Sunday, September 30, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness: Matt Bernson

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

Elbow Length Gloves

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

Fedora Hats for the Fall

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.

Tweed Coat

I came across this adorable tweed coat at Edress Me. It is by Jill Stuart. It would look so cute with skinny jeans and tall boots. $484

Skinny Belts

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

Gold Fish T-Shirt

I just bought this red Gold Fish t-shirt at Esty (Indie Crafting Site). I think the design is really fun and the fabric of the actual t-shirt is super soft. Shop Circular Accessories for more fun t's like this.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Maud Shoes at Pixie Market

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.

Tsi-La Organic Fragrances

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

Wide Leg Jeans

Wide leg jeans are excellent for fall. The seem less casual than skinny jeans which makes them a great option for work. Styles shown J Brand Joplin Palazzo Jean $218 and Gold Sign Dietrich Wide Leg Jean $104.50 at Shopbop.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Vera Wang for Kohls

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

Vintage Shoes by Nike

Nike has recently released its Vintage Running Shoe Collection. These shoes are based on the actual designs from its 1977 running shoe line, weird swooshes and all. Check out all of the punchy color combos.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Best of Show: New York Fashion Week

My favorite collection from this years New York spring shows was by Alice + Olivia. The colors were vibrant and the lines were long and clean. I also liked their back drops, they were interesting and creative.

Most of Show: New York Spring Fashion Week

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.

Worst of Show: New York Fashion Week

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

Olga Kapustina Spring Collection

Brooklyn based desinger Olga Kapustina presented her Spring 2008 collection at New Yorks fashion week. Her signature dresses were a big hit. Lightweight and flowy the dresses were accented with bright fresh colors.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Beauty Find: Navy Blue Nail Polish

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.