holiday staff soiree

yesterday evening, amy surprised team scarpa with a wonderful holiday dinner at the store, complete with a stocked bar featuring favorite cocktails from an earlier blog post this month.  gifts, baked goods, and laughs were exchanged, and momo ate as many stray scraps that fell from our plates as he could manage.  a fujifilm instax was floating around throughout the night and captured some of the festivities. . . 

party time! dressing for the holidays

tis the season of holiday parties.  we're loving these fête-ready pieces from veronica beard and smythe. technically, these dresses and blazers are from the designers' resort collections, but you don't have to be jetting off to some warmer locale for the holidays to don these looks.  we think they are the perfect winter neutrals, providing a great canvas for striking accessories and shoes.  just slip on your gin (or bourbon) jacket, and we think you'll be ready to boogie.  
susie rocks a smythe anytime blazer and smythe slouchy pants, ramy brook top, aerin python heels, b.may strappy foldover, and miguel ases earrings

for every occasion


this week, our own mary kathryn dons an array of new scarpa goods -- creating a series of looks that not only embody some fantastic spring trends but also span an array of occasions -- from running errands around town to grabbing drinks with friends.  things we are loving this season: rocking blazers from smythe in an array of cuts and colors, a resurgence of the oxford (whether in shirt or dress form), and the overall playfulness of adding a bit of edge to a classic spring aesthetic.  
out and about :: mk wears an aglini dress with coclico sandals
calleen cordero bag, & tom ford sunnies.
all in the details :: printed skulls add a fun twist to a sweet aglini shirt dress.
gorgeous studding on this calleen cordero bag.
shopping trip :: mk dons a smythe blazer, go silk top, 
made in heaven jeans, coclico shoes, & jerome dreyfuss bag.
out for drinks :: mk dresses it up in a smythe blazer, crippen jeans, 
nada sawaya bag, jon josef pumps, & cynthia desser wrap bracelet. 


a denim story

question:  what does each of these pictures have in common?  besides the fact that each look is modeled by scarpa's own lovely jane, each of them also features a pair of new jeans -- and many other new goods, as well!

highlights include new styles and washes from made in heaven, super-supple, slightly shimmering bags and pouches by monserat de lucca, and divine silk tops from crippen.


[ left to right ]  look 1 :: top by aglini, jeans by made in heaven, wedges by antelope, cava tote in beige by monserat de lucca, aviator style sunnies by tom ford.  look 2 ::  top and jeans by crippen, suede pumps by butter, necklace by nocturne, clutch by b.may, shades by tom ford.  look 3 :: crippen top, paris jeans in grey by made in heaven, blue patent oxfords by attilio giusti leombruni, cava pouch clutch by monserat de lucca, necklace by nocturne, shades by tom ford


letting the cat out of the (perfect) bag

we’ve had a recent influx of new bags.  Not only did I want to share them with you, dear reader, but I also thought I’d do some investigating: what do several members of the scarpa team have on hand at all times in their sacs à main?  find out below. . . 

I like the philosophy of Capi’s Jerome dreyfuss: bags inside of bags.  Small pouches by b. may and tracy tanner help to organize some of the essentials, such as lip gloss and advil.  Other staples of Capi’s carryall: spare keys, cinnamon altoids, wallet, cough drops, tom ford aviators, and the vital snack: white truffle “pipcorn” from feast!

For Mary Kathryn, each of her bags is never without a small seashell (a reminder of the beach and her mom) and a little cat charm (for good luck).  She keeps some of the more familiar accoutrements on hand, as well: wallet, chap stick, pens, Advil, hair clips, at least one pair of sunglasses, hand sanitizer, and hand lotion.  Other items of note: multiple lip glosses (that never get used, she adds), an NYC subway card (even though she hasn’t lived in the city for a year), and a Sam’s club membership card (that has never worked) but does sport a picture of a four-year-old MK. 

add your own personal treasures, whether they be practical or of some sentimental value, to any of these fabulous bags, pictured below. . . 



(clockwise, left to right) all that glitters is, in fact, gold on this new two-tone tote by alice d; go luxe with the super supple billy by jerome dreyfuss, or add a touch of studded edge with a calleen cordero.  



(clockwise, from left to right) a green beauty from an old favorite, mz wallace, another shimmering two-toner by alice d in black and gold, and an elegant 'bella' by calleen cordero.