This Week’s Discovery

our printed iPhone cases
Tech fact: Did you know the average woman checks her phone almost 40 times a day? That adds up to around 120 minutes—well, depending on how long it takes to play your Words With Friends turn, choose an Instagram filter or return your mother’s email. Bottom line: You’re on your cell a lot. So why not make sure it looks good—as good as the rest of your outfit—when you use it? Introducing our very stylish iPhone cases (that fit the 4 and 4S), featuring some of the best prints and skins from our women’s collection. That they actually serve a purpose (to protect your smartphone from scrapes and scratches) suddenly seems very secondary.


This Week’s Discovery

vintage PJs
What do you sleep in? If your answer is threadbare sweatpants and a Nelson Twins concert tee or your birthday suit, thank you for being honest but…not on our watch. We’re firm believers that style is a 24-hour affair, and that includes what you get your beauty rest in. That’s why we advise giving your sleep attire an upgrade with this menswear-inspired classic. In cool, crisp shirting cotton finished with a chest pocket, contrast piping and shell buttons, it’s the effortlessly sexy style you won’t want to take off come morning. (In fact, we recommend you don’t—we love the easy feel of the shirt paired with jeans and a messy topknot for day.) So bring on the impromptu pajama parties—you’re officially prepared.


This Week’s Discovery

OGJM jewelry
Introducing our capsule collection of jewelry with a twist (literally). When jewelry designer Jaclyn Meyer paid a studio visit to her friend visual artist Orly Genger shortly before the opening of one of Genger’s large-scale rope installations, she spied a scrap piece on the floor and was inspired to create a necklace. Genger wore it to her opening to rave reviews and OGJM (a combination of both women’s initials) was born. With its unique mix of abstract-art influence, California bohemianism and classic nautical style, it’s no surprise that what started as a show stealer became a line of outfit makers. For our exclusive collection, the pair created a bib necklace using an abstract knotting technique (so no two are exactly alike) and a bracelet crafted from climbing rope. Wearable works of art that cost less than a MoMA membership? How fabulous.
Orly Genger’s Big Boss, 2010, rope with latex paint (installed at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA); Orly Genger’s Puzzlejuice, 2006, nylon rope with latex paint (installed in Riverside Park, New York, NY). 


(photo credits: top, bottom)

Style Stars

the perfect patriotic outfit (you know we love any
holiday that begs us to wear stripes…)

This Week’s Discovery

Superga® sneakers
Turin, Italy: the birthplace of Superga. For over a century, this brand has been making classic
and colorful shoes for the most discerning European women. This particular style was first
created in 1925, and not a single stitch has changed since. Every component is still put together
by hand, then baked (yes, baked) at a very high temperature to create an incredibly durable seal that lasts for years. What has evolved? The prints, colors and materials, which the Superga
design team updates each season based on artful inspiration and top trends. Finally, a stylish
solve for touring the palazzo.


Gayle On: Summer Whites

there’s no better time than summer to play
with head-to-toe white—just follow these easy tips
from Gayle, our head women’s stylist

Calling All Beach Babes

whether you opt for an itsy-bitsy (teeny-weeny polka-dot) bikini or a
high-waisted retro number with screen siren appeal, this summer’s
swim styles were designed to make a splash

This Week’s Discovery

the café capri in kaleidoscope dot
“No one cares about prints and colors quite like the Italians do,” says Creative Director Jenna Lyons. On a trip last year to Ratti, the nearly 70-year-old print house in Lake Como, Italy, she discovered this artful polka-dot print inside the Ratti collection books. The story behind what caught her eye? This geometric motif was hand painted by Ratti’s skilled in-house artisans, who were inspired by a mix of mosaic tiles and ’60s Pop Art. And it rounds out our summer wardrobe with a punch.
Some photos from our design team’s visit to Ratti last year.


The Jewels of Summer

the newest, most special jewelry designs to hit our site
(for the magpie in you…)

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