We purchase certain summer staples, like the burnout t-shirt, year after year because they never really go out of style and are perfect for the hot NYC days ahead. This season we're loving a few updates to our closet classic. Barely there animal prints (like Rebecca Taylor's version in gray leopard or Forever 21's yellow zebra cropped top) and gauzy dresses made with the same see-through fabric (the tank style from Vince and Alternative Apparel's tie-front mini) are among our current favorites.
Posts for May 18th 2010
Balenciaga is entering the summer retail scene in the Hamptons with a new store on East Hampton's Main Street, taking over a former Brooks Brothers shop. Michael Kors is also headed out east with a 1,050-square-foot Southampton outpost, offering designer collection, Kors Michael Kors, and Michael Michael Kors lines. And on the contemporary side of things, Trina Turk has popped up once again in East Hampton, at 79 Main Street, which opened last Friday.
Midway through production on Sex and the City 2, Sarah Jessica Parker was appointed president and chief creative officer of Halston Heritage. Stylist Patricia Field estimates Parker supports Halston by wearing at least six dresses from the Heritage collection throughout the film—including the white jersey dress from the movie campaign (above left) and two versions of the pleated gown worn by Parker to the Costume Institute gala at the Met earlier this month (above right). However, Pat Field doesn't attribute all that Halston love to Parker's new job, “I was just personally a little bit tired of all of these exaggerated, artificial shapes on clothing,” said Field of working on the SATC sequel. “Shoulders pointed out to there and skirts that look ballooned. I was just feeling — desiring — like, chic simplicity. And so I had turned to Halston.”
Source: Craig Blankenhorn/Warner Bros.
Fashion in 50 Seconds 05/18/10 Miranda Kerr on Body Image, Isabella Blow's Clothes Headed to Christie's
Miranda Kerr planned to become a nutritionist before she entered the modeling world and is releasing her first book on body image, called Treasure Yourself, later this year.
Harper's Bazaar will cut its frequency this summer, combining the June and July issues to cut costs.
Isabella Blow's estate will auction off hundreds of items from the late fashion lover's closet with Christie's in September, including over 90 pieces by Alexander McQueen and 50 hats from the milliner Philip Treacy.
Claudia Schiffer gave birth to her third child, a girl, with husband Matthew Vaughn.
Gap and Banana Republic will open their first stores in Italy, located next door to each other in Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
Source: Mariano Vivanco/Elle