Video: Honor Launches E-Commerce with New Campaign Film

NYC cult favorite label Honor has just launched a shiny new e-commerce platform, which means that we can now all shop their covetable collections straight from the comfort of couches. The site will also include current-season orders and special orders for runway looks that were never produced. Fancy. To kick off the unveiling, shop.honornyc.com currently features a spring campaign film directed by H. Spencer Young that renders Giovanna Randall’s inspirations to music by Here We Go Magic and Emeralds Debussy, and stars Anne Sophie Monrad, Kate K and Xiao Wen.  Peep the video after the jump.

 

Shoes, Glorious Shoes: Chunky Heels and Flats for #NYFW

From a New York Fashion Week filled with ultra-relaxed hair and easy dressing, it makes sense that our feet will benefit from the new mood, too. Only a few designers deigned to show a single-soled stiletto shoe, those cruel, beautiful monsters that are a major pain after a few hours. This spring, it’s all about comfort, two ways: the flat, and the chunky heel.

The Birkenstock is having a moment, thanks to Celine’s bejeweled mink iteration from last spring. Roll your eyes, but they caught on (and weren’t you a little jealous of those with what were essentially elegant if Muppet-y fur pillows strapped to their feet? Yes.) For spring 2014, Tibi did a Birk-ish flat sandal in a simple slide in white, black, or bedazzled, and they’re quite pretty.
 
Another sandal for spring comes from Suno, with a simple shape and in blocked colors that coordinate well with the collection.
 
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Honor also treated us to flats – sparkly ones at that. These more formal pieces paired perfectly with Honor’s pretty, proper dresses. Who doesn’t love a flat they can dress up in?
 
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Next up is The Row, who worked on a limited-edition collaboration with Italian men’s shoemakers Enzo Bonafè. If you want to get into this pair come spring, you have to get yourself into a waitlist now. The results of their partnership are beautiful, timeless shoes that look buttery, elegant, and comfortable from here. 
 
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Looking for height? Ditch the pin heel and reach for one of this chunky bunch: 
 
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Tess Giberson showed white and black leather shoes that crawled up the ankle like armor – ideal for stomping around.
 
The best shoe of the bunch hailed from Spanish brand Delpozo, who managed to make a potentially clunky heel girly and still fashion forward. All bearing a bow and coming in colors like metallic teal, chartreuse, lavender, silver and gold, along with matte black and white, there’s an option for every outfit.
 
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Fashion Week Beauty Trend: Hair That Speaks Volumes Without Having to Do Much

Fashion week is here, and with one unofficial and a second official day in, trends are beginning to emerge. Three occurrences and a trend it makes, yes? So in the case of Veronica Beard, Honor and Richard Chai (three brands with entirely different aesthetics) the trend that emerged had more to do with an attitude—and the attitude came in the form of hair. 

You have to hand it to Veronica Beard, the doubly eponymously named collection made by and for working mothers who are managing to keep it together. Zip-away dickies are prevalent in their collections, so it only makes sense that the Veronica Beard woman could make do with one thing and turn it into a wonderful other. For instance, men’s hair product: Hair stylists from O&M made it look as though Veronica had simply dipped her fingers into her boyfriend’s gel and swiftly swooshed it through before rushing out to begin her day. Now it’s hers. 
 
 
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photo courtesy of Veronica Beard
 
Like haphazard lip stain applied in the back of a moving taxi, there’s something enviable about these looks, as if the wearer didn’t put much thought to it, but managed to hop out of the car or shower looking cool anyway. Though more effort went into the hair backstage at Veronica Beard, the nonchalant I just stole my boyfriend’s product before running out with wet hair and I still look hot is there, and we want to be her. And why wouldn’t we? She’s got more important things to do than stand in front of a mirror preening. But let’s not forget that looks are still important, or we wouldn’t be here, would we?
 
What’s true of one show was true of a few, though the iterations of undone hair varied with the clothing from Couldn’t-Be-Bothered to Goodtime Gal, depending on the designer. At both Veronica Beard and Honor, the hairstyle implied that maybe the hair had been done. It’s just that it had been done the night before. The only togetherness that mattered was that of the outfit. To hell with the hair!–in the best possible way.
 
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photo courtesy of @pfpicardi via Instagram
 
At Honor, no matter how pretty the tailored jackets with floral lace applique and ultra sweet dresses, it was as if none of the girls could have been bothered to do her hair, or rather redo her hair after a roll in the hay, according to hair stylist James Pecis. He created the loose ponytails with even looser curls and a spray of tiny floral pins that could have passed for accidental wildflowers. Though the clothes may suggest otherwise, this season the Honor woman hasn’t necessarily kept hers—and all the more power to her. 
 
Following the practical lead but in a more youthful fashion was the Richard Chai LOVE model. Her hair was tidy—a bit of a change from Honor and Veronica Beard—but it boasted the same nonchalance. Center parts kept neat with Aveda Men Pure-Formance Liquid Pomade made for purposeful hat-hair; all the better with which to whip off a beanie or toss on a snapback without fretting where the ponytail/topknot/whispies go. 
 
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photo couresty of Richard Chai
 
With wildly varying aesthetics, these shows still managed to keep perfectly undone hair in common, though all in differing forms. If the hair theme of the season is unkempt cool, count me in. We could all use more time in the day. 
 
Main image: photo by Dan Lecca.

Celebrate NYC: Mia Fonssagrives Solow’s New York-Inspired Design Collection Opens March 28th

Sure, summer in the city might be so good it warrants a song (and a whole lot of tourists), but true New Yorkers know the city is in its prime during the spring; happy hours move outside, picnics replace nights in on Netflix, and the underground subways don’t yet feel like a urine-saturated, scalding underworld.

So when the city is at its best, why not celebrate it! On March 28th, artist and designer Mia Fonssagrives Solow launches her New York-inspired collection at The Museum of the City of New York. A testament to the beauty, brilliance, and eccentricity of NYC, the collection showcases a sundry array of home goods, fashion pieces, and jewelry. Trace the skyline and towering skyscrapers gleaming in the scarves, vases, and cuff links; follow the city’s grid fashioned on a fashionable dress. When you’re done, try to piece together NYC with a wooden puzzle.
 
Gleaming with the skyline, crystalline city lights, and even its signature sports colors, Fonssagrives honors the city and the people who have helped shape it. In a way, its almost like celebrating yourself – so, why not?
 
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