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First|Løøk: Kitsune’ Woman – Fall 2010

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The creative minds over at Kitsune’ are making a bold statement for Autumn 2010, introducing Trad Fashion to it’s women’s imprint. Well — Urban Takeout is definitely NOT mad at them! The collection features some great tailored pieces, with vivid tonality and sophisticated silhouettes that scream “Yaleharvardcornellumbiaversity”. I’m a huge fan of the tops, infusing the rounded collars to create a softer, feminine ‘Ivy League chic‘ look. Kudos…like the throwback snackbar.

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April 9, 2010 at 11:13 am

Get Familiar: The Playsuit

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I’m going to step out on a limb here and guess that most women haven’t worn a playsuit since…elementary school. You remember them vaguely — they were essentially a one-piece tanktop + short set, something like overalls. Well, just like everything else making a resurgence, the Playsuit is back, in full effect. However, the modern approach to the Playsuit loses the straps, and boasts flowy, lightweight materials creating sexy-playful silhouettes. Perfect for warm-season shopping excursions, beach outtings, and midday romps, you can expect for the strapless playsuit to make a huge splash this spring and summer; Get Familiar, por favor.

Above: By Malene Birger playsuit available at Net-a-porter.

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April 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm

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Get Familiar: S-Cubed (Saks Spring Shoes)

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Ladies, Saks Fifth Avenue is releasing a timely delivery of capsule collections for you to enjoy! The collections will feature footwear from 6 of the hottest designers: Heather Williams (exclusive to Saks), Daniele Michetti (exclusive to Saks), Diego Dolcini, Gianvito Rossi, Jonathan Kelsey, and Rupert Sanderson. Here’s the statement Saks released:

“’Special Delivery to 10022-SHOE’ is about showcasing rising designers, which Saks has always believed strongly in, and layering high fashion into our core assortment,” said Ron Frasch, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Saks Fifth Avenue. “Our shoe trend for the season is the sandal bootie and the designers of these collections offer a variety of interpretations of this must-have item.”

So, go ahead and get your sheckles together…or your sponsors (if you have one/two/more of those) and make the necessary moves to cop these!


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March 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

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Post-Valentine’s Day| The Clean-Up

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Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day — how we love thee. February 14th marks one of the most romantic, and hopefully, electric days of the year for Urban Grads & Graduettes. I’m sure yours were filled with falling rose petals, candlelit dinners, chocolate decadence, and of course…the special occasion unmentionables. But now that the the roses are wilting, candles have melted away, chocolate devoured, and the encapsulated passion has experienced its “decrescendo”… what are you going to do with THAT lingerie?!

For the good graduettes who said, “Take It with Me” — one point for you (it’s a recession, I understand — plus, lingerie is NOT cheap). For the naughty graduettes who said, “Leave It with Him” — two points for you (trust me…every guy wants to be left a pair of panties or a bra at least once in life — a token of your appreciation). Either way…the person who fails to WASH these underthings is a complete filthmonger.

Delicates are a very…well…delicate subject; caring for them can easily be over or under-estimated. Many cute bra/panties sets have been sacrificed, teddy and corsets completely ruined because of this laundry tug-of-war. Simple solution: LINGERIE BAGS.

It’s actually quite easy to protect your lingerie. Just place garments inside the lingerie bags, and wash on the DELICATE CYCLE with COLD WATER. After completion, DO NOT TUMBLE DRY — lay them out flat atop a bath towel, and let the capillary action do its thing.

Just because you washed it doesn’t mean that the memory will ever fade — you and he will know EXACTLY what made those unmentionables worth mentioning.

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February 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm

RecessionPrøøf 220: Spring, Top to Bottom

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Topshop has always been a trendy budget chic powerhouse, especially across the pond. The Spring 2010 collection showcases some familiar pieces, just with a futuristic accent. They’ve created 4 families of looks — sub-collections if you will: Parisienne, Downtown, Meadow, and Saloon. You’ll see a muted color pallete across all of the collections, but significant usage of floral patterns, mixing fabrics, bleached denim, and ornamentation consistently through the line. And as Blake VonD told you in last week’s Fashion Forward post, blazers and harem pants…in full effect. Check out some of the looks below!

Parisienne

Downtown

Meadow

Saloon

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January 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Get Familiar: The Hunter Gath’ress

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As an Urban Graduette I’ve come to realize two truths.

Fact 1: Men like when we wear their clothes. Fact 2: Every girl wants to wear items of men’s clothing.

It’s not really a secret, sometimes we just want to breath and not have everything so close. And I’ll agree, women do have a thing for an Urban Grad who can bring out his inner Brett Favre and make it his own. But sometimes we just want to be “ruggedly sexy” in our own way.

Hunter Chic isn’t just for the boys anymore. It’s for us women who want to show that clothes can empower us in an appealing way [sans the big shoulder pads of the 80s…gross]. To get the look across successfully there needs to be that mandatory dance between hard and soft; rugged and smooth. The subtle play between opposites that a guy who appreciates a mean shoe game will recognize. Let’s do some fashion addition:

Kettle Black plaid boyfriend shirt 128 intermixerez

Barbour ladies Utility Jacket (classic)faux fur 330 shopbop

Glen Price wool gauze scarf 85 intermixGenetic Denim shane torn 198 intermix

Chloe lace up suede booties 695 intermixSee by Chloe suede wedge boot 625 intermixHunter boots www.hunter-boot.comProenza Schouler mustard PS1 satchel

Mara hoffman fringe shawl sweater  561 shopbopJamison Fringed cardi 220 saks

– Ceci Staff writer & F.I.T. student

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October 15, 2009 at 12:01 am

[4]u|Tø Know: Hellz Bellz Sample SALE!

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LADIES in the New York area, here’s your opportunity to stay ahead of the class! Hellz Bellz is having a SALE, 100% samples, 100% straight from the cutting room floor. Don’t sleep!!!

Dates: Saturday — October 10th (10/10) & Sunday — October 11th (10/11)

Times: 12pm – 7pm E.S.T.

Location: 151 Orchard St. (between Rivington St. & Stanton St.), New York, NY 10012

Contact: (212) – 253 – 0588

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October 6, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Denimation 201: Warrior Chic

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Warrior chic really got its push from the gladiator sandal, however…the designers over at Acne Jeans decided to take it one step further. Their Spring/Summer 2010 skinny denim line features metallic plates or armor fashioned along the thigh, knee, or shin of the pant leg. We’re not sure whether the inspiration behind this is Joan of Arc, Xena – Warrior Princess, or that Beyonce robot suit (designed by Thierry Mugler), but…yea — to each his/her own. What do you think about Acne Armored Jeans?

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August 29, 2009 at 7:20 pm

RecessionPrøøf 220: Payless

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What if I told you that you could pull off designer footwear….for less than $50?

Payless has paired with designers like Christian Siriano (of Project Runway fame), Alice + Olivia (Russian designers), and STPL (of Staple Design) to produce some recession-friendly footwear options for both women and men. I understand that people have an affinity for overpriced goods….but sometimes it’s about getting more bang for your buck, being sexy while also being smart with your expenses. Don’t let the name fool you! Payless has put a lot of effort into acquiring industry-proven brands and making affordable products that are just as fashionable as “runway footwear”. Check out these examples….none of which exceeds $49.99:

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August 27, 2009 at 12:05 am

RecessionPrøøf 220: The Rick Owens L[oo]k

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The objective of our new category, RecessionProof 220, is to simply provide dependable suggestions of things/items that will contribute to your style, with out contributing to your debt. These items are virtually inelastic — they won’t fluctuate with the economy, they won’t depreciate in value over time, and they won’t need a billion-dollar bailout. “Why?” you ask….because Urban Graduates deserve it.

So here is the Rick Owens look at a WAAAY more affordable price.

Zip Bat Shoulder Dress by BLAK

Black cotton jersey square hood tank dress by Complex Geometries

WeSC Eve Jean

Buckled up wedge by We Who See

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May 13, 2009 at 11:01 am

Spring ‘O-nine [Collection]

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OK, ok urban grads and graduettes, if you have not been taking note of how u|T|ø has been endorsing Spring time, I’ve compiled a linked list of jpics to all the relevant posts. If you don’t wanna take our suggestions to the application stage, it’s cool…but remember we’re just doing this for yall. So just click and you shall receive…

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Kris Van Assche Spring/Summer '09 Hi-Tops

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Eastpak x Raf Simons Backpack

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Levi’s® x DKNY

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In celebration of DKNY’s 20th anniversary, Donna Karan has teamed with Levi’s to produce three styles of American jeans with a “sexy twist”:

These jeans retail for $225 and you can purchase them straight from the DKNY website. The whole wearing-your-boyfriend’s-jeans look is not one of my favorites, but I think this is a good look…

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March 8, 2009 at 1:39 pm