BACCHE, EBERJEY, BLOCH INTERNATIONAL, GILDED AGE, LUGO, BOBI, EROTOKRISTOS and SWEETRIOT TREATS!
WORDS, IMAGES JUDITH ECOCHARD
We been to editorial previews at Think Pr’s spacious 4th Street loft/showroom a bunch of times…so it’s nice to see what’s new vis à vis the firm’s collections are turning up and out for the holiday season (December-January 09).
Bacche™, (Hindu for children) is a fresh new line of visually interesting babies and toddlers onsies, crawlers and tees. Wraparound graphic prints of animals achieved with eco-friendly dyes grace 100% organic cotton separates. We love the strong use of colrs-and the nickel-free metal snaps. Smart.(Retail: $26-$32).
Eberjey is a top swimsuit/coverup/lingerie line for women that’s known for its comfort, special details, and feminine cuts. Nw for the holiday season are practically miniature versions of the sophisticated maillots and bikinis-in kid’s sizes. For the matchy-matchy type, there are even crotchet cover-ups.
Women can look forward to the graceful “Monique” lace cami, chemise and bikini in antique rose/camel in super soft 100% rayon jersey and “Brigette”-a sexy animal print that comes in various foundation styles.
Bloch International is a famed line of ballet toe shoes and leotards (we’ve had a few back in the days) that has recently launched terrific flats in the USA –designed by Australian designer Jozette Hazzouri.
Coined Jozette for Mirella, this colorful range of fashion shoes utilize the technical expertise of Bloch fused with contrasting textures (leather, suede) with on trend trims and inserts.
Gilded Age menswear continues to wow editorial types with its heavy hand knit cardigans and sweaters that are masculine and comfy to wear. (No itch). Handknit cashmere beanies and scarves will keep guys and their borrowing girlfriends all cozy next winter.
For Holiday 2009, the prolific BOBI line showcases black leggings with ruched legs, hip deep vests and tunics in new fabrications…and our pic-the waffle textured long sleeve tops in bright colors and stripes.
All Bobi's separates are easy to wear, mix and match pieces that are super soft.
Lugo is an upscale Italian line for that defines what it means to be a properly tailored dude from the waist up.
European cut shirts (flat backs, wide French cuffs, spread and button down collars) and elegant silk and cashmere ties (around $95) are in look at me blue, lime green and pink colors and plaid prints. In NYC-Lugo’s one year old, 246 Mott Street boutique can customizes shirts too.
The shoes and bags from the Parisian based Erotokritos are scoring more upscale shelf space at our fav department store Bergdorf Goodman on NYC’s glam Fifth Avenue.
Plus oversized satchels (face it, we are a nation of haulers) and smooth leather stacked heel 70’s style platform spectators are going to sell big. Open toe pumps with two tone leather and metallic bands are ideal for nights out-with hosiery for those of us in cold climes, or bare legged for the warmer temps…and will work with pencil skirts or the loosed menswear style trousers that were all over the Fall 2008 runways.
Special mention goes out to those yummy anti-oxidant packed Sweetriot™ chocolate-covered cacao nibs that are naturally low in calories aka “chocolate with a mission.” The festive holiday packaging of these addictive treats is ideal as hostess gift/office contribution…and made from produce sourced from Latin American local organic farmers.
But one should know, our freshly opened sample (recycled metal) tin was entirely devoured by the not so long subway ride home. (Only 140 calories).
INFO: BACCHE, EBERJEY, BLOCH, GILDED AGE, BOBI, EROTOKRITOS, SWEETRIOT