The latest pieces from designer Mona Kowalska had an Agatha-Christie-meets-The-Parent-Trap feel: somewhat mysterious, with a hint of Victorian England that’s both vintage and youthful at the same time. At the heart of the collection was a rotating mix of tartan pieces and statement suits. Shapes were conservative—but that did not prevent the overall thrust from achieving a bookish edginess that attracts Kowalska’s cult following time and time again.Continue 》
For Irina Vitjaz’s first New York Fashion Week appearance, the designer debuted her “Pure Couture” line. The collection wove together gowns that were in turn fresh and mature, romantic and stately, wispy and structured—while coherence was maintained in a calm palette evoking Monet’s waterlilies. The ’40s hair, styled by Christo Fifth Avenue, and birdcage veils lent a film noir suspense to the show.Continue 》
The eponymous collection by Louis Verdad plays on that idea of truth, of authenticity, says a spokesperson for the collection. It is largely a celebration of denim, a material the designer believes can (and should) transcend casual wear and the quotidian 502 jeans. Visible in the highly structured, “editorial” pieces of the collection is Verdad’s background in architecture; many of the garments seem to play with height. The looks favored pleated skirts, epaulettes, detachable cummerbunds and stark blazers, but true virtuosity appeared in the trousers and shorts, which were both tidy and playful. The designer owned an inclination for the vintage in his line, which feels like a 2017 Casablanca in denim.Continue 》
Our multi-part feature on periods continues with a review of Thinx panties. You’ve heard the news. You’ve seen the ads. You’ve considered recommendations from your sister/cousin/best friend/neighbor/favorite actress. But are they worth the hype (and the $30+ price tag)? Thinx was kind enough to send over a few pairs for the Dinner Party crew to try out. Below, hear from DP contributor Abi Aragon and editor-in-chief Pamela Guerra about their experiences with these so-called “revolutionary” undies.
What is your flow like?
Abi Aragon: Thankfully, my flow is pretty predictable. I’ve been on Nuvaring for years now (which I would also highly recommend!) and it keeps my flow very regular. I normally have a four-day long period that starts out medium/heavy for the first two days. The next two days are normally pretty light. I will say that my version of “heavy” may be different from other ladies—I don’t usually have problems with clumping or bleeding through things.Continue 》
The One-Oh: 01. COS curved-hem t-shirt in yellow 02. Nike Free TR 5 Print 03. Patagonia Barely Baggies shorts in Bermuda Curacao 04. Supergoop! CC cream 05. Marmot PreCip jacket in pop green 06. COS denim-look shirt dress 07. Fresh Sugar Rose Extreme tinted lip treatment sunscreen SPF 15 08. Chaco Z/1 Unaweep sandal in black 09. Patagonia Barely Bra in Tyrian 10. Chaco ZX/2 Unaweep sandal in cropsContinue 》
The One-Oh: 01. Pamela Love serpent bangle in rose gold 02. Essie nail lacquer in Spin the Bottle 03. Kat Von D studded kiss lipstick in Noble 04. Jimmy Choo Aza patent leather pumps 05. Babyghost dress 06. Rachel Antonoff blush Susan top 07. Rachel Antonoff blush Lena pants 08. COS panelled leather tote 09. Catbird Choupette earrings in rose gold 10. Opening Ceremony slip-on platform sneakersContinue 》
The One-Oh: 01. CADET Officer shirt in red gauze 02. Cuyana tall leather tote in lilac 03. imogene + willie wilkins denim jacket 04. imogene + willie imogene slim blue ridge 05. Clover Canyon Book of Kells long-sleeve flared dress 06. Clover Canyon Corfu Swirl cap sleeve dress 07. Everlane slouchy cashmere v-neck in navy 08. CADET PFC pant in grey chambray 09. Cuyana alpaca infinity scarf 10. Everlane ankle wrap in figContinue 》