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Have to Have Finds from Filipa Fino: Winter Lace

Filipa Fino compiles a shoppable list of winter lace, inspired by recent NYC events.

December 18, 2012

Lace isn't usually associated with winter, but that takes a turn when it's worn in rich reds, blacks, and golds. According to recent New York City events, winter lace is perfect for parties. Filipa Fino compiled her favorite Gotham party pictures and a shoppable list inspired by them on See her finds, and create your own list of style must-haves on



Cartier Makes Links to Love

One of Cartier’s most iconic designs is reimagined for the cuff.

December 17, 2012

First introduced in 1924, the Trinity collection has been a Cartier mainstay for nearly a century. The Trinity is created in a combination of yellow, rose, and white gold in interlocking rings that make for a unique design. This season, try Cartier’s newest classic cuff links ($18,700), which include a mixture of pink, yellow, and white gold in an intertwining knot for an elegant look. 653 Fifth Ave., 212-446-3400



Louis Vuitton Looks to the '70s

Louis Vuitton channels retro glamour in looks exclusive to New Yorkers.

December 17, 2012

A look from Louis Vuitton’s Resort collection

The French fashion house’s Resort collection—which arrives in stores this month and made its worldwide debut in New York—brought an assortment of feminine ensembles with an emphasis on layering. Drop-waist shift dresses were paired with wide-leg polka dot flared trousers, decorative tailored coats appeared over floor-skimming gowns, and cropped capri pants popped out from knee-length belted tunics. The collection skillfully played with texture, color, and proportion to create streamlined silhouettes in elongated vests and lengthy hemlines. The decidedly vintage chocolate brown, pink, and cream color palette felt revived when shown on a feminine brocade overcoat and a knit crewneck tee that boasted concealed zip side panels and a jeweled bib collar. On-trend glittering necklines added inimitable polish to many of the collection’s ladylike looks, including an especially memorable 1970s style printed blazer ($2,790) layered over an effortless color-blocked silk dress ($3,450), both exclusively available in New York. The outfit flawlessly captured a feeling of youthful whimsy, while maintaining the label’s mature sophistication. After heavy, androgynous, “borrowed-from-the-boys” dressing, we find ourselves embracing Vuitton’s newfound girlish charm with open arms. 1 E. 57th St., 212-758-8877;


Hand-Picked Holiday Gifts for Kids

Torly Kid boutique owner Carol Adams curates a luxe gift guide for New York City tots.

December 10, 2012

All items available at Torly Kid. 51 Hudson St., 212-406-7440;


Menswear: A Tuxedo Like No Other

In Tom Ford's uptown boutique, a rare find is discovered: a tuxedo flecked in glitter.

December 10, 2012

The bright lights and festive decorations in New York during the holidays are enough to put anyone in a celebratory mood. Let that carry over into your wardrobe and don Tom Ford’s tuxedo jacket ($4,320) to the most glamorous of New Year’s Eve cocktail parties. The fabric of the jacket consists of a silk organza wrap and a weft that is comprised of a viscose twisted yarn for a glittered effect. 845 Madison Ave., 212-359-0300


Q&A With: Drybar Founder Alli Webb

The force behind the blow-out salon talks two new NYC locations, favorite city spots, more.

December 06, 2012

Drybar founder Alli Webb

Drybar founder Alli Webb may have started her now-nationwide blow-out business in Los Angeles in early 2010, but the concept of sleek, blown-out hair in an impossibly chic environment really resonates with New Yorkers. Case in point: this year, Webb and her team expanded their NYC outposts, with one Drybar in Murray Hill opened this October and a UES location expected for December 19 in addition to two existing locations in Le Parker Meridien and Flatiron.

We caught up with Webb to get the scoop on what’s new with the brand, the holiday season at Drybar, and her favorite places in New York City.

Congratulations on two new NYC locations! How has the brand evolved since your first NYC location?
ALLI WEBB: Thanks! We think it's always important for brands to grow and evolve. I like to think that ours is evolving into more of a lifestyle brand, especially as we begin to launch our new product line, which I have spent over two years developing and am extremely excited about.

The décor of the Le Parker Meridien and Flatiron Drybar locations is gorgeous—all the sleek white and pops of yellow. Will the two new NYC locations be a bit different at all?
AW: While each shop has small differences given layout, character of the building, space, etc. we really do try to keep everything as consistent as possible. We had a good debate when we were first getting started about whether we should make each new location different or keep the same design feel and aesthetic. The latter won, and I think it's been the right decision. I cannot tell you how often I hear from clients how nice it is to have everything the same whether they go into a Drybar in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Atlanta, or San Francisco.

You had a month-long promotion for Marilyn Monroe's ‘Old Fashioned’ hairdo in August. Can we look forward to any similar promotions like this in the future?
AW: Yes! We'll be announcing a very exciting new partnership with HBO very soon.

How will fall/winter hair trends be reflected in Drybar's usual menu of styles?
AW: Our styles (The Cosmo, The Mai Tai, Manhattan, Straight Up, Southern Comfort, Hot Toddy, and Cosmo-Tai) are timeless, but we love working current trends into our menu of looks. The Mai Tai—messy, beachy hair—is a trend that continues to be very popular, however, I think we are going to see a lot of big hair this season, like our Southern Comfort. 

What Drybar gifts can we give our friends this holiday season?
AW: Well, in addition to our usual free blow-out gift coasters and our uber-popular Morning After shower caps—which we can never keep in stock—we made a special glittery coaster this year called Joy to the Hair which is good for one blow-out plus a 10-minute scalp massage! Our Peace, Love & Blowouts canvas totes have also been a big hit. [Shop now on].

When you come to New York City, what are your favorite places to visit?
AW: I like to try new places, so right now I’m loving The Arlington Club (1032 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side, 212-249-5700), which recently opened on Lexington. I also love Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien (119 W. 56th St., Midtown West, 212-708-7460)—I usually stay there when I’m in town since we opened a Drybar in their hotel. I’m addicted to shopping: I hit Scoop (1275 3rd Ave., Upper East Side, 212-535-5577) and Otte (1281 Madison Ave., Upper East Side, 212-289-2644) as quickly as possible when I get to NY. And no trip to the city would be complete without a mani/pedi at tenoverten (119 W. 56th St., Midtown West, 212-767-1010).

—Cait Rohan


Famed British Cobbler Teams with AllSaints

An exclusive shoe line brings a little bit of Northamptonshire, England to New York.

December 05, 2012

AllSaints has teamed up with British cobbler Joseph Cheaney & Sons to create a range of shoes exclusive to the brand’s online shop and SoHo store. Designs include The Conduct Shoe, a classic double buckle monk shoe; The Cabot Boot, a sleek style with elastic gussets; and The Merit Shoe, a timeless Oxford with AllSaints’ standard metal lace ends. Using the highest grade Italian leathers and Goodyear welting, each shoe is assembled by expert artisans—Cheaney has been hand-making shoes in Northamptonshire, England since 1886. He uses more than 160 individual processes to create each shoe for a finished product that will withstand the test of time. But if your soles should need a tune up, the shoes are serviceable through Cheaney. Next time you find yourself in SoHo, make sure to stop by AllSaints and check out these fantastic shoes. 512 Broadway, 862-1832



Have to Have Finds from Filipa Fino: Fall/Winter Florals

Filipa Fino compiles a shoppable list of fall/winter florals, inspired by recent NYC events.

December 04, 2012

Holiday dressing may be front-of-mind, but opt for statement-making fall/winter florals this season instead of the usual holiday sparkle. According to recent New York City events, the pattern is perfect for parties. Filipa Fino compiled her favorite Gotham party pictures and a shoppable list inspired by them on See her finds, and create your own list of style must-haves on



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

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. 

— Jaimee Capili

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