At this past week’s Hampton Classic, I stumbled upon a wonderful designer sportswear line by the charismatic and gorgeous Kate and Shawn Boyer: Anatomie. I was pulled in by the delicious Italian and French fabrics and sleek lines. Kate and Shawn successfully married high-performance workout wear with modern designer clothing for a fashionable, functional and fun look.
This is exactly what many of the competitive riders must have thought, as their beautifully crafted items were selling like hot-cakes. The equestrian-set favored the City Slick Long Jacket (also comes shorter for ease in the saddle), and the iPod athletic shirt (sorry, I’m waiting for a pic of this – trust me, it’s perfect for riding – bikes or horses). Most of their clothes include silky soft stretch panels that breathe and move with your body, perfect for anyone on the move (yes, you too busy mommies).
The best is all these garments are created to travel well. In fact, Anatomie offers a travel packing guide on their web site as well as a packing service with everyone’s favorite, NetJets airline. All savvy society types need to do is consult with Anatomie before their trip, and all the styling and packing is done for them. Travelers just arrive at their NetJet and travel in fashionable comfort (pretty cool, no?).
For myself, a mere mortal, I’ll settle with wearing the comfy and modern Shelly Long Sweater in my coach seats, sticky with spilled juice boxes on long flights to Grandma’s.
Okay, I just couldn’t help myself. CIFF Kids creates the most amazing children’s clothes and the boys are just as fashionable as the girls. CIFF Kids is the children’s division of the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair. I can’t get enough of these Danes. Even their kid’s clothes have a street chic, high quality and limitless cool. Also, it’s nice to see kid’s clothes appropriate for children. I’m so tired of seeing muffin tops, bellies and bra straps. I can totally imagine these duds on Suri or Viv. Now to find them in the US; I cannot afford tickets to Copenhagen right now.
If you have 10 minutes, take look at their fashion show F/W 2013 below. It’s killer adorable.
I love the casual/boho chic of Haute Hippie’s ethos, and when they throw in a horsy/Americana theme, I find them irresistible. Their Saddle Tee, is a fun follow-up to their previous Horses tee shirts, sweatshirts and strapless maxi dress. At $135 a pop, I may have to wait for a sale, but for now, I’ll just save my pennies and hope they don’t sell out. Next time, perhaps they’ll do an English saddle?
Unrelated, yet totally amazing, check out this knife set by Zwilling J.A. Henckels:
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Damascus 5-Piece Knife Block Set, $3,599.95 at
I’ve been looking for a new knife set, and wow….this is the Brad Pitt of blades.
Hand-folded steel, strong yet flexible laser-cut blades, solid and smooth handles, impeccable balance in the hand, African Blackwood handle for beauty; this is a set of a lifetime.
I would have to rob a bank to afford it, but one can dream. I think I may just go to back to Williams Sonoma and give one of these babies another test drive. Do you think they’ll let me cook an entire meal on the showroom floor? 😉