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April 25 2014

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16 posts tagged "Leandra Medine"

Going Grey

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It’s been quite a week for Grey Area: The buzzy artist-edition site launched a new collection of products, “Americana,” on election night, and has sold more than 1,500 of Sebastian Errazuriz’s inspired “MANHATTAN BLACKOUT” and “I STILL LOVE NY” T-shirts since last weekend, with profits going to Hurricane Sandy relief.

On top of that, cofounders Manish Vora and Kyle DeWoody unveiled a new batch of artist-made goods created in tandem with the designers at Helmut Lang last night at the brand’s Mercer Street shop.

Artists include Cat Stevens—”not that Cat Stevens,” Vora clarified—and Michelle Lopez, and the latest partnership has resulted in a glossy version of Shelter Serra’s rubber Rolex-inspired bracelet, which has become a bit of a calling card for the site and artist alike.

Serra revealed at the intimate dinner that followed at La Esquina—and drew the likes of bloggers Elin Kling and Leandra Medine, and Hilary Rhoda, fresh off the Victoria’s Secret runway the night before—that early on he’d been approached by Amazon.com and turned them down.

He’s been intrigued by what Helmut Lang CEO Andrew Rosen, who cohosted the dinner, referred to in a toast as “the Grey Area thing.” He wasn’t the first, and no doubt won’t be the last.

Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

More To Covet

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Little Lagerfeld and mini Man Repeller? Oh yes. As a celebration of The Coveteur‘s new 2.0 version rollout today, the Web site created a short film featuring some of fashion’s biggest personalities (and some of the site’s past subjects), including Anna Dello Russo, Lagerfeld, Susie Bubble, Bryan Boy, and Style.com’s Tommy Ton. “We spent so much time on casting and styling—we wanted it to be spot on,” Erin Kleinberg, the site’s cofounder and creative director, tells Style.com. As for the new and improved Coveteur, it’s got twice as many photos, has enabled visitors to create their own closet, and has a new integrated shopping experience allowing you to shop the closets of Rachel Zoe, Leandra Medine, Tommy Hilfiger, and more, directly on the site. Coming soon on The Coveteur, an inside glimpse into Hugh Hefner’s closet. “That was sort of a dream come true,” admits Kleinberg. “We love pajama dressing around here—it’s sort of an everyday occurrence at this office.” And the editors at the Style.com office are especially happy to hear they’ve got the Olsen sisters high on their To Be Coveted wishlist.

On Our Radar: Rebecca Minkoff Jewelry

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff

Exclusive: Gryphon X Tomboy Style

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With a track record that coolly reflects her ongoing commitment to collaboration (past partners include Elettra Wiedemann and Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine), Gryphon’s Aimee Cho set her sights on Lizzie Garrett Mettler of the blog Tomboy Style (and the recently Rizzoli-published Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion) for Spring ’13. The pair conceived a design that pays equal homage to the aesthetic of both parties in a fresh mash-up of unexpected indigo print set against an army jacket. “I just felt like there was a spirit to Lizzie’s interpretation and view on ‘tomboy’ that really resonated for me,” Cho said, reflecting on her own collection, much of which borrows from the boys. “I never want anything to feel too precious and I think that resonates with the underlying theme of tomboy style that Lizzie has created.”

Far from the traditional trench that’s become a Gryphon signature, the Tomboy jacket (available for preorder beginning Monday, September 24, at ShopLesNouvelles.com) is a riff on the hunting jacket and equestrian blazer. Designed of water-repellent cotton-metal twill (for shape and texture) and accented with printed-cotton patchwork resembling Japanese indigo dyes, the jacket takes inspiration from the original Barbour, Joanne Woodward, and even World War II correspondent Margaret Bourke-White, whom Garrett Mettler had in mind when envisioning the design. “The art of tomboy style is about mobility, and the idea of the jacket is that Aimee wanted someone to be able to wear it in elements in nature,” Garrett Mettler said, highlighting its functionality—and practicality, which Cho champions as a new mother. “Plus, I’ve noticed it goes with everything.”

Photo: Courtesy of Gryphon

Michael Kors, Living Large

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Michael Kors has a larger-than-life personality and even bigger ambitions for his namesake luxury brand. Coinciding with the debut of two new boutiques in Madrid and Taipei earlier this week, the designer just opened his largest lifestyle store to date at 667 Madison Avenue yesterday. With soaring 22-foot-ceilings, an 18-foot-high video screen (yes, campaign model Karmen Pedaru looks that much more beautiful when she’s blown up in high definition), and logo-etched glass walls complemented by custom steel fixtures, the 6,655-square-foot bi-level retail space is double the size of the previous location, which was located just next door. The new digs still have that clean, minimalist aesthetic that is characteristic of most MK stores, but the immense size better balances the burst of vibrant colors found in the current summer collection on display (accessories from both Collection and MICHAEL Michael Kors are available upstairs, while downstairs is entirely devoted to the less expensive line’s clothing). Speaking of, to celebrate the upgraded digs, Kors brought in Leandra Medine, a.k.a. The Man Repeller (the label’s second collaboration with the blogger), to style the mannequins the night before opening the store’s doors to the public. Whether Michael Kors, a name so intricately tied to sexy American sportswear, is man repelling? Well, that’s up for debate.

Michael Kors, 667 Madison Ave., NYC.

Photos: Courtesy of Michael Kors