For those who love USA Network, you know they have been bringing back a number of episodes from their show lineups. Tonight, White Collar comes back with its winter season (the last 6 episodes which will conclude the 4th season) premier at 10pm EST and at 12pm today, you can enjoy Matt Bomer's partnership with Gilt and Alton Lane to bring this show's fashionable world to life! We love when things collide especially if it's a collection of bespoke suits and exclusive accessories that are curated with his character, Neal Caffrey in mind! You'll enjoy selecting a number of items that Matt Bomer designed and were hand selected - the ultimate in flawless sophistication. Over the next 36 hours, you can enjoy exclusive ties, bowties and pocket squares ($29 - $69).
In addition, you can purchase bespoke suits and shirt packages by visiting one of Alton Lane's 3 locations (NYC, DC, Boston) OR sending in your fave suit or shirt to be recreated in one of the curated fabrics. The "Caffrey Collection" includes bespoke suit packages from $2,000-$2,995 and a three shirt package for $425. This collection will be available today and for the next 7 days. Additional assortments are also included with this collaboration between Matt, the show, the network and Alton Lane with tailored apparel and accessories from like menswear brands. Gilt will debut an exclusive editorial spread which features Bomer in select Alton Lane product, and will also offer a complimentary Alton Lane custom pocket square designed by the actor to the first 500 Gilt members who visit the sale! What a great way to ensure that you're well dressed no matter where you are off to and to start your collection out on the right foot or to add the components that you may not have had.
A portion of the sale proceeds* as well as from customers who make an additional purchase from any of Alton Lane’s stores in New York, D.C. and Boston will go to Project A.L.S., a national organization with which Bomer is closely involved, that funds research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Gilt and White Collar have partnered together before so this second time will have a number of other components. The show will be featured in Gilt MAN's blog, the Gilt MANual: the Daily Guide to Permanent Style which will include a Q&A with Matt that speaks to his character's style as well as the vision behind his look. All 4 partners will comem together to host a White Collar sweepstakes for fans where they can win the ultimate Neal Caffrey-style weeked in New York which includes a bespoke suit and shirt from Alton Lane, a visit to the set of this show and meals at the character's favorite hotspots. This sweepstakes runs through Jan 29th.
We're not finished with inauguration day activities but we had to share our highlights over the weekend as well as what took place today as President Obama was being sworn in. We love the looks that everyone has been rocking. Michelle Obama (how much do you love that she has her own Twitter account to share her thoughts with us - @FLOTUS) and her girls looked amazing during the Kids Inaugural Concert this weekend with performances by Usher and Katy Perry.
Yesterday, Obama was sworn in to office for another term in the White House and had his fabulous family by his side. Michelle wore a Reed Krakoff dress and matching cardigan in blue, the color of the party. Malia wore a cute dress which was on trend with an age appropriate color blocked dress (which was created by simply layering a long sleeve top under a sleeveless dress that she wore while her father campaigned). Sasha wore purple Plenty by Tracy Reese dress named, Mariposa (you can still snag this piece and we love how Sasha updated this look as she had worn this ensemble before) and added oomph to the look by pairing it with a gold sash to create a belted look and a flare in her outfit. Both opted for - tights.
This morning, a number of stars were present at the inauguration including John Legend, Jay-Z and Beyonce (who sang the national anthem immediately after President Obama was sworn in). Jay-Z looked dapper wearing a Dior suit. Beyonce was a vision with a Pucci dress, Dior coat and stunning jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz which looked phenom and were making statements of their own as she walked in and sang (without her ear piece). Michelle and her daughters looked fabulous as usual. Michelle had a coat by Thom Browne in navy with a dress whose fabric was inspired by a man's silk tie (love when menswear goes femme). I love that during the swear in, her legs were exposed and the coat was not accessorized and she completed the look with kitten heels from J.Crew. This look was accessorized (when she was getting ready to walk) by Reed Krakoff boots, a jeweled belt and gloves from J.Crew and Cathy Waterman earrings as she headed to the parade after the swear in. This entire look is slated to go to the National Archives!
We can't wait to see what the family will don for tonight's events and we'll keep you in the loop!
UPDATE: 01.22.13Racked reported, that during the Today Show, Jenna Lyons, Creative Director of J.Crew will be retiring the color of the Lady Coat that Malia wore. Although this style has been a staple within the brand's line, out of respect for her to have her moment, the color will no longer be available. The belt that Michelle added to hear Thom Browne coat, was actually a bedazzled bridal sash from the line and this too will also be retired! If you were able to snap up these finds (or still can) fab - if not, the hunt continues!
Yesterday, Milan Menswear Fashion Week FW2013 ended yesterday (Berlin Mercedes Benz Fashion Week starts today and we'll be following designers within this schedule over the next few days). Typically, Wed focuses on menswear and today, we're showcasing a huge focus on suiting and outerwear from the house of Versace! A number of signature pieces, textures and of course accessories hit the runway.
London Collections Men continues into its final day. With the winter coming upon us, we're looking for vibrant color and we found it with Orlebar Brown which launched six uears ago via Adam Brown, a photographer! He conceived this line which creates tailored swimwear for men! What a great alternative to what's out there in the marketplace and this season which looks at FW2013 is not only retro (this very Art Deco and everything I love about Miami as the collection is broken out into 3 areas: Miami Nights, Poolside Decadence and Beach Frivolity) but fun with it's yellows, red and a hint of mint! With a mix of printed shorts, blazers, oversized bags and more - we're ready ot jump on a cruise to really embrace this look. Who doesn't love bringing in that Miami sense no matter where you're off to or just popping it in to the overall look?
We love runway shows whether it's NYFW or something taking place globally! Currently, London Collections Men is taking place with Martine Rose taking place at 2:30pm and Sibling at 7pm. This player will automatically play the shows at these times and will also show previous collections as well that have been showing as we are on day 2!
Late last month, Giorgio Armani's Menswear show hit Milan Fashion Week! From crisp suiting for the Hamps, to suits at the office he had his models covered. In addition, we're loving the casual style that was perfect for jaunts in the country (or maybe if you're country involves portions of the city that you don't usually hand out)! Can we talk about the accessories and handbags? These items are perfect for women as well! With only 5 weeks to go from New York Fashion Week next month (stay tuned as I co-founded and will be launching Shoe Week and being days from flipping through September magazines, we're so ready!
Earlier this year, Berluti presented their menswear shoe collection in Paris for their Fall/Winter collection which will be available in a few weeks. These are shoes that I can definitely see Paul wearing and with the heritage of this brand being around since 1895, this is a classic in your wardrobe!
Giorgio Armani hit Milan with their menswear show. We loved seeing suits as well as casul looks hit the runway. In addition, the large bags are perfect for trips wherever you're jetsetting destinations take you! Here are some of our favorite looks!
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What a weekend! Milan was buzzing this weekend as many athletes descended upon the Calvin Klein Collection Fashion Show for this menswear shoe! With such notables as Henrik Lundqvist, Victor Cruz and Amare Stoudemire making their way to the show, they not only brought the world of sport together (hockey, basketball and football) but also showed their own personal style! These guys look great in their uniforms; however, can also rock a suit in a number of ways (tie, bowtie and casual).
When I think of someone with fab men's style two people come to mind, McArthur Jospeh comes to mind. Not only is he the editor at Fashion Indie but he is also a menswear blogger for his own site, Daily Mister. I love how he nails the bow tie look everytime that I see him at an event, in his offices or when he's snapped by others at an event! Second, is Quentin Washington of Avenue Swank which is the epitome of someone who is always suave and chic whether he's in his hometown of Washington or popping into the city to attend events. I love their personalities and with them in mind, they have inspired today's post!
Here is a way of creating that same fab style and of course you can put components of it together or break it apart to make it your own. Start off with these fab cornwall blue striped bermuda shorts by Kai-Aakmann. I love that these shorts elongate the leg and when paired with a crisp white button down shirt by Maison Martin Margiela (who has a fab design house for men and women). Roll up the sleeves to give it a bit of a comfortable edge and top is off with this fabulous Etro fedora hat which has a lot of varying prints which is perfect for this look! Make the look pop from the blues by introducing the yellow paisely bow tie that's available at Mr Porter. Accessories are everything so we have to have the perfect tote to hold it all together - I love the Fendi washed calfskin cut out bag! This is perfect when you're running from one appointment to the next as no one likes a bag man! Finally, chic is defined by these fabulously suede Tod's driving loafers. Love the color and the serene yet sporty look that it adds into this overall look.
I hesitate to say it but in NYC, we've had one of the best winters ever! In many ways, we've been able to leave the house with a lighter jacket on and layers. Since it's almost mid March, we need to continue thinking Spring and rocking as many layers as possible! I'm all about taking super cute looks and keeping it easy. Pair this grey tank from Splendid with these super cute skinny jeans from Faith Connexion which has a great rinse and distressing on it. Top it off with Rachel Zoe's tailored leather jacket which is definitely a nod to menswear and will make you look ultra femme. To take this look for casual runs to the office and then to go out for drinks and beyond, I have fab accessories that you can layer in! First off, I'm DROOLING over Burberry Prorsum's rich plum clutch which I have been seeing in the windows currently and is always a head turner. Pair this look with these hinged bracelets (love mine) from Alexis Bittar to add in a pop of jewels and you can never go wrong with a cork heel. I'm loving this paisley brown toned shoe which is a great neutral fro Theodora & Callum. Finally, I love rocking fab rings on my hand and this one by Charriol has a nice texture and that casual bling which can go from day to night!
With Fashion Week officially starting here in NYC, we had to show a fab show of men's that took place last month in Milan! What I love most about Giorgio Armani, is that he knows a thing or two about outerwear! I love his double breasted leather jackets as well as pea coats! The classic winter coat layered over a vest is another perfect look. I'm loving the blazer with the glasses - so chic and how about fab bags being carried by these well suited gentlemen?
Fashion Week here in NY is a few days away and I have been immersed in Fashion Week coverage around the globe! It's only appropriate to highlight a fun show that took place during the 2012 Fall/2013 Winter Menswears shows earlier this month with Dean and Dan Stanton's line, Dsquared2! As we continue to bundle up, I loved seeing the line which rocked sexy suits which is always something that I can appreciate with classic and casual denim looks! I love that denim was accessorized with fun outerwear and amazing leathergoods (ladies this comes in handy as you can share a bag when going away on a weekend). Anytime Paul and I travel together, he loves when our items can fit in one bag which makes heading out easier! On the upper left hand corner Dean and Dan, the designers of this line, rock out a classic suit while their models hit the runway showcasing fabulous and flawless style!
I'm such a fan of Pony Hair! It's been something that I have definitely embraced in my wardrobe since last fall but now I know that I need to have it in my current rotation! Above, I have a number of fab items that are the perfect way to bring this luxe texture into your wardrobe. Jimmy Choo has this fabulous wallet that's a brown and ivory print. When you're running errands, you have to do so with this fab large saddle bag from Henry Cuir which looks great with leggings and boots. Givenchy, has this fab pair of ankle shoes which are oh so very Anthropologie and beg to be worn with a number of outfits! You have to go vintage and no one does it better than Chanel with this super cute clutch. Christian Louboutin always makes an appearance when you are talking about items to add into your wardrobe! I love this black and white combo. DVF has a fab ruby patchwork clutch which of course is in the famed pony hair look! Fendi's platform boots are phenom and knee high as well. Menswear is always a nice touch within your look so I'm loving Dolce & Gabbana's croc and pony hair oxfords. Finally, I'm OBSESSED with House of Harlow's Orina clutch which has a nice weight to it, fits fab in your hand and of course is pony hair!
I'm all about trailblazing! As my second fashion mom says (yes my mom is Queen Fashion from her style, knowledge and industry show how but I have another amazing fashion mom that I adore to pieces) "grass never grows under my feet"! So with that said, I'm never one to ask whether I should go about doing something and I always see opportunity but I am also very old school in some ways in that I love a man who takes the lead. I'm the girl who loves when Paul opens doors for me, reaches his hand out to help me out of the cab, pops my coat on and doesn't think twice about holding my bag when we leave events and I'm juggling things in my hands. So if we can enjoy his lead on this, when it comes to dressing for a bridal event, I love the idea of adding in elements of menswear to the look - if this tuxedo from Hugo Boss is any indication, we are definitely going to look amazing when it comes to going to our friend's formal weddings at night. But seeing that we are fab women, we need to add in elements of our personality!
First off, we take a lead with his look by rocking this amazing Rachel Zoe Jerry Tuxe Jumpsuit has that glam bond girl look mixed with 70's and uber glam. Fab on its own, rock it out completely with a fab pair of Christian Louboutin bronze glitter heels. I'm loving Tim Van Steenbergen's sash belt which adds a bit of the heritage of the orient into this look. Top it off with more bling with this amaze Dannijo Coco Silver Plated Swarovski Crystal Ring. You know I never wear earrings that much but this is absolutely amazing when you walk in a room and rock Miguel Ases earrings. I'm also loving Luisaviaroma's python clutch which has the fab finger detail which is perfect when you're carrying it throughout the venue. Finally, I'm loving Yves Saint Laurent's Multimedia necklace - love this piece as it's all about Mixed Media which I am a HUGE fan of and how can you not have your eyes drawn to this look time and time again?
Last night, Paul and I wandered the Village after a round table and made our way to a super yummie Thai restaurant! I love the fall when the weather is just beginning to turn and you get giddy wearing a number of outerwear options and layers. In honor of this, I created a fun his and her leather/shearling spread! I'm OBSESSED over his style which rocks YSL's coat which is in a fab charcoal color which always looks phenomenal. Paired with the perfect distressed jeans by D&G and fun shoes, he's ready to be out and about looking amazing! Cap it off with a fab pair of fingerless gloves by UGG and a super cute beanie cap to wrap up the rest of the look. A quick pop into Forever 21 can provide a number of colors that are perfect to finish the look.
When she steps out, Karl Donoghue's jacket takes the aviator look to another level by combining this fab sleek look and popping shearling in to complete the look. Rock these with UGG's newest foray into fab footwear with this mix of menswear. Keep it simple with Paige Premium Denim pants. She can complete her look by pairing it with Simonetta Ravizza's marble fur hat which looks so cute and is warm and this fab crossbody bag by Woolrich.
It's not a shock that men and women can rock one another's look and it's not always about androgyny. Menswear is popular in women's looks and there are a number of items in women's that can be worn by a man. My boyfriend loves rocking my beauty product - shower gels, facial scrubs and more and yet he's still as manly as you can imagine. Today I have the left side of the spread focused on a men's basic look in outerwear, women is on the right and in the middle goodies to share! I love the his and her look and with the rain that we received yesterday, I got to think about rocking trench's by Burberry and fab shoes by Cole Haan. I could so see Paul and I walking in Soho between my brand meetings wearing this classic look with well worn fab shoes that have a brownish/grey look to it. Of course, the cutest thing ever is that we can share the accessories! Paul loves carrying my totes when they're too heavy and this Fendi one can go either way and is super luxe. I love my scarves and am never without one as the weather gets closer to the fall. Love Quotes is phenom and when we're done sharing a cigar and a bevvie, I can wrap him up in it to take a pic! I do love his and her looks!
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We know that last month it was all about Menswear as a number of male models hit the runways rocking out a number of looks that we can't wait to see up close and personal for Spring/Summer 2012! Sometimes it's best to take a moment and reflect on how amazing a trend in a show was by giving it a little breathing room. Today's His Style shows us that he needs to rock a little red. It's not about wearing it head to toe but it looks best when it's paired with a fresh palette that contains or is a mixture of black, white and/or grey. Whether you opt for leather goods that have red in it, a jacket that has a pop of it in its colorway or you go all out wearing the hue - you're guy is all set for a day to do what he does best! We're loving that Gucci reminded us of this fab trend and we can't wait to hit the streets to see this.
I love the classic tee and jeans as it can be worn to a number of places and is a signature for my outfits! The other day, I ran into a friend of mine in the fashion district as we're all running around prior to Fashion Week whether we have last minute photoshoots we're styling, checking in with our brands, dropping/picking items up etc. Within a span of 5 mins he caught up with me on his last 6 months of life and we promised that we'd brunch soon. He was wearing a great tee and jeans, simple but it made him look amazing and he jazzed it up with cute shoes and a bag. This look is so easy that the only way you can get it "wrong" is when you have ill fitting tees, jeans that have passed their expiration date, or anything that stops it from having that crisp and simple look etc.
Anytime you opt for this look make sure that the tee (whether a v or a crew neck) plays up the best attributes of your body type. Then find your jeans, I love a straight leg on a guy and there are a number of options. Note that straight legs are not skinny jeans, so if you were concerned that they would be too revealing, no worries! You could totally opt for super cute Italian sneakers but in this in between weather, what about popping in something unexpected? My friend was coming from a photoshoot and heading off to assist in a casting so having a look that was casual and comfortable was essential; however, he still wanted to look fashionable. I'm loving the Tuxedo II Dockside Boat Shoe from Vane by Sebago (fab collection to check out) as it takes a classic shoe and adds a bit of pop by having a patent look that doesn't overwhelm the outfit but steps it up on another level. Of course, if you're running around and bringing things here and there, guys shouldn't be afraid of rocking a bag. This one is perfect and is by Coach (plenty of bags to choose from in various sizes). This look works from running around to grabbing drinks at your favorite spot!
Kitten Lounge adores men and in particular menswear. One of the best things about this fall season is that we will have quite a bit of changes on the site! One of the things that you can expect to see each Wed is menswear and starting during Fashion Week, we will have our Men's Editor providing his take on this portion of fashion! We wanted to kick off this section in only a way that is fitting with Kitten Lounge, thinking of brunch! We all know with cooler temperatures on its way, it's nice that you can layer up and run out without having to wear a jacket! Just like yoga pants are my go to when I am grabbing brunch with just a few close friends or traveling, this is also something that works well with guys as well.
With simpler being the best way to go sometimes, I love that you can pair a simple henley tee with this terry lounge pant from RLX Ralph Lauren! Now of course, I think accessories are essential for everyone. I love the leather bracelet by John Varvatos but my fave portion of this outfit is the Shell Top Adidas! Just the other week I was in the Adidas Originals Store and saw these shoes and although they are for men's, this is definitely something that I would wear! Together this is such an easy look whether he has to walk your pooch or is running downstairs to the corner bodega to get a NY Post! Follow the #KL31BdayStar picks for our essentials for fall and what's on my birthday list!
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