25 June 2007

the a-z of summer: def

Derek Lam.

Forget that Michelle Williams wore this to the CFDA Awards. Yep, she stole your thunder. And yes, you wear it better than Coco Rocha on the runway. Lightyears better than Mariya Markina in the picture on the left. The band dress is reimagined by Derek Lam, not in Hervé Léger's style, but in a vision of his own. Turquoise, black, and chestnut compliment the fairest of the fair-skinned to the darkest skin tones.

SS07 Derek Lam available at Bergdorf Goodman, $1,395

Emanuel Ungaro.

I love Peter Dundas. This shoe is part dominatrix and part demure. The strip of pink on the inside of the heel smartly befits the black leather.

SS07 Emanuel Ungaro available at:
792 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022


Open-air markets in Florence are a fixture in the city. Besides shopping, you can also visit the Bargello Palace and the Ponte Vecchio. If you're looking for a breathtaking view, climb up the Campanile overlooking the Duomo and the rest of the city.

Book Alitalia flight AZ 607 by July 1 from Newark to Milan (and connect to Florence). Automatically save from 15 to 25% off select published fares.

Photo credits (top-bottom) Bergdorf Goodman, Emanuel Ungaro, Dingcai Cao

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