Because in addition to the lineup and the performances, the fashion is right up there!
After 9 months since they opened their doors, we are deeply saddened to announce that Band of Outsiders is closing up shop – their storefront at least! There has been even more sad news swirling for weeks that they’ve cancelled their fall wholesale orders and laid off a chunk of their staff so this isn’t super surprising to hear. We hope that this is the end of the bad news though because, honestly, I don’t know if I can take anymore. For as long as I can remember, Band of Outsiders has always been one of my favorite fashion brands. It’s the one that resonates to my inner hipsterness the most and with all of their cute polaroid advertisements, how can you not love them?
If you’re in New York and are looking for a good sale, everything at their store is currently 40% off. Their shop will shutter at the end of June.
Who: Selena Gomez
Wearing: Louis Vuitton
Where: Louis Vuitton Resort 2016 show in Palm Springs
I really love that Selena chose to go edgy and sexy with her look at the show this past week especially since she’s been getting some nasty comments on her Instagram about her weight. She is totally owning this look and look great!
Anna Wintour in Chanel – she hosted the whole thang so she had to be first.
It killed me that I couldn’t post every look and have this ready to go for you all this morning! I was so excited to see some of the looks from the Met Gala yesterday evening and then a part of me knew that I would hate some looks as well. With the theme being, “China: Through the Looking Glass,” I was concerned that there would be jabs poked at stereotypes and Asian trends that would make me cringe. Of course there were, but like all things, we have to move on and not dwell on them. In the interest of saving time (and space!) I am choosing not to include looks that I felt were in poor taste.
Oscar de la Renta
Truth: My hands are so sore from climbing this evening that it hurts to type right now, but I just didn’t want to wait a full week to pass before we wrote a post about this. What I find really funny about the fashion industry is that the pieces we see are always predicting trends for the future. Even though bridal week just happened last week, these dresses are for Spring 2016. An entire year from now! How do we know that these trends are still going to be “in?” Well, we just have to trust that that’s how this works and that’s how it always has been, rkght? With that food for thoughts, let’s get into some of my favorite gowns from bridal week. Now, this doesn’t mean that these are gowns I could ever see myself in, some of them are, but some of them I just like for other reasons.
Every year when I missed Coachella, I would look forward to streaming the sets and catching up on all of the photos via my favorite blogs. Music festival fashion isn’t new, but it hasn’t always existed either. It was probably made more widely known a few years ago and after that fast fashion brands began to design collections so that people could specifically dress for these music festivals. It’s fascinating to me, really. Anyways, like every year, I continue to really enjoy seeing the looks that celebrities and bloggers bring with them to the festival so here are just a few of my favorites!
I realize that this is only for Weekend One, but I don’t know if I’ll have it in me to do a second weekend roundup! Plus – we gotta make room for other content.
– The summer music festival economy explained. [Vox]
– Ellen Pao announces that Reddit will no long allow for negotiation in salaries during the hiring process. [Salon]
– After 3 years of dating, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have decided to go on a break. [People]
– Karlie Kloss encourages young girls to code! Yeah! [Fashionista]
– Surprised babies are more curious and eager to learn. [GOOD]
Madewell releases their lookbook every year around this time – just when I’m getting excited for spring! But hey – I’m never going to turn down the viewing of a lookbook especially not from one of my favorite brands. Madewell does fall very well. The colors, the layering, the accessories. It’s probably one of the few things that even gets me excited for fall! So with that, we’re excited to share what we have to look forward to after spring and then summer of course. You know me, I like to plan ahead.
After the storm we just went through here in the Bay, I’m ready for spring with Madewell! I guess I should clarify that the storm that they shut schools down for here in the Bay was equivalent to just a normal rainy day in Seattle. It was slightly ridiculous. Whatever the case, spring wear is always so much more fun than winter in my eyes anyways.
I may be working at a tech start-up, but that makes me even more fascinated with start-ups that are directly related to my interests. Last week, two very big things happened. One fashion start-up got acquired while another with so much potential (so we thought) shuttered. So how does that happen? Competition? Because that’s just the nature of the game? I’ve been wondering about this for awhile and I don’t really have the research or the data to back it up, but I find it to be very very interesting.
Prior to Trunk Club getting acquired by Nordstrom officially, I had been reading about the rumors of this weeks before. Trunk Club is a shopping service for men who don’t like to bring themselves to shop at retailers or the mall. The Trunk Club man works closely with a stylist to share what his interests are and what he is most comfortable in and the stylist puts together a “trunk” – some of which you would find above and sends it straight to your doorstep. The items you like, you get to purchase while the ones you don’t can be returned back. I thought it was an incredible service. I witnessed someone receiving a trunk once and I wrote about it on Quora. There hasn’t been a really great equivalent for it for women other than Stitchfix, which I heard was a hit or miss sometimes. What I’m still trying to figure out is what being acquired really means. What will the Seattle retailer do with the Chicago start-up? How will Trunk Club change itself? How will Nordstrom incorporate themselves into Trunk Club? I have so many questions.
The second big piece of news is that Hukkster shut down last Friday. They had a pretty awful name, but a great idea and supportive backing. The star-up raised $4.5 million dollars in venture capital over the last two years. The start-up which allows users to save items they like on the websites of their favorite retailers and receive notification of when the price has dropped was founded by two former J. Crew employees. Additionally, it was backed by the Winklevoss twins. For an idea that would have gained so much popularity among people – women especially – I am surprised that it only lasted two years.
It’s not a bold statement by any means, but I think it’s clear that anything can happen in the start-up world. One minute you’re here and the next you’re gone. It’s amazing to be in this industry and I’m learning so much, but I can’t wait to see what will happen next in the years to come.
Who: Nicola Peltz
Wearing: Stella McCartney bodysuit w/ a Dolce & Gabbana lace skirt.
Where: “Transformers: Age of Extinction” press tour in Berlin, Germany
We don’t normally feature someone for “Snaps for a Snapshot” nearly twice in one month, but when you dress as well as Nicola Peltz, how could we not?! The 19-year old has definitely caught our eye while on her tour promoting her recent film and while we hear the film isn’t really good, she’s totally nailing it with her outfits on the red carpet. I love how she paired a skirt with this body suit and kept it classy. The cutouts on the side add a little sexiness to this all white outfit.
I have a feeling that I have been cursed with a seasonal boredom disorder. I act like I am very excited for the upcoming season – in this case summer – but the second I see any sign of fall ie. fall lookbooks, I’m ready to move on. Summer isn’t even here yet! Let’s be real though it’s summer every day here in California. However, I am already longing for cozy sweaters, flannels, and fall skirts. Madewell’s 2014 Fall Lookbook has me very excited for snuggling up in my pieces and cleaning up my closet.