We’re wildly excited about so many things this month—New York Fashion Week, for starters—that editing our list of things we love was trickier than usual. After endless rounds and lots of back and forth, we finally decided on the following ten items, each special in its own way.
Hillary & Katherine's Favorite Things For September
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From the perfect polish to the high priest of funk (no, really), please check out all the things on our radar right now!
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As you know, we love a designer + Target collection—Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, we're talking to you—but the shopping giant's brilliant collaboration with 3.1 Phillip Lim is truly next level. Hitting stores on September 15th, the collection features over 100 pieces that span menswear, womenswear, and accessories. You know we're going to be the first in line!
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Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27) in Alchimie
There is little I love more than a metallic polish—this is Hillary writing, FYI—and while I've been on a chrome silver or rose gold kick for the better part of 2013, for fall I'm all about this slightly odd metallic khaki green from Chanel. It's such an interesting neutral, plus I'm a sucker for a little sheen, and much like gray, it goes with nothing, so therefore it goes with everything!
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Club Monaco Ela Suede Moto Jacket ($695)
Clearly we're crazy about all things moto jacket for fall, and this one is definitely our crush du jour. The slightly, relaxed, lightly boxy cut is deceptively-flattering and the bright cobalt suede is simply a knockout.
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You might have noticed that we've been paying a little more attention to the fellows lately—talking about how to style the man in your life, discussing the best dressed dudes—and it seems we're not the only ones. The geniuses behind one of our favorite e-commerce sites Shopbop are feeling the fellows too, and are launching a new menswear-shopping site, East Dane, this week. The site features a mix of new favorites (Alexander Wang) and beloved classics (Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots), plus styling tips and tricks, and we have a hunch the one-stop shop is going to make a really, really, really big splash.
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Full disclosure: we've been full-tilt Julianne Hough supporters for a while now, so when she agreed to do a beauty shoot for our sister site Byrdie, there was some serious celebrating in the office. Our girl crush was game for trying a look that's more runway than red carpet—rainbow brite eye makeup, but done in a majorly gorgeous way—and looked incredible doing it. Be sure to check out each look and let us know which one's your favorite.
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Some of us (ahem, Katherine), really, really, really love Prince. As in, name their cat after him, love him. So the fact that the purple high priest of funk is on Twitter now, well, suffice it to say, this is totally up our alley. His sense of humor shows too; Prince not only referenced a classic Chappelle’s Show line on Twitter recently, but he’s also using a photograph of Dave Chappelle, dressed as Prince, as the artwork for his new song "Breakfast Can Wait.” Well played, sir. Well played.
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Proenza Schouler Lunch Bag Large Shearling Clutch ($1045)
We might not be able to break out our fall coats for another few months, but we can start appropriating some of the season's key fabrics into our wardrobes via other ways, like Proenza Schouler's next-level furry clutch. The simple shape lets the unexpected material really stand out, plus who can resist a textured accessory? Not us, not now.
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Dior Nail Earrings ($440) In Palladium
Dior is killing it right now for us, on basically every level. While we might not have big enough budgets to splurge on the entire collection, the incredible silver earrings from the brand's F/W 13 campaign are a bit more attainable and will add the right amount of polish to any outfit.
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Though it doesn't technically come out until mid-September, this book is already creating a buzz in our office. Karl Lagerfeld is wildly quotable—"Think pink. But don't wear it."—and we have a feeling this is going to be on our gifts to give list come the holidays.
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While the latest crop of models are certainly on our radar, we'll always have a soft spot for the girls who have been a part of our collective consciousness for years, which is why we're so pleased that Prabal Gurung cast the incomparable Bridget Hall in his F/W 13 digital campaign. The 35-year-old Dallas, Texas-raised model has been one of our favorites since she burst onto the scene nearly two decades ago, and as these images prove, she's only getting better.
Proenza Schouler Lunch Bag Large Shearling ClutchProenza Schouler, $1045
Ela Suede Moto JacketClub Monaco, $695
The World According To Karl$30
Nail ColourChanel Le Vernis, $27