MCM (Mode Creation Munich) Worldwide for fall/winter 2014 tells a luxe story of embellishment, starting with its traditional logo and moving into heavy adornment with studs, crystals, animal print embossed leather, and fur, at times combining several of these elements into one bag. The collection, considered largely unisex, has new for this season the beloved MCM silhouettes refreshed with autumn-worthy colors, accordion-fold duffel bags, novel multi-tasking fabrications, jewelry options, and fur-lined patent leather hi-top sneakers. As always, small leather goods such as card cases, wallets, and key chains are available, along with the brand’s ever-popular book bags in a variety of sizes. See my top picks via the sneak peek above, and stay tuned for more, come fall 2014.
October 30, 2013
If you aren’t familiar yet with MCM, now is the time to do so! A German purveyor of fine leather items in origin, MCM is now touted as a highly successful international brand, well known for its high end leather goods, ranging from handbags to luggage and travel pieces, as well as small leather goods.
MCM‘s latest collection arriving for spring 2014, dubbed “flower boys in paradise“, takes us on a luxe accessories journey with pieces that range from the studded subversive to the heavily ornate, sleek, and sophisticated. The color palette ranges from brilliant shades of blue, yellow, red, and green opaque hues to a combination of perfectly muted pastels, all found in new bag shapes for the brand. Exotic prints such as python, crocodile, zebra,and fish scale textures, also surface, with key collections including Funky Zebra, Keana, and Elda Saffiano.
A wide range of small goods are also available, such as leather baseball caps adorned with hardware, iPhone cases, wallets, business card cases, keychains, and more. You’re bound to fall for at least a few pieces for spring, and hopefully you’ll love some of my top picks, found via the slideshow above.
October 3, 2013
My Mom had plaid pants from Talbots in the early 90s that WERE NOT CUTE. Sorry to through you under the bus, ma, but you are cute, but those pants… were less so. The reason why I’m sharing this is because my Mom has been a life-long lover of plaids, it seems, while I have skewed in the opposite direction, I think due in part, to the memory of those pants! I memory serves me properly, what was truly wrong with them was the fit (and they also were pegged and pleated)!
Being super petite, or any size really, can make things like printed pants a real challenge to master, so once you get the fit right, it will all fall into place. LOFT recently revamped its entire line of pants, specifically in the problem areas of the rear, thighs, legs, and tummy, taking advice and input from 10,000 women across the USA, so you can say that LOFT definitely did it’s homework! The result? I now don’t have to try on multiple pairs and can head directly to my style, “The Julie,” and size (varies if I do petite versus regular). and size that works best for my silhouette (click here to find out what pair works best for you). See below for the details on what I’m wearing and pairing in this look. Julie Plaid Ankle Pants
What I’m Wearing:
LOFT Julie Plaid Ankle Pants (courtesy of LOFT)
AEO Black Denim Moto Jacket (courtesy of AEO)
mark. Got the Edge Earrings (courtesy of mark)
Sorrelli Riveting Romance Cuff Bracelets (2)(courtesy of Sorrelli)
August 27, 2012
MCM, the German luxury leather goods brand, has really upped the style quotient for spring/summer 2013 with its highly stylish bags, wallets, and bracelets in a plethora of prints, hardware, candy colors, and of course, fresh and modern updates on the signature MCM logo’ed bags. See the slideshow above for our favorites of the season.