>> INSIDER WIRE —Badgley Mischka recently made a cameo on Ugly Betty, and Zac Posen is carrying on the tradition — he just filmed a guest spot for the show last week: "It all came together rather last minute. I had just canceled my three-day trip to Paris, and they called me to do it. My call time was at 9 am, and I stayed all day." [The Cut]
Posts for November 25th 2008
For seventy five dollars this plastic costume watch by Betsey Johnson seems a great gift for a younger sister or fashionable friend. What's more, this watch is a web-exclusive on the Urban Outfitters online shop (which means everyone hasn't seen it stacked on some messy table near the checkout) and comes complete with its own jewelry box packaging. Betsey Johnson continues to extend her upbeat attitude to all facets of fashion and we have to hand it to her--more often than not we fancy her offerings before we know they are hers. From sweet lingerie to floral jodhpurs there are quite a few Betsey Johnson items on our fashion wish list. And now, zee plastic bow watch--because we might just have to get one for ourselves.
No handbag will make a greater imprint on 2009 than those by Proenza Schouler--already debuted through Barneys, these bags more than live up to their hype. In a beautiful array of shades (nude, sand, mustard, chartruese, white, navy, black, and python to be exact) in the most buttery soft leathers--there is no denying their appeal. What's more, the silhouettes are rightly sized, functional, and special without being flashy--these bags will undoubtedly become classics and we can't help but endorse such an investment.
pa:nuu's Fall offerings are just the dose of optimism we need to get us through this rainy day--there's nothing street wear does better than keep things comfortable yet visually stimulating. pa:nuu, whom we first met at the Capsule Trade Show a few seasons back, just landed their very own Topshop Oxford Circus window display, which debuted their diffusion line for the retailer. This two-year-old Danish brand, thanks to Topshop, is now firmly placed on the fashion map--giving us doses of easy optimism in a time when we need those things most.
Topshop has gotten kind of obsessive with telling us that "mannish" things are big for Spring 09, or maybe we're obsessive for checking their online shop every day. Regardless! "Mannish tailoring" is our new replacement expression for "androgynous" which we can spell, but are tired of using. To that end, there is nothing more mannishly hot for Spring 09 than the extra-long boyfriend blazer. A thrifty shopper might make sure the thing can double as a dress which, much to our excitement, the Rodebjer version from our Seasoned Street photo shoot did.
Fashion In 50 Seconds 11/25/08 Williamson Diffuses, The CEOs Come Out, The Brits Celebrate, Interiors Are Pondered
If the Thakoon for Target prints are not enough, you'll be happy to hear that Matthew Williamson, a designer not a stranger to color nor print, will be designing two deliveries worth of H&M clothing come Spring. That's one in April and one in May. To see the Matthew Williamson Spring 2009 show, click here.
The holiday festivities are just picking up steam and what better way to familiarize yourself with the team behind a company than to check out photos from the event. Plus, window displays! Check out Stella McCartney's unveiling here, Saks here, and Barneys here.
The British Fashion Awards are tonight and British Vogue gets giggly about the possibilities. The awards include the best 2008 Model, Red Carpet Designer, Menswear Designer, and many more. Stay tuned for Coutorture photo galleries from the event.
The NY Times ponders just how much money it costs to outfit your apartment in the appropriate modern furnishings so that you can use John Derian's decoupage as an ashtray and a five thousand dollar drafting desk as a perch for your Mac. The answer, right here.