February 28, 2013

Spotlight on: Beklina

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These "soap rocks" are beautiful and unique. They would make the perfect gift!

Priced at $20 per soap. Shop Beklina soap rocks and more here.

February 26, 2013

YS Look of the Week

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Amy Adams at the OSCARS wearing a grey Oscar de la Renta gown. 

Which OSCARS red carpet look was your favorite? 

February 19, 2013

Streetstyle Sighting

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We're introducing a new column here on Young Sophisticates... "Streetstyle Sighting" posts will be dedicated to streetstyle stars' notable ensembles (think Duma, Issa, Mustaparta). 

Miroslava Duma (pictured above) attends the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 fashion show at London Fashion Week. 

February 17, 2013

YS Look of the Week

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Jessica Chastain wearing a dress from Erdem Resort 2013 collection.

February 15, 2013

Happy Weekend

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With Valentine's Day still fresh in our minds, we're inspired a blush, white, and red color palette today as we go into the weekend. 

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

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This delightful card {I love you Confetti Card, $6} from Sugar Paper is available here

Have a wonderful day! 

February 13, 2013

Runway: Prabal Gurung Fall 2013

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With New York Fashion Week currently underway, it's exciting to see where the fall collections will take us. Prabal Gurung's Fall 2013 collection includes military-inspired looks in a fresh, reimagined way. 

February 12, 2013

5 Questions with: Matthew Edelstein

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Friends & Associates - portrait of Matthew Edelstein, by Jennifer Livingston; lookbook photos by Hugh Lippe

Designer Matthew Edelstein launched his line, Friends & Associates, for Resort 2013. The line is full of pieces inspired by uniform dressing, with a nod to American sportswear. 

We asked the designer about personal style, Friends & Associates' inaugural collection, and his design aesthetic.

Shop Friends & Associates at friendshop.us

How would you describe your design aesthetic? 

MATTHEW EDELSTEIN: Modern and fun.  Fashion can be so serious, I think there's a place for clothes that have an easygoing spirit.  Friends & Associates is a joyful modernity.  

What makes great personal style? 

EDELSTEIN: Great personal style is about confidence.  If you don't think you look amazing in what you're wearing no one else will. 

What was the inspiration behind the Resort 2013 collection?
EDELSTEIN: Resort 2013 is about uniform dressing.  We use uniforms as a starting point to create a wardrobe of singular pieces that work together as a system.  

We take elements from sport, military andworkwear uniforms and envision new pieces that can live outside those specific environments.  

Uniform dressing is a concept that solves problems and makes getting dressed easier.  When you find something you know is going to work it should be available in a range of colors and fabrics from season to season.  It's a civilian uniform.  

Tell us about the color palette in the Resort 2013 collection? 

EDELSTEINThey're crayon colors: hunter green, sky blue, gold, fire engine red, hot pink, purple.  Mixing play colors with black and ivory makes it grown up.  Sophistication from naivete.

There's a strong sense of athleticism and sport in your inaugural collection. Do you feel that sportswear is integral to the brand or more specific to the Resort 2013 collection? 

EDELSTEINAmerican fashion is about great sportswear.  At Friends & Associates, we build on that sportswear tradition and bring it to a new place.  Resort 2013 touches on elements from uniforms: sport, military, martial arts, workwear...even cheerleaders.  We take these inspirations and give them a twist with color and proportion to create something unexpected.  

February 11, 2013

Spotlight on: Caitlin McGauley

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This beautiful jewelry tray, illustrated by artist Caitlin McGauley, is available here

There are more illustrated trays to choose from - 3 other fun designs {elephant; orchids; zig zags} - all available at caitlinmcgauley.com

February 7, 2013

Interior Design Notes

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This clean, contemporary living room is ultra-chic, with its predominantly white color palette.

February 4, 2013

YS Look of the Week

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Kerry Washington wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown. 

February 3, 2013

Retro Glam

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These retro, Fifties-inspired looks somehow feel fresh and modern. Love the quirky details!