Author Archives: Hannah Kerr

Book Club: 5 Classic Reads Kids Will Love

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss; Busy, Busy Town by Richard Scarry;
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt; The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams;
The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff

When it comes to building up the family library, you can’t go wrong with total classics. Our Best of Random House sale is filled with the stories they’ll come back to for years to come, from Dr. Seuss’ wacky adventures to Richard Scarry’s tales of busy city animals. So whether you’ve got little bookworms at home or a brood that prefers listening (and following along), these five favorites are absolute musts — and they make for perfectly charming shower gifts.

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We Want Candy: 27 Ways to Wear Furla’s Cult Candy Bag

Furla may be known for their you’ll-have-them-forever leather handbags, but the traditional Italian brand knows how to have a little fun, too. Enter the insanely covetable Candy Bag — making its debut on Gilt today — a go-to sidekick of the street style set, including blogosphere superstars like Susie Lau of Style Bubble and Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad. And the signature PVC satchel is a surprisingly versatile addition to your accessory repertoire, thanks to dozens of colorful iterations that add a punch to whatever you’re wearing. Don’t believe us? Get inspired by the 27 chic ladies above, and then snap up one of the playful carryalls for your own instant outfit-maker.

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Make It Yours With Gilt: Our New TV Commercial

Seasoned Gilt shoppers know little compares to the signature thrill of the noon rush — that moment of finding an item with your name written all over it and making it yours is what sets us apart in the online shopping game. And so we present our brand new TV commercial (making its small-screen debut today), which captures the uncommonly fashionable quest that is shopping on Gilt. Check it out above and get the look for yourself with a mix of chic, camera-ready pieces inspired by the spot.

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Craft Punks: Rodarte’s Wildest Inspirations

Sister act Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the designing minds behind Rodarte, are wild cards in the hallowed halls of fashion: No formal design training and a cozy cottage workspace behind their parents’ Pasadena home. But what the duo lacks in due-paying and pedigree, they make up for with a decidedly intellectual approach to fashion, imbuing each season’s collection with themes that range from the fantastical to the downright twisted. One note the Mulleavy’s hit consistently? Nostalgia. Just reference their Fall 2013 show — featuring a slew of pieces available on Gilt today — which cites dream-like imagery from their formative years in Santa Cruz: Boardwalk roller coasters, cliff-dwelling vampires, surfer suits, and old-fashioned sailor tattoos. Not sufficiently weirded out by beach blood-suckers as inspiration? Try these equally outlandish visions from past seasons on for size:

Fall 2008: Inspired by traditional Kabuki and modern Japanese horror movies

Spring 2009: Inspired by a futuristic view of Earth’s landscapes from space

Fall 2009: Inspired by organic elements like metal, wood, and stone, juxtaposed with sharp, bondage construction a la Frankenstein’s monster

Spring 2010: Inspired by the singed land of Death Valley and a woman who was burned alive and transformed into a scavenging, rag-wearing California condor

Spring 2013: Inspired by Medieval and fantasy role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons

Spring 2014: Inspired by Los Angeles (hair metal bands, the Sunset Strip, rockabilly, Old Hollywood, and the 1980s)

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