Just two gals out for a Fall stroll, nothing to see here. Oh, who I am kidding, I'm happy to see so much of Sienna and Bess stateside, with her favorite red leash! I'm missing Porgy, but are you secretly hoping he's home with Jude?Whether or not they're sharing custody, or if she's just not a fan of juggling two leashes, I hope her other dog has an equally fancy leash — while a vegetable-dyed, Eco-Leather Flat Stitch Lead ($26) in red looks smashing against dark fur, I think the lighter-colored pup would look dashing in a forest green hue to make the color pop!
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We couldn't resist checking out what today's Michael Jackson memorabilia auction had to offer. Just as we hoped--loads of embellished accessories and strong shoulders, just like Spring 2009! The Michael Jackson comparisons have stretched well into the Fall 2009 season so let's count on MJ's recently announced tour only adding fuel to the fire. For now, check out a few photos from today's event along with their current season likenesses.
We're off to a press preview at Pas de Deux--the women's boutique recently opened by Paul Birardi and Eddy Chai of men's fashion destinations Odin and Den. Tomorrow we'll bring you as many photo galleries as one preview can conjure but, while you wait, check out our previous Spring 2009 preview coverage entitled, "In The Showroom".
We see two marked advantages to this coverage and every collection has either one or the other going for it. For designers like Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier, and Aurelio Costarella there comes a chance to see photos of clothing hot off the runway and hear our take on how the collection measures up in person. On the other hand, if the designer didn't show this season, our coverage let's you see Spring 09 from a point of view not yet smattered all over the internet. Our favorites in this category have been Bess, Mary Meyer, and Rodebjer.
Whichever category a collection falls into, we think it's a pretty neat opportunity.
Now you, off to the showroom!
New York boutique Bess started out as a place where stylists and edgy fashionistas went to pick up studded leather jackets or lace-up boots and then came Alexander Wang and Erin Wasson and the return of the nineties and, well, OAK--and all of sudden, Bess blew up. Now, Bess has a full range for Spring 09 including tie-dyed shawls and worn-thin printed tanks, and the buyers who visit OAK showroom are snatching them up. Studs are everywhere, from mass market stores to the Paris runways and Bess couldn't have been better rewarded for their longtime dedication to the embellishment du jour. These studded moccasins (left) were our favorite from the Spring 09 collection, and we're sure we'll see them on chicsters paired with ripped denim shorts, boyfriend t-shirts, and unbrushed hair come summer.