Posts tagged Celine

High-End Pieces That Will Change Your Wardrobe at 219 Newbury St

We’ve transformed our store at 219 Newbury Street into a mecca for high style!
Whether you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe or add some designer pieces into the mix, this is the perfect chance to release your inner style fiend.
Come get a peek of these amazing pieces, from shoes to skirts to jackets and more!

Balenciaga, Carven, Ann Demeulmeester, Rick Owens, Celine, Dries van Noten

Left Photo: Balenciaga skirt, $619 (retails for $1,550); Marc Jacobs handbag, $499 (retails for $1,095)

Middle Photo: Adam Lippes jacket, $119; Elizabeth and James skirt, $79; Ann Demeulemeester boots, $599 (retails for $1,495)

Right Photo: Max Mara jumpsuit, $199

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The Triumphant Return of Phoebe Philo

The fashion world mourned the loss of Phoebe Philo when she stepped down as creative director of Chloe four years ago in order to spend more time with her young family. After all, this was the woman who created the Paddington, Edith, Silverado and Betty bags and catapulted Chloe to the forefront of designer fashion.

Well, now she’s back and she has proven her designer genius once again. Phoebe Philo was hired as the creative director of Celine in September of 2008, but just made her runway debut during the Spring 2010 runway shows in October.

It was a crisp and clean collection of leather, cottons and linens with the unmistakable no-fuss design aesthetic of Philo. The palate was mostly neutrals, with a splash of lapis in the form of two gorgeously draped dresses and the most incredible shade of teal in the form of a thigh-baring leather mini skirt.  Wedge sandals, impeccably tailored high-waist, wide-leg trousers and leather tees and skirts stomped down the runway accompanied by lace-up tunics and dresses, safari and military-inspired jackets and second-skin beige tees.

The looks were extremely wearable, projecting a kind of “contemporary minimalism” – to use the words of Philo herself. They exuded – in my mind – an “I-roll-out-of-bed-looking-this-good” sensibility. And to be honest, isn’t that what we are all striving for?

So, here’s to being fashionable without trying too hard and here’s to the return of Phoebe Philo! Phoebe, we’re so glad to have you back!

~Marisa, Director of Styling, Second Time Around

Spring 2010 Trends Report – Part 1

Spring is the time when all things seem new and fresh, when new life is breathed into our dead and dormant surroundings. The weather gets warmer, the sun comes out, baby animals are born and plants and flowers begin to bloom. Much the same happens in the world of fashion. Whites and colors are reintroduced, lighter-weight fabrics welcome warmer temperatures and new, fresh fashion ideas are born. Spring 2010 is no different and it promises to be an exciting one. There was no lack of variety on the spring 2010 runways and there were almost as many trends as there were catwalks. In response, we have selected the most reality-ready trends in order to make your spring shopping trip a more-focused and successful one.

Enjoy our first installment below and keep checking back in the coming weeks to catch all of the trends…

Pale Hues

The predominant colors of the season are barely colors at all. Nudes, soft neutral tones, pale pinks and muted blues showed up in almost every designer’s collection. Keep your look monochromatic or go multi-tonal – the choice is yours. Check out the spring collections of Bottega Venetta, Burberry Prorsum, Marc Jacobs, Celine and Chanel for inspiration.

Pale Hues

Underwear as Outerwear

Underwear as Outerwear

Items that were traditionally meant as “under-things” and intimate wear are having their moment in the spotlight. While interpreted very literally at times on the catwalk, the best way to translate them to reality is to select subtle accents and combine them with more modest pieces. Look for lace, sheer fabrics, sexy cutouts, slinky silks and bra, slip and negligee detailing when doing your spring shopping. Look to Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, BCBG Max Azria, Christopher Kane, Bottega Venetta and Jil Sander for direction.

~Marisa, Director of Styling, Second Time Around