Money Where Your Mouse Is: Acne for Mr Porter

'Tis the season for formal events, which brings with it a mandatory attire. Here's the good news: Acne and Mr Porter have collaborated on a tuxedo capsule collection. The bad news: it's not a lower-priced line, of the fast-fashion variety—because, let's face it, not everything should be cheap.

With that out of the way, the line comprises classic tuxedo pieces and accoutrements—bow tie, cummerbund—in jacquards, velvets, wools and silks. The centerpiece is a burgundy velvet humdinger of a jacket with satin lapels, of course. There's also a fancy T-shirt, for a pop of rebelliousness.

Visit Acne for Mr Porter

Nov 17, 2012 16:18:00

Money Where Your Mouse Is: Lynn Yaeger for Yoox

Her passion for Comme des Garçons is well-documented, now the fashion journo Lynn Yaeger—she of red boy-cut fame and cutting turn-of-phrase—has curated a selection of vintage Yves Saint Laurent for Yoox. Needless to say, the one-of-a-kind items of clothing, accessories and jewelry, drawing mostly from the 70s and 80s, are going fast.

Shop Yves Saint Laurent by Lynn Yaeger on Yoox.com

Nov 10, 2012 17:30:00
10 Corso Como

Money Where Your Mouse Is: 10 Corso Como

Fabled Milan concept store 10 Corso Como (with outlets in Seoul and Tokyo) has taken the notion of a street window and put it online, joining forces with the e-tailing prowess of Thecorner.com to make it happen.

Collaborating labels include Maison Martin Margiela, Borsalino, Mackintosh, and Moncler—many of whom took inspiration from 10CC's black-and-white squiggly logo by American artist Kris Ruhs—in addition to loads of self-branded products.

Introducing the digital adventure and narrating a mini-retrospective is none other than the institution's founder Carla Sozzani—who, as sister of Italian Vogue's Franca Sozzani, knows a thing or two about fashion.

Visit 10 Corso Como

Sep 21, 2012 11:35:00
Barbara by Lanvin, photo Mark Leibowitz

Money Where Your Mouse Is: Barbara by Lanvin

There isn't a troubled socialite today whose travails can compare to those of Barbara Hutton. At least now the Woolworth heiress, lonely billionaire, Depression-era diva, seven-time divorcée, and original Poor Little Rich Girl is getting a fitting tribute. She's the inspiration behind a jewelry capsule from Lanvin that's every bit as opulent as the famed contents of her jewelry box. As seen at the end of Alber Elbaz's fall collection, diamond-dotted sapphires, rubies and emeralds are reinvented as oversized versions of her private collection and set on plaques of smoked plexiglass, which subtly changes the shade of the jewels. You know, in case you weren't already staring at them overtly.

Barbara is available in Lanvin boutiques and online

Sep 11, 2012 19:20:00
Brian Atwood

Money Where Your Mouse Is: Brian Atwood

The orgy scenes of Brian Atwood's new fall campaign are getting a lot of attention, but beyond their furtive blue glow lies an array of products on the e-store that are sure to put you in the mood. The site—launched yesterday in advance of the brand's Madison Ave store later this month—carries the largest selection of Brian Atwood offerings in the world, from shoes and bags to online exclusives and fashion films. One such film, The Sex Is In the Heel, shows Candice Swanepoel in lace-up thigh highs, making out with a wall of monitors projecting what appears to be herself in a group setting. Meta-hot!

Sep 05, 2012 13:15:00
Confettisystem

Money Where Your Mouse Is: United Bamboo

What started out as a simple e-shop for United Bamboo has morphed into a fully grown online store with loads of local labels. Drawn in by the dazzling colors of Confettisystem's party decorations, we took a good look around and discovered all sorts of goodies, most homespun, one-of-a-kind or artisanal in some way. We found warm-looking and highly stylish camp blankets by Auntie Oti, dye-dipped dresses and shirts by Study, wooly bags befitting a sherpa by erishoji, funky prints by Pierre Fichefeux, red velvet cake balls by Julie Le (hand-delivered in Manhattan!), and plenty of vintage (Comme des Garçons, Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang). Well worth the detour.

Visit United Bamboo

Aug 03, 2012 22:02:00
Una Burke for Joyce

Money Where Your Mouse Is: Joyce

The Barneys of Hong Kong, Joyce unveiled its shiny and long-awaited website today. Designed to resemble a fashion magazine, it goes all out in the editorial department, featuring interviews with in-store designers ranging from Alexander Wang to Yohji Yamamoto, as well as endless video footage.

But while editorial is nice, e-commerce is better. And so, not by accident, an e-shop has also been rolled out, carrying capsules by nine rising designers: Charles Frederick Worth, David Koma, Quentin Veron, Rad Hourani, Heaven Tanudiredja, Pier Atkinson, Una Burke, Tsolo Munkh, and Yang Du. With nearly every Western label throwing itself at the Chinese market, it's nice to see a little restraint and originality.

Visit Joyce.com

Jun 12, 2012 15:49:00
Charlotte Olympia, Pandora perspex clutch, £595

Money Where Your Mouse It: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

You do not—repeat, do not—want to outshine the Queen on her big day. That goes without saying, plus Stephen Jones has already said it. However, you do want to stand out in a grand and special sort of way. Here are some solutions for feeling royal without out-royaling the royalist of them all. Available now at Net-a-Porter...

Jun 02, 2012 10:14:00
McQ, fall 12

Money Where Your Mouse Is: McQ

As if owning a morsel of Alexander McQueen wasn’t exclusive enough, the UK e-tailer Net-a-Porter has launched a private service for those looking to get a piece of McQ for fall, Sarah Burton’s first time designing the second line. The service offers first-dibs access to the fall collection, though you'll have to wait until the weather turns colder for delivery.

The nine-look collection, which walked the London catwalk in February, includes tailored coats and dresses in a variety of military-inspired neutrals, along with the brand’s famous tartans, plus a knockout of a leather skirt, deep-red rabbit fur vest and a red velvet brocade dress. The pre-sale will lasts only seven days—May 16-22—so get your Centurion card ready. Prices start from $765.

May 17, 2012 17:05:00

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