Trendspotting: Transparency


By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent. Mark Zuckerberg

Topic, issue and fashion trend-how much more diverse can an adjective be? Re bags: remember every component detail becomes part of an artful composition as well as a reveal. If you’re reading “People” instead of an ostensibly thought-provoking book, the world will know. Your make-up case needs to be cool looking, your electronics should be cased. No free floating Kleenex, candy wrappers, or uncapped pens. Consider carrying something weird, just to throw off observers. Re shoes: scrubbed and pedicured feet please. I wonder how Cinderella dealt with this?

Eyes so transparent that through them the soul is seen. Theophile Gautier

Marc by Marc Jacobs Werdie Clear Solid Tote

The pretty tint makes this one a little less transparent-a little. Quirky and cute, this bag has pockets and straps printed on it. A bit of light reflecting color to jazz up an outfit spotted with neons, light fabrics, and fun accessories. Nylon/plastic 12” w x 11” h ; 8” strap drop. Interior zippered pocket. Snap closure. $258.00

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. Simone de Beauvoir

This Berry Moment Wedge by Miss L Fire

Classic silhouette, country decoration, contemporary medium. Cute as the dickens. A real Zooey Deschanel pair. Paint your toes red and you’re ready to rock- or square dance. Wear with shorts or a retro dress. The berry embellishment is-wait for it-vegan faux suede. Transparent glitter upper, pretty peep toe. Lining-fabric. Wedge measures 2.5”. $105.00

One man’s transparency is another’s humiliation. Gerry Adams

McQ Alexander McQueen “Kingsland” Vinyl Shopper

NOW you can own something by McQueen. Zippy colors, but no hiding. Big enough to carry a day’s worth of errands. Now go buy containers for the container. How’s your ipad case? Are you toting shoes? Great for the beach, needless to say. Pronounced studs add a Canal Street vibe/modern art/found objects, adjustable side gussets, logo embossment. Neon orange or hot pink. 13” w x 15 ½” h x 4 ½” d. Strap drop 5”. $210.00

Related – iPad Cases: The Latest “Must-Have” Accessory

Dayna Pump by J. Renee

Light as air and ready to dance. Both heel height and construction make this the perfect shoe for a night on your feet. Great for those who teeter at 5” and those who prefer the steadiness of grounding. Pretty in silver. Wear with the most diaphanous apparel. Half fabric, half patent upper, leather outsole. Lightly padded footbed with scalloping details. Fabric wrapped, sculpted 2 ½” heel. Adjustable back strap. Half bow and rhinestone accent at the vamp. $85.00

There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life. Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Birger Evidencia Beach/Town Tote with Leopard Pouch

This’ll carry anything and everything-your ipod, ipad, swimsuit, tanning lotion, hat, etc. etc. etc. Or go shopping in the village and load it with sundries, drug store items, and grapes. It’s a whatever bag. Clear plastic fuchsia with purple patent adjustable shoulder straps with gold buckles- 9” drop. (hands free for the margarita), reinforced handles. Square bottom. 12” h x 23.5” l x 8” d. Detachable clear leopard print purse with gold top zipper and detachable wrist strap. 6.5” x 9.25”. $179.00

Life is filigree work. What is written clearly is not worth much, it’s the transparency that counts. Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Cinderella Shoes

Top: Marc Jacobs Transparent Pump – Ethereal looking or spacey depending on what you do with the rest of the ensemble. Either way, you’ll appear to be walking on air. Can be steered hip hop or classic modern. Wear them throughout the season in warmer weather. These are on the edge of style-which means they’ll never go “out.” Round toe with piped leather edge and 4” Lucite stiletto heel with lift at bottom. PVC upper , leather sole and footbed. Dustbag included. $595.00

Bottom: Christian Louboutin Just Picks – Ok, breathe out. Clearly Sarah Jessica Parker owns a pair as Carrie would have. These are the real thing. Scan the room, pick out your Prince Charming and lose the shoe! No kidding. If he doesn’t know what this means, he’s not worth having. Just a gorgeous piece of footwear. Covet and keep. Transparent PVC and leather pointed toe pump with spike and glitter embellished toe cap. Closed back, thin adjustable double ankle strap. 4” heel. Signature red leather sole. $1495.00

Add Comment Register

Leave a Reply

Find out why every womanwants to be a woman around town.

Sign up for our Free E-mails and receive news about upcoming events and promotions