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Boda Skins X Misshattan Limited Edition New Yorkers Leather Jacket

There are a million reasons to love New York and Boda Skins and Misshattan has just added one more. What happens when you combine the most wanted UK leather jacket brand with the photographic eye of fearless cityscape photographer, Misshattan? A freaking gorgeous leather jacket that we’d possibly sell our souls for, the Boda Skins X Misshattan Limited Edition New Yorkers Leather Jacket. We had the pleasure of getting to know this amazing leather jacket and the UK brand behind it during a launch event at the W New York – Union Square.

This super stylish and badass leather jacket exists because of the friendship between the famed UK label and the fearless cityscape photographer, Misshattan formed over their joint love for New York City. This instant creative-connection inspired the exclusive, limited edition version of Boda Skins’ iconic Kay Michaels leather jacket that you see above. A wearable piece of art, which this dynamic jacket allows its wearer to keep a piece of NYC with them wherever they go.

The Boda Skins X Misshattan Limited Edition New Yorkers Leather Jacket ($709.00) is hand-crafted from butter soft, premium Napa Sheepskin Leather with striking gunmetal hardware. It is expertly lined with silky-to-the-touch fabric that is printed with an extremely high-quality image of Manhattan, taken by Misshattan as the sun falls and the lights of the concrete jungle go up. If that wasn’t enough to make this THE leather jacket to have, this very limited edition leather jacket is limited to only 100 pieces. So don’t wait to get your hands on one for yourself. Of course, this wasn’t the only Boda Skins leather jacket we were drooling over, the UK brand thankfully brought many of their other drool-worthy styles for us to play with.

From left to right are the Boda Skins Queen’s Guard Napoleon in Black ($679.00, named after the soldiers who guard the Royal residences in the UK), the Red Fox Kay Michaels ($589.00), the Napoleon in Oil Black with gold hardware ($569.00), and the Black Suede Kay Michaels ($679.00), made from 100% Premium natural, hand-brushed, buttery Nubuck sheepskin leather. All of these (and more) are available now on www.bodaskins.com.

Are you drooling yet? There’s so much more leather jackets and other offerings to love from Boda Skins. We certainly hope to have the Boda Skins X Misshattan Limited Edition New Yorkers Leather Jacket gracing our bodies one day for the rest of our lives. So we have to ask fellow New Yorkers, what are your thoughts on the Boda Skins X Misshattan Limited Edition New Yorkers Leather Jacket?

NYFW: WGACA x Philip Ayler FW17 Collection Presentation

This season, our NYFW experience begun with an old fashion favorite, Bomber Jackets. We had the pleasure of starting our fashion week celebrating Los Angeles musician-turned-designer, Ayler Young, and his new collection of gorgeous Bomber jackets at the WGACA x Philip Ayler FW17 Collection Presentation. The edgy fashion crowd gathered into What Goes Around Comes Around, the leading purveyor of authentic luxury and vintage pieces, to preview the limited edition jacket collection.

The limited edition, unisex and handmade Bomber Jackets are made from vintage European fabrics. We were in awe of the stunning assortment of vintage French bouclés and Italian fabrics. Each unique piece is constructed in downtown Los Angeles and is available in such luxury fabrics as vintage Armani crepe, a rainbow confetti French bouclé, vintage French brocade, vintage French terry houndstooth, and so on. The story behind the creation of these jackets is just as wonderful as the jackets themselves:

“I started making these jackets because I had this vivid dream about traveling the world wearing this burgundy bomber jacket. I didn’t know where it came from but it stayed with me after I woke up. I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. [That morning] I got a phone call from a close friend of mine who’s a stylst and 15 minutes later she pulls up at my house, hops out of the car and is carrying a gift for me, a burgundy bomber jacket. I literally got on my knees outside of my house and said, ‘This is the strangest thing that’s ever happened to me, because I had a dream about this jacket last night.”

One of our favorite details about the jackets, aside from the amazingly beautiful and unique fabrics, is that each jacket from the WGACA x Philip Ayler FW17 Collection also reversible, and are finished with signature gloss nickel zippers and luxurious custom ribbing.

The WGACA x Philip Ayler FW17 Collection jackets are available exclusively online at www.PhilipAyler.com and at What Goes Around Comes Around in New York and Los Angeles. The one-of-a-kind, luxury jackets are priced from $795.00 to $2,495.00 (depending on the fabric). What are your thoughts on the WGACA x Philip Ayler FW17 Collection? Which of the colors, or prints are your favorites?

Nau Clothing Holiday Pop-Up Grand Opening in NYC

Is it too early to think about the holiday gifting season? We don’t think so, especially when the items we’re highlighting today are essential to the cold temperatures and wet weather we’ve been experiencing this fall. We had the pleasure of being introduced to the refined Fall/Winter collection from Portland-based apparel brand, Nau Clothing (pronounced now). The event was to celebrate the return of Nau Clothing to the East Coast and the opening of their New York pop-up shop.

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Founded in 2007, the Nau Clothing fashion label creates premium apparel for men and women that blend technical performance and modern design, crafted from sustainably sourced materials. The sustainable fashion brand, whose name means “Welcome”, offers rain jackets, insulated and recycled down jackets, trench coats, dresses, shirts, pants, and skirts. The fall/winter collection boasts sustainable basics and outerwear essentials. Some of our favorites include incredibly soft and cozy alpaca cardigans, structured Merino wool jackets, warm and travel-friendly down pullovers, modern and ultra-soft down stoles, moisture wicking and thermal regulating pants, comfortable, easy wool dresses, and much, much more.

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We love the design aesthetic and silhouettes from Nau Clothing because of its versatility, its classic looks, and its ease of travel anywhere pieces. Pieces from the Nau Clothing collection will last you multiple seasons for many years without losing its innate style. It’s no surprise to know these pieces will seamlessly take you from season to season, year to year. Many items will easily become favorites you’ll be pulling out of your closet to wear time after time.

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The event’s music was provided by Kristin Kontrol, the newest musical endeavor from Kristin Welchez of Dum Dum Girls, while Megan Morrison, fashion illustrator from TravelWriteDraw, captured guests sporting their Nau favorites with custom artwork. Guests also enjoyed complimentary farm-to-table bites and craft beer and wine from Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company and Union Wine Company.

The Nau Clothing pop-up shop is located at 262 Mott Street in New York. Hours are Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information, call (212) 334-3343.

Final Two Photos by MJ Romero-Clark

Enjoy the Rain with the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection

The fall season means layering up, which equals more clothes; always a plus in our book. The fall season also means cold, rainy days, and having a prepared wardrobe is a must. When we think of cold, rainy day women’s fashion, we can’t help but think about Joules Clothing. What better fashion brand than the one known for their amazing rain collection and wellies to get us prepared for the wetter, cooler season. Today we share what we love from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection, all of which are available now.

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All you have to do is look outside your window to see the current downpour we’re experiencing. In other words, it’s the perfect time for a cool raincoat and matching rain boots, and playful tops, and there are many to love from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection. Get ready for functional, stylish 100% waterproof rainwear that will have you praying for rainy days. The Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection features raincoats in lots of cool, fun prints (we’re totally in love with the Raina Printed Waterproof Coat) and vibrant colors. Don’t worry the collection has traditional, solid colors for those of you who prefer understated tones, but we prefer the eye-catching options.

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Of course, Joules offers more than just raincoats. One of our favorite pieces from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection is the chic Contessa Tweed Cape featured above. This statement wool piece is not only wonderfully stylish, it’s also quite practical for the season. We love when the marriage of function and fashion result in such beautiful pieces.

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For more practical yet stylish fashion options, Joules literally has you covered. The fall season is sweater weather and as you ladies can see, there are adorable sweater options in the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection. Their sweaters, cardigans, and sweatshirts are made for warmth, style, and comfort. We adore the Joules merino wool sweaters featuring oh-so-cute animals (how adorable are the puppies and keep an eye out for the owl on the Marsha sweater), and of course, we’re mad for the printed tops and shirts. The classic shirt silhouette goes bold with large florals and subtle with tiny prints as seen in the Charlotte Fox and Pheasant Pop-Over Shirt.

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Just like their tops, Joules has flattering dresses boasting hand-drawn prints in fabrics that feel just as good as they look. We love the modern details on the Cynthie Woven Dress (middle image directly above), and the pull-on, wear-anywhere Daylia Printed Dress (shown above in stripes, and stenciled floral).

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Last but certainly not least, we can’t talk about the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection without highlighting their amazing Wellies, many of which coordinate with their raincoats and umbrellas. To choose a favorite print is a futile attempt as they have many to-die-for print options. The Wellies range features florals, stars, stripes, solids, animals, polka dots, and much more in short, mid-high, and tall rain boots. There’s literally a rain boot for everyone. As our title says you really will enjoy the rain with the offerings from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection. We’ve shared our favorites from the brand from this season, what are yours?

Winter Warmers: Outdoor Survival Canada Outerwear

Although we enjoyed a small uptick in this week’s temperature, we’re slated to see a decrease in degrees in the upcoming days. Although we’re not seeing any snow yet, we are in for some cold weather and that means it’s time to start bringing out the heavy winter coats…..are you cold weather ready? We’re getting ourselves ready with a great outerwear brand we were introduced to called OSC (Outdoor Survival Canada). As we’re writing this, we can hear the chilly wind howling outside. These people certainly know their winter attire, no surprise since Canada is our neighbor closest to the north pole.

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The OSC collection of winter coats provides a unique combination of warmth and waterproof protection that is hard to find in other winter parkas while boasting a sense of style and fit that remains unmatched. Outdoor Survival Canada offers high-quality functional outerwear that are made by hand and features unique technical features, great attention to detail and over 30 years of technical Down outerwear experience, that is tested through arctic expeditions.

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Because the Outdoor Survival Canada jackets are designed with durability and practicality in mind, it comes with a lot of amazing features, including a proprietary tuff and durable nylon outer shell that is waterproof, windproof, and breathable; a moisture-wicking polyester lining; a smart collar that boasts a flexi wire sewn into the top for custom shaping and trimmed in natural Canadian Coyote fur; a hood reinforced with hardware; inner pocket with zipper closure and a large interior mesh pocket for storage and to keep your valuables safe; inner cuffs to keep your hands warm and protect them from wind penetration; inner heavy-duty shoulder straps for portability; a Grosgrain ribbon covers the velcro on the front flap, preventing snagging of your sweaters and other clothing; a snow belt for added warmth and security; elbow patch reinforcements; a proprietary blend of premium duck and goose down feathers; and a temperature rating of -40˚C/F with flexibility based on your individual temperature, activities, and amount of time spent outside.

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The OSC Collections boasts ten women’s outerwear styles, including the Nisto, Nukka, Siku, Miki Karima, Nini, Jaci, Kasa, Nuaja, and Talini. The above style is the women’s Siku, the perfect everyday winter coat that provides knee-length protection against the elements. This machine washable coat boasts all the features mentioned above plus a removable hood and fur trim, 3M reflective piping for enhanced visibility, heavy-duty YKK Zippers, and availability in ten colors (we love the vibrancy of the red alert color). Get to know the many outerwear styles from the Outdoor Survival Canada collection on www.outdoorsurvivalcanada.com.

Kahri by KahriAnne Kerr Fall 2014 Collection

Some fashion brands just capture the attitude and edginess of this cool, fashionable city perfectly, marrying modern, sophisticated silhouettes with gritty details and innovative styles. One such brand is Kahri by KahriAnne Kerr, whose Fall 2014 Collection we had the pleasure of previewing. Seeing as fall is in full swing, it’s a perfect time to highlight the looks we loved from the contemporary women’s collection.

Kahri Fall 2014 boasts a rebellious, rocker attitude, and it celebrates independent style without losing it’s sophistication. We are especially in love with the above double breasted coats. The 3/4 sleeve, double breasted cropped wool coat features a shaggy, shearling collar, raglan sleeves with leather panels and quilted chevron details. The moto coat (on the left) features an a-line skirt, chunky exposed nickel zipper,  leather sleeve panels with quilted chevron details, oversized black shaggy shearling collar with storm flap in back. The double breasted dress coat features nickel buttons, a-line skirt, leather collar and trim, and storm flap with feather trim.

Dresses boasts flattering, ladylike fits and a juxtaposition and layering of luxurious fabrics, such as wool herringbone, leather, lace, silk organza, and cotton velvet. We love the grey wool herringbone dress with cap sleeves. the sleeveless rayon ponte dress with black lace chevrons, and the rayon ponte jumpsuit with black lace chevron details and peplum detail. We love KahriAnne Kerr’s fashion voice. with her edgy sense of style, it’s easy to see why. Check out the designer herself below:

Check out more cool looks from the Kahri by KahriAnne Kerr Fall 2014 Collection, available now.

Shop These Winter Outerwear Trends From Burlington

As the temperature begins to get colder and the new season begins, it’s time once again to think about wardrobe changes. It’s time to get rid of the old and update accordingly for the new season. Burlington has once again kicked off their annual Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive which benefits Fashion Delivers and this is a great time to do something good by donating your gently used coat and save on a new one. For every coat donated, Burlington will give you 10% off the already amazingly low prices on a new coat. Want to know what great styles they has to offer? Check out a few winter outerwear trends from Burlington, including double-breasted and single-breasted styles, chic sophisticated options, as well as some down-filled styles for those of you who prefer a sportier winter coat.
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Love a chic, belted coat with a flared bottom? You’ll love the femininity of the single-breasted, oxblood colored coat retailing for only $79.99. Fans of the black and white trend will adore the double breasted, color-blocked houndstooth coat, which is available for only $49.99. As Peplums continue to be a hot trend and the double breasted, burgundy Peplum coat will keep you right on track with this must-have this winter; it’s a steal at $79.99.

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Those who are lovers of puffer coats, you will want the belted, fur-trimmed, grey Puffer Coat, an amazing steal at only $29.99 or the tan fur-trimmed, Puffer Coat with black leather sleeves and cinched waist, which can be yours for $49.99.

No matter which style you end up getting, you are sure to look good during this cold weather season as helping the less fortunate looks good on everybody. Are you ready to shop for winter? What do you think of these winter outerwear trends from Burlington?

Drew Barrymore & Lolë Give Back This Holiday Season

The ever sweet, funny and adorable Drew Barrymore, who was appointed Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme, is doing more to help eradicate hunger this holiday season. Starting December 18th, fans of the star and shoppers can get a piece of Drew Barrymore’s signature style this winter by bidding on her donated and signed Savannah Miller coat on http://www.lolewomen.com/yellowlabel/auctions/!

The coat auction is part of activewear brand Lolë’s Yellow Label program which is raising money for Feeding America – the nation’s largest food bank organization. The live December 18th auction will last for 72 hours with bidding starting at just $50.00. This is a great opportunity to score Drew’s much-loved bohemian style AND raise money for a good cause!

Happy bidding!!