"" wondermomo: February 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Luella Winchester Coat

Making good on a drunken dare, Central St. Martins grad & one-time Vogue UK journalist Luella Bartley launched Luella the label in 2000. With the ‘English IT girl’ (who's as rebellious as she is adorable) as her eternal muse, Luella has created many cheeky, original designs that embody a particularly British style. Some of her biggest fans are British notables like Kate Moss, Lily Allen & Alexa Chung.

This double-breasted red & black hunting/riding coat will help make cold weather feel so much less bleak on your travels.
Classic, charming style you'll love for years.

Worn by supermodel Angela Lindvall as the opening number on the Luella runway show.

Thomas Wylde Skull Scarf

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L.A.-based English designer Paula Thomas -– a former model who once appeared in a Bond film -– named her collection after her grandfather Robert Thomas & her great-grandmother Catherine Wylde. The
Thomas Wylde skull scarf she created is envisioned for women who embrace rock'n'roll, yet it is subtle enough to be worn in an elegant environment. The scarf's been a hit from day one, having been tied, knotted, & slung over pretty much every star you can name. Channel these celebs’ style & pair yours with seemingly regular garb to dramatic effect!

Daryl K. Studded Day Dress

A Dublin lass turned New Yorker, Daryl Kerrigan (a.k.a. Daryl K.) studied fashion in Ireland & designed costumes for films like "My Cousin Vinny." Her career since has included various ups, downs & middles –- currently, it’s definitely ‘ups’ again –- but that cool post-punk vibe that she’s carried since her early days is never broken. Kerrigan's collection this season remains loyal to her edgy, nonchalant downtown ethos &, at the same time, shows that she readily steps outside her comfortable niche. The casual look of this dress, a key item on the Daryl K. runway, maintains the rocked-out spirit of the designer & flatters like you wouldn't believe. Worn alone as a mini-dress or over slim-cut jeans/pants, this attitude-fueled piece can go from day to night with a change of shoes & a swipe of eyeliner!

Blouses by Twenty8Twelve

Fashion capsules created by celebs may be the topic du jour now, but not many have landed major praise like Twenty8Twelve by s.miller, a collaboration between actress Sienna Miller & her sister Savannah, a Central St. Martins-trained designer who’s lent her talent to biggies like Alexander McQueen & Matthew Williamson. (The label name comes from Sienna's birth date.) The sisters do not merely slap their names & logo on the line, but are deeply involved in the design process -- researching films, art, magazines, & vintage techniques. The result? Rather good fashion wear, & resounding approval.

IN STORE: Anne Tunic & Ophelia Blouse -- two thoughtful, pretty, & utterly wearable designs from Twenty8Twelve by s.miller. Silk, with floral print.