Toms For The Row {could anything be better?}

Ever since my navy Toms died in late May, (the result of numerous walks on both New York City and Paris streets), I set out for the perfect new pair. While Toms has had many fabulous collaborations, I must say this is the best one yet. The Row Toms are fabricated in Italian-sourced wool and cashmere blends. Perfect for Fall? Yup. They range from $98 to $150 and the money goes to a great cause. In the words of Ashley Olsen, “We feel it’s really important to spread awareness of the TOMS One for One mission…The giving is immediate. Having the opportunity to be a part of something so meaningful has made the collaboration with TOMS special to everyone at The Row.” Bout to snag a pair, now. They’re available for purchase on The Row’s website.



The Row Strikes Again {the absolutely stunning resort 2012 collection}

Mary Kate & Ashely do it again. The collection was innovative yet classic. “Just when you thought you were finally, officially over marinière tops, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen go and produce the most irresistible take on the stripey shirt you can imagine,” says They nailed it.

The abundance of clean, cut and white frocks was refreshing. They felt masculine, but were tailored to a woman’s body. The pieces were a modern take on 1940’s elegance.

I was equally a fan of the lightly embroidered garments. The pieces were hand embroidered and have a very luxe feel. I love The Row.


Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen Launch eCommerce Site {stylemint}

WWD reported just this morning that the Olsen twins will launch an eCommerce site. Their site, named Stylemint, will launch this July. Apparently it will work similarly to the site Jewelmint. A.K.A. the site will give you personalized recommendations of clothing through a series of style quizzes. The more that you buy from the site, the more specific the recommendations become. The first collection the gals will release are a series of t-shirts. They will retail for $29.99. The duo hope to also release sweaters and knits in time.“Online commerce is the perfect medium for us to create a new brand that is as much about the clothing as it is about the customer experience,” says Ash. Yahoo!

The Row is a Hit, MJ is a Miss.

Some get lucky on Valentine’s day, and others don’t. The Row clearly took the cake over Marc Jacobs. I absolutely loved the Row’s collection this year. The collection was full of total and complete show stoppers. I can only say one word: FABULOUS. Tailoring was the name of the game, each silhouette was done to perfection. While most of the garments were rather minimalist, the fur transformed the collection into something memorable and outrageous. Unfortunately, Marc Jacobs did not fair quite as well. To be honest, the embellishments on most of his garments looked to me like fish scales, and the colors did not do these fish justice. And the latex, come on now. I had hoped to see something girly and fresh, not something reminiscent of the Dead Sea. C’mon Marc.