7 posts tagged "Bloomingdale’s"
Designer Rebecca Minkoff has come a long way since she launched her Morning After bag in 2005. Less than a decade later, her namesake label has developed into a complete lifestyle brand—not to mention gaining her a supportive cult following of Minkettes. So it comes as no surprise that Minkoff is continuing to expand. Her first jewelry collection, inspired by the downtown girl who easily transforms from “desk to dinner” mode, hits stores including Bloomingdale’s and RebeccaMinkoff.com on Monday. With 52 styles ($48-$498) from metal bangles to Art Deco earrings and cute pendants, Minkoff’s got something to offer for every occasion. Plus, the pavé horn necklace (pictured, $498) that showed up on Leandra Medine at the CFDA Awards is also in the mix. We’ll take one of each.
It seems Wang can do no wrong. Alexander Wang, who dipped a toe in the waters of menswear with his T collection for men, was named the winner of GQ‘s annual Best New Menswear Designer in America award, which comes with a mentorship with Dockers, Bloomingdale’s, and the magazine’s editors, and the opportunity to design a piece for a limited-edition Dockers capsule collection. All six nominated labels (T by Alexander Wang, Gant by Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell, Warriors of Radness, Miller’s Oath, and Riviera Club) were fêted at a bash, in New York last night where—before the winner was even announced—GQ creative director Jim Moore took a moment to single out Wang as someone he envisioned growing in the men’s business. “He was doing T-shirts and hoodies, and when we approached him, he said, ‘Don’t you think it’s a little bit early on?’ ” Moore recalled. “I said no, I think you have the potential to be a great American menswear designer. It pushed him to expand his categories.” Alexander Wang and Dockers in the same sentence—sounds like an expansion to us.
Over in London, the fashion set celebrates Fashion’s Night In, with exclusive deals, live chats with designers, and get-it-first opportunities. Don’t know about you, but after Halloween, we could definitely use a night in. Let’s bring this one to the U.S., hmm? [Vogue U.K.]
Bloomingdale’s is known for its shopping bags—it’s Big Brown Bag is something of a modern icon—but for its latest revamp, the store has tapped a few of its nearest and dearest to put their own spin on the shoppers. Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, and Elie Tahari have all contributed new designs, which will begin rolling out next month. [WWD]
The half-glam, half-casual look that’s been a staple of the party circuit for months now finally has a name, courtesy of J.Crew head of women’s design Marissa Webb. (She’s contributed plenty of looks to the genre, like this Fall ’10 one, left.) Ladies, you’re wearing the “intentional screw-up”—yes, it sounds a little bit boarding-school-girl-gone-bad, and yes, we kinda like that about it. [WSJ]
And speaking of boarders-gone-bad, Ryan McGinley hit San Francisco recently for a new show of photos of attractive, young, naked twenty-somethings. Hey, if it ain’t broken… [Hint Mag]
“I dress a lot of celebrities, but I never had the connection I have with Mary,” Catherine Malandrino said last night at Avenue. That would be Mary J. Blige, who was seated next to her on a banquette with the designer’s hand in hers. “It’s like when you meet somebody and say, ‘I know this person will be in my life forever.’ ” That moment happened almost a decade ago, after Malandrino saw Blige wearing one of her dresses in a magazine and got in touch. By the time she saw Malandrino at the designer’s 2001 show, Blige said, “I knew that what I felt in my heart about her was real.”
Now the two of them hang out, commiserate, make each other laugh. And sometimes, they collaborate. “When you love somebody, it’s like in a couple—you want to create something. Sometimes, it’s a baby,” Malandrino explained. Other times, it’s limited-edition T-shirts splashed with proclamations like I’M FREE and I’M POWER. The motivational tops are very on-message with Blige’s charity for women, FFAWN (Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now), which receives a portion of the profits the tees generate at Bloomingdale’s and Catherine Malandrino boutiques.
“Catherine is the bright light at the end of the tunnel. I’m the person that revisits the past to bring people to the light,” Blige explained. The shirts, appropriately, are available in black-on-white and vice versa. There’s also royal blue on the way, and Blige explained why: “It means you’ve reached a point where you know you’re enough, you’re worthy. That’s where we are, and that’s why we’re able to do what we’re doing.”