Enter the House of Laszlo
After a 40-year hiatus, The Institute, Erno Laszlo has opened its doors once again.
December 03, 2012
Phormula 3-9 Cream Discovery Set ($325)
Dr. Erno Laszlo, the world-renowned Hungarian dermatologist to Hollywood glamour girls Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Ava Gardner, founded the world’s first medically based skincare line at his boutique, The Institute. Recently relaunched, The Institute, Erno Laszlo in Soho is a massive three-story space filled with priceless works of art and rotating exhibitions. (One devoted to Marilyn Monroe is currently on display.) Members are privy to extra perks including rejuvenation programs and consultations with physicians. 382 W. Broadway, 646-386-7379
Accessorize Your Holiday Manicure
BaubleBar and Essie create matching nail polish and bangle trios with holiday sparkle.
November 15, 2012
Let your hands do the talking this season with wrist-wear to match your manicure. In a unique and colorful collaboration, BaubleBar fashion director Shoshanna Fischhoff has designed a limited edition set of chic bracelets to complement the winter collection of Essie nail polishes. The sets are available exclusively on baublebar.com.
Each of the six Essie lacquers are paired with a matching bracelet, and shoppers get to add two additional bracelets of their choosing to complete the set ($50). Polish selections— with fun names like Butler Please and Where’s My Chauffeur—range from sparkly metallics to bright holiday hues.
For a fancy dress holiday party, channel old Hollywood with classic red polish and Baroque-style bangles, or amp it up with bright blue polish and a gold studded bracelet and tassel wraps. Each set arrives complete in a luxe pouch, making them perfect for gifting or tucking into a stocking.
Gucci Saddles Up for Fall
Gucci reimagines its equestrian heritage in a collection worthy of the well-seasoned rider.
November 12, 2012
The Italian design house Gucci has long been inspired by its original equestrian clientele, from the 1930s collection of sportive leather goods to the omnipresent signature horsebit. Today, Creative Director Frida Giannini once again uses sport as muse by expanding on the wardrobe she created for Edwina Alexander, the world’s top female show-jumping rider. The full-fledged ready-to-wear line, which is inspired by Giannini’s creations for Alexander, is complete with traditional riding jackets, polo shirts, and pants reinvigorated with the Gucci crest and signature green-red-green stripe. As no true rider can be prepared without the proper equipment, black leather riding boots, a velvet riding cap, and a standout saddle complete the collection—all of which will undoubtedly distract your next opponent at the Riverdale Equestrian Centre and put you a step closer to the winner’s circle. 725 Fifth Ave., 212-826-2600
Collegiate-Chic by Thom Browne
Inspired by collegiate style, Thom Browne creates a winning capsule collection.
November 12, 2012
Very few menswear designers have received the devoted following experienced by Thom Browne. Since the brand’s inception in 2003, men from all around the world have embraced the cropped pants and tailored jackets unique to the brand. With that in mind, this season Browne narrowed in on one of his strongest inspirations, one that permeates every collection: university. Thom Grey is the newest capsule collection by Browne, capturing the youthful spirit of his customer who appreciates collegiate classics. Customers can find softer tailored garments as well as true American oxford shirts; a standout in the collection is the striped varsity bomber jacket ($1,180), destined to be a best seller. Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900
PHOTOGRAPHY PAMELA BERKOVIC
Oxfords Gone Green
French shoemaker John Lobb takes a step in a new direction.
November 12, 2012
In a sea of brown and black shoes, John Lobb’s forest green lace-up oxfords ($1,585) are a colorful departure from the norm. Lobb, which is owned by parent company Hermès, uses ultraluxe leathers and clean classic detailing. Look for these striking deep-green styles to be paired with a grey or brown suit for the office or tweed for the weekend. 800 Madison Ave., 212-888-9797
Bag Lust: The Rockstud Tote
Vampy embellishments elevate Manhattan's favorite color to new heights this season.
November 08, 2012
Black all-over Rockstud tote, Valentino Garavani Noir collection ($3,595)
Color takes a back seat to texture in Valentino’s Garavani Noir collection, which relies on metallic studs to amp up all-black accessories. Oversize totes, of-the-moment minaudières, slingbacks, and cuffs come in rich versions of patent leather, python, pony, and crocodile, either partially or completely ornamented in the Italian house’s newly iconic Rockstud ruthenium ornaments. 746 Madison Ave., 212-772-6969
Lightweight Anti-Aging Wonders
Kiehl’s launches an anti-aging face and eye cream for oily complexions.
November 08, 2012
It’s no accident that beauty editors and cosmetic junkies swear by Kiehl’s Since 1851. The classic apothecary brand stocks tried and true products for skin, hair, and body—all made with natural ingredients, such as the rare “resurrection flower.” The hand-harvested flower is the star of the brand’s classic anti-aging moisturizer, Rosa Arctica. Recently, by popular demand, Kiehl’s launched a lighter version of the cult-favorite, Rosa Arctica Lightweight ($60), as well as supplemental eye cream, Rosa Arctica Eye ($46). Ideal for oily skin, both go on thin and work on brightening skin and smoothing wrinkles. To soothe and hydrate delicate skin around the eye, Rosa Arctica Eye contains white birch extract, squalane, shea butter, carnauba, cocoa butter, and shea butter. Launched in September, both creams work wonders on repairing summer sun damage, while simultaneously preventing winter dry-outs.
4 Watches to Fall Back With
The best fall watches, from sleek to chic to incognito.
November 05, 2012
Falling back for the end of daylight savings time may have thrown off your schedule, but it doesn't have to throw off your style. Why not celebrate the extra hour with a stylish new watch? These four fabulous timepieces rock fall’s hottest trends.
Reece Hudson Presents All In, Spring Bags
The luxury bag label debuted a short film featuring its spring bags.
October 26, 2012
A still from the film All In
Last night, the who’s who of NYC’s fashion set gathered at the W Hotel in Union Square to celebrate Reece Hudson’s new Spring/Summer 2013 collection of handbags. Fashion designer Charlotte Ronson, Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, and DJ Chrissie Miller mingled with FiveStory’s Claire Distenfeld, designer Daniel Vosovic, and the CFDA’s Lisa Smilor, among other guests. While sipping on white peach margaritas and indulging in an autumnal dinner of butternut squash tortelli and wild mushroom flatbread, attendees viewed All In, a tantalizing short film by Jenna Elizabeth featuring the label’s ultra-cool spring bags, including the Bondage Minaudiere, Bowery Zip Top Oversized Clutch, and Rogue Small Clutch.
“Jenna and I really were intrigued by the proposition of a game, played by a group of people either during or after some time of party. Strip poker became the obvious choice as it's fun and stressful, as well as an opportunity to showcase a woman's bag as her most prized possession, the contents of which are so personal to her, that it's less revealing to lose her clothes than her clutch,” designer Reece Solomon commented. With the collection available at Barney’s NY this coming spring, including two styles exclusive to the retailer, we have a feeling we'll be seeing much more of these covetable carry-alls.
Have to Have Finds from Filipa Fino: Porcelain Blue
Filipa Fino compiles a shoppable list of porcelain blue pieces, inspired by recent NYC events.
October 24, 2012
For those still lusting after summer days, porcelain blue is the perfect compromise between autumn's usual heavy colors and warm-weather brights. And, according to recent New York City events, it's a great shade for a soiree. Filipa Fino compiled her favorite Gotham party pictures and a shoppable list inspired by them on HavetoHave.com. See her finds, and create your own list of style must-haves on HavetoHave.com.