FASHION | WOMEN

  • AGENT PROVOCATEUR GLORIA BASQUE BLACK

    AGENT PROVOCATEUR GLORIA BASQUE BLACK

    Barely-There Beauty.

    At TheLUXURIAN, design is an obsession. So it should come as no surprise that we pretty much love the entire Agent Provocateur lingerie collection. Flawlessly beautiful with an audaciously unpredictable edge, in particular, the basque in super sheer black tulle decorated with intricate tattoo-style floral French embroidery is supremely stunning. The sheer bra is a padded silk quarter cup, while the tantalizing, curve-defining bones and waistband are silk bound. A scalloped black bow and smooth silk straps are the final luxurious touch.

    This is next level luxury...so indulge. (Gents: gifting alert! And, you're welcome.)

    Agent Provocateur Gloria Basque Black, $505; agentprovocateur.com

     

  • CYNTHIA ROWLEY HUDSON MINI SATCHEL

    CYNTHIA ROWLEY HUDSON MINI SATCHEL

    Hold Everything. (Or at least the Necessities)

    Looking for a new, casual bag that's high on style but easy on the plastic? Then check out this new stunning satchel from Cynthia Rowley. This suede and leather navy cutie with velvet stripe detail and gold hardware is just the thing for a fun night out on the town. With an adjustable, removable, velvet strap in striking accent colors and lined interior, when you sport this satchel, you'll prove good things really do come in small packages.

    Carry on, ladies!

    Cynthia Rowley Hudson Mini Satchel, $95; cynthiarowley.com

     

  • McQ BY ALEXANDER McQUEEN DRAPED JERSEY DRESS

    McQ BY ALEXANDER McQUEEN DRAPED JERSEY DRESS

    Drape Yourself in Luxury.

    At TheLUXURIAN, we're always looking for the perfect little black dress, and this beauty from McQ by Alexander McQueen fits the bill nicely.

    And with Spring finally here (we know, right?) it's a great style to work into your day-to-evening wardrobe. The cut and the draping is flattering to just about any figure and the jersey fabric makes it a great go-to packing item for travel. We especially like how the crewneck and cutoff shoulders lend a little bit of muscle-tee toughness to a matte jersey dress. For us, this is just about the perfect combination of simply luxury—easy on the eyes and at a price that’s easy on the checkbook.

    Pair with your favorite booties or sandals and you're ready to rock this LBD.

    McQ by Alexander McQueen Draped Jersey Dress, $435; nordstrom.com

  • MONCLER GRENOBLE MELBREAK JACKET

    MONCLER GRENOBLE MELBREAK JACKET

    Winter Wonder. 

    We’re not out of the woods yet this Winter which is why we can’t stop raving about this thin little beauty from the famed clothiers at Moncler.

    Their new Grenoble Melbreak women’s jacket is a proof that you can both summit K2 and look good while doing it thanks to its sleekly cut, stretch technical nylon. The wind proof gaiter at the bottom and subtle removable fur collar add even more warmth for those outdoor strolls off the slopes, say in the 7th Arrondissement.

    Stay warm. Stay thin. Stay gorgeous.
    Moncler Grenoble Melbreak Women's Outerwear; $1,395; store.moncler.com
  • ALEXANDER WANG DRAPED POCKET DRESS

    ALEXANDER WANG DRAPED POCKET DRESS

    Draped in Chic. 

    At TheLUXURIAN, we love the mad design skills of Alexander Wang. The recipient of the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund is a true expert at capturing the spirit of relaxed sophistication mingled with the insouciance of downtown chic.

    Case in point, his Draped Pocket Dress in imported silk. Its sleeveless, sleek design is perfect for a night on the town or as your go-to dress for all those summer weddings. It’s a confident cut that will carry you in style no matter what the occasion.

    Think of it as your little black dress, deconstructed.

    Alexander Wang Draped Pocket Dress, on sale, $267; neiman marcus.com

  • RACHEL ROY DECO TORTOISE CLUTCH

    RACHEL ROY DECO TORTOISE CLUTCH

    You've Earned Your Stripes.

    Now go enjoy your bad self when you sport this lovely luxe tortoise clutch from Rachel Roy. Adorned with signature detailing and a lucite striped Art Deco pattern, it's perfectly sized for all your evening essentials and will easily take you from drinks to dinner to well into the evening.

    Rachel Roy Deco Disco Tortoise Clutch, $89; macys.com

  • MANOLO BLAHNIK MADE-TO-ORDER BB BOUTIQUE

    MANOLO BLAHNIK MADE-TO-ORDER BB BOUTIQUE

    Manolo Blahnik. Custom. Enough Said.

    Ladies, this just in. What better way to treat yourself than to a pair of Manolo Blahnik pumps made just for you? It’s the ultimate in personalization thanks to Neiman Marcus and this best-selling Manolo Blahnik BB pump, inspired by the French siren Bridget Bardot. It’s the perfect cross between sophisticated and sexy. Even better, this luxe customization (on through June 30th) lets you personalize heel heights and choose from an incredible array of twenty colors to suit every taste and style.

    True, it takes six weeks to receive your shoes from Italy. But remember, good things come to those who wait!

    So run, don’t walk to the internets. Sexy just got personal.

    The Made-to-Order Blahnik BB Boutique, 105mm heel, $595; neiman marcus.com

  • OLD NAVY WOMEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT OMBRE SCARF

    OLD NAVY WOMEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT OMBRE SCARF

    Pretty in Pink. And Orange.

    Old Navy, good on you! Way to get that even though it’s getting warm out, sometimes it's nice to have a chic little something on hand as a wrap for cooler evenings.

    Enter the Ombe Fringe Scarf, a soft, lightweight gauze scarf that’s on trend in capturing just the right amount of neon without trying too hard. Classy, yet casual, it’s the perfect go-to accessory when you want just a pop of color.

    It also comes in an ombre blue shade, but at TheLUXURIAN, we're a bit partial to this lovely pink and orange combo.

    So go on—highlight your wardrobe in style!

    Old Navy Women's Lightweight Ombre Scarf, On Sale, $15; old navy.gap.com

     

  • ANN TAYLOR INNER CIRCLE SILK COTTON CAMP SHIRT

    ANN TAYLOR INNER CIRCLE SILK COTTON CAMP SHIRT

    Let’s Get Graphic.

    This Spring, black and white is the in thing. So get your luxe on with this silk cotton camp shirt in a charming dot print. It’s a wear-anywhere piece that’s on trend but also timeless.

    Pair it with white jeans or a pencil skirt — suitable for the Hamptons or the board room. And speaking of the board room, we like this dressed up with a black and white clutch and layered with some gold glam for that finishing touch.

    Dot is all.

    Ann Taylor Inner Circle Dot Print Camp Shirt, $68; ann taylor.com

  • TORY BURCH SHARP SQUARE SUNGLASSES

    TORY BURCH SHARP SQUARE SUNGLASSES

    Orange is the New Black.

    Spring, ah, the most hopeful of seasons. It’s a time for ditching your gloves and breaking out your favorite shades. And while usually, we recommend sunglasses according to individual style and face shape, we’re certain you'll love how these Tory Burch sunglasses flatter your features. The sleek square design along with the gradient lenses offers a little mystery, but doesn't overpower your look.

    We could add that they’re made in Italy and offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. But really, it’s how stylish they’ll make you look that we love.

    So stay cool while grabbing some shade!

    Tory Burch Sharp Square Sunglasses, $165; neiman marcus.com

  • BLACK CHAMBRAY WOMENS DESERT WEDGES FROM TOMS

    BLACK CHAMBRAY WOMENS DESERT WEDGES FROM TOMS

    These Shoes Were Made For Giving.

    TOMS is making a fashion statement by running a company that delivers creatively designed shoes and eyeware while on a mission to help change lives. Case and point, their One For One Movement, where a new pair of shoes is given to a child in need with every pair purchased.

    At TheLUXURIAN, we're loving this business model and recommend the smart black chambray women's desert wedge for starters. It's a closed-toe, rope lace-up wedge fashioned with downtown walkabout comfort in mind. It's versatile enough for dressing up or down and has a sensible heel for all-day wear. (Guys, there's some nice styles for you as well, if you're feeling in the spirit.)

    So get your give on and get a fab fashion find in the process!

    TOMS Black Chambray Women's Desert Wedges, $84; toms.com

  • CALVIN KLEIN VIVIANNE HIGH HEEL SANDALS

    CALVIN KLEIN VIVIANNE HIGH HEEL SANDALS

    Star Turn.

    At TheLUXURIAN, we believe every day should be a red carpet day. Which is why we consider these glam yet affordable heels from Calvin Klein a go-to accessory for your next Oscars appearance or that special first date.

    Pair them with a skirt to turn heads or wear them with skinny jeans for a high-low vibe.

    They come in gorgeous gunmetal metallic and also in black snake, bright pink florescent, and rose gold.

    With a look this sexy, you may want to start rehearsing your acceptance speech.

    Calvin Klein Vivianne High Heel Sandals, $120; macys.com
  • BLUE REBEL FROM SWATCH

    BLUE REBEL FROM SWATCH

    The Boyfriend Watch.

    Sure, it's a watch that's intended for a man and is a size that would look great on a gentleman’s wrist. But frankly, we suspect it’ll look even sexier on a woman. Any time and anywhere.

    Which is why we’re declaring the water-resistant Blue Rebel from Swatch a confident timepiece that’s perfect as your daily go-to wrist wear. Pair with Buddha beads, your fave chain link from Tiffany or a simple leather band if you like. Whether you choose to accompany your Swatch with other wrist gear, or not, this is a piece that can dress up or down seamlessly.

    And at an oh-so-reasonable Swatch price, we recommend a nice bottle of Dom to celebrate your thrifty yet chic sense of fashion.

    Gentlemen, take note. Be a rebel—buy two.

    Blue Rebel Watch from Swatch, $70; swatch.com

  • MANOLO BLAHNIK PINK SUEDE PUMP

    MANOLO BLAHNIK PINK SUEDE PUMP

    Sole Mate.

    At TheLUXURIAN, we're always smitten by the classics. And these pink suede stilettos from Manolo Blahnik are yet another reason to swoon.

    The perfect shoe to pair with skirts or jeans—dressed-up and especially great dressed down—these vibrant fuschia beauties will take you just about, well, everywhere. We know you already shine all on your own. But we're thinking they'll be your crowning accessory for that dinner in Palm Beach where you'll be sure to channel a modern version of your inner Grace Kelly.

    Handmade in Italy (natch), with 4" heels and leather soles, get ready to be pretty in pink.

    Manolo Blahnik Pink Suede Pumps, $595; barneys.com

  • GUCCI 'NOAH' HIGH HEEL CUTOUT PUMP

    GUCCI 'NOAH' HIGH HEEL CUTOUT PUMP

    Haute Holidays.

    Ladies, there are shoes, and then there are shoes. And these red raspberry patent stilettos from Gucci are definitely the latter. With a d'orsay cutout and a lady-like design, you can pair these with just about anything—from jeans to your favorite Grace Kelly holiday dresses.

    So channel your inner sophisticate and enjoy all that may come with daring to wear a red shoe.

    (There's also six other variations to choose from—brocade leather, black patent, black suede, zebra print, python, and light powder patent—so you're covered with a variety of designs to suit your mood.)

    Gucci 'Noah' High Heel Cutout Pump, $525; gucci.com

  • MASON BY MICHELLE MASON LACE MINI SKIRT

    MASON BY MICHELLE MASON LACE MINI SKIRT

    Yard Work (and Play).

    Say hello to your new leaf lace mini skirt. While it's got a bit of a summery vibe, this mini from the Mason by Michelle Mason line at Barney's can take you through multiple seasons and looks. Whether paired with tights, your favorite band tee and a dressed up jacket or worn bare-legged for the holidays, this little number is sure to fit easily into your wardrobe. The contrast brushed cotton leaf lace overlay and exposed back zipper makes it feel substantial and luxe.

    So slip into this for a great look out on the town; the yard work can wait.

    Mason by Michelle Mason Leaf Lace Mini Skirt, $280; barneys.com

  • GLOBE-TROTTER + SOPHIE HULME ATTACHE CASE

    GLOBE-TROTTER + SOPHIE HULME ATTACHE CASE

    Her Majesty’s Secret Luggage.

    Ladies, it’s time to get your Bond on with this sleek, stunning collaboration between Globe-Trotter and British womenswear and accessories designer Sophie Hulme.

    We can imagine you on covert ops, undercover in glamorous style across the globe with these hand-crafted pieces made using original Victorian machinery at the Globe-Trotter factory in Hertfordshire.

    If the exterior isn’t sexy enough, the interior of the cases are completed with a striped silk lining, coordinating with the designer’s first full ready-to-wear collection. Each case comes with a leather and brass luggage tag, and the attaché cases are finished with a brass card holder and detachable leather shoulder strap.

    The collection is produced in three different colors; Ivory/Natural, Navy/Navy and Navy/Burgundy. But frankly, we’re guessing no matter which color you pick, they’ll be stopping you at Customs—if only to get a second admiring look.

    Globe-Trotter + Sophie Hulme Attaché Case, $1899-$3128; globe trotter 1897.com

  • TORY BURCH TIE-WAIST NAVY CARDIGAN

    TORY BURCH TIE-WAIST NAVY CARDIGAN

    A Good Cardigan Is Hard To Find.

    At TheLUXURIAN, we love a great cardigan, but the classics with sleek styling seem to be rare these days.

    Enter Tory Burch to save the day with the debut of this navy ribbed knit number, called the Portia. The longer style fits over your fave leggings or jeans, and with a blend of wool/poly/and cashmere, it's got just the right mix of fabric for you to still feel the luxe. Don't like the gold buttons? Off they go, easily replaceable with a subtler option.

    That's a wrap, ladies!

    Tory Burch Tie-Waist Portia Navy Cardigan, $295; neiman marcus.com

     

  • MICHAEL KORS GENIVEE CALF HAIR OPEN-TOE BOOTIE

    MICHAEL KORS GENIVEE CALF HAIR OPEN-TOE BOOTIE

    Say Hello To Your Perfect Transitional Boot.

    Michael Kors is known for his ability to produce polished, sleek, sophisticated American sportswear again and again. (He's also now known for his ascerbic wit on-camera, on Project Runway.) And with this fabulous transitional bootie, he's hit the mark once more. With just the right amount of glam-meets-comfort (there's a rubber sole, after all), this ankle number with silver hardware, open toe and elastic gores shaping the back of the heel will work with just about any of your Fall/Winter looks.

    Wear this boot, and the world is your runway.

    MICHAEL Michael Kors Genivee Calf Hair Open-Toe Bootie, $195; neiman marcus.com

  • MONCLER SKI COATS

    MONCLER SKI COATS

    A Moncler State of Mind.

    As much as we hate to admit it, Winter is around the corner. But, fear not, there is a silver lining. In a word, Moncler.

    Whether you're schussing in Chamonix, boarding in Boulder, or just walking to grab a coffee, the new ski coats from Moncler are deliciously suited for all occasions. Designed to be ultra contemporary—yet with a slight retro nod to Roger Moore while skiing with Lynn-Holly Johnson in For Your Eyes Only—this is a brand that's molto stylish for men and super sexy for women.

    Your apres ski just got a haute fashion boost.

    Moncler Gaelle Vest for Women, $675; Moncler Hector Jacket for Men, $1395; moncler.com

  • TOM FORD UNISEX DARK HAVANA GLASSES

    TOM FORD UNISEX DARK HAVANA GLASSES

    Seriously. Stylish. Specs.

    Is there anything this guy can't do well? Tom Ford introduced his new eyewear line for men and women, and TheLUXURIAN not only approves, we're smitten. This eyewear collection is beautifully constructed in Italy, art-y, and free of all that bling that so often plagues frames these days. Just straightforward, no nonsense design—kinda in the same vein as other modern classics such as Mies van der Rohe, the Bauhaus and Eames.

    In particular, we're loving these unisex semi-rounded square beauties in dark havana. Substantial and perfect for the office (hello, art directors), the gallery, the ballet or pretty much whatevs.

    Go ahead. You know you want to.

    Tom Ford Semi-Rounded Square Fashion Glasses, Dark Havana, $400; bergdorf goodman.com

  • ANN TAYLOR DELANEY STACKED PUMP

    ANN TAYLOR DELANEY STACKED PUMP

    Colour Your World. 

    Beautifully, with this knockout shoe from Ann Taylor.

    Styled in navy haircalf—yes, navy—with a stacked platform and a turqoise suede heel, this is a stunner that can add some kick to any outfit whether you're dressing up jeans or bringing color to your board room classics.

    When you want to liven up that dreary day or dull date? You've got more options. It also comes in a daring oxblood and red heel combo. And, luxe joy—both styles are currently 30% off with the online code 30FALL.

    Ann Taylor Delaney Haircalf Stacked Platform Pumps, $228, ann taylor.com

  • CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE VELVET LIP COLOUR

    CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE VELVET LIP COLOUR

    The Perfect Pout.

    Ladies, while Fall is a relatively short season, the easiest way to invite Autumn into your wardrobe is by sporting a beautiful, luminous new brown shade on your lips. At TheLUXURIAN, we're loving this sophisticated, refined beige from Chanel. It works great with with pale skin tones and goes with virtually everything. And it has just enough matte color to be noticeable but still sheer enough to keep them guessing.

    Pair this with anything—your jeans, tee and your new suede—and you're good to go. Now that's lip service.

    Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colour, Shade: La Delicate, $32.50; chanel.com

  • NEIMAN MARCUS BROWN LEATHER BLAZER

    NEIMAN MARCUS BROWN LEATHER BLAZER

    Meet Your New Blazer.

    When you slip into this stylish brown leather blazer from Neiman Marcus, you'll no doubt be commenting on how much it feels like butter. TheLUXURIAN loves the softness and fitted tailoring of this caramel, cognac colored beauty with notched collar from the NM private label collection. What we love even more? That it's a classic and is just $148 marked down from $425.

    Pair with jeans and a tee, and you've got pure, simple luxury. Kinda like butter.

    Neiman Marcus Private Label Leather Blazer, sale $148; neiman marcus.com

  • TORY BURCH MATTEO CUFF

    TORY BURCH MATTEO CUFF

    Make Your Statement.

    At TheLUXURIAN, we adore our accessories. Behold, the Matteo Simple Cuff from Tory Burch and you'll see why. The very picture of cool sophistication, this little beauty can dress up any outfit for Fall and probably never met a pair of jeans it didn't like. Made of smooth Italian resin but somewhat resembling sturdier vintage Bakelite, this is an accessory you'll want to fashion into many looks and wear time and again.

    Go ahead, we're not keeping track.

    Tory Burch Matteo Cuff, $225; tory burch.com

  • THE CONTAINER STORE CLEAR SHOE DRAWERS

    THE CONTAINER STORE CLEAR SHOE DRAWERS

    Your closet, all grown up.

    Ushering in a new season brings the need for forced organization, otherwise known as The Wardrobe Change-Up. While you're at it, how about taming the shoe chaos that's in your closet? (You know who we're talking to.)

    One quick, high impact fix TheLUXURIAN recommends—clear, stackable shoe drawers from The Container Store.

    We're devotees of these attractive, inter-locking clear drawers for your shoes that will let you quickly access your shoes with ease. Available in multiple sizes to accommodate both men's and women's shoes—these never met a heel they didn't like—you can make over your your whole walk-in operation like a pro. We suggest the clear boxes with the pull out drawer over the little less expensive model that looks like a plastic container with a lid; you'll be much happier when you won't need to lift a finger to get to your goods.

    Happy organizing!

    The Container Store Clear Shoe Drawers, prices vary; the container store.com

  • TOM FORD PADLOCK ANKLE STRAP PUMP

    TOM FORD PADLOCK ANKLE STRAP PUMP

    Holy Haute Couture. Announcing: Tom Ford Accessories. (yikes)

    At TheLUXURIAN, it doesn't happen often, but we're speechless. These Tom Ford Padlock Ankle-Strap Pumps take your breath away. Leave it to Mr. Ford to create this absolute elegant piece of architecture for the foot. (The same Tom Ford who garnered international fame by turning Gucci into an icon of sexy, modern fashion, then left to direct a film in his spare time and got recognized not only as the King of Fashion but for also having serious movie chops. The Tom Ford who then returned to fashion to design his own killer line that's even bigger and better than before. Yeah, that guy.)

    We know what you're thinking. We're usually about accessible luxury. And at $1,100, these are not necessarily all that accessible. They're an investment. Like that Robert Longo coming up for auction. But if you're going to go for one glam pair of shoes, these would be them. They'll take you from business (paired with a black pencil skirt where you'll channel your inner Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest) to dinner (now that's some dinner)...and beyond.

    And when you make your entrance, he'll insist the room just got a whole lot hotter.

    Tom Ford Padlock Ankle Strap Pump, $1,100; neiman marcus.com

  • DOLCE & GABBANA AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

    DOLCE & GABBANA AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

    Game. Set. Sexy.

    The game, the US Open.

    The scene, Federer and Murray squaring off once more?

    The look, aviator style shades for men and women from Dolce & Gabbana. Sharp, sleek and sophisticated, this classic look sports gradient lenses and ultra-light, two-toned metal frames that’ll help you keep your cool even when the game runs pretty hot.

    Wear these and it’ll be advantage, you.

    Dolce and Gabbana Aviator Sunglasses, $290; dolce and gabbana.com

  • HALSTON HERITAGE - NAVY HALTER GOWN

    HALSTON HERITAGE - NAVY HALTER GOWN

    Disco glam has nothing on you.

    If you missed those Studio54 Bianca-on-her-white-horse days (yeah, us too), now's your chance to don this navy number and you'll feel as if you never missed out.

    Introduced in 2009 and still going strong, The Halston Heritage label takes the best of Halston's original 1970s minimalist, sleek designs and merges it with a modern sensibility for a chic retro look that's perfectly in step for "now." With its open back, twist front and plunging neckline, this gem can easily be dressed up or down–paired with a fur cape, anyone?–and can work for multiple occasions. At TheLUXURIAN, frankly speaking, we'd prefer to recommend a Halston original. That said, scoring the right vintage Halston is definitely not for the faint of heart.

    So pair this stunner with a contemporary architectural ring and cuff, find a disco ball and you'll still pay homage without paying through the nose.

    p.s. We'd re-think the shoe here...stay tuned...we have the perfect pairing :)

    Halston Heritage Twist Front Halter Gown, $375; neiman marcus.com