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It’s In the Jeans: II

When it comes to rocking the latest J Brand printed denim styles from Saks, Something Navy blogger Arielle Nachmani has it in the shopping bag

It’s Contemporary Week at Saks, check out how Something Navy blogger-stylist Arielle Nachmani styled printed denim styles by J Brand in an exclusive photo shoot for SaksPOV. Stay tuned all this week to see how Arielle styled all four looks! Says Arielle,  “A lot of my readers know I dress pretty feminine, I’m very much a girly girl. I loved the sparkles in the sweater and the tie dye denim. It looked perfect with the light pink bow clutch and the pink Louboutins. I would wear this every day.” MAIN IMAGE: Sweater, Theyskens’ Theory, $425; Shirt, Alice + Olivia, $330; Jeans, J Brand, $198; Shoes, Louboutin. Photographed by KSW, Assistant Eleanor Sarway, makeup by Mugi for Dolce & Gabbana. It’s In the Jeans: Part I, It’s In the Jeans:…

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It’s Contemporary Week at Saks, check out how Something Navy blogger-stylist Arielle Nachmani styled printed denim styles by J Brand in an exclusive photo shoot for SaksPOV. Stay tuned all this week to see how Arielle styled all four looks!

Says Arielle,  “A lot of my readers know I dress pretty feminine, I’m very much a girly girl. I loved the sparkles in the sweater and the tie dye denim. It looked perfect with the light pink bow clutch and the pink Louboutins. I would wear this every day.”

MAIN IMAGE: Sweater, Theyskens’ Theory, $425; Shirt, Alice + Olivia, $330Jeans, J Brand, $198; Shoes, LouboutinPhotographed by KSW, Assistant Eleanor Sarway, makeup by Mugi for Dolce & Gabbana.

It’s In the Jeans: Part I, It’s In the Jeans: Part II, It’s In the Jeans: Part III, It’s In the Jeans: Part IV


Yigal Makes The Cut

Yigal Azrouel’s Cut25 line is all about fun, fearless fashion

When Israeli-born designer Yigal Azrouël launched a new brand concept, Cut25, in Fall 2010, he knew there was a girl out there looking for a collection with a “youthful, effortless and free-spirited” edge. As it turns out, he was right. Here, the designer speaks with us about how this collection came to be and what sparked inspiration for Spring 2012. I chose the name Cut25 because… The word “cut” describes my design process. I work a lot by draping various fabrics on a model or mannequin and finding the design that way. Essentially, I drape the fabric and then cut it. The number 25 is the numerical value for the letter “Y.” I consider it lucky. With Cut25, I wanted to create a brand that…

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When Israeli-born designer Yigal Azrouël launched a new brand concept, Cut25, in Fall 2010, he knew there was a girl out there looking for a collection with a “youthful, effortless and free-spirited” edge. As it turns out, he was right. Here, the designer speaks with us about how this collection came to be and what sparked inspiration for Spring 2012.

I chose the name Cut25 because…

The word “cut” describes my design process. I work a lot by draping various fabrics on a model or mannequin and finding the design that way. Essentially, I drape the fabric and then cut it. The number 25 is the numerical value for the letter “Y.” I consider it lucky.

With Cut25, I wanted to create a brand that would…

Deliver progressive but wearable fashion to a broader range of consumers who want designer quality at a more affordable and accessible price point. I imagined it for a youthful and free-spirited girl, someone with a little bit of edge.

The Cut25 girl is different than the Yigal Azrouël customer, but they are also a bit similar since…

Both customers dress in an effortless and cool way. The Yigal Azrouël woman is a bit more refined and sophisticated. While the Cut25 girl is young and whimsical and more progressive with her fashion choices. The Cut25 girl has her own sense of style but she is definitely aware of the trends going on in fashion.

For the spring 2012 Cut25 collection, I was inspired by…

Eighties’ surf culture, as you see in the electric colors and techno-washed fabrics. We experimented with combining minimal and clean lines and voluminous and light forms. The clothes definitely have an understated yet edgy punch. There is a bit of athleticism paired with more feminine silhouettes.

Yigal Azrouël photographed by Mimi Ritzen Crawford

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Fashion Star: Episode 3

Terron gives his takes on episode three of Fashion Star

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the third episode of Fashion Star, this may ruin the surprise. It’s re-airing with alarming frequency on E! if you’re interested. Kara’s Little Secret This week, I bought another whimsical, architectural look from Kara Laricks for Saks. What’s stunning is that Fashion Star was the very first time that Kara worked on full-sized bust forms. In the past, she had only ever designed on miniature mannequin figures. I’m not sure how she has come to possess such a remarkable understanding of shaping and draping from pint-sized prototypes. Fashion Loves Sport  Of all the looks I saw this week, Orly’s was the most on-trend. Her dress had a body-conscious shape, clean lines, color blocking and bright stripes, adding a sporting…

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SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the third episode of Fashion Star, this may ruin the surprise. It’s re-airing with alarming frequency on E! if you’re interested.

Kara’s Little Secret

This week, I bought another whimsical, architectural look from Kara Laricks for Saks. What’s stunning is that Fashion Star was the very first time that Kara worked on full-sized bust forms. In the past, she had only ever designed on miniature mannequin figures. I’m not sure how she has come to possess such a remarkable understanding of shaping and draping from pint-sized prototypes.

Fashion Loves Sport 

Of all the looks I saw this week, Orly’s was the most on-trend. Her dress had a body-conscious shape, clean lines, color blocking and bright stripes, adding a sporting touch to everyday clothing. You’re seeing that urban sport look everywhere this spring. Of course, the upcoming Olympics have a lot to do with that. Last week I was in London, where Stella McCartney unveiled her Olympic uniforms for Great Britain. She raised many an English eyebrow by adding a touch of baby blue to the Union Jack. But the real story was the convergence of the worlds of high-end athletics and aesthetics. Lebron James sat in the front row at a Michael Bastian fashion show (pity the view of the person behind him). To challenge for sailing’s America’s Cup, a Prada yacht will have to win the Louis Vuitton Cup. Yohji Yamamoto teams up with Adidas, H&M with David Beckham, and Ralph Lauren with every sport from polo to tennis to auto racing. The runway isn’t that far from the stadium after all.

What did you think?

What’s your favorite sport-fashion collaboration?

And did we send the right person home this week on Fashion Star?

Let me know in the comments…

 

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Hunger Games Style

Taken with the buzz of The Hunger Games, SaksPOV imagines Katniss Everdeen in the arena with nothing but style

What Would Katniss Wear? Fend off wild animals? Sure. Save her little sister from an impossible fate? Without hesitation. Capture the hearts and minds of readers across the globe? Most definitely. The Hunger Games protagonist Katniss Everdeen has singlehandedly captured the collective imagination.  On the eve of the movie’s release, SaksPOV imagines what the fierce and fabulous Katniss, in the film played by Jennifer Lawrence might choose to wear in the arena. SHOP THE LOOK: Alexander Wang Stadium Laser-Cut leather Halter Dress | Marc by Marc Jacobs Packable Backpack | Giorgio Armani Over-Sized Metal Shield Sunglasses | Ann Demeulemeester Leather Gladiator Sandals | Alexander McQueen Ayers Snakeskin Knuckle Duster Clutch

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What Would Katniss Wear?

Fend off wild animals? Sure. Save her little sister from an impossible fate? Without hesitation. Capture the hearts and minds of readers across the globe? Most definitely.

The Hunger Games protagonist Katniss Everdeen has singlehandedly captured the collective imagination.  On the eve of the movie’s release, SaksPOV imagines what the fierce and fabulous Katniss, in the film played by Jennifer Lawrence might choose to wear in the arena.

SHOP THE LOOK: Alexander Wang Stadium Laser-Cut leather Halter Dress | Marc by Marc Jacobs Packable Backpack | Giorgio Armani Over-Sized Metal Shield Sunglasses | Ann Demeulemeester Leather Gladiator Sandals | Alexander McQueen Ayers Snakeskin Knuckle Duster Clutch


Bright Now

Saks’ Denise Magid shows how to take center stage in high voltage hues from Diane von Furstenberg, Rag & Bone and more

As Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Contemporary Sportswear, Denise Magid’s job at Saks is to be ahead of every trend from the latest in denim (prints, color) to the most fabulous emerging designers in the category (Gryphon, Kimberly Ovitz). And right now Denise’s is thinking across the spectrum – as in sharp, bright, prismatic colors that add some punch and fun into her wardrobe. Here, Denise gives SaksPOV readers a sneak peek into her shopping list for spring and how to wear them. Be sure to hit up your local Saks stores as well as Saks.com during Contemporary Week for the latest and greatest looks! SHOP THE LOOKS: rag & bone/JEAN Skinny Jeans | Helmut Lang Arid Crepe Pullover | Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash…

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As Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Contemporary Sportswear, Denise Magid’s job at Saks is to be ahead of every trend from the latest in denim (prints, color) to the most fabulous emerging designers in the category (Gryphon, Kimberly Ovitz). And right now Denise’s is thinking across the spectrum – as in sharp, bright, prismatic colors that add some punch and fun into her wardrobe. Here, Denise gives SaksPOV readers a sneak peek into her shopping list for spring and how to wear them. Be sure to hit up your local Saks stores as well as Saks.com during Contemporary Week for the latest and greatest looks!

SHOP THE LOOKS:

rag & bone/JEAN Skinny Jeans | Helmut Lang Arid Crepe Pullover | Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow | Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer | Rag & Bone Silver Tuxedo Jacket | Diane von Furstenberg Fleurette Dress | Alexander Wang Aida Perch Textured Suede Platform Pumps | Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Falabella Foldover Small Tote

Photograph of Denise Magid by KSW