Weekend web finds
Our summer intern told me as part of the company's intern program they all had to take a Myers-Briggs personality test. I was curious to know more about it because I was familiar, but I never had the opportunity to take it. After hearing that her test was amazingly accurate, I really wanted to know more, so I found this article about how to find out your Myers-Briggs personality type and what it means. Were your results what you expected?
I'm a fan of Alexa Chung's style, which I would define as classic with a bit of whimsy thrown in with a nice balance of feminine and masculine pieces. I also love almost anyone British. Yes, (duh) it's the accent, but it's also the sense of humor. You can read about some of her favorite things here
This article let's you know what's hot from the runway for fall and how to make them wearable for work. My takeaway for the most doable, buy something red or velvet. Aren't these Oscar de la Renta red runway frocks (top row) amazing? Here are two of my favorite velvet items that are easy to incorporate into an existing wardrobe: velvet sailor pants here and velvet sock boots here. What are you buying for fall?
I have problem hair. It was wavy, frizzy and thick when I was younger, but as I got older it became thinner and finer (lucky me). I'm finally focusing on taking better care of it after recently losing a large section of it. I've started to take Nutrafol because it was recommended by my dermatologist and I'm reevaluating my hair products and tools, and I also don't wash my hair as often. My current hair dryer is fairly light, ionic and has temperature controls, but I got mine a few years ago when my hair wasn't as much of an issue, so I thought I should take another look to see if the one I bought is still the best one for me. I read this article to see if my dryer and I need a quick divorce.
Last week I blogged about Everlane launching their denim line and now there's more denim news. The unexpected pairing of the week award goes to Karl Lagerfeld and Vans. Yes, Mr. Lagerfeld is partnering with Vans, the ionic skaterboard shoe and apparel company, for a capsule collection launching September 7. There aren't any photos available yet, but according to WWD, we can expect to see Vans' signature checkered pattern (see below) remixed with Lagerfeld's side profile, textured boucle fabrics and quilted-leather K motifs. Karl's look is just as iconic as Vans, so there will also be a graphic tee with an image of Lagerfeld wearing a Vans checkerboard tie, and bomber jackets and backpacks will also be part of the collection. Prices will range from $40-$300. The collection will be available online and in-store at select Karl Lagerfeld and Vans locations. Wonder if the idea came from the Louis Vuitton and the Supreme collaboration or maybe Cara Delevine wearing Supreme mixed with Chanel to the Chanel fall 2017 show. She is longtime fan, of the streetwear brand.
In other collaboration news, Instagram is responsible for Redone's new "The Crawford" jean. No, not Kaia who is everywhere right now, but the original Crawford, Cindy. If you're not familiar with Redone, they find vintage denim and they customize and modernize the fit. The collection includes rigid, 100-percent cotton and a version with two percent stretch, long and short sleeved tees and a hoodie. The Crawford stretch dark are pictured below next to a picture of Cindy wearing Levi's in the '80's. You can eventually buy (the collection sold out and you'll have to get on the waitlist) the collection online at shopredone.com or in stores at Barneys New York, Colette, and Ron Herman Japan.. Read more about how the "The Crawford" was born here.