As seen on A Bikini a Day!

In case you missed it, A Bikini A Day featured us again as their Bikini of the Week this past Tuesday! Tash Oakley rocks our black Transparent bikini from the Cruise 2014 collection! Find this suit online at Nic Del Mar.

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Snap, Crackle, Pop!

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(from left: RED Valentino, Fausto Puglisi, Matthew Williamson, Dries van Noten)

It’s been busy around here as we start to kick the Cruise 2015 wheels into motion, so pardon us if we’ve fallen behind with the Fall/Winter 2014 runways. As we play catch-up, certain trends really *pop* out at us. First, there’s your “classic” pop art: bright color blocking, dizzying graphics, Lichtenstein-esque comic book caricature. Dries van Noten just showed in Paris today and is a favorite for sure. On the (sort of) other end of the spectrum, you get low culture kitsch at its finest: advertising, typography, and cartoons. Marc by Marc Jacobs’ motocross, Rodarte’s Star Wars printed dresses, and Moschino’s candy wrapper couture—not the most beautiful clothes in the world, but Andy Warhol would be proud.

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(from left: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Moschino, Jeremy Scott)

 

February 26, 2014 |

So many events! Save these dates!

Spring is coming–we hope sooner rather than later!–and we have a bunch of events lined up from now until May! Most of these events are Karla Colletto trunk shows but a few Saks stores will be throwing multi-vendor special events as well. Check the list below to see if there’s an event happening near you.

Saks Fifth Avenue *department-wide event*
Saturday, February 15 – Saturday, February 22
9700 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL

Saks Fifth Avenue *department-wide event*
Saturday, February 22 AND Saturday, March 22
2901 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI

Love by Bella Fiora
Thursday, March 6
10-5pm
1912 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont, NY

Great Shapes
Saturday, March 15
Time TBD
190 Mineola Avenue
Roslyn Heights, NY

Saks Fifth Avenue *department-wide event*
Sunday, March 16 – Saturday, March 22
172 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL

Saks Fifth Avenue *department-wide event*
Sunday, March 30 – Saturday, April 5
611 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Helen Hirsh **note change of location**
Saturday, April 5
Time TBD
20 East Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ

Intimacy **just added**
Thursday, April 10 – Saturday, April 12
Time TBD
1252 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

Everything But Water
Friday, May 16
2-6pm
1060 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
*Meet Karla at this event!!*

Everything But Water
Saturday, May 17
1-5pm
The Mall at Short Hills
Short Hills, NJ
*Meet Karla at this event!!*

Fall/Winter 2014 Trends

New York Fashion Week wraps up today, and while we’re having trouble being excited for NEXT Fall/Winter when we can’t seem to shake this one (and obviously we’re a little partial to warmer weather seasons) we like what we’ve seen so far. Here are just a few of the trends for Fall/Winter 2014:

 PLAID ON PLAID ON PLAID

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(from left: Band of Outsiders, 3.1 Philip Lim, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Altuzarra)

One could spot plaid in practically every designer’s Fall/Winter collection. Could it be another reaction to last year’s Punk at the Met? From simple grid prints to bold tartans, laidback parkas to structured sheaths, it was all there.

HIGH FIVES

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(from left: Alice + Olivia, Karen Walker, Opening Ceremony)

A bit obscurer than the other trends, but it’s worth mentioning that we spotted a hand motif in three different shows. It calls to mind vintage Moschino, but otherwise we’re not sure where it came from. Opening Ceremony even had hands on the hardware of their accessories. Graphics and typography were popular on the runways this past week; even Star Wars characters made a cameo.

TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOATS

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(from left: Custo Barcelona, Thakoon, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Libertine, Carolina Herrera)

Fall collections tend to stay on the neutral, darker end of the color spectrum, and while this season was not quite an exception, a few daring souls turned the volume way up! There was certainly a lot of color out there overall–deep jewel tones and a carry-over of last Fall’s pale pink trend–but then there were multicolored furs…

BLAVY

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(from left: MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, 3.1 Philip Lim, Thom Browne, Timo Weiland, Herve Leger)

Wearing black and navy blue hasn’t been a faux pas for years now, but we just love this understated, yet edgy-chic trend

RED ALERT

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(from left: Naeem Khan, Vivienne Tam, M Missoni, Reem Acra, Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta)

We realize red is not a novel concept either, especially with Valentine’s Day (literally) around the corner, but we couldn’t help noticing so many textured prints, laces and brocades (even mixed with eachother) all in deep red hues! Think power and elegance with a twist.

COMING UP ROSES

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(from left: Co, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Naeem Khan, Honor, Alice + Olivia)

We had our fun with Rosettes for last Cruise season’s Wonderland-esque collection, so maybe we still have roses on our minds (and again, maybe it’s just Valentine’s Day being so close), but there seemed to be quite a few roses out there. Floral prints popped up in a surprising number of collections, actually. Could it be a sign from the fashion gods that next winter’s weather will be a little more like spring? We can only hope.

As for other trends, it looks like the oversized sweater (and sweatshirt) is sticking around and overalls might be making a comeback as well. We also spotted a handful of what can only be described as a “bath robe coat.” Designer aesthetics seem less minimalist then in recent seasons–tons of mixed media and embellishment. Intentionally too much? We can’t wait to see more from London, Paris, and Milan.

February 13, 2014 |

Where in the World?

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It’s soon to be that time of year for choosing the destination for our Cruise 2015 Swim Collection shoot and this brutal winter has given us some serious wanderlust! Where should we go?! Share your thoughts with us or visit our “Beaches and Getaways” board on Pinterest to see some of the paradises we’re dreaming of!

 

Bikini of the Day!

 

See our Contrast monokini in white/black on A Bikini A Day‘s Devin Brugman today! This suit has never looked more smoking hot! You can buy this suit at Nic Del Mar.

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