Friday, January 30, 2009

JUST FOR YOUR BLOG: WOOED BY WU!


WUNDERKIND POWERS: ACTIVATE! FORM OF: a twenty six year old upstart whose gowns are gracing the galleries of fashion rags, rocking red carpets, heck--even showing up center stage at say . . . an inaugural balls, on say . . . MICHELE OBAMA! So, to show our allegience to the fashion flag, we posted a few WU items that just arrived! Enjoy!
For further infomation or to purchase, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com




Jason Wu Black Matelasse Double Breasted Coat. In a size 6. New with tags and originally retailed for $2050. Priced at $1230.

Jason Wu Black Silk Satin Double-Breasted Coat with Short Sleeves. In a size 6. New with tags and originally retailed for $2300. Priced at $1380.

Jason Wu Black Matelass Cocktail Dress with maroon piping. In a size 4. New with tags and originally retailed for $1900. Priced at $1140.
Jason Wu Cocktail Dress with Beaded Empire Waist. In a size 6. New with tags. Priced at $1250.











AFTER THE STORM

Take a load off, Annie . . . these girls are serious and this sale is no joke. Case in point: NO SHOES ON THE RACKS IN THE BACK! This pic was taken, btw, at 10 am!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Decadestwo's BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

Believe it, babies! It is 8:45 AM! On a SATURDAY! These angelensa have posted up outside D2 like we selling Britney tickets in South Florida! And yes, those are umbrellas . . . Fashion statement: perhaps. More likely: because it's was RAINING! Take that committment-phobes. These girls are serious as a heart-attack when it comes to shoes. And handbags.
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Madness, Simply Madness . . .

Madness, Simply Madness. The way you ladies attacked the racks almost made us want to jump our style ship! Melee! Melee!
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Monday, January 26, 2009

IF THE SHOE FITS . . .

We chatted for a minute with our super chic clientelle Andrea about her shoe sale selections. Here's our meeting of the fashion minds:
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Friday, January 23, 2009

OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW!


We're so excited to see that the trailblazing lady of the HOPE campaign has brought her sense of savvy to the red carpet as well. It's clearly a revamped administration and there's no reason to continue to don the stuffy frocks of yesteryear. Rather, Mme. Obama spotted the innovative designers of tomorrow but wore their wear today. Well, Tuesday . . .

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

REMINDER: D2 SHOE SALE!



As if you needed a reminder . . . The last time we had a shoe sale, you ladies lined yourselves outside, chomping at the bit to get in here and get your mits on some Manolos! And considering that this time, we've also added handbags into the mix, we're expecting boho barbarians at the gate! So, we've added onto our store hours, just to make sure that all of our girls get a fair chance to swipe some Stellas, Louboutins, Alaia's, Gianotti's etc. See you foxy minx's at 9am. Sheesh. Who's making the coffee run . . .

*Christian Louboutain velvet grafffiti heels and mathcing graffiti clutch. For further information or to purchase, COME TO THE SALE!


STAFF PICK: LOUIS VUITTON CHAIN MAIL HANDBAG


Staff Member: Professor Burns

Star Sign: Cancer

The Professor's Pick: Louis Vuitton Chain Mail Handbag

Why: It's Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome meets prohibition!

Can Be Found At: Pop Physique

Wouldn't Be Caught Dead: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (someone's on a detox . . .)

*Louis Vuitton Black Matte Metal Chain Mail Handbag. Original box included. Priced at $1220. For further information or to purchase, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com

Monday, January 19, 2009

INSPIRATION: MADE IN USA

Over the weekend, we went incognito a showing of Made In USA. As we watched Anna Karina skulk about the screen clad in a wig and trench coat, it occured to us that every stylish gal needs a terrific trench for the upcoming transition from Winter to Spring. And the eve of the inauguration, transitioning with style, seems to be a patriotic act, to say the least!

*Mike and Chris Trench Coat. In a size small and in next-to-new condition. Priced at $350

**Louis Vuitton Belted Trench with Pleated Drop Waist. In a size 38 and in next-to-new condition. Priced at $950
***Gucci Trench Coat. In a size 42 and in next-to-new condition. priced at $500


































TREND: FIRST LADY FASHION

In honor of tomorrow's inauguration, we've gone back through the years and picked some pieces inspired by the wonderful women of the White House.

For further information or to purchase any of the items below, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.comWe've lovedy-dove this Lanvin piece and we're pretty sure Helen Herron Taft would have loved it too! This fabulous frock sports all of the delicate touches of the Victorian age but the black over navy color palette also suggests that the gal who wears is no shrinking violet. Just like Mrs. Taft herself--who was the first woman to ride alongside her husband on Inauguration Day and even though her betrothed was a Dry, Mrs. Taft continued to cocktail.
Below: Lanvin Navy Dress with Black Mesh Overlay and Grosgrain Belt. From the Winter 2006 Collection. Approximately a size 38. Priced at $1200.




In 1931, Grace Anna Kling Coolidge was voted one of the 12 Greatest Living women. If we had to make a list of the 12 greatest living ensembles, no doubt this Chanel set would pass Grace's muster. Accented with deco details from Coolidges's era, this Chanel combination is sure to be seen on the elegant-elect.
Chanel Navy Two-Piece Ensemble with Signature Button-Front Closures. From the Spring 2008 Collection. In a size 40 and in next-to-new condition. Priced at $1800.





We applaud Betty Ford's commitment to color and so have selected this little number from Matthew Williamson. Accented with chinoiserie-inspired beading, this dazzling dress is the epitome of the joire-de-vivre for which Madame Ford was known.
Matthew Williamson Metallic Blue Beaded Dress. In a size 6. New with tags. Originally retailed for $3000 and priced at $1200.


Nothing says 60s elegance quite like Jacqueline Kennedy. The lady had a style which even today is basically untouchable. But if anyone comes close, its Proenza Schouler. We've selected a two-piece outfit that is constructed with hallmarks of 60s geographic design but is still feminie and delciate, much like Mlle. Bouvier herself.
Proenza Schouler White Sheer Two Piece Shift with Overlay. In a size 4. New with Tags and retailed for $2150. Priced at $700.


We couldn't more more excited for tomorrow--when Michele Obama and co. take the White house and the Country by storm. A more refined, intelligent, poised and compassionate lady of the house, we could not imagine. We chose the piece below, because like Mme. Obama, this Giambattista Valli dress is modern yet modest, intricate and intelligent, feminine and fabulous. VIVE MICHELLE!
Giambattista Valli Cream Color Tiered Shift. In a size 42. New with Tags. Originally priced at $5125 and priced at $1500.





























Friday, January 16, 2009

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING!

Los Angelenas--we are hooking you up! Come Saturday, January 24th, we are extending our store hours from 9-6. Why the long day, you say? Because we're ringing in the new year with a shoe sale! That's right mamas--we're putting our noses to the grindstone to bring you Louboutins, Blahniks, Balenciagas, Chloes, Lanvins . . . at 50% off, no less. And that's the just the beginning. We'll also be taking 50% off of our handbags too! What's that? No, you're not dreaming. Here's a little pinch to prove it . . . wink.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

STAFF PICK: YSL Bronze Muse






Staff Member: Yours Truly
On the Ole Ones and Twos: Quahog, Black Uhuru and Echo & the Bunnymen
Star sign: Virgo
Pick: YSL Bronze Metallic Muse
Et Pourqouis: There's something so mysterious and noir about this handbag that screams Murder on the Orient Express--it just makes me want to hop on a train in a pencil skirt and go solve crimes of the aristocracy. Sherlock Holmes beware!
Can Be Seen: Sampling miso ramen and goma ae to the sounds of Steel Pulse @ Mr. Ramen aka Rasta Ramen
Wouldn't Be Caught Dead: Snoozing
*YSL large bronze metallic leather Muse with brown suede detailing. In next-to-new condition. Similar styles generally retail from $1300 - $1800. Priced at $800.
For further information or to purchase, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

THIS JUST IN: Chanel Lucite Necklace



Every so-often a piece comes in that is sooooooooo chic, I snatch it away from those girls downstairs and post it on the blog, before they can say "Slow your roll down, Mary!" It's true--I'm always looking out for my online ladies-wink.


As we all know, accessories make or break a look. How many women have become famous due to rubber bracelet or a teacup chihuahua? So, I was killing myself looking for the perfect piece to complement your garments--a collection staple if you will, instead of some bling 'n bauble. And then, I spied this choker from Chanel. And the heavens parted and the angels sang and everything was right once more in the D2 blogosphere. Whew.


*Chanel amber lucite baroque choker with blue beaded detailing. In mint condition. Box included. Priced at $700.


For further information or to purchase, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com

R.I.P. TRACEY ROSS


Sunset Blvd. has lost another star. Sadly, Tracey Ross has shuttered her doors at the end of 2008. Ross's boutique was a Los Angeles fashion fixture--celebrity clients were often seen sipping a chai and chatting it up with Ross or getting a manicure in the back before browsing for fashion bounty. Reportedly, Jen Meyer met Tobey Maguire at the store and Kate Hudson picked her first Stella dress off of Ross's racks. For the past 18 years, the boutique stocked its shelves with serious high-end designers such as Thakoon, Stella McCartney and Anna sui alongside Left Coast lifestyle staples such as Asana-inspired accessories and Ross's own body butters and scrubs. Sunset Plaza just won't be the same without her. And neither will we.

Monday, January 12, 2009

TRENDS: FROM THE RED CARPET

Trends are cast from 2 places--the runways and the red carpet. Each award season, we see the magic percolating inside a designer's mind for their upcoming collections, draped across celebrity skin. At the Golden Globes, there were a lot of hints about what to expect come Spring, as far as we're concerned, the awards for favorite trends go to: Winter Whites, March Metallics, and Nouveau Deco.
Who says you have to wait until Memorial Day to wear white? Last night, the red carpet was a winter wonderland with one snow colored confection after another. So, this season, we say break out the blanco!




*Alaia white knit crochet dress. In a size 40. New with Tags. Originally retailed for $5225 and priced at $2100.







*Celine white leather cropped sleeve motorcycle jacket. In a size 36 and in next-to-new condition. Priced at $400.













*Fendi white fur long vest with lace trim. In an Italian size 42 and in next-to-new condition. Priced at $1470.
Metallics were the metal winners this winter--both on the runways during Fashion Week and at last night's festivities. We understand completely--nothing helps a girl shine like a little sparkle.






*Lanvin Summer 2007 goldenbrocad cropped jacket with princess sleeves and beading at the neck. In a size 36 and in next-to-new condition. Priced at $600.


*Dolce and Gabbana silver bomber jacket with three quater sleeves. In an Italian size 42 and in next-to-new condition. Priced at $750.



*Lanvin hammered pailette dress with black satin ribbon at the waist. From the Winter 2003 collection. Approximately a size 40. In next-to-new condition. Priced at $ 1600.
Designers borrowed art nouveau and deco inspiration from the roaring 20s twenties, employing crystalline architectural touches, as the vision of futuristic touches remains as streamlined today as it did just afterthe turn of the century.





*Prada black ribbon deco dress. In a size 40 and in next-to-new condition. Priced at $1200.



*Libertine cream colored blazer accetned with dazzling deco gem details. In a size small and in next-to-new condition. Priced at $500.


For further information or to purchase any of the above items, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com