mixed bags

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever which means it’s been a big ol’ disco inferno up in here (but really, when is it never?). So these cute little numbers from the Sarah’s Bag Discoteque collection have really been calling my name. Embellished with glittering glass beads, the rainbow and shooting star …

pre-collection | sonia rykiel

If rainbow-butted bell-bottom pants sound like something you’d be into, then you’ll be smitten with the pre-spring collection from Sonia Rykiel. Those pants — with red, white and blue stripes that swoop up the back of one leg and back down the other — are a stand-out piece in a collection packed with sunny 70s-style …

fall-winter | alena akhmadullina

Designer Alena Akhmadullina is still flying under-the-radar here in the US, but over in her native Russia, her rich, folkloric take on evening wear has made her one of the biggest names in fashion. She loves mixing fantasy and traditional Russian dress, modernizing them through lush fabrics, intricate embroidery, and extravagant furs. For the past …

rag & bone x star wars

Without question, my all-time favorite look from the entire ‘Star Wars’ franchise is Princess Leia’s white hot Hoth jumpsuit from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. So I was pretty stoked to find out that Marcus Wainwright used those ice planet threads as inspiration for Rag & Bone’s upcoming Star Wars range. Officially releasing on December 1 …

style wise | OTK boots

Over-the-knee boots never go out of style, but this fall, they’re here, there and everywhere. A really good pair, made with solid construction and fine materials, can be pricey, though, so any purchase should be approached as an investment. You’ll get more years out of them if they are in a more timeless style, so …

pre-fall | ermanno scervino

I don’t know what’s going on, but lately I’ve been feeling Victorian-era fashion, especially when it’s styled in a more contemporary way. So when I saw that first look from Ermanno Scervino’s pre-fall collection — the black lace dress worn with a biker jacket and brogues — I needed to see more. The line blends …

patch game

One of the most prevalent trends for fall is patch-covered denim, with everyone from Levi’s to DSquared2 adorning jean jackets with colorful embroidered appliques. But while they look cool, there is just something unauthentic about factory-line DIY jobs. Patched denim is more fun (and genuine) when YOU do your own customization. Don’t know where to …

bay garrett for MiH

Us thrift store hawks are a breed unto ourselves which is why I immediately connected with Bay Garnett the moment I read about her. The British fashion stylist began her career in the 90s by spending her days digging through flea markets and charity shops, and launching cult magazine Cheap Date. Her big break came …

pre-fall | tome

New York label Tome is known for their clever reworking of the dress shirt and trademark voluminous silhouettes. But for pre-fall, their signature looks take on a whole new sexiness and wearability that reflects the brand’s growth and maturity. The all-stars here are Tome’s wide-legged trousers and a peasant blouse turned shirt dress. Both are …

pre-fall | ulla johnson

Ulla Johnson’s pre-fall range is everything you could ask for in transitional dressing. Unlike other designers who forget that these clothes are meant to worn in late summer, Johnson’s collection is not weighed down with coats and other wooly things. Instead, she turned out floaty silk dresses, cotton ruffle tunics, and one killer linen-blend jumpsuit, …