The corridor that led to Calla Haynes’s stateside debut smelled of spiced masculinity, which seemed type of ironic once we turned the corner and saw the designer’s feminine styles, each and every daintily printed with lots of pink. “I like things to be pretty but often twisted,” Haynes explained. “Super nonchalant and comfy but nevertheless chic.” Then it produced sense—she’d produced a single of those enviably cool girls, relaxed and fairly, whilst enlisting a bit of masculine intuition for added sex appeal.
“Each season I create a muse, a femme artiste of sorts. Last time, she was a music journalist and this season she was an interior decorator,” Haynes mused. The inspiration could be noticed in her prints, every of which she created. “I have a wood, there is a granite, and there are all of these ideas of abstract upholstery, sort of mid-century graphic.” The effect was subtle but lent a excellent deal of charm to perfectly prim ensembles, mixed, matched, and mussed-up to incredibly chic avail.
J. Crew have announced they will open their 1st UK retailer. At the presentation of the label’s Fall 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week, the company’s executive creative director Jenna Lyons confirmed reports.
“We’re looking at spaces on Regent Street. And I wouldn’t mind becoming in Covent Garden for a smaller shop. It will not be just a single store – we’re not gonna be stingy,” she mentioned.
“We have a massive British following already – our New York retailers get a lot of clients, and what we do is not really well represented in the British industry. There are really classic clothes, but they’re high finish. And women’s especially, there is not that classic tailoring but with a twist, and also colour, which we do. So from what I’ve been told we might be hopefully filling a niche.”
Badgley Mischka may be one of the most red carpet-worthy shows during New York Fashion Week, yet somehow the conversation in the front row kept veering towards sports. Kate Mara compared the Fashion Week to the Super Bowl, noting that the one major difference is that you’re much more likely to be sipping a beer at the latter. “It’s such a different vibe. The Super Bowl is a lot more laid back,” she said with a laugh, adding, “It’s a party environment—you can wear sneakers!” Nearby, sportscaster Erin Andrews—definitely not in sneakers—defended Gisele, who was caught on film responding to hecklers after hubby Tom Brady’s team lost the Super Bowl. “It’s so much more than winning and losing and who’s catching the ball and who isn’t—it’s her husband’s life and she knows how much heart and soul he put into that,” she said, looking model-esque herself as she towered over nearly everyone in her ruffled one-shoulder Badgley Mischka dress.
Both women admitted that they’ve had their fair share of fashion disasters. “When I first got hired by the Tampa Bay Lightning—I was 22 at the time—I thought The Limited was the be-all, end-all. It was like, how many times can I wear this tank top in different colors?” remembers Andrews. For Mara, it was a well-intentioned beauty experiment gone awry that plagues her to this day: “I tried wearing red lipstick once and I was too young to be wearing it. Because I’ve been acting for a long time, there are always pictures, and every time I seen one I’m like, ‘Oh that isn’t a good choice.’ But you learn, right?” Yes—and you make sure that there isn’t someone like Joan Rivers to eviscerate you on TV.
Narciso Rodriguez received a double dose of star power at his Fall 2012 show last night. Claire Danes and Gloria Estefan both donned the designer’s duds to sit front row at the runway show. It was the second time Estefan had created an appearance for the duration of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as she helped kick it off in the Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show, wearing a structured mermaid gown by the Cuban designer. Estefan and Danes snapped a few friendly photos prior to the models took to the runway with Estefan sitting between her husband Emilio and Tory Burch and Danes sitting subsequent to fashion insider Thomas Tolan. There’s no doubt the ladies spent the show choosing out which pieces to add to their shopping lists for subsequent season.
An additional day of shows indicates another witty Fashematics equation. This time, they appear to a superhero that the fashion set cannot help but adore: Wonder Woman. Right after all, she did inspire a Diane von Furstenberg holiday collection and a M.A.C. makeup line. So what exactly does Oscar de la Renta’s fall collection have to do with all? Click to see.
See the Full Oscar de la Rental Fall 2012 Collection
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This is the second in my set of evaluations for Diesel’s new line of denim. If you have read my previous review you will know that Diesel have been relaunching their women’s jeans collection to make sure they adapt to the ever altering luxury denim market. Their new “Fit Your Attitude” collection attributes several staple designs in a variety of washes and colours and this review is about their skinniest leg style which is named the Grupee and I chose a light-grey wash named 0885J.
This pair is low on the waist and tight on the leg and was my favourite of all the new styles upon trying them on. Even though the waist is low and rests on the hip, the waistband is quite comfortable and does not dig in at all. The Zipper location also has a quirky angled detail which reminds me of the Balmain biker jeans from a couple of years ago. This quickly tends to make the jeans look a small a lot more costly and nicely believed out as well as giving them a bit of attitude.
The leg is long and skinny even though some thing I have noticed with Diesels jeans is no matter how skinny they say the style is they are never in fact that tight. I don’t know if this is because I really should be going a size smaller than usual or if the jeans are just not ultra skinny. Either way they are very comfy to wear. Regardless of the leg becoming a small looser than usual I actually believe they are very flattering and elongating.
Bear in mind we talked about Natalia Vodianova’s ad campaign for Stuart Weitzman’s cost-effective Million Dollar sandals? Predictably, she’s also the face of Stuart Weitzman’s primary 2012 ad campaign.
This time, only, Mario Testino photographed Natalia wearing a tiny far more than her Weitzman sandals: white skinny pants, white hat and bodywear. Due to the fact, certainly, these sandals expense just about sufficient to give your spending budget adequate space for the basics! Duh! (if the expenses of the campaign are any indication, this advertising project was estimated at appx $ three,five Million, according to wwd)