Saturday, June 28, 2014
Jonathan Anderson, who showed his first collection for LVMH-owned heritage house Loewe in Paris this morning, is no different. But in his debut campaign for the house, which was unveiled yesterday, he actually did something quite fresh: He not only acknowledged his references, he highlighted them. The campaign, which was shot by Steven Meisel with art direction by M&M Paris (who also created Loewe’s revamped logo), is based on a 1997 Meisel editorial, which itself was based on an Alex Katz image. So alongside the new ads, Anderson has incorporated the old snaps. “Instead of hiding the inspiration, we just showed it,” offered Anderson, while snacking on some prawns in Paris Wednesday night.
Anderson had an interview with Style check it out below:
" When I was first thinking of Loewe, I had this 1997 Steven Meisel Vogue Italiaeditorial in mind, which was based on an Alex Katz picture. It was a group of kids on the beach, and I pitched it to the group. We were trying to work out how to tackle the house’s historical credentials. We got M&M on board to do the logo, and then it was, Well, how do we make imagery for this brand and show it as a cultural reference to fashion, a cultural reference to non-fashion? So we came up with the idea to reuse the 1997 Meisel images, and then we did new imagery with Meisel. We superimposed both, and used the idea of the fashion reference. There was no point in asking Meisel to re-create the image. It was more exciting to show his work now as art."
"I want Loewe to become a cultural brand. For me, the challenge was how do I take a [heritage] brand and make it modern for right now? We see these images in fashion repeated and copied and repeated and copied, and I thought it was better to just show them. They exist and they’re sharp and modern. I want Loewe to be an honest brand, and I want it to be open to new forms of fashion, new forms of imagery, and new forms of information. So by taking the still life of the bag and shooting it against a white backdrop, itis the bag. We’re not hiding anything—that’s it."
"It’s a lot of work. We’ve got our new building. We have the advertising campaign. We have the menswear collection, we have the bag collection, everything. And then it goes into stores in a couple weeks. There are a lot of balls in the air, but I have an amazing team of people who have been incredible. I’m very lucky that someone has basically said, “We trust you to do it.” I want to enjoy it. I’m looking forward to seeing that beach scene on a kiosk. I’m looking forward to seeing it in a magazine. I’m looking forward to seeing clothing on people. Loewe has become my brand, but it is Loewe. I’m here as a guest, but we’re rebuilding, and we’re rebuilding a house that has incredible craft and technology and details that I’ve never seen before in my entire life. Every day, I get up a 6 a.m. because I’m excited. And I think that’s what it should be about."
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
"Few bags launched in the last two decades have been more iconic than the Fendi Baguette. Introduced more than fifteen years ago, the slim style arrived on the scene just as the contemporary obsession for accessories was going into overdrive (the original Baguette fanatic, logically enough, was Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City). The Baguette has since been reworked with countless different materials and embellishments, but it’s getting an entirely different kind of update this week. Debuting exclusively here on Style.com, the new myBaguette app was created by Fendi to give users the chance to create their very own take on the classic design. Users can choose a selection of brushes and shapes and a rainbow of colors to mix and match. You can also upload your own photo and manipulate the image with a range of filters.
“The Baguette was created when I was asked to design an especially easy and functional handbag. The end result needed to be modern, a sign of the times, technological and minimal,” Silvia Venturini Fendi told Style.com. “However, my response was to do the exact opposite—something deceptively small yet simple. The Baguette has been an unprecedented success, re-created in over one thousand variations since its creation. Its clean shape can be treated with any kind of material and workmanship, so everyone can find the Baguette they feel is their very own.”"
Fendi called on artists such as Sylvie Fleury, Francesco Vezzoli, and André Saraiva to put their own spin on real-life Baguettes (above). Their creations are on view in the myBaguette Art Gallery. Users will also be able to upload their designs to the community gallery and social networks, where Silvia will hand-select her favorite every month. “I am so excited that this app brings the Baguette full circle, into the digital era, giving modern consumers the power to create their own digital version of the Baguette bag,” she said.
Of course, we had to try the app for ourselves here at the Style.com offices. We came up with a graphic black-and-white paint-splatter design, as well as a shocking-pink kaleidoscope pattern. Needless to say, putting your stamp on an icon gets a little addicting.
The Fendi myBaguette app will be available for free on the iTunes App Store and on Google Play starting June 10.
"“I’ve been in business for fourteen years without having retail [space], and people were always asking me, ‘When, when, when, when!’” Rachel Comey said of her eponymous line. But take heart: This coming Thursday, Comey’s first boutique will bow at 95 Crosby Street. (An exclusive first look debuts here.) While offering a physical shopping experience is a boon to any brand, Comey’s designs have a particularly personal quality to them (and a particularly devoted fan base) that makes this step feel especially warranted. “I’ve been so focused on product development; that’s been my interest and there’s so much to learn and do there all the time,” Comey mused. “But now putting the collection in an environment suddenly seemed like a really nice step.” When a spot previously inhabited by a carpet shop opened up (on a block that manages to feel worlds from the crush of tourists just over on Broadway), she bit."
"The space, with all of its exposed beams and generous skylights, is something of a unicorn among Manhattan real estate. All that was left to do was imbue it with some of that ineffable cool which has made Comey’s clothes so beloved among editors and hip celebs (think Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Posey) alike. After a full renovation, the resulting boutique is an artful mishmash of sensibilities, colors, and textures, a fitting complement to the designer’s collections. Minimal brass racks are juxtaposed against cream stucco walls, and registers reside atop the “Pac-Man,” a round, pink-shag-upholstered island. Of her choice of flooring, Comey said, “I like the permanence of concrete and the masculinity of it. I was trying to play off of some of those things that I find interesting in clothing, too—like the feminine and the masculine, the hard and the soft—and trying to create a house for the clothes that feels inviting but also elevated in some way.” Gesturing to a couch in burgundy leather, she added, “That’s kind of the feminine, naughty element. There is this hard stone travertine and aggregated concrete, and then these soft, plushy, sexy sofas.” Particular care was also taken to showcase her cultish footwear range, displayed atop a piece Comey refers to as the “concrete floating box,” placed under one of the skylights for a touch of added impact. Back in the dressing rooms (just beyond chartreuse curtains), shoppers will find niches stocked with some of the brand’s best-selling shoe styles."
"Apart from visually offering up a bit of her line’s ethos to customers, Comey had another goal in creating the new space: “This is very ambitious, but you know when you go to a really great restaurant with your friends and it’s one of those nights that makes you remember or realize why you live in New York? You’re like, ‘Sigh. I’m so glad I live here. New York is awesome.’ I kind of want the store to be a place like that, you know?”"
Rachel Comey opens at 95 Crosby Street, New York, NY, on June 12.
"Now you can wear your emoji on your sleeve, with a little help from Beyoncé. Queen Bey’slatest merch additions will undoubtedly sell (out) fast. MTV Style tipped us off to these two new tees, which include emoticons on the arms and bold lettering to represent her songs “Blow” and “Drunk in Love.” And if the #surfboardt hashtag craze is any indication, we imagine the latter of the two is the one to buy now. Not to mention it’s better suited for Bey fans of any age (“Blow” is a bit provocative, no?). Our only question: Where’s the tee with the Queen emoji?"
I will be waiting for all Bey's fans to pop up on Instagram and all social media platforms taking pictures in these two shirts.
I am not a huge fan but I like the BLOW shirt!
Giorgio Armani has released its Fall ’14 ad campaign, and the snaps are a serene and alluring visual feast. The house tapped photographer Sølve Sundsbø for the first time this season, having previously worked with Mert & Marcus, and the ads star models Marikka Juhler and George Alsford.
Here is a look behind the scenes!
Monday, June 9, 2014
Victoria "Posh" Beckham's style is effortless and timeless to me.
I am a huge fan of her personal style.
Spotted at the JFK airport yesterday, Victoria is rocking a printed pencil skirt, a men's button down and nude pumps!
This is definitely Beckham’s interpretation as the modern take on the power suit.
Strutting it and owning it is very powerful in my opinion, keep wowing us Victoria!
Photo cred by Vogue
Creative director Frida Giannini made a rare trip to the Big Apple to host a duo of parties, which were attended by Gucci-clad celebs including Beyoncé, Blake Lively, and Kate Mara.
On Tuesday, Giannini and co. feted Chime for Change, a charity founded by Giannini, Beyoncé, and Salma Hayek Pinault. Blake Lively showed her support in a mod mustardFall ’14 Gucci frock with a leather-lined keyhole cutout down the front. Not to be outdone, Queen Bey looked flawless in a one-of-a-kind plunging white Gucci jumpsuit. The following evening, Kate Mara joined the fashion crowd in celebratingGucci’s long-anticipated cosmetics launch. She chose a burgundy A-line number with a leather bodice from the Fall ’14 runway for the affair.
In London on Tuesday, stars turned out for Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards. After making a splash on the red carpet, Naomi Campbell, Taylor Schilling, and Sarah Hyland snagged trophies. Schilling, who took home the Editor’s Special Award, and Hyland, who earned the Comedy Actress accolade, both opted for shimmery looks. Schilling went for Peter Pilotto’s plunging silver-sequined Fall ’14 dress, while Hyland opted for a sparkling Gucci Resort ’14 shift. Campbell, the TV Personality Award winner, was the most memorable in a red-and-black Alexander McQueen Spring ’14 feathered dress.
The New York catwalk crew descended on Randall's Island for The Governors Ball this weekend.
I am showing you the fashionable street fashion from this event.
I picked my favorites below!
Photo cred by Melody Jeng
Monday, June 2, 2014
Target has done it yet again!
The retail mogul is collaborating with high-fashion brand Altuzarra for a collection.
According to Nylon Mag "When it comes to designer collabs, Target's history really does span all over the map. The retail giant has channeled California femininity with Rodarte, effortless cool with Proenza Schouler, and prints from across the pond with its most recent partnership with Peter Pilotto. And now for fall, Target's taking things downtown--like, way below 14th Street--by joining forces with Altuzarra
Since establishing his namesake label in 2008, Joseph Altuzarra has won a cult following for his luxe, sophisticated pieces with a decidedly edgy undertone. Think minimalist blouses with sheer paneling, silk draped dresses, and leather--lots of it. There's a reason why everyone from Vanessa Traina (his muse) to Kate Bosworth to Jennifer Lawrence are so obsessed. These are clothes that you can slip on and feel like a cooler, more confident version of yourself. As Altuzarra puts it, "As a designer, I believe firmly in the transformative power of fashion. It has the ability to not only change how you look, but also how you feel." Luckily everyone can feel that way this fall, when his Target collection drops nationwide.
Get ready for 50 items, from apparel to lingerie to accessories, priced between $17.99 to $89.99. So start saving up now and mark your calendar for September 14 when the collection hits stores. Watch this space for a sneak peek at what's to come...but for now, check out our favorite Altuzarra looks here. "
HAPPY SHOPPING LADIES!!
I will be personally shopping at select Targets here in Houston to get my hands on some of these fashion finds!
Below watch a sneak peek campaign ad, and see a few celebs rocking Altuzarra's clothing.
Calling all women who likes to dress comfortable and are tomboys.
From celebs like Ali MacGraw, Kristen Stewart, and Joey Potter who share their tomboy styles.
Wildfang has put together a new lookbook for ladies of this caliber.
The Portland label who is also a self-proclaimed "modern-day female Robin Hoods".
"Entitled "Be Unruly," the collection comes grouped into four equally awesome gangs that each represent its own shade of tomboy life. "
Get the first look of their tomboy inspired collection.
Shop Wildfang now!
The Chicago based brand uses old skateboards for their eyewear brand.
The entire Drift Eyewear collection is made from reclaimed wood.
Each pair of Drifts are made by hand.
There are 3 cities in which you can go and try on a pair of their frames.
Each of their frames are named after famous literary characters.
Retailers selling these exclusive frames (listed below):
Chicago - LabRabbit
New York - Brooklyn Eyeworks
Los Angeles - L.A. Eyeworks
Below are pictures from their collection:
According to ELLE on Saturday, well-heeled New Yorkers headed to Liberty State Park to watch well-hoofed horses at the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. In attendance were Oscar winners, Lupita Nyong'o in Alexander McQueen, and Julianne Moore, who wore none other than CFDA nominee Rosie Assoulin. Besides the excitement of the match and the champagne, of course, the real show was in spectating the many fashions of the attendees.
Below are some of my favorite looks from the event!
Danielle and Jodi Synder