February 3rd, 2013

Givenchy Girl

Givenchy

My beloved Obsedia wrap bracelet

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a Givenchy nut. Okay, maybe not the rottweiler t-shirts and I took a pass on the fold-over boot (the It boot of FW2012), but I have certainly invested a tidy sum in other Givenchy pieces. So it’s no surprise that I’m delighted that Riccardo Tisci has renewed his contract with the house for another 3 years.

I understand how saddened the Balenciaga devotees are over the departure of Nicolas Ghesquiere, especially on the heels of such a stand-out SS13 show. And I was distraught to read that the founders of Current/Elliott, my all-time favorite pant line, have left their company. The day I read the news I doubled up on a few of my  cannot-live-without pairs.

There have been a number of designer change-ups this year and it makes me beg the question, do you wear a label no matter who’s at the helm? I would like to think that I am label-loyal, but I’m not, I only buy and wear what I like. Makes it all the more devastating when a collaboration that I love ends.

SHOP

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  • It is indeed disappointing when a favorite label loses its talent. I grew up at a time when the designer of a label really was the label and only left if they died or retired the firm altogether. We have all experienced loving a line consistently and then one day it is literally over! I own several pieces of Hermes ready to wear from the late 90’s and 2000–they are among my most treasured pieces and I will never part with them. Haven’t loved anything they have done since (ready to wear). For pants, there is nothing that fits me better than my old Gunex (now Brunello Cuccinelli). Italian perfection!

    PaulineFebruary 4th, 2013  2:45 AM

     
  • I feel the exact same way, which is why i was pretty distraught to hear about JG moving into Oscar de la Renta’s studio for “3 weeks”. I’m eager (& nervous!) to go to the show to see if there was any influence.
    Hollye

    Hollye Jacobs,The Silver PenFebruary 4th, 2013  10:43 AM

     
  • Hello Preston!
    I hope you can help me. I have the wrap bracelet you have pictured above in red and I love it, however I have tiny wrists and I would love for it to be tighter. To Whom could I send it to have another snap added? Thank you. I enjoy your blog and never miss a day!!!

    Helene damerisJune 25th, 2014  12:15 PM

     
  • Try the Leather Spa in NYC, they can do anything!

    PrestonJune 25th, 2014  5:01 PM

     

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