11 posts tagged "Jenni Kayne"
As one of the leading retail destinations in Los Angeles, TenOverSix—founded by Kristen Lee and Brady Cunningham—has garnered a cult following with its tightly edited mix of designers (think Jesse Kamm, Jenni Kayne, THVM, Alasdair, Maison Kitsuné, and beyond). Now, Lee and Cunningham have brought their cleverly cool curation to the Lone Star state, selecting Dallas’ recently renovated Joule Hotel for the location of their second outpost. Mimicking the L.A. store’s eclectic white-and-wood interior, the more-than-550-square-foot Dallas boutique is filled with an ample array of wares by up-and-coming designers, established indie labels, and high-profile brands. With the Dallas set in mind, Lee and Cunningham have stocked a ready supply of cocktail dresses and filled their Lucite display boxes with both subtle and statement jewelry from the likes of Mociun, Lizzie Fortunato, and Pamela Love. Staying true to their signature edit, the pair has made sure to bring along their best-selling stock of Karen Walker, Vena Cava, and Rachel Comey, as well as pieces exclusive to the new location.
In addition to the main store, Lee and Cunningham have created TenOverSix Presents—an updated take on a hotel gift shop, which, set in the Joule’s lobby, offers a quirky mix of gifts, accessories, and essentials. Only at TenOverSix can one find toothbrushes, a birdcage necklace, and a pig-shaped fruit basket all in the same place.
TenOverSix is open now at the Joule Hotel, located at 1511 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75202
As we enter into a month of fashion shows, we’ve asked some of this season’s biggest stars and most anticipated new talents to offer a sneak peek. Naturally, it’s a busy time for everyone—designers and fashion-watchers alike—so we’re pioneering the split-second preview: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. To view all of our Fall ’13 previews, click here.
WHO: Jenni Kayne
WHERE: New York, NY
WHEN: Friday, February 8
WHAT: “All about the mix: sporty separates, JK blazers & tuxedo jackets. Clean classic shapes get gilded w/ paisley brocades, lamé, hardware & Lurex.” —Jenni Kayne. The designer sent us a shot of her inspiration board, above.
“Apparently, girls really like lips,” says Decade Diary blogger and artist Bernadette Pascua. “I posted an illustration of puckered lipstick [marks] on my site and I didn’t anticipate how many girls would go crazy for it.” One of those fans was Pascua’s longtime friend, accessories designer Lizzie Fortunato. “I wanted to do something fun and pop-y for my spring collection,” says Fortunato. “And when I saw the lips, it just made sense.” The two girls cooked up a ten-piece capsule of totes, pouches, and clutches entitled Super Nana (French for “beach babe”). “I was in a tropical mood,” says Pascua. Apparently, the artist brainstormed by painting watercolors of everything from pineapples to flamingos. “The ideas were one after the next,” adds Fortunato, who also recently collaborated on a pre-fall accessories capsule with Jenni Kayne. Available at Kirna Zabete next week, the collection features leather and canvas bags that have been hand-embroidered and printed with Pascua’s illustrations. Ranging from $125 to $500, the bags are cleverly embellished with bananas, Peruvian palm trees, plumeria florals and, of course, pink and red lips.
Super Nana will be available at Kirna Zabete from next week.
We’ve seen eighty-plus collections (and counting) since the pre-fall season began in November. But it’s not just about the ready-to-wear. Case in point? Lizzie Fortunato’s capsule jewelry collection for California-based designer Jenni Kayne. “I’m such a fan of Jenni Kayne’s classic tailored sportswear, and I really tried to channel her streamlined yet statement aesthetic,” Fortunato told Style.com. A series of hand-soldered multistrand metallic chain necklaces and bracelets were just the right accents for Kayne’s that’s-so-nineties wares. Kayne’s favorite piece, however, is a belt with a grosgrain ribbon closure (above). “The pieces complement the collection and add that tough edge that the clothes wanted,” Kayne said. The baubles, which range from $336 to $575, will be available in June at Jenni Kayne’s Brentwood and West Hollywood flagships.
Memorial Day weekend is finally a few days away, and although I wear white year-round, including during the winter, I especially can’t resist buying new white pieces for summer. It’s my go-to color for warm weather. One of my favorites in my wardrobe is a cotton dress from Jenni Kayne Spring ’11—I’ve worn it over and over again. But every year I add a couple of new summer white pieces to my collection. Earlier this year, during Milan fashion week, I was lucky enough to find a great full-skirted Alaïa number at the Corso Como outlet for a bargain, but besides that, I have yet to find the perfect new additions for this summer—until now. Here are a few items I have my eyes on.
From the top left: Acne Lucille denim dress, $353, available at www.mytheresa.com; Proenza Schouler sleeveless belted shirtdress, $850, available at www.kirnazabete.com; Diego Dolcini flat sandals, price on request, available at www.diegodolcini.it; Mother Runaway skinny flare jeans, $196, available at www.shopbop.com; Lanvin two-tone minaudière, $2,390, available at www.barneys.com.