Friday

Wangin' around

I check shopbop.com DAILY for new Alexander Wang pieces. Sad, but true (I'm currently writing to you wearing my gorgeous Wang Tiger Intarsia sweater.)
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Today, to my surprise and delight, my daily net-window shopping led me to discover that shopbop.com just started carrying Alexander Wang's brand new handbag line, featuring buttery soft pebbled leather and multiple silver zippers (reminiscent of Wang's leather pants and skirts seen on the recent F/W08 runway)
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Though it's quite pricey ($650), I'm sure the bag is as well crafted and grunge-chic as Wang's gorgeous clothing. I also love that the name brand isn't emblazoned all over the bag (like a Louis Vuitton)
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or instantly recognizable (like a Balenciaga Motorcycle)
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HURRY to shopbop.com if you're as much a Wang lover as I am, as the bag will probably sell out faster than any "it" bag in HISTORY!
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UPDATE: It's ALREADY sold out!! keep checking for new inventory.

<3 Arianna
fashioninsider00@aol.com

COMING UP: Favorites from the Fall 08 Runways and Trend Predictions!

Monday

UPDATE

Hi Lovelies,
I'm now writing articles for Found4Less.com, my recent article was on the new trend of Monet-esque flowered dresses. Check it out!
-Arianna

Wednesday

Wang and Wasson

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Designers often have muses,
take Marc Jacobs and Lil Kim for example.
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Yet rarely do the muse and designer form a team, working together on collections, with said muse becoming both an inspiration AND a business partner.

23 year-old Alexander Wang and model Erin Wasson lived in the same New York apartment building, and after bumping into each other several times in the elevator, Wang expressed his admiration for her style and asked her to look at his collection. Wasson landed a job with Wang, working feverishly as a stylist backstage at his spring collection. She was in charge of putting his carefully crafted pieces together in interesting ways; tucking, pinning, and belting her fellow models. Erin worked a second time for Wang on his newest collection for Fall 2008, and has become a stylish inspiration for the up and coming designer, who already has several seasons under his belt, along with a huge celebrity following.
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Audrina Patridge and Mischa Barton in his Metallic Embroidered Dress, sold out but available on Ebay

Wang's designs, as well as his own personal style, are so cool and effortless, as is Wasson's, that I went on a hunt for as many pictures as I could find of the duo.
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Clearly, Wang's Fall '08 line was modeled after a combination of their styles: a little bit 90s punk rock, a little bit sexy biker chick. Wang's collection is sure to be a hit, it's definitely my favorite of the season so far!
Here are my favorite looks
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Can't afford Wang's pricey apparel but want to be ahead of the trends in this biker chick grunge style?

*WANG AND WASSON'S ESSENTIALS*
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-Black Beanie $28, Urban Outfitters
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-Loomstate Tee shirt (Like Wang's Zebra tee) $60 Tobi.com
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-Leather Jacket $138 Victoria's Secret
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-White button-up $58, Banana Republic
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-Jean Shorts by Lux, $38 Urban Outfitters
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-White Tank $17 American Apparel
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-Gray Vest $48 Urban Outfitters
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- Pencil Skirt $39.50 The Gap
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- Black Knee Socks (Scrunch down over sheer ripped tights)$34.46 Amazon.com
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-Vintage Granny Boots From Ebay
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- Black Sweatshirt $40 American Apparel


Also, I am SO excited for Wang's new purse collection to come out!
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Style.com says Wang is aiming at creating classic cool bags that will work for years to come (like Chanel's 2.55 quilted handbag). Though this sounds quite ambitious, knowing Wang's knack for remaking classic pieces (like leather Jackets, blazers, and trench coats) with hip updates, I have no doubt that the line will be incredible. The bags, which debut this month, all retail for under $700 and will sell at only five stores, including Edon Manor and Kirna Zabête in New York, and Satine in Los Angeles.

Wang's current Spring Collection can be bought online at Shopbop.com and Nordstroms.com

-Arianna
fashioninsider00@aol.com
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Sunday

Lusting for Spring

For some reason, New York is a lot warmer than it usually is in February, known as the coldest month of the year. Last night I was actually able to go out in my new vintage leather and fleece aviator jacket rather than the my shin-length michelin man North Face coat. The unusual weather has already got me planning my spring outfits, along with trolling Barneys for the latest from my fave Co-op brands. My new main man? Alexander Wang, a 24 year old designer who is quickly becoming the new Phillip Lim. He has most recently been working with model Erin Wasson, who styled his last two runway shows and who's style has inspired Wang's latest lines. An article devoted to the stylishness of Ms. Wasson will be coming soon.


SPRING ESSENTIALS
-Basically everything from Miu Miu, but most of all, this bag
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-YELLOW pieces and accessories
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3.1 Phillip Lim Skirt $320
or yellow Jcrew Skirt $88
-White with black buttons
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White silk shirt by Alexander Wang $327
-Gold and black stripes
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3.1 Phillip Lim skirt $995
-a Gray Blazer
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Alexander Wang double breasted jacket $650
Or Jcrew Gray Jacket $188
-Spring-y Sunglasses
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Stella McCartney
Or Fred Flare $9
-Exotic Sandals
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Dries Van Noten
-Floral Dresses
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Thakoon dress $ 1,295
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Jill Stuart Robin Dress $495



MORE TRENDS OF 2008
-Socks with Sandals
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Rachel Comey F/W 08
-Applique Flowers
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3.1 Phillip Lim Resort Collection Sea Coil Dress $2,495
- Short Cocktail Dresses with sweetheart necklaces
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Erin Fetherston F/W 08
-Leather Pants
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Alexander Wang F/W 08
Goldsign Leather Low-Rise Pants $790
-One-shouldered Dresses
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Erin Fetherston F/W 08
-Bright Blue
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Alexander Wang Pebbled Silk Tank $207
-90s Grunge
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Alexander Wang F/W 08


A tout a l'heure
-Arianna
fashioninsider00@aol.com