The first Monday in May is, and will forever be, Met Gala day (aka fashion’s Oscars) to the fashionable and fashion-obsessed. Year on year, the Gala awes and inspires as we watch fashion, music, film and business elite play the ultimate game of over-the-top dress up, always to a particular theme that sets the tone for the Costume Institute’s headline exhibition (and serves as the Institute’s major source of fundraising).
Last night was no exception. The 2018 Met Gala Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination reigned over the city of New York (not to mention our TV, mobile phone & computer screens), and if we are being honest, it may have been one of the best ever. Hosted by the ultimate fashion dream team – Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace – the Gala showcased the Catholic Church’s influence throughout the history of fashion. Just the theme itself promised visions of grandeur and unapologetic in-your-face opulence, and we were not disappointed. Robes reminiscent of 18th century Rococo; Middle Ages chainmail, hairnets and halos; Renaissance velvet, pearls, gold and jewels (oh my!); and romantic ruching and pleating. You name it, we saw it and it had our eyes misting and our hearts speeding. Continue reading “Handled’s Roundup of the 2018 Met Gala Where Heavenly Bodies Reigned Supreme”
Spring is here (really, we promise it is) and with it comes renewal and a chance for all of us to let the colour into our every day again, try something new, and just blow all those winter blahs away.
Here at Handled we’re having our own version of a Spring renewal, and that ever so sassy & fresh breath of air you’re feeling is our new Handler- RAQUEL! She’s a girl who appreciates a good Zara + Missoni pairing, and is all about food, fashion, travel & dogs. We’re oh so lucky to have her join the fam, and know you’ll love her too. Continue reading “15 Minutes with Raquel”
Fashion week season has wrapped up, and it’s time to talk about those fabulous trends that stormed the runways. Couture fashions can seem downright intimidating and darn near impossible to style into an everyday wardrobe (when only viewed as high fashion). The key is to look beyond that, break down the outfit and see what individually stands out.
Handled to the rescue. We’ve selected our most coveted trends and statement pieces to show you how to take the inspo from the runway and make it rock in your everyday closet. Continue reading “Fashion Week F/W’18 Roundup- Bringing Inspiration From The Shows Into Your Wardrobe”
If you’re remotely interested in fashion and live in a four-season climate, your saving grace for bone-chilling temperatures is all of the hats, scarves and gloves you have *very* legitimate reasons to wear. But, it gets to a certain point, i.e. when you have to cover 90% of your face, where it becomes a tiny bit difficult to look your best while dressing appropriately for the weather. Keep reading for some of the best ways to do just that.
Continue reading “Winter is Here: How to Survive in Style”
I don’t know about you, but I was shocked to find out that Art Basel has not always been a who’s-where-in-what-with-who Miami Beach blowout for celebrities, overwhelmingly made up of models and quote-unquote influencers under the age of thirty. It was created nearly fifty years ago in Basel (I get it now), Switzerland, by gallerists, Trudi Bruckner, Balz Hilt, and Ernst Beyeler, “Europe’s pre-eminent dealer in modern art,” according to the New York Times. Continue reading “Battle of the Basels: A ThoughtPiece”
If you’re like me, when you think of the the word, ‘uniform,’ one of two images come to mind: a gaggle of schoolgirls in identical skirts, ties, and blazers, or Mark Zuckerberg in a grey t-shirt and blue jeans. Both are expressions of efficiency – ensembles that say to the world, “I have more important things to worry about than what to put on in the morning.” But both are also undeniably associated with not only the word ‘uniform,’ but the words bland and boring. Not to discredit the method to Mark’s madness, but it’s time we reassess and reclaim the modern uniform, making it our b*tch. Continue reading “You is for Uniform”
I don’t care what anyone says, but black is the new black. It is irreplaceably the most classic, the most timeless, and the most chic of all colors (can I even call it that?). It’s what you throw on when you’re having any doubts about anything at all! If you’re having a bad hair day – High ponytail, all black. If you’re feeling a little rounder around the edges – black from head to toe. If you simply have no idea what to wear but still want to look crisp and well put together? You guessed it – sweet, sweet black. But even I can admit that sometimes, sometimes the constant monochromatic get-up gets a bit bland. So here are five ways to wear black and *not* be boring. Continue reading “How to wear black and not look boring”
It’s safe to say that a) summer is officially over, and b) we’re all rather upset about it. However, I can also confidently say that the single largest saving grace for the chill in the air is what you and every other fashion lover guessed: Fall coats. They are *the* wardrobe staple for this time of year, whether their purpose is to serve us functionally or decoratively. Handler André puts it best as “outerwear that’s an extension of our personal style, instead of just armour against a stiff breeze.”
From traditional classics to straight-up showstoppers, Shira and André have selected their men’s and women’s favourites from this season. Try and stop yourself from drooling, I dare you. Continue reading “Why we’re dreaming of cold weather”