Thom Browne at MET

Last week’s Friends event at The Costume Institute was a discussion with two of today’s most influential men in fashion; designer Thom Browne and writer Glen O’brien. The format of the talk was very casual but incredibly interesting and informative. Thom spoke about starting his line because was tired of seeing men dressed casually. He wanted to dress young kids in something they would otherwise run from because they associated suits with older men. His reason for making the proportions of his pieces more severe was to update a classic way of dressing. Thom’s goal in design is to make beautiful pieces that are still cool enough where people don’t feel like they are dressing up. While he did recognize that due to their cut he may have to start marketing his jackets as boleros, he also said his pants are going to stay short because to him a man’s ankle is equivalent in sex appeal to a woman’s cleavage. for Thom style is not a trend but rather an aesthetic and there is nothing cooler to the man than individuals who have their own look. For him, the perfect look is a shrunken grey suit, but for others it could be something completely different, they just have to not use clothing to hide behind but rather to better shape who they are.

Thom Browne at MET

With Thom, my friend Lauren, and The Costume Institute’s Andrew Bolton

Thom Browne at MET

Milly Holiday Party 2011

Last week Milly hosted a blogger party at their Madison Avenue Flagship boutique to get a first look at the new collection. It is always fun to dress up and celebrate the holiday season with fellow bloggers. The store looked great and it is definitely worth the trip to see the new holiday collection, there are some really great pieces for the cold months ahead.

Milly Holiday Party 2011

Milly Holiday Party 2011

The children’s clothes are a highlight…

Milly Holiday Party 2011

I was so lucky to get to style myself during the party in two looks; one for the holiday season and one day look. This dress was my favorite piece I saw. I love the length and the interesting back, it is the perfect party dress for these cold months ahead.

Milly Holiday Party 2011