Week in Pictures: 08.31.12


Here are the week in pictures that the Aloha Rag team took in Hawaii, Tokyo, New York, and Oregon! The top image is a lovely bride and groom's first dance. It's hard to believe today is the last day of August! Have a wonderful weekend everyone... 

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PS-1 in Python...


PS-1  by Proenza Schouler has earned it's recognition as an "it" bag, and this season it has come back with a little bit of attitude in a black python make over. The familiar face looks completely different in exotic skin, giving it an edgy update with a luxurious statement! Whatever you pair it with, this bag will definitely add a fierce revamp to your wardrobe... and it will also age beautifully. The quantities are very limited, click here to jump to the item page! 

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FW12 Leather Pants!

Leather has always been a chic essential to have in your wardrobe, and this FW12, we've witnessed leather outfits sweep across many runway presentations. Along with leather jackets, leather pants are a strong piece to add to your bottoms arsenal. We've received a few styles for FW12; a pair of leather shorts by The Row, skinny biker leather pants by R13, and leather fit chino by AR. Each bottom has a different style and silhouettes, and all of them add a sophisticated edge to anything they are paired with. You can find the individual item pages from the links below...


Shoes of the day: Yves Saint Laurent Hi-Top Sneakers


We've just received a few pieces of the FW12 shoe collection from Yves Saint Laurent! Among all the beautifully constructed pieces, these sneakers are a sporty and sophisticated pair, like a sneaker for grown-ups! Featuring python embossed patent leather ,which has a masculine shine, they can be paired with a dressy suit to be a bit effortless, or your everyday denim to be a bit more polished... Click here to see the item page! 

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AR Black and White


Whether its work or play, you can never go wrong with black and white... its definitely the ultimate timeless, elegant, and feminine color combination. This FW12, AR offers beautiful B&W pieces in their collection... The items are constructed of a variety of materials, from leather to silk to chiffon to wool, with each expressing black in a slightly different texture... The contrast in color and materials enhances the impeccable tailoring. You can find AR FW12 collection here





Aloha! Honolulu Mannequin Watch: 08.29.12




Bottom: AR, NO.3 TROUSER

* Some items on the mannequins are not available online. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!


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Transparent 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel


"Pashli" is definetely the cornerstone piece of 3.1 Phillip Lim accessory collection. Along with the original size, the petit size was just released last season, and we adore its miniature cuteness! For FW12, it debuted in this transparent PVC version... It brings out an unexpected surprise! The size is perfect to hold all the essentials you need, with zippered sides that adjust the size easily, and a detachable cross-body strap so it can be both shoulder and hand carried. We also received a regular size version, which is great for the busy woman who is always running around the city. More 3.1 Phillip Lim accessories are on their way... 

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Just In: R13


It has been a few seasons now that we have carried R13 at Aloha Rag. They successfully update classic denim into edgy closet staples, and some styles have been countlessly restocked by popular demand! What makes them the not-so-ordinary jeans company is their impeccably examined silhouettes, like the iconic skinny, slouchy, and harem jeans, which especially established their reputation. Engineered of Italian and Turkish denim, they are finished with the touch of rugged Rock-n-Roll spirit. We've received various styles and washes for FW12. Click here to see the entire collection! 


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Late Summer Outfit


In these late days of Summer, we don't think it is only us who are confused with what to wear in the morning. We like the transitional season before the city turns completely into Fall, but building up daily outfits can be a little bit stressful. When you are feeling lost, a cardigan is an expert piece for this inconsistent weather! As you can see in the photo above, by throwing a cardigan over a flowy or airy dresses, you can easily shift yout outfit to the Summery style when sun comes out. Add short boots or booties to give the look a little touch of Fall... Click on the links below to see item pages...


Left; AR Slit Cardigan, Dosa Thins Stripe Dress,  Martin Margiela Sock Boots, 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 minutes bag


Right: 3.1 Phillip Lim Cardigan, Diane von Furstenberg DressesProenza Schouler PS-1 Pouch, 3.1 Phillip Lim Booties

The Row: Color Blocking!


The Row executes minimal and clean designs just so perfectly with their acclaimed sophisticated silhouettes and luxurious materials. As we move forward into the colder season, their knitwear pieces and jackets are perfect to blissfully kick-off the new season with! For FW12, The Row features color-blocking as a key theme. The color combinations are very classic, yet the bold blocking gives these pieces a graphic impact. They are tailored pieces that are wearable daily, but with little extra twists... Click here to see the newly arrived The Row collection! 

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Lanvin FW12 Campaign Video...

Aloha Rag is a big fan of Lanvin's unique campaign videos that have been coming out the last few seasons. For FW12, they cast real people for their campaign, people you could see in everyday life!! The video successfully showcases the beautiful FW12 Lanvin pieces by injecting the vivid personalites of the people as themselves... We are going to receive the new Lanvin collection soon, but for now you can take a look at what we are going to receive on the Buyer's Lookbook Page. Also, don't forget to check out a great article the Wall Street Journal just did about Alber Elbaz here

"Searching For Sugarman"

Last week I went to watch "Searching For Sugar Man" in the theater. Its a documentary about the musician, Sixto Rodriguez, and his forgotten musical path in the United States; and his mysterious but tremendous fame in Cape Town, South Africa. Its a great documentary that sheds light on the travel of not only music, but the message inside it, and its power to cross borders and push political movements. Along with his beautiful music, I was beyond impressed by his honest and humble personality... I was happy to see this movie in Detroit, and hear many great stories of real life experiences with this man from local people. I definitely recommend checking it out! 


New Feature: AR FW12 Women's Collection

We've just updated a new feature to the website! The images of AR's FW12 Women's Collection show the exquisite tailoring and luxury materials in depth... Jump to feature from here, and find AR's FW12 collection that we've just received at Aloha Rag. 

FW12 Men's Backpacks


3.1 Phillip Lim Dropdown Backpack


Whether you are heading back to school or back to work, a backpack is definitely one of the most exciting accessories this fall. They are functional, youthful, and easily add a unique dimension to your outfit! We've received the 3.1 Phillip Lim Dropdown Backpack (above) and Ann Demeulemeester's Lake Backpack (below). 3.1 Phillip Lim's backpack is made of thick and durable leather, and features a big zipper and hook closure that will allow you to adjust the size. It's simple enough to use daily and big enough to use on a short trip as well! Ann Demeulemeester's backpack is constructed of textured material that has cracked surface, adding a unique twist to the simple sporty style. Click on the links to see item pages! 



Ann Demeulemeester Lack Backpack


Song of the day: 08.26.12

This is the song of the day for relaxed Sunday... Have a wonderful day, everyone!


Model Watch: 08.25.12

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Week in Pictures: 08.24.12

Here are some pictures that the Aloha Rag team took in Hawaii, Tokyo, New York and Michigan! The top image was sent in from Tomo in Hawaii, Tomo took her baby girl to the beach for the first time! Have a wonderful weekend everyone... 

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3.1 Phillip Lim "Kill The Night" Comic Book!


With the FW collection 3.1 Phillip Lim dropped a comic book, "Kill The Night’ , an original book co-written by Phillip Lim and John Ostrander and drawn by Jan Duursema. The characters of the comic are dressed in the FW collection, with precisely drawn small details... it's amazing! According to Phillip Lim... 

"The Fall 2012 collection is inspired by the spirit of comic books such as Sin City and V for Vendetta and the neo-noir heroines who embody it. The comic book became the natural medium to tell this story. A story of duality and metamorphosis, day and night, black and white, love and betrayal. Things are not what they seem. Look again."

The comic will be officially released on September 6th during Fashion's Night Out. Meanwhile, click here to see 3.1 PL's FW collection that had just arrived at Aloha Rag. 




The Elder Statesman Crew Neck Sweaters


Among all the FW items on the rack for the shooting day of last week, these sweaters by The Elder Statesman were the most stand out items to my eyes. I have a weakness for crew-neck sweaters so it didn't take too long for me to fall in love with them! They are simply timeless and exquisitely constructed, and are said to last generations. I especially like the Grey x Navy one, as it is easy to combine with any bottom I own... I am thinking to pair it with the AR Leather Trousers that I've just received and am excited to wear. These sweaters are unisex, and will be update on the website any day now. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! 


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Now & Later


Since we are starting to see Winter pieces in the store, such as fur, leather and cashmere, our mood is gradually shifting towards a FW wardrobe. However, these days are the weather is alternating between hot & sunny and chilly & windy. In this unstable weather, what comes in handy is a smart transitional piece! Lightweight clothing that allows you to layer is perfect. Selecting a few pieces from the collection, we've just made the styline for now and later. Click on the links to see item pages...  


TOP : Ann Demeulemeester Shirt

NOW / AR Shorts, Ann Demeulemeester Lake Backpack, Yves Saint Laurent Hi-top, Thom Browne Sunglasses


LATER / AR Mountain Parka, AR Twist Snoot, AR Straight Raw Denim, Ann Demeulemeester Boots



TOP: Ann Demeuleemster Shirt Dress


NOW / Proenza Schouler PS-1 in Navy, Diane von Furstenberg Scarf, Ginette_NY bracelet, Martin Margiela Tabi Flat


LATER / CO. Fox Fur Vest, Ginette_NY Long Straw Necklace, Ann Demeulemeester Short Boots, Paco Rabanne Le'69