The very wealthy are both just like us mortals and not like us at all. They’re like us in that they want to have cute stuff to take to the pool with their friends or on their next beach vacation, but they are not like us in that their next terrycloth beach set might be from Chanel.
As we talked about last week, summer brings with it its own set of challenges for almost every aspect of your beauty routine. I spend a lot of time outdoors when it’s warm and tend to be very demanding of my skincare, haircare and makeup, which means that over the years, I’ve found some tried-and-true summer beauty winners.
In my last shoe-centric post about Chrissy Teigen, I pointed out several tricks supermodels use to look perma-fashionable. This exploration of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s designer shoe collection will give you even more ideas, such as “always wear suede.” It is now appropriate for all seasons, and it makes you look like you are one suede sandal-bootied-step ahead of everyone else.
I love this point in sale season. Second markdowns have been taken, people who are satisfied with 25% or 30% off have snatched up their bags, and now the real bargain-hunting can begin. It’s a bigger challenge than earlier in the season, of course, but the reward is high if you have the fortitude to hold out this long.
For most large brands, men’s bags are something of and afterthought. If a satchel or tote design works well in the women’s line, it gets simplified, enlarged and made more neutral in order to appeal to dudes, and that’s about as far as most brands go when it comes to innovative design for their male fanbases.
You can spot Christian Louboutin‘s red lacquered soles anywhere, but differentiating between the brand’s various classic pumps is a bit more challenging. For a footwear-focused brand like Louboutin, attention to the slightest changes in toe box, pitch (the angle at which a high heel rises) and heel is what it takes to differentiate the most popular styles and decide which is right for you.
It was around the time I saw Magic Mike XXL last year that I began to think we, as a society, might not be giving Jada Pinkett Smith her due. She drove home that point to me with a bravura trip through Paris Fashion Week a few months ago, and since then, I’ve taken note whenever I see her pop up in our photo service.
Mini bags have been in the handbag spotlight for almost two years now, and we’re predicting that the handbag spectrum may be starting to sway toward the comeback of colossal bags soon. Just as I was ready to forgo the mini bag trend forever (I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought they were skipping it), Dior may be giving us all a reason to appreciate its beauty.
Resort and pre-fall shows are always harder to pin down than the spring and fall shows that take place during the global fashion week circuses, but as the in-between collections become ever more important to designers’ bottom lines, the hype around them (and the availability of photos of the collections) has increased exponentially.
The only thing better than a sale is when the sale itself goes on sale, and that’s what’s happening right now at Shopbop. The site already has a great selection at a hefty discount, but from now through June 25, shoppers can take an extra 25% off all markdowns with code 25EXTRA. Seriously, though, what are you waiting for? We know you love Shopbop.