Friday, August 31st 2012

Fashion’s Night Out with Shopbop Senior Stylist Aya Kanai

Ohne Titel jacket, FNO tee, T by Alexander Wang skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag, Maison Martin Margiela ring, Elizabeth and James booties.

Wrapping up our Fashion’s Night Out 2012 interviews with industry experts, we posed a few FNO-related questions to Senior Stylist Aya Kanai, the newest addition to the Shopbop styling team. Here’s what she had to say:

SHOPBOP: What are you most looking forward to for this year’s FNO?
AYA KANAI: I’m a fan of illustration and graphic novels, so I’m looking forward to checking out the 3.1 Phillip Lim event. The brand is launching “Kill The Night,” an original comic book co-written by the designer and John Ostrander and drawn by Jan Duursema of Star Wars comic book fame. It’s such a cool idea!

SB: Where will we be able to find you throughout the course of the event?
AK: I’ve learned to pick a neighborhood and stick to it—I usually hang out in Soho. Trying to get to different neighborhoods will leave you trapped in transit for the evening rather than having fun!

SB: Perhaps the most important question: what are you planning to wear?
AK: FNO is a great evening to wear my favorite new pieces for fall. I just got a cool Theyskens’ Theory backpack and J Brand leather pants.

SB: And finally, what would we find in your Fashion’s Night Out survival kit?
AK: My Metrocard! I don’t bother trying to get a cab. There are NONE!

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Friday, August 31st 2012

Find of the Day: RED Valentino Lace Shorts

Redva4020412867_p5Welcome to Find of the Day, a daily discovery straight from What’s New.

What it is: RED Valentino Argyle Lace Shorts
Why we love it: Intricate lace is perfectly finished with a feminine scalloped edge.
Wear it with: A flirty Parker top and mesh-paneled Max Kibardin pumps.

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Thursday, August 30th 2012

Fashion’s Night Out with Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff jacket, pants, and shoes; FNO tote; A.L.C. bracelet.

Continuing our celebration of Fashion’s Night Out 2012, we took a moment to ask designer Rebecca Minkoff about fashion’s biggest party.

SHOPBOP: What are you most looking forward to for this year’s FNO?
REBECCA MINKOFF: I just love walking around the city and seeing the excitement of all the people enjoying the store parties.

SB: What will you be wearing this year?
RM: I’m not sure yet, but I know I’ll have on comfortable shoes and a lot of good jewelry!

SB: Can you share a favorite FNO memory?
RM: I loved my event last year. We did a braid bar, and the line wrapped around the store’s floor!

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Thursday, August 30th 2012

Find of the Day: Torn by Ronny Kobo Top

Tornb4025112894_q1Welcome to Find of the Day, a daily discovery straight from What’s New.

What it is: Torn by Ronny Kobo Judy Peplum Top
Why we love it: The structured peplum silhouette is softened with coolly casual heathered jersey.
Wear it with: Let the top show off a slim middle with basic J Brand jeans and strappy Alexander Wang pumps.

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Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Ask Shopbop: How to Layer Necklaces

On Loni: necklaces from Vanessa Mooney, Iosselliani, and Heather Hawkins and a Clare Vivier clutch.

I love the look of layered necklaces but I struggle to find the right mix. Any tips?

Throwing a few necklaces over an outfit is a perfect extension of your personal style. The tricky part is making a cohesive grouping. The key is to give meaning to each piece. Varied chain textures and pendants create a look that feels like it’s curated over time. Strike a balance with similar colors and finishes. To keep the chains from clumping and tangling, layer different lengths with diverse shapes—think U shapes, with Vs, and Ys.

Another great tip is to use your neckline as a guide. A portrait collar begs for layers of necklaces. Just be sure to keep the lengths within the edges of the collar. Short necklaces will get lost on a boat neck or a crew collar, so layer long necklaces to create classic silhouette. With a button-down, you can either button it all the way up and stack short necklaces under the collar, or open the neckline to show off layers of mid-length necklaces.


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Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Find of the Day: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pumps

Welcome to Find of the Day, a daily discovery straight from What’s New.

What they are: 3.1 Phillip Lim Miho Pumps
Why we love them: A chunky white heel creates a striking contrast against glossy black leather.
Wear them with: Head-to-toe 3.1 Phillip Lim for a refined downtown feel, or mix it up with distressed jeans and a white button-down for a dose of casual cool.

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Tuesday, August 28th 2012

Fashion’s Night Out with Solange Knowles

Kelly Wearstler jacket, Holst + Lee necklace, FNO tee, Rebecca Minkoff pants, DVF shoes, Madewell bag.

Fashion’s Night Out 2012 is just over a week away—the event takes place on Thursday, September 6, this year. Last week, we asked a few industry pros to build their FNO look using pieces from our Fashion’s Night Out boutique. This week, they’re sharing highlights from FNOs of the past, as well as tips to make it through the busy night. First up: DJ, fashion plate, and sister to Beyoncé, Solange Knowles.

SHOPBOP: What is your favorite Fashion’s Night Out memory?
SOLANGE KNOWLES: I DJed at Roberto Cavalli two years ago. It was really laid-back and super chill, which is my favorite kind of anything. And I got to keep the outfit— always a plus!

SB: What’s your go-to party outfit?
SK: There’s no such thing! It’s all about your vibe and what you’re feeling. I like to keep things unfussy, but not necessarily effortless-looking. Anything in a great color or print achieves this.

SB: What’s in your Fashion’s Night Out survival kit?
SK: Relatively comfy shoes, my ’82 Nikon camera, a camera bag (Madewell makes a cute one), and, truth be told, a nice glass of champagne.

SB: And finally, what are some must-have songs on your party playlist?
SK: Million Dollar Bill by  Whitney Houston, Adorn by Miguel, 110% by Jessie Ware, and Round of Applause by Waka Flocka Flame.

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Tuesday, August 28th 2012

Shopbop Beauty: 5 Tips for Healthy Nails

Nails by Studio Assistant Dokia. She’s holding a Rebecca Minkoff clutch and wearing an Adina Mills Designs ring.

Whether you use a signature lacquer, paint with advanced artistic inspiration, or keep your nails natural, it’s important to not overlook basic nail health. Our in-house beauty expert Kendra has five simple tips to keep your hands happy.

1. Moisturize your hands after every wash. This keeps them from getting too dry and chapped all year long.
2. Clip your nails only when a lot of length needs to be removed. Otherwise try to file your nails to desired length. This will prevent your nails from cracking and splitting at the tips.
3. Always use a base coat when painting your nails. Skipping this part can leave you with dry, polish-stained nails.
4. Never cut your own cuticles. It can lead to infections. Use cuticle oil and gently push your cuticles back.
5. If you have extra-dry hands, rub a petroleum product all over your hands and cover them with gloves to hydrate overnight.

--Libby S.

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Tuesday, August 28th 2012

Find of the Day: 10 Crosby Derek Lam Jacket

Welcome to Find of the Day, a daily discovery straight from What’s New.

What it is: 10 Crosby Derek Lam Tweed Jacket
Why we love it: Leather cuts a cool contrast with collegiate tweed, while a unique silhouette makes for a true statement piece.
Wear it with: A clean white button-down, cuffed J Brand skinny jeans, and Alexander Wang oxfords for a downtown take on prep style.

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Monday, August 27th 2012

Fashion’s Night Out: Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller


Fashion’s favorite night of shopping is coming up soon, and we couldn’t wait to hear what our favorite insiders were planning to wear. Never one to disappoint, Leandra Medine (the Man Repeller herself) styled an outfit sure to shine through the throngs of excited shoppers. Head over to her blog to see her full look.

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