Written By , on September 3, 2015

Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Barneys New York.

Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Barneys New York.

If you’re a Band of Outsiders fan, that sinking feeling is very well justified. The brand, its fashions, its intellectual property and to a lesser extent, its owners are now owned…by someone else. Band of Outsiders if you recalled saw a meteoric rise with the cool kids of the industry, but somehow the company took a left turn and layoffs started to occur, stores started to close and the money…well…what money. The NYTimes has a sort of gory blow by blow accounting followed by a post-mortem on the brand’s demise.

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Written By , on September 2, 2015

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This morning hundreds (exactly 820) of lucky fashion early birds were given the opportunity of a lifetime. Were you one of them? Givenchy gave away upwards of 800 tickets to the showing of Riccardo Tisci’s latest collection. The collection being shown this September 11th, may be a grand spectacle especially since the New York showing is a departure from the normal Paris showing of the collection. So, did you get your tickets and even more importantly, will other designers follow suit?

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Written By , on August 17, 2015

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Wait, Beyonce’s on the Vogue cover and the cast of Empire is in a Mario Testino shoot? Is Valerie Jarett running the White House and guest editing Vogue for the month as well? I kid. But seriously, props to the Vogue staff for putting together a September tour-de-force issue. Weighing in at 832 pages, these September books are quickly becoming items specific for fashion libraries. Sure you can keep your subscription, but recycle every issue except the September book. That book stays with you for years on end. View it here.

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Written By , on August 11, 2015

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Upon seeing this image, my partner in crime, Sam, crossed his legs. But he might as well crawl up into a fetal position because Serena’s pose for New York Magazine’s fashion issue is pretty compelling both from an athletic perspective as well as in highlighting her collection. She dishes on what life might be like after Tennis (keep in mind she’s a couple of championships away from being the most decorated female tennis player in existence – some say she’s already there).

Further in NYMag’s issue is a Fall fashion preview, a look at the 7 stages of womanhood (a pictorial/drawing fest remiscescent of HintMag’s earlier flash-based vignettes) a look at retail powerhouse Net-A-Porter among so many other items. NYMag’s Fall Fashion issue is becoming a must read at every subsequent release. View the Serena article here.

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Written By , on August 11, 2015

There’s something to be said about having one of the world’s most recognizable pop stars wearing your bikini. That something may be akin to you’ve arrived. Prepare for the mad dash rush at the bikini stores. But those in the know have been fans of Lychee Swimwear for awhile, RiRi notwithstanding.

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You can see the full line of Lychee Swimwear here.

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Written By , on July 14, 2015

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What is it about Zigilane Swimwear that has us waiting in anticipation for the swim show later this season? The folks at the office here are marveling at the Australian house’s previous collection primarily because it’s not your two piece fare. You have pieces like the ‘boy scout’ that’s strapless with flared out hips, you have creative uses of the zipper in the black and yellow ‘that bee’, the zebra print ‘mafia’ is curve appreciator. So Zigilane’s upcoming showing may turn swimwear on it’s ear and we’re looking forward to seeing the collection this week.

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Written By , on July 13, 2015

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Yes we’re a women’s site, but not only is the Malan Breton collection a women’s favorite, but the men’s collection shown in the past has been an edgy foray into the designer’s mind. With men’s fashion week happening in New York…courtesy of IMG and with the Malan teaser’s full of intrigue, we wonder what this stalwart will be doing. Stay tuned here (for our sparingly light) coverage.

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Written By , on July 13, 2015

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Denim never looks this good on [insert anyone here], does it? But according to the design denizens of Articles of Society, you, too, yes you, and you, can look good in their pair of denim. The company launched 3 years ago and has been the talk of bloggers everywhere who swear by the product, but they’re starting to hit strides with the new collection and it may not be too difficult to see why. Out of Los Angeles, they craft some of the sleekest fitting denim anywhere. You almost think some photoshopping is going on, but go ahead and zoom in. You’ll see it’s not. Check it out here: www.articlesofsociety.com

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Written By , on July 8, 2015

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You know that two piece that shows way too much without having enough of a stylish or aesthetically pleasing bent? You can ditch that now. Tori Praver’s swimwear collection has always been the answer to the never ending streams of similar-looking bikinis. As evidenced by her website photo above, the female form need not be a dare whiteboard for how much you can show. It can also be the stylish, the comfortable and yes, the sexy, all in one. Praver will be unveiling her collection during Miami Swim and we can’t wait to see what innovations come for the season.

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Written By , on July 8, 2015

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This is the preview image being touted for the Mia Marcelle Miami Swim runway show. If this is any indication of what we’re going to be seeing for the collections, then we’re happy to attend. Amber Wagner’s California lifestyle inspired Mia Marcelle collection has always played the role of feminine informer. Some would say the simplicity of a two piece leaves no room for aesthetic flights of fancy, but Wagner’s made in the USA collection has wowed in the past and is sure to be a celeb favorite especially now with M. Marcelle (her men’s collection) also making a bow.

Miami Swim coverage on Papierdoll starts next week (7/18).

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