Getting giddy about joining Gilt City at their designer warehouse sale coming to San Francisco on Friday November 22nd for a night of VIP shopping! Ladies won’t want to miss scoring Helmut Lang, Missoni, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Rachel Roy and more at up to 90% off. And for the boys, we’ll find John Varvatos, Paul Smith, and GANT among others. Although Friday’s early access passes are sold out, Bay Area shoppers still have two ways to get in on Saturday, November 23, 2013: early bird entry from 1-3 pm and afternoon entry from 3-5 pm. With a $10 ticket via Gilt City, you get:
Admission for one to the Gilt City Warehouse Sale at The Sutter Room
Complimentary coat check (guests must check all coats and bags/purses before entering the sale)
Refreshments provided by HINT
Snacks provided by Special K
Music by live DJ
If you’re looking to treat yo’ self – I’ll see you at the warehouse sale!
Ps; Attendees are also invited to tweet and instagram a photo of what they purchased from the Warehouse Sale by using the hashtag #RaidtheWarehouse to enter to win $100 of Gilt credit!
Hey, Bay Area! Join me and my friends at Threadflip on Sunday November 24th for a limited time access to our luxury warehouse! Just click the above flyer to RSVP and don’t forget to invite two or more friends to receive $20 towards any purchase at the sale. The White Glove team and myself are getting all the goods ready for you – including a variety of new and gently worn Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses, essential J Brand skinny jeans, and vintage handbags from LXR!
Genevieve Sixbey-Spring and I present Volume I of our collaborative styling project – Style Amateurs. Inspired by Dries Van Noten S/S ’13, Tartan Blossom includes custom crafted floral details and pulls from Threadflip’s Editors’ Picks closet. Click the previews below to access the full shoot.
The inspiration behind Primary New York‘s Spring/Summer 2013 collection brings about a Jackie O in Morocco vibe, centered around a city girl spending the summer in the Mediterranean. She’s comfortable, but still stands out in linear silhouettes and a glowing fresh face. With a focus on simplicity, contrast, and functional essentials, founder Cleo Schroeder and design director Roderick Rojo introduce us to breezy summer whites, luxe jersey modals, and lace and tile motifs. Stylist Kelly Framel brings the Onassis inspiration together with reptile print accessories, handkerchief headscarves, and classic round eyewear.
Javier Romero at Top 5 Management used the beautyblender egg shaped sponge to create a warm face with a more natural looking radiance. Smokey eyes are kept subtle using brushes from Revolution by Royal & Langnickel while a glossy pink lip completes look.
Hair design by Ion Studio serves the handkerchief headscarf styling, with a hi-low pony tail combo creating enough height for the look.
Brooklyn-based blogger and stylist Kelly Framel in action.
Cleo Schroeder making final adjustments to a silk chiffon print shirt and lambskin leather flounce skirt look.
With a bright and early backstage call time of 8 a.m., MBFW kicked off with Nicholas K’s Spring 2013 show at Lincoln Center. “Follow the glitter rug road,” I was told, making my way past Peoples Revolution’s Kelly Cutrone and into a draped off beauty room jam packed with the cool folks from Catwalk by TIGI, Aveda, and Haven Spa for Essie.
Beauty and Hair
With a minimalist apocalyptic future in mind, most hair was twisted into intricate side ponytail knots and swept under nude or black stocking caps, along with more fashion forward headscarves and hoods on the runway. The eyes were kept smokey with brown hues, softened by burnished cheeks and wet pink pouts.
Haven for Essie pumped up the soft neutrals in the collection and makeup with silver nails. With the minimal addition of accessories on the runway, the metallic nail art was the perfect pop of glitz against the overall desert color palette.
The runway presentation was inspired by the 1970s futuristic film Soylent Green and featured an array of flowing hems, cargo elements, and effortless layering. Humorous oversized scarves, statement necklaces, and round frames offset the muted color palette, making it a more fun than serious metropolitan spring collection.
For Spring 2013, Anna Sui fuses romantic post-war French inspiration and chaotic punk subculture influences with her trademark attention to detail. Lace, millinery, and pearls meet mesh, studs, and denim. Inside Lincoln Square theater, no model escaped the show’s heavily styled layers to the tunes of Edith Piaf and the Ramones. Leading ladies such as Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Wixson, and Aymeline Valade were dripping in French interior-decor fabrics inspired by Madeleine Castaing with that traditional gothic twist perfected by Sui’s own subcultural influences.
The eccentric beauty palette is surprisingly kept simple. Stylistic cross referencing was exaggerated with pink and blue candy-colored hair pieces swept into tight but messy ponytails. The vibrance of the hair piece is repeated in the makeup (seen below), with double liquid eyeliner applied over electric blue and red eyeshadows for a traditional glam-punk look.
XIAO WEN JU
The collection is quintessential to the brand’s cultural and historical influences, with detailed wearability at the forefront of each layered Spring look. Individual pieces scream wear me, though I wouldn’t put recreating exact runway looks past Sui’s fearless following. Standout details include pearl trimmed cat ears, hardware embellished denim, and mesh garnished garden dresses.