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The Split-Second Preview: Rebecca Minkoff

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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: Rebecca Minkoff

WHERE: New York, NY

WHEN: Friday, February 8

WHAT: “Exploratory, forward-thinking, and adventurous.” —Rebecca Minkoff. The designer sent us a Fall ’13 sketch, above.

Spotted at Pre-Fall Appointments: Rebecca Minkoff’s Next Big Bag?

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This morning Rebecca Minkoff invited Style.com to take a look behind the scenes at her pre-fall photo shoot, where, as usual, there were a lot of new wares to ogle. One piece that caught our eye was the designer’s new pony-hair-and-stingray Elle cross-body bag. Minkoff said she named the bag after blogger Bryan Grey Yambao’s grandmother. Could the ever-popular Morning After satchel have finally met its match? We think so.

Check our pre-fall coverage tomorrow to see Minkoff’s full collection.

Footwear News’ Lifetime Achiever Has The Kate Middleton Vote Locked Up

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According to Stuart Weitzman, earning a lifetime achievement award could be considered a nudge toward an exodus from the industry. “Twenty-six years ago they gave me my first award, which was Man of the Year,” recalled the designer who took home the Lifetime Achievement Award at last night’s 26th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards held at the Museum of Modern Art. “Now I think they’re trying to retire me.” Despite his jests, the 71-year-old designer (above) shows no signs of slowing down. Selling two million pairs of shoes each year, Weitzman continues to outfit well-heeled women across the globe in his signature 50/50 boots and demure heels. He counts Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé (who even sent in a congratulatory video tribute for Weitzman), and Kate Middleton as fans. Most recently, the latter turned up at London’s Olympic Games in his Corkswoon wedge, turning the stacked style into an instant hit. “She didn’t change her shoes for nine days,” he said. “It was a big deal.”


Among the flurry of footwear fanatics on hand were Miranda Kerr, Tali Lennox, and pop star-turned-designer Fergie, who paired a turquoise Pucci dress with her own Holly pumps. “I love a platform because my husband is so much taller than I am,” the singer admitted. “He’s always leaning over to kiss me.” Even presenter Victor Cruz revealed he’s a “heels guy” and prefers his lady friends in Christian Louboutin or Charlotte Olympia. “I know my stuff,” beamed the New York Giants’ wide receiver. Among the winners of the evening, Charlotte Dellal and Tabitha Simmons (left, with Kerr) took home trophies for Designer of the Year and Style Influencer of the Year respectively, while Rebecca Minkoff earned praise for using Instagram photos in her first print ad campaign (which debuted, by the way, in Style.com/Print). “It was another way that we could connect to our customer and make her feel empowered,” explained Minkoff who, hours earlier, uploaded sandal options for the evening and let her 114k followers decide. No stranger to posting sartorial selfies, Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine lamented over the cons of public forum sharing. “Shoe porn instigates the most heated conversations,” the blogger told Style.com. “The reactions are funny. Amid all the ‘OMG, I love your shoes!’ There’s always the ‘Girl, shave your legs! Why aren’t your toes pedicured!’ It can get pretty hostile.”

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

Shop The Look: Tweed Chic 

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The beginning of August means two things: Our favorite season of the year is coming to a close (sigh), and fashion week is just around the corner. Luckily, there is nothing like a little retail therapy to cure the end-of-the-summer blues. Right now, our shopping agenda is all about transition pieces that make saying good-bye to 90-degree weather just a little easier. Colorful tweed pieces from Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, Rebecca Minkoff, and more, are sure to do the trick.

 

1. Proenza Schouler skirt, $1135, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim trousers, $375, available at www.nordstrom.com
3. Barbara Bui jacket, $1,465, available at www.farfetch.com
4. Stella McCartney Falabella clutch, $970, available at www.net-a-porter.com
5. Rebecca Minkoff Maricarla dress, $157, available at www.theoutnet.com
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Photos: Courtesy Photos