Archive for September, 2011

Day 2

Day two began hazy and I hoped that the weather would finally cool down.

We began our day viewing the Pierre Balmain collection. It is the second line of Balmain which is more wearable and easier approachable. With Bandana prints on maxi skirts and silk jackets as well as chain work on little black dresses and safety pin detailing on eroded tees, the essence of the rock and roll girl is very prominent.

The next visit was to Edun. I loved the collection today for its bright colors in raspberry, sea blue, and olives. There were slinky easy trousers, degrade denim shirtdresses, and silk printed kimono dresses.

I particularly loved their new t-shirt line which were designed by school children in Uganda to “draw what you want to be when you grow up”. The result? School teachers, Nuns, and farmers. Of course 100% of the sales of these tees go directly back to the school in Uganda.

Preen came next and it is definitely one of my favorites this season. Candy colors and tetris type prints dominated the pieces. There were crepe blazers in sugary yellow and Pepto pink, multi colored sequins covering an entire dress, and sweet little lace frills on hems, collars, and sleeves.

Today we didn’t get to see as much as we had planned as so much had come up in the day; which really means just so much more in the next few days.

Ta Ta!

Spring 2012 Buying Trip- Day 1

Bonjour Bonjour!

Snobby is back in the City of Lights!

The buying trip for Spring 2012 began today in a very strangely warm Paris for October.

We began at Louboutin where we spotted neons, spikes, lace, color blocking, and Daffodils are clearly here to stay.

Next stop was the extremely pretty and girly showroom of Erdem. Blues dominated but there were also specks of coral and yellow. A definite Summer collection with new off the shoulder necklines, pleating, and decadent sequins.

My favorite piece was a vanilla based navy lace trench coat; it was frothy and sheer and just delicious.

Go to Page 2 for plenty more.

Get the Look: Sarah Jessica Parker

This week, the look we are referring to involves a gorgeous pair of bronze shoes from Nicholas Kirkwood. Sarah Jessica Parker is known to be a huge fan of this brand, and she wore the exact same pair that has just been added online this week! The bronze heels feature metallic cracked leather, a sheer mesh panel, and a bow tie with tassels at the front. With this much design detail, they are guaranteed to steal the show! Sarah paired the heels with a metallic dress and soft waves. Get her Nicholas Kirkwood shoes here.

Zero + Maria Cornejo and more..

If you’re on the prowl for casual, flattering dresses then you will find the piece for you by Zero + Maria Cornejo. Her beautiful new Fall 2011 collection features color blocking and soft fall tones.

Another collection you have to see is David Szeto. The silk prints and soft wool seperates are as feminine as they are stylish. Some fabulous Balmain blazers have also hit the store if you’re searching for a jacket with a serious WOW factor!

Come by AlOthman soon to view all of these pieces.

Emma Watson in Oscar de la Renta

Emma Watson stepped out for a Harry Potter red carpet premiere in a Fall 2011 Oscar de la Renta gown. The gown has a soft gold hue mixed with icy blue tulle layers all the way down the skirt. With such a dramatic design, Emma knew better than to overwhelm the look with too many jewels. Instead, she kept it simple with slicked hair and drop earrings. The Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011 gown is available at AlOthman.  

Just in!

This week’s additions include contemporary designer Alexander Wang. Must-have accessories from Nicholas Kirkwood and Jason Wu are also in the mix! 

From Alexander Wang we have some funky pieces like this mint green foil-appliquéd satin dress or this white sheer blouse with a multicolored doodle print.

Statement shoes from Nicholas Kirkwood can be the perfect addition to any simple outfit. These blue leather lace-up peep-toes with light blue lace detail are extremely unique and flattering on the foot. If you prefer a more simple option, these pink satin pumps with a pearled platform are beautiful.

From Jason Wu , we have great everyday bags. If you’re into shoulder bags and totes, we actually have BOTH! This chic beige leather tote bag with black leather trim and silver hardware is a great piece, and is also available in brown.

Browse What’s New now to see it all!

NEW at AlOthman

So many new things are at AlOthman this week, I don’t even know where to begin! First of all, we are very happy to announce that Victoria Beckham‘s Fall 2011 collection is here. There are both tight and loose fitting styles available in a perfect color palette that includes yellow, olive, and deep red.

New pieces fron Edun are both feminine and flattering (below). There are seperates as well as dresses to choose from in dark fall colors. Alice by Temperley also has a great new collection in-store including dresses, blouses, and even winter coats.

A few select pieces from Hakaan have also arrived, including a cropped fur and leather jacket. What else is new? Funky DVF totes that will fit literally everything you need. Come in for yourself and shop till you drop!

The Olsen Blog

If you love the Olsen Twins, a.k.a. the brains behind two of our fabulous brands Elizabeth & James and The Row, then you will love this blog. Olsen’s Anonymous is filled with high quality pictures of the twins in street style shots, high profile events, photoshoots, fashion shows, and basically anything they attended with photographers present! There are even shots of their fabulous sister Elizabeth on the blog. If you have some time and love the twins, give the blog a click.

Get The Look: Swizz Beatz & Will.i.am

The shoe brand that has taken the world by storm has now crossed over to into the men’s fashion realm. From loafers to sneakers, Christian Louboutin has been creating some amazing designs over the past few seasons that have caught the eyes of many celebrities including Kanye West and Pharrell.

Producer Swizz Beatz is a huge fan, and has been seen rocking the red soles in many different styles for quite a while now (spotted here in Louboutin’s “Rollerboy” loafers). Another celebrity embracing the Louboutin trend is Will.i.am of the Black Eyes Peas, also seen in the denim version of the “Rollerboy” loafers.

Get the look with these denim spiked rollerballs available online. Whether you are looking to dress up or down, or even looking for a great gift, browse though our collection of mens Louboutins now to satisfy your sole cravings!

AlOthman is now on Twitter!

It’s official, you can now follow AlOthman on twitter to get all of the latest updates on what’s new in store, what celebrities were spotted in one of our pieces, and what’s coming up soon! It couldn’t be easier, just follow @AlOthmanFashion and we will keep you updated all the time!