Author Archives: Whitney Kessler


Runway Trend Alert — Detached Turtlenecks -

High, close-fitting turtlenecks are the latest detached collars to emerge on the runway, conveniently serving both aesthetic and functional cold weather purposes.
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Runway Trend Alert — Waistpacks -

Part of a growing utilitarian trend, hip-slung bags have appeared in every city. Compartments are small and asymmetrical, while belt straps range from thick leather to dainty chains.
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Runway Trend Alert — Urban Utility -

Bags and belts are conveniently equipped with clip-on components this season, resulting in an array of utilitarian looks. Dangling extras range from pouches to pocket tools.
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Runway Trend Alert — East/West Bags -

Directional east-west designs emerge for shoulder and top-handle bags, with boxy or structured constructions building on architectural shape trends and utility pockets adding functionality.
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Runway Trend Alert — Dark Metals -

Used for bag and belt hardware, jewelry and eyewear frames, dark metals update accessories for fall. Most hues are cool, with dark gunmetal and blue tones being the most prominent.
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Editor’s Picks: Accessorie Circuit — January 2014 - ,

Check out some of our favorite pieces spotted at the Accessorie Circuit trade show in New York earlier this week. We love the way that Vita Fede incorporates pearls this season: Cool hinged handles on Mackage's bags: Last season favorite Zariin impresses us once again with a new range of enameled styles: Jakimac's leather and stone styles freshly interpret bondage aesthetics:
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Trend Alert: Plush Pals

Stuffed animals inspire or double as accessories this season, appearing on runways, streets and editorial pages. Designers who've embraced the trend range from Brit up-and-comers Bobby Abley and Ashley Williams to luxury fashion houses Fendi and Louis Vuitton, who released special edition teddy bears created in collaboration with UK artist duo Chapman Brothers.
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Happy Thanksgiving: How to Accessorize like a Pilgrim

It's all about belts, bibs and headwear. Fashion Week Streets, F/W 2013 Fashion Week Streets, F/W 2013
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Must-See Exhibit: Jewels by JAR at The Met

This morning we had the opportunity to preview The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new Jewels by JAR exhibit, a retrospective of more than four hundred works by Paris-based fine jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal. The artist, who has worked under the name JAR for more than thirty-five years, is known for sculptural designs in vibrant colors and shading created by his pavé ...
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Headwear to get for Halloween and Keep Wearing After

Embrace the holiday as an opportunity to test out whimsical toppers. See some choice picks below... Heather Huey Noel Stewart
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Stylesight Stops by “Genius of Nature” Jewelry Exhibit

Last week we had the opportunity to preview the new "Genius of Nature" exhibit at the Aaron Faber Gallery in New York. Fine jewelry designers — both established and emerging — were called upon from around the world to create works inspired by the show's themes: the balance of "chaos and structure, randomness and pattern" involved in the creation process, ...
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Editor’s Picks: Premiere Classe S/S 2014 -

  Sarah Angold Studio Inspired by mathematics, graphic shapes and industrial processes, Londoner Sarah Angold designs uniquely futuristic statement jewelry.  Sarah Angold Studio Peggy Kingg Paris-based designer Peggy Huynh Kinh draws inspiration from architecture when designing minimalist leather goods. Her creations range from boxy bags to sacks that disassemble into picnic blankets.  Colette Malouf New Yorker Colette Malouf's S/S 2014 collection is full of tasteful feminine pieces that ...
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Just Launched: Giving Tree Eyewear is Unbreakable and Eco-Friendly

New Los Angeles-based line Giving Tree Eyewear offers shades that are both eco-friendly and nearly indestructible. The sunglasses — available in two silhouettes and six colors — are completely BPA-free, and thermoplastic material makes them bendable and lightweight.
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Runway Trend Alert — ’90s Chokers -

Choker collars have been uptrending for several seasons, but S/S 2014 is marking the re-emergence of simple, ultra-fitted band silhouettes à la styles of the 1990s.  
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