1. J. Mendel orange:
|(J. Mendel heels, close-up screenshot from nytimes.com)|
(J. Mendel and Jason Wu for TSE, the first from the Wall Street Journal, the second from nymag)
All of J. Mendel's dresses were, by the way, gorgeous (and flimy!). And Jason Wu's TSE capsule collection was everyday awesome. Really some of the best basics inspiration from this season, worthy of a collage (time allowing). Too bad light-as-air knits won't be available on the cheap, seeing as they're made of chiffon threaded by hand. Damn his craftsmanship.
3. Dressing like a reluctant grown up at Proenza Schouler and Mulberry:
(3 by Proenza Schouler, followed by 3 Mulberry, all from WWD.com)