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It’s In the Jeans: II

When it comes to rocking the latest J Brand printed denim styles from Saks, Something Navy blogger Arielle Nachmani has it in the shopping bag

It’s Contemporary Week at Saks, check out how Something Navy blogger-stylist Arielle Nachmani styled printed denim styles by J Brand in an exclusive photo shoot for SaksPOV. Stay tuned all this week to see how Arielle styled all four looks! Says Arielle,  “A lot of my readers know I dress pretty feminine, I’m very much a girly girl. I loved the sparkles in the sweater and the tie dye denim. It looked perfect with the light pink bow clutch and the pink Louboutins. I would wear this every day.” MAIN IMAGE: Sweater, Theyskens’ Theory, $425; Shirt, Alice + Olivia, $330; Jeans, J Brand, $198; Shoes, Louboutin. Photographed by KSW, Assistant Eleanor Sarway, makeup by Mugi for Dolce & Gabbana. It’s In the Jeans: Part I, It’s In the Jeans:…

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It’s Contemporary Week at Saks, check out how Something Navy blogger-stylist Arielle Nachmani styled printed denim styles by J Brand in an exclusive photo shoot for SaksPOV. Stay tuned all this week to see how Arielle styled all four looks!

Says Arielle,  “A lot of my readers know I dress pretty feminine, I’m very much a girly girl. I loved the sparkles in the sweater and the tie dye denim. It looked perfect with the light pink bow clutch and the pink Louboutins. I would wear this every day.”

MAIN IMAGE: Sweater, Theyskens’ Theory, $425; Shirt, Alice + Olivia, $330Jeans, J Brand, $198; Shoes, LouboutinPhotographed by KSW, Assistant Eleanor Sarway, makeup by Mugi for Dolce & Gabbana.

It’s In the Jeans: Part I, It’s In the Jeans: Part II, It’s In the Jeans: Part III, It’s In the Jeans: Part IV


Yigal Makes The Cut

Yigal Azrouel’s Cut25 line is all about fun, fearless fashion

When Israeli-born designer Yigal Azrouël launched a new brand concept, Cut25, in Fall 2010, he knew there was a girl out there looking for a collection with a “youthful, effortless and free-spirited” edge. As it turns out, he was right. Here, the designer speaks with us about how this collection came to be and what sparked inspiration for Spring 2012. I chose the name Cut25 because… The word “cut” describes my design process. I work a lot by draping various fabrics on a model or mannequin and finding the design that way. Essentially, I drape the fabric and then cut it. The number 25 is the numerical value for the letter “Y.” I consider it lucky. With Cut25, I wanted to create a brand that…

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When Israeli-born designer Yigal Azrouël launched a new brand concept, Cut25, in Fall 2010, he knew there was a girl out there looking for a collection with a “youthful, effortless and free-spirited” edge. As it turns out, he was right. Here, the designer speaks with us about how this collection came to be and what sparked inspiration for Spring 2012.

I chose the name Cut25 because…

The word “cut” describes my design process. I work a lot by draping various fabrics on a model or mannequin and finding the design that way. Essentially, I drape the fabric and then cut it. The number 25 is the numerical value for the letter “Y.” I consider it lucky.

With Cut25, I wanted to create a brand that would…

Deliver progressive but wearable fashion to a broader range of consumers who want designer quality at a more affordable and accessible price point. I imagined it for a youthful and free-spirited girl, someone with a little bit of edge.

The Cut25 girl is different than the Yigal Azrouël customer, but they are also a bit similar since…

Both customers dress in an effortless and cool way. The Yigal Azrouël woman is a bit more refined and sophisticated. While the Cut25 girl is young and whimsical and more progressive with her fashion choices. The Cut25 girl has her own sense of style but she is definitely aware of the trends going on in fashion.

For the spring 2012 Cut25 collection, I was inspired by…

Eighties’ surf culture, as you see in the electric colors and techno-washed fabrics. We experimented with combining minimal and clean lines and voluminous and light forms. The clothes definitely have an understated yet edgy punch. There is a bit of athleticism paired with more feminine silhouettes.

Yigal Azrouël photographed by Mimi Ritzen Crawford

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Fashion Star: Episode 3

Terron gives his takes on episode three of Fashion Star

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the third episode of Fashion Star, this may ruin the surprise. It’s re-airing with alarming frequency on E! if you’re interested. Kara’s Little Secret This week, I bought another whimsical, architectural look from Kara Laricks for Saks. What’s stunning is that Fashion Star was the very first time that Kara worked on full-sized bust forms. In the past, she had only ever designed on miniature mannequin figures. I’m not sure how she has come to possess such a remarkable understanding of shaping and draping from pint-sized prototypes. Fashion Loves Sport  Of all the looks I saw this week, Orly’s was the most on-trend. Her dress had a body-conscious shape, clean lines, color blocking and bright stripes, adding a sporting…

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SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the third episode of Fashion Star, this may ruin the surprise. It’s re-airing with alarming frequency on E! if you’re interested.

Kara’s Little Secret

This week, I bought another whimsical, architectural look from Kara Laricks for Saks. What’s stunning is that Fashion Star was the very first time that Kara worked on full-sized bust forms. In the past, she had only ever designed on miniature mannequin figures. I’m not sure how she has come to possess such a remarkable understanding of shaping and draping from pint-sized prototypes.

Fashion Loves Sport 

Of all the looks I saw this week, Orly’s was the most on-trend. Her dress had a body-conscious shape, clean lines, color blocking and bright stripes, adding a sporting touch to everyday clothing. You’re seeing that urban sport look everywhere this spring. Of course, the upcoming Olympics have a lot to do with that. Last week I was in London, where Stella McCartney unveiled her Olympic uniforms for Great Britain. She raised many an English eyebrow by adding a touch of baby blue to the Union Jack. But the real story was the convergence of the worlds of high-end athletics and aesthetics. Lebron James sat in the front row at a Michael Bastian fashion show (pity the view of the person behind him). To challenge for sailing’s America’s Cup, a Prada yacht will have to win the Louis Vuitton Cup. Yohji Yamamoto teams up with Adidas, H&M with David Beckham, and Ralph Lauren with every sport from polo to tennis to auto racing. The runway isn’t that far from the stadium after all.

What did you think?

What’s your favorite sport-fashion collaboration?

And did we send the right person home this week on Fashion Star?

Let me know in the comments…

 

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Hunger Games Style

Taken with the buzz of The Hunger Games, SaksPOV imagines Katniss Everdeen in the arena with nothing but style

What Would Katniss Wear? Fend off wild animals? Sure. Save her little sister from an impossible fate? Without hesitation. Capture the hearts and minds of readers across the globe? Most definitely. The Hunger Games protagonist Katniss Everdeen has singlehandedly captured the collective imagination.  On the eve of the movie’s release, SaksPOV imagines what the fierce and fabulous Katniss, in the film played by Jennifer Lawrence might choose to wear in the arena. SHOP THE LOOK: Alexander Wang Stadium Laser-Cut leather Halter Dress | Marc by Marc Jacobs Packable Backpack | Giorgio Armani Over-Sized Metal Shield Sunglasses | Ann Demeulemeester Leather Gladiator Sandals | Alexander McQueen Ayers Snakeskin Knuckle Duster Clutch

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What Would Katniss Wear?

Fend off wild animals? Sure. Save her little sister from an impossible fate? Without hesitation. Capture the hearts and minds of readers across the globe? Most definitely.

The Hunger Games protagonist Katniss Everdeen has singlehandedly captured the collective imagination.  On the eve of the movie’s release, SaksPOV imagines what the fierce and fabulous Katniss, in the film played by Jennifer Lawrence might choose to wear in the arena.

SHOP THE LOOK: Alexander Wang Stadium Laser-Cut leather Halter Dress | Marc by Marc Jacobs Packable Backpack | Giorgio Armani Over-Sized Metal Shield Sunglasses | Ann Demeulemeester Leather Gladiator Sandals | Alexander McQueen Ayers Snakeskin Knuckle Duster Clutch


Bright Now

Saks’ Denise Magid shows how to take center stage in high voltage hues from Diane von Furstenberg, Rag & Bone and more

As Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Contemporary Sportswear, Denise Magid’s job at Saks is to be ahead of every trend from the latest in denim (prints, color) to the most fabulous emerging designers in the category (Gryphon, Kimberly Ovitz). And right now Denise’s is thinking across the spectrum – as in sharp, bright, prismatic colors that add some punch and fun into her wardrobe. Here, Denise gives SaksPOV readers a sneak peek into her shopping list for spring and how to wear them. Be sure to hit up your local Saks stores as well as Saks.com during Contemporary Week for the latest and greatest looks! SHOP THE LOOKS: rag & bone/JEAN Skinny Jeans | Helmut Lang Arid Crepe Pullover | Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash…

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As Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Contemporary Sportswear, Denise Magid’s job at Saks is to be ahead of every trend from the latest in denim (prints, color) to the most fabulous emerging designers in the category (Gryphon, Kimberly Ovitz). And right now Denise’s is thinking across the spectrum – as in sharp, bright, prismatic colors that add some punch and fun into her wardrobe. Here, Denise gives SaksPOV readers a sneak peek into her shopping list for spring and how to wear them. Be sure to hit up your local Saks stores as well as Saks.com during Contemporary Week for the latest and greatest looks!

SHOP THE LOOKS:

rag & bone/JEAN Skinny Jeans | Helmut Lang Arid Crepe Pullover | Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow | Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer | Rag & Bone Silver Tuxedo Jacket | Diane von Furstenberg Fleurette Dress | Alexander Wang Aida Perch Textured Suede Platform Pumps | Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Falabella Foldover Small Tote

Photograph of Denise Magid by KSW


Love It: Del Toro

Leggo my camo. Don’t plan on blending in with Del Toro footwear

Back in 2005 Matthew Chevallard took on the challenge of getting velvet slippers custom made with his school’s crest for graduation. The not-so-simple task turned into a booming footwear business. The name Del Toro, which means of the bull, comes from the mascot of the local soccer team in Torino, Italy where Matthew was born. The collection is mélange of Matthew’s Italian upbringing, his Palm Beach prep school days, and his love for New York style. Not wanting to skimp on quality, the Miami based company makes all of their shoes by hand on the Adriatic Coast of Italy. As creative director Matthew has grown the brand from the original embroidered velvet slippers to a range that includes everything from linen to leather lace-up espadrilles. Our favorite is the cotton Classic Camo Slipper in olive/black with black grosgrain trim, leather sole, stacked wooden heel, and the signature red stripe up the back. This style is exclusive to Saks.com and will be coming to the New York and Beverly Hills stores in the fall.

Back in 2005 Matthew Chevallard took on the challenge of getting velvet slippers custom made with his school’s crest for graduation. The not-so-simple task turned into a booming footwear business. The name Del Toro, which means of the bull, comes from the mascot of the local soccer team in Torino, Italy where Matthew was born. The collection is mélange of Matthew’s Italian upbringing, his Palm Beach prep school days, and his love for New York style. Not wanting to skimp on quality, the Miami based company makes all of their shoes by hand on the Adriatic Coast of Italy. As creative director Matthew has grown the brand from the original embroidered velvet slippers to a range that includes everything from linen to leather lace-up espadrilles. Our favorite is the cotton Classic Camo Slipper in olive/black with black grosgrain trim, leather sole, stacked wooden heel, and the signature red stripe up the back. This style is exclusive to Saks.com and will be coming to the New York and Beverly Hills stores in the fall.


Christopher Bailey, Video Star

From the coveted classic trench to the high fashion of Prorsum, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey talks with Saks about all-things Burberry


Fashion Star: Episode 2

Terron Schaefer dished on episode two of Fashion Star

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the second episode of Fashion Star, this may ruin the surprise. It’s re-airing with alarming frequency on E! and available on NBC.com if you’re interested. Behind the Bidding War What really goes on when the buyers are bidding against each other? Well, we enter our bids on iPads (the new iPad was still months away from being announced when we filmed, so our poor eyes had to make do with the resolution on the iPad 2). There were no Final Jeopardy-style barriers popping up to separate us, but I never saw either of my fellow buyers’ bids. Even still, being in the middle was quite an advantage. As any good card player knows, a poker face doesn’t do you…

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SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the second episode of Fashion Star, this may ruin the surprise. It’s re-airing with alarming frequency on E! and available on NBC.com if you’re interested.

Behind the Bidding War

What really goes on when the buyers are bidding against each other? Well, we enter our bids on iPads (the new iPad was still months away from being announced when we filmed, so our poor eyes had to make do with the resolution on the iPad 2). There were no Final Jeopardy-style barriers popping up to separate us, but I never saw either of my fellow buyers’ bids.

Even still, being in the middle was quite an advantage. As any good card player knows, a poker face doesn’t do you any good unless you’ve got a poker body to match. Every once in a while, I had a sense that I had the upper hand in the bidding. That helped me win my fair share of auctions, including the one for Kara’s deceptively simple dress on Tuesday’s episode 2. And if you’re curious what I’m thinking in real-time, I live-tweet during every episode @Saks.

Comeback Kara

When I first met Kara, we talked about some of the Japanese designers she admired: Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto. You could see just a bit of Yohji in her winning dress. It had an asymmetrical hem, with more length in the back. I bought it for Saks because the shape is easy to wear and flattering on a wide range of body types. You can buy it now at Saks.com.

Oscar Night

Sadly, this was Oscar’s last night on the show. In the end, I just didn’t think he took the opportunity seriously. It’s great to be an entertainer, but I’m not sure I saw the dedication to the craft that it will take to become our Fashion Star.

Mr. Congeniality

While I didn’t buy anything from Nzimiro this episode, I liked the styling on his menswear pieces. It’s incredibly difficult to come up with a signature detail that differentiates your look. For every Paul Smith stripe and Burberry check, there are hundreds of garish gimmicks that beg for attention before disappearing from the market altogether. I thought his diagonal pockets were a sharp, clever element—something that could have some longevity if he develops the idea…

What Did You Think?

Did you get Kara’s dress pictured above? Tweet me a picture @Saks.

Did we make the right call on Oscar? Let me know in the comments…

 

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It’s In the Jeans: I

When it comes to rocking the latest J Brand printed denim styles from Saks, Something Navy blogger Arielle Nachmani has it in the shopping bag

Arielle Nachmani is that girl. That impossibly chic, yet perfectly casual and always unique dresser that leaves you thinking, Hey, I why didn’t I think of putting that together? Arielle is the incredibly popular, oft imitated, style maven behind the blog Something Navy. The twenty-something New Yorker launched Something Navy in August 2010 styling everything from vintage pieces to the latest designers to utter perfection. SaksPOV invited Arielle to tackle one of the most coveted, but possibly the most complicated trend for spring- printed denim. Here, Arielle styles jeans and shorts from J Brand’s newest collection at Saks and the results, well they not only have us drooling — they have us shopping! Follow us over the next week as we unveil each look from…

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Arielle Nachmani is that girl. That impossibly chic, yet perfectly casual and always unique dresser that leaves you thinking, Hey, I why didn’t I think of putting that together?

Arielle is the incredibly popular, oft imitated, style maven behind the blog Something Navy. The twenty-something New Yorker launched Something Navy in August 2010 styling everything from vintage pieces to the latest designers to utter perfection. SaksPOV invited Arielle to tackle one of the most coveted, but possibly the most complicated trend for spring- printed denim. Here, Arielle styles jeans and shorts from J Brand’s newest collection at Saks and the results, well they not only have us drooling — they have us shopping! Follow us over the next week as we unveil each look from our exclusive SaksPOV photo shoot!

Saks asks, Arielle answers…

My style… Changes every single day and is inspired by my many moods — thanks to my Gemini persona.

Something Navy…. has many meanings to me. It is my personal diary, it is my growth and maturity, and it is what shaped me into who I am today. My blog has been there for me through many things and has been the best way to express who I am, how I’m feeling, and how I’ve grown in the past few years. A few weeks ago, I sat down on my computer from 4pm to 7pm going through my entire blog from post number one. It was surreal.

The best part of my job… is that it makes me happy. I love doing it, I love putting looks together, and I love getting e-mails or comments from people letting me know that I’ve inspired them in any way.

My favorite designers…change all the time also, but I love Acne, Isabel Marant, Chris Benz, Viktor & Rolf and Givenchy.

On partnering with Saks and J Brand…I had the best time on the Saks and J Brand shoot! Each look is something I’d wear on any spring day in New York City. The first look with the floral shorts and the green Theyskens’ Theory blazer is a look I adore.

What inspires me… Living in New York City is probably the most influential and inspiring place when it comes to fashion. Everything in the city has inspirational potential. Seeing a random girl or guy on the street or on the subway, displays in stores, music, buildings, architecture — everything adds a little something to my blog a day. Putting a look together comes from the inspiration and the feeling I get every day waking up on the 30th floor of my apartment building looking over New York City. No other place I’d rather be!

MAIN IMAGE:  Blazer, Theyskens’ Theory, $695; Shirt, Vince, $115Shorts, J Brand, $169Shoes, Brian Atwood, $595. Photographed by KSW, Assistant Eleanor Sarway, makeup by Mugi for Dolce & Gabbana

It’s In the Jeans: Part I, It’s In the Jeans: Part II, It’s In the Jeans: Part III, It’s In the Jeans: Part IV


Fashion Star: Episode 1

Terron gives his takes on episode one of Fashion Star

The first show is in the books and the first look is on the racks. If you want a quick intro toNBC’s Fashion Star, click here. My takes on episode one: Orly won because she brought the fun… I really liked Orly — a bartender/designer whose name summons thoughts of jetting off to Paris. Her zip skirts were among the first looks to walk the runway, and I was hooked! I imagined someone toiling away at work in the black skirt shell, scampering off to the ladies’ room at 5:52pm, grabbing the outer piece from her tote bag and zipping it on before zipping out the door for an eventful evening. You can hunt for versatile clothes or edgy clothes, but it’s rare to find them…

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The first show is in the books and the first look is on the racks. If you want a quick intro toNBC’s Fashion Star, click here. My takes on episode one:

Orly won because she brought the fun…
I really liked Orly — a bartender/designer whose name summons thoughts of jetting off to Paris. Her zip skirts were among the first looks to walk the runway, and I was hooked! I imagined someone toiling away at work in the black skirt shell, scampering off to the ladies’ room at 5:52pm, grabbing the outer piece from her tote bag and zipping it on before zipping out the door for an eventful evening. You can hunt for versatile clothes or edgy clothes, but it’s rare to find them both in the same piece. Buy the skirt here and in Saks stores around the country this morning.

The set is pure insanity…
I used to work for Warner Bros., so I’m no stranger to spectacle. But before we started filming, I thought there would be a runway, perhaps some directors’ chairs for the store buyers, and maybe an austere backdrop — helpful for spotting unfinished hemlines. I walked in the door on day one and…boom! Dancers. Explosions. Motorcycles (which started falling over during filming). The sport trend is everywhere this spring, but here was an arena full of fans treating designers like all-stars and cheering all the way through the post-game interview. March madness indeed.

What did you think?
Did you get the skirt? Tweet me a picture @Saks. I’m very curious to see how people will wear it in the real world.

 

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Shop the Looks: Shop the winning styles from every episode of Fashion Star.