. with that in mind, i’ve been thinking about ankle cuffs; they’ve been subtly appearing on the runway for some seasons now, but mara hoffman solidified my lust with her fall 2014 collection where her models donned those by fililí.
it started with a pop-up, then grew to include an in-office retail space, and now baublebar has extended to sell within anthropologie and nordstrom stores. this is major for a brand that started on e-commerce! the only worry i have as a customer is that moving to brick-and-mortar specialty stores eliminates its customer service-minded “swat" team, a huge part of baublebar that keeps me coming back. nevertheless, nordstrom is stellar in that respect and will help spread the gospel of colorful, fun costume jewelry even further.
after traveling for the past two seasons, madewell has settled into *normal* life with its fall 2014 collection. describing the overall aesthetic, designer somsack sikhounmuong explained, “it’s urban life. the romance of living in new york and what that entails.”
if you aren’t familiar with first aid beauty, you oughta know. since i haven’t been working in an office these past few weeks thanks to roboknee5000, i’ve leaned hard on skincare, particularly the brand’s scentless facial radiance pads (exfoliation!!!) and ultra repair liquid recovery (moisture!!!). i’ve felt no burning or irritation from either product (!!!!).
two of england’s finest, kate moss and topshop, are back together again to design some wares. as you can see by the lookbook images above, moss was all “‘gone with the wind’ fabulous” levels of psyched about it. expect the collection to land in topshop stores, on topshop.com, as well as in nordstrom, on nordstrom.com, and on net-a-porter.com beginning on april 30th.
katie ermiliocollab’d with steven alan and since the results are not too far off from what the fella in the team would normally churn out, it’s super on-brand. and while we are on topic, imma need to get this jacket. (does anyone have $650 lying around? bueller?)