Give My Best To Kate

Oh how I wish I was back east to hit up Topshop’s U.S. opening/hoopla in NYC on Thursday.  Cannot wait to go there in June!

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Fringe blazers and leggings + Sequin minis and boyfriend blazers = LOVE

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Loving the suede drape dress with the zipper outline details; chain scarf and these choice bags.

All images via Topshop.com

New York’s Topshop Opening – a Survival Guide

Emily Rotberg: How can first-timers make the most of the grand opening? Here’s our survival guide to Britain’s most hectic fashion store.

• Bring reinforcements, ideally two disinterested parties – one to wait in fitting-room queues while you riffle through the rails of itty-bitty Kate Moss frocks, and another to stand with arms ready to catch said frocks as you hurl them over the heads of your competitors. Fellow shoppers, that is.

• Pack earplugs. The carefully cultivated pop-hipster atmosphere tends to assert itself through an eardrum-bursting soundtrack.

• Wear layers, or leave your shame at home. Anyone lacking the aforementioned queue assistant will be in for a long, long wait for the fitting rooms. Far more efficient, then, to find a discreet corner, strip, and try on your super-skinnies in full view of the women who wish they’d thought of it first.

• Don’t be afraid to push. They’re not your friends, just a horde of Alexa Chung imitators. And if they are your friends … why did you bring them?

• The sales assistants do not exist to “assist” you. Rather, they are present to demonstrate how to wear a £10 shoelace as a headband. Nothing betrays novice Topshop status like asking for help. Don’t be that girl.

• Grab everything. Even if you’re not sure you like it – because later, when you see someone else trying on that neon leopard-print playsuit and begin to think that it might be just the thing for an ironic day at Coney Island/Central Park picnic, there’s no way you’ll be able to find it.

• When in doubt, imitate the English – balance clashing prints with black opaques, and just when you think the outfit is perfect, throw a nubby cardigan on top.

• To beat the crowds, shop online. It’ll leave more space for the rest of us.


© Guardian News & Media 2008
Published: 3/30/2009

Zipper + Chain = Genius Cuff

jen-kao-cuffImages via RevolveClothing.com

I can’t afford any of Jen Kao‘s fierce clothes, but they are seriously stun-sational and I still enjoy just looking at the innovative construction of the pieces.  This Jen Kao Cuff is to.die.for. ($660)

Currently watching the Fifty People One Question videos again. When these short clips first hit the Web months ago, I was amazed by the simplicity of, yet touching responses that were filmed. I want them to come to LA and see how different the answers will be from the cities they’ve visited. My favs are New Orleans (Four Tet is amazing jam music) and Brooklyn.