1. the cannes film festival started yesterday and carey mulligan has been a breakout style star. she's become quite the muse to alexander wang at balenciaga (see her met gala look) and also looked fab in a dior couture gown. / 2. j. crew is doing it's third partnership with the vogue/cfda fashion fund finalists, which include the elder statesman, tabitha simmons and jennifer meyer. the collections don't launch until may 22, but if you sign up here, you'll get an invite to shop a day early. / 3. found this cool idea on erin's site the other day...and since i always seem to have tears and clippings everywhere, i might try this at home and work. / 4. i know the uniqlo x michael bastian collaboration is for the men, but the color combos and patterns are so fun, i'm tempted to pick one up for myself. see the full range here. / 5. the june and july fashion magazines are usually on the thin side, with some pubs like harper's bazaar, lucky, and w doing a combined issue for the summer months. vogue paris' june/july issue has my model-of-the-moment andreea diaconu on the cover looking gorgeous covered in sand. no word on the contents, but i'm sure they're nsfw.
carey mulligan pic via; clipboard via
is there anything better than a great dress? it's an instant outfit, for those days that you want something simple and chic, you want to feel confident, or honestly, you woke up late and need to look instantly pulled together. this dress has pretty pleating at the waist and a flattering scoopneck (perfect for a statement necklace), and i love the piqué cotton fabric and sherbet shade. in other words, it's fits all of the criteria in sentence #2.
banana republic factory store dress, j.crew belt (similar), miu miu pumps (similar), michael kors watch, elizabeth cole necklace (similar), ann taylor and bing bang rings, club monaco sunglasses, celine bag
even though it never gets warm enough here to wear shorts with any sort of frequency, i am obsessed with short suits. i've seen so many good ones from max & co, banana republic, reiss, and more but the one that was in my net-a-porter new arrivals email on friday takes the cake. mint metallic bouclé tweed—i'm sold. i'd style it in my usual masculine-feminine mix: a graphic tee and denim vest, plus a pastel pointy toe pump. now all i need is for the temperature to go up 20 degrees, or to move to new york.
j.crew samantha metallic bouclé tweed jacket / 2. elizabeth cole coin necklace / 3. bauble bar ice triad pendant / 4. old navy led zepplin graphic t-shirt / 5. j.crew bella metallic bouclé tweed shorts / 6. alexander wang tri-fold bag / 7. manolo blahnik perforated bb pump / 8. iosselliani fused stone stacking ring / 9. gap 1969 denim vest
after donning many a print—either one or many—the last few weeks, i've been feeling more minimal recently, starting with this look. you really can't beat a great white silk shirt (especially an equipment one) and the rest of my look incorporates tones of red. it makes getting dressed in the morning much, much easier.
hope your week is off to a great start!
equipment shirt, zara skirt (old; previously seen here and here), pour la victoire wedges (love this color too), tom ford sunglasses, coach bag and bracelet (old), banana republic earrings and ring
last thursday, i attended the academy of art graduation fashion show at the palace of fine arts, a fitting location for a display of such beauty and talent. there were nineteen collections presented from bachelors and masters degree students in womenswear, menswear, textile design, and jewelry & metal arts with something for everyone. i mean, can you believe that this work is from students? i would love to have any one of the pieces above to wear right now. well not right this second because it is in the seventies, but you catch my drift. simply incredible.
you can see the work of other graduating fashion students, as well as other academy of art majors, at the annual spring show, also at the palace of fine arts starting may 23.
from top: fashion design/textile design/technical design collaboration commissioned by harvey nichols / candy hsin yu chu, bfa womenswear / claudia simoes, bfa womenswear and alicia teixeira, bfa textile design / lili pham, bfa womenswear, kaitlin perkina, bfa textile design, and ashley lagasse, jewelry & metal arts / cindy quach, bfa womenswear / pipatchara kaeojinda bfa womenswear and emma mengchen yang, bfa knitwear / cangyu zhang, bfa womenswear
we don't get nearly our share of sample sales in san francisco like new york or los angeles, but next saturday (may 18th), the gilt city warehouse sale makes a stop at the sutter room at sutter and van ness. you can shop the designer names you're used to finding on gilt for up to 90% off retail prices. shop mens, womens, accessories and home accents, plus extra treats like an onsite bar, snacks from pretzel chips, an uber $20 gift card with purchase (new users only), a photobooth and a live dj. and if that wasn't enough, you can check out the samsung lounge, where you can shop a private online sale on the new samsung galaxy s4 and receive an extra discount to use at the warehouse sale. four shopping times (in 2 hour blocks) are available and tickets are available here.
if you shop the sale (like me), definitely show off your purchase(s) by tweeting @giltcitysf or on instagram using the hashtag #raidthewardrobe.
while this is a sponsored post, i would never write about anything that i personally didn't want to attend.
1. of course when i finally get something from saks' friends and family sale, it was one of the designer exclusions. fell in love with this clutch the instant i saw it. / 2. making good use of the butter dome and ash wood base i bought at the hudson grace spring/summer preview on wednesday. not only is it a fine butter or cheese holder, it's also nice for showing off my favorite baubles. / 3. it's resort (aka cruise) runway season and of course chanel kicked it off with a bang with a show in singapore and a short film starring keira knightley. the collection had a very summery palette of black, white, navy, and grey—i loved this shorts look with a longer cardigan. / 4. just picked up this book from anthropologie. even though i already have this other parisian style book, the new one has fun sketches and interviews with women from all walks of parisian life. / 5. a model is back on the cover of vogue, and this time it's the love-her-or-hate-her kate upton. personally i'm happy to have a model rather than a celeb, and she looks gorgeous in the accompanying editoral.
wishing you a fabulous weekend!