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Street Pleat: Skinny Jeans

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It’s hard to get that perfectly relaxed comfortable look that doesn’t include a pair of sweatpants. May we suggest taking some pointers from Mr. Newton’s street muse? Nothing like a crisp light wash skinny jean paired with textured black pieces to keep you comfortable while looking chic. The only maintenance required is a quick brush of the hair and the added pop of color from a coral lip, and you are ready for anything.   1. Madewell “Secret” striped tee, $45, Madewell.com 2. Vince “Fringed” boucle jacket, $395, Nordstrom.com 3. Victoria Beckham... 

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Trend: Tassled

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Whether you are more schoolgirl or more librarian, or just plain geek-chic this fall’s resurgence of loafers has us lusting after tassels. Throw these soles on with a pair of sexy tights or some knee-highs and a pleated mini. Maybe even add a pussy-bow blouse to get you ready to head to campus or the office this September. 1. Ralph Lauren “Keala” plateform pump, $383, Endless.com 2. L.A.M.B. “Nathan” shoe, $355, Piperlime.com 3. Anthopologie “Fringed” boots, $288, Anthropologie.com 4. French Connection “Graze” suede loafer, $128,  Topshop.com... 

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Q&A: Street Photographer, Craig Arend

Sunday, January 29, 2012

We caught up with our friend and photographer Craig Arend founder of Altamiranyc to pick his brain about street style, models and the snap that makes him most proud. How did you get your start shooting models off duty? I first shot Andrew Bevan, a Teen Vogue editor at an Agyness Deyn party. Then 6 months later after shooting him at fashion week and posting his photo, I got an email saying, “I was having such a horrible day and looking at that pic cheered me up because its a great photo (one of the best ever taken of me). ” Then he asked me to stream him photos of people from... 

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Scenes from New York Fashion Week (PICS)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sofia Coppola (L) and Karen Elson attend the Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 fashion show at the New York City Armory. Models walk the runway during the Alexander Wang Fashion Show at Pier 94. Stylist Brad Goreski chats at Lincoln Center. A view of photographers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011 at Lincoln Center. Model Karolina Kurkova during an interview backstage at the Herve Leger by Max Azria Fall 2011. General view of the runway at the Herve Leger by Max Azria Fall 2011. Hilary Alexander, Josh Duhamel and Fergie attend the Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 fashion show at the New York City Armory. Backstage... 

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Beauty Trend: Chanel Glitter

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Chanel’s Ready-To-Wear show makes us all wish we could glow in the dark. A little bit a fairy dust above the lids and you’ll be ready for a party. I mean who doesn’t want to twinkle in the night? Be the star of your own show with a little silver shimmer on your lids. Contour with a simple black coal eyeliner on top and bottom of eye. Top it off with a thick coat of black mascara and even Tinkerbell will be green with envy. Images Courtesy of Style.com  Read More

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Jean-Michel Cazabat Brings Soles To Bleeker

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

  Last week we mingled with one of our favorite shoe designers, Jean-Michel Cazabat, to celebrate the opening of his flagship store at 350 Bleeker Street, in the heart of Manhattan’s posh Greenwich Village. There was Champagne to be sipped and Canapes from Indochine to keep us from getting smashed. Great music by DJ David De Barceand a cast of  ‘It’ peeps to get us reved up and ready to buy our favorite things… SHOES! But the best part was the watching the French footwear designer sign the bottom of shoes. Check out the images below.        Read More

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Obsessed: Steffie Christiaens Jacket

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Color is not really very rampant in my wardrobe. But when a gorgeous stunner like this Steffie Christiaens Jacket comes along I can certainly make an exception. The futuristic single zipper jacket combines a cozy wool fabric in an eye catching electric blue with a flattering body hugging cut, to make the perfect modern, yet ladylike statement for these chilly months ahead. Perfect to pair with anything from jeans to a leather skirt. How could I possibly resist?   - Tiffanie Graham Steffie Christiaens Jacket, $1450, Reborn.com  Read More

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Future Perfect: NY Fashion Week Favorites

Friday, September 16, 2011

New York Fashion Week just kissed us goodbye, and while we aren’t quite weeping because we are too tired to muster up the energy, we are frantically wishing that we could slip a bunch of this looks into our wardrobes asap. We are still contemplating our favorite trends in the meantime we thought we’d give you a glimpse of our style envy. Left to Right: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Wayne, Carolina Herrera, Theysken’s Theory, Ports 1961, Narcisco Rodriguez, J. Crew.  Read More

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Pleat Picks: Top 10 Fall Jeans

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

With the wind and rain that has swept over the East coast these past few weeks, we have started to rekindle our love for a good pair of jeans. Honestly, is there a better way to get yourself excited for fall? (Ok, maybe shoes) Still, it’s likely we will wear our jeans more than once a week if not all week hence our desire to capture our favorites of the season. We don’t know about you, but we are definitely down to see some spots! Top row (left to right):  1. G-Star “Arc” loose tapered jean, $200, SSence.com 2. TotoKaelo “Low” skinny jean, $275, TotoKaelo.com ... 

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Style News Roundup: Karl Shoots Carine, Marc Jacobs Boots Are Lick-worthy, and More!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld shoots a masked Carine Roitfeld for Visionaire. [V] We hope to god that rumor about her going into reality TV isn’t true (even though we would be glued to it). [Fashionologie] Seriously though, what’s going on with Scarlett Johansson’s style? [Red Carpet Awards] More Royal Wedding Pictures. These are the “official” ones. Yawn. [NYMag] Meanwhile Pippa Middleton’s ass gets it’s own facebook page. That girl shot up in the ranks faster then when Kate said I do. [Elle] Patti D’Arbanville’s Gold Marc Jacobs Boots, “I Want... 

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Features

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Style News Roundup: Brad Gets Signed, Missoni for Target, and More!

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• Beyonce graces the cover of Harpers Bazaar and looks stunning. Thank god they didn’t go with that big hair she’s been sporting lately. [HarpersBazaar] • Check out the first Missoni for Target ad. We CANNOT WAIT for this to come out. [Fashionista] • Former Rachel Zoe employee/partner in crime, Brad Goreski snags a book deal. “I hope that Born to be Brad will inspire others to pursue their dreams, because to make dreams come true we have to listen... Read More

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The Mini

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Isn’t everything mini just soo much cuter? OK maybe not everything (wink wink)! But for the love of our bodies we are absolutely psyched on the notion of downsizing our shoulder loads to just the bare necessities. Studies show that women that carry their lives in their purse, also carry a sloped shoulder full of aches. If you don’t want to take our advice, take it from the Alexander McQueen (may he rest with the style gods), Alexander Wang and the rest of the... Read More

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Blogger Style: Peony Lim

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Peony Lim is yet another style blogger that we’ve taken to following.  Lim studied Fashion Promotion at London University of Arts and her knack for style led her to be photographed by streetstyle photographers outside of her school. It was at that point where she decided to start PeonyLim back in 2010. Peony’s Chinese and English background is apparent in her dressing. She always looks polished and fresh without the “stuffy” air that is often found... Read More

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Get Gwyneth’s Goop Essentials for “Only” $18,000

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Goop guru Gwyneth Paltrow teamed up with luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter to recommend the perfect summer wardrobe for readers. The Oscar-winning actress and recently turned lifestyle mogul models the 6 looks on the GOOP website. Each look revolves around what Gwyneth considers wardrobe basics. You can have Gwyneth’s effortless style for the total of a mere $18,000. The look above? $1,244. Umm, we’ll start gathering the fallen change under our Jennifer Convertible... Read More

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Designer Profile: Timo Weiland

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During Spring 2010 Fashion Week, we Pleaters had the pleasure of stumbling upon a refined, well-manicured line that we inevitably knew would emerge as “one to watch”. The presentation depicted a tightly-edited collection of both men’s and women’s polished, modern and romantic downtown dandy dressing. The one to watch: Timo Weiland. Timo Weiland is the collaboration of Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein. Having met while interning in the fashion industry, both parties... Read More

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Style News Roundup: Tyra drops it like its hot, Marchesa goes bridal, and more!

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We’re sorry what? Tyra Banks and Andre Leon Tally have a web show where she “drops it like it’s hot” and stabs him with a stiletto. Where have we been? [TypeF] Take a look at the exciting behind the scenes of these designer fall campaign photo shoots. Yes! Model drinks coffee! [Fashionologie] Do fashion exhibits belong in museums? Well some art elitists are pissed about it. [NY Times] Johnny Weir has a fashion line. Looks like a skating costume. Shocking.... Read More

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Karen Walker’s New UV Lookbook (Featuring Albino Models)

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One of our favorite designers Karen Walker totally delivers with her new UV Lookbook. Past lookbooks have featured a variety of inspirations including one memorable vampire themed shoot. This time Walker and husband Mikhail Gherman do futuristic style shots featuring albino models to show off the unique color blocked sunnies. The contrast of the models to the brightly hued frames is a stunning display for the line. “Albinos are generally required to stay out of the... Read More

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Trend: Minimalism

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Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially fashion and more than often, music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features. Fashion has seen a counter these last few years and with a plethora of studs and embellishments, fur and fringe, it seems that opulence and “caking things on” has become somewhat of a norm. Piled on prints plus layers upon layers of chains, finished off with an armful of friendship bracelets... Read More

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Scenes From Fashion’s Night Out (PICS)

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If you are like us and the rest of this great nation than voyeurs rejoice! We’ve stitched together some of our favorite pics from last nights FNO festivities. From regular fashion freak’s to celeb freaks, from London and Paris to Los Angeles and New York, everyone was out and about flaunting their fantastic selves. Mary-J and Rachel Zoe, Big Man Mr. Kors, the mini Ms. Bilson, even the red mane of Vogue Creative Director, Grace Coddington, was seen. And don’t... Read More

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WTF Wednesday: Pocket Pillow

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So… One of our genius graphic designers brought this little nugget of joy to our attention while we were in pursuit of another WTF entry. Now, while we’re grateful, we’re also wondering if this is just his roundabout way of telling us he thinks we need a break. But then it hit us, he just wanted to try the damn thing! What’s that you ask? Why, it’s the pocket pillow! Once again somebody out there has managed to make our heads turn and jaws drop,... Read More

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Pleat Picks: November 2011

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Just because it’s getting colder outside, doesn’t mean we need to start dressing like bag ladies. It’s never been more accepted to wear white after Labor Day… so why not keep those summer neutrals all the way into fall? topped with this killer suede maxi wrap coat and a hint of midnight velvet, we are ready to throw down and party like it’s 1999. 1. Zero + Maria Cornejo “Luma Tunic”, $585, Lagarconne.com 2. J. Crew “Resin Colorblock”... Read More

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Shopping & Trends

Pleat Shopper: 56 Polishes

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1. ULTA Salon Formula Shimmer Nail Lacque in “Jaded”, $2 (sale), ulta.com 2. ULTA Salon Formula Crème Nail Lacquer in “Eye Popping Poppy”, $2 (sale), ulta.com 3. T.LeClerc in “Brun Ardent” $15, barneys.com 4. Sonia Kashuk in “Jammin”, $4.99, target.com 5. Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color by  in “Champagne Toast”, $4,59, ulta.com 6. Sephora by OPI’s Glee Collection in “Slushied”, [...]

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Personal Style

Model Off Duty: Abbey Lee

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We’ve already fallen for this Aussie beauty a couple times now. A couple months ago we obsessed over her shoot with V magazine and now we can’t help but drool over her great “laissez-faire” taste. There isn’t much to contest about her style, except that maybe some of us aren’t huge fans of fur. Regardless, [...]

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PLEAT Beat

Nostalgia: Hypercolor Shirts

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We are mildly obsessed with some of the ingenius fashion items of the 80′s and 90′s. Maybe because it was all candy and roses and everyone was loaded and happy back then. Or because it was just downright weird? Who knows. Who cares. Let’s just mentally frolic back to our hypercolor tees and their heat [...]

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Style News

Lily Allen Wedding Dress Sketch Revealed

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• Lily Allen’s Chanel wedding dress sketch revealed! [CatWalkQueen] • Classic works of art are recreated to include Louboutins. It’s interesting/a little weird. [StyleBubble] • Karl Lagerfeld finds a new muse, Singer Janelle Monae. Don’t want to be on the bandwagon but we kind of love her. [Stylist] • Ashton Kutcher returns to the runway. [...]