After last week in the market for fall 2012, I find myself wondering why we can still love everything? It’s as if we don’t already have and have never had anything! We’ve been besides ourselves all week reviewing and re-reviewing all the photos from the buy. Yomaira and I spent a good part of the week in the market shopping for fall. We got so excited that we found ourselves cutting off each others sentences and spitting food out when trying to discuss the days sitings over lunch or dinner. We saw so much adorable “prep” style with little touches of plaid and fair isle. We took notes on about FIVE coats from Lauren Moffatt that were all PERFECT! There are three new jean resources we wrote orders with, Naked and Famous out of Canada, Williamsburg Garment Co from NYC, and Skargorn designed out of Los Angeles. All of these offered the clean, dark, rinse, dungaree-type look i’m obsessing over right now.
Coclico delivered the goods with the perfect city walking chic booties. The new addition was chartreuse pony fur low wedge loafers with grey suede trim. Chie Mihara rocked my world (again) with amazing wedge booties with fur ankle trim (also known as the boot i’m ordering and wearing everyday from sept 1st until snowfall..), chunky lace-up platforms, and girly touches like 1″ polka dot pieces and dottie metallic applique that looked like tiny jewels… (LONG BREATH HERE…..) I’m getting that rushy breathy feeling just trying to write it all down!! (where’s Yomaira when i need to be hyper and interrupt someone…?! 🙂 )
Oh yes, and lest i forget the new line for us, By Ti Mo, from Norway. The order for them is chock-full of perfect wool-blend ribbed under-pieces like tanks with lace trim, long-sleeved layering tees, and the slips…oh the slips:
Yomo and I jointly decided that EVERYTHING needs a tight slip. Over leggings, over jeans, under dresses, peaking out this way and that way under baggy Raquel Allegra tees and all the luxurious alpaca sweaters we found (see “Oh, the sweaters” below!). The softer the better. The tighter the cuter…. We just couldn’t stop! Black, heather, nudie pinks, ashen greys and blues more nudie pinks… We are sick over it all. You will be seeing our asses just about everyday bopping around in these things as we bought a s**t-ton of them!! Hopefully you’ll agree! It’s starting with Spring/Summer but will be a full-blown obsession by the upcoming Fall!
This brings me to my new search for asymmetrical leggings and tights. I walked into one of the trade fairs telling my partner in crime that i NEED tights with a different front than back or different legs and we walked out with Hansel from Basil tights with gorgeous details like faux-knee pads, and contrast color back and front “seams”. Then just when i was having a conniption for this asymmetry we got great leggings from The Furies with grey/black zig zag print different on each leg. (not to mention the knit pencil skirt with the same pattern…) Which brings me to PENCIL SKIRTS.
The same as the tight slip-things, we NEED knit pencil skirts. I don’t know what is in the water around here but we are both drinking it and Yomaira and i agree that just as we need the tight slips for under we need those damn knit pencil skirts. So up coming are such items from: The Furies, Butter by Nadia, Sol Angeles, Raquel Allegra, Mason, and anyone else who we thought did it right!
Oh the sweaters: Well we liked (sometimes loved) our sweaters this fall but clearly you did too! So this fall the FOCUS is on the perfect sweaters. Every single one of our clients seem to buy one ri-dunk-ulous sweater each fall and I simply don’t think we had enough to go around judging from the fact that it’s 30 degrees out right now and i think there are literally only 2 pieces of cashmere left in the store right now! We’ve made it our mission to offer the absolute BEST sweaters ever! There will be alpaca, wool, cashmere, and cotton from Margaret O’Leary, Gary Graham, Velvet, Made By, Suss, Mason, Lauren Moffatt, and Hortensia! We will have it: cardigans, preppy fair isle, drapey off the shoulder, floor length dusters, capes, etc…..
Ok, it’s probably not even right that i could just rant about fall like it’s next week when as i write there are two boxes of amazing spring newness from Ulla Johnson and Graham and Spencer to unpack right now!! So stop in this week and check out the gorgeousness!