Celebrating Schiaparelli’s Signature Pink for Under $70
In less than a week, designer Marco Zanini (formerly of Rochas and before that, the ill-fated Halston revival an even before that, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana) will show his first collection for the house of Schiaparelli. The sleeping giant has awoken and we can’t wait to see what Zanini has in store for such a storied house. During the Fall 2013 collections, designer Christian Lacroix released a couture collection under the brand, but Zanini’s collection will be the brand’s first ready-to-wear collection in decades.
It won’t be just another run-of-the-mill show, however, because Zanini promises that the collection, which is more pret-a-couture than pret-a-porter, will bring the brand into the modern day while still keeping the traditions of the Schiaparelli label in tact. To celebrate, we’ve pulled together some budget-friendly picks in Elsa’s favorite shade of shocking pink, which was plentiful at Lacroix’s couture show and, we hope, will be just as bountiful at Zanini’s. We’re all waiting in anticipation for the collection, but in the mean time, we’ll be sporting our pink lips and sliding into some chic pink shoes to get a bit of our own Schiap fix.
Schiaparelli was known for long silhouettes, so the Sabine Pleated Maxi Skirt ($69) is the perfect way to pay homage to one of the designer’s signature shapes. And although Schiap herself festooned her creations with surrealist motifs such as eyeballs, lobsters and more, we think that this pleated, shocking pink take on the maxi has enough impact on its own. The weather’s been unseasonably warm here in Southern California — sorry if you’re suffering through the aftermath of the arctic chill — so this maxi is something we’d love to wear right away. Snag it for spring if you’re not so fortunate, because it’s something you can reach for on lazy weekends and still look perfectly pulled together.
Available at Piperlime.
If you can’t commit to a full-on skirt in Schiap’s signature pink, go a little smaller — or quite a bit smaller — with the Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings ($38). These diminutive earrings might be small, but thanks to their florescent shade, they’ll make a big impact. Not quite prim and preppy and toeing the line at punk princess, they’re a sure thing no matter what your style is.
Available at Bloomingdale’s.
One trademark Schiaparelli signature that we hope continues under the tenure of Marco Zanini is the designer’s love of giving clothes a huge amount of detail without making them look overworked.
Available at Gap.
NARS has a cult-fave lipstick named after Schiaparelli, but sometimes, you don’t want a full-on, neon pink pout. That’s where Bobbi Brown comes in. Known for a more natural take on makeup, her brand is all about enhancing what you’ve already got and bringing out your best features. Her Neon Pink Lipstick ($25) might look like a bright, shocking pink in the bullet, but slick it on and you’ll see it’s much more sheer than you’d think. It gives a medium coverage, as opposed to NARS complete coverage, so you’ll still get a hint of pink without veering into statement lip territory. It’s got a super shiny, comfortable formula, too, so it’ll be comfortable and pretty — which we can only hope applies to Zanini’s Schiaparelli runway debut.
Available at Bloomingdale’s.
An easy way to slip in some Schiaparelli pink is to pick up the Nine West Sundew flat ($69). The easy shape makes this a go-to for pants, skirts and yes, maxi dresses, and on top of all that, it’s sure to be your new go-to shoe for running around (if you’re into farmer’s markets, bike rides through Parisian streets and the such, they’re pretty much perfect) at work or checking errands off your list on the weekend. Bright, poppy and super shiny, they’re one shoe we could see Schiaparelli wearing herself.
Available at Nine West.