Tuesday, December 25th 2012

Seen @ Shopbop: Dress Coats

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There is something so classic about a sleek dress coat. The long lines conjure a nostalgic elegance often forgotten in the modern day. Thankfully, a few of the fashion-minded here at Shopbop present an iron-clad case for making the silhouette a wardrobe must-have. Take Loni. Fending off the chill of an early December afternoon, she paired a gorgeous coat with white-as-snow boots for a look that is style personified.

--Libby S.

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Monday, December 24th 2012

The Daily Find: DVF Sweater


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

What it is: Diane von Furstenberg Nora Bis Sweater
Why we love it: DVF’s updated take on colorblocking, in a perennial favorite shade of pink.
Wear it with: White J Brand jeans and Diane von Furstenberg pumps.

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Friday, December 21st 2012

She’s the Bop: Ali Kay


If you've opened a fashion magazine in the last five years, you've probably seen Ali Kay—after all, the Miami native is often the star of Diane von Furstenberg's ad campaigns. (She's also part of the fashion icon's family. This summer, she gave birth to Leon von Furstenberg, Diane's newest grandson!)

But besides being a model and mom, Ali's also quite busy with her own design career.  After launching Keep Me, a range of slimming basics worn by Jennifer Aniston and Rachel Bilson, Kay began working with us at Shopbop (yay!). Take a look at our comfy and chic Bop Basics and you'll see why we adore her.

FARAN KRENTCIL: So many focus on statement accessories or party dresses, but as a designer, you believe basics were the key to fashion happiness. Why?  
ALI KAY: I like basics because I don't shop very often at all, so when I buy something, I don't want it to be overly trendy—I want to like it and wear it forever, or at least until it is worn out.

FK: Please pick something on Shopbop.com that you would wear with one of your basics.
AK: I like this Helmut Lang sweater to wear with jeans and a white tank or T-shirt.

FK: You are from Florida and therefore an expert at this: please reveal how to keep your hair calm at the beach.
AK: My only trick is keeping my hair very long so the body and frizz are weighed down.

FK: No way. I just saw you at Soho House in Miami and your hair looked perfect, even though we were literally on the beach. That can't be your only secret!
AK: A friend of mine from Miami just told me that Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray works well!

FK: If Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera had a dance-off, who would win?
AK: From what I remember seeing, Aguilera would definitely win a sing-off but Spears would take the dance-off.

FK: And X Factor has higher ratings than The Voice. Oops, I'm still Team Christina. Anyway. Please describe your personal style in one sentence. This sentence must include the word "pony."
AK: My personal style is simple, easy, comfortable, flattering, and so pony... (Sorry, the baby wants my attention now. Not enough time to be creative here! Ha!)

--Faran

Friday, December 21st 2012

Shopbop Party Girls: Jessica & Jamie

Let’s start by stating the obvious: it’s party season. Weeks of fêtes both casual and fancy, culminating in the party of the year on New Year’s Eve. Our staff, naturally, is not immune to the influx of invites that define December, so we asked them to share their party looks, and while we had their attention, we posed a few holiday-themed questions. Today wraps up our week of holiday style, wish lists, and traditions.

Jessica is wearing a sparkling Sass & Bide dress with Rag & Bone booties, and Jamie is wearing an ALICE by Temperley dress with Aquazzura sandals.

JESSICA, FASHION ASSISTANT

What are your plans for the holidays?
I’m celebrating the holidays in New York and New Jersey with my fiancé and family.

Favorite holiday treat?
I can’t resist peppermint bark and a steaming hot toddy!

The best present you received as a child was...
A jacket. I had begged my parents for it for weeks. Even as a child, I loved clothing!

The best present you received as an adult was...
Does my engagement ring count? If not, a close second was an amazing trip to Cabo.

Item topping your wish list?
I’d love it if a soft Veda jacket was waiting for me under my Christmas tree.

What's on your holiday playlist?
I love all the classics, with a little Michael Bublé, “Last Christmas” by Wham!, and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” thrown into the mix.

Go-to brand for dressing up?
You can’t go wrong in Marchesa Notte or Alice + Olivia.

What is your post-holiday relaxation routine?
A lazy brunch, then just hanging out at home.

 

JAMIE, ASSOCIATE BUYER

What are your plans for the holidays?
I always go home to Georgia for the Holidays and this year is no different. I love being home with my family, friends, and my dogs.

Favorite holiday tradition?
I love helping my mom cook during the holidays. We always have guests at our house for meals, and preparing for the party just as fun as the actual event. We listen to Christmas music, everyone is in and out of the kitchen, the dogs are in the way—it’s a little chaotic, but so much fun.

Favorite holiday treat?
I’m not big on sweets but I LOVE stuffing. Thankfully, it only appears during the holidays, because I always go back for seconds.

The best present you received as a child was...
I remember being most excited about my American Girl doll.

Item topping your wish list?
I have my eye on a 3.1 Phillip Lim Bag…but no pressure.

Go-to shoe brand for dressing up?
Giuseppe Zanotti has great shoes for dressing up. They always have something special to make you really stand out.

What is your post-holiday relaxation routine?
Lying around my house with Teddy and Jasper, my Bernese mountain dog and Doberman.

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Friday, December 21st 2012

The Daily Find: Nicholas Skirt


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

What it is: Nicholas Jacquard Wrap Skirt
Why we love it: A sexy mini in a pop shade gets a dose of classic styling with tweed-inspired jacquard.
Wear it with: A pretty 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse, Nicholas sandals, and Maison Martin Margiela jewelry.

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Thursday, December 20th 2012

Shopbop Party Girls: Loni

Let’s start by stating the obvious: it’s party season. Weeks of fêtes both casual and fancy, culminating in the party of the year on New Year’s Eve. Our staff, naturally, is not immune to the influx of invites that define December, so we asked them to share their party looks, and while we had their attention, we posed a few holiday-themed questions. Tune in all week as they share their holiday style, wish lists, and traditions.


Loni is wearing a black dress (Alexander Wang, sold out) and 3.1 Phillip Lim booties.

LONI, STYLIST

What are your plans for the holidays?
Heading home to be with family. We host a lasagna dinner at my parents’ house every Christmas.

Favorite holiday tradition?
Drinking coffee and eating pastry around the tree on Christmas morning.

Favorite holiday movie?
Mixed Nuts with Steve Martin. We watch it every year.

The best present you received as a child was...
New skis. I also got a full-body tie-dye dance leotard one year that I thought was pretty awesome.

The best present you received as an adult was...
Our dog Klaus. He has the purest spirit and makes me happy every day.

Item topping your wish list?
My family decided to exchange only handmade or antique/vintage gifts this year. I have no idea what to expect!

Do you have a fail-safe hostess gift?
All year, I collect small pottery vases so I can fill them with holly bouquets for brave holiday hosts.

Go-to brand for dressing up?
I’m not much of a dress-up girl, but when the occasion calls for it, I have good luck with Alexander Wang.

What is your post-holiday relaxation routine?
Watching NBA basketball. It puts me at ease like nothing else!

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Thursday, December 20th 2012

The Daily Find: Giuseppe Zanotti Pumps

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

What they are: Giuseppe Zanotti Netted Leather Pumps
Why we love them: Cool leather netting lends these pumps a sense of sexy athleticism.
Wear them with: Slim L’Agence pants and a sporty T by Alexander Wang jacket.

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Wednesday, December 19th 2012

Stylist On Set: DVF

It’s no doubt the members of our editorial team have some of the most enviable jobs in the business, so we thought it might be nice to do a little vicarious living via our stylists. In this edition of Stylist On Set, Shopbop’s Anna Brugge takes us behind the scenes at our Diane von Furstenberg shoot.

For this shoot, prop stylist Seth Brody created these really cool backdrops, inspired by Rorschach inkblots. DVF uses such incredible prints in her clothing, and we played off that theme by incorporating colors from her resort collection into the backdrops to really highlight how fun this collection is.


Prop stylist Seth Brody creating the backdrops.


The looks, prepped at the Shopbop office before going to set.


Our photographer, Chris Cragoe, at work, shooting the first look on Bregje Heinen.

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

Bop Com

There are more fashion blogs out there than Christmas tree ornaments, but today's links are all about one thing: my blink-and-you'll-miss-them obsessions for the last week of 2012.

THE MUSE: Model (and Rolling Stones daughter) Alexandra Richards is the newest face of Michael Kors. Rock on! [Elle.com]

THE NEW GIRL: Ashley Greene is out, Cara Delevingne is in—at least, according to the DKNY ad campaign! [British Vogue]

THE HANGOVER: If holiday party overload has your eyes going bloodshot, read this handy guide: "How to Look Good When You Feel Bad." [Allure]

THE END OF THE WORLD: And how to dress for it. [The Cut]

AND ZOOEY DESCHANEL AS A CARTOON CHRISTMAS CAROLER: All together now: awww. [Paper Magazine]

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

Shopbop Party Girls: Rachel

Let’s start by stating the obvious: it’s party season. Weeks of fêtes both casual and fancy, culminating in the party of the year on New Year’s Eve. Our staff, naturally, is not immune to the influx of invites that define December, so we asked them to share their party looks, and while we had their attention, we posed a few holiday-themed questions. Tune in all week as they share their holiday style, wish lists, and traditions.


Rachel is wearing an Equipment sweater, 3.1 Phillip Lim pants, and Jason Wu pumps.

RACHEL, STYLIST

What are your plans for the holidays?
Family, family, family!

Favorite holiday tradition?
Before Christmas Eve dinner, my family sings “The 12 Days of Christmas.” You have to sing whichever part is on your dinner plate. We are not a family of singers, so it’s pretty bad, but also really funny.

Favorite holiday drink?
Eggnog always gets me in the spirit of the holidays!

The best present you received as a child was...
An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle! Just kidding only Ralphie from The Christmas Story could ask for that all in one breath! But, Santa did bring me the game Mall Madness one year, which made me cry.

Item topping your wish list?
Isabel Marant Berry Booties or a kitten.

What's on your holiday playlist?
“Silent Night” always pulls at my heart strings.

Do you have a fail-proof hostess gift?
Homemade candle in a vintage tea cup!

Go-to shoe brand for dressing up?
Right now I’m loving all the Aquazzura cutout booties. So sexy!

What is your post-holiday relaxation routine?
I’m planning on hanging out at home with my dog, boyfriend, and, hopefully, my new Christmas kitten!

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