Norma Kamali is a designer I like for her originality and optimism. Though I am not quite brave enough to wear her designs yet (I need fewer curves pretty much everywhere…), her punk English countryside feel with the houndstooth and furs are a delight to see on others. Here are my top picks from her show this week: (And tell me which ones you would wear!)
Marchesa is a line that exudes glamour and romance, and this season exceeded expectations. I am not sure when I will have an opportunity to wear one of these frothy and divine creations (I do wish I could live at Downton Abbey, minus the war and plagues and plumbing….)
But in the meantime, here are my favorites from their show. You will see a theme here, as I have included a photo of me on my wedding day in 2005 at the bottom of the post. Clearly, I love an avian reference.
Marchesa seems straight out of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris… Have you seen it? If not, do, for the costumes and period elements alone. Divine.
BCBG is one of those brands I don’t usually seek out, but find myself stopping in front of at a department store, drawn in by something that is usually a perfect solution for my search. At their show earlier this … Continue reading →
I was hoping to be able to write Cute things for Spring, but we are no where near it, despite record high temps across the country. But this email from Tom’s publicist made me happy, so that will do for now.
Tom’s Shoes, started by the stylish Blake Mycoskie (pictured above) has an admirable, and effective, program to help impoverished children in developing countries and here at home in the US. For each pair of shoes purchased, one pair is donated to a child in need.
If you remember freshmen biology, there was a lecture at some point about all the nasty diseases one can pick up when walking barefoot in areas with challenging sanitation or indigineous parasites. By wearing shoes, children have a much higher chance of being healthy and growing up strong.
To date, over 1,000,000 pairs of shoes have been given away through Tom’s One for One program.
I was so excited to hear that they are branching out from their first style, based on the Argintinean alpargata shoe, to include the ever handy and cute ballet flat.
New spring styles are pictured here, and best of all, they are still part of the One For One program. Pretty great, right? All styles available at Toms.com. Prices range from $74-$78. Available starting tomorrow.
Which one(s) strike your fancy? I am getting the beige with the black cap toe to start.