June 27, 2012
Rebecca Minkoff is making her pop-up shop debut at Solé East in Montauk this Saturday, June 30. To the delight of all fashion-forward women in the Hamptons, this 550-square-foot shop, located on the main floor of the resort, will encompass everything from signature woven leather handbags, to classically chic sunglasses—skillfully molded after the stylish Montauk girl.
Minkoff has flourished into an international ready-to-wear fashion designer and has taken the title of the number one independent accessories designer in the United States—not bad for the San Diego native, who got her start hand sewing her hugely successful “I love New York” tee on the floor of her Manhattan apartment.
Minkoff’s 2012 summer collection remains true to her distinct ultra-modern style with traces of mainstream appeal, boasting tribal-inspired handbags and lightweight ikat fabric, featuring bold patterns and bursts of brilliant color.
The shop will also feature seemly summertime cocktail dresses, a sweeping assortment of quintessential Rebecca Minkoff accessories, and on-trend ankle-strap sandals.
“Montauk and the Solé East Resort embody the casual-chic elegance of the Hamptons, complementary to the aesthetic of the Rebecca Minkoff girl,” Minkoff says of the collection, which ranges in price from $150 to $795. In honor of the pop-up, every 50th customer will receive a $100 voucher throughout the summer. 90 Second House Road, Montauk, 668-2105
June 26, 2012
What does Veronica Miele Beard Have to Have in the Hamptons? See some of her picks below, check out HavetoHave.com for the full list, OR make your own list of Hamptons Have to Haves on HavetoHave.com.
"Hamptons summer is all about CHOICE! When it comes to Hamptons style, you can choose to be preppy, classic, bohemian, outrageous, OR all of the above! For someone like me who thrives on constantly changing and taking risks, especially when it comes to my style, it is my warm-weather playground!:
—VERONICA MIELE BEARD FOR HAVE TO HAVE
June 25, 2012
When designing my men’s 2012 summer collection, the first question I asked myself was: what do I love to wear during in the summer? A season of relaxing moments with my family and friends should be outfitted accordingly, with bold, well-tailored basics to take you from a day at the beach to an intimate dinner party. Here are my three tips and accompanying pieces for mastering this season’s style.
June 25, 2012
A brand known to never shy away from bright colors, Lacoste has created footwear fit for an afternoon at Mecox Beach. Available in seven candy-colored options, the Lovina flip-flops ($40 each) were designed to top off any beach look while offering an unrivaled measure of comfort. Tapping into the label’s archives, Lacoste reinvented its classic sole known as the Rene Plimsoll to bring us a new warm-weather staple. As if this weren’t enough to make everyone excited for the summer, with each purchase of the Lovina flip-flop, Lacoste will gift a matching nail polish. Blue 1, 124 Main St., Westhampton Beach, 288-5830
June 24, 2012
French company Celsius X VI II, which specializes in luxury mobile devices that combine 21st-century technology with centuries-old Swiss timekeeping, has recently released a limited-edition phone for $312,000.
Designed to last a lifetime, the company’s first model, LeDIX Origine, is already on the verge of selling out. Luckily, their latest creation, the LeDIX Furtif, will be available at the end of June for those looking to give their mobile device a luxury upgrade.
The first mobile phone with a carbon fiber structure, the highlight of the LeDIX Furtif is still the tourbillon timepiece. Using 330 of the phone’s 700 mechanical parts, the LeDIX Furtif features the world’s most off-centered flying tourbillon. Framed with six golden wings and protected by shock absorbers, the tourbillon engine is showcased through a sapphire crystal breastplate.
Celsius X VI II has eliminated any magnetic effects on the LeDIX Furtif for the highest possible accuracy. They have also developed the Remontage Papillon, a patented system engulfed in the hinge of the phone. The Remontage Papillon supplies the watch movement with an added three hours of power reserve each time the phone is opened.
Co-founder and co-CEO of Celsius X VI II, Edouard Maylan, cites the company’s goal as designing a technically superior phone with eternal value. Formed in 2006, the company started “with the dream of creating a completely micro-mechanical mobile phone, where every function of the mobile would operate mechanically through the sole human energy.” Maylan describes each device as “a piece of art taking six months [and] 35 craftsmen, watchmakers, and engineers to produce.”
The Furtif comes in three eight-piece limited editions, offered in a choice of pink gold, platinum, or black inserts. With the Furtif retailing for $315,000, Celsius is on their way to redefining the luxury phone market.