Thursday, April 28, 2011

Street Style: Destination Singapore


Uber chic!

Trends: Wide Leg Pants (Editor's Picks)

After seasons of squeezing into skinny jeans, to see superwide pants in stores brings, quite literally, a sigh of relief. They’re everything slim-cut styles are not: more roomy, for one, but also made in easy, breezy fabrics and bright, happy colors. Who needs Prozac after a long, cold winter when Jil Sander makes voluminous, hot-orange pants? Just seeing them can perk you up. But once you’ve actually put them on, will you lose your buzz? Even more importantly, what shoe do you wear?

A handful of Vogue editors have been debating the wearability of the new superwide leg. In one corner, loyalists like market editor Jessica Sailer who’s worn the look all along, always with a high heel to make her legs appear longer, and typically with a silk blouse tucked into a high-waist for a streamlined and sophisticated silhouette. In the other corner: shoppers like editorial producer Patricia Garcia, who was recently skeptical of a pair of full, ankle-length pants she saw at a store. “I thought I could never pull them off,” she says. We asked her to try a similar proportion by BCBG and she found that chic flats made all the difference. Here’s how Garcia and other Vogue staffers worked the wide leg.


As I mentioned a a couple of weeks ago, this is a trend that I absolutely love! A fitted tee or top is the perfect addition for a flattering silhouette.

For Your Viewing Pleasure

If money were no object....well, you know the rest! There have been recent articles alluding to the fact that spending on luxury goods is on the rebound. (For some, it never really slowed.) A good indication of that fact? Gucci's crocodile bag (picture two), priced at $14,500 is sold out on, as is Ralph Lauren's turquoise-embellished, metallic bag (picture four) which is priced at $3,995.

That said, check out Roberto Cavalli's Python and Crocodile flat sandal...such detail! It's my pick as one of the best of the season.

Maison Martin Margiela 2. Gucci 3. Textile by Elizabeth & James 4. Ralph Lauren 5. Bottega Veneta 6. Todd Lynn 7. Sandro 8. Maje 9. Ralph Lauren 10. Tibi 11. Lotta Stensson 12. Ralph Lauren 13. Nevenka 14. Lanvin 15. Proenza Schouler 16. 3.1 Phillip Lim 17. & 18. Kaufmanfranco 19. & 20. Emilio Pucci 21. D&G 22. Ralph Lauren 23. & 24. Roberto Cavalli. 25. Ralph Lauren 26. Yves Saint Laurent 27. Ralph Lauren 28. Emilio Pucci 29. Roberto Cavalli 30. Ralph Lauren 31. Lanvin 32. Burberry Prorsum 33. Roberto Cavalli 34. Gucci 35. Miu Miu 36. Lanvin 37. Kaufmanfranco 38. Reed Krakoff 39. & 40. Ralph Lauren 41. Kaufmanfranco 42. Just Cavalli