Posts tagged Kate Spade

spring break must-haves!

Spring break is an American institution. Once reserved only for college students, it’s now a seasonal adventure for all ages, and styles. While plotting our own mad dashes for warmer climes — New York City can be brutal in March — we looked to some of our favorite vloggers and bloggers for inspiration.

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hot trend: pocket umbrellas

As the winter season draws to a close you can be sure of one thing, it won’t go quietly.  Much like the old adage says, we’ll have to suffer through some showers before we’re greeted with spring flowers. Luckily for all fashionistas braving the rain in heels, some of today’s hottest designers have put their spin on the season’s most utilitarian accessory: the pocket umbrella.

Yes, there is something sleek and chic about using a full-sized, long handled umbrella, but let’s face it, when you’re moving a mile a minute with a never-ending to-do list, those just get in the way. With both style and efficiency in mind we’ve rounded up some of the best mini-umbrellas on the market. From classic to quirky, there’s something for everyone. More >

fashion necessity: gloves

If you live in NYC, you know that winter is still here! And while winter gives us an excuse to wear some of our favorite accessories, there is always some winter accessories that are more gear than fashion. Gloves can be a bulky buzz kill to many chic winter outfits, but the alternative is to freeze your hands off! What to do?

Not all gloves have to be industrial looking! Here are some great gloves that will add some winter chic to your look without compromising your outfit. More >

gorgeous makeup bags for winter travel

Your favorite cosmetics make you feel pretty. Shouldn’t you store them in something pretty, too? Here are a few gorgeous makeup bags sure to keep you feeling organized and looking good, weather your just going across town or into a new timezone. More >

beauty trends from the runway … to you

These looks worked in New York, they worked in London, and they can work for you. Here are our favorite spring beauty trends, straight from the New York and London catwalks – and our tips for how to rock them yourself. More >

it’s all in the wrist…

Whether at the beach, a rooftop party, or an outdoor music venue, you don’t want to be lugging around a bulky bag. The solution to carefree, utilitarian accessorizing? The wristlet! More >

hot summer color: hot pink!

Right now, the only things I want to wear are head-turning shades of solid color. I’m not sure if it was the overwhelming onslaught of soft, subtle neutrals that pervaded our wardrobes all spring, but suddenly my thirst for bright, bold, nearly shocking pops of color is unquenchable. And the most satisfying of them all has to be hot pink. Just one swipe of this electric hue is enough to perk me up – whether in the form of a sunning statement necklace, the perfect satchel, or even my all time favorite childhood chewing gum.

Here are a few of the fuschia items I’m lusting after today:
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working it: rachel’s desk

 

As our operations coordinator, Rachel manages all of our makeup kits; the next time you snag a box full of all your favorite tarte products for one ridiculous price, send her a nod of thanks. As a former employee of Michael Kors, she brings a splash of honest-to-goodness couture-chic to our office. Obsessed with design, clean lines and minimalistic style, Rachel practices what she preaches. We stopped by her fastidiously sleek desk to find out which necessities made the cut for permanent residency.

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trend alert: bright bags for spring

The winter is almost over! Goodbye black, hello color.

Designers like Rebecca Minkoff and Stella McCartney never let me down when it comes to keeping things fresh — they’ve both released bright and vivacious spring lines of handbags. Here are a couple of my faves.

Clockwise from left: Rebecca Minkoff Straw M.A.C Bombe bag, Kate Spade New York ‘little shyla’ clutch, Tory Burch ‘Norah’ Envelope Clutch, Milly ‘Mini’ Nappa Leather Clutch, McQ Alexander McQueen ‘Amwell – Mini’ Crossbody Bag, Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Fold Over Tote.

 

 

 

 

holiday trend alert: sequins

 

This holiday season is all about glitz and glam, and sequins are back — in a big way.  We’re not talking ‘80’s- style prom dress sequins, but a subtle and elegant dash of glitter that gives just the right amount of edge to any outfit. In fact, adding some sparkle to your look is not only one of 2011′s hottest trends — it’s also one of the easiest.  If you don’t already have your go -to sequin accessory, you need to get one before the holiday party circuit starts. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the glittery, most versatile pieces on the market. Get your shine on!

Clockwise from the top left: beret, $25 at Topshop; grey skinny scarf, $19 at myscarfshop.com, blazer, $158 at Victoria’s Secret, Kate Spade New York  Agatha bag, $295 at Neiman Marcus; three tiered sequin mini skirt, $79 at Express; Stripes glitter pump, $49 at Urban Outfitters.

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