As I have mentioned, I was super excited for the new TopShop to open at 608 5th Ave near Rockefeller Center in New York City. On opening day I stopped in to see it and I was amazed! I love the layout of the store and seeing the mens floor. I took particular note of TopMan because I was looking to see if there was anything I could gift Mr. LadyBowTie. There was an abundance of brave mens fashion and a smattering of basics but nothing in between. That was what I was looking for, something in between. I was a bit disappointed in that category of mens but not discouraged, I will stop back again and see what they have in the future. As far as the women’s, the prices ranged from $30-$250 and there was an over abundance of style. I loved almost every single piece from the structured blouses to the sweatshirts and dont get me started on their flats wall. Unbelievably cool! The only part that left me unhinged was the size availability. It was rare to come across many larges or sizes over 8. Fingers crossed that was just an opening day stocking oversight. I fell in love with so many pieces in this store that I couldn’t escape without one. I bought this incredible long-sleeved bodycon floral dress. Covertly I took a few pictures of my shopping tip for you.
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Oh how you will be missed. If you didnt know, famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on October 20,2914. I wrote this on my Facebook wall a few days ago when the news broke of Oscar’s passing:
I’ve had the great honor to be a backstage dresser for Oscar de la Renta on at least three occasions for Fashion Week in NYC. His fashion shows were held at a church on the East Side of Manhattan and only open to distinguished guests, buyers and the very top in fashion publications. His shows were extremely classy without any of the celebrity circus that sometimes happens at “the tents”. The backstage, the models and his design crew were always very professional and had superior organization. You could tell this man expected the best but also that he treated everyone with kindness and respect which made you want to work harder not to disappoint him. His designs always left me awestruck and inspired. His gowns particularly were exceptional in design and craftsmanship and, I have to say it, so tearfully beautiful! My boss at these shows told the story as the show was running a wee bit late to start, that Oscar only waits for two people 1) His wife 2) Anna Wintour. We all had a little chuckle as our admiration for the designer grew. This last year I’ve had to decline working fashion week for a number of reasons but now I really regret not getting a chance to work one more Oscar show. Oh how he will be missed. RIP Oscar de la Renta http://features.aol.com/video/remembering-fashion-icon-oscar-de-la-renta?icid=aol|carousel|dl1
Photo credit: Elle.com
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Kicks, trainers, sneakers, bobos…whatever you call them nothing has been more popular this year than designer athletic footwear. Its not just for the sneaker-heads who wait in line at dawn at Foot Locker for the release of the newest Jordans either. Sneakers have replaced stilettos on the runway. Even the most conservative “business wear” retailers, like Faconnable, are creating a line of comfort athletic footwear. No matter your budget or preferred designer you can find a really cool pair to sport. I kick it old school with white-on-white shell-toe Adidas. Quote me: I’m predicting that Adidas is going to make a major comeback this year in fashion footwear. What are you wearing? Send me a pic at email@example.com and I’ll share it here.