Georgia May Jagger Stars in Mulberry's S/S 2015 Campaign


Move over, Cara Delevingne: fellow British beauty Georgia May Jagger is the new face of Mulberry! Shot by Inez & Vinoodh, Georgia poses with '60s-vibe hair and some of the best bags from the brand's S/S 2015 collection, including Cara's namesake backpack.

Nature camouflage


Here a quick look of the day with my mom's oldest vintage sweater and these cropped raw denim pants from Topshop, in Central Park west. Wearing also a Calvin Klein bag,Wolford tights, and Oscar Tiye shoes

Bisous,
Denni

Nature camouflage


Here a quick look of the day with my mom's oldest vintage sweater and these cropped raw denim pants from Topshop, in Central Park west. Wearing also a Calvin Klein bag,Wolford tights, and Oscar Tiye shoes

Bisous,
Denni

pastel and black II

Winter Sun To Summer Snow

Marsala Leggings

Port Rock

I had no idea that Carrie Brownstein from Portlandia has been in a feminist punk rock band since the 90s, but it makes PERFECT sense.

What’s more Portland than that? She’s normally so well put-together and stylish in public appearances, so I love that at night she puts on a ripped t-shirt and screams into a microphone.

After a long hiatus, the band has recently reunited for their new album titled “No Cities to Love.” It’s cool to see this resurgence of the riot grrrl movement, which celebrates female empowerment and general activism. It’s also just great to see girl bands in general getting good press, like HAIM.


By emilia

Port Rock

I had no idea that Carrie Brownstein from Portlandia has been in a feminist punk rock band since the 90s, but it makes PERFECT sense.

What’s more Portland than that? She’s normally so well put-together and stylish in public appearances, so I love that at night she puts on a ripped t-shirt and screams into a microphone.

After a long hiatus, the band has recently reunited for their new album titled “No Cities to Love.” It’s cool to see this resurgence of the riot grrrl movement, which celebrates female empowerment and general activism. It’s also just great to see girl bands in general getting good press, like HAIM.


By emilia

MBFW – Glamorous Kimono & Girlfriend Jeans

rainy day

January 29, 2015.

At The Ballet Part 2

There was so much to see at the ballet, so we decided to split it across two posts. Here is our second one!!!

In the afternoon, dancers meet for on-stage rehearsals – a full run of that evening’s shows. They stop and start to the signal of the dance masters, who oversee every tiny arch of the foot. That’s it – just one final rehearsal before the show.

Backstage is calm – the dancers quietly take their final stretches. Most of them do their own makeup. The principals are sewn into their costumes (to be cut out of after the performance). A final coating of rosin powder to reduce slippage is added to pointe shoes.

And when the curtain rises, you’re transported by a brief encounter with beautiful athleticism…

Have you ever felt that at the ballet, too?

Should I Keep My Saint Laurent Bag?

I know what you all must be thinking (that I’m crazy for even thinking about this), but hear me out. Last week, all of you helped me make a very important decision. I was stuck between two going-out bags, one from Saint Laurent, the other from Chanel. After writing the post and reading all your comments, the decision was a no-brainer. I went out and bought the Saint Laurent and then went home that night and started wearing my new bag around my house. After wearing it for a bit, I started to notice something.

The bag is python-embossed leather, and the the Saint Laurent representative explained that the bag is made of calf skin and stamped to feel like a real python without the possibility of falling scales over time, as can be a problem with real python. I wore the bag crossbody around my house, and because this bag lacks a smooth surface, the tiny hairs of my wool sweater kept getting caught in the “scales” of the bag. Because of that friction, I also noticed that the “scales” started to lift up and bend. I’m nervous if I wear delicate blouses, like lace or silk, the bag may cause pulls. I’m also worried of the opposite effect–that wearing something of a more coarse material may damage the delicate bag.

I don’t want to worry about what I’m wearing and the repercussions when I want to carry this bag. Other than that issue, I love it so much, and I would be devastated if the leather frays from constant wear. My main concern is I want this bag to age well, and I’m not sure if this finish will look the same as it does right now in a year’s time. If you look at the close-up shot below, you can see some of the leather lifting. Although that’s the natural texture of the bag, have any of you had similar problems with embossed python? Am I better off exchanging this bag for the croc-embossed texture, which is much smoother and might wear better over the years?

Saint Laurent Python Embossed

YSL Detail

Crocodile Embossed
[Image via Saint Laurent]

YSL Croc

I called, she didn’t pick up

On The Go!

Monochrome Look

Fancy Casual

Butterflies

Kat Collings Is Named Who What Wear’s First Editorial Director


We’re excited to share that our former Senior Editor, Kat Collings, has been appointed as WhoWhatWear.com’s first Editorial Director since its 2006 launch. You’ve may have read some of Collings’ many stories over the past several years. A few of our favorites are The Secret to Wearing High Heels Without Any Pain and 16 Style Lessons Learned From Sex and the City.

Hubba Hubba: Try Out This Evening Look


Take a detour from the expected mini dress evening route, and layer a lace slip dress underneath a belted printed kimono. Slip on a pair of black pumps to add the perfect finishing touch.

These Are the Coolest Cross-Body Bags We've Seen in a While


MYR Studio Rain Bag ($370)

pale pink coat

ロンドン [GIRL]

Romantic Florals

Frost again

Frost again
by DariaK

THOSE SUMMER DAYS

THOSE SUMMER DAYS
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2015 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Based on Your Relationship Status

The much-loved, much-anticipated, and much-hated Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The transformation of Saint Valentine’s Day over many years has turned this holiday into a massive marketing monster–just pop into any store and you will be pummeled with Valentine’s Day food, drinks, gifts and date ideas.

I used to dislike Valentine’s Day, especially when I didn’t have a Valentine. Then I grew to love it while I was dating, but usually built it up so big that, inevitably, I was let down. Then I began to just appreciate the day as a day I could spend with the person I love–no matter who that person might be.

I’ve put together a little guide to Valentine’s Day gifts based on your relationship statu; from single to married to wishing you were still single, there is something in this guide for everyone.

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paging old 90s sitcom stars

paging old 90s sitcom stars
by lanton

“Nothing New”

Appropriate Behavior

The Oscars are often dominated by male directors. So, here in the studio, we’ve been talking about some female filmmakers who are killing it this year – and we’ve got a girl crush.

Desiree Akhavan has been receiving a lot of attention with her recent Girls appearance and her upcoming film Appropriate Behavior. She wrote, directed and acted in the comedy film about a bisexual, Iranian-American navigating life in Brooklyn. We’re also cheering on Ava DuVernay for Selma and Gillian Robespierre for Obvious Child.

We hope one of them wins! What female filmmakers inspire you?


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Appropriate Behavior

The Oscars are often dominated by male directors. So, here in the studio, we’ve been talking about some female filmmakers who are killing it this year – and we’ve got a girl crush.

Desiree Akhavan has been receiving a lot of attention with her recent Girls appearance and her upcoming film Appropriate Behavior. She wrote, directed and acted in the comedy film about a bisexual, Iranian-American navigating life in Brooklyn. We’re also cheering on Ava DuVernay for Selma and Gillian Robespierre for Obvious Child.

We hope one of them wins! What female filmmakers inspire you?


By studio

Show a Little Love With Heritage Auctions’ First-Ever Valentine’s Accessories Auction

We’re always in favor of rewarding yourself or someone you love with a fabulous handbag no matter the occasion, and the first-ever Heritage Auctions Valentine’s Day Luxury Handbag & Accessories Auction is your latest opportunity to pick up something rare, exotic or sold out from the world’s best brands.

The Valentine’s Day sale is now the fourth live accessories auction that Heritage hosts annually, and this year’s lineup features a particularly notable selection of Hermès bags, including lots of exotics and limited edition pieces that are no longer available in stores, even to the brand’s biggest-spending VIPs. Heritage has them, though, and so can you.

The auction, which happens just in time for Valentine’s gifts, will be in preview at Heritage’s New York City office from February 4-8, with the live auction set for 1 p.m. on February 9.

Check out some of our favorite pieces from the auction below or browse the full selection of pieces via Heritage.

Hermès Birkin in Blue Roi Crocodile, 35cm
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Hermès Jige PM Clutch in Orange H Veau Doblis Suede
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Louis Vuitton Magestueux PM Tote
Available via Heritage Auctions

Louis-Vuitton-Majestueux-PM-Tote-Brown-Ostrich,-Blue-Python-&-Classic-Monogram-Canvas

Hermès Birkin in Shiny Violet Crocodile, 35cm
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Hermès Special Order Kelly Bag in Shiny Braise, Orange H and Bordeaux Alligator, 28cm
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Chanel Boy Brick Clutch
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Hermès Kelly Cut Clutch in Amethyst Crocodile
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Hermès Limited Edition Candy Birkin in Rose Tyrien and Rouge H Epsom Leather
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Hermès Jige Clutch in Vert Fonce Lizard
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Hermès Birkin in Natural Sable Ostrich, 40cm
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Hermès Birkin in Matte Poussiere Alligator, 35cm
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Hermès Special Order Horseshoe Birkin in Shiny Blue Electric and Alezan Crocodile, 35cm
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Hermès Birkin in Matte Beton Alligator, 35cm
Available via Heritage Auctions

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Hermès Birkin in Blue Paradis Togo Leather, 30cm
Available via Heritage Auctions

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everything that you hate or adore

everything that you hate or adore
by tab

Pinafore

Processed with VSCOcam with g1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with g1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with g1 presetWearing: Topshop Pinafore Dress | Saint Laurent Booties

We all know overalls are my second skin, but for some reason I’ve always overlooked their girly cousin – the pinafore dress. I like that you can layer a turtleneck or long sleeve to create a more tomboy vibe, and that both sneakers and booties work. This particular pinny is in mustard yellow with an oversized zip, an all around win. Shop below:

Couture Couture!

copertina_hc Products Selection:

1 VALENTINO DOT COM BAG
GIVENCHY PRINTED SILK DRESS
VALENTINO ROCKSTUD SHOES

2CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION BLAKE PUMPS

3 EMILIO PUCCI GREEN VELVET TROUSERS
EMILIO PUCCI GREEN VELVET BLAZER
JIMMY CHOO HEELS
LANVIN FEATHERS HAT
SAINT LAURENT GLITTER BAG
DOLCE&GABBANA CRYSTAL EMBELLISHED BAG

4 DOLCE&GABBANA LACE DRESS
SAINT LAURENT BABIES PUMPS
MARNI CLUTCH
BOTTEGA VENETA CLUTCH

5From left to right:

ROGER VIVIER SEQUINED BAG
ACQUA DI PARMA ROSA NOBILE PERFUME
NARCISO ROUDRIGUEZ “NARCISO” PERFUME
SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC SMALL BAG
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA PINATA RAFIA AND LEATHER BAG
CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION BLAKE PUMPS
FENDI BAGUETTE BAG
SAINT LAURENT GLITTER SHOULDER BAG

Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

 

easy does it

Sweater: Ella Moss. Tee: Everlane. Denim: Current/Elliott. Boots: Sigerson Morrison (also in snake). Bag: Loeffler Randall (also love this mesh version). Hat: Janessa Leone. Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Super Duper'

easy does it

Sweater: Ella Moss. Tee: Everlane. Denim: Current/Elliott. Boots: Sigerson Morrison (also in snake). Bag: Loeffler Randall (also love this mesh version). Hat: Janessa Leone. Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Super Duper'

Powder pink

Powder pink
by Chaba

This Week, Celebrities Headed to Sundance and Couture Shows–Check Out Their Bags

If you’re a film buff, you’re probably aware that the Sundance Film Festival is taking place as we speak. If you’re not a film buff, you’re probably vaguely aware of Sundance because it’s the one week of the year when all of your favorite celebs are randomly photographed wearing parkas and standing next to scenic, snowy mountain vistas. But not everyone gets sucked into Sundance vortex, of course; some celebs prefer to never, ever be seen wearing a parka, and so they are thusly confined to LA and NYC.

At The Ballet

There is something so beautiful and inspiring about the ballet. It’s more than an appreciation of the skill and discipline of the dancers – it’s the feeling you have when you watch each of those motions become a seamless narrative…

Dance has played a leading role in my life; I grew up dancing all different styles. What’s unique about ballet, though, is the connection you feel to others when you dance it. You give a bit of yourself each time – to the audience and to those who have danced it before you, the likes of Balanchine and Baryshnikov.

Although I danced, ballet is something spectacular even in the abstract. You don’t have to be a dancer to be swept away by the movements of the story. Watching from the audience, you still have the experience of release – of both mind and emotion.

We love dancing in the studio (Erik instigates desk dance parties all the time!), so that might be why visiting the New York City Ballet was so special for all of us. Their winter season is a big deal in New York, so we wanted to show you an intimate look inside their opening night.

The company has 93 dancers, with nearly 150 ballets in their repertoire. So, they have a strict schedule, which begins with warm up in the morning. They dress for the benefit of their body, to keep their muscles warm and relaxed – leg warmers and knits – not to make a fashion statement.

Throughout the day, the dancers will rehearse the numerous shows scheduled for the week (three were performed on opening night alone!). Partner sequences take a lot of strength and a lot of trust. We got to watch Sara Mearns, one of the principals, practice with her partner in a very close rehearsal space.

Here are the images from the first part of the day! There was so much to capture, so make sure you come back later to see the rest – including images of the performance!!

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Nova Veneza

8 Things You Need to Know if You Want to Work in Fashion


Blame it on anything from The Devil Wears Prada to Cathy Horyn’s scathing comments and the over-the-top instagrams of Anna Wintour’s assistants, but the fashion world is one of those industries with a lot of myth and hype built around it. While these are quite entertaining, if you’re actually looking to work in the industry, we thought it might be useful to reveal some of the realities that not many people discuss. Accordingly, we asked each of our Who What Wear editors (as well as our co-founders!) for a nugget of fashion industry wisdom they think anyone interested in a similar career choice might find useful.

The Secret to Layering Your Necklaces Like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley does many things well, from dressing for a girl’s night out—have you read her tips?—to looking polished at the airport—her packing list is a must-see. But upon some recent casual Instagram stalking, we came upon yet another one of the model’s talents: necklace layering. Thankfully for us, Huntington-Whiteley has a formula down— she usually pairs any number of shorter necklaces with a body chain (and sometimes adds a pendant necklace for variety). The combination of short and long chains is downright stylish and completely worth copying.

An Easy Trick to Keep Your Strapless Bra From Falling Down


In terms of the most annoying fashion problems, having your strapless bra slowly slip down your torso is right up there with dealing with the pain of high heels or trying to untangle your hopelessly knotted necklaces. Plus having to constantly shimmy your errant bra back into place is not the most attractive behavior. Thankfully, you can find the solution right in your lingerie drawer. All you need is a detachable bra strap (though full disclosure: It only works with strapless bras with removable straps.) Intrigued? We thought you might be.

How to Become a Pro Trendspotter in 5 Easy Steps


Sure, trends come and go, and it’s important to stick with the classics when appropriate, but the truth is that trendspotting is fun, plain and simple—plus, it’s essential if you want to stay ahead of the fashion curve and discover new looks you’ll love. Maybe you’re more of a white sneakers type, or perhaps you vibe more toward the print trends of the season. Whatever the case, we’ve come up with five easy ways to pick up on the latest fashion trends.

Keep scrolling to master the art and science of trendspotting! 

17 Winning Pieces for a Stylish Workout


Whether you hit the gym, hike the trails, or stick to a quick at-home video, getting your fitness on probably requires a second (albeit smaller) wardrobe. Leave it to sites like Free People and Net-a-Porter (to name a couple) to make it insanely easy to shop for supportive bras, sleek leggings, comfortable sneakers, and all the other essentials you need to get fit, while looking stylish. What are you waiting for? Scroll through to score the coolest workout gear.

The 25 Best Valentine’s Gifts for Your Guy


Gift shopping—especially for your special someone—can often be difficult. And when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, unless you’re sticking with flowers and chocolate, there’s nothing easy about it. How do you strike the right balance of “I love you,” or “I’m just getting to know you and I like you,” and “I’m not a total cheeseball”? To help, the Domaine editors have hand-selected 25 gifts that will do the trick (and in style). Shop our top picks for the men in your life below.

Moonage Daydream

Keep your ‘lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah!

David Bowie’s lyrics of Moonage Daydream provides the perfect lyric prism in which to view the latest Dior show.  It’s why it was one of the tracks used in the Bowie medley that soundtracked the show.  You can be an alligator, a mama-papa, a space invader or more fittingly, a rock ‘n’ rolling bitch in these clothes.  This show was so full in every way possible – full of eras, identities and ideas – I said in my Dazed Digital review of the show, “Too much of a good thing… is something amazing.”  I with more designers would just go and do something that was “too much”.  Then again, few have the bravada and the resources that Simons has to make everything work successfully.  You could see it all as overbearing randomness or rather it was a freeing of haute couture that Simons so brilliantly expressed with this show.

I was always thinking of the future for so many years and I was always anti-romanticising the past, but the past can be beautiful too, ” says Raf Simons. “There is a sense of the romance of the fifties, with the experimentation of the sixties and the liberation of the seventies in the collection – both in its materialisation and attitude. But I really wanted to express something that felt relevant for today, learnt from then, from the point of view of now; something wilder, more sexual, strange and certainly more liberated for the haute  couture and for women.”

Wild and strange is exactly what we got as we entered this never ending mirrored maze of white scaffolding and strangely sensual deep pile dusky pink carpet.  It was a time travel vehicle where Simons’ multi-decade, mucho-clashing, more-is-more vision for Dior could traverse through, going first around the hexagonal upper tier and then descending down the stairs.  If you looked up at the ceiling, you saw these strange creatures reflected repeatedly into infinity.  Sometimes there would be verbatim moments – like psychedelic catsuits taken straight from body painting editorial that might have appeared in late ’60s/early 70s Vogue under Diana Vreeland.  Most of the time decades collided with one another - as seen in the ’60s PVC printed with Dior’s femme fleur and made up into ’50s opera coats, worn over short crystal shifts as well as early punk tattoo body suits.  Bowie might have taken a liking to them in his Ziggy Stardust days.  Or when a full skirted New Look era skirt collided with an O-ring cut-out bodice straight from a go go booted dance club.  Speaking of which, the mere presence of those PVC slicked thigh high gogo boots in bright colours with metal cage heels, was more than enough to inject a kink in proceedings as well as a kick to the mainstream perception of what haute couture is supposed to be.  Cue detractors decrying “This is not couture!”

I’ve literally just come been inside a couture atelier today (more about that in another post).  The head of one of the ateliers said that she loved working in haute couture because there were no limits – in price and in ideas.  If that’s the case then Simons has really understood this sense of freedom.  Exploring its outer possibilities in materials and techniques as well as themes is how Simons has chosen to work with these ateliers, limitless in skill and resources – and that should be commended.  The collective gushing post show was genuine and heartfelt.  “So many ideas!  So rich!” was the general consensus.  Some can take what they want out of it  - a grosgrain ribbon heavily pleated skirt here, a guipere lace dress there – indeed, clients are currently clustering around the racks right this moment, taking their pick.  For us mere mortals, it’s the entire experience of this sensory overload that was so glorious to witness.

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