In acknowledgment of the fact that battery packs are a ubiquitous and necessary accessory for the modern girl-on-the-go, the CFDA and eBay have teamed up to amp up the design factor of these sometimes clunky devices. Six designers have lent their unique visions to a special battery pack that reflects their brand’s style. The six designers have pretty different aesthetics, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. Pick between Bagdley Mischka, Nicole Miller, Trina Turk, Thakoon, Suno, and Pamela Love’s takes on the the square juice pack for the buy-it-now price of $25.00, on sale from now until Dec 22nd. All proceeds will go directly to the CFDA.
Only a month and a half out – cue panic – from the new and improved New York fashion week, we can’t help but wonder what designers will bestow upon us this coming season. If the pre fall collections are any indication of what’s to come, we’ll be seeing an inundation of fringe, plenty of pleats and lots of lace. Plaids and floral will be prominent pattern stories, as will the black and white pairings that we saw this past spring. Big volume will remain a big player. And Bermuda shorts will make an impressive comeback.
(Above) Lace Resort
Seen at: Burberry, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone
Dark, dramatic lace could be found all throughout the pre fall collections. This season’s lace felt romantic, sensual and not in the least bit girly.
Seen at: ALC, Rag & Bone, Thakoon, Band of Outsiders
Reminiscent of a schoolboy uniform from private schools past, Bermuda shorts came back in a more tailored way. Rather than being oversized and slouchy they were grown up – a crisp, formal approach to the menswear trend.
Seen at: DKNY, Donna Karan, Alice & Olivia, Narciso Rodriguez
The back and white pairings that dominated spring runways came back bolder and even more graphic. The contrasting colors felt distinctly harder, tougher, and seemed to harken back to the 1960s.
Seen at: Chanel, Derek Lam, Alexander Wang, Nicole Miller
Cowboy hats, boots, and fringe, oh my. Epitomized by Chanel’s show in Dallas, the cowboy trend was more apparent than ever. Fringe found itself on everything from bags to the backs of dresses and broad rimmed hats and over the knee boots.
Seen at: Badgley Mischka, Erdem, Alice & Olivia, Temperley London
A perennial trend, flowers bloomed bold and beautiful this fall. In pastel pink and brooding black, blooms were rendered in a dozen different ways. We loved the graphic interpretations as well as the retro inspired prints.
Seen at: Altuzarra, Belstaff, Rachel Comey, Thakoon
Cleaning up the grungy plaids of last fall, this season’s tartans are crisp and classic with a modern twist. Interpreted in new color combinations and shapes the plaid feels reinvigorated and new.
Seen at: ALC, Gucci, Tory Burch, Missoni
Pleated skirts in delicate swingy fabrics look simultaneously classic and fresh, especially when reinterpreted in silver metallic fabric or paired with sleek, minimal accessories.
Seen at: Adam Lippes, Just Cavalli, Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler
Proving more is more. Jackets and pants in particular were given an extra dose of volume. Big, boxy structural shapes reigned supreme.
StyleCaster is on a mission to prove that they’re more than just a fashion blog. From teaming up with New York’s top influencers to launching a shiny new interactive homepage, the brand is always looking for new ways to make their digital presence known. Their latest initiative comes in the form of a unique partnership with fashion designer Nicole Miller to merge digital media and mixed medium art with stellar style.
With less than two weeks until New Year’s Eve, it’s crunch time. Figure out where you’ll be when the clock strikes 12:01, figure out who you’ll kiss, and, most importantly, figure out what you’re wearing. We’ve given you a few sparkly options already, but in the event you’re looking to rent rather than buy, Rent the Runway offers an extensive array of fancy designer outfits and accessories, perfect for ringing in the new year. Membership is easy and free (and required to click through to the dresses), and the pieces are rented at up to 90% off retail. Your package arrives with a pre-paid mailer to send back to RTR, and they dry clean and send out to the next girl. After the jump, check out our favorite dresses for New Year’s Eve (such as the LaROK sequined strapless dress, pictured), with many sizes still available for the 31st. But don’t wait—the selection is growing smaller and smaller with every day!
Nicole Miller peacock dress, $50
Haute Hippie sequin sheath, $100
Prabal Gurung corset dress, $200