Gift Guide / Day 11

Objects, Saikai.

Bag of the Week: Vince Signature Collection Stamped Croc Crossbody Bag

Bag of the Week: Vince Signature Collection Stamped Croc Crossbody Bag

Bag: Vince Signature Collection Stamped Croc Crossbody Bag

Price: $645 via Vince

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Vince’s new handbag line is full of sleek, functional designs at contemporary price points. This luxe-looking crossbody is big enough to be an everyday bag, but it’s compact enough not to weigh you down.

Holiday Dressing.

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On The Spanish Steps

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SOREL BOOTS: YOU KNOW, FOR THE UPCOMING FREEZING COLD NYFW


Sorel Boots Street Style

Sorel Boots



SVEA IN SOREL BOOTS
1. SOREL Tivoli II with PRADA pants and SASQUATCHFABRIX coat
2. SOREL Toronto Mid Boot with VINTAGE coat
3. SOREL Joan of Arctic Knit Boot with BALENCIAGA pants and DRIES VAN NOTEN coat


10 Fashion Insiders’ Holiday Wish Lists

10 Fashion Insiders’ Holiday Wish Lists

We’ve brought you bountiful gift guides to help you shop for every single person and situation this holiday season, and I wanted to finish up by asking some of my favorite fashion insiders what’s on their wish lists this year. I spoke with style stars like Nicky Hilton, Rebecca Minkoff and Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, I found out not only what was on each of their wish lists but also what handbag they’re lusting after this moment.

Take a look at our 10 fashion insiders’ holiday wish lists below!

10 Fashion Insiders’ Holiday Wish Lists

10 Fashion Insiders’ Holiday Wish Lists

We’ve brought you bountiful gift guides to help you shop for every single person and situation this holiday season, and I wanted to finish up by asking some of my favorite fashion insiders what’s on their wish lists this year. I spoke with style stars like Nicky Hilton, Rebecca Minkoff and Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, I found out not only what was on each of their wish lists but also what handbag they’re lusting after this moment.

Take a look at our 10 fashion insiders’ holiday wish lists below!

10 Fashion Insiders’ Holiday Wish Lists

10 Fashion Insiders’ Holiday Wish Lists

We’ve brought you bountiful gift guides to help you shop for every single person and situation this holiday season, and I wanted to finish up by asking some of my favorite fashion insiders what’s on their wish lists this year. I spoke with style stars like Nicky Hilton, Rebecca Minkoff and Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, I found out not only what was on each of their wish lists but also what handbag they’re lusting after this moment.

Take a look at our 10 fashion insiders’ holiday wish lists below!

TalkShoes Notice 12/22

TS Notice 12_22This week, our #ShowMyShoes Instagram roundup on TalkShoes was full of studs, glitter and lots of red soles. We want to know about your holiday pedicure plans, and as for us, nothing says “holidays” quite like this Chanel and Jin Soon polish combo. Diane Kruger wore a pair of Adidas sneakers out to lunch, but we can’t help but question her choice of socks. Lastly, be sure to check out the best shoe deals happening now, because after the stress of holiday shopping, it’s time to treat yourself to a little something special.

READ MORE OVER ON TALKSHOES!

See Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Kiss in This Sultry Balmain Photo


Kim Kardashian made a big announcement over Instagram this morning when she shared this very steamy image of herself and husband Kanye West kissing for Balmain's spring/summer 2015 menswear campaign of which they are the stars. The photo, shot by Mario Sorrenti and creative directed by Pascal Dangin, shows Kardashian fiercely gripping West's face, pulling him towards her for a passionate lip lock. 

The 5 Holiday Style Mistakes Even Fashion Girls Make


Even when you work in fashion, you’re not immune to making a less-than-great style decision. We thought it would be fun and useful to poll the office for holiday style mistakes even Who What Wear editors have made, so you can be sure to avoid falling into the same trap this party season. Ahead, our very own confessions! 

Going on Vacation This Winter? We Found You the Best Romper


Zimmermann Essence Embroidered Silk-Gauze Playsuit ($395) 

Going on Vacation This Winter? We Found You the Best Romper


Zimmermann Essence Embroidered Silk-Gauze Playsuit ($395) 

Tip of the Day: Give Your Puffer Vest a Stylish Update


Style Tip: Let your puffer vest take the spotlight by pairing it with a simple long-sleeve shirt and black jeans. Fasten your hair in a loose ponytail for a laidback finish.

Is it cold where you live? Share how you style a puffer vest in the comments below!

Tip of the Day: Give Your Puffer Vest a Stylish Update


Style Tip: Let your puffer vest take the spotlight by pairing it with a simple long-sleeve shirt and black jeans. Fasten your hair in a loose ponytail for a laidback finish.

Is it cold where you live? Share how you style a puffer vest in the comments below!

Why Meadham Kirchhoff Matters

When I was featured in the i-D x Business of Fashion #BOF500 film, I said something on camera that was singled out and duly lambasted on i-D’s Instagram.  “The fashion industry is about creativity first and foremost and hopefully commerce second.”  Commenters flagged up my naivety and deemed I was living in a la-la land.  Maybe I am but when faced with a fashion industry that crushes creativity, I’d rather keep my rose-tinted specs on.  Crushed is exactly how I felt when it was revealed last Friday on Style.com in an interview with Maya Singer that Meadham Kirchhoff won’t be staging a show as part of London Fashion Week next season, with the reason being that they don’t have the funds to do so.  Since then, Vogue.co.uk has reported that Meadham Kirchhoff remain on the schedule whilst they are “figuring the right way forward.”  Is it the end?  Nobody knows but the Style.com piece and their last S/S 15 collection clues you into the harsh reality of the industry today.  Suffice to say, should Meadham Kirchhoff find themselves unable to carry on, I’d question whether this is an industry that I personally want to be a part of and work in.

Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff need no introduction, especially on this blog – I’ve extolled and raved about them numerous times.  Why they matter goes beyond mere product or the niceties of a solid collection.  Ever since they began on their quest on discovering the Cosmology of Women, the industry has been in their thrall and eager to be swept under their spell of fantastical and emotive dreamer fashion.  They reached a pinnacle when they presented raging Courtney Love’s in satin dresses and ballerinas in fanciful fluff and frou-frou in their spring/summer 12 collection named “A Wolf in Sheep’s/Lamb’s Clothing”.  Above any surface-driven aesthetic, it’s the don’t-give-a-fuck spirit inherited from London’s premier fashion provocateurs (Westwood, Bodymap, Galliano – all bearers of the essence of what makes British fashion so great) that garnered Meadham Kirchhoff a diehard fanbase .  It’s a fanbase that turns up in their hundreds outside their Hackney studio for a chance to be street-cast in their fashion shows or grab a piece of discounted MK.  They are girls and boys around the world Tumblr-ing their love for Meadham Kirchhoff through moodboards, collages and emojis.  I’ve literally seen people go misty-eyed and enter trance-like states when the subject of Meadham Kirchhoff comes up.  For those that get it, the love runs deep.

At Meadham Kirchhoff’s recent sample sale, rails were stuffed with archive pieces.  It was a clear out of epic proportions and it felt like precious pieces of Meadham and Kirchhoff were going for a song.  You can immediately debunk the myth that the duo are maverick conceptualists who make unwearable clothes once you’ve copped a feel of their pin-tucked chiffon dresses with intricate cutwork or embroidered peasant blouses that are finished by hand.  Every time I’ve worn something by Meadham Kirchhoff, people will invariably comment on how beautiful and lovely it is and then look slightly perplexed when I tell them who it’s by.  Selling has never been a problem either as they told Style.com openly that they sold everything they made and tellingly, their collaboration with Topshop last year also sold out in minutes.

So how does a label that has feverish fandom and beautiful and desirable product, find itself unable to carry on?  Louise Gray, a former kindred spirit on the London fashion scene also succumbed to the pressures of being out alone on the island of idiosyncratic creatives.  On one hand you could say that perhaps the audience of these designers are niche and small.  And if they have enjoyed longstanding support sponsorship from schemes like New Gen and still can’t make it work, then the problem lies with their collections.

On the other hand, maybe we should think about whether a one size fits all fashion system works for every single designer out there.   Are the pressures of bottom lines in department stores and boutiques restricting the breadth of their buys?  Are the number of collections required of designers fatigueing an industry – where the truly sublime can pass people by in a flash because our attentions are so diverted and divided?  For all the strides that London Fashion Week has made in recent seasons, are we still succumbing to the same pitfalls of the 80s and 90s where support out there for designers who aren’t necessarily business minded is lacking?  Hungry press and retailers demand shows to drum up hype and hub-hub, but when they are so costly and take out so much resources from young designers and start-ups, why not use alternative modes of presentation and communication?  And in an age where boundaries are removed through the internet, can a brand like Meadham Kirchhoff with such a fervent following reach out to their customers directly, cutting out the middlemen?

Meadham Kirchhoff and Gray’s demise is further evidence of a fashion industry where taste has been quashed through a conventional and ultra polite filter.  Everything needs to be instantly sellable, commercial and anything remotely madcap won’t go the distance or even make it to the rails.  And yet we still dance under the masquerade of an industry that promotes the new, the exciting and the innovative.  Their disquiet of this ruthless industry was expressed in their  bolshy and anger-driven spring/summer 2015 collection.  It was two fingers up at the establishment.  In an interview with i-D, Kirchhoff was lucid about designers today that have to bend over backwards to meet the needs of the industry.  “I think you have a culture of designers at the moment that is about pleasing the journalists and the buyers and saying yes to everything.”

Still, perhaps there’s a different outlet or route for these nonconformist creatives out there.  Gray is currently teaching and has also been working with Lulu Kennedy on Lulu & Co.   Could there be a house out there for Meadham and Kirchhoff where the financials are in place to put their talent and skills to good use?

Until solution are found, I will continue to lament the dearth of “difficult” designers – as in their clothes might be tricksy or their characters tempestuous.  Everything comes too easy today with Instagram-able personas and rack-ready product.  This isn’t the industry that I fell in love with.  I’d rather be in la-la land than a no-man’s land of drone-like fashion and conveyor belt creativity.  We need to be careful that we don’t eradicate the very reason that make us do what we do.

Published originally on i-D 

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Hello from the St. Regis Aspen! I’ve spent the last few days being re-shown the ropes on skiing, the fluffiness of fresh blankets of snow, the importance of hot apple cider, etc, and I’ve had the most magical time. And I try not to use that word but when you feel like a clay figurine in a large snow globe, it applies. The first couple days were perfect conditions for being on the slopes but with the recent nonstop downfall, we’ve been kind of snowed in. With a likely flight cancellation. Gulp. Cue me romping in the hotel room fueled by room service coffee. Wearing the ARE YOU AM I Kaede camisole and shorts in bright white.

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TWO OF MY FAVORITE ACCESSORIES

Are You Am I by Rumi Neely

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The time has finally arrived! After years of others admiring her every outfit choice Rumi Neely has launched her highly anticipated ready-to-wear line, ARE YOU AM I.

Comprised of elevated basics, bold leather statement pieces and lingerie-inspired styles, the line is minimal, chic and everything a girl could ever want from Rumi. I personally want absolutely everything!

You can shop the line here.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Kapama Braised Chicken

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If you’re having a holiday dinner party and are looking for a dish that WOWS, this is it!

Adopted from our friends over at Goop, this braised chicken recipe is so good it quite literally falls off the bone. There is a hefty cooking time, but it’s low-maintenance and simple enough that anyone can make it. The delicious flavors of tomato and the surprising secret ingredient of cinnamon make for a perfect holiday dish.

Here’s how you make it:

Ingredients:
1 whole chicken, chopped into 8 pieces
1 medium to large yellow onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 14-oz whole peeled Italian tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cinnamon stick
Ground cinnamon
Sea Salt
Fresh ground pepper
Olive oil
Romano cheese, grated
Parsley, for garnish

Instructions:
1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and lightly coat with cinnamon and massage
2. Over high heat, coat large pot with olive oil
3. Once the oil is hot, sear chicken for 1 minute on each side (until skin is browned)
4. Remove the chicken pieces from the pan and set aside
5. Lower heat to medium and add onions, stir for one minute until soft then add garlic, let cook for one more minute
6. Add chicken broth, cinnamon stick, canned tomatoes, salt and pepper
7. Stir and bring to a simmer
8. Add chicken pieces back into the pot, making sure they’re submerged in liquid
9. Simmer for about two hours uncovered (chicken should be tender & falling off the bone)
10. Garnish with parsley and top with romano cheese
11. ENJOY!

Watch a video on this recipe RIGHT THIS WAY!

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Denim Days

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WISHFUL THINKING

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As i told you before, I’m heading back to LA this week – can’t wait. If you’re also staying at a warmer place for Christmas then you will definitely enjoy and be inspired by our editorial staffs (in company with our a few of our lovely contributors) favorite holiday tips in the latest issue of STYLEBY. Above are my picks:

Luggage tag from Smythson, nail polish from Lancôme, necklace from Orit Elhanati, camera from Fuji Film, traveling kit from Aesop, bikini from Lisa Marie Fernandez, sunscreen from Clarins, kaftan from Rodebjer, yoga mat from Manduka, perfume from Maison Martin Margiela, Book: Not that kind of girl and sandals from ATP Atelier.

Givenchy’s Spring-Summer 2015 Lookbook Has Arrived, and We Have All the Bag Photos

Givenchy’s Spring-Summer 2015 Lookbook Has Arrived, and We Have All the Bag Photos

If you’re sick of hearing about the holidays, gift-buying, traveling and everything else, we’ve got a brief respite for you in the way of the Givenchy Spring-Summer 2015 handbag lookbook. The upcoming collection has new versions of all the hits Givenchy lovers have come to know and love, plus a couple of new designs.

The most notable knew bag is the Postino, which is true to its name–the big, soft crossbody looks like a very high-end version of a letter carrier’s bag. There’s also a new, hard-shell enamel clutch, which will put Givenchy’s bags onto the same red carpets where its couture has become a staple. There’s also a pretty new floral and some gorgeous exotics, and you can check them all out below.

Olympia Horse Show, what I wore

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Wearing H&M current collection

It’s been an action packed weekend filming with H&M - We Love Horses at the Olympia Horse Show! Apart from the classic ‘what I wore’s’ you should also check out the video series we’ve been documenting, including the little intro trailer above. The weekend’s highlight was definitely going up in front of a full arena and styling two horses! More on that in this afternoon’s episode, so keep an eye on H&M - We Love Horses Facebook page.

In collaboration with H&M We Love Horses

Olympia Horse Show, what I wore

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Wearing H&M current collection

It’s been an action packed weekend filming with H&M - We Love Horses at the Olympia Horse Show! Apart from the classic ‘what I wore’s’ you should also check out the video series we’ve been documenting, including the little intro trailer above. The weekend’s highlight was definitely going up in front of a full arena and styling two horses! More on that in this afternoon’s episode, so keep an eye on H&M - We Love Horses Facebook page.

In collaboration with H&M We Love Horses

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SANDALS

Shoes

Tomas Maier, Isabel Marant and Jacques St Tropez.

RUGS

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Antonia Petkovic, shot by Adam Pluciński and styled by Agnieszka Kornacka.

Love the rugs.. makes me think of Maison Martin Margiela SS12.

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Shop Your Way

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Behind the scenes from my shoot with Shop Your Way last week – There are so many ways to shop and rewards to gain by using this site (which is wear I found these boots). Click on to discover my style with them here..

Check Out Our Perfect New Year’s Eve Accessory Trios, No Matter Where You’re Celebrating

Check Out Our Perfect New Year’s Eve Accessory Trios, No Matter Where You’re Celebrating

We’re all well-acquainted with the metallic, sequin-covered ensembles that usually characterize New Year’s Eve fashion. Because we’re always fans of being a little bit more creative, we’ve thought about the aesthetics that characterize some of the US’s and Europe’s style capitals and taken the liberty of assembling the best accessories for NYE celebrations in each locale. All you have to do is add a dress.

A Striking Dress

Around this time, I would normally be going crazy trying to find the perfect last-minute outfit for New Year’s… but this year I’ll be on a beach wearing something super casual. But I saw this dress on Alana and thought how striking it is — it’s really the ultimate party dress.


The details are so intricate (you should see the embroidery up close) and — even though I don’t normally — I really like the cut outs on this. They are a little sexy but not overdone, and New Year’s is the one night you can get away with it, don’t you think? I usually go for something simple and classic, but this is look is so fun.

Dress, Mary Katrantzou.

Black & Gold

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Jacket: RED Valentino (also here). Skirt: Topshop. Bag: Mansur Gavriel. Shoes: Valentino. Lips: Stila 'Beso'. Sunglasses: Prada. Socks: AA. 

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Jacket: RED Valentino (also here). Skirt: Topshop. Bag: Mansur Gavriel. Shoes: Valentino. Lips: Stila 'Beso'. Sunglasses: Prada. Socks: AA. 

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Holiday Dilemma

Diane Kruger's Vacation-Perfect Spread For Elle Italia


With her beachy waves, bright prints and a sun-kissed glow, Diane Kruger's new spread for Elle Italia has us missing the summer months. This pool-side style inspiration is perfect for you lucky few jetting off for a warm weather vacation or for those of you already living in paradise!

Noël avec Dolce and Gabbana


Wearing all Dolce and Gabbana make-up, Ports shirt.
 Photos by Randy Ceballos


Et voilá my D&G Christmas makeup look for this season!
 I got inspired by the green and gold shades surrounding the Christmas season. Perfect background to highlight the smokey eye shadows and red lips. I hope you like it!


Happy holidays from Paris everyone!
x
Denni

Noël avec Dolce and Gabbana


Wearing all Dolce and Gabbana make-up, Ports shirt.
 Photos by Randy Ceballos


Et voilá my D&G Christmas makeup look for this season!
 I got inspired by the green and gold shades surrounding the Christmas season. Perfect background to highlight the smokey eye shadows and red lips. I hope you like it!


Happy holidays from Paris everyone!
x
Denni

The Only 7 Holiday Dressing Tips You REALLY Need


If you've been keeping up with our coverage for the past couple months or so, then you know better than we do how much we love holiday dressing. Keep reading for our best holiday styling tips, all in one place!

Happy Holidays!

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See you on January 7th!

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Beauty Up X Cosmo

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Winter layering

WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS!

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YESSSSS!!! My very first time in Las Vegas and even though I thought I wasn’t going to like it, gosh, I FREAKING LOVED IT!!!
We just got here (on the blog that is) and I still have so much to show you so lets start with this.

WELCOME TO FABULOUS LAS VEGAS NEVADA!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Shares Her Secrets for Night-Out Dressing


For me, dressing up for a night out can be a challenge because I always want to feel fun while being elegant at the same time. I love to dress a bit more rock ‘n’ roll for a night out dancing. During the winter months, I’ll stick to darker colors and pile on jewelry and accessories and punch up my makeup. I’ve found the key is investing in pieces you can wear over and over again and that can transition you from day to night.  Since this time of the year calls for a wide range of after-hours looks, no time is better than the present to share my foolproof outfit tips. Keep reading below for my evening essentials. 

Are Hot Pink Accessories the Next Big Thing?


On Miranda:

Still Need a Dress for NYE? 12 Sites With Crazy Fast Shipping


You finally figured out your plans for New Year’s Eve, but have no idea what you’re going to wear to that house party/cocktail soiree/masquerade ball you’ve committed to. Sound familiar? You’re not the only one who procrastinates when it comes to your NYE ensemble, which is why today we’re bringing you 12 sites that will deliver your dress this week, plus our favorite dress pick from each. Click through to see shipping deals and shop stylish frocks perfect for ringing in 2015.