Sunday, March 30, 2014

Salvador Dali for Lanvin

This 60's era ad for Lanvin chocolate features the irresistibly cool Salvador Dali for one unforgettable statement making cameo.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Statement Necklace from Comme Des Garcons

Indulge in the return of the maximal statement making necklace for Fall 2014 with this circa 2005 collaborative cardigan from Comme Des Garcons that features a spray of pearls, and a trompe l'oiel Ligia Diaz necklace to boot.

Comme Des Garcons Cardigan: $202

Friday, March 28, 2014

Flashback Friday: Richard Prince & Louis Vuitton

As we eagerly anticipate scoring finds from Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton, we look back in awe at previous designer Marc Jacobs' collaborative collection with artist Richard Prince, circa Spring 2008.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Most Wanted: Prada Spring 2014 Sport Sandals

Leave it to Miuccia Prada to have us wanting to try her take on sporty Velcro flatbed sandals for a spin.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Current Mood: Brooding Anita Pallenberg

As we bid adieu to a messy winter and welcome spring, it's time for one more round of donning our favorite winter garb and furs.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Inspiration: Celine's Artful Brows

With make-up being clean and low-key chez Celine, the label's Spring 2014 mismatched curving brows caught us by surprise, quite pleasantly.

And while they are a challenging proposition to master, they do make for one arresting statement worth a go.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Just In: Party Peplum from Lanvin

From 80's era Lanvin comes this forever chic little black skirt suit that boasts curved shoulders and a sublime peplum hem making it a special go-to, for day & night.

80's Lanvin Black Peplum Suit: $288

Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Flashback Friday: Grace Jones Inimitable Style

When it comes to high 80's fashion, there's few who can compete with musician and actress Grace Jones' untouchable stylings. From Alaia to Jean-Paul Goude, Jones has worked with the best and many of the flawless images her and Goude produced, still ring cool today.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Word-up, it's International Happiness Day

Sit back and chill out this very first day of a well deserved Spring and celebrate International Happiness Day. Not quite sure what it all means, but relax -don't worry, be happy!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Inspiration: D&G's Odd Couple, 1999

This late 90's ad campaign for Dolce & Gabbana's D&G line surely evokes more cool than the precise cinematic homages the label has been presenting as of late.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Most Wanted: Runway Sneaks

No worries, it's just as savvy to rock a pair of New Balance's as it is the Chanel hybrids above - but they do look so cool for now (even for Chanel, dare we say).

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pretty In Pink with Viktor & Rolf

Ultra femme in pink matte satin, this dashing Viktor & Rolf blouse features a tiered ruffled detachable neckpiece for a giddy ode to retro movie star glamour.

Viktor & Rolf Pink Ruffled Collar Satin Blouse -$148

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Just-In: J.W Anderson Quilted Pullover

Back from our hiatus, we're happy to continue along with contemporary updates to our vintage stock and this J.W Anderson pullover is a major score. In signature form, the sci-fi meets 70's living room vibe this top elicits is sure to look forward thinking for years to come.

J.W Anderson Plaid Upholstery Pullover -$268

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Most Wanted: One's a Charm at Celine and Louis Vuitton

Leave it to two of the coolest designers on the scene, Phoebe Philo at Celine and Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton, to channel retro styling with a single statement making earring.
At Celine, the look was handcrafted with found objects that while covetable, look like they could be good fun reproducing on your own. And at Vuitton, Ghesquiere turned a logo moment into something abstract, modernist and vaguely ethnic. Truly too cool.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Classic Vintage: Gianni Versace's Baroque Silk Shirts

Each week we'll be highlighting iconic designer must-have's that are both highly covetable and original to boot.

First up, we pay homage to the late great Gianni Versace, whose inimitable printed silk baroque blouses were all the rage from the hip-hop scene, to the colorful Palm Spring's retiree's from the late 80's and on.

We at Vnyc have been lucky enough to come across these vivid tops every now & then and as you can imagine, are always on the lookout for a new score.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Inspiration: 90's Self Styled Icons

While we're digging all of the sober & sleek minimal minded styles showing face on our favorite runways, we'll never tire of admiring the self stylings of some of our top 90's icons. Here's looking at you Chloe Sevingy and Lady Miss Kier.

Flashback Friday: John Galliano for Christian Dior S/S 2003

Although we've taken a liking to simpler presentations, there's no denying the jaw-dropping charm of John Galliano at Christian Dior. His flawlessly executed S/S 2003 collection for the house inspired by Hindu religious celebrations, above.

More Inspring Highlights from Paris Fall 2014

Alexander McQueen
Miu Miu

Francoise Hardy, Not So Serious...

Since it's a bore to look too serious when it comes to your attire we bring you a 60's era Francoise Hardy, kitted out on a playful shoot for inspiration.

Optical Prints Rule at Dries Van Noten Fall 2014

On the eve of a career retrospective, Dries Van Noten delivered a winning collection of pop-art swirls, floral collages and relaxed sportswear that was enviably cool and elegant at once.

Must-Have Coats at Christophe Lemaire Fall 2014

Over the past few years Parisian designer Christophe Lemaire has won us over with his quiet elegance at both his eponymous label and at Hermes, and his oversized Fall 2014 toppers are at the top of our inspiration lists.

Mini Trunks at Louis Vuitton Fall 2014

Our bets are on Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquiere's adorable mini shoulder purse trunks creating quite the cult following come Fall 2014.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Nicolas Ghesquiere Debuts at Louis Vuitton Fall 2014

Seldom does being an insomniac deliver a payback as when something as special as Nicolas Ghesquiere's historic debut at Louis Vuitton goes livestream from the runway. That being four in the morning...
Set to a soundtrack mocking his 'copycats,' Ghesquiere delivered the sci-fi tinged cool he's known for.

Quintessential Prada for Fall 2014

Approaching 30 years in the runway game, there were plenty of signatures on hand to guarantee a good show.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Most Wanted: Trussardi's Fall 2014 Leather Sweatshirt

Trussardi's take on the sweatshirt trend whipped up in slick black leather and topped off with a gilded crest made for a lust worthy update to sweatshirt dressing.

Inspiration: Lamé Overload

Blame it on 13 grueling snowstorms and the requisite need for cumbersome layering, or point away at minimal decadence chez Alber Elbaz at Lanvin, but we're feeling the midas touch when taking in a 80's era Ines De La Fressange in repose.

Ever Want to Be Her?

Any self described fiend can attribute their initial eagerness towards fashion by trying to cop the look of their favorite personas with glorious abandon, and that friends, is one of the most intoxicatingly indulgent joys of self styling.
Who better to look to when attempting to channel the girl on your mental mood board then industry veteran Andrea Linett, and her approach to real-world style at I Want To Be Her?

Finding Inspiration on the Red Carpet at The Oscars

What made for an undeniably boring ceremony gave way for a handful of divine looks from Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o giving her generation Audrey Hepburn appeal in custom Prada, to Diane Kruger in sublime Valentino and Catherine Martin in lush Prada Pre-Fall.

Diane Kruger in Valentino
Catherine Martin in Prada

Inspiration: Comme Des Garcons by Hajime Sawatari

From Catalog 'No.38 Octobre 1978' by Hajime Sawatari.

The Stale State of Streetstyle

It sure isn't what it used to be... Remember when streetstyle was about spontaneous creativity and making what was on hand work like never before seen?

Most Wanted: Comme Des Garcons Rings

Always on the prowl for a statement making baubles, these chunky Comme Des Garcons numbers could easily make us the baddest in the ring.

Played Out...

Sometimes fashion media and reportage can be, dare we say it: boring, insincere and too small of a world.

The Right Touch at No. 21 Fall 2014

Always able to capture the cool-girl spirit of the moment, No. 21's fanciful assortment of relaxed yet embellished options was paved with charm and just the right amount of elegant quirkiness.

A Limitless Range from Christopher Kane Fall 2014

A whopping 56 covetable exits made Christopher Kane Fall 2014 a blockbuster of a ride with so much masterful finery on hand to once again prove his reigning prowess over his generation.

New Romantics at Simone Rocha Fall 2014

Leave it to Simone Rocha to take winning Comme Des Garcons tropes and give them a fresh and naïve spin, such as with her take on distinctive ruffles for Fall 2014. In short, it made for a flawless outing.

Cozy Knits at The Row Fall 2014

Sucker's for whatever may come down The Row runway, we're mad on the hunt for oversized, extra-chunky knits similar to their upcoming Fall variety.

Normcore at Altuzarra Fall 2014

Think what you can of #Normcore, as while we aren't on board for propagating what we consider a refusal of beauty (you must be basically good looking from scratch to don 'mom' jeans with swagger), we do like to think of it in a completely different way.
Take Joseph Altuzarra's continual twists on everyday staples. One season it was clever takes on railroad stripes, and for Fall we've got our eyes on his deluxe reworking's of another piece of Americana; the polar fleece jacket. We for one, never thought we'd ever want to wear one until Altuzarra dreamed his up in shearling.