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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tracy Reese Sale, Solange for Armani Jeans, and Metallic Sneaks and Shorts for the NY Times

Ever have one of those days when nothing seems to look right? And no matter how many accessories you pile on, nothing 'works'? I'm having one of those days. But hopefully the info below will brighten my (and your spirits)...
*Tracy Reese is taking an additional 10 percent off merchandise already marked down 40 to 60 percent off.
When: Mon.–Wed. (11–7); Thurs. (11–8); Fri.–Sat. (11–7); Sun. (noon–6). Where: 641 Hudson St., nr. Gansevoort St. (212-807-0505)
*Speaking of Madame Reese, her company announced this week that it will be collaborating with Keds for a shoe line of ballet flats and peep toe wedges scheduled to drop this spring.
Tracey says: “I am thrilled to collaborate with such an iconic brand and excited about fusing the Plenty by Tracy Reese eclectic and wordly designs with casual footwear.
*The New York Times deems metallic sneaks all the rage:
The article says, "Picking up on the silver and gold tones recently trotted out by Supra, Nike, Converse and others, fashion houses like Dior, Lanvin, Pierre Hardy and Gucci have come out with metallic sneakers, slip-ons and even low-heeled jazz shoes." One of my better dressed male friends also likes Yohji Yamamoto's worn with a fitted t and creased jeans. Hot! [NYTimes]
*Guy Trebay gives men the pass to wear short shorts in the summer...
The Fashion Bomb photographed this trend at the JC Report Launch Party in May...
But I wonder: once the trend is written about in a major paper, does that mean the wave has passed? Or does it give the fashion feeble the green light to go?
*NY mag reports that Solange will be the new ambassador for Armani Jeans...
They say, "Solange has been hitting up the red carpet with her sister for some time now, but since she was with Beyoncé, no one really cared what she did all day aside from stand next to Beyoncé. But now that she's ridden her sister's fame train all the way to Armani campaign-dom (Beyoncé signed on as the face of Armani's Diamonds fragrance last year) and she's got Giorgio in her court, that could change." The mag's blog goes on to say that this is all strategic positioning for her new album. Clever, but none of this will make me buy that. Just sayin'...[NYMag]
*Hmm, yeah ok, none of that brightened my day, but this did:

Enjoy! Source

4 comments:

HOW YUR DURIN!?!? said...

didn't the nyt do a similar story about men and shorts in the workplace last year???

Supa_Starry said...

i've been wanting some metallic kicks for a while...but i cant seem to find any cute ones

Urban Fashionista said...

OMG that is my favorite episode of all time!!!

Rosalie - The Urban Fashionista

Natasha said...

Claire!! I love that clip from the Cosby's! You have just brighten up my day for real.

Have a Fab day!!

Natasha :) - Fashionice