Lyn Devon's understanding of cool, American sportswear has made her the recipient of a Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award this year.. Devon, a 23 year old New York native, got her started working for Zac Posen and Ralph Lauren before launching her own label in 2005. Since then the designer has been quickly gaining momentum with positive reviews from WWD and Style.com in addition to countless magazines credits. Her Spring 2009 collection featured practical sportswear-inspired pieces that balanced masculine and feminine silhouettes beautifully. Devon often refers to her range as 'no-nonsense' and we find that sentiment to be well-timed indeed. Check out her Spring 2009 look book right here.
Even though end-of-year sale madness has us occupied, the Spring 2009 deliveries have started rolling in. It's hard to believe that the Resort and early Spring deliveries have already brought us so many great statement sandals. We're not sure if we're ready to make the plunge but we're always ready to window shop. Check out our favorites, above.
You know when you look at pictures of yourself from middle school and you're all flushed and happy and your hair is wild and your outfit kind of...whatever? There's something about Isabel Marant that reminds us of those days. Her signature slouchy, separates and boyish jackets often call up the 1980's and 1990's--but with Marant it's more juvenile than what we see from her Dynasty-evoking contemporaries. Like House of Holland or Alexander Wang there is something about the irresponsible playfulness that is just. so. good.
Check out the Isabel Marant Spring 09 collection right here and feel young again.
This Spring 09 we fell in love with a long floral maxi skirt and slouchy cotton tank from designer Jenni Kayne. We find this look casual and elegant and especially attractive as it would work on a variety of body types and on women of all ages. Pair a long skirt with a masculine top in the winter and with a thin tank in the summer and you'll be chic and sophisticated. Some of our favorite examples, above. To see the Jenni Kayne Spring 2009 presentation, click here.