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Snob Worthy Links 3.23.11 – Tory Burch We ♥ Japan Tee + Bobbi Brown

The Bag Snob shares beauty guru and chair of the upcoming Dress for Success gala, Bobbi Brown her five essential handbags.

The Beauty Snob relies on Le Métier de Beauté’s Echo Radiance Rouge/Bronzer duet for the perfect summer glow.

The Couture  Snob is picking up a Japan Relief “We ♥ Japan”t-shirt, designed by Tory Burch with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross.

NYFW Runway Report: Tory Burch Fall 2011

  • posted February 23rd, 2011
  • Fashion

When & Where: Sunday, February 13 at 2:15 p.m., the Studio, Lincoln CenterRunway Recap: For fall, Tory Burch continued the jaunt through the ’70s that she began for spring, but this time it was by way of merry old England, as evidenced by a rich mix of patterns, plaid, tweed, and velvet, sometimes all in one look. The collection was more polished and dressed up than last season, but everything still retained that eclectic, carefree vibe that Tory is known for. In silhouette news,  her skirts hovered between the knee and midcalf, and she showed multiple great pantsuit looks–fueling my hope that next fall will mark the return of the trouser. After all, if anyone can bring pants back, it’s Tory Burch.

Standout Look: I like a designer who takes a strong point of view, and what really made me take notice were several pairs of ultra-wide-leg pleated palazzo pants–some solid, some patterned, all very fluid and gorgeous. They almost look like maxi skirts while standing still, but in motion, they have a beautifully fluid movement. This particular look was my favorite instance of the pants–I like the casual jacket and the neck scarf, and, well, this just looks like something I’d wear.

Bonus Points: When I saw the superlong check-in line for this show, I thought, “Oh, no.” But the presentation was actually quite innovative–it was a continuous loop of a runway show (it ran four times total; I was in the first group), and the audience could come or go as they wished (or as the security guards would allow). It was all the good parts of a runway show (like seeing the clothes in motion) with none of the bad parts (waiting 30 minutes for it to start, assigned seating). And after I dashed out to my next show, apparently I missed Kanye West.Where to Buy: Find a boutique near you.

Fashion Week Coverage thanks to our friends at Cheryl Shops

Slip On a Pair of Ultra-Stylish Designer Flip-Flops

  • posted February 1st, 2011
  • Fashion

For those of us with the hard-to-please combination of finicky fashion taste and a hectic busy schedule, it can be difficult to find the perfect summer shoe that maintains a sense of upscale style while still allowing you to get up and go at a moment’s notice. Luckily for us label-loving ladies (who still happen to have a low-maintenance side), many of our favorite designers have created a slew of stunning flip-flops perfect for sun-basking, pool-lounging, and of course, last-minute errand-running when we want something we can slip on quickly without looking sloppy! Opt for something practical that goes with everything, but still lets you show off a little character like these Marc by Marc Jacobs flip-flops or the ever-popular Tory Burch Thora Sandals, which come in a multitude of colors and textures to suit your own personal style. Opt for a spring-festive pop of color like these Diane von Furstenberg ‘Lush’ sandals in turquoise or yellow, or stand out with intricate embellishments like these Giuseppe Zanotti Stone Sandals, or the very whimsical Miss Trish Splash ‘Eva’ Flip Flops!

- Alex Gambardella

Unconventional Striped Sweaters for the Sophisticate

  • posted February 1st, 2011
  • Fashion

There is no better sweater to take you through all the seasons of the year than a relaxed striped sweater. If you prefer to look sophisticated and stay away from pieces that are too busy, a striped sweater is the perfect choice which has been worn by the world’s most beautiful faces and seen, around the world, in the most beautiful places. Long-sleeved and lovely, it’s a classic must-have. Time has proven that its classic casual style  is perfectly adaptable with every recurring favorite pair of jeans or shorts. Easy to accessorize and flattering on almost every shape, this gamine find is a style must-have that ensures that you’ll be wearing it for years to come.

Aside from the original crew neck, long-sleeved design, designers have been taking the classic stripe top and mixing it up with different designs and approaches. From zippers to asymmetrical patterns, check out these sensationally stripey choices to affix into your wardrobe now:

With the perfect drape and a perfect asymmetric hem which streams down both sides, C&C California’s Cashmere Blend Striped Sweater is the most up-to-the-minute find there is.

For the softest version of all, Tory Burch’s Imke Stripe Cashmere Sweater has a flattering wide-neck and superbly stylish dolman sleeves to push your style a little further forward from the pack.

Bring runway to real life with BCBGeneration’s Zip Back Striped Sweater. With its eccentric back zipper, thumb cut-outs, and unique mid-back opening it’s bound to be a hit.

– Mira Torres

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Gumdrops Weekly Trends – Camilla Skovgaard Booties + Tory Burch Cardi

images courtesy Shopping and Info and A Few Goody Gumdrops

Gumdrops Weekly Trends has definitely been trendspotting this week…the latest Mac eyeshadow, Camilla Skovgaard’s whacky platforms and Tory’s fab sweater. Can you spot a fake Fendi? Omg….Guess who is going to Italy? Learn how to be a “fashion designer”! Start reading what the chicest ladies have to say!

Few Goody Gumdrops thinks Camilla Skovgaard has gone over the top with these traffic screeching Caged Booties!
Shopping and Info
loves the sweater by Tory Burch that Elizabeth Banks wore at Sundance to promote her new movie.
TheFind loves the new MAC Jeanius eye shadows, they’re way cooler than your average denim!

Color Therapy: Brighten Up with a Red Handbag

With winter’s dreary weather has me longing for Spring’s brightest hues. I feel like my wardrobe consists of tons of black, grey and navy. First order of business to brighten things up: the Red Handbag. What better way to lighten the mood than with a pop of color on your arm. Whether it’s crimson, candy apple or tomato, a red bag is the appropriate hiccup in the pattern of our every day wardrobe.

Treesje Spokes Crossbody Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Bell
Tory Burch Washed Leather Bijou Hobo Rebecca Minkoff The BF Melie Bianco Shoulder Handbag with Flower

1) Treesje Spokes Crossbody ($215). Love the glossy red leather of this Treesje crossbody bag. Laced with a gunmetal chain. Interior pocket holds id and money. Made from Italian Lambskin.

2) Another Totally Turnlock I can’t live without. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Bell ($228) is a small crossbody bag, perfect for taking out and about. Flap bag and turnlock closure.

3) A rose details this Melie Bianco Shoulder Handbag ($79), adding a bit of femininity to a basic hobo bag. Outer pockets, gold hardware, inner zipper pockets. Made from eco-friendly leather.

4) Glazed, lipstick red Italian leather make the The BF by Rebecca Minkoff($295) truly pop. I’m obsessed with the custom lighter gold hardware – perfectly contrasts with the red leather.

5) The Tory Burch Washed Leather Bijou Hobo ($435) is preppy and collegiate. A classic red hobo with chain strap.

Find deals on your favorite handbags and Shopbop coupons at!

From our friends at Skinnypurse

Cyber Monday Deals from TheFind

We hope you enjoy our roundup of CYBER MONDAY deals, the perfect way to jumpstart your holiday shopping season. Tell us in comments must-have items on your shopping list!

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Cyber Monday-Free shipping site wide at Tory Burch, no threshold! 30% off any purchase of $300 or more. Code: GETGIFTS, *excludes Reva flats, Tory foundation product and giftcards.

Get an extra 25% Off (10% electrics) at the Friends and Family sale at (Free Shipping when you spend $99 or more) Enter promo code:THEFIND at checkout. Valid 11-30-2010 through 12-06-2010

Check Out’s Cyber Monday Sale…Use Code CMLS for 15% Off All Orders…Starts 11.29.10, Ends 12.1.10

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Take $50 off almost every $250 Spent, plus save 30 – 40% on boots, sweaters, coats, fashion accessories, and more. Free Shipping on $100 orders at Bloomingdale’! Exclusions apply. Offer valid 11.29.10 ONLY.

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Cyber Monday Special! Prices reduced up to 60%, plus an additional 10% off, plus free shipping over $30. Use code CMLS at

Cyber Monday only. 20% Sitewide Including Sale items. Use Code CYBER10

Can’t Get Enough: Long-Sleeved Mini Dresses

*Jessica Alba, Lauren Conrad, Vanessa Hudgens*

There is no question that long-sleeved mini-dresses are hot this season. Celebrities like Jessica Alba, Katy Perry and Kristen Stewart have all been seen rocking the trend. There is nothing like a mini-dress to make your legs look miles long. And while it’s sexy to show some skin, we love the look of a long-sleeved mini-dress. Short enough to elongate legs, but still covered up on top. The look is a bit 60’s retro, but modernized by interesting fabrics and cuts.

*Sarah Jessica Parker, Katy Perry, Drew Barrymore*

*Cameron Diaz, Kristen Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow*

Mike Gonzalez Bourdin Silk Pyramid Jacquard Dress Tory Burch Athazer Dress M Missoni Crocodile Intarsia Mini Dress
Rachel Rachel Roy Valerie Dress
Opening Ceremony Tubular Mini Dress
Luc by Lucy 3D Wave Wynona Dress

Metallic panels give this (1) Mike Gonzalez Bourdin Silk Pyramid Jacquard Dress, $304, a futuristic feel that would be perfect for your next cocktail party. Navy sequin stripes dress up (2) Tory Burch’s Athazer Dress, $595. The nude fabric and body-con fit of this (3) M Missoni Crocodile Intarsia Mini Dress, $595, is meant for the daring. But when paired with opaque tights and ankle boots, it gets a bit more wearable. Lace adds a romantic touch to the (4) Valerie Dress by Rachel Rachel Roy, and at $139 + an extra 30% off, it’s affordable too. Would look great paired with a pair of tough motorcycle boots. 3D fabric takes the (5) Luc by Lucy Wave Wynona Dress, $88, to a whole new level, and the jewel-tone hue is so luxe. Finally, (6)Opening Ceremony’s Tubular Mini Dress, $345, is a more casual take on the sweater dress. We’d live in this and wear it alone or with leggings.

What’s your take on this trend?

*Celeb images from*

From our friends at Skinny Purse

Cheryl Shops Runway Review: Tory Burch Spring 2011

  • posted September 15th, 2010
  • Fashion

Where & When: Wednesday, September 15 at 9 a.m., the Studio, Lincoln Center

Runway Recap: The two main stories this Fashion Week have been Minimalism and ’70s; count Tory Burch in the latter camp. Her spring collection was a colorful mix, incorporating bright orange, canary yellow, and pale pink, with navy, khaki, and cream mixed in–and as with all of her collections, it was the perfect combination of preppy, ladylike, and bohemian. There were work-friendly collarless jackets and silk blouses, weekend-perfect linen dresses, and even some sequins for nighttime. The ’70s influence came across in colorful peasant dresses, midcalf skirts (the new length for spring), flared trousers, and even a Baja pullover (remember those?). Also on display: her bags, shoes, and jewelry, all of which are sure to please Tory loyalists and maybe convert a few new fans.
Standout Look: There were so many appealing looks in this collection, but I kept going back to this model in the printed blouse, yellow flared pants, and leather-and-canvas purse (which I am truly in love with). I had counted myself firmly in the skinny-pants camp, but these are the pair that just might make me a flare-leg convert.

Bonus Points:
Instead of doing a presentation in the cramped Box space, Tory opted for the larger Studio with, miracle of miracles, a raised runway. And just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, Kanye West and Anna Wintour arrived (not together), and Tory herself gave them a tour of the collection. Here’s the photographic proof.

Where to Buy: Click here for stores.

From our friends at Cheryl Shops

Snob Worthy Links 8.13.10 – Miss Gusto Punk Rebel + L’Wren Scott Lancome Collab

The Bag Snob has found a sassy and on trend handbag with all of the must-have details of the season – chain swag, slouchy shape, zipper detail and cross body strap. It is the Miss Gustto ‘Punk Rebel Bonnie’ Faux Leather Bag, and best of all at $98 it won’t put a dent in your wallet.

The Beauty Snob previews L’Wren Scott’s makeup collection for Lancome. You’ll have to wait until November to get your hands on this capsule collection, which includes a red lipstick, lip gloss and nail polish.

The Couture Snob has her eye on Phoebe Philo’s feathered Fall 2010 Collection for Celine.

The Shoe Snob is a fan of Tory Burch’s Lug Soled Bootie for fall – it is a perfect blend of utility edge and feminine chic.

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