Oh La La REDValentino Pre-Collection Has Arrived!

Creative Director, Pierpaolo Piccolo, of Valentino, brings us REDValentino! Named Designer of the Year at the InStyle Awards in 2017 for his creative direction at Valentino. The honor came after he went solo, following the departure of his former partner, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who left for Dior.

“Luxury materials, a keen eye for detail and timeless beauties.”

Created in 2003, REDValentino intertwines the essential Valentino spirit with modern, edgy, urban street-style and fine, delicate workmanship.

“A sense of daring, a playful lack of conventions – fashion as individual expression.”

The name also recognizes the signature color “Valentino Red”, created by founder Valentino Garavani. Piccioli’s delivers elegant and romantic cuts inspired by different cultures and centuries, and female visionaries like naturalist Maria Sibyl Merian, botanist Mary Delany and British political activist Emmeline Pankhurst.

Empowerment and fashion coexist with bold, oversize blouses, sleek pantsuits, grommets and studs, and references to suffragette can be seen in feminine folk designs, with ruffles, bows, and botanical prints. Daring black, warm caramel, bright white, and earthy greens are seen within the collection.

Take in the loveliness below and shop selected apparel now available!

Photo Courtesy: Red Valentino

Join us for a Trunk Show Inspired by Fallingwater + Shop Elevated Blouses From Alexander Michael Snyder

You’re invited to the Lafayette 148 New York Fall 2018 Trunk Show June 21-23, 2018.

Take an early look at Fall as it draws inspiration from architectural icon Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater. The collection’s flowing forms and structured lines mirror the home’s organic design, while an eclectic mix of patterns and motifs nods to Fallingwater’s globe-traveling residents.

Sizes petite to plus will be available to pre-order.

Lloyd was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. He believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment. He coined the philosophy organic architecture. Photo Courtesy: Getty Images/Walter Bibikow as seen of Architectural Digest.

Enjoy a preview below + learn about blouses from Alexander Michael Snyder available at the event!

Alexander Michael Snyder’s Kahlo Inspired Blouse Collection

“Kahlo” is inspired by the juxtaposition of traditionalism faced with extreme modernism. Looking to the past and positioning that against something modern, finding the similarities and the differences, and spot where they so elequently collide.

This collection is an experimentation of classical embellishments with the modern and sleek designs of today and bringing them together. 

Blouses not just for work but for an elegant evening out.

Photo Courtesy: Lafayette 148 New York, Alexander Michael Snyder.

 

Mother’s Day Gift Features We Love

Celebrate empowering women with 20% off 2 items until May 12. Apparel and gifts, perfect for mom, grandma, yourself and the ladies who inspire you. Excluding sale, kids, and prior purchases. Take a sneak peek at some of our favorite features below and REMINDER-we will be closed on Mother’s Day.

Mer-Sea travel wraps. An exquisite cotton-cashmere blend. Wear it over jeans, on your travel vacation, or with your little black dress.

From silk kimonos to cotton pajama sets, we’ve got you covered in the ultimate lifestyle loungewear.

Think Royln handbags and wristlets in florals and metallics. Derived from a combination of the designers’ mothers’ names and enhancing life on the fly.

INOUÏTOOSH scarves from France. Founded by two friends who love beautiful accessories. Their inspiration comes from India, where they draw on the ancestral know-how and the sense of color and detail. These beauties are a vision. Wrap yourself in pops of dazzling colors and unfold visionary stories with unique designs in every scarf.Rubyyaya blouses and dresses celebrate the love of travel with artisanal products + promotes fair labor practices.Newly restocked Hippy Sister Soaps are formulated with the finest natural ingredients-dead sea clay, silk powder & activated charcoal, among others in a variety of colors, designs and luscious smells.

We’re totally loving the shirt-dress ease + elegance. Featuring stripes on stripes with tiny palm tree details.

We are here to make smiles happen and spread a little retail loving to women that continue to inspire you. Shop from our curated selection of apparel, jewelry and accessories. And don’t forget we gift wrap too!

Photo Courtesy: Jeffrey Dodd, Derek Rose, MerSea, Hippy Sister Soap, Samantha Chang, Think Royln, Laurel, Rubyyaya, INOUÏTOOSH

Revisit the Tale of Judith & Charles and Empowerment

Last spring, we introduced Judith & Charles: A tale of girl meets boy and empowerment. Revisit their wondrous story and peruse what’s new in this spring summer season!

 

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of the current Prime Minister of Canada is a frequent wearer of the line. Pictured below in the Laim pant.

Photo Courtesy: Judith & Charles

Derek Rose from London

Derek Rose pajama arrivals from London are here. A perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Shop for mom, grandma and yourself and celebrate empowering women everywhere in the ultimate lifestyle-wear. The Spring Summer 2018 collection is inspired by Rose’s annual family trips to Kerala in South West India. With signature hand-drawn prints, take a voyage through the waterways and riverbanks bursting with rich wildlife and a vibrant nature palette of teal, orange, pink and deep blues of the water. Select cotton sets are now available at She.la!

Photo Courtesy: Derek Rose