When Alexander Wang released his first collection, he admitted part of his inspiration was the soft, worn-in tees he slept in, then kept on during the day. They were thin, a little stretched out, and instant favorites of downtown groupies like Erin Wasson and other MODs. Comfy and cooly sexy, sure, but also a little gross? Who wants to go out to dinner in the sleep-shirt you tossed and turned in, (and sweated out your downtown partying in)?
Last week Fashiontoast’s Rumi Neely reminded me of the slept-in trend, which is apparently still having a moment, even on the West Coast. She paired her red JBrand 811s “with the tshirt [she] slept in all weekend.” No offense to Rumi Neely, I just keep wondering, if you have enough time and respect for yourself to do your makeup, your hair, and put together a cute outfit, why can’t you pick out a clean shirt?
And if you do love the slept-in look enough to actually do it, are you one of those people who shuffles down to the hotel breakfast buffet in our pjs, shaking your dead skin cells all over my scrambled eggs? I just don’t see the difference.
“It” bags and clothing pieces have finally gotten a bad rap after the 90s and early 2000s: no one wants to look like everyone else anymore. And thanks to a paparazzi culture that gets even more rabid by the week, everything has become instantly recognizable: what scarf Vanessa Hudgens wears to Barneys, Kate Hudson’s favorite plane bag, and Sienna’s go-to beach wrap.
You can tell when an item has been pushed to death by PR — it’s in every campaign and editorial, and often on the red carpet — but that doesn’t mean every “It” item deserves a yawn. I’ll admit I’m still yearning just to touch Alexander Wang’s Coco Duffel and Rocco bags even though Miley Cyrus, Kristin Cavallari and Dakota Fanning have them. Which “it” items are you secretly pining for? An Herve Leger bandage dress? A Marc Jacobs Stam? Lauren Conrad’s collection of plaid button-downs, or those JBrand Houlihan cargos?
You can post as anonymous if you want 🙂
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After recently setting up an online retail site, new CFDA winner Alexander Wang is getting his own boutique, to open in New York City by next year. There’s no confirmation of the location just yet, but since Wang is about to launch a new line of crisper, more tailored clothing, could the young designer be moving away from his models and model-slashes in the LES to some place more uptown?
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Alex loves his models: the Natasha (left), Hanne, Sasha, Lara, and Kim: all selling out on Gilt (right now!)
It’s 2010, which means it’s officially time to start thinking about the next season: spring.
I’m not ready to give up my tights and boots just yet, but the preview ads for Alexander Wang’s spring line (thanks, Fabsugar!) do have me considering spring fashion, at least in the abstract.
Because instead of flowers and brights, Wang’s cool girls are dressing in swaddled layers and masuline-feminine sporty separates (harem pants and oxfords). It’s the easiest transition dressing yet: trade a wooly, tweedy layer for something gauzy, and you’re one step closer to salty sweet days.
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My friend Helen sent me a letter (yes, a letter!) recently, with a cutout from one of the more recent Victoria’s Secret catalogs. That Lily was modeling.
I’ve seen Chanel in the catalog, Stam deigns to walk the runway show, and for a time Gisele bridged high fashion runway with the VS catalog, but Lily? She’s our Alexander Wang girl, our Burberry girl, Galliano, Givenchy, Lagerfeld and the Fashion’s Night Out girl for chrissake. I know it’s for the paycheck and for the chance to have people other than the fashion crowd and the Downtown kids know her name, but for someone who’s worshiped for her ethereal looks, who needs wings? Besides, isn’t posing in your underwear like this way more fun?
Who’s next to fall? Coco?
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Shop Barneys.com for 1/2 off designers like 3.1 Phililp Lim and Alexander Wang. You’ll find Blair-worthy party dresses like this Capelet Dress at left, Alexander McQueen ties for $99 and more.