• Jim Wetzel's 5 Favorite S P A C E 519 Spring Essentials.

    We had the chance to sit down with our favorite fashion forecaster - our own Jim Wetzel - to find out what he is feeling for spring.

    "Ladies - it’s that time of year again, when you (gladly) put away your wools, tweeds and cashmeres and (happily) break out your cottons, chiffons and silks. Sometimes the weather does not always agree with that move - forcing our hand in figuring out how to make the transition. When buying collections one of the mindsets we always carry at space519 is the sense of versatility. Can this piece take you from day to evening, chilled winds to sunny days, and heels to sneakers? Here are some of my current faves at space519 that can put some SPRING in your STEP!

    1. Atea Oceanie High Slit Dress in Flame

    "When we saw this dress in Paris from Atea Oceanie, I thought it felt SO fresh. The ease of the cut, the liquidity of the fabric and the unexpected side slits… To top it off you have this amazing red that reads strong, powerful and sexy, yet being such an easy piece. I love the versatility of this either dressed up with a thin sky-high heel for a new take on cocktail, or back to a sleek tennis shoe for weekday dinner."

    2. Jil Sander Navy Techo Taffeta Anorak in Army

    "In Chicago we love our coats, and are seen in them more so than not. I am always on the hunt for outerwear that feels new, cool and can switch between many seasons. Here Jil Sander Navy gave us this amazing nylon taffeta version of the army anorak. The way they created the bottom ruffle gives this utilitarian coat a feminine twist. I love the way this jacket delivers a luxurious take on a tough staple. Wear it today and take it all the way into Fall with a fur vest as a liner. Versatility at its finest!"

    3. Rachel Comey Legion Pant in Indigo

    "For a long time we have not had any excitement in the denim world - that is until now. Rachel has created the cool-girl’s answer to jeans in her Legion Pant. Done here in a washed indigo, as well in a light salt color, the higher rise and wide leg can go dressed or dressed down. I particularly love this piece worn with a simple fitted crewneck sweater and a killer statement heel. High meets low in the most chic mash-up."

    4. Trademark Sorrento Bucket Bag

    At space519 we are always on the hunt for the perfect bag, bags are something that our clients look to for fashion as well as function. When this bucket bag from NYC’s Trademark came along we knew it was spot on for our ladies. I love the combo of luggage leather tan and suede in a new feeling cage style. Able to hold a day’s worth of necessities, as well as looking wildly chic, this satchel will take on the sands of time. The classicism Trademark delivers in this bag will take anyone through many seasons to come."

    5. Pamela Love Levitation Lariat

    "Lately I feel there is a bit of a shift in jewelry. What really feels new is the whispery, languid pieces that are a slight and simple. Here Pamela Love delivers a sexy, barely there lariat that can be worn easy for day with a button down and jeans, or amp it with a daring neckline. I love the silver and Iolite combination that just has a glint of shine against the skin. This modern, simple piece delivers a statement that feels just as important as the statement necklaces of yesterday."

    That's a wrap for this week - more soon.


  • Top Fashion Week Trends

    "Before we head off to Paris for more buying -  I wanted share some key fall trends we spotted at New York Fashion Week. Not to worry - all will be present in our stores starting late summer." 
    "The Turtleneck Dress - I think this trend is for sure stemming from the 70s resurgence that was all over this season. For this piece it is all about oversized long to the floor dressing with cool details like a drop shoulder or a detachable neck. Look for two great versions at space  - one a from A Détacher done in chunky angora and the other a bit more refined in a flat weave from Apiece Apart."
    "The Katharine Hepburn Pant - the love of pants keeps going strong - this fall with a nod to Katharine Hepburn. The waist line rises as the leg widens in this season's version. Two favorites are the nubby wool plaid pair from Trademark and the deco inspired pen stripe from Derek Lam."
    "The Prairie Print - another omnipresent trend was small floral prints. Many of them seemed a bit too kooky to us - but 10 Crosby got it right with a sophisticated micro floral that felt more modern. Two solid versions layer together in their tiered silk rayon ruffle dress."
    "Chunky Homespun Knits -in general knits are always a staple for our clients. This season it gets really exciting with artisanal versions that are full of interesting details - intricately woven with chunky yarns. Most are in fact done by hand. In fact a favorite version from ElevenSix takes eighty hours to
    complete - each piece knitted by women working in their homes in South America."
    "The Choker Collar - to be honest we have recently seen a huge swing in what people are responding to with jewelry. Out with the busy colorful rhinestone statement necklace and in with more modern sleek stylings a la Celine. The Choker Collar embodies this shift. Clean and architectural with just the right amount of edginess. Eddie Borgo delivers his sexy bold take with the Gold Safefty Clasp style - which are already showing up on all the right necks this season."
    "This is just a taste of what is to come. Stay tuned to Instagram this week to see what we are finding in Paris."  

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