Monday, November 26th 2012

Bop Com: Somewhere in Time

There are more fashion blogs out there than history books. But today's links are all about legacies, fads, and classic rock-n-roll.

PRESIDENT'S CLUB: Thanks to these fantastic portraits, we can now ask the important question: Lincoln movie extra, or Pittsburgh hipster? [CNN]

OSCAR'S RACE: Eighty-five years ago, The Oscars began. But now, Rachel Zoe is involved... [NY Times]

MARC'S "MARRIAGE": Katie Grand and Marc Jacobs reveal secrets of their 10-year collaboration. Also, he named these tech toys the Katie Bunnies, so he must really like her! []

JUICE TRUTHS: Here's a rather candid guide to the oh-so-modern fad of "green juice detox." [Allure]

WAIT, LED ZEPPELIN LET THAT SHOW "REVOLUTION" USE THEIR MUSIC? Sorry, totally off topic, but... really?! [Hulu]

Monday, November 26th 2012

The Daily Find: Rag & Bone Cambridge Jacket

Welcome to The Daily Find, our favorite products plucked from What’s New.

What it is: Rag & Bone Cambridge Jacket
Why we love it: The varsity-inspired silhouette gets a feminine update with a pastel floral print.
Wear it with: Ripped Rag & Bone/JEAN denim and tough Rag & Bone moto boots.

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Friday, November 23rd 2012

She’s the Bop: Paige Adams-Geller

Nobody knows their blue jeans (and their pink jeans and their printed camo jeans...) better than American girls. So when I found out denim empress Paige Adams-Geller is a former Miss California, I thought, "Omigosh, I should have guessed."  

I also thought I should learn more about the founder of Paige Denim, especially since her Verdugo coated jeans are my new favorites for nights out.  

Here's Paige talking about style, Twizzlers, and a One Direction boy band battle:

FARAN KRENTCIL: Some girls grow up saying they want to be princesses.  Did you grow up saying you wanted to be a denim designer?
PAIGE ADAMS-GELLER: I grew up wanting to run a cosmetic empire or be a plastic surgeon for those with physical impairments. In essence, I knew I wanted to make people feel good about themselves. When I found my calling in the denim industry, I took that same concept and turned it into pieces sure to make anyone feel sexy. 

FK: Describe the first time you had an emotional reaction to denim.
PAG: I fell in love with denim in the '80s, so much so that ankle-zipped denim and grey striped pieces have been carried over to my collections today.

FK: What's the secret to buying new jeans online? Some girls are still scared to do it!
PAG: The secret to buying jeans online is to have confidence. Girls need to be bold and take chances with new prints and washes.

FK: If Paige wardrobed one TV character exclusively, who would it be?
PAG: I would love to dress Emily VanCamp's character, Emily Thorne, from Revenge. She is strong, passionate, and sexy.

FK: If One Direction and The Monkees got into a street fight, who would win?
PAG: I would have to go with One Direction, strictly on their amazing fashion sense! I would love to see one of those boys in our new Federal and Huntley fits. 

FK: Please describe your personal style in one sentence. This sentence must include the word "Twizzler."
PAG: My personal style is feminine sexy with a mysterious Twizzler edge. 

--Faran Krentcil

Friday, November 23rd 2012

Bop Com: Boogie Down

There are more fashion blogs out there than Thanksgiving leftovers. But today's links are all about one thing: keeping you entertained in the middle of the post-Turkey stupor. (And between Black Friday scores on Shopbop, obvs...)

Disco Inferno: ABBA gets their own lipstick, courtesy of makeup maestro Poppy King. [STYLE.COM]

50 Shades Of Grey: Good Idea or Bad Idea: grey lipstick? See real girls model the runway trend. [NYLON] 

The Spy Who Shagged My Hair: Bond Girl beauty icons, from the '60s to today... [WHO WHAT WEAR]

Cook Me Maybe: Here is Carly Rae Jepsen's banana bread recipe. Not kidding. [ELLE]

The Kid Stays In the Picture: Not that we spend hours combing YouTube for Carly Rose Sonenclar clips but... yeah... [X FACTOR]

Friday, November 23rd 2012

The Daily Find: Veronica Beard Dickey Jacket

Welcome to The Daily Find, our favorite products plucked from What’s New.

What it is: Veronica Beard Schoolboy Dickey Jacket
Why we love it: A clever sweater insert gives this jacket—a signature design from the sisters-in-law behind the label—a layered look without all the bulk.
Wear it with: Crisp white pants and a bright Sergio Rossi pump.

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Wednesday, November 21st 2012

Ask Shopbop: Cold Weather Party Looks

Look 1: Haute Hippie vest, 3.1 Phillip Lim pants, Yigal Azrouel jacket, Theyskens’ Theory pumps. Look 2: Alice + Olivia blazer, Tibi skirt, Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. Look 3: Yigal Azrouel dress, Maison scotch jacket, Luxury Rebel sandals.

Party season always coincides with the coldest months of the year. How can I look good and stay warm?

It’s almost cruel, isn’t it? Party season ramps up just as the temperatures drop. To keep warm without sacrificing style, I rely on statement-making jackets and a hold, wear, drape system.

Pairing a moto jacket with a slouchy silhouette feels very downtown-chic. Wear it while in transit and keep it handy at the party for added warmth and style. Bold pink pants are both festive and warm, while a vest adds layers without bulk. Closed-toe heels finish the look and shield feet from the cold.

A thick, textured blazer is another warm option. Layered over a thin sweater and paired with a longer skirt, it cuts a sophisticated and ladylike profile. Push the sleeves up once inside for casual elegance. Evening sandals balance the covered-up look, and polished gold jewelry adds to the brocade texture.

For the ultimate in sexy winter looks, drape a luxe coat over a body-con dress in the same color palette. The tonal hues anchor it together, allowing you to keep your warm coat on as part of the ensemble. Graphic sandals and a neutral clutch let the saturated duo shine.


Wednesday, November 21st 2012

Bop Com: Heroine Chic

There are more fashion blogs out there than Disney dolls. But today's links are all about one thing: girl power!

Queen Grace: Vogue creative director Grace Coddington took over Twitter yesterday. Here's what went down... [VOGUE]

Princess Lena: Lena Dunham rocks a lip print on the cover of i-D Magazine and remains consistently awesome in her interview. [i-D MAG]

Rainbow Brite: NYLON declares watercolor eyeshadow is the new tie-dye hair. We're okay with either, since they both match True Religion's new painted jeans. [NYLON]

Confessions of a Hollywood Warrior: This ultra-honest post about how to (ethically) break into the entertainment industry is clear, concise, and fantastic. [XOJANE]

Here is a Unicorn in a Designer Jacket: What, you thought I could go a whole post without mentioning unicorns? [WEAR THIS TO THAT]

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

The Daily Find: J Brand Coated Skinny Jeans

Welcome to The Daily Find, our favorite products plucked from What’s New.

What they are: J Brand Vera Coated Skinny Jeans
Why we love them: Details like clever front slits, flattering vertical seams, and a cool leather-like coating combine to create a covetable pair of jeans.
Wear them with: A city-chic Dolan top and Alice + Olivia pumps.

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Tuesday, November 20th 2012

Talking Resort 2013 with Derek Lam

The Shopbop team took a jaunt to China to launch the 10 Crosby resort 2013 collection with Derek Lam. In honor of the event, we stole a few moments of the designer’s time to talk about the little sister label to his primary collection.

Shopbop: How do you think 10 Crosby has evolved since it launched last year?
Derek Lam: Resort 2013 celebrates 10 Crosby’s first anniversary. What was started with the motto "let's have some fun" has generated enthusiasm and support beyond expectation. 10 Crosby has become more than just the location of the Derek Lam headquarters. It is now a far-reaching clothing collection. The enthusiasm that has greeted the collection has shown that the 10C clientele shares my belief in creating clothing that speaks to contemporary life and style, with a dash of wit and lots of playfulness.

SB: What niche does 10 Crosby fill that your regular line doesn't?
DL: These days many customers are looking for fashion with an accessible reach, considered in a fresh manner. I feel 10 Crosby offers this. One of the values I really want to express with the 10 Crosby collection is that while it has a more accessible approach, it is still about clothing of value and integrity of design.

SB: How would you describe the 10 Crosby aesthetic?
DL: It really is the look that I see all around me, whether it be right out my window, on Crosby Street, or in the many other cities I visit. 10 Crosby is sophisticated, crisp clothes for women who love fashion and who also appreciate classic style with slight twists on classic fabrics and silhouettes.

SB: Tell us about the new resort line. What are the must-have pieces, and how would you style them?
DL: In my mind's eye, I find the allure and glamour in that space between, the moment traveled between places: heading from the office to meet with friends or a special date for dinner, taking a breather between appointments, that last block on the walk home after a night out. That is what inspired the looks for resort 2013. I wanted to highlight that the 10 Crosby collection really travels well in a woman's life and can take her from place to place in style.

I am especially keen on the two-piece dress. While the collection is rooted in versatile items, what looks cool to me is wearing a top and a skirt or a tunic and a trouser that match. But always matching in an unexpected way. The plaids, florals, and graphic prints may go together to create a singular look, but the kinetic energy of splicing and dicing the effects makes the idea of dressing in head-to-toe ensembles fresh and unexpected with a modern sensibility.

SB: Who are your style muses for the line?
DL: Model Hanne Gaby Odiele was the first 10 Crosby girl. I worked with her for the first three seasons. Most recently, I worked with beauty blogger Emily Weiss of Into the Gloss on the spring 2013 lookbook. Both have a way of effortlessly wearing clothing, making them the perfect muses. Their modern attitude and charisma represents the 10 Crosby woman.

SB: What type of woman does 10 Crosby appeal to?
DL: 10 Crosby appeals to the woman who wants urban clothing that also carries her through every aspect of her life, from the more formal or work occasions, and also for the more informal.

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Photo by Colin Lane.

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

Holiday Hangout with Bag Snob, Lyst, Shopbop & More

If shopping were a competitive sport, this would be the Olympics. Shopbop joins Bag Snob, Lyst, Refinery29, The Daily Front Row, and more in a holiday hangout on Google+, where pros will be answering your burning shopping questions. Tweet your question using #SnobShopbopLyst.

UPDATE: This hangout has ended. If you missed it, you can watch the archived video below.

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