Cher is back! In spite of her recently announced “Farewell” tour, we’re not talking about the singer. No, this is the Cher Dress from Mary Meyer returning for the second fall season in a row. Channeling Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz, everyone’s favorite blonde from the movie “Clueless,” the flannel frock updates the late ’90s grunge style for today. Available in green or brown in 100% cotton, it’s handmade in New York. In the words of Cher, don’t be a “fashion victim” or “ensembly challenged,” get this dress before it sells out like last year!
Last week’s launch of the Hickoree’s pop-up at Americana brand Shinola’s new Tribeca outpost celebrated two leaders in keeping U.S. manufacturers in business and getting their goods into consumer’s hands. Their collaboration takes it one step further with a limited-edition picnic basket that Hickoree’s stocked with Balsa wood airplanes and other toys, as well as candy and snacks such as Side Project beef jerky. Available at the Shinola store only through this Sunday, August 11th, 2013, you can also add a picnic blanket, napkins and treats from the in-house Smile cafe for a chic instant picnic!
For a minimalist look with a totally “now” edge, new design studio Leon + Bella’s first product line consists of limited-edition totes and backpacks in neon-accented leather and canvas. The brand tags itself “Americana,” embodying the concept throughout by making all their products in the USA, and by balancing a commitment to quality and attention to detail with an unfussy elegance. This laid-back approach makes the accessories as suitable for the beach as for the boardroom. We’d happily pair a Leon + Bella with our Habitual Angelina jean for any “summer fun” occasion.