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

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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

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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.

 

Wednesday Obsessions: Off the Grid Places for Wedding Gifts/Registry June 13, 2012

Filed under: Lifestyle — Deb Johns @ 7:52 am
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Yo Deb readers, welcome to the eighth 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!

OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO REGISTER FOR A WEDDING:

-This couple registered at John Derian in NYC, and you should consider having your guests purchase from this chic boutique, too! John Derian’s stores, the Home Goods store and the Dry Goods store have exactly what the unique decorator wants – from crisp white terracotta pottery from Astier de Villate to classic prints from artist Hugo Guiness.

-we often feature Fishs Eddy kitchen products on the blog, so it’s only fitting that you can register for that same kitchenware for your wedding! we love tons of pieces from Fishs Eddy, but to name a ‘top 5′, look to this purveyor for printed glass tumblers, kitschy serving utensils and trays, dish towels and dishes, as well as a selected assortment of beautiful vintage pieces.

-another Yo Deb staple is Jonathan Adler for his brightly colored and always good-spirited home decor… register for throws and blankets, for pop-inspired canisters and for custom needlepoint pillows; we are recently most loving his table linens, found here.

-Barneys New York is especially known for high fashion clothing, but have you ever opened the stylish Pandora’s Box that is the Home section? Absolutely browse here for chic extras that would fit perfectly in all ‘fashionista’ homes! we love any of the vases from designer Tracy Glover for a small pop of color on a coffee table.

-similar to the Barneys gift registry and just as aesthetically appealing is the bridal salon & registry at Bergdorf Goodman; in our fantasy bride/groom scenario we’d craft thank you notes to guests on Bernard Maisner hand-painted snake cards…

-in the last of the NYC home stores we are longtime fans of go-to establishment ABC Carpet and Home, which houses uncommon ethnic and vintage goods alike, made in pieces from large furniture to small picture frames… a perfect color contrast to the Astier de Villate white terracotta pottery from John Derian would be the black Zani & Zani colander from ABC Carpet and Home.

-a favorite designer of one of our employees hand-blows glass and pottery, called Simon Pearce, a chic company based in Vermont… find classic to modern pieces that will look good in today’s home and will continue to fit stylishly years from now, even if your aesthetic may have changed. Simon Pearce bowls and stemware would be our standby choices.

LAST, BUT NEVER LEAST…

Although the Bungalow brands SCOUT and FoFlor don’t necessarily have places to register for your wedding, we have some great products that fit the bride and groom bill for a life soon to be lived ‘happily ever after’… pair SCOUT‘s Junque Trunk in Ombre Charles with FoFlor‘s Brick Springfield Large Rug; the SCOUT Trash Cache in Barbara Stripesand Blue would be another great addition to the home, especially alongside FoFlor‘s A New Shore Area Rug!

 

Planning Your Outfit in Anticipation of a Wedding’s Color Story: Pink June 12, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:51 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!

PINK PICKS IN DRESSES & COMPLEMENTARY SHOES:

Clockwise from top left: Emilio Pucci Lipstick Pink Ruffle Dress; Gianluca Capannolo Sleeveless Dress; Marc Jacobs Duchesse Satin Prom Dress; Giambattista Valli Colorblock Cocktail Dress with Bustle; Gucci Betty Open-Toe Mary Jane Pump; Marni Metallic Leather and Suede Platform Mary Jane Pumps; Charlotte Olympia Flora Ankle-Strap Pump; Sergio Rossi Lady Jane Shoe.

 

Planning Your Outfit in Anticipation of a Wedding’s Color Story: Yellow June 11, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 8:00 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!

YELLOW PICKS IN DRESSES AND COMPLEMENTARY SHOES:

Clockwise from top left: Carolina Herrera Colorblock Dress; Alice + Olivia Crayola Off the Shoulder Ruched Dress; TopShop Gem Beaded Bodycon Dress; Monique Lhullier Full-Skirted Cocktail Dress; SCOUT Carry’All in Monaco Stripe; Miu Miu Check Bow-Detail Slingback Pump; TopShop GAME High Pointed Courts; Giuseppe Zanotti Neon Colorblock Platform d’Orsay; Manolo Blahnik Stigmatic Watercolor Ribbon Halter.

 

Moonrise Kingdom Inspires Retro Fashion: Suzy’s Style June 8, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:19 am
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Filmmaker Wes Anderson is back this summer after a successful debut at Cannes of his new film Moonrise Kingdom. While the plots of his various films tend to include affecting yet charming stories, it is the style of the characters and sets that leaves us most mesmerized… and, rest assured, Moonrise Kingdom will deliver when we get to sit down for it in theatres after its wide release (the film is in limited release currently, in NYC and LA). Get a sneak peak at the style of several characters in this film as we lead you ‘from the set to the street’ with unique suggestions for your wardrobe, inspired by Scout Master Ward (Ed Norton), the mother and wife Laura Bishop (Frances McDormand), the husband and father Walt Bishop (Bill Murray), and the daughter/star-crossed lover Suzy (Kara Heyward).

THE ‘PREPPY WEDNESDAY ADAMS’ LOOK:

Clockwise from top left: (Kara Heyward as Suzy in Moonrise Kingdom, photo courtesy of Focus Features); Huishan Zhang Dress; Raoul Shirt Dress; Keds for Opening Ceremony Collared Silk Dress; Vintage Lace Shift Dress; Manolo Blahnik Campari Pump; Type Z Lolla Mary Jane Pump; Nine West Sheryl in Floral; Dolce & Gabbana Mary Jane Leather Pumps; SCOUT Sally Go Lightly in Barbara Stripesand Blue.

 

Moonrise Kingdom Inspires Retro Fashion: Walt Bishop’s Style June 7, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:23 am
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Filmmaker Wes Anderson is back this summer after a successful debut at Cannes of his new film Moonrise Kingdom. While the plots of his various films tend to include affecting yet charming stories, it is the style of the characters and sets that leaves us most mesmerized… and, rest assured, Moonrise Kingdom will deliver when we get to sit down for it in theatres after its wide release (the film is in limited release currently, in NYC and LA). Get a sneak peak at the style of several characters in this film as we lead you ‘from the set to the street’ with unique suggestions for your wardrobe, inspired by Scout Master Ward (Ed Norton), the mother and wife Laura Bishop (Frances McDormand), the husband and father Walt Bishop (Bill Murray), and the daughter/star-crossed lover Suzy (Kara Heyward).

SEERSUCKER, MADRAS AND BROGUES:

Clockwise from top left: SCOUT Original Deano in Monaco Stripe; GH Bass Jolene Oxfords; Cole Haan Allisa Oxfords; TopShop Maddie Mint Eva Sole Brogues; Brooks Brothers Cotton Madras Plaid Jacket; Rugby Edana Madras Jacket; Forever 21 Madras Blazer; J. Crew Seersucker Bermuda Short; Veronica Beard Seersucker Short; Rugby Marcellin Seersucker Pant; (Bill Murray as Walt Bishop in Moonrise Kingdom).

 

Wednesday Obsessions: Classic ‘Summer’ Films June 6, 2012

Filed under: Lifestyle — Deb Johns @ 7:33 am
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Yo Deb readers, welcome to the seventh 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!

FAMILIAR STORIES:

We recommend picking up the latest issue of Town & Country (June/July 2012 issue) to learn more about the ‘old school’ style of summer camps, the institutions of which are having a great resurgence in the US in number of  participants and quality of program. Carry DVDs, snacks and the magazine in SCOUT‘s Uptown Girl in Racey Lacey (the pattern of the summer!).

SNACK ATTACK:

Purchase large tins of delicious Dale and Thomas Traditional Popcorn; Izze Sodas have natural ingredients and are a thoroughly refreshing treat during the heat of summer; Kaia Chili Lime Kale Chips are a salty and zest version of this healthy, natural snackfood; Chocolate Covered Confections from Ann Marie’s in Minocqua, WI make the perfect sweet snack; grab some Nut Crunches from Fastachi, they’re an easy hand-held version of snacking on mixed nuts.

QUINTESSENTIAL MOVIES AND MOVIE SNACKS:

-the funny summer classics: Caddyshack is the country club classic that follows the idiotic exploits of club and staff members, each one crazier than the next; Meatballs is a coming of age film that chronicles the lives of campers and their camp counselor one summer at Camp North Star; National Lampoon’s Vacation watches the Griswold family drive cross-country as they endure one catastrophe after another at the hands of their reckless (though loving) father and husband, Clark, who just wants to get to Walley World.

-the summer camp classic, both versions: The original Parent Trap is a classic from generation to generation that sheds light on the various experiences at summer camp as well as some not so typical American family dynamics – so perfect for all audiences, this film has stood the test of time even through the release of a second version with an all new cast and reinterpreted plot-line; the newer version of the Parent Trap maintains the sassy pair of twin sisters as well as their unique family dynamics, but this one introduces a couple more character stories that are as funny and charming as the overall tone in the first film.


-the ‘sisterhood’ classics: Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, a classic teenage film based on the original novel about four best girlfriends who spend most of their time together but all of a sudden realize they won’t be near each other for one summer, so they share the ‘traveling pants’ (a pair of jeans) between each experience to help stay in touch; Now and Then, another classic for every group, from young girls to grown women, follows the lives of four best girlfriends from one eventful summer in their 60s suburban town to the present day, where their friendships remain less close but unspoiled.

-the Summer of ’42: Summer of ’42 is a coming of age story of a young, anxious boy’s attempts to portray himself as a man, and, in doing so, he learns of love and loss.

 

 
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