KatKim Ear Threads

The fashion cognoscente are good at taking risks. Whether it's oversized pants or glitter covered boots, they find a way to pull it off. Jewelry designer KatKim's latest creation, a gold thread ear pin, is one such object. As the name suggests, the pin stretches from the lobe to hook around the upper part of the ear. Versions are adorned with pearls or diamonds or just left as they are—simple yet memorable.

Designer Katherine Kim is used to creating specialized pieces. Her namesake label found its niche in engagement rings, and Kim works with clients directly to design their dream ring. Her pieces are delicate and dainty, and often possess an unexpected design twist that helps to set them apart from the competition. Now based in Los Angeles (she spent much of her time launching the label in New York), Kim is dedicated to crafting beautiful jewelry that feels personal. She got her start at Central Saint Martins, where as a visiting student she decided to re-focus her attentions on jewelry making instead of her first elective, advertising.

Now, Kim’s attention is set on finding the most beautiful and unique materials available in order to create her wares, and dreaming of unusual new designs to place them in.


Zyne Moroccan Shoe Label

There's no shortage of fabulous slides in the world, but Zyne’s take on the babouche—the pointed toe Moroccan slipper that has been reinterpreted in fur, sequins, and adorned with pompoms—is something else.

The babouche is a traditional Moroccan shoe, customarily handmade from leather and worn with the back of the shoe pushed down. The idea is that the leather molds itself to the wearer’s foot over time, becoming a truly individual item. Zyne (which means beauty in Arabic), a new, Moroccan-based shoe label created by best friends Zineb Bitel and Laura Pujol, is taking the babouche to new levels. Shoes are adorned in sequins, made from patchworked denim, and constructed in midnight blue satin covered with embroidery.

With a goal to bring the beauty of the babouche to a modern customer, Bitel and Pujol have the kind of unique backgrounds that make for a success story. Casablanca-based Bitel studied Fashion Design at ESMOD International Fashion Institute in Paris, and then interned at Christian Dior and Sonia Rykiel where she discovered a passion for footwear. She then went on to further her studies at Central Saint Martins in London and Italian shoe company Moda Pelle in Italy.

Pujol graduated from INSEEC, one of France’s top advertising schools, then specialized in Luxury Goods Marketing at L’Ecole Internationale de Marketing du Luxe (EIML Paris). Her business-focused background compliments Pujol’s design expertise, although both partners share an enthusiasm for Moroccan craft. Each pair of Zyne slippers is handmade in Morocco by a female-only cooperative. The embroidery and weaving techniques used by the women are traditional skills passed down through generations, and ensure each pair of Zyne shoes is unique and individual.

The beauty of the shoes lies in the girls' creative approach, and the fact that nothing else quite like them exists.


Style Fyle: Lisa Buhler

The woman behind Lisa Says Gah—a Californian-based retail site that offers up cool, hard-to-find brands you wish you knew about—is full of need-to-know facts. Ask her where to buy great summer sandals, and she knows a fantastic new brand. Ask her what to listen to, and she’ll turn you on to an artist you’ve likely never heard of but can’t stop playing. Lisa Bühler launched Lisa Says Gah as a blog in 2009 when she was working as a buyer for Nasty Gal. Her desire to mix inspiring images, designer interviews, and profiles of cool girls together with shoppable clothes and accessories turned the blog into a website. Now, Lisa Says Gah is the under-the-radar retailer the cool girls visit to shop for their wares. See Bühler’s favorite new things below.

LoQ shoes

 

 

LOQ

It’s a beautifully crafted woven slide that comes in a gorgeous robin's egg blue. They are easy to pair back with denim or a summer wrap dress. 

 

 

 

 

BOUTIQUE HOMES

Boutique Homes is my favorite rental site for finding vacation home rentals. It’s like Air BnB but more curated. 

Boutique Homes
Kelsey Lu

 

 

 

 

KELSEY LU

I really like her music and love her Solange vibes. 

 

 

 

 

 

J.HANNAH NAIL POLISH

Hannah offers the most natural nail polish on the market. We haven’t seen anything like this since Essie and are so thrilled to be partnered with her as a vendor.

J Hannah Nail Polish
Samova Tea

 

 

 

 

SAMOVAR TEA BAR

Samovar is on the way to the office so I like to treat myself to a refreshing yet sassy iced Chai latte.

 

 

 

 

RAEN SUNGLASSES

I love the shape of these sunglasses because they offer a refreshing take on a retro staple. 

Raen Sunglasses

Roksanda x Malone Souliers

 

Malone Souliers has quietly and steadily become an independent shoe brand to watch. Created by Roy Luwolt and Mary Alice Malone, the label is known for its sculptural, heeled mules and innovative shoe designs, not to mention their collaborations with various ready-to-wear labels. Case in point, an inherently stylish and uber chic collection with Roksanda Ilincic. The British designer is known for her bold and feminine designs, which are often created in punchy colors. 

The Spring Summer 2017 collection features mid and high heels, but the standout shape is undoubtedly the Hannah, a pointed toe flat with an embroidered fabric strap. At once elegant and cool, they've become instant Instagram favorites and (we're betting), bestsellers. 

 

Available at StyleBop


Megan Reynolds Style Fyle

Megan Reynolds has the kind of job a 'million girls would kill for.' As the Market Director at MATCHES Fashion, she travels the world in search of the best bags, shoes, jewels, and clothes, discovering must-have new labels (and curating one of the most stylish wardrobes around). Here, she shares her thoughts on the season's brightest moments, and what to look out for this Fall.

"Having just wrapped an epic three month market, the Fall 2017 season was full of clarity. True talent shone brighter than ever and the spotlight has moved away from trends to focus on building an ideal wardrobe. A handful of my favorite collections had a thrilling sense of randomness—as if you had stumbled into the closet a woman with impeccable taste—yet still maintained the cohesion required for a single show. This idea not only diminished my appetite for frivolous fashion entirely, but has my mind racing about the idea of style. Style as a craft, and as skill to be mastered over time. If this season has given us anything, it's a slough of collectable pieces that contribute to a wardrobe of longevity and lasting style." 

 

KOCHÉ ORNAMENT MULE

This buzzy Paris brand confidently showed their 'street meets art' ready-to-wear with a sophisticated satin mule that stole my heart. 

 

 

 

LOEWE POLKA DOT DRESS

Jonathan's show was the perfect example of a comprehensive wardrobe—summed up in 54 looks. This finale dress will feel modern now and for years to come and is undoubtedly my favorite dress of the season.

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JESSICA BIALES SIGNET RING

I have an obsession with signet rings and these solid gold beauties have the perfect balance of heritage and modernity. 

 

 

THE ROW SATIN SHREDDED COMBAT BOOT

These boots made me a bit emotional, they are that beautiful. I'm not usually one for a chunky boot but this refined variation in luxurious shredded silk has been on my mind since New York fashion week.

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BALENCIAGA TRENCH COAT

This was a season of amazing outerwear (it is Fall/Winter after all) but few can rival this shape shifting trophy piece. The checked skirt gracefully draped below the jacket is actually optional. It can be zipped on or off, essentially making it essentially two jackets in one. 

 

Portrait courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding


The Volon

Every fashion month, a new bag emerges as the style du jour. This season, amongst the parades of J.W. Anderson pierce bags, Balenciaga’s Bazar and Loewe everything, bags from new label The Volon appeared swinging from almost everyone’s arm. They’ve been spotted on Hanne Gaby Odiele, Jeanne Damas and Natasha Goldberg, either swinging from their shoulders or carried via the top handle. And with a signature box-style in color blocked candy hues often adorned in tassels, these bags aren’t exactly wallflowers. 

Heralding from Seoul, The Volon is the creation of creative director, E.J. a former cellist and interior designer who in 2013, turned to fashion. Inspired by the balance between classic and modern, fashion and art, her mission is to create sophisticated bags for customers who have a true appreciation for fashion and design. Fittingly, the name ‘The Volon’ is taken from a phrase by philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau: “Le volonté de tous,” which means ‘the will of all and it is the total of what one individual wants.’

Currently, the line offers a signature box bag (which comes with a long shoulder strap) in different sizes and modernist clutches. What sets them apart are the unique and whimsical designs, fringing, and colors that adorn different styles. These are more than bags, they’re statement makers.

The Volon.com


Gentle Monster x Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton is something of a fashion chameleon. And what are sunglasses, if not the perfect tool to transform yourself into someone more mysterious and glamorous (of which Swinton is both). This Spring, the lauded actress has collaborated with Korean eyewear label, Gentle Monster, on an exclusive collection of edgy and colorful sunglasses that are framed to make a statement.

The anticipated shades come in three different and striking silhouettes, including thick acetate frames (offered in three color ways each) as well as thin stainless steel rims with mirrored lenses.

Naturally the actress—whom Gentle Monster has long admired for her exceptional artistry—showcases her cinematic skills and cool demeanor in the campaign’s accompanying short film (bellow). Written and directed by Erik Madigan Heck, the film, titled The Endgame, is loosely inspired by Swedish director, Ingmar Bergman’s acclaimed drama-fantasy The Seventh Seal. In the video, Swinton is seen playing a game of chess that somehow leads to a fencing duel. Much like Swinton herself, it’s wonderfully otherworldly and endlessly chic.

Tilda Swinton ✕ Gentle Monster,

- Written by Sofia Sosunov


Aurelie Bidermann Style Fyle

Aurélie Bidermann has excellent taste. The Parisian-born jewelry designer is beloved for her bohemian yet polished creations, but upon meeting her, it becomes evident that every aspect of her life is stylish. Her own personal style is a mix of insouciant Frenchness meets chic wanderlust, and her stores are a study in beautiful design. She also cooks, has recently become a mother, and has admitted that when packing for a vacation (her favorite summertime spot is Corsica), she likes to pack her jewelry according to event and occasion. Here, as Paris Fashion Week begins, she shares her favorite new things about the City of Love.

 

@HOLIDAYMAGAZINE is my favorite new Instagram account. It's a fantastic mix of international art, lifestyle, and fashion. The content offers a lot of great Parisian style inspiration.

 

VIVANT CAFE I recently came across an amazing and quaint new restaurant in Paris called Vivant Cafe. The space is small and cozy, and the kitchen runs right alongside the bar so you can see all of the food being prepared. The menu consists of many seasonal vegetables and healthy options as well—my favorite!

 

MIMOSA MOBILE My favorite piece from my new SS17 collection has to be the Mimosa Mobile Earrings. They are such a statement piece that can complete any look.

 

HOLIDAY CAFE I recently stumbled across a new coffee shop, Holiday Café, and I cannot get enough of it. The store front is incredibly inviting with its all-white charm. When the weather is nice, I like to sit outside and enjoy an espresso and chocolate croissant. The granola with yogurt, seasonal fruits and honey is another of my favorites to pair with a morning coffee.

 

 

ANDY WARHOL My favorite book is The Philosophy of Andy Warhol : From A to B and Back Again. It's a classic that I can read over and over again. I have always adored art since I was a little girl, as my parents and grandparents are art collectors. Andy Warhol has always been a family favorite.

Style Fyle: Sarah Staudinger

This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard of Sarah Staudinger, and it likely won’t be the last. Known to her friends (and Instagram followers), as '@staud', Staudinger helped launch cult label Reformation before setting out to create her own eponymous brand (which she fittingly called STAUD). It’s quickly become known for its accessories (there seems to be a Bissett bucket bag spotted on every New York corner), and her new faux-mink bag, the Deneuve, is a winter must-have. Like any good label, STAUD the brand is a direct reflection of the Staud the girl. Its laid-back, easy to wear separates and rompers make getting dressed in the morning really, really easy, while her accessible price points make it a contemporary label to have on speed dial. Here, Staudinger shares five new things she can’t stop thinking about, including a new app that has become her full time obsession, and her favorite restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

REBECCA DE RAVANEL's SARA beaded earrings. I'm going to Mexico this week and cannot wait to wear them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new STAUD GRACE BAG in butterscotch is my new obsession. I’ve been wearing it every day since it came out

 

 

 

 

 

RADIOOOO I’m obsessed with this app called Radiooooo. It's the most beautiful app I have ever used and is a really fun way to find new music from all over the world. The only thing is I can’t figure out how to connect it to my Sonos system so if anyone knows how to do that please let me know.. 

 

 

A friend of mine from Farrar Straus and Giroux sent me some amazing books to read. I'm currently reading THE SELFISHNESS OF OTHERS AN ESSAY ON THE FEAR OF NARCISSISM by Kristin Domek. It’s a very compelling sort of scary cultural reflection. It’s a quick read and really moving. 

 

KISMET is this amazing new restaurant in Los Feliz. I've eaten there probably five or six times since its opened, it's sort of a youthful take on modern Mediterranean. I also really like their branding. I want to steal a napkin every time I go ( I don't though, promise). 


Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha creates the types of romantic; whimsical dresses you might imagine existing in fairytales. Instead, they’re constructed from billowing transparent tulle and floral appliqués (primarily in red, blush pink, ivory and black), and are often oversized in bold sculptural shapes. 

The London-based, Irish-born designer has become a fashion wunderkind, beloved for her romantic creations. Now, she’s opened her second ever store (and first in America), on Soho’s infamous Wooster Street. Just steps away from Céline and Byredo, Rocha’s boutique is a veritable playground of her inspiration, favorite things, and impeccable taste. A giant, wrought iron cage houses some of Rocha’s more floral-focused dresses, while a Perspex cubed bookcase is full of honeycomb sculptures. An homage to the pieces that influence Rocha’s work, there is also Louise Bourgeois artworks and photography rests on the marble countertop. Rocha’s lesser known bags and shoes run along the back wall, while her oversized pearl jewelry sits atop plump, blush pink cushions. 

Simone Rocha, 71 Wooster St, New York.


Style Fyle: Amelie Pichard

Amelie Pichard has a sense of humor. For her first collection, the Paris-based accessories designer set about creating fuzzy, furry shoes and miniature bags with tiny gold crocodiles crawling over them. Then, she partnered with Pamela Anderson on a suitably sexy vegan collection featuring ‘80s-inspired patent shoes with Perspex heels. She’s paired up with cult-loved Miami store The Webster on a pepto-pink capsule collection and introduced sunglasses, and now she’s preparing to take on the fashion industry with a whole new approach, releasing a collection whenever it feels right, veering right off the typical schedule and headfirst into pure creativity. Here, discover five new things she can’t get enough of.

 

 

 

This amazing rug by Armadillo & Co. is hand coven and fair trade and sustainably made. 

 

 

I am obsessed with this entire white ensemble by Eve Denim, a Los Angeles-based denim designer. 

 

 

The classic Amélie Pichard Nancy boot—it's a must-have.

 

I am obsessed with these earrings from N2 jewelry!

 

 

 

 

When I want some sun, this helps :)


Style Fyle: Annelise Michelson

Annelise Michelson is a rare find in the jewelry world. Not only does she approach her line with a good dose of humor and a typically French je ne sais quoi, she also creates some of the most avant-garde (and recognizable) pieces out there.

As a student at Paris’s École de la Chambre Syndicale de Couture Parisienne, Michelson studied fashion design and went on to work at houses such as Hermès and Vanessa Bruno. A few years in, however, when a friend asked her to create a jewelry collection for a Carine Roitfeld–styled Vogue Paris shoot, she discovered a niche in the market for beautifully designed costume jewelry and launched her own label. Michelson approaches her creations as accessories rather than delicate jewels. She takes inspiration from art, sculpture, architecture and the minutiae of nature and everyday objects Think barbed wire and sea algae). The result is a fusion of organic yet brutalist shapes that play with the idea of what jewelry should be but remain innately feminine. “I have pieces that are a mix of two different schools,” Michelson says. “I like this clash. It’s really the idea of moving from one mood to another.”

 

 

 

 

 

CÉLINE TRIFOLD BAG I love this bag because it's not an It-bag! It's also light and structured at the same time.

 

ANNELISE MICHELSON ECLIPSE EARRINGS My eclipse earrings are a must-have!

 

BAMBOO VASE BY ENZO MARI I've wanted this vase forever! I'm a big fan of Enzo Mari. I love the détournement with the touch of minimal and industrial feeling.

 

 

 

LOUIS VUITTON BOOTS These boots are simply a must-have.

 

 

CADMO LAMP BY RASHID KARIM I love this lamp for its organic and minimal form and its beautiful diffusion of light. It will be a great addition to my apartment.


Style Fyle: Deborah Pagani

Deborah Pagani has style in spades. The Manhattan-based jewelry designer not only looks like a rockstar (she's often clad in leather, Alaïa, and custom-painted Hermès bags), she's also worked with a handful. Pagani began her career in beauty, working as a hair stylist for clients like Prince and Cindy Lauper for over 14 years. Shortly after, she followed her passion for fine jewelry, launching a namesake line that focuses on classic, Americana-inspired jewels that feel both stately and infinitely cool. Here, she shares five new things she's loving right now.

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Deborah Pagiani Earrings
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CÉLINE BLAZER I'm so into this blazer from the Resort 2017 collection because it’s not the typical boxy look. The waste is cinched perfectly, which balances it between feminine and masculine. 

 

FILORGA LIP PLUMPER I've always been skeptical when it comes to lip plumpers. Usually during the cold winter months my lips are so chapped, but this lip balm is non-sticky, adds shine, and makes my lips pinker—even though there is no color. There is minimal plumping, but the conditioning aspect of it is near perfect!

 

OCHRE CHANDELIER A huge inspiration behind my latest collection, Americana, is the light installations by Leo Villarreal. I absolutely love chandeliers – I think every room should have one. This one is modern but still has an art deco feel.

 

PUZZLE PILL EARRINGS A more elaborate take on the pill, my Puzzle Pill Earrings are a stunning statement piece. Usually my pieces are created with balance and in a channel fashion. However the baguettes are set in multiple directions with no particular rhyme or reason to create more sparkle.

 

HERMÈS ZEBRA PEGASUS SCARF I love the size and the feel of silk and cashmere scarves, they are timeless, chic, and super warm. They add a pop of color and are the perfect accompaniment to any outfit.


Style Fyle: Tamu McPherson

Tamu McPherson wears many hats. She’s a street style photographer, blogger, editor, mother, bona fide style icon, and one of the fashion world’s most beloved faces. Based in Milan, Jamaican-born McPherson has been on the fashion circuit for years. She began her career as a street style photographer for Grazia Italia, until her own playful style (she favors mixed prints, bright colors and bold accessories) caught the eye of her fellow photographers and editors. Now, she runs her own successful blog, All the Pretty Birds, where she regularly posts interviews with her fellow fashionistas and shares recipes via a section called ‘Tamu’s Café.’ Here, she shares five of her new favorite things.

 
 
 
 
 
 

TEA TIME  I'm obsessed with Yogi Tea's Ginger Hibiscus tea. 

 

 

REFLECTOR I'm crazy about my Vetements reflector-heel ankle boots. They turned out to be so comfortable, and I would have bet the other way.

 

CHECKING INVOICES I really love Checking Invoices' Instagram account, @checking_invoices. The creators photograph themselves with their faces hidden in items that they are checking in for photo shoots. I think the concept is original, clever and the images themselves are editorially worthy. 

 

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD I love Colson Whitehead's award winning novel the Underground Railroad. His story of a female slave's attempt to flee slavery is poignantly written, sincere and impressively imaginative. 

 

MARCO DE VINCENZO This coat is incredible. I could sleep in mine!


Style Fyle: Lola Rykiel

Inimitable French girl around town, Lola Rykiel, founder of consulting agency Le Chocolat Noir, is everything you’d wish for in a chic Parisian friend. With undeniable charm, a penchant for Marie-Hélène de Taillac jewelry and a true romantic side (she pens a column for Harper’s Bazaar called ‘Lola on Love’), Rykiel is a force to be reckoned with. Most recently, she launched her own creative consultant agency, Le Chocolat Noir, where a plethora of other brands will benefit from her excellent taste.

Here, she shares five of her new favorite finds.

 
 

"BALLS" RESTAURANT IN PARIS The new "ball" from Balls restaurant in Paris. It comes as five balls of veal mixed with caramelized onions in a light yoghurt dressing—it's delicious! I like it with the new salad as the side, it has pomegranate, lentils, feta, green apple, and organic nuts. 

 
 

MARIE-HÉLÈNE DE TAILLAC RING A padparadscha ring from from Marie-Hélène de Taillac. Pink is my favorite color, and this very rare sapphire looks like a candy.

 
 

GRILLZ BY DOLLY COHEN I would love to have some and I think it would be so chic and original to wear them with a classy outfit.

 
 
 

ELLIS BROOKLYN'S RAVEN SCENT I'm obsessed with the Raven scent from Ellis Brooklyn. I already have the candle, the body lotion and finally, the perfume is out. 

 
 
 

THE WING I just started my own business and I was looking for the perfect place to focus. It's hard to find an office by yourself. This place has the best energy and makes me feel safe.

 

Alison Lou x Staud

Alison Chemla doesn’t need words to communicate exactly how she’s feeling. All the jewelry designer requires are a few of her emoji-inspired pieces and a good dose of humor (of which she has plenty). In 2012, Chemla (above right) launched her fine jewelry label, Alison Lou, and quickly gained a cult following for her quirky, emoticon-inspired creations amongst the fashion-celebrity set (think Cara Delevingne, Jemima Kirke, and Ashley Olsen). Now, she’s opened a brand new store on New York’s Upper East Side and collaborated with her West Coast equivalent, Sarah Staudinger (the designer behind Staud), on a collection of mushroom brooches. Quirky, yes; innovative, double yes.

Chemla’s store brings a dose of Uptown solace to her occasionally outrageous jewelry, outfitted in muted color ways with a Renaissance-inspired mural covering the wall. Her collection with Staud however, skews a little more LA. After knowing each other for over a decade, Staudinger and Chemla came together in a full collaborative design effort to create a collection that blends their personalities and their businesses, as well as their friendship. The hand painted pins are available in four different colors and three sizes, and stemmed from the duo's desire to create something that truly represents their personalities (and aesthetics). “We have always wanted to collaborate on something together," says Chemla. "We have supported each other’s brands since day one, and we thought that brooches would be the perfect culmination of both of our brand identities. They combine the sophistication of STAUD and the whimsical, yet refined, elements of Alison Lou. Our brooches can be worn on sweaters, jackets and bags (especially STAUD ones)… not to mention we wanted to make some fungi’s for some fun times!”

Alison Lou, 20 East 69th Street, New York

Alison Lou x Staud mushroom pins, crafted from brass and hand-painted enamel work. Prices range from $110 to $195 and will be sold exclusively at both brands’ stores and e-commerce sites.


Muuñ bags

The basket bag is ubiquitous with a few very specific people (and occasions). Namely, Jane Birkin and her iconic round basket, which she touted until Hermès designed her her very own handbag (subsequently naming it after her). Then there's Brigitte Bardot and her nonchalant French-ness, and long, hot summers spent by the sea when a basket is used for toting local groceries and a towel.

Most recently however, the basket has become a bona fide carryall option for every season. Authentic Moroccan styles have been monogrammed and embroidered, and a plethora of basket-focused brands have made their way onto the scene. Case in point, new label Muuñ, whose specialty is a basket bag trimmed with fabric, sturdy leather straps, and an inner, cotton bag that keeps your valuables protected. The boxier shapes make it appropriate for life sans beach, and each bag is handmade in Ghana using traditional straw braiding techniques.

Designer Audrey David was inspired to launch the label after a chance meeting with the craftsman of Nyariga, a small village in Northern Ghana. She set about reimagining the bag with influences from Scandinavian and Japanese designs, whilst still utilizing the incredible craftsmanship of the women of Nyariga. 

Muuñ bags are available in New York at Dover Street Market and Barneys, and online here


AYR

When Jac Cameron and Maggie Winter launched their clothing label AYR, they set about creating a kind of cool girl's fashion utopia. Born from a desire to design good quality clothes at an affordable price point (imagine that sweet spot between Zara and Céline), AYR delivers season-less staples. Think cropped and frayed jeans in various washes, an abundance of coats, and plenty of silk shirts and cozy sweaters. All pieces which—thanks to an ever-changing climate—you likely need to pull out of your closet or purchase at various times of the year. The duo's focus was to create a foundation of well designed, quality pieces that were worth investing in—and wearing over and over again. Denim is a core component, and was the first item the pair created. Their jeans are now some of their best sellers and cult-loved items.

Now, AYR is opening up shop. Like many other online-only brands, the label's first ever pop-up shop (located in Soho, New York), will carry a selection of their most popular brands, and, through specially chosen artwork and select items such as favorite magazines and flowers, offers a window into AYR's anti-fashion, yet stylish world. 

AYR, 199 Lafayette St, New York (open through March, 2017)


Saint AM

Think of any style icon and undoubtedly, they donned a great pair of sunglasses. Jackie O's infamous round shades became her signature, Audrey Hepburn (as Holly Golightly) will forever be remembered for her Oliver Goldsmith Manhattans, which she wore with an evening gown whilst window shopping on 5th Avenue, Steve McQueen's Persol aviators were an indelible, fashionable statement and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen count sunglasses as important a wardrobe piece as oversized coats.

The power of sunglasses is second to none, which makes discovering the ideal pair akin to the search for a perfect LBD. Saint, a collaboration between AM eyewear and photographer Pierre Toussaint, aims to fill that spot. With only three frame styles, the St. Lucia, St. Barts and St. Tropez, they riff off classic shapes, each featuring a tiny cat eye and rounded bottoms. These are sunglasses to encourage your inner old-Hollywood star: Instantly flattering, paparazzi-defying, and already beloved by It-girls around the globe.

Buy your pair here.


Mansur Gavriel

Mansur Gavriel has the kind of cult-loved status that most labels dream about. Their eponymous bucket bag continues to sell out (shortly after launching it had a 2000 person wait list), and their chic, pastel-focused campaigns are Instagram perfect. Now, the brand has opened its very first pop-up store in Soho, New York, complete with pink interiors, an exclusive pastel pink-hued “baby” bucket bag—it fits snugly in the palm of your hand—and a flower shop from the latest florist du jour, BRRCH. They’re also stocking (in customary Mansur style), postcards and posters, and sales assistants are bedecked in calf-length dresses. It’s a Mansur world.

Mansur Gavriel, 134 Wooster St, New York