August 23 2014

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7 posts tagged "Judith Leiber"

Happy Holidays, From Target, Neiman Marcus, And The CFDA


Target is upping the designer collaboration ante with its latest project. As reported last week, the retailer has partnered with Neiman Marcus and 24 CFDA designers on a 50-piece limited-edition holiday collection, due out December 1 at both Target and Neiman Marcus stores. That means you can stuff the stockings this year with presents from Proenza, Rag & Bone, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, and Tory Burch (prices start at $8 and go up to $500, but the majority of the pieces are under $60), and you won’t break the bank doing it. Here, the designers talk about the project as it all came together in this exclusive video.

On Our Radar: A Bug’s Life


“Insects—part delicacy, part gag—are chic again,” The New Yorker‘s Dana Goodyear wrote recently. She was talking about the rise of entomophagy—that’s eating bugs to you or me—but you don’t have to take to the kitchen to get into the buggy spirit. Creepy crawlers have been a mainstay in jewelry these last few seasons. Here, a few serving suggestions of the inedible variety.

From top left to right: Lanvin insect cuff, $1,340, available at ; Topshop scorpion brooch, $30, available at; Kenneth Jay Lane gunmetal-plated Swarovski crystal bug ring, $100, available at; Oscar de la Renta crystal bug clip earrings, $275, available at; Judith Leiber crystal minaudière, $4,495, available at

Photos: Courtesy Photos

Lauren Bush And Judith Leiber Debut FEED For Evening


Philanthropically-minded designer and high-profile bride-to-be Lauren Bush is famous for carrying her burlap FEED totes to even the biggest-deal social events. But, she concedes, “I know not all women are inclined to do that.” So Bush has teamed up with Judith Leiber—”the industry standard” for evening clutches, she points out—to launch the line’s first-ever nighttime option.

The clutch retails for $495, far less than many of Leiber’s more elaborately bejeweled minaudières, and $250 from every bag sold will go to supporting global food-supply programs. In fact, each sale will provide 1,000 school meals for children in need, the largest amount yet associated with one of FEED’s products.

Available in gold or silver metallic linen, the bag goes on sale at Judith Leiber stores, on its Web site, and at Bergdorf Goodman’s Leiber boutique May 5. Bush has already carried it once—to the Accessories Council’s ACE Awards last fall, where she picked up the humanitarian prize—but she’ll give it the official launch on May 6, when she and her mother, Sharon, will visit Bergdorf Goodman for a Mother’s Day event. And now guests presumably also know what to carry when Bush ties the knot with fiancé David Lauren.

Photos: Courtesy of Judith Leiber

Clutch Performers


There’s a new evening bag I’ve been spotting everywhere at the Resort collections—the boxy, semiprecious minaudière. My favorites have been inlaid with shimmering mother-of-pearl, like the one I first fell for at Louis Vuitton (top), spotted again at Lanvin, and saw this morning at Judith Leiber (bottom). They look less like traditional minaudières than like elegant jewelry boxes—which is just what I’d use one for during off-duty time.

Photos: (Louis Vuitton); Courtesy of Judith Leiber

An Ax To Grind


There are accessories and then there are accessories. In the latter (that’s non-clutch, non-shoe, non-belt) category, we can place Best Made Company‘s axes. Unlikely but true, the made-in-the-U.S.A. axes—as in, chop-down-a-tree axes—became a media sensation last year, finding their way into Wallpaper, The New York Times, Daily Candy, countless blogs, and Andy Spade’s trendsetting Partners & Spade shop in New York. If you loved them then, you’ll love them now: The company’s come out with a pocket-sized version. (Better for cutting down saplings?) Less of an investment than the full size (which can run up to more than $500), the pocket ax comes in four colors and costs a cool $95. Father’s Day is around the corner, after all. And while they are definitively in the non-clutch, non-shoe, non-belt sector, maybe it’s time to start blurring those lines. How great would one of these look, reworked as a crystal-encrusted Judith Leiber minaudière?

Photo: Best Made Co.