After an unsuccessful search to find unique, comfortable clothes for their own children, Jessica Chappel Kremen and Lily Brown sought out their own fix. Together, they launched their kids apparel line, Worthy Threads, in May.
On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Liza Byrd’s new location in The Shops at Kenilworth was bustling.
Many props to Ms. Charms Chic for turning us on to the fabulous new designs from The Moon Life clothing– a local designer making clothes as funky and interesting as Baltimore itself. The Moon Life is specifically a street wear clothing and art company founded by artist Nate Gonzalez. The company’s look brings together a grounded and urban style with a cosmic sensibility that uses images evoking other worlds and dimensions you didn’t even know existed. Try one of these awesome pieces on and you may well be transported to another dimension of cool.
It’s been a rough month for Jos. A. Bank. First, Men’s Wearhouse takes it over, and over the weekend Saturday Night Live hilariously knocked the quality of the local menswear company’s suits, characterizing them as more absorbent and affordable than paper towels!
Harbor East invites you to get your haute on at the ultimate style fête, the third annual FashionEASTa: The Fashion Event! On Saturday, April 26 Baltimore’s chicest shopping destination takes center stage and highlights the fashions of some of its most notable retailers. Guests are welcome to shop in-store specials and style events, groove to live entertainment, and savor cocktails and light fare from Harbor East restaurants street-side. The festivities culminate with a showcase of the best of spring fashion as the hottest looks hit the runway for the FashionEasta Fashion Show!
Take a peek at the pictures and see who would be your choice if you could cast a vote before the real panelists — Maria Dennis, show host on radio station 106.5, Hillary Geisbert, style editor at Baltimore magazine, and Janelle Diamond, Editor at Baltimore Bride — take over.
Ah, spring. Sunshine, flowers, warm weather. We’ve been waiting for this for too long, right? And yet, I don’t think I’m alone when I say that lately, whenever there’s a warm, sunny day, I actually have a moment of being terrified—upset, even. I’m so used to my winter wardrobe (my uniform, I’ve taken to calling it) that I’m actually not ready for something that doesn’t involve my well-worn layers of drab-colored wool. So consider this as much a self-help (as in, help for myself) mission as a public service announcement. Spring is here, and it’s time to re-boot the wardrobe, and it’s been so long that we should probably seek the help of a professional. Or several. That’s why we checked in with some of the boutiques at Green Spring Station and asked them each for their one top pick for Spring 2013.
For those who want to go Easter egg hunting in style (warning: this may have to mean avoiding grass stains, mud, and using one’s shirt as a napkin), the PGA Official kids line arrives at Wee Chic! The line is spot on with one of 2013’s biggest trends in kids’ clothing. According to parenting.com, this season is all about “pretty patterns, hipster formal and lots of yellow!” And getting the little ones into these formal looking duds doesn’t have to be a chore. Wee Chic’s dedication to carrying only comfortable cuts in high quality fabrics means that this collection can satisfy both you and your child’s fashion standards. Created in collaboration with design genius Paul Nguyen, the collection is described by Nguyen himself as “country club meets California cool.” Now available for boys and girls at Wee Chic.
Well, there’s always one rule-breaker in every crowd. When asked for their one (we repeat, one) top spring item, the enthusiasts at FRESH! Boutique just couldn’t whittle it down. Well, the more the merrier, we say. FRESH’s take:
“First, we are really excited to showcase Max & Cleo’s strapless print dress this season. Prints are extremely in, as well as the high-low cut of the dress; This dress is sure to be a hot item.”
Indeed, Fashion Week 2013 could have easily been renamed “Prints on Parade Week,” as far as we could tell. Everyone from Paul & Joe to Moschino had gorgeous, colorful prints going up and down the runway. Other pieces FRESH just happens to be excited about:
“Bailey 44‘s black and nude Madrid Dress is heading the leather and lace theme that is expected to take off for Spring. With its leather bust and black lace and nude bottom, Bailey 44 has created one of our favorite items for this trend. “
“Finally, pastels have become more saturated for this Spring and Black Halo does a beautiful job with their ice colored Dallas Dress; it is definitely a classic Spring look with a twist.”
The cool, seafoam shade is exactly the color The Cut reports to be the “in” color of the season.
This spring, fashion website Refinery 29 has been pushing espadrilles, and who are we to argue? Meanwhile, the folks at Matava Shoes tell us that vibrant colors will be all the rage for spring; so how to get the best of both worlds? With the Vidoretta “Gita,” an espardrille wedge with an orange suede upper and adorned with a matching flower accent for $135 that puts you on trend for spring and summer. Though your toes might shiver to think of these right now, in a few weeks, you’ll be glad you’ve got them.