Sunday, September 30, 2007
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This will be the first in a series of posts in which Fashion Plate will write about companies who are contributing to this important cause. Shoe designer Matt Bernson is contributin 30% of the proceeds from the sale of his beautifully designed Bleeker Wedge to benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Retail price $165
If you know about a shop or designer donating proceeds for Breast Cancer, we would love to hear about it. Let us know
Saturday, September 29, 2007
While I know I might be jumping the gun a little bit, seeing as it is still in the 70's in New York, I couldn't resist posting about these adorable gloves. The button detail and crochet pattern make them the perfect feminine touch for your bulky winter coat. Available for $31.99 at Mod Cloth.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
The fedora is a soft felt hat that is creased lengthwise down the crown and pinched in the front on both sides. It is said to be invented in the mid-1910s. As hat season approaches here in New York I am excited to wear one of these vintage inspired pieces. Fedora's shown Cha Cha Dotty $196 and Cha Cha Tilt $186 available at Ravinstyle.
These skinny belts are a great addition to any wardrobe. Worn around your waist not you hips they add a sense of completeness and composer to an outfit. They seem very european to me. Anthropologie has these two versions braided: Thinly Plaited Belt $58.00 and the Skinny Minnie Belt which comes in lots of fun colors and is only $18.00
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I recently came across this fabulous shoe line called Maud. I love these 1920's inspired shoes and it is great that they come in both a heel and flat version. Maud also has some really great ankle boots. The only place I have found that sells them is Pixie Market in NYC.
Model Annie Morton and her sister-in-law Natalie Szapowalo have created a line of natural fragrances without synthetics or preservatives called Tsi-La Organics. The perfumes are made of essential oils, plant botanicals, and organic ingredients. They come in beautiful glass bottles which are handpainted.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
When I heard that Vera Wang was doing a line for Kohls I was very suprised. While I am totally for making designer ware affordable it seemed like a weird pairing. Although I have never been to a Kohl's I picture it as something like JC Penny. But after reviewing the Simply Vera by Vera collection on Kohl's website I was impressed with some of the simple and very wearable designs. Although the collection was released on September 9th many of the items are already sold out in the smaller sizes.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I found a lot of the collections from the Spring New York fashion shows to be very monotone. The dominant color was beige or tan (Not my personal favorite). There was also alot of etheral, floaty looks like these by BCBG.
So I will have to say that my least favorite collection from New York's Spring Collection was Marc by Marc Jacobs (gasp!). I know it's crazy but I really didn't like this collection. Maybe it was all of the head to toe colors and patterns or the clownish hats. Hopefully Marc will bring his a-game back for his fall collection.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
As fall approaches I am increasingly drawn towards darker colors, especially with make up. While black nail polish has been worn by every bad girl from Courtney Love to Rose McGowan a new dark shade of nail polish is making its way into the scene. OPI has recently released "Russian Navy" polish as part of its Russian Collection. While the navy is still dark and edgy it seems more sophisticated and less sinister than its black polish counterpart.