Editor picks

  • hachem | April 10, 2014

    Sit Back And Watch

    WHAT: Q&Q SmileSolar Series, RP00J006Y...WHY: Being chic is hard, but being sustainable and chic can prove to be even harder. Luckily, Q&Q brings you watches that take color blocking to the extreme...and they're environmentally minded, to boot! This ticker is battery free and uses the sun's rays to charge, so you’re never going to be late for those beach rendezvous and alfresco picnics in the park. And don’t worry...

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  • hachem | April 10, 2014

    Quite A Stretch

    WHAT: DL1961 Instasculpt Florence Jeans In Warner...WHY: Denim junkies, take note: DL1961 is taking their high-tech, chicly designed jeans to the next level, via a magical four-way stretch situation happening in their pitch-perfect take on dark skinnies. As for that 'Instasculpt' verbiage? Yeah, that's no joke: this supremely stretchy wear-everywhere pair, which debuted on April 1, promises to trim and shape your derriere and stems. The only befuddling bit:...

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  • hachem | April 9, 2014

    Threads Of Gold

    WHAT: Rolando Santana Jayla Top...WHY: Spring certainly has sprung, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave the glittering gold of your winter wardrobe behind. Rolando Santana gives us both shimmer and springtime florals thanks to this lightweight Lurex sweater that’s perfect for that winter-to-spring transition. Perfectly chic avec dark denim jeans!...AVAILABLE: $695, ShopRolandoSantana.com...

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  • hachem | April 8, 2014

    Two-Faced Treat

    WHAT: Joomi Lim Split Personality Necklace With Threads...WHY: Dealing with a duo of personalities doesn't sound like a good time. That is, unless you’re talking about this Joomi Lim necklace, which is one part aristocratic grace, and one part festival gal glam. Somehow, the unexpected combination meshes rather well with silver hardware. Because sticking with one aesthetic can be a bit of a bore, non?...AVAILABLE: $664, JoomiLim.com...

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  • hachem | April 7, 2014

    Birds Of A Feather

    WHAT: Tom Ford Feather and Leather Bag...WHY: Trying to find the intersection between hippie chic and ultimate luxury? The search is over, thanks to this Tom Ford bag. Made of woven leather and ombre goose feathers, sans any fussy accoutrements or zippers, this is one way to truly capture the feeling of island living. And we're talking Ibiza, not Long Island. Taking the return of the hobo shape just...

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  • Daniel Chivu | April 7, 2014

    Happy Feet

    WHAT: Sophia Webster for J. Crew Penelope PumpsWHY: The latest in collaboration news has shoe-obsessed types in a tizzy. Pourquoi? The brilliant pairing of J. Crew and Sophia Webster,which resulted in an extremely pleasing selection of pumps. Splashed with Webster’s busy prints, playful color schemes, and elegant details, these stilettos are not for the weak of heart. But, they’re perfect for

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  • hachem | April 4, 2014

    Take A Walk On The Wild Side

    WHAT: Lancaster Paris Exotic Python Neon...WHY: Everyone needs to walk on the wild side eventually, and luxe French label Lancaster Paris is making it hard to resist temptation with this line of python and leather bags. Available in magenta and baby blue, these splashes of color add zest to the muted tones of the leather, and pair beautifully with a springtime neutral getup. Did we mention that leggy mod...

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  • hachem | April 3, 2014

    Rose Redux

    WHAT: Ray-Ban Remixed Custom Glasses...WHY: Ray-Ban's latest campaign, Ray-Ban Remixed, is debuting just in time for the summer. However, these aren’t your average pair of sunnies—choose from nine models including the classic Wayfarer and Aviator frames, then select your frame and temple tip color, plus a custom case to keep your glasses safe from the depths of your purse. At the moment, we're leaning towards these rose-hued aviators with...

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  • hachem | April 2, 2014

    The Big Blue

    WHAT: Dannijo Lypton Cross-body Bag...WHY: While we’re impatiently waiting on springtime to arrive, we’re starting to perk up with the recent launch of the Dannijo pocketbook collection. In particular, the Lypton goes with everything in your wardrobe, from black tie gowns to those weekend boyfriend jeans, and it’s spacious enough to hold all the essentials for any occasion. Needless to say, the carryall goes well with any given piece...

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  • hachem | April 1, 2014

    Mix Master

    WHAT: MSGM Mixed Media Sandal...WHY: These chic shoes are like a lesson from MSGM designer, Massimo Giorgetti, in letting loose and mixing things up. The designer is known for his knack for combining loud florals, bright colors, and unexpected silhouettes, in a completely harmonious (and glamorous) way. The same goes for these delicate sandals, where a pastel floral meets snakeskin, and the whole combination is neatly tied up with...

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  • hachem | March 31, 2014

    Starry Eyed

    WHAT: Auden Star Bib Necklace...WHY: Escaping to the country to gaze at the stars is a viable option on a Friday eve, but when you’re craving luminosity on an overcast Monday afternoon, reach for this Auden necklace instead. The five-pointers will encircle your neck and hang low on your décolletage, transforming even a basic white button down into a glamorous staple. Otherwise, accessorize light with this bauble; pairing it...

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  • hachem | March 28, 2014

    Lemon Drop

    WHAT: Marieclaire St. John Lemon Dresshirt...WHY: Some people would say it’s still a man’s world, but Marieclaire St. John is putting that myth to rest with their take on a dress shirt. Designed for your feminine curves, punched up with a masculine edge, this lemon drop is made for comfort. The silken top comes with three interchangeable collars in swash of colors for any occasion that may arise. With...

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  • hachem | March 27, 2014

    Get (Back) Packing

    WHAT: KARA Maroon Shearling Backpack...WHY: Let's be honest, purses are pretty, but sometimes your shoulders need a bit of a break. Luckily, KARA's offerings include a lambskin and leather backpack to ease the load. In addition to the main pouch and back pocket, there are two extra zipper pockets, just asking you to go ahead and pack that extra book and your favorite pair of sunglasses...and three extra lipsticks...and...

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  • hachem | March 27, 2014

    The Comeback Clog

    WHAT: Aldo Frida Clog...WHY: Aldo is giving us spring fever with a retooled pair of old-school kicks, aka the Frida clog. Inspired by the newly empowered chicettes in shifts of the ‘70s, Aldo Bensadoun (otherwise known as Mr. B) wanted to capture the times. In 2014, they’ve updated the look with luxe leather, available in brown and black, with studded wooden soles, and we’re feeling liberated all over again!...

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  • hachem | March 26, 2014

    Pearls Of Wisdom

    WHAT: Susan Rockefeller 36’’ Natural Color Pearl Necklace...WHY: Susan Rockefeller brings some Mother Earth to her jewelry collection inspired by ocean conservation, and these aren’t your typical spate of pearls. Achieve au naturale nirvana with this string of Ming pearls. Sterling silver clasps and sea urchin beads add a touch of glam to these rustic gems. Philanthropy never looked so good. Sign up, s'il vous plaît!...AVAILABLE: $1625, SusanRockefeller.com...

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  • hachem | March 24, 2014

    Hearty Handbag

    WHAT: Narciso Rodriguez (heart) Bottletop, The Candice...WHY: Adore high-end accessories but need a reason to justify the steep price tags? Consider your conundrum solved with this blush Narciso Rodriguez-designed duffle. Named after mod Candice Swanepoel (who's also the face of the special collab), this bag was given texture from leather woven with hand painted pull tabs. Not to mention, the purchase will help fund teenage education projects, focusing on...

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  • hachem | March 22, 2014

    Sharp Flats

    WHAT: Rebecca Minkoff Irvin flat WHY: Punchy kicks are a spring necessity, so prepare to stock up on shoes of all silhouettes. First up? A midi-heel with a pointy toe and a graphic print, courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff. Armed with a triple ankle strap and a slight metallic punch, you’ll be more than prepped for a Sunday picnic in Sheep Meadow or a Wednesday walk to work. Ah, the feeling...

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  • hachem | March 21, 2014

    Haute Half Pint

    WHAT: With Love from Brit-Stitch Half Pint Chintz Rose...WHY: Quality over quantity is the name of the game, right? The lady-like half pint bag from Brit-Stitch will help you carry only the barest of chic necessities, including a lipstick or two. Dyed in rose, the leather is handmade and includes heart decals on the front buckle and back. Tired of carrying it by the hot pink top handle? It...

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  • hachem | March 20, 2014

    Off The Cuff

    WHAT: Nine West InStyle Collection Statement Cuff...WHY: Nine West latest chic piece of note got whipped up with the help of InStyle’s editors. Get a taste of high-brow Art Deco with this exclusive statement cuff in a shimmery rose gold. Emulating the effect of stacked, angular bangles, this bauble is a clever bit of faux-layering, sans all that pesky clinking and clanging with every movement. Craving another metallic hue?...

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  • hachem | March 19, 2014

    Aquatic Accessorizing

    WHAT: Khirma Eliazov Mignonne Pouch...WHY: Stingray and teal python scales have us pining for the ocean. Consider yourself forewarned: this exquisite Khirma Eliazov pouch will induce intense cravings for mermaid-like accessories. An inside zipper and a hidden back pocket are perfect for collecting, say, starfish, seaglass, and the ilk. Lined with suede, this petite carryall offers a delightful variety of contrasting textures. It’s also available in leather if you’d...

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