Archive for October, 2009

He’s Just a Skater (Baby) Boy

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
Authored by: Lauren Messiah

It’s never too early too dress your kid up like a slacker! Pre-determine your child’s social standings early and effectively with these adorable skater socks. They’ve got the look of Vans but the softness of baby booties.  The socks come in a variety of colors and would make a great gift for the holidays (yep, its starting to be that time again). Now all you need is a Nirvana onesie, a backward cap, and little skateboard — then your kid will really fit in with all the cool outcasts. Rockin, dude!

Btw — I totally kid with my skater stereotypes. Skaters are the coolest!

skter-johnnyOf course if you don’t want to have a skater baby, there are tons of other sock options for the kiddies on Manhattanite. Like, for real, a lot of options; Mary Janes, argyle, polka dots, camo, sneaker socks, ballerina socks, and tons more! Check em out.

The Written Word

Monday, October 26th, 2009
Authored by: Ashe Mischief

For as much as I value the written word in all of its incarnations, I’m terrible about writing with my hands.  I’ve an avid love of stationery’s, notecards, means and tools for sending love letters to those in my lives, even though I rarely do it…

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I absolutely adore this heart notecard set. It’s 80s and precocious– perfect for writing notes of inspiration to my teenaged nieces.

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I love love the Modern Geometry stationery set.  The pieces are so bold, so striking, that I would almost want to frame these in thick white frames to create a great, cheap art collection.

These stationery sets are beautiful, vibrant pieces of art, just like penmanship is. They’d be a dream to add to my desk drawers to inspire me to do more hand written letters (and learn to write more neatly in the process!).

Mad About Mackage

Sunday, October 25th, 2009
Authored by: FreshJess

I am nuts about Mackage. As it gets more & more frigid by the day, I’m naturally drawn to things that will keep me cozy and warm without sacrificing style.

Thanks to Manhattanites, my peacoat game has been elevated with this beautiful outerwear brand. I love the sleek, military style that shapes each coat. Details both raw and feminine, from leather belts, & high collars to jeweled buttons & princess puff sleeves, make these pieces extra special. Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan, the fabulous friends behind Mackage, keep their focus on body-conscious silhouettes and precise tailoring which women of all body types and ages can appreciate.

Here is Eva Mendes in Mackage’s “Elle” coat from a previous collection. She’s paired her coat with one of the hottest fall trends – over-the -knee boots – a statement bag & chic sunglasses for effortless and elegant style.mackeva

My personal favorite in Mackage’s latest collection is the Zahara coat in Pewter. Bell sleeves, leather details and a hood make the perfect combination for me!

Shop more Mackage here

The Fast and The Fabulous Wear Sunglasses

Saturday, October 24th, 2009
Authored by: Lauren Messiah

I finally figured it out — sunglasses are the key to being fabulous when you are feeling less than fabulous. No seriously. I know I should have figured this out a long time ago but better late than never, right? When you put on sunglasses you automatically look put together, look a little cooler, and you can totally bypass putting on makeup. It’s genius, really.

There is one small problem though, nighttime. How I wish I were one of those cool people that could wear my sunglasses at night but I can’t. I simply can’t see when I do that and I feel, well, like a giant tool. The solution is simple. The solution is this great top by Lauren Moshi.

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Sure it won’t cover up your face like real sunglasses, and sure you have to put on make up but you will still look darn cool.

Shop for Lauren Moshi here>>

Sign I’m Getting Older: Full On Panties!

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
Authored by: Lauren Messiah

Alright, its not a full on crisis (yet) but as I age I am started to lean more towards the full on panty. I know it’s craziness. My 29th birthday is creeping up on me (Nov. 4th if anyone cares) and I am tired of digging my underwear out of my behind 24/7.

My motto has always been “if my underwear always end up there (up my behind), then why shouldn’t they start there?” Hence, my longtime love for thongs. However recently, I’ve really been enjoying the full on panty. There are even some ridiculously cute ones out there. In fact, I am really digging these by PJ Salvage. They’ve got leopard print, pink, and comfort … What more could a girl ask for?

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So yeah there it was, a blog post about underwear creeping up my backside. You know you’ve though about it. Now it’s time to do something about it.

Look at me, I’m Sandra Dee

Sunday, October 18th, 2009
Authored by: FreshJess

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Still searching for that perfect Halloween costume? You don’t have to look much further than Manhattanites to channel a little Sandra Dee!

Over the years, countless girls have found inspiration in one or more of the many aspects of Olivia Newton-John’s iconic Grease character. Whether it was the fresh, white dress, the All-American cheerleader or the life of the party prom dress, Sandy spoke to a piece of you. Hands down, her leather & heels getup for the carnival took the cake for me. The sweetest Pink Lady turned bad girl to get her man. How could Danny Zuko resist that?

Update your Sandra Dee ensemble with today’s trends, from latex high-waisted leggings, ruching & zip details. Not only will you rock this year’s Halloween party, but you can incorporate these pieces into your wardrobe afterwards!

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Tell me about it, stud!

Sandra Dee by freshjess on Polyvore.com

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Trend Alert: Feminine Drapes

Sunday, October 18th, 2009
Authored by: rebel_chic

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Get one step ahead of your peers by looking towards the trends for Spring/Summer 2010! Feminine drapes were scattered all over the runway of almost every other designer show, proving it to be one of the top trends to do next season. Manhattanite has got a few great low-key pieces that will fit easily into almost anyone’s wardrobe.

The look at Missoni inspires draped pieces layered with comfortable long cardigans which is perfect for Fall and even Winter by just adding your warmest coat to the ensemble. Pair a classic black pencil skirt with semi-sheer black tights with the Linea O draped one shouldered top together with ankle boots and a long thick cardigan for a similar look.

Also try incorporating the following pieces into your current wardrobe:

Fluxus Tie Neck Dress in Heather Grey

Three Dots Mesh Surplice Top in Black

Get Ready for Resort

Sunday, October 18th, 2009
Authored by: FashionPulse

Resort season is approximately November-January, and usually when the weather is beyond frigid on the East Coast, my mind starts to wonder to warmer locales and wardrobe items. This year, I will be vacationing in the Bahamas during resort season, and was thinking what to wear on the way to the airport and on the plane, while I’m on vacay, and then something comfy to sport on the way back. Here are my top picks that are practical, versatile, easily fit in a suitcase, and of course, chic!

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Fluxus Burnout Ruffle Tee in Oatmeal and UV, $68

picture-8Wildfox Black Heart Zip-Up Poncho in Dirty Black, $168

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So Low High Waist Cropped Legging in Grey, $51

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Cake Plane Friendly 5-Piece Travel Kit, $25

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Cosmetic Hanging Case, $28

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Amanda Uprichard Penny Dress, $198

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Shoshanna Monet Floral Bandeau Bikini Set, $209

Working it Like a Princess: Bippity Boppity Boo Aprons

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Authored by: Crosby

I have a slight problem with never putting anything away and a total aversion to this thing we call doing the dishes. When I was a young girl and it was time to clean my room, I used to play a sort of game where I would imagine I was Cinderella, forced to do these chores until my fairy godmother came and turned pumpkins into chariots or something.

Playing the role of the poor princess turned cleaning into a performance, and took my mind off the drudgery of putting clothes back into my closet, cleaning the tub, doing laundry etc. Now of course, there are more rooms to keep clean, and less time to clean them…but how fun (or at least more fun) would it be to put on Nancy Sinatra and prance around the house in these cupcake gloves and matching cupcake apron? Or put on some Patsy Cline and don a polka dot sweetheart apron? If I can’t convince the birds and the mice to do my chores for me, this may be the next best thing…

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Cinderella Cleans House by prcouture on Polyvore.com

In Fluxus

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Authored by: Ashe Mischief

I hadn’t heard of Fluxus Clothing until perusing the Manhattanite shop, but I became instantly smitten when I saw their new pieces. All I could think of was how yummy and comfortable the pieces look, in great colors, basic shapes (but with a hint of something extra special) and at such affordable prices…

I love the extra little flips of ruffles on pieces and the UV (purple) color drives me simply crazy. It’s so vibrant, while not being too vibrant or over the top…

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Saturday Morning Farmer’s Market. With my (now) imaginary golden retriever in one hand, a warm coffee in the other, running errands, picking up fresh & local produce. Casual, comfortable, but still stylish.

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Saturday night, drinks & dancing with the girls. I love that the Fluxus dress is so casual, but can be dressed up easily with lots of accessories and bold colors. The shape is so simple, you could really adorn it and dress it in so many ways…

Ashe Mischief Covets: ruffle tee; hobo cardigan; nomad scarf; rib vest; ruffle turtleneck; Shirley dress.