If the (designer) shoe fits, wear it.
pic by Louis Vuitton
If the (designer) shoe fits, wear it.
pic by Louis Vuitton
The evolution of a iconic bag, that’s something worth celebrating right? And so we did with cocktails Thursday night, in the Tod’s boutique on the P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam.
Even though it was raining outside, the store felt cozy and summery. The renewed D.D. Bag collection is familiar yet fresh, with its characteristic rolled handles and exposed edges. Their latest model, the green python version is such an eye catcher. On my wishlist √.
But it was not only about the D.D. Bags that night. My oh my, the store was filled with amazing summer must haves. Adorable high heel sandals (Karin confirms that they’re very comfortable to wear since she is a Tod’s heels addict), stylish wedges and Gommino moccasin loafers in many different bright colors. May, can we please get some sun now? [AJ]
pics by Tod's | Anna Jacobs
Naomi Campbell did it, Chloe Sevigny did it, and now Cara Delevigne is the latest celebrity to lend her naked body to Marc Jacobs for his ‘Protect the skin you’re In‘ clothing campaign.
Marc Jacobs’ initiative has been raising money for skin cancer research since 2006, and is doing so with T-shirts who have images of a supermodels printed on them. And although shopping as activism seems a little silly – wanting to wear a designer t-shirt with a naked supermodel on the front is probably driven by motives less pure than wanting to help fund a cancer research institute – but you can’t really be blasé about it: all proceeds (normally it is just some) from the sale of the 35 dollar tees are donated to the NYU Cancer Institute.
And nature will be thankful too: the shirts are manufactured with 100% green cotton. Happy animals, happy skin, happy fashion addicts: what more could you possibly want? [EH]
pics by Marc Jacobs
We kind of hesitated before posting this news item, since it is only meant for some of us… And for some of us we mean the long legged lucky ones.
We are talking about the latest collaboration in the fashion scene, a hook up between jeans label Frame Denim and supermodel Karlie Kloss, called Forever Karlie.
What it is? A line of jeans for “freakishly tall” girls like Karlie herself that will include two extralong jean styles. One flared and one skinny silhouette, in light and dark washes, each with 40-inch inseams. To compare: the average inseam reaches 30 to 32 inches. U-huh. Not for me that is, but I bet girls like Karlie will heave a sigh of relieve. “Finding pants that fit is something I struggled with my whole life,” Kloss said. “There is nothing worse than a pair of jeans that leaves you feeling exposed when you bend down.”
True tale, and thank god for those lucky gals the solution is near, as the collection will debut at Barneys New York and Net a Porter in the first week of June. [EH]
pics by Frame Denim
Terry Richardson – you either love him or you hate him. In case of the first option you’ll be happy to find out that the controversial American photographer is no longer strictly behind the camera, but seems to feel as at ease in front of it.
In Valentino’s Fall 2013 accessories campaign, which will debut in fashion magazines around the world starting today, Richardson’s hands and tattooed forearms are seen holding the brand’s Rockstud handbag and shoe – both in signature Valentino red. Maria Grazia Chiuri, the brand’s creative director, told Womens Wear Daily that the images are supposed to evoke “the sensual yet elegant nature of our accessories, described as objects of desire”.
Speaking of objects of desire: Terry Richardson is also the lucky bastard to shoot our very own Doutzen Kroes for fashion retailer H&M’s summer 2013 campaign. The Dutch topmodel posed for him in Mexico for the advertisements showcasing lightweight styles of the season. Busy days for Terry indeed, so for all of you out there raising eyebrows: you better start loving him for your own wellbeing – there is no escape. [EH]
pics by Valentino | H&M | Terry Richardson
I like my money right where I can see it…
hanging in my closet.
It was 2011 when we got all worked up about Target’s collaboration with Missoni, and now you can start counting the days again, because the American warehouse has announced who their new best friend is: designer Phillip Lim.
Target is the pioneer of the high-low apparel collections that periodically cause a frenzy in the fashion world, a strategy that led some people to pronounce their name as if it were a French company: ‘Tar-zhay”.
With this new clothier on their side, a man who has dressed Kate Hudson and Keira Knightley and is known for his ladylike and chic yet affordable styles, they will definitely keep up their reputation. The collection will consist of 100 pieces and will range in prices from 19,99 to 299,99 dollars.
The Lims will hit stores in September and here’s a sneak preview:
Ready to Tar-zhay yourself to the next level? [EH]
pics by Target | Philllip Lim
Looking fashionable while being up in the air – it’s a challenge for us travellers, but it’s even more challenging for flight attendants.
How on earth do you stay stylish while serving drinks, calming nerves and storing luggage hours and hours on end? Well, with a little help from the best of course, and that is why Richard Branson hired Vivienne Westwood to redesign the uniforms of Virgin Atlantic.
According to the airline the designer wants to create a “futuristic” look while capturing the “glamour and style that the Virgin Atlantic cabin crew are renowned for”.
The uniforms reference her passion for 1940’s French couture cutting techniques and the Savile Row tailoring heritage. So ladies, always wanted to see more of the world while getting paid and looking your best? Now is the time to quit your dayjob: the new uniforms will be implemented in 2014. Just enough time to send in your job application. [EH]
pics courtesy of Virgin Atlantic