Friday, September 28, 2012

Weekender Woes!

Last week while I was packing for a quick weekend work retreat, my trusty weekend bag busted. (insert sad face here). It was not a timely failure, but I had been thinking I needed a replacement/upgrade for a while now so it was not a complete surprise. My bag criteria is fairly simple: classic shape, large but carry-on friendly, and does not cost a million dollars. Unfortunately, my favorites satisfy all but the last criterion:
Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Travel Bag. Love the large armholes and the included shoulder strap.

L'Wren Scott Lula Weekend Bag. I love the construction of this one! Tres chic.

Mark Cross Madison Weekender Satchel. This one combines statement color with awesome capacity.
Now that I am done drooling, where should I look for a weekend bag that is not $2K? My last bag (RIP) was from Urban Outfitters and far from luxurious, but it was a simple design and got the job done. The current Urban weekend bag offering is cow-print, which is just not that exciting to offense to cows! If anyone has any suggestion for where to look, I would appreciate it. Do you think I should look in stores, or stick to online browsing for the best options?

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I am excited for time to be lazy, celebrate a birthday and wrap my head around the fact that it will be October next week!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Jason Wu Spring 2013 Live! Today!

I was going to post that Nordstrom was streaming the show live on their website, but then I got wrapped up in now it's a recap post, sorry! I loved the show because A- I love laser-cut leather details, lace, full shirts and B- there was awesome piano music to accompany the delicious confections. Nothing like tickling the ivories + hot pants.... I was not a big fan of the harnesses but the slight subversive take of the collection had a lot of softly billowing chiffon to contrast....

Taking screenshots was an afterthought on my part, but here are two of my favorite looks:

And here are a bunch of photos from people who were actually at the show (did that sound jealous? Because I am!): all the looks parading one last time, the intense beauty look, a blurry shot of all the shorts and prints, a lace-on-the-face beauty board shot, another beauty shot and Karlie Kloss getting her hair set pre-show.

Tim Blanks called it "50 Shades of Wu" which made me chuckle, and I am glad I took a 10 minute break to watch it. Did you watch the show? Any other livestream or NYFW events that you are excited for? Have a great weekend!