Wrapped to Perfection

You know those women you see who look so perfectly put together yet like they didn’t try one bit? Chances are they’re probably wearing Isabel Marant or emulating one of the designer’s looks. The Parisian designer has mastered the art of effortless, chic dressing and her it skirt of the season epitomizes her aesthetic perfectly. Instead of the flirty, flouncy ruffled skirts Isabel Marant usually showcases, this season it is all about the wrap skirt. Like its name, you literally just wrap it around your waist and voila, you’re ready to go.

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Azzedine Alaïa

Besides being like, a totally important designer, no one else makes you feel quite like Monsieur Azzedine Alaïa does. Known for his impeccable craftsmanship and flattering silhouettes, his timeless designs are what dreams are made of. I mean, who else can make a woman feel as confident as he does in body-clinging dresses?

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I’m particularly keen on his latest collection because although it is still very much Alaïa, the introduction of a new chevron print makes his signature silhouettes feel very refreshing. I also love the contrast between the velvet and sheer chevron fabrics.  Both dresses are also available in navy at Hirshleifers, and both shoes are Charlotte Olympia.

All Buckled Up

A new delivery of Saint Laurent goodies has just arrived in store and I am absolutely in love with these flats. I don’t know what it is but there’s just something about strappy shoes…

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These Saint Laurent beauties are also available in black patent leather in store or through our personal shoppers. Leather pants are J Brand.

Zipped Up

Our latest Pre-Fall delivery from Yigal Azrouel is all about the zippers. Known for his jackets, Yigal updated his signature perfecto in a graphic wool alpaca and croc-stamped leather with decorative, yet functional, zippers throughout.

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This jacket is a great transitional piece for fall. I love it because most casual, everyday jackets are done in a single color, but this one’s graphic adds a little something special while still being neutral enough to wear again and again. I would even layer it with a fur vest on top when it gets even colder. I paired Yigal’s jacket with an Isabel Marant sweater, J Brand jeans, and Margiela booties. All available at Hirshleifers now.

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The croc-stamped leather jacket from Yigal Azrouel is my favorite. It is definitely more elevated, but also way more wearable than the first. You can wear it day to night, casually or more formal, and achieve an effortlessly cool look by just throwing it on. My favorite part has to be that it converts into a vest. I’m a sucker for anything that can be worn several different ways. I paired the jacket with a Sacai top, R13 jeans, and Proenza Schouler flats, which are all currently available in store.

Designer Spotlight: Eva Fehren

Just when I thought our jewelry selection couldn’t get any better, we’ve finally received our first shipment of Eva Fehren!

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As a native New Yorker, jewelry designer Eva Zuckerman is inspired by “the beauty and the glamour of [the] city, as well as the grit and roughness of it.” After taking a closer look at her jewelry collection, nothing epitomizes Eva Fehren more than the tough and romantic city that is New York.

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The Eva Fehren collection is characterized by the contrast between minimal and luxurious, dainty and industrial. Although her designs appear to be very delicate, Zuckerman uses precious metals and fine diamonds to construct rigid and structured shapes whose quality is sure to stand the test of time. Eva Zuckerman has mastered the art of sophisticated simplicity so successfully that not only is her work widely coveted by celebrities and editors alike, she is also one of CFDA/Vogue’s Fashion Fund finalists. Be sure to check out what all the hype is about in store or contact one of our personal shoppers for more information.

Mixing Prints with Kenzo

For some reason I’ve been really into mixing prints lately. I don’t normally do this, and I’m usually always overwhelmed by so many colors and patterns, but when done right, it is just so right… ya know? The easiest way to accomplish this is to stick to the same patterns or color palette, and/or use patterns from within the same family. This is essentially what I did with our new Kenzo arrivals.

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They’re not the same print, but there is plenty of overlap in colors. Worn separately, they are both great pieces, but there is something about them together I really, really love. It’s kind of groovy with a modern 70s vibe, if that makes sense. I’m also obsessed with the zipper details on both.More

Pop of Pink

It’s Wednesday, and if you’ve ever watched Mean Girls, you know what that means. Today’s the day to wear some pink! Sometimes wearing the girly color is harder than one would think, but Joseph Altuzarra seems to have mastered it in his latest fall collection.

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Shown with nudes, grays, and solid black, his collection is a great reference point if you need inspiration on how to wear brighter colors now, and also how to incorporate them into your wardrobe during the colder seasons when one typically strays away from them.

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How amazing is the print? It’s so mesmerizing I didn’t want to take it off. True to Altuzarra’s aesthetic, this pencil skirt is also extremely flattering (and has pockets!). I paired the skirt with a white button down (from The Row) for a more sophisticated summer look, but would definitely wear it again in the fall with a chunky knit. If you need another layer, a long nude coat over it would look just as good. I can’t believe I am about to reference a Kardashian, but think of Kim K’s style lately.

Shop all these pieces now at Hirshleifers or contact a personal shopper to purchase here.

Happy Birthday Yves Saint Laurent!

In celebration of what would have been Mr. Yves Saint Laurent’s 78th birthday, enjoy the slideshow below of some of the icon’s most memorable moments. Also, I definitely recommend you check out his documentary out now!

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Pictures from Style.com and Vogue.com

Valentino Pre-Fall Favorites

Valentino is one of my favorite designers when it comes to feminine, girly styles. When I think of Valentino, nothing else comes to mind except for pretty, delicately laced dresses, but there is a sixties mod vibe present in their latest collection that is giving it a certain cool girl edge.

 

Take this dress for example.

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Paired with a classic pump, it remains true to the French house’s signature aesthetic, but when paired with a not so feminine shoe like these tasseled Lanvin loafers, it is transformed into a more mod, rock-and-roll chic dress.

Valentino’s effortlessly sophisticated silhouettes aside, I also love how wearable this collection is. This romper is one of my favorites mostly because I bet you thought it was a dress, but ta-da!

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It’s not! You can wear this romper to a formal event with heels, spruce it up with a nice belt and earrings, or you could also wear it casually with a good pair of flats.

Oh! And how could I forget – both dresses have pockets! Major brownie points for pockets. Shop the collection in store now or contact one of our personal shoppers for help by clicking here.