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Issue No. 77 of the Friday Fashion Hotlist: a weekly compilation of the
cutest and coolest stuff Omiru’s Style Intelligence Report saw out there this
week, we’re spotlighting The Best in Green Eco-Fashion for a twist on St. Patrick’s Day. We present to
you a set of colorful soft bowls and a entertaining-worthy wooden platter/chopping board.
Wobowl SoftBowls | $39 at
The Plank by Bambu| $26 at Branch Home
March 15th, 2007
Photo Credit: NY Metro
Key Takeaways: Consistent with designer Yeohlee Teng’s philosophy of dressing, this show was all about simplicty of color (basics neutrals, plus white and black), pared-down style (buttonless jackets and fuss-free wraps) and versatile textures (wool and silk).
Color Palette: A range of browns, plus black, cream and (surprisingly enough for fall) bright white.
Silhouettes: A high-waisted skirt held up by suspenders, jackets tied at the waist, 3/4 length wool coats, shawls and neck warmers.
Accessories Report: Long, loosely-worn skinny ties; shawls to be wrapped around the neck and shoulders; bare eyes and tawny cheeks; absolutely no jewelry.
What’s Wearable: An exquisite-looking camel-colored cowl-neck wool coat.
What’s Not Wearable: A white shirt, black pants, black tie, full-length black-and-white cape and slicked-back hair felt a bit too Dracula for us.
February 11th, 2006
If your parents never put you through ballet school and now you’re trying to make up for your lack of pirouettes by ballet pieces like ballet flats, leotards, and leggings, just make sure you wear them right or else you’ll look like a dancer with two left feet.
Ballet flats: If you’re not exceptionally short, ballet flats can be a treat not only to your eyes but also to your tiring feet. Paired with opaque tights or your bare skin, they can make any outfit look instantly stylish. Opt to match your pair with jeans – perhaps a bit tattered. The contradiction of a rugged piece (the jeans) with a delicate one (the flats) will be nice. Ballet flats can also be paired with a skirt, short or mid-length, but make sure the colors match. In other words, don’t wear a loud red skirt with pink flats.
Leotards: Usually dancers throw any old pants over their leotard when leaving ballet practice, but you should pair a black short-sleeved leotard with light-colored ripped jeans and black flats. Several strands of funky pearls around your neck might not be a bad idea either. Stay away from wearing bright-colored leotards; you don’t want to resemble a ballerina on crack.
Leggings: Leggings can be tricky because they automatically scream 80’s. If you think you can carry off that look, be our guest, but as a favor to “Flashdance” and “Dirty Dancing,” don’t buy them in purple, pink, orange, or any other wacky color. The act of sporting tights is a tad funky already, so opt for a mute color like black, gray, or navy blue. Also, realize that leggings are a pretty casual statement, so don’t try wearing them with a fancy skirt at the opera. Rather, throw them on during your latte fix with skin-tight jeans, round-toe flats, and a simple white t-shirt.
January 23rd, 2006
Interior designer Thomas O’Brien, founder of the SoHo’s Aero Studios in New York, has a new line exclusively for Target. If you’re not familiar with O’Brien, he’s famous for creating modern furniture with classic touches. We love the smart, space-saving furniture, his soft yet contemporary china, his neutral-happy home furnishings and, of course, the price.
Green Leaf Mugs | $19.99 for set of four at Target
Loose Cushion Coffee Table Set | $229.99 at Target
Glass/Wood Clock | $18.74 (sale) at Target
Wool Rich Neutral Throw | $29.99 at Target
December 28th, 2005
CB2, a Chicago-based store by Crate & Barrel, is a fabulous place to find affordable, cleverly-designed furniture and accents for your home. If you’re sick of IKEA but looking for similarly-priced design inspirations, look no further than CB2. Here, a few of our favorite home accessory picks:
Shanghai Platters | $3.95 and up at CB2
Bedside Carafe | $19.95 at CB2
Triangles Wine Rack | $24.95 at CB2
Portal Wall Shelves | $14.95 and up at CB2
Crystal Marquise Globe | $99.95 at CB2
December 22nd, 2005
In the spirit of the holiday redecorating season, we present our top picks for home accents from Crate and Barrel. Perfect for a quick pick-me-up for your home!
November 16th, 2005
We’re huge fans of Restoration Hardware, having fallen in love years ago with their signature Silver Sage paint.
So in keeping with our Home Shopping mini-series, we shopped Restoration Hardware to bring to you the best home goods the store has to offer. We chose items that allow you to give your home a makeover not by changing its entire wardrobe, but rather by adding some choice accessories.
Presenting our top five "Quick Fix for the Holidays" picks:
A great-looking throw will spruce up any ho-hum couch. The Isabella throw is only available in Maize (the yellow color shown on the left), but it’s discounted from an original price of $129. We like the garnet too, but the maize color works beautifully with a chocolate brown.
This bar tool set is perfect for parties, and it exudes a classiness reminiscent of 1930s Hollywood.
Distort reality with these simply fascinating mirrors. Small (19") is $129, Medium (23") is $329, and Large (32") is $429.
Great as a personal scrapbook + room divider, all in one! If you want something smaller scale, try the Memo Board instead.
The striped pillow cover is $35, but the other two (medallion and damask) check in at $40. Pillow inserts are sold for $14.
November 10th, 2005
We found some great contemporary-looking pieces at West Elm. Our favorites?
November 3rd, 2005
For us at Style Intelligence Report, the holiday season is a time to celebrate…and a time to decorate.
As we’re hosting a few holiday parties, we thought it was a good time to scout out some new additions to the apartment. So over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to take a few “research” shopping trips to bring you the Best not only in fashion, but also in home decor!
Today, however, we have our rundown of the cutest and coolest home stuff at Anthropologie. See for yourself…
Just for the record, we loved coral Before it was a hot commodity among interior decorators.
Juldagen Cups | $32 at Anthropologie
We adore the old-fashioned shape of the cups, as well as the color scheme of the painted images.
Patisserie Candlestick | $28 at Anthropologie
We just love the elegant, sculpted lines creating the silhouette of this piece.
Gold Caspian (top) and Indochine Chrysanthemum (bottom) Pillows | $48 each at Anthropologie
Perfect as statement accent pieces for a neutral-colored chair or couch.
October 26th, 2005