What: A cool cuff contraption that reminds us of a classic Vogue editorial
Bibbed by: Talia A
How much: 90 bucks
Why: Ever since watching “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye” on HBO, we’ve had striking editorial imagery running through our minds on repeat. As Camilla Nickerson explained, her controversial 1995 Helmut Newton collaboration, “High & Mighty,” got the magazine into a bit of hot water, but it’s permanently saved in our inspiration folders nevertheless. As with most high fashion editorials, opportunities to channel these looks in our everyday lives were slim to none—until this full arm cuff came along. No handlers (or sky-high stilettos) need apply.
Even though the city is always moving forward at breakneck pace, it only takes a bit of looking to find snippets of the city’s rich history, as seen in Dustin Cohen’s The Shoemaker.
Getting some historical perspective on our fashion inspirations via Part Nouveau.
Feeling grateful for Refinery29′s early-spring reminder that bikini season is imminent.
Checking out Nick Cave’s HEARD-NY at Grand Central before it ends on March 31.
Enjoying seeing those red HRC logos pop up on our Facebook timelines.
Putting our eternal obsession with “Clueless” to the test with this handy quiz.
Getting swept up in Bill Cunningham’s excitement about global fashion…
…And soaking up Seoul’s fashion week street style, while we’re at it.
Loving Joana Avilez’ whimsical drawings of “that girl” from music festivals everywhere.
Watching church ladies show off their most outré ensembles on 5th Avenue at the Easter Parade.
What: A set of woven and beaded bracelets that trigger some serious nostalgia
Bibbed by: Sari Azout
How much: 120 bucks
Why: Whether you were a summer camp kid growing up or just lived vicariously through ’90s sitcoms, movies, and Mariah Carey videos, there are potent memories attached to childhood summers. Bonfires, tire swings, and nonsense songs are all part and parcel of these recollections, but sartorially, we generally feel less inclined to bring back the oversize t-shirt and bike shorts look. On the other hand, these friendship bracelets (handmade by Bib + Tuck co-founder Sari Azout), embellished with silver and pearls, feel like an upscale take on the ones we spent hours on as kids. Reminiscent of the past, but modern enough to use as a pop of color with future outfits—we’re totally on board.
While we tend to think of them as an easy fix for bad hair day, braids are anything but basic—especially throughout fashion history. This morning, we’re checking out Refinery29′s braid history story for inspiration before tackling our own manes.
Reveling in the fact that it’s finally spring…
Keeping an eye out for the rest of Beyoncé’s H&M campaign.
Hoping our brackets survive the next few games of March Madness.
Checking out Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway to see if it can hold a candle to the movie.
Making the trek out to Coney Island for opening day at Luna Park and The Cyclone.
Skipping lunch in order to sample all of the goodness at The Big Cheesy.
Remembering that there are parts of the ’90s that shouldn’t be relived.
Laughing it up at the NYC Improv Festival.
Picking up Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” for a healthy dose of girl power.
Now that spring is officially here, we’re dying to break out some florals—even though there’s still snow on the ground. The perennial urge to cloak ourselves in flowered fabric is hardly a novel one, though. Ornate fabrics mimicking the natural beauty of vines and blooms were considered in vogue as far back as the Middle Ages, when they made their way into Europe via Middle Eastern traders. Luckily, florals can be found just about anywhere these days, with enough variety to suit just about any style. All we need now is a bit of truly springy weather.
Hannah Bronfman: “Be yourself, express your individuality across all your platforms and put out what you want to receive.”
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One thing Bib + Tuck has really helped me with is finding some really excellent heels in my size (all my size 10 girls say Haaaay!!). This usually takes me forever (read: never) when I’m second-handing or shopping consignment, but this time around, Anna came to my rescue and made these Jeffrey Campbell booties tuckable! I’ve been wearing these guys almost on the regular since they arrived, usually with denim or leather somewhere within the ensemble to work with the western-inspired details on the boots, but this time I tried playing up some borrowed-from-the-boyfriend vibes with an oversized blazer and hoodie with a swipe of red lipstick to keep the edgy femininity.
Swooning over the latest on The Coveteur.
Making plans to watch James Franco be utterly ridiculous in Spring Breakers.
Figuring out a new way to store our favorite blog posts now that Google Reader is shutting down.
Thinking about street style in a new way, thanks to Garage Magazine.
Trying out a new way to avoid making typos.
Loving this writer’s approach to minimizing his possessions.
…Which also happens to be Alexander McQueen’s birthday.