22 posts tagged "Neiman Marcus"
We’ve heard of pencil skirts, but pencil bracelets? Jewelry designer Costis says yes. For his latest collection of wares, the Greek native, whose namesake label has a large following in Italy, decided to take everyday objects and elevate them into wearable art. Enter the pencil bracelet. Bejeweled with diamonds, the snakelike wrap bracelet comes in 18-karat yellow and white gold, with black diamonds at the tips—strategically placed to mimic the graphite in a pencil. This week they landed stateside at select Neiman Marcus locations. At $39,000 to $73,000 a pop, we like to think of them as investment pieces. We’d certainly like one for our back-to-school supply.
Fashion loves a fashion film, and there’s one name rolling with the credits more often than not at the moment: Quentin Jones. The 27-year-old filmmaker (pictured) has done shorts for Kenzo, Chanel, and Victoria Beckham, and has just completed her latest for Tibi, making its debut exclusively here on Style.com. “There are so many fashion films it’s easy to get bored really fast,” she tells Style.com. “You need to give people a reason to watch your film.” Spontaneity gives hers their particular kick. “Nothing was planned,” she says of the Tibi short, which was created entirely from moving stills, rather than live-action shots. (She works frequently with animation.) “It was all about having the model pose in position after position, which is kind of robotic and sci-fi feeling.”
There are more fashion videos than ever before, but the genre as a whole is still very new. “There are still more editorials than there are videos and people still love those,” Jones says. “It is a new medium, so people are finding their feet and working out what makes them good. I think that artists realize that if they are a good photographer, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they can make a good movie. There are definitely a couple of people that stand out.” (Among them, in Jones’ opinion: Ruth Hogben and Barnaby Roper.) Her career is still young, but Jones may be well on her way to joining their ranks. Up next, she’s taking her show to the small screen, creating a television commercial for Target and Neiman Marcus’ holiday collection, and after that, a project with Louis Vuitton.
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 Style.com exclusive video.
Rihanna’s caught the reality show bug. The pop singer’s rumored show (reported earlier this year), a U.K.-based style competition called Styled to Rock, is slated to air on Sky Living for ten weeks. The show will follow the singer (pictured) as she coaches 12 young British designers, with guest appearances from stylist Lysa Cooper, Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts, and designer Henry Holland. [Rolling Stone]
Galeries Lafayette has expanded its annual “Windows on Art” project to other cities for the first time. The curated selection of museum works, which includes pieces from the Centre Pompidou, Le Bal, and the Galliera Museum (currently home to the Cristobal Balenciaga exhibition), will be on display at the Paris flagship, as well as stores in Marseille, Nantes, and Strasbourg, through August 4. [WWD]
ESPN Magazine took its “Body” issue pretty literally. In honor of the 2012 Olympic Games, the magazine celebrates “athletic perfection.” And what better way to do so than to have 27 world-class athletes pose nude? Included in the group, all of whom stripped down to their birthday suits for the occasion, is basketball player Tyson Chandler and surfer Maria Gabeira. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Neiman Marcus and Target have joined forces. The two stores have announced plans for a partnership this Christmas, for which they gathered 24 CFDA designers to create a limited-edition holiday collection. The capsule will be sold starting December 1 at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online. The line, with prices ranging from $7.99 to $499.99, will include pieces from Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, and more. [WWD]
Condé Nast college? That’s the latest venture for the publishing house, which just announced that the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design will be located on Soho’s Greek Street (walking distance from the Condé headquarters in London). The school is set to open in January 2013 with a ten-week Vogue Fashion Certificate as the first degree on offer to students who wish to enroll. [Telegraph]
CFDA Unveils A China Exchange Program, Edun Does Its First L.A. Show, Model Caroline Trentini Weds In Theyskens, And More…-------
The CFDA has just announced the launch of its China Exchange program, with financial support courtesy of Silas Chou. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund program is expected to become an ongoing one, but it will launch with Proenza’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez shipping out to Shanghai and Uma Wang visiting New York this spring. [WWD]
Czech model Eva Herzigova, famously the body of Wonderbra, is in a new film entitled Cha Cha Cha. The model has made brief appearances in a half dozen films, but her role in this Italian movie is not yet known. [Telegraph]
Ali Hewson and Bono hosted Edun’s first Los Angeles runway show on Saturday night. Colin Farrell, Gela Nash-Taylor, and John Taylor all turned out to celebrate the line’s launch at Neiman Marcus. [WWD]
Model Caroline Trentini married photographer Fabio Bartelt over the weekend in an Olivier Theyskens-designed gown. The dress, with its lace V-neck, sweetheart bodice, and full skirt, bears a strong resemblance to Kate Middleton’s iconic McQueen wedding dress. [Styleite]