The Vintage Twin Second Annual Trunk Show

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Friday, July 30, 2010 17 comments

I love vintage goods but often it is hard to dig through piles of clothing if you don't have the time or patience. So I don't frequently get the chance to shop through the picks of other girls selections in a beautifully decorated space. Wednesday, I attended the Vintage Twin's second annual trunk show and it turned out to be such a great event. The space was not what I expected at all. To my surprise, the show was held in a chic dimly-lit showroom, lined with brick walls and finished wooden floors. Racks of clothing were neatly set-up throughout, where customers were shopping to the tunes of NYC dj's The Chainsmokers, with a cocktail in hand. I was relieved to find colorful trays of hors d'oeuvres and desserts set-up on the oak tables because I was starving after work. I was impressed with the event- all in all it turned out to be a success.View my photos below.

Photos by LoveLaceLuxe

J. Fur

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Thursday, July 29, 2010 0 comments
J.Crew's newest fall arrivals have hit their site and while browsing I came across the Mongolian lamb tote and Mongolian lamb vest. Both are so furry, ultra plush, and cozy. They sort of resemble my Maltese puppy- Penelope, which makes me want to snuggle with these chic items. 

The bag has been finished at a famed French mill and features leather, antiqued gold-plated curb chain handles, and lots of pockets. Both items will elevate your coolness - good job J.Crew!

William Rast for Target

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Thursday, July 29, 2010 0 comments

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William Rast Fall 2010

Finally another Target collaboration has been announced! Justin Timberlake's line, William Rast, is the latest line to be available at Target stores and Target online, starting December 19th. The collection will include men's and woman's premium denim, outerwear, and sportswear. I am looking forward to this one!

Roaring Prints

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2 comments

From left clockwise: Mulberry, $ 2,700; Roberto Cavalli, $900; Topshop Dress, $65; Topshop Scarf, $32; Giuseppe Zanotti wedges, $ 1,430; Topshop skinny belt, $36

Leopard and cheetah prints have been showing up everywhere for the fall. I personally don't think they ever go out of style and can be very classy if worn right. For those who want to wear spots, try mixing in printed accessories to add instant sex appeal to any outfit. Don't overkill it though, it could turn out disastrous!

Today in NYC: The Vintage Twin Second Annual Trunk Show

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2 comments

Any event selling re-worked vintage clothing with prices starting at $30 is a go to must. Today, from 5 - 10 p.m. snag some one-of-a-kind vintage clothing and accessories at The Vintage Twin's second annual summer trunk show. Perfect for those on a budget, items include vintage T-shirts, dresses, belts, jewelry, purses, and more. Plus, all proceeds go to select Oil Spill Relief funds!

Where: 45 East 34th street between Park and Madison (3rd floor)
When: Wednesday, June 28th. 5 p.m.- 10 p.m

Erin Wasson: A Texas Story

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Monday, July 26, 2010 0 comments

Check out Erin Wasson's editorial in this month's Elle Italia shot by David Mushegain. Read more for the full spread. 

Images via Fashion Copious

Weekend Playlist: 7/23

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Friday, July 23, 2010 1 comments

Check it out :)

Alessandra Ambrosio by Will Davidson for Russh Magazine

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Thursday, July 22, 2010 16 comments

The always stunning Brazilian supermodel, Alessandra Ambrosio, is featured in this month’s Russh Magazine, photographed by Will Davidson. The spread captures her true beauty and talent as a muse in a way we normally don't view her. I think it is really refreshing to see her portrayed in this artistic shoot as oppose to her commercial catalogue spreads. The new issue of Russh goes on sale Wednesday July 28th.

View the complete spread after the jump

Amazing! ROC's S/S 10/11 lookbook

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Wednesday, July 21, 2010 7 comments

Absolutely loving the “Pastel Kaleidoscope SS 10/11" lookbook for Roc eyewear, shot by Amanda Austin and illustrated by Kelly Smith. The unique kaleidoscope effect and watercolor patterns add a fresh element to the lookbook. The collaboration is beautiful- both are truly talented. View the complete lookbook after the jump.

NYC Sales & Shopping

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Wednesday, July 21, 2010 0 comments
Image Via Thread Social

Proenza Schouler Sample Sale

When: Today- 7/22 and Tomorrow, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 495 Broadway, b/t Broome & Spring Street., 8th floor
What: Spring and resort 2010 shoes and clothing start at $70!

Cynthia Rowley

When: July 19th -July 25th  Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 376 Bleecker St., b/t Charles & Perry Sts
What: Scoop up the designer’s clothing and accessories for up to 80 percent off.

Thread Social
When: July 21 & 22. Wed. & Thurs., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 26 W. 17th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Avenue., suite 301.
Why: Dresses are marked down to $125 (reg. $485) and color-blocked silk tank dresses are $85 (reg. $385).

The New York Antique Jewelry Watch Show

When: July 23rd- July 26th  Friday 1pm- 7pm; Saturday & Sunday 11am-7pm; Monday 11am-4pm
Where:Metropolitan Pavillion
Why: Thousand of hidden jems including masterpieces from the likes of Tiffany's, Harry Winston, Cartier, Patek Philippe, and Van Cleef & Arpel. Jewlery ranges from $10-$100,000

Gucci Pre-Fall 2010 Ad Campaign

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12 comments

Check out the glamorous campaign featuring Brazilian model Raquel Zimmerman and breakout model Joan Smalls from Puerto Rico, photographed by Mert & Marcus. The campaign features beautifully tailored camel colored clothing, structured handbags, and neutral pumps. Love what I am seeing so far!  View the rest of the campaign after the jump.

A New Take on the Duck Boot by Tommy Hilfiger

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Monday, July 19, 2010 22 comments

I know its a little early to start posting boots and I really hate to think that summer will be over soon, but the newly designed duck boots by Tommy Hilfiger have really caught my eye. These boots are going to be hot for fall, as they seem to be popping up everywhere. The chic take on the classic L.L. Bean duck boot is perfect for those rainy days where you want to wear a heeled boot and switch it up from your rubber Hunters. The boots come in a blue or red knee high laced up version or an ankle boot, both feature a 5 inch wooden heel. 

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Watch Yourself

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Monday, July 19, 2010 2 comments

From left to right:  

Bulova; $154
Vintage Cartier; $ 3,800
Timex; $40

These simple timepieces add an element of sophistication to any outfit. The classic styles and streamlined design of these brown leather banded watches make them perfect for everyday wear. 

Madonna's Dolce and Gabbana Campaign

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Friday, July 16, 2010 13 comments

The latest campaign for Dolce and Gabbana featuring Madonna has hit the web. That baby has a hysterical face on. View the full Dolce and Gabbana Fall/Winter 2010.11 campaign photographed by Steven Klein below. More pictures after the jump. 

Images Via Design Scene

Weekend Playlist: 7/16

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Friday, July 16, 2010 0 comments
Check out this weekends playlist below! Brand new Drake track is featured. The second player has multiple songs- I had a technical malfunction earlier. Enjoy ;)

Image Via Earmilk

Eva Mendes for Allure Magazine

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Thursday, July 15, 2010 4 comments

Eva Mendes is this months cover girl for Allure magazine. She is so beautiful its hard not to obsess about her.

Read what the actress opened up about in her interview. 

  • On her public image: "I don’t want ‘sexy’ to be my defining characteristic."
  • On her first job working retail at the mall: "I’ve worked since I was able to work."
  • On her self-image: "I’ve worked very hard to love myself, and I do. I think that’s what people may respond to with me."
  • On wearing the "wrong" clothes to the interview: "I never want to be that girl [who] can’t climb the mountain because she’s wearing the wrong shoes."
  • On what she finds sexy: "Either nude or very basic Calvin Klein underwear, and maybe a ribbed tank with no bra."

 Images Via Allure

Lookbook: Botkier Fall 2010 Collection

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Thursday, July 15, 2010 34 comments

Botkier has released their fall/winter lookbook for their 2010 collection of handbags and they are definitely something to covet . The collection includes crossover bags that feature metal details lots of lace ties, and metallics. The bags were inspired by the campaign "Embrace your inner bad girl" hence the edgy details. Check out the full lookbook after the jump! 

Images Courtesy of Botkier

The Falken Clog

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Thursday, July 15, 2010 2 comments

The lovechild between the Clog and Boot. The Sam Edelman falken clog is muy Cliente!

Images via Nasty Gal

Nicholas Kirkwood x Rodarte "Sand" Shoe

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Wednesday, July 14, 2010 0 comments
These shoes are more of a work of art then a shoe. Amazing details and the combination of different textures make these shoes fierce. Pre-order at Luisaviaroma.

Tribal Jewelry from Brokenfab

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7 comments

Wowza- this collection of handmade jewelry is simply amazing! I'm digging the bold designs and geometric pattern. Super dope. View more after the jump.

Pastel Shades

Posted by Francesca Alfano On Monday, July 12, 2010 0 comments
I haven't posted in a while but will start getting back into the swing of things -I swear!

Revlon will be launching a new collection of awesomely cute pastel shades from their new Suede collection. The collection is made up of four shades —aqua, buttery yellow, lilac, and beige. You can never underestimate the importance of a great nail color and at this price - $ 4 a bottle you will be able to rock these pretty shades for the price of your morning breakfast.  Personally I am a fan of the minty aqua color- super cute for the remaining summer days.The collection will be released in 2 weeks so be sure to check out your local drugstore.


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