since hannah macgibbon's debut as the creative director at chloé with her spring 2009 rtw collection, the quintessential brand for luxury ready-to-wear has resurrected itself to be one of the most highly-coveted, it-girl commodities alongside chanel and balenciaga. there must be something in the water at chloé headquarters. from karl lagerfeld's reign in the '60s (and part of the '90s), to stella mcCartney, then pheobe philo (now, of Celine), these design legends have all gone to mayjah success since leaving their chair at chloé.
hannah brought back the modern, ladylike yet quirky separates. hannah brought back the IT bag (paddington, paraty, heloise, anyone?). hannah brought back a signature scent (eau de parfum - the first one for the house since karl). hannah now is giving us a new fragrance - LOVE, chloé.
raquel zimmermann, the muse Love, Chloé
"LOVE, Chloé is a celebration of radiant, generous, spontaneous femininity. Free and graceful movement. Contagious beauty"
hannah macgibbon's first collection for chloé (spring 2009 rtw).
at the chloé store opening party in beverly hills.
(L to R: kate bosworth, ralph toledano, chloe sevigny, and hannah)
BEYOND by ADR//
anna dello russo, style icon who NEVER wears the same couture twice & editor-at-large at vogue nippon is releasing her very own fragrance, called BEYOND, the scent by ADR.
and what will it be like? "a GOLDEN shoe will contain a fragrance of vanilla and almonds"
perfume or not, i've never wanted to smell like a shoe until now.
to be released by christmas 2010.
who else can pull off an unlined lace dress by dolce & gabbana with red silky undergarments during fashion week? the one and only, ADR.
and now, a few words from ANNA:
what is the biggest challenge facing fashion editors?
"To not get old! Fashion keeps me young and keeps my eyes fresh. I have to update myself every morning. I'm so curious about all the visionary phenomena that changes the contemporary scenario. I call myself "the vestal of fashion" because for me fashion is a muse and you must seduce her. How? You have to feed the creative fire so it doesn't vanish." -- ADR
i had no idea this was even in the works, let alone going to release in Harlem, NY this sunday!!!dolce vita, a shoelover favorite, has joined the ranks of liberty of london, rodarte, zac posen, and cynthia vincent, to create a wallet-friendly collection of boots & shoes exclusively for target. after doing a little research on this, looks like this info was released late july, also noting that the collection will eventually release to the rest of us non-new yorkers on Aug. 22. (ladies, mark your calendars)
as a dolce vita fan, i couldn't help but notice the vast similarity the grey studded oxfords (above, for $29.95) had with one i've seen a few months ago. (below) is the actual Dolce Vita Fallon oxford for..wait for it..$139.95!!! cheapy oxfords, get here already!
and while i am on the subject of target collabs, it has also been brought to my attention that london-based MULBERRY will also be doing a sweet little collection exclusively for target. first thing that popped into my mind? THE ALEXA (eponymous for alexa chung, $1,195). i really really really hope they design a cost conscious version. really hope so. guess we'll just have to wait for some photos to release, or until it hits stores and target.com Oct. 10!
as far as trend reporting goes, i am pretty confident that this particular one will be on everyone's radar come fall..
LAMIXX SHEARLING JACKET: i completely adore this piece. oversized collar, warm, and no fuss zippers or buttons. just throw on and GO. (on my must list)
i am truly, madly, deeply TORN over which one of these j. campbells to get to add to my repertoire of wooden heeled platforms. the LITA is so slick and paired with some over the knee socks, some cuffed shorts, a simple tee, and a blazer, i know the outfit would be pretty amazing. but then here we have the DENMARK. i don't know if its the cuffed shearling, the studs, or the wooden heel, or maybe all of the above, but i know for sure that if i don't have these for fall/winter, i will be doomed. what to do, what to do..? help! (solestruck, you got me good)
massive shearling collar worn by Emily DiDonato on the cover of Numero, August 2010