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Forget business casual, we want business fashionable. This Helmut Lang blazer we just found on eBay is absolutely killer — just the perfect amount of sharp tailoring and intriguing design. Going to the office should never be a sacrifice. Click here to check this item out before it slips away!

(Photo courtesy of eBay seller simonesato. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Insta-Peep-o-Gram: Helmut Lang

Whoever is behind the gorgeous behind-the-scenes snaps at Helmut Lang’s last SS14 show needs a big pat on the back. As usual, when fashion week comes around, Helmut Lang’s Insta feed hits the nail on the head, with images that perfectly encapsulate the vibe of the collection. Talk about branding. 

Click here to see more photos and videos from the Helmut Lang show

(Photo courtesy of @helmutlang via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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We know, we know. It’s a million degrees outside. Who wants to shop for jackets? Well, we do. As any die-hard vintage shopper will tell you, the best time to find the choicest of pieces is when you’re shopping for opposite seasons. Case in point: This gorgeous, “archive worthy” Helmut Lang jacket circa 1998. Tuck this puppy into your closet and save it for a snowy day. Winter always comes around sooner than we think.

Click here to see this metallic silver Helmut Lang jacket available on eBay.

(Photo courtesy of eBay seller digitaldeckhands. Text by Jenny Bahn) 

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Street Style: Lily Kwong
"I love eBay," says Lily Kwong, a student of sociology and urbanism… and self-proclaimed full-time nerd. Vintage is her addiction (she once scored a vintage YSL piece on eBay). We enjoyed her simple yet bold style so we asked Lily what she had on today.
Jacket: Helmut Lang | Dress: Reed Krakoff | Bag: Reed Krakoff | Shoes: Lanvin
(Photo: Melodie Jeng. Text by Jauretsi)

Street Style: Lily Kwong

"I love eBay," says Lily Kwong, a student of sociology and urbanism… and self-proclaimed full-time nerd. Vintage is her addiction (she once scored a vintage YSL piece on eBay). We enjoyed her simple yet bold style so we asked Lily what she had on today.

Jacket: Helmut Lang | Dress: Reed Krakoff | Bag: Reed Krakoff | Shoes: Lanvin

(Photo: Melodie Jeng. Text by Jauretsi)

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Ready to Sundance
Every year in January, the Sundance Film Festival draws indie hopefuls and serious stars to the streets of Park City, Utah, where a standout film can make (or break) a career. It’s a week of see-and-be-seen, meeting-and-greeting, where it’s important you look your best, despite taking place in an otherwise sleepy ski town. Here, we have our dream Sundance outfit, complete with leather leggings to keep you toasty, moon boots and snow goggles if you feel inclined to hit the slopes, as well as some memorable accessories.
(Photo and text by Jenny Bahn)
Ready for Sundance by jlbahn featuring lace up ankle booties Velvet top / Dries Van Noten , $1,960 / Helmut Lang black legging / Bogner , $635 / Lace up ankle booties / Givenchy mini handbag / Alexis Bittar cuff bracelet / Valentino glove / Bentley Leather Goggles

Ready to Sundance

Every year in January, the Sundance Film Festival draws indie hopefuls and serious stars to the streets of Park City, Utah, where a standout film can make (or break) a career. It’s a week of see-and-be-seen, meeting-and-greeting, where it’s important you look your best, despite taking place in an otherwise sleepy ski town. Here, we have our dream Sundance outfit, complete with leather leggings to keep you toasty, moon boots and snow goggles if you feel inclined to hit the slopes, as well as some memorable accessories.

(Photo and text by Jenny Bahn)

Ready for Sundance by jlbahn featuring lace up ankle booties 
Velvet top / Dries Van Noten , $1,960 / Helmut Lang black legging / Bogner , $635 / Lace up ankle booties / Givenchy mini handbag / Alexis Bittar cuff bracelet / Valentino glove / Bentley Leather Goggles

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There’s no better way to score a backstage pass to New York Fashion Week than to follow the insiders on Instagram. Consider it full access to scenes of hair and makeup teams buzzing around models, empty runway venues waiting for throngs of attendees, and quick snaps of oddities. 

Back in the days, we had to wait months for this content. Now, the access and availability is immediate and unprecedented. When executed right, the app can perfectly communicate the frantic energy, fabulous parties, and real artistry the fashion industry is capable of. We’ve selected some of our favorites so far. If you don’t have an iPhone, fear not, you can follow these fashion feeds on your computer via Statigram.

(Photographer, Bryant Eslava @bryanteslava)

If you want a one-stop shop for all things fashion week, photographer Bryant Eslava has you covered. Runway, backstage, street style, after-parties. It seems like there is no place Eslava isn’t right now. — Click here for Bryant Eslava’s Statigram feed.


(Designer, Peter Som @peter_som)

More people should be following Peter Som’s Instagram. It’s a beautifully curated view of a designer’s life. The designer has an eye for the abstract.. he’s rarely one to take a straightforward, predictable picture. — Click here for Peter Som’s Statigram feed.

(Photographer, Jhon Santos @jhondka)

Though sometimes he can be a little overzealous with his number of posts in a row (Instagram etiquette, people!), Santos has good sense of tone and a knack for detail. I’ve particularly enjoyed his attention to prints and accessories, especially when it comes to menswear. — Click here for Jhon Santos’ Statigram thread.

(Designer, Helmut Lang @helmutlang)

As big name designers go, Helmut Lang’s Instagram feels well curated and personal, filled with some good snaps from last week’s show. — Click here for Helmut Lang’s Statigram feed.

(Stylist, Tom Van Dorpe @tom_van_dorpe)

Tom Van Dorpe is a favorite of mine, “on season” and off. An extremely talented stylist very much on the rise, Van Dorpe’s work can be found in the pages of V Magazine, V Man, and beyond. Follow him year-round for his behind-the-scene viewpoint on photo shoots, inspiration images, published work, and envy-inducing trots around the globe. — Click here for Tom Van Dorpe’s Statigram feed. 

(Hair Stylist Team, Kerastase USA @kerastaseusa)

Beautiful girls and beautiful hair. Kerastase brings you the whole backstage experience, with updates throughout the day. So far this season they’ve sprayed, sculpted, and slicked for the likes of Thakoon, Monique Lhullier, Jil Stuart, Suno, and Jason Wu. We can’t wait to see what they’re up to this week. — Click here for Kerastase’s Statigram feed.

(Fashion Director and Stylist, Anya Ziourova @anyaziourova)

Anya Ziourova makes you feel like you’re part of her journey as a stylist on the go. There are candid pictures with chic friends, coverage from the front row, and a healthy dedication to statement-piece accessories. — Click here for Anya Ziorova’s Statigram feed.

(Photos: All Photos courtesy of their respective Instagrams)

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eBay’s Polyvore Contest Launches Today: Winner Gets $500 Gift Card
by Jauretsi
Our contest, Fall’s Finest with eBay, has successfully enjoyed its first day with approximately 1,000 Polyvore entries. The rules are simple, just use at least one, two, or three eBay items (found on the contest page), and then whip up your own collage narrative. The image (seen above) was submitted by contestant Kat79 on Day #1. Notice how wisely she incorporated eBay’s tan clutch with an organic leafy spirit to illuminate the Fall season. 
The competition runs another four days, so log onto eBay’s contest page and start curating. I’ll be hanging around the site — perusing, commenting, and widdling it down to the final winner. Best collage takes home $500 gift certificate from eBay. 

(Photo credits: Rag & Bone knit sweater / Helmut Lang elastic waist pants, $245 / Laugh Cry Repeat silk shorts / Speedo / Pointed toe flat / Joie oversized clutch / Circle pendant necklace / Bernard Delettrez cuff jewelry / Amrita Singh  jewelry / DANNIJO  jewelry / Digital Autumn Leaves , Personal and Small Commercial Use. BP 0295 / Fall Leaf , original watercolor painting of dried leaves in brown and…Fall’s Finest with eBay - Oversized Clutch by kat79 featuring a circle pendant necklace)

eBay’s Polyvore Contest Launches Today: Winner Gets $500 Gift Card

by Jauretsi

Our contest, Fall’s Finest with eBay, has successfully enjoyed its first day with approximately 1,000 Polyvore entries. The rules are simple, just use at least one, two, or three eBay items (found on the contest page), and then whip up your own collage narrative. The image (seen above) was submitted by contestant Kat79 on Day #1. Notice how wisely she incorporated eBay’s tan clutch with an organic leafy spirit to illuminate the Fall season. 

The competition runs another four days, so log onto eBay’s contest page and start curating. I’ll be hanging around the site — perusing, commenting, and widdling it down to the final winner. Best collage takes home $500 gift certificate from eBay.