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Amanda Kain Kain Label
Amanda Kain's modern, classic T-shirts fit, well, to a tee. Ultra-soft material; sexy, slouchy proportions; and unmistakable style are all it takes. Read more
Shirting the Issue
It’s nearly impossible to picture a world without T-shirts.
For starters, Venice Beach would be unbearable, gyms would go formal, and chances are you’d be reading this in your bra.
Perish the thought. Kain is here.
The tightly edited new line of tees from Amanda Kain, owner of Threadbare Vintage in Topanga Canyon, consists of four perfectly updated versions of the classics: crew, V-neck, tank, and three-quarter-length sleeve. And while the slouchy pocket on all but the V give these simple tops a hint of a boyish edge, the just-right oversize cut adds the right amount of slink.
In basic black, white, or heather gray, the fabric is 90 percent modal and 10 percent cashmere, which makes this everyday staple 100 percent luxurious.
Marissa Ribisi and Sophia Coloma Whitley Kros
Dream team Marissa Ribisi and Sophia Coloma design clothes for real life -- if you're a no-fuss beauty with an artsy disposition and a tendency to travel the globe (or at least look like it). Read more
Kros Your Heart
Whitley Kros Collection Debuts
Lost Baggage Claim Check #: 8675309-01
Name: Whitley Kros
Destination: Hard to say. It’s more of a nonstop global escapade, really.
Baggage description: Stuffed.
Last seen: On the runway.
Contents: Only everything a girl could need for spring. Unfussy and effortlessly cool, it’s packed with lightweight oversize cardigans; purpley blue plaid sack dresses; silk tops; high-waisted shorts; and long-sleeve minidresses in brights like royal blue, hot pink, and sunny yellow; plus, beige and black classics thrown in for good measure. Also, be on the lookout for sexy, slouchy tees with dreamy graffiti and/or doodles. You can’t miss.
Special instructions: If, rather, when found, please contact designers Marissa Ribisi and Sophia Coloma. That precocious team is the only one that could possibly track me down. They even wear me out.
Emily Current and Meritt Elliott Current/Elliott
The Boyfriend Jean. Need we say more about Emily Current and Meritt Elliott's denim collection that whipped girls into a frenzy coast-to-coast? Read more
Jammie pants, fluffy bunny slippers, and a half empty box of Gallo — looks like someone’s got the blues.
Or, in this case, a lack thereof.
All this talk about Current/Elliott, the new all-denim, all-covetable collection from Hollywood stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, but not a pair for the buying in sight (hello, mean reds).
Chin up, dollface. The first shipments of the super-sought-after line have arrived. A roomy pocket skirt, artist smock dress, monarch jumper, circle vest, and the most-wanted 1957 destroyed boyfriend jeans are available now.
If that doesn’t perk you up, the strapless tulip dress, slouchy shorts, and hip-slung trousers that become available Friday will.
Suddenly that box of Gallo’s looking half full.
Available at Mas Boutique, 3511½ Sunset Boulevard, between Golden Gate and Maltman Avenues, Silver Lake (323-663-3112 or masboutique.com); online at barneys.com. To see styles, go to currentelliott.com.