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April 19 2014

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Shop the Look: Lady Liberty

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Shop the Look: Lady Liberty

Chances are we’ll be waterfront this Independence Day (surfing for Instagram videos from Couture). And whether you’re planning to celebrate poolside or with your feet in the sand, we’ve put together a head-to-toe nod to Uncle Sam that transitions from sun to shade. Swap usual stripes for a striking solid blue bikini from Norma Kamali, and cover up with Splendid’s white top (which we recommend tying just above the high-waisted briefs). Loeffler Randall’s Starla sandals and Miu Miu’s signature sunglasses—in red—provide just the right amount of sparkle, you know, for your inner firework. Shop our patriotic picks, below.

1. Splendid voile shirt, $108, available at www.net-a-porter.com

2. Norma Kamali bikini top, $215, available at www.net-a-porter.com

3. Norma Kamali bikini bottom, $175, available at www.net-a-porter.com

4. Miu Miu cat-eye glittered sunglasses, $395, available at www.net-a-porter.com

5. Loeffler Randall Starla sandal, $175, available at www.loefflerrandall.com

FGI Catches A Few Rising Stars

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“At one point in my career, I had $98, a mattress, and a floor,” Norma Kamali told us at the Fashion Group International’s 14th Annual Rising Star Awards luncheon, hosted by Condé Nast Digital editorial director Jamie Pallot. “There’s always going to be something that tests your ability, so get past it and then get over it.”

Kamali, the keynote speaker at the Cipriani 42nd Street event, offered similar words of wisdom to an audience that included Catherine Malandrino, Prabal Gurung, Eddie Borgo, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Maria Cornejo, and Lauren Bush, and rising stars Fabiola Arias and Bradley Scott Reisman (who tied for the womenswear award), and Loris Diran (who won for men’s). “To have this fabulous designer hand you the torch,” enthused Arias after Malandrino presented her with the trophy, “it’s just crazy.”

After a little carousing and a little networking—”I am leaving with a pocket full of business cards and a pocket full of promises,” Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo said—the designers, editors, and retailers reluctantly prepared to brave the snow and continue the workday. Well, most did. They may not have won the afternoon’s award, but the menswear nominees from Moods of Norway were still feeling celebratory. “We want to do Shirley Temple body shots and then go build a snowman,” designer Stefan Dahlkvist said. “Are you in?”

The Shorts Get Smaller, Tom Ford Gets Bigger, And More…

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Two high-end jewelers have two high-end new campaign stars: Sienna Miller for Piaget (pictured) and Angela Lindvall for John Hardy. [WWD]

New York canvasses the market for a few favorite short-short shorts, from the affordable to the, well, Chanel (pictured). In the latter case, expect to pay about $100 per inch. [New York]

Mohammed Al Fayed has sold legendary English department store Harrods to Qatar Trust for a mere $2.2 billion. He plans to retire and spend more time with his (now even wealthier) children and grandchildren. [Racked]

Tom Ford, on the other hand, shows no signs of slowing down. In the next month, he’ll unveil two new retail stores, one in Hong Kong and one in Shanghai. [Vogue U.K.]

Dr. Kamali, we presume? The iconic designer will receive an honorary doctorate at FIT’s commencement this month. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Real EBay, L’Wren Collab, Klum’s Crow Costume, and More…

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Clothes from Norma Kamali and Anthropologie, shoes from L.A.M.B., bags from Michael Kors and Dooney & Bourke, and makeup from MAC will all be available at eBay’s holiday pop-up in NYC, timed to entice shoppers over the Thanksgiving holiday. This could be your chance to come face-to-face with shopper ilovechanel817. Don’t let her outbid you again. [WWD]

L’Wren and Lancôme: partners. It could happen. [WWD]

Even reading about ten minutes in the life of Karl Lagerfeld is exhausting. The designer was the subject of a French television documentary, The Blonde and I, that aired this weekend. [WWD]

Heidi Klum, renowned Halloween costume-wearer, managed to include the latest controversial modeling trend in this weekend’s outfit. And we don’t mean the feathers. [HuffPo]

Rumor or truth, the fact that someone claims A-Rod has a self-portrait in the likeness of a centaur over his bed is some of the best gossip we’ve ever heard. [Us]

Victoria Beckham‘s got a new do. According to the accompanying timeline, this is her ninth in about as many years. Thanks for keeping us watching, Posh. [Daily Mail]

Photo: DAVID CROTTY/patrickmcmullan.com

Norma Kamali Spreads the Love

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Norma Kamali arrived at Soho’s Apple Store yesterday morning clad in one of her signature black jumpsuits over a graphic print tee. Unremarkable, perhaps, save for the fact that she created it herself—on her iPhone. “I did it in a cab on my way to the office,” Kamali explained of the new design application, just one of many innovations discussed at a talk entitled “The Democratization of Fashion.” We’ve heard the phrase bandied about plenty before, but what exactly does it mean to Kamali? Given the new technologies that are now literally at the tips of our fingers, she believes we ought to be spreading the love more than ever. “We need to present ourselves in a new way,” Kamali said, referring to the lucrative retail potential of not only the Internet but Skype-ing and mobile apps. “This little thing,” she said, pointing to her iPhone’s screen, “it’s giving you a platform, an audience.” Kamali-philes can now download the designer’s app free of charge and shop from both her Walmart collection as well as normakamalibay, the just-launched line she created exclusively for eBay. If you’re still not convinced Kamali’s got your best retail interests at heart, consider this: Every item from the new eBay collection will retail for under $300.

Photo: Courtesy of normakamalibay.com