What better way to put some spring in your step than to purchase some blooming boots or flower power sneakers? Puns and rhyming aside, floral footwear this season is not only on trend but super functional and surprisingly not too girly.
Rough it up in a pair of DM Floral Print lace-ups with the signature heavy duty Doc Martens sole in black, or don the Shakuhachi Gypsy Riding Boots whose vivid paisley and floral print would look badass contrasted against an all black or white ensemble. And if sneakers are more your poison, add the new navy and white floral Supergras to your collection – they feature chunky vulcanised rubber soles and can be tossed in the wash for a more faded vintage finish. -ELSA DE BERKER
Fun fact: A few weeks ago, I went to my usual Friday night hang–only to find that it was closed for the weekend. The reason? Girls was shooting season three there. (And if you’re maniacal about your Girls spots, it’s Matchless in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.)
We’ve seen massive buns, braids, hair pieces, pigtails…you name it, she’s done it. In season two, it was as if here hair reflected her personal growth; the character who started the series as a tracksuit-loving virgin morphed into this confident 20-something who’d cheat on her boyfriend with doormen. Shosh got crazy.
But in season three, does she actually, literally lose it? Because this hair look might be the craziest we’ve seen yet. There’s a front braid that hangs down like a reverse rat tail. There’s a side ponytail with the ends curled (or maybe it’s just a major case of bedhead). Either way, we can’t say we love it–but it does have us wondering what sort of storylines Ms. Shapiro will be taking on. Any guesses? –REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
We all remember our first time–no, I’m not talking about that. I mean, the first time you split a friendship necklace with a bestie.
For me, I was in fifth grade and my sleepaway camp BFF Chloe was visiting for the weekend. We watched Clueless, made magazine collages, and then my mom drove us to the local toy store so we could get a friendship necklace. It was, in short, magical–and not just because Chloe gave me a Keroppi toothbrush as a thanks-for-inviting-me-over gift.
Instead, it’s because there’s something weirdly deep about deciding with a friend that you’re going to share an accessory–and have it symbolize something. Maybe in our culture, where marriage is conferred with a ring, it’s the equivalent of committing to a person on an emotional level. And unlike an engagement ring, things don’t get messy when the BFF moment fades away; instead, you just take it off and put it in your jewelry box.
If you’ve already got a friendship necklace all locked up, these Home Girls bracelets from Miss Wax offer a perfect alternative–the only question isn’t who you’ll give the other one to, but which half–home or girls–you’ll keep for yourself. Pick a pair up here. –REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
We’re officially coming into bikini season and our office has long been contemplating what in fact our swimwear staples will be–That is, until now.
Bathing suit mecca Everything But Water just released an exclusive collection with Mara Hoffman. The 3 piece capsule features the designer’s trademark neon kleidoscopic print in a caftan, bikini and one-piece (our personal fave). Now all we need is a beach and a pina colada.
Krink is practically shorthand for graffiti–the scribbles you see covering walls and street corners are more likely than not with the help of the US-based brand’s markers and inks.
And Marc Jacobs is practically shorthand for cool–just about everything that comes from the designer, be it Marc, Marc by Marc, or Bookmarc, lands immediately on our must-have list.
So when the two join forces? Yeah, we’re pretty stoked. The two are collaborating on a three-piece collection, featuring a K-12 Paint Marker, a K-47 Permanent Ink Marker, and a K-60 Paint Marker. Nothing tops $14, so you can get a little bit of designer without breaking the bank. Breaking the law? Well, all we can say is be careful. Pre-order your Krink x Bookmarc starting today! –REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
We’ll admit: We had to do a double take when we first saw this photo, because we didn’t believe it was Rita Ora. Red lips? Gone. Done-up hair? Disappeared.
Instead, we have her in what just might be our all-time favorite look from the British musician. Granted, she was out to dinner with her boyfriend, DJ-producer Calvin Harris, in London so there’s a reason she’s glowing, but we also love how fresh her all-white look, punctuated by a boldly colored sweater, looks. No muss, no fuss–and the end result is pretty darn close to spring dressing perfection.
You don’t need the high profile BF to pull it off yourself–just follow along with our picks:
WHY: Because even though there’s nothing we need less than a new striped t-shirt, we insist on collecting as many of them as possible. You never know when you’ll get sick of your other ones or when all 50 of them will be in the wash at the same time! Plus, I doubt you own one quite as French-girl cool as this Joe Fresh one!
“Being a full-time self-employed female musician is no joke. I had a serious ramen noodle $5 a day budget phase–which wasn’t cute,” remembers Tecla, the New York City-based, multi-talented musician (she sings, raps, DJs, and works as a producer). But turns out, all those cheap meals paid off: The experience served as the basis for “Money,” off of her new album We Are The Lucky Ones.
By day, Ian Bradley has outfitted the likes of Azealia Banks and directs editorials for a range of brands, all while spending nights manning the door at The Standard’s rooftop party den, Le Bain. After teaming up with NYLON + DKNY Jeans for a peek into his New York life, Bradley—a stylist and East Village resident–sat down with us and spilled the deets on his go-to neighborhood spots. Read on for both his daytime and nighttime haunts, and that undiscovered neighborhood gem he’s willing to share. --COLLEEN KELSEY