Fall 2010

by Roan on February 24th, 2010 (No Comments)

Now having nearly completed the Fall 2010 buy for Roan we could say things like quantum leap, big things afoot, change is in the air, but there is no need.  Upon our return to Richmond our team discovered that with all the amazingness on the American runways of Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Thakoon, and Oscar de la Renta the seeds of their genius have already been planted. Their first fruit is on the floor right now! It’s  a colorful and lightweight foreshadowing of what is coming next fall.  The mixing of textures, the playful layering, the long over the skinny and the unexpected twists.  Fashion is in a fabulous groove.  The American designers have done their research and tapped their souls and they are serving up such a whopping helping of gorgeous, it is mind-boggling.  So easy to love, so hard to edit. But edit we will, to ensure that all you Roanies have your pick of the tastiest morsels from each collection. More details to come.

con amore de nueva york!

Seeing Stars

by Roan on February 15th, 2010 (No Comments)

We are seeing stars today on the eve of our one month anniversary with the arrival of Derek Lam Spring 2010.   It’s so unbelievably sophistacted and gorgeous. And we  have a certain facebook friend jonesing for one of his  infamous rouched jersey dresses.  You know who you are KB so get here queek!  And for all you chocoholics out there, Valentine’s candy is half price at For the Love of Chocolate. The wrapper’s coming off anyway, right?

DEREK LAM SS2010 09/13/09Let’s get those kids back in school and get back to the important matters of the world, styling and shopping.

Loss of Genius

by Roan on February 11th, 2010 (No Comments)

The true genius in fashion is so rare and today, so tragically, we lost one.  Alexander McQueen will forever be one of our most inspired designers and will influence young talent for generations.  Will anyone ever blend fine British tailoring with whimsical art so seamlessly ever again, don’t know.  I just know the world of fashion will deeply miss Lee.  Today we think of happily flitting butterflies and we remember the joy of  the great Alexander McQueen.

Snow Daze

by Roan on February 10th, 2010 (No Comments)

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Another snowy day in Richmond but  thanks to all of our “cabin fever friends” we are  wide open and living the dream, snuggling down with new deliveries from Stella McCartney, Yigal Azrouel and All Dressed Up. And we just received our first shipment from Halston Heritage. It’s a  kaleidescopic collection of  dresses, tops and evening pieces based on the clean drapey lines from Halston’s archives. The oh so approachable collection is everpresent on the body of Sarah Jessica Parker in the upcoming Sex and the City sequel. So it may be cold outside but its hot up in hear!  Props to our chic friend Tara Elgie for turning us onto Donna the Buffalo, perfect snowday tunes.