Monthly Archives: December 2011

On the Runway Blog: The Circle Game

This is my last post for 2011, an eventful year in fashion, a most peculiar year that saw a feverish spread of luxury brands in places like China and Brazil, chasing new wealth, even as insiders saw the Galliano scandal as a sobering episode for an industry that tends to push its talent hard.

On the Runway Blog: The Circle Game

This is my last post for 2011, an eventful year in fashion, a most peculiar year that saw a feverish spread of luxury brands in places like China and Brazil, chasing new wealth, even as insiders saw the Galliano scandal as a sobering episode for an industry that tends to push its talent hard.

Queen Elizabeth’s New Year Honors List Announced

Barbara Hulanicki, Lulu Kennedy and Helena Bonham Carter among honorees.

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The Best Parties of 2011

The most memorable parties and events of 2011 featured in Scene City.

The Best Parties of 2011

The most memorable parties and events of 2011 featured in Scene City.

Nocturnalist: Farewell to the Celebrity Beat – Nocturnalist

In the last Nocturnalist column, a reporter bids farewell to covering the goings-on of the rarefied circles that populate the night.

Yeohlee Pre-Fall 2012

Yeohlee Pre-Fall 2012

The designer took a new interest in laser cuts, using them on skirts, jackets and charming little tank tops.

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Slideshow: The Week in Style Blogs

‘Tis the season to break out your holiday colors, and while combining red and green comes with the risk of resembling an overgrown elf (not that that’s a bad thing, obviously), a simple dash of bright scarlet looks jolly and festive. O Alfaiete Lisboeta captured a woman in a nice red scarf in Lisbon, while Song of Style’s Aimee broke out a pair of cherry-hued skinny jeans. Meanwhile, Delmy of Fashion Bananas successfully avoided the pitfalls of a Christmas-colored ensemble with her understated emerald skirt and sweater, gold belt, and red clutch bag. 

Related:  Slideshow: The Week in Style Blogs, Dec. 23

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This Weekend’s Sales: Last Chance at Edit, Assembly NY, John Varvatos

SALES:
ENDING TOMORROW
• Men’s and women’s clothes are 20 percent off at the Assembly NY holiday sale. The Risto silk kaftan shirt is $439 (originally $548) and the Boessert/Schorn wool zipper coat is $596 (originally $744). 170 Ludlow St., nr. Stanton St. (212-253-5393); M–Sa (noon–9).

• All fall/winter merchandise is up to 50 percent off at John Varvatos boutiques. Various locations; M–Sa (9–8).

• Take up to 40 percent off pieces like the women’s Tali dress ($474, originally $790) and the women’s hooded dolman jacket ($690, originally $1150) online and in store at Zero + Mario Cornejo. 33 Bleecker St., nr. Lafayette (212-925-3849); 807 Greenwich St., at Jane St. (212-620-0460); M–Sa, noon–7.

• Get up to 50 percent off labels like Lanvin and Prabal Gurung at Kirna Zabete (in store and online). 96 Greene St., nr. Prince St. (877-595-8878); MSa, 117.

• Lingerie from Elle Macpherson, Bela Bum Bum, La Vie A Deux, and Stella McCartney, as well as other hard-to-find brands, is up to 60 percent off at Kaori’s Closet Tokyo. 71 W. Houston St., nr. Wooster St. (212-387-7788); MSa, 117.

• Merchandise from Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Rochas, and more is 30 to 50 percent off at Edit. The selection also includes baby and kids’ clothes at Little Edit. 368 Lexington Ave., nr. 41st St. (212-876-1368); M–Sa (10:30–6:30).

• Take up to 50 percent off retail at Ted Baker. Various hours and locations, through 12/31.

ENDING MONDAY
• Sofas, tables, storage pieces, rugs, and more are up to 50 percent off at the Room & Board clearance sale. 105 Wooster St., nr. Houston St. (212-334-4343); daily 10–6, through 1/2.

ONGOING
• Shoes from the fall and winter collections are up to 60 percent off (with additional markdowns on sale items) at Loeffler Randall’s online sale. www.loefflerrandall.com; daily through 1/10, or until styles sell out.

• Fall/winter 2011 merchandise is up to 50 percent off at Bird. The 3.1 Phillip Lim Yakuza dress is $379 (originally $750) and the rag & bone Dalmeny dress is $239 (originally $475). Various hours and locations, through 1/25.

• The entire fall/winter jewelry collection is 30 percent off at the Alexis Bittar sale. Various hours and locations; through 2/1.

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Dakota Fanning Covers February’s Elle U.K.

Dakota Fanning wears spring 2012 Louis Vuitton on the February cover of British Elle. (We were about to make a joke about Elle Fanning, and then we realized it was terrible. Consider yourselves spared.)

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