Monday, September 24th 2012

Backstage at Theyskens’ Theory S/S 2013 with Shine by Three

Aussie blogger Margaret Zhang of Shine by Three went backstage at Theyskens’ Theory during New York Fashion Week Spring 2013. Check out her footage of models preparing to walk the runway of this favorite label.

Check out the full story on Shine by Three.
Shop Theyskens’ Theory Fall 2012.

Monday, September 24th 2012

Find of the Day: Mara Hoffman Sweater

Marah4017110917_p1Welcome to Find of the Day, a daily discovery straight from What’s New.

What it is: Mara Hoffman Intarsia Pullover
Why we love it: The cozy knit sweater pops with hints of neon in a classic folk pattern.
Wear it with: Leather skinny pants from Vince and antiqued Feliks + Adrik earrings.

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Shop Mara Hoffman sweaters.

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Friday, September 21st 2012

Where My Shoes Have Been: New York Fashion Week


Our team hit the ground running for New York Fashion Week, literally in some cases, attending shows and presentations from Shopbop’s favorite designers as well as many new names. The back and forth between Lincoln Center, Milk Studios, and the spaces in between, makes proper footwear all the more important. Shopbop buyers Jenny and Jane stuck to classic black—Jenny in sleek cap-toe booties from Sigerson Morrison, and Jane in walkable, low-heeled Alexander Wang sandals. Our Fashion Director Treena and Senior Stylist Aya trotted through the rain in matching studded booties (unplanned, they swear!) and buyer Justin shined in metallic Balenciaga sneakers.

--Libby S.

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Friday, September 21st 2012

Find of the Day: Tory Burch Pumps

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

What they are: Tory Burch Everly Pumps
Why we love them: Vintage charm gets a modern update with sharp black and white contrasts.
Wear them with: A sweet Tory Burch dress and a clean-lined satchel.

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Thursday, September 20th 2012

What the FK: Confessions of a Fashion Fan Girl

Faran_Headshot_300Hi, I’m Faran Krentcil—The “FK” in the title—and I bleed for fashion. 

This is not a metaphor. I’m literally burrowed in a cab, pressing the underside of my Marc by Marc dress into a gushing wound. (You say, “Ew.”  I say, “Come on, this is nothing. Haven’t you seen Hunger Games?”)  

The annoying thing is, it’s not even a cool injury. I could have at least been skateboarding… or snowboarding… or fighting for space at a Kills concert. Instead, I decided that just once I’d dress up for Fashion Week. Like, really dress up, you know? Like Man Repeller dress up. Like street style bloggers chase me, Beatlemania-style, down an alley. That kind of dress up. So I pick out this Marc dressAnd this Dannijo necklace. And a pair of hot pink designer stilettos that I really thought would be okay. Then I try to grab a cab in Soho and trip on a cobblestone.

Actually, “trip” is an understatement. Really, this is how it goes:  Somehow, my five-inch heel locks into a groove on the street and my body basically catapults across Sixth Avenue. I look like my school cafeteria nightmare: one of “those girls” who’s such a poser, she can’t walk in her own shoes. I feel even worse—like my bones just snapped in half.  And when I press myself up to a standing position, my big accessory is no longer a Phillip Lim bag. It’s a steady stream of blood running down my knees. Awesome. 

The good news: my cab driver has Band-Aids in his glove compartment. (It would be cooler if he had actual gloves, but not as helpful.) The better news: I somehow slipped into the show on time, with miraculously few black-and-blue marks. And I guess it’s a good thing, because I’m supposed to be reporting on my adventures in fashion for you guys.  

I suspect it’ll be more like misadventures—otherwise known as total disasters—but we’ll see how it goes. Especially since I can definitely run in these new shoes without having an ambulance on standby. 

In the meantime, here’s some fun stuff I saw at NYFW…

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Around the World with Rebecca Minkoff

From top to bottom, snapshots of Rebecca Minkoff’s travels in Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo.

It’s no secret that Rebecca Minkoff is a favorite name in the Shopbop offices. (She does things like this. How could we not love her?) We’ve been fans of the designer’s covetable bags since they launched, and one of her newest creations has our inner globetrotter’s heart all aflutter. The Worlds Cherish Tote celebrates Rebecca’s jet-set lifestyle, and we may just have to pick up one from each city.

In honor of the collection, we asked Rebecca to answer a few tote-worthy questions.

SHOPBOP: Your favorite thing to do in…
Los Angeles: Walk Runyon Canyon and eat at Little Dom’s.
Paris: Visit the flea markets, especially Porte de Clignancourt.
Tokyo: Visit Tokyu Hands.

SB: The Worlds Cherish Tote is…
RM: The perfect everyday tote to take to work.

SB: My Worlds Cherish Tote is filled with…
RM: Everything! My iPhone, my Blackberry, notebooks, iPad, sneakers—you name it.

SB: The next trip on my calendar is taking me to…
RM: Europe and Asia.

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Thursday, September 20th 2012

Find of the Day: Milly Flare Skirt

Milly4038643816_q3crWelcome to Find of the Day, a daily discovery straight from What’s New.

What it is: Milly Raquelle Flare Skirt
Why we love it: Brilliant cobalt blue panels flare out at the hips giving this skirt a feminine dose of avant-garde style.
Wear it with: A sweet Alice + Olivia blouse and tweed Jean-Michel Cazabat pumps.

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Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Ask Shopbop: Football Fashion

Look 1: LOMA cape sweater, James Perse shirt, Rag & Bone/JEAN skinny jeans, Superga sneakers. Look 2: Current/Elliott jacket, Rag & Bone/JEAN tee, Current/Elliott legging jeans, Rag & Bone boots, Cheap Monday hat.

Football season is finally back. How can I maintain my style while I cheer on my team?

Nothing says fall like a crisp day spent rooting for your favorite team. A jersey or team colors is a definite must, so use updated layers to inject your personal style into the look.

A hint of green and gold (if you just happen to be cheering for America’s team) peeking out from the cozy knit of a LOMA cape is a perfect balance of football and fashion.  For a more blustery game, try a classic leather jacket with shearling trim. The rugged leather and soft accents will keep the wind at bay. Current/Elliott has a few great options, and Citizens of Humanity has a fantastic quilted denim vest that begs to be worn to a tailgate. Keep your bottom half simple, since the statement is your jersey/outerwear combo—denim leggings are both comfy and fuss-free. And finally, remember to bring a few cozy accessories and plenty of team spirit!


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Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Find of the Day: Nicholas Dress

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

What it is: Nicholas Peony Peplum Dress
Why we love it: Feminine detailing is given an avant-garde edge with a curved hem and sharp lines.
Wear it with: Strappy Nicholas sandals and heavy Gemma Redux jewelry.

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Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Shopbop Beauty: Soft Waves

Soft, tousled waves with the perfect coolly messy finish are the envy of most women I know. It’s a style that’s often attempted but rarely successful outside the professional world. Thankfully, our in-house expert Kendra was happy to share her secrets for perfecting this in-demand look.


Step 1: Prep

Work a medium hold styling spray into damp hair, then hand dry by lifting at the roots and scrunching in the ends. When finished, your hair should look lofty and airy. If the hair around your face naturally curls, use a brush and a hair dryer to blow dry it straight.

Step 2: Section
To make curling easier, you’ll want to section your hair into three working areas: bottom, middle, and top. The bottom is the biggest section, running from ear to ear. The middle is the section from temple to temple. And the top is the leftover section at the very crown. No need to make them all from the get go, just start at the bottom and section as you go.


Step 3: Style

Time for curling! Starting at the bottom section, wrap a small chunk of hair around the iron, holding the tip with your fingers. Repeat around the whole bottom, spraying each curl with a flexible hairspray. For the next section, and this is key, wrap the hair around the iron in the opposite direction. This keeps hair from clumping. [Editor’s note: this is literally a life changing tip—I followed this advice and finally got the look I wanted.] For the top section, flip curl directions again. The only time to break this rule is with the hair right around your face. There, you always want to curl the hair away.

Step 4: Spray
Once all your hair is curled, lightly brush through it to blend everything. This softens the waves into a nice shape.

Hair and makeup by Kendra Gassner.

Step 5: Finish
Spray once more with a firmer hairspray for hold, and you are all set.

--Libby S.

Check out other great hair and beauty tips here. 

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