Our editor in chief is not a fan of brown clothing. It's a fact she's never been shy to admit. "It's just so brown," she might say in passing. Though we see her point — it's certainly not the most inspiring hue — Marc Jacobs has us reconsidering. Shades of brown and taupe and beige and cream dominated much of his dreamy runway show last night. And hey, he might have turned us fans, after all.
In between the suspended clouds and the, well, floor, models took their turns down the expansive catwalk wearing creams, taupes, beiges, purples, mauves, blues, and yes, browns. The silhouettes were evocative of late '60s/early '70s — think clean-lined tunic dresses, knit sweaters, riding pants, fur-lined jackets, and sequin dresses. It was a bit clinical but still full of life. We especially loved the pieces with large (but not overbearing) ruffles and mod swirls. Yes, even if some of them were brown.
If the Met Gala is the Super Bowl of stylish charity benefits, the New Yorkers For Children Gala could be considered its pre-game. On Monday night, some of the most recognizable personalities in NYC converged at the Mandarin Oriental for a night of philanthropy just as we like it: with a side of dancing. And, with read
Furkenstocks and haute shower shoes were just the beginning — fashion still can't leave a perfectly good shoe alone. The proof is in the platform-tastic, overly ornamented, are-they-for-real? versions of the everyday shoes ahead. From bedazzled Birkenstocks and souped-up sneaks to monster mules and knee-high Nikes, read