We love leather and spent the majority of our summer praying to the Fashion Gods for a good fall crop and boy, did they deliver. From peplums to pleats, leather is popping up in all kinds of silhouettes this season. If you want to get in on the trend, but aren’t into the real stuff (or the price), look no further— we’ve got your faux hide covered.
1. Topshop Clean Biker Jacket, $110:
The winter white of this motorcycle jacket lends a softer look without compromising the edge inherent to the style. Wear it with jeans to keep the look cohesive, or juxtapose the edge with a flirty dress. This perfectly constructed jacket falls in all the right places and comes in black too!
Two nights ago we found ourselves in a beautiful space just north of Union Square in NYC celebrating the launch of Elin Kling’s collaboration with GUESS by Marciano. Kling first came into the online fashion scene in 2007 when she launched her blog Style by Kling and has since become a global style icon. Among many other accolades, the tall blonde Swedish beauty is currently the co-founder and partner of Fashion Networks, a Stockholm-based global media enterprise that connects influential bloggers with leading fashion brands.
Kling’s new line, set to launch at the beginning of November, is a reflection of the history of GUESS. “It’s been fun to use their history and the typical iconic Guess pieces like the bustier— I’ve just done everything how I would wear it,” she tells us. Western and matador influence is apparent, but simple and elegant silhouettes composed of cozy knits, leather, and embroidery gives each piece a relevant feel. The streamlined capsule collection consists of 33 neutral pieces that can be mixed and matched to form a number a different looks.
The crop tops and shift dresses are standouts, as well as her hardware-embellished cross-body bags. To complete the look, Kling gave us some beauty advice: “I love creamy makeup. Especially for everyday wear, I think it’s great. It gives you shine which I love. I think it looks fresh.”
Keep up with Marciano’s Twitter feed to find out when exactly the line hits the shelves and check out a few of our snapshots below.
Are you protecting your eyes this summer with fashionable shades? Summer is finally here so don’t leave home without your favorite pair of chic sunglasses! Today is National Sunglasses Day and PageDaily is here to the rescue to make sure you have that go-to, can’t-leave-the-house-without -‘em, pair of shades that will protect your eyes and keep you looking fabulous.
It is super important to protect your eye area from the harmful UV rays to keep you looking youthful. According to dermatologists, the skin around your eyes is most often the first place to show deep wrinkles due to squinting, so you definitely want to keep your sunglasses on whenever you’re out!
My all-time favorite pair of sunglasses is the Ray-Ban Aviators. These aviators are perfect for all different face shapes, which means they will look great on anyone! The lenses are polarized green and the frame is gold, which really makes them pop. This pair of Ray-Ban aviators is truly a great accessory for any look you’re going for this summer. I also like the silver frames depending on what you are wearing.
Check out a few other favorite picks for this summer!
By Jennifer Wright
Guess what our favorite party was this week? Give up? The party celebrating the opening of the GUESS flagship store in Soho. Hosted by Marie Claire magazine, Michelle Trachtenberg and the Marciano family, the event has been generating all kinds of buzz.
Trachtenberg had the guests atwitter over her Gossip Girl character, the villainous Georgina Sparks, and what mayhem she may cause during the upcoming season. (The best show ever will resume September 14th—I’m counting down the days.) Rumor has it, she’s about to become a major player on the series. Trachtenberg couldn’t (wouldn’t?) share, but she did say that doing the show was great fun, and, “You’ll definitely be seeing a lot more of Georgina in season 3.” She also gushed, “Georgina’s crazy . . . over the top behavior is so fun to play”. And it’s so fun to watch, too! Is there romance on the horizon—perhaps with Penn Badgley’s character, Dan? “Maybe,” Trachtenberg confided, “I can tell you that there will be a boy involved.”
Trachtenberg’s good friend Lydia Hearst was there, clearly recovered from her recent illness. Many have seen her looking “healthy” in Miles Fisher’s American Pyscho-inspired music video (a pop-y cover of The Talking Head’s “This Must Be the Place”). The provocative performance has all agog. (One viewer remarked that “what the video lacks in ingenuity, it makes up for in Lydia Hearst wearing lingerie”.) Hearst demurred, “I’m really very conservative in real life!” She was also very happy to support Fisher—who gained notoriety last year for his admittedly spot-on impersonations of Tom Cruise—who is her close personal friend.
And, as seems to be the case in at least half of the parties we attend lately, Kelly Bensimon was present. She looked less bohemian than usual in a black skirt and white off the shoulder top, confiding it was all GUESS—though I’m not sure that extended to her bubblegum-pink shoes—and that she’s a huge fan of the line.
Amber Rose (Kanye West’s girlfriend) was also sporting the GUESS brand, announcing she’d styled it herself. Another fashion model, Selita Ebanks—best known for parading around in her underwear for Victoria’s Secret— was wearing a white sundress that seemed positively demure in comparison.
You can copy the stars’ looks—no stylist required!—by venturing to the GUESS store in SoHo. Perhaps you’ll even run into some of the ladies. If you see Trachtenberg, please see if you can convince her to spill secrets about Gossip Girl—I, for one, am tired of playing guessing games.
Pictures via Theo Wargo