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July 26 2014

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Shop the Look: Catch Some Waves

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Catch some waves

We’re expecting an extra-hot and humid New York summer, so there’s no time like the present to get a few vacations on the books. What are we packing for the July 4th holiday? A whole lot of tie-dye, one of our favorite trends this season. When done in watery blue hues, the laid-back print makes us feel cooler already. From elevated T-shirts to statement sandals, the trend practically demands a beachy locale, and we’re happy to oblige. Shop our favorite pieces by Madewell, J.Crew, Proenza Schouler, and more, below.

1. Proenza Schouler tie-dye cotton-jersey T-shirt, $280, available at barneys.com

2. Anya Hindmarch Nevis printed satin and leather tote, $495, available at net-a-porter.com

3. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, $26, available at sephora.com

4. Madewell tie-dye string bikini bottom, $35, available at madewell.com

5. J.Crew Leila tie-dye ankle-wrap sandals, $148, available at jcrew.com

In London, a Pair of German-Flavored Fetes

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Lilly Allen

The Germans let loose in London last night with a pair of playful parties and accessories. First up was the launch of the München Cute Monsters limited backpack, celebrating the impending World Cup, courtesy of the little label that could: MCM. Defying all odds, the German-Korean brand has carved out a position in the luxury accessories category with its super-pricey cartoon and stud-festooned pieces. And it’s collected fans like Rihanna and Beyoncé along the way. At a wild party at MCM’s Sloane Street flagship last night, Brazilian flamenco dancers twerked away at the door (and stopped traffic), while Lily Allen, who can never get enough of a great bag, spun a set. Inside, guests ogled the backpack, which featured Pop Art characters Viktor & Viktoria rendered in the colors of the Brazilian flag.

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Down the road, My Theresa, too, invited the fashion set out for a night of fun. The online retailer teamed up with Anya Hindmarch to commemorate their friendship with a very special memento: a limited-edition version of Hindmarch’s best-selling Marano clutch, which will launch exclusively on mytheresa.com next month. At an intimate dinner at the Royal Academy of Art, the pair introduced the clutch that truly sums up their relationship, seeing as the bag is customized with a smiley face. Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Hanneli Mustaparta, and My Theresa buying director Justin O’Shea (wearing a smiley-face tie) sat among sculptures of nudes and torsos. Naturally, O’Shea toasted his great friend. “We can’t get enough of Anya Hindmarch, and neither can our customers. Her happy take on fashion reminds us that fashion, above all, can be—and should be—fun. Otherwise, what’s the point of it all?”

Photos: Doug Peters; Courtesy Photo

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Sternberg and His Dog, General Zod, Offer a Personal Look at Band of Outsiders’ Starbucks Collaboration

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starbucks x band

What is it with designers and the food biz these days? From Jeremy Scott’s McDonald’s-themed Moschnio collection and Karl Lagerfeld’s supermarket, to Anya Hindmarch’s “Have a Nice Day” totes and the paper sacks at Jil Sander, fashion is embracing the visual feast that is the mass food industry. “There’s something about fashion that’s super exotic and untouchable. It’s an exclusive world,” said Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg. “But there’s an overlap. If you’re a fashion consumer, you’re still engaged with these [food] chains. It just seems to me that mass and lux are playing with each other,” the L.A.-based designer told Style.com.

Sternberg has found his own way of merging those dichotomous worlds via a new collaboration with Starbucks. Following in the footsteps of brands like Rodarte, Charlotte Ronson, Alice + Olivia, and Jonathan Adler, Sternberg has created a series of limited-edition ceramic coffee mugs. “I’m a consumer of the product—every morning, I order an iced Venti Red Eye, unsweetened. In the afternoon, it’s an iced Venti Green Tea,” said Sternberg when asked why he was drawn to the Starbucks project. “I think all the messages and images I can put out there will hopefully give people a fuller understanding of what I do, and that it will engage them to check out [Band of Outsiders] further. Starbucks is such a huge platform.” Indeed it is, and this team-up will no doubt gain Sternberg exposure—his mugs, priced at $14.95, will be available at many of Starbucks’ more than 12,900 stateside stores from June 24, as well as online from June 10.

As for the design, Sternberg was inspired by the word drip. “There are so many slang terms for coffee, and drip is my favorite. Visually, when that word came into my mind, I could see the paint dripping out of the top of the tumbler.”

Next on the designer’s docket is Band of Outsiders’ new Manhattan store, which will open this August on Wooster Street between Spring and Broome. Lucky for Sternberg, there’s a Starbucks two blocks away.

Have a look at how Sternberg and his dog, General Zod, use their Band of Outsiders for Starbucks cups below, exclusively on Style.com.

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“My Band + Starbucks tumbler finding its place at my desk next to my army of vintage Pez dispensers.”

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“Lady Starbuck riding the California waves.”

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“Zod chillin’ at home on the sofa with his Band + Starbucks tumbler.”

Photos: Scott Sternberg

Anya Hindmarch Heads to the Market

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Is that Anya Hindmarch riffling through our kitchen cupboards again? That’s what it felt like at her wildly entertaining Fall ’14 show yesterday. As soon as the crowd took their seats, there were cues to what was coming—namely a bunch of fit male models in ballet shoes. We were then told by PR not to step on the holes in the floor…the plot thickens.

Sure enough, to the tune of a joyous, happy soundtrack, the bags marched out. The first boasted a portrait of Tony the Tiger from the Frosted Flakes box, followed by Cocoa Puffs, The Kellogg’s rooster, and Daz (basically the U.K. version of Tide detergent).

All of this was presented by models on a conveyer belt pushing shopping trolleys. And those trolleys kept getting fuller with handbag goodies: a clutch in a tubular shape of Digestive biscuits, then clutches in colors of the English chocolate Quality Street, with its distinctive, jewel-toned foil wrappers, then the Swan matches every English household has for lighting fireplaces or gas stoves. We’ll never look at a mundane shopping trip the same way again.

Colorfully striped clutches with oversize tassels followed, which balanced the whole look off nicely. Also on offer were scarves, new to the brand, which were printed with smiley faces.

Then it was showtime: The male models suddenly shifted into dance, toeing the line between the floor and the (still moving) conveyor belt against the strains of Judy Garland’s “Get Happy.” Holes in the wall suddenly had trumpets and basses thrust through them—body-less, though, as the “musicians” were on the other side. The final touch? At the last moment, hands…jazz hands popped through the holes in the floor, causing this writer to jump out of her seat. The audience was filled with grins—Anya Hindmarch helped the fash pack find its funny bone. And she created some of the most covetable bags of the season in the process. Relive Hindmarch’s elaborate runway production with the exclusive debut of her Fall ’14 video, above.

Insta-Gratification: #LFW Edition

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In the age of Instagram, all it takes is a smartphone to achieve a photo finish, be it filtered or #nofilter-ed. That’s why Style.com’s social media editor, Rachel Walgrove, is rounding up our favorite snaps and bringing them into focus. For this very special edition of Insta-Gratification, she’ll be calling out the best shots from #LFW. See below for today’s picks

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Bad girls’ club.

Casual.

Behind the veil at Meadham Kirchhoff.

Tony the Tiger takes on the tote.

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