Attention Coquette SF ladies! Rebecca Minkoff's Sample Sale is hitting the road to our city this Saturday, December 5th from 10am - 4pm at 111 Minna. I would go for a Darling Hobo in purple if it were available!
This winter, it's all about the puffer coat. It's perfect to wear for the rain, snow, wind, and when there's the general chill in the air. I love this Juicy Couture Hooded Long Puffer Coat in angel ivory ($398) for it's faux-fur hood and the stylish belt that's easy to cinch than a trench-style tie. I also love the idea of different colors and this dark navy Add Down Belted Nylon Puffer Jacket ($372 at Nordstrom) is so cool and different.
Another must-have puffy item is the vest and the Gap's Puffer Vest comes in a multitude of colors ($59.50).
Stylehive rounds up some of the best tribal-inspired fashions like this Sally Sweater from Abercrombie & Fitch. The prints are colorful and cozy on sweaters or vests. See more great tribal looks in the slideshow at Stylehive.
Hi Coquette Readers! Ready for holiday parties? Translation: Buy a fabulous outfit. What better way to do that than by winning a $100 Shopbop.com instant gift card? Just comment on which Rachel Roy item from Shopbop.com is your favorite and why. Then you are one step closer to your favorite holiday look.
Who is Rachel Roy?
Rachel Roy began her design career as a Rocawear intern and then decided to create her own fashion line of classic-leaning and feminine clothing in 2004. Since launching her line, Roy has created a full RTW and resort collection. Her look is chic and stylish. Slip on one of her tailored skirts, dresses or subtle and chic blouses for a night on the town or dinner with friends.
Along with her Rachel Roy clothing line, she recently launched a fashion line for young women called RACHEL Rachel Roy and is also venturing into the world of handbags! Rachel's such an inspiring woman, I'm so glad I got a chance to meet her a few months ago at the launch of her new RACHEL Rachel Roy collection at Macy's. (Coquette post here.)
Which Rachel Roy item is your favorite?
Check out the different Rachel Roy items on Shopbop.com and comment about your favorite! How would you wear it? Accessories? Where would you wear it? Remember, the best, most creative and fashion-inspiring comment wins a $100 instant Shopbop.com gift card for commenting on her favorite Rachel Roy item. Deadline for entries is Friday, December 4th at 11:59pm PST. Get creative and have fun with it!
With the buzz all around statement necklaces and multiple chains, Banana Republic has a few really beautiful and affordable pieces for sale right now like this Curtain Call Fringe Necklace (at left, $69.50) and the romantic looking, Applique Mixed-Media Necklace ($59.50). Pick up a few for your holiday party outfits!
WWD reports that Zac Posen is launching a new lower-priced fashion line called Z Spoke, to launch exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue next Spring. Z Spoke is gonna give Marc by Marc Jacobs a run for his money. I'm loving the wide belted looks showcased in the two dresses above.
“It’s not Zac-for-less, it’s not the little sister collection at all,” says Posen. “The dresses — that’s something I can do with my eyes closed. This is about a new identity.” His inspiration board is full of downtown imagery such as beaten-up Nike Dunks and a shot of Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle. A palette of neutrals with ample pops of kelly green, pink and red gives the clothes a retro vibe, or an “urban hipster quality” as Posen puts it, adding he could see these styles on a Lower East Side girl.
Ever since I went to NY in September during Fashion Week as a special guest of Coach, my mother-in-law in France has been more curious about the brand and of course, the handbags. For Christmas, I was hoping to give her a new updated bag but haven't had time to figure out which one.
Enter in the new free Coach Gift Finder iPhone App! Just select who the gift is for, how much you are willing to spend, and a favorite color. Then the little iPhone app works it's magic and boom! You get a side-scrolling list of options of bags and accessories. Just click on each individual item you are interested in and you can locate a store for purchase or email yourself or a friend a link to it. It's the easiest way to browse and shop! Do this when you are waiting for the train or in a waiting in line. It's fun to see all the options that come up.
My mother-in-law loves brown so I found some great choices. I can't say exactly which one because sometimes she reads Coquette so I can't ruin the surprise. But seriously, try this out for anyone on your list -- even the men. There's some great picks!