The Thursday Fashion Files!

by Cary Randolph Fuller · January 27, 2011

Today we take a summery trip to Newport courtesy of Gant, purchase a $7 million egg, wear Annabelle Dexter-Jones glasses, and finally steal a glimpse in Jane Aldridge's hallowed makeup bag. Also of great import: Demi Moore falls for fashion (literally) at Sundance!

1. J.Crew takes us behind the scenes of their globe-crossing shoe design process in a three-part video series directed by Douglas Keeve. [J.Crew via Refinery 29]

2. On a day like today when trekking to the bar proves treacherous, there's only one thing to do and that is to break out the "stately" Moore & Giles' mixology bag. Of course, at $740, it will set you back as much as a ticket to St. Baarth, which may be more logical. [Gizmodo]

3. As always Who What Wear answers our most pressing sartorial question: WHAT WAS SHE WEARING? [Who What Wear]

4. GANT unveils its Spring 2011 campaign video titled "Gangs of New Haven." The mini-film features pretty preps and our recent Daily Style Phile stars, the men of U.S. Royalty. Shot in Newport, Rhode Island. Watch below. [Fresh Every Day]

5. Annabelle Dexter-Jones takes her relationship with Andre Saraiva one step further by collaborating on a line of...geek chick glasses?! Each pair is inscribed with "Annabelle + Andre = <3". This is romance in the 21st century. [Blackbook]

6. Just what we need on this snow day: a comprehensive list of ONLINE SALES!!! [Tall Girl Tales]

7. Faberge, world-renowned maker of bejeweled eggs, hops on the pop-up bandwagon with a temporary store in Gstaad. Prices range from a paltry $40,000 to $7 million. But that's nothing if you vacation in Gstaad. [Racked]

8. '90s-era supermodel Audrey Marnay unveils her ten-piece ready-to-wear collection, inspired by Yves Saint Laurent and "French insouciance." [Vogue]

9. Kate Spade has a brand new logo that's chic, bright, and simple. We love it! [Kate Spade]

10. Karmen Pedaru goes big, bold, and bright for Vogue Nippon. Could anyone have styled this shoot other than Anna Della Russo? Among other influences, we envision Amber from Clueless wearing this get-up to a party in the Valley. Or Naomi Campbell to a court date. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

11. Etam drew a star-studded crowd for its Spring 2011 show in London, including but not limited to Charlotte Casiraghi, Kate Moss, and Stefano Pilati. [RDuJour]

12. Demi Moore attempted stiletto snow boots in Park City, Utah, with disastrous results. Thankfully someone captured her tumble on camera. Also thankfully, no one was hurt in the process. Lesson learned: stick with flat boots in inclement weather. [Glamour]

13. At long last H&M is set to roll out an e-commerce site, providing its fast fashion competitors with a new reason to worry. Fashionistas everywhere fire up their MacBooks and rejoice. [The Cut]

14. Jane Aldridge opens up her makeup bag, and a million blog-loving acolytes swoon. Not surprisingly Jane stash is devoid of drugstore brands and packed with high-end designer brands, as befits any eighteen-year-old. [Sea of Shoes]

15. Harley Viera Newton, deejay darling, is not low maintenance. She has "an unhealthy obsession with nail art." So do we, Harley. So do we. [Into the Gloss]

16. More news in optical fashion: Illesteva's S/S 2011 campaign features beautiful people wearing their unisex styles. We're especially taken with Paz de la Huerta and (once again) Harley V.N. [Selectism]

17. How cute is this mish-mash of winter white polka dots? [The Cupcaketologist]

18. Ever wished you could dress exactly like Lauren Conrad? Now you can! Fortunately she dresses like every other twenty-something American girl with that ol' "French insouciance." [Haute Like Couture]

19. Super-duper adorable Brooklyn designer Hayley Boyd of Marais Shoes talks to Matchbook this month. We want her mom-style jeans and, ya know, a fashion line of our own. [Matchbook via A Cup of Jo]

20. Capturing the stylish side of last night's blizzard is Jen Brill, wearing a Proenza Schouler coat, Acne jeans, Chanel bag, and Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony booties in Chinatown. [Terry's Diary]

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