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The Hot List: May 2010

This month’s edition of The Hot List includes coral nail polish, Sex & The City 2, Balmain x Oliver Peoples Eyewear, Facehunter By Yvan Rodic, crochet tops, Acne X Husam El Odeh, leather shorts, Galaxy Glamour, Cynthia Rowley For Roxy and Rosemount Australia Fashion Week.

CORAL NAIL POLISH // Take a fresh approach to makeup this summer with a bright, beach-ready hue on your nails. This season, a spicy coral-infused pink will give you an instant pop of color that stands out against your sun-kissed skin. For a quick lift, try Chanel Mistral ($18) or Revlon’s Kiss Me Coral ($4.79).

SEX & THE CITY 2 // Get ready for the second coming of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte with this month’s premiere of Sex & The City 2. If you thought the first film was glamorous, this time the girls are heading to Abu Dhabi for a romp in the desert sands.

BALMAIN X OLIVER PEOPLES EYEWEAR // Edgy French fashion house Balmain has just released its first every eyewear collection, in collaboration with Oliver Peoples Eyewear. The Balmain I, a rock & roll-inspired style with a smooth metal bar and black/silver color combination is in stores now, retailing for $595. Balmain II will follow later this year.

FACEHUNTER BY YVAN RODIC // Yvan Rodic, aka The Facehunter, is one of the world’s leading street style photographers. His newly-released book, Facehunter, compiles some of the best photographs from his blog, showcasing his infallible eye for capturing street style talent. You can purchase a copy of Facehunter ($16.47) on

CROCHET TOPS // With stars like Alexa Chung, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kate Bosworth leading the way, vintage-inspired crochet tops are set to be one of summer’s hottest looks. Do as Alexa has done and layer yours under an army jacket. We like Nanette Lepore’s Dexter Crocheted Detail Vest ($47.24) and Topshop’s Knitted Crochet Vest ($60).

ACNE X HUSAM EL ODEH // Swedish denim brand Acne has collaborated with jewelry designer Husam El Odeh on a pair of chic black jeans with sterling silver panels, a modern take on middle-age armor. The $2,000 medieval-style jeans were spotted on trendsetter Chloe Sevigny in March, so if you have the cash, you are in good company.

LEATHER SHORTS // Thanks to labels like Chloe and Emilio Pucci, not to mention stars like Whitney Port, leather shorts are one of this summer’s must-have items. If you’re looking to add a rocker feel to your closet, we like Alexander Wang’s Leather Corset Shorts ($725) and Asos’s Laser Cut Leather Shorts ($93).

GALAXY GLAMOUR // The work of iconic French designer and photographer Thierry Mugler has been captured in this anthology with original sketches and photographs by Mugler himself featured alongside images by Helmut Newtown and Guy Bourdin. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the runway shows, celebrities and supermodels in Mugler’s world.  You can purchase a copy of Galaxy Glamour (£17.47) on

CYNTHIA ROWLEY FOR ROXY // Long known for her love of surfing, fashion designer Cynthia Rowley has just released her first surf-inspired collection for Roxy. The 40-piece collection includes shorts, tees and dresses that will have you summer-ready in an instant. The collection is available at Barneys New York, Colette, Roxy stores and Cynthia Rowley boutiques.

ROSEMOUNT AUSTRALIA FASHION WEEK // RAFW kicked off today in Sydney and super-bloggers Susie Bubble and Tommy Ton (of Jak + Jil) have headed down under to document the event. We’re looking forward to Bec & Bridge, Camilla & Marc, Zimmermann, Romance Was Born and the newly-revived, super-serious boys from Ksubi.


  1. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

    May 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    SATC2 – can’t wait! I also need to get a cute crochet piece.

  2. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

    May 3, 2010 at 9:07 AM

    SATC2 – can’t wait! I also need to get a cute crochet piece.

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