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For Your Neutral Consideration: White and Ivory in Separates and Shoes June 21, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:02 am
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This week on Yo Deb we encourage you to shift your fashion focus from neon- to neutral-hued pieces. We’ve got metallic, army surplus, white and black stories in which we provide you with our top 4-5 suggested summer separates, as well as several pairs of shoes and a SCOUT canvas piece to carry… Neon’s been having a great run, but we think it’s time for a sophisticated switch in style, so ditch the hot pink and plan some neutral outfits to pair with likeminded VaniLLa Bean! 

SWAP SUMMER BRIGHTS FOR SUMMER WHITES:

Separates, from left to right:

Rag & Bone Leonard Pleated Crepe Dress; Ralph Lauren Nevis Sheer Jersey Doulbe-Layer Irina Ruffle Top; Valentino Silk-Blend Gazar A-Line Dress; H&M Blouse.

Shoes and SCOUT, from left to right:

Giuseppe Zanotti Pattern Heel Sandal; Yves Saint Laurent Off-White Textured Patent Leather Tribute Sandals; SCOUT Daytripper in VaniLLa Bean Black; Christian Louboutin White Peep-Toe Pump; Givenchy White Vittoria Zip Heels.

 

Fresh Squeezed: Orange-Themed Finds from the Dallas Trade Show June 20, 2012

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Reporting from the Dallas Trade Show

Fresh-Squeezed: Orange-Themed Finds

We are currently showing at the Dallas Trade Show for the upcoming Fall/Winter season. Our booth, located in the Design FINDS section, is surrounded by amazing products from all around the world. The show is just starting today and a color trend has already emerged! Orange is everywhere! Of course, Deb knew this would happen months ago, so we came prepared. Take a look at our orange-themed finds and check out even more on SCOUT’s Pinterest!

 

Wednesday Obsessions: NYC Summer Roundup

Filed under: Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 7:09 am
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Yo Deb readers, welcome to the ninth installment of our weekly newsflash for all things up-and-coming, ‘Wednesday Obsessions’. We are excited to bring you the latest info on people, places and things being discussed around the world and around the world wide web. Start following us to receive an email each week when a new W.O. post is published!

NYC STORE NEWSFLASH:

-If you have the dough to spend – and even if you don’t – enjoy a rich fashion experience at Five Story NY, a new multi-level store (it’s in an Upper East Side townhouse) that is both well-curated and filled with friendly sales associates, each of whom holds an impressive amount of fashion knowledge to answer questions about designers featured in and out of the store. Eloise may have had a room at the Plaza, but we’re clawing for a room at Five Story NY! Read a fantastic feature on the store here, courtesy of the NYTimes; and check back for a re-vamped web site here.

-If you associate summer with classic surfer motifs and beach sents, engage your summer senses with a visit to Warm Boutique in NoLita, which houses clothing designs from Tracy Feith, Swildens, and M. Patmos, to name a few… check out the Daily Candy’s feature here; check out the store’s web site here.

-La Sirena is a cool boutique down by the Bowery where you can find great Mexican Art and Day of the Dead collectibles… For those looking for a more ‘catered’ flea market experience, stop by this store on your next lazy Sunday. The store web site can be found here.

NYC FOOD-FLASH:

-Georgetown Cupcake (for those who care) has opened an NYC outpost in uber-trendy SoHo.

-In actually fab eatery news, The Park in Chelsea is a perfect destination for attentive service, delicious and innovative cuisine, as well as a very hip interior with a ‘greenhouse’ style vibe. Visit The Park’s web site here, and see a solid review from NY Magazine here.

-Also in Chelsea, Cookshop is becoming better and better known as more people flock to its doors for the delicious, often locally-sourced food as well as the easygoing vibe in its kitchen. The cuisine is taken from Mediterranean and American concepts (a win-win as far as we’re concerned!); find directions & hours as well as a history of the restaurant here.

-Check out some of NYC’s best food trucks, as selected by NYC editors at Refinery29. Our favorites include Comme Ci Comme Ca for yummy Moroccan (and don’t miss the cous cous, so fluffy!); Frites n’ Meats, which gets meat and cheeses from well-known NYC restaurants; Milk Truck Grilled Cheese, which boasts the ‘perfect’ proportions of cheese to bread to condiments – and delish milkshakes; Taim has out of this world falafel, and is about to set up in a new downtown outpost – stay tuned!

-Without a doubt our newest food obsession is Tacombi, a Mexican taqueria ‘village’ of sorts – you’ll need to see it to believe it – SO cool! The NYTimes did a quick review from when it first opened a couple of years ago. Visit the main web site for the menu and locations here.

-LIVE LIFE ‘BY THE BEAN': though coffee addicts can be pretty strictly ‘by the book’ in terms of what they like and who’s brewing it for them, but we recommend you check out the following NYC coffee shops for nifty vibes and, most importantly, coffee that gets the job done and leaves you (of course) wanting more…  Toby’s Estate comes to Williamsburg, Brooklyn originally from Australia, and thank goodness they decided on a US outpost! – with great coffee but also great instruction by the T.E. team for brewing your own, you may find it tough to class any other bean institution so high on your list; located in Midtown, Zibetto Expresso Bar has been hailed by NY Magazine as “pulling and serving the hands-down best espresso drinks we’ve had in recent memory” – see their full review here, and visit the main web site here; Magnolia Bakery’s Rockefeller Center outpost is conveniently located nearby Zibetto so you can have your (cup)cake and eat it, too!.

WE <3 NY:


-See war and pop influences in perfect competition with each other at MoMA’s James Rosenquist: F-111 exhibition.

-At the Met don’t miss Tomas Saraceno’s Cloud City – buy tickets and sip on strawberry lemonade as you view the city and sun ‘On the Roof’. Learn more about the exhibition and view installation photos here.


-We never miss the opportunity to sit and watch Shakespeare in the Park – to take in the energy of NYC and its fantastic base of actors (some in from LA for the summer, others off the set of Broadway plays), but this year is special, because the Delacorte Theatre is now home to these productions 50 summers running! Click here for upcoming performances.

 

For Your Neutral Consideration: Surplus Plus in Separates & Shoes June 19, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:24 am
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This week on Yo Deb we encourage you to shift your fashion focus from neon- to neutral-hued pieces. We’ve got metallic, army surplus, white and black stories in which we provide you with our top 4-5 suggested summer separates, as well as several pairs of shoes and a SCOUT canvas piece to carry… Neon’s been having a great run, but we think it’s time for a sophisticated switch in style, so ditch the hot pink and plan some neutral outfits to pair with likeminded VaniLLa Bean!

A SURPLUS OF SURPLUS:

Separates, from left to right: Barbour Khaki Safari Jacket; Alexander McQueen Hand-Embroidered Cotton Drill Military Dress; Barbara Bui Lace-Up Detail Dress; By Malene Birger Urita Embellished Ramie Jacket.

Shoes and SCOUT, from left to right: SCOUT Weekender in VaniLLa Bean Black; Penelope Chilvers Safari Suede Boots; Alexander McQueen Leather Peep-Toe Ankle Boots; Vivienne Westwood Bondage Boot; Vic Matie Metallic Cowboy Boots.

 

For Your Neutral Consideration: Metallic Separates & Shoes June 18, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 8:57 am
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This week on Yo Deb we encourage you to shift your fashion focus from neon- to neutral-hued pieces. We’ve got metallic, army surplus, white and black stories in which we provide you with our top 4-5 suggested summer separates, as well as several pairs of shoes and a SCOUT canvas piece to carry… Neon’s been having a great run, but we think it’s time for a sophisticated switch in style, so ditch the hot pink and plan some neutral outfits to pair with likeminded VaniLLa Bean!

MAKE A METALLIC SWITCH:

Dresses and tops, from left to right: Calypso Kimono Dress; Vince Sequin-Embellished Crepe Top; Sequin Scatter Prom Dress by Dress Up TopShopAllSaints Progression Top; Herve Leger Bandage Dress with Coated Trim.

Shoes and SCOUT, from left to right: Pierre Dumas Sandal; Chloe Gaza Metallic Leather Ballerinas; Jimmy Choo Whirl Suede and Metallic Leather Ballet Flats; Sperry Topsider Authentic Original Gold Boat Shoes; SCOUT Tote-All Package in VaniLLa Bean.

 

Planning Your Outfit in Anticipation of a Wedding’s Color Story: White June 15, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:13 am
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For the daytime or nighttime wedding, for the formal or the informal, we’re lining up four dresses a day in various cuts and hues within a bride’s possible color story for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday posts on Yo Deb. There’s no need to look like a bridesmaid – don’t worry, we’re not just throwing silk charmeuse numbers at you and saying “roll with it” – however, if you know your bride prefers a certain color or set of colors, we say help her reach wedding day bliss by wearing one of her favorite hues in your dress and/or pair of shoes!

Dressing for weddings often means ‘following the lead’ with the execution of your outfit’s accessories, and we do encourage that (hey, weddings are all about tradition, even today). That said, there’s a bit more room to explore these days… you could wear a shoe ‘dyed to match’ (classic) or opt for a more contemporary pick by wearing something high-contrast that serves as more of an ‘accent’ in color and/or pattern. Both picks are guaranteed to photograph well, something which the bride will thank you for later!

WHITE DRESSES & COMPLEMENTARY SHOES:

Clockwise from top left: L’Wren Scott Ivory Belted Combo Dress; Zac Posen Cap Sleeve Crepe Dress; Michael Kors Lace-Detailed Boucle Sheath Dress; Victoria Beckham Jacquard Cocoon Minidress; Prada Crystal Bow Sandal; SCOUT Totes Ma Goat in VaniLLa Bean; Fendi Swirl Cutout Colorblock Sandal; Miu Miu Glitter Heel Patent Pump; Renee Caovilla Lace T-Strap Sandal.

 

Planning Your Outfit in Anticipation of a Wedding’s Color Story: Nautical June 14, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:18 am
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For the daytime or nighttime wedding, for the formal or the informal, we’re lining up four dresses a day in various cuts and hues within a bride’s possible color story for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday posts on Yo Deb. There’s no need to look like a bridesmaid – don’t worry, we’re not just throwing silk charmeuse numbers at you and saying “roll with it” – however, if you know your bride prefers a certain color or set of colors, we say help her reach wedding day bliss by wearing one of her favorite hues in your dress and/or pair of shoes!

Dressing for weddings often means ‘following the lead’ with the execution of your outfit’s accessories, and we do encourage that (hey, weddings are all about tradition, even today). That said, there’s a bit more room to explore these days… you could wear a shoe ‘dyed to match’ (classic) or opt for a more contemporary pick by wearing something high-contrast that serves as more of an ‘accent’ in color and/or pattern. Both picks are guaranteed to photograph well, something which the bride will thank you for later!

NAUTICAL-THEMED DRESSES & COMPLEMENTARY SHOES:

Clockwise from top left: Vanessa Bruno Athe Jersey Knitted Shoulder Dress; Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Effect Dress; SCOUT Gift Bag in Barbara Stripesand Coral; Cynthia Rowley Strapless Bow Dress; Kate Spade Stretch Cotton Jillian Dress; Marni Two-Tone Textured Leather Pumps; Oscar de la Renta Floral Print Fabric Pump; Manolo Blahnik Striped Pumps; Oscar de la Renta Two-Tone T-Strap Pump.

 

 
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