Thursday, October 31st 2013

We Play Favorites, East Dane Edition


Clockwise from left: Western Shirt, Wool Blend Anorak, Quilted Down Shirt, Moleskin Fatigue Pants.

With as much time as our staffers spend living and breathing fashion, it shouldn’t be surprising that favorite brands start to rise to the top of our individual must-have lists. In this feature, we’re talking about those favorite designers and how they fit into our personal style. This month, we have a special East Dane edition: Greg, who thinks Creep is pretty cool.

Name: Greg
Position: East Dane Copywriter
Brand: Creep by Hiroshi Awai

Why you love the brand in 6 words or less.
American workwear stacked with Japanese style.

What’s your favorite piece from the brand right now?
The Wool Blend Anorak.

How would you describe your personal style?
I’m colorblind, so I need to be sure most of my gear works with other pieces. I’m also a proponent of having one item that sets you apart every day. But, if you take that one piece away, the outfit should still look really good. So I try I stick to refined basics, with a few bangers tossed in.

Do you have a style icon?
Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division. I’ve always been impressed with the commitment he had to work shirts and properly cuffed sleeves.

If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what pieces would it consist of?
Oh, no question: An M65 field jacket, a pleated pocket work shirt, brown leather belt, raw selvedge jeans, and some chukkas. Menswear is pretty steady, so that combo will pretty much get you anywhere. I’d also throw in a Toronto Blue Jays cap.

What is your earliest fashion-related memory?
At summer camp in northern Wisconsin, this kid had a pair of Air Jordans with an anarchy symbol he’d painted on the toe. It was so rad. He just owned that look at 13 years old. It was one of the first times I took notice of someone doing it their own way. Never mind the irony of those shoes and that image, I wanted it. I went home and did the same to a pair of Adidas sneaks. My mom flipped out. I couldn’t have worn it as well, anyway.


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Thursday, October 31st 2013

Wise Words: Norman Vincent Peale


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Thursday, October 31st 2013

The Daily Find: Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Leather Vest

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

What it is: Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Oversized Leather Vest
Why we love it: The slouchy silhouette is perfect for all-season layering.
Wear it with: A leopard-print Equipment blouse and flared DL 1961 jeans.

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Wednesday, October 30th 2013

Ask Shopbop: Cool Weather Maxi Dresses

A summer staple, maxi dresses also have a place in your cold-weather wardrobe. The comfortable silhouette almost begs for cozy layers. Pairing a maxi with a wide-brim hat and layered scarves will give it a serious bohemian feel—just like in the warmer months— but now, add a snuggly, oversized cardigan to keep it season appropriate. Also, use the long coverage to your advantage and wear your warmest warm leggings or tights underneath. If your maxi is very voluminous, top it with a fitted sweater and leather moto jacket for a fun feminine-meets-tough vibe.

--Loni

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Wednesday, October 30th 2013

The Daily Find: ZAC Zac Posen Bag

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

What it is: ZAC Zac Posen Loren Top Handle Clutch
Why we love it: The refined silhouette is simple, yet unexpected, with colorblock trim and a sturdy metal handle.
Wear it with: City-worthy looks for both day and night.

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Tuesday, October 29th 2013

Shopbop Student Staff Picks: Alana


Clockwise, from top left: Shopbop Buyer Jane, friend Stefani, and Shopbop Buyer Alana, Townsen sweater, 360 Sweater dress, Adia Kibur bracelets, BLK DNM jeans, and Theyskens’ Theory booties.

Our stylish staffers are taking a look back to their college years to share their fashion ups and downs, must-have picks, and hard-earned advice. For our final feature, we talked to Senior Buyer Alana.

Name: Alana Goldsmith Brown
School: The Fashion Institute of Technology, Class of 2003

SHOPBOP: During your college years, did you ever try any trends or styles that, looking back, weren’t so great?
ALANA GOLDSMITH BROWN: I loved being tall, so I wore moonboots for my whole freshman year. They were ridiculous on me, but I loved them.

SB: What were some looks you loved, even now?
AGB: When jeans became popular in the fall of ’99, none of my old friends understood the trend. They all went to Big 10 schools, so when they went out at night, they wore black pants. I insisted that jeans were in, and if I could get into a New York City club in jeans, I wasn't changing into black pants in a college town.

SB: It’s back-to-school time. What are your top must-haves for fall?
AGB: Black BLK DNM jeans will always be a staple, as well as a cozy sweater and a classic sweater dress. For accessories, try Adia Kibur for of-the-moment jewelry at a great price. Finally, I love a good lace-up boot. They look great with jeans or paired back to a mini dress. Theyskens’ Theory combat booties are definitely worth the investment.

SB: What is your style advice to those who are in school now?
AGB: Never throw away the styles you love! You will always be able to fit your favorite pieces back into your wardrobe. If I had saved my favorite overalls, I would have been ahead of the trend.

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Tuesday, October 29th 2013

The Daily Find: L’AGENCE Dress

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

What it is: L’AGENCE Lace Dress with Silk Slip
Why we love it: Cut in metallic lace, the formfitting silhouette is at both sexy and sophisticated.
Wear it with: L’AGENCE booties and a Joomi Lim bracelet.

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Monday, October 28th 2013

Studio Sounds: Stylishly Spooky

All Hallows’ Eve is just around the corner, and our studio is preparing with a mix of spooky songs and horror movie classics. Happy Halloween!

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Monday, October 28th 2013

The Daily Find: Graham & Spencer Turtleneck

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

What it is: Graham & Spencer Striped Autumn Turtleneck
Why we love it: The lightweight jersey is perfect for layering.
Wear it with: Cropped GOLDSIGN skinnies and fringed Aperlai booties.

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Friday, October 25th 2013

Campus Trend Report: Plenty of Plaid

CollegeFashionista is keeping tabs on the hottest fall trends, snapping street style shots from campuses everywhere. This week, we’re taking a closer look at a blast from the past: plaid.

If there is a defining clothing item of the ’90s, it is the plaid flannel shirt. It was the go-to pattern of the grunge movement, and along with combat-style boots, ripped denim, and waffle knits, it’s back in a big way.

The versatility of plaid makes it a smart investment. A button-down shirt can be tucked into black skinnies for a casual look, or tied around the waist for a more retro feel. Tartan shorts with ripped fishnets feel perfectly punk, but can also look sharp with tights and a cardigan.

--Libby S.

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