Fab Finds Under $100: Color-block Tote

Fab Finds Under $100: Color-block Tote

I commute to and from work, which can really suck during the cold and blustery winter months. Needless to say, I’ve got spring on the brain and have been bookmarking all of my favorite fashion finds. Continue reading

NYFW Recap: Mason Sylvester Spring/Summer 2015

I’ve been blogging about indie designer Mason Sylvester for years (see my thoughts here, herehere and here). Even though he’s strictly a menswear designer (. . . and every season I hope he’ll change his mind and add womenswear to his lineup), you simply can’t deny great craftsmanship, an impeccable taste level and the attention to detail.

Photo: Screengrab from masonsylvester.com

Photo: Screengrab from masonsylvester.com

The first Mason Sylvester presentation I attended in 2010 featured accessories such as silk bowties and women’s scarves embellished with Swarovski (yes, Swarovski!) crystals. In 2011, I sat front row as he showed for the first time at New York Fashion Week debuting his spring/summer 2012 collection to rave reviews. By early-2012 he’d really stepped up his design aesthetic, presenting a grown-up fall/winter collection that mixed texture and prints (think: brocade, faux fur, denim and velvet). For spring/summer 2013, the look was “strongly soft” blending a muted color palette with rich, bold texture.

So it comes as no surprise that his spring/summer 2015 Urban Resort collection, which debuted during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week last Friday, was nothing short of amazing. Sylvester says that his “. . . goal was to create resort-inspired pieces with the practicality of an urban lifestyle.” Inspired by city skyline silhouettes, he once again mixed prints and textures “to emulate the excitement of city living while emcompassing the effortless ease and taste of the vacation and resort experience.” What you get is a carefully thought out line of sophisticated menswear separates that can be mixed-and-matched a variety of ways — and even the boys need to have options!

Click the images below to see all 12 looks from the Mason Sylvester spring/summer 2015 Urban Resort collection:

Keep it stylish,

Andrea, S&P Founder and Editor

8 NYFW S/S 2015 Looks You’ll Love

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is in full swing in New York and all I can think about now is the spring/summer 2015 season — and all the chic wears to come in about six months. Since I wasn’t able to attend in-person, I spent way more time than I’d like to admit yesterday scouring sites like Style.com, Vogue.com and HarpersBazaar.com to see what some of my favorite designers have cooked up.

Next year’s warm weather season will be jam-packed with uber feminine looks in flowy, lightweight fabrics with a pale color palette and body skimming silhouette. These are the eight ready-to-wear looks from the spring/summer 2015 collections that I think are absolutely swoon-worthy — and translatable to real life (click on the images for designer details):

 From top left: Altuzarra, Public School NY, Alexander Wang, Christian Siriano, Nonoo, Diane von Furstenberg, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Tibi

Keep it stylish,

Andrea, S&P Founder and Editor