Author Archives: Marina Larroude

On Our Radar: Sophia Webster

I spend the majority of my days checking out seasoned designers’ collections. While I love to see the evolution of a designer’s work, I especially enjoy being surprised by something out of the ordinary, like a new brand that I know nothing about. That’s exactly what happened to me last week. In between a crazy [...] Continue reading

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House Of Lavande Unveils Its Wares

House of Lavande, yes, that vintage store based in Palm Beach, is launching its own jewelry line. After years of collecting vintage jewelry for the store, Tracy Smith, the woman behind the brand, decided it was time to work on her own collection. “As much as I love collecting and curating other vintage jewelry, I [...] Continue reading

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On Our Radar: Noir Jewelry earrings

My obsession with earrings as of late doesn’t seem to be fading anytime soon. I started slowly, first experimenting with the trend with the Repossi Berbere earring or my Ca & Lou custom piece. Later, I felt more confident and “upgraded” to bolder and bigger pieces, like these Tory Burch and Jen Kao pieces featured [...] Continue reading

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On Our Radar: Chance

When I was a kid, my mom used to dress me in stripes, and ever since then, I have racked up a growing collection of striped pieces (I still keep the tradition going today with my daughter Gloria). Especially in the summer, cutoffs and a striped top are my go-to weekend outfit, so of [...] Continue reading

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White Out

Memorial Day weekend is finally a few days away, and although I wear white year-round, including during the winter, I especially can’t resist buying new white pieces for summer. It’s my go-to color for warm weather. One of my favorites in my wardrobe is a cotton dress from Jenni Kayne Spring ‘11—I’ve worn it over [...] Continue reading

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Cannes Ready

The truth is, I’ll be home in New York this weekend, taking long walks in Central Park and having friends over for a barbecue. But a girl can dream. And where I’d really like to be spending my weekend (and, what the hell, next week) is Cannes.What to pack for the French Riviera? Neon and [...] Continue reading

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On Our Radar: Mitchel Primrose

Crocodile was everywhere on the Fall runways. No great surprise, then, to find that the forward-thinking types attending Sydney fashion week are early adopters; Tommy Ton spotted Christine Centenera, for example, wearing a croc choker.It reminded me of several similar pieces from the latest Mitchel Primrose accessory collection. The Los Angeles-based designer launched his line [...] Continue reading

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On Our Radar: A Taste For The Tropics

The Fall runways may have left splashy prints largely behind for brocades, dark burgundies, and fur, but with Spring clothes and accessories now in stores, the trend isn’t over yet. After spending the last few weeks up to our elbows in Fall collections preparing the new issue of, the wilder stuff is a nice [...] Continue reading

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Saturday Night At Milk Studios: Alejandro Ingelmo And Ostwald Helgason

I would like to offer a big thanks to Milk Studios for making our lives easier during NYFW. I was able to see four presentations last night, all of which were on the same floor, one room next to the other (and, on such a chilly Saturday night, it was nice not to be running [...] Continue reading

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Pre-Fall Jewelry

At the offices, we have been busy seeing a lot of pre-fall collections, and although it’s one of our busiest times of the year, it’s also one of our favorites. We get to see the designers in a low-key environment, talk to everyone face to face, and discuss what’s ahead for Fall. If the [...] Continue reading

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On Our Radar: Longchamp X Mary Katrantzou

For years, I’ve been thinking about getting a Longchamp duffel bag and I couldn’t decide what color to get. Once, while in the Caribbean, I saw a chic French woman carrying a turquoise number, and the minute I arrived back in the city, I tried to purchase it, with no luck—it was no longer available [...] Continue reading

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On Our Radar: Ca & Lou Earring

I haven’t been wearing earrings in the past few years, but lately all I want is a new pair. Correction: Although my lovely daughter has been reminding me, “Mommy, you need two earrings, not just one,” a single statement earring is exactly what I am after. After lusting over Gaia Repossi’s Berbère earrings, I [...] Continue reading

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Let’s Festa

There’s a Brazilian saying that goes, for a good party, you need a good mix of people. The gathering I attended last night, hosted by Roberto Thompson and Amalia Spinardi at their house in São Paulo and held in my honor, was exactly that. In the group were fashion enthusiasts, designers, editors, and artists, including [...] Continue reading

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Bound For Brazil: Marina Larroude’s Packing List’s senior fashion editor, Marina Larroude, is finishing packing for her trip home to Brazil next week. Here, she shares her holiday travel essentials.Unlike most places in the States at this time of year, it’s hot and desertlike in Brazil right now, so I always think about Christmas as more of a summer party. Needless [...] Continue reading

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The 12 Days Of Christmas: Day 2

The holiday season is upon us. We’ve already quizzed some of our favorite fashion personalities—from Bruno Frisoni to Miranda Kerr—on what they’d get for one another, and now we’re turning the focus to our own office. Check in every day to see what’s editors and contributors are going to gift (and hoping to get) [...] Continue reading

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Duchess Treat: An Outfit For Kate’s Every Christmas Occasion

On our daily scan of the Daily Mail, we noticed a story about Kate Middleton’s dress code for her first Christmas Day at Sandringham House. The Duchess of Cambridge may be required to change up to five times in less than 24 hours—for breakfast, church, lunch, cocktails, and dinner. A schedule like that could put [...] Continue reading

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Muses Make The Men

Not even the rain in New York this week stopped a divine crowd from gathering to celebrate the tenth anniversary of jewelry label Faraone Mennella. Divine being just the right word here. Designers Amedeo Scognamiglio and Roberto Faraone Mennella were inspired by Greek mythology for their recent collections, and to spotlight them, picked nine women [...] Continue reading

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Fired Up for Spring, with Color at Calvin

I don’t remember seeing so much color in a Calvin Klein show in seasons. The label presented its accessible collection for Spring this week, and while the looks were mostly monotone, they didn’t want for brightness. Skinny jeans came in yellow, shades of coral , red, and aqua, and red suits were paired with contrast [...] Continue reading

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Juicy, Re-Juiced

Though it’s gone through several phases since its initial velour tracksuit heyday, Juicy Couture has never fully shaken its reputation for loungewear. But with a newly appointed chief creative officer, LeAnn Nealz, the brand is looking to up its fashion cred—and its first seasonal presentation, held at an NYC mansion last night, suggested that it’s [...] Continue reading

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