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July 25 2014

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19 posts tagged "Tamara Mellon"

Shop the Look: Future Perfect

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After a week of larger-than-life couture shows, we noticed our favorite collections shared a central theme: the future. It wasn’t the stereotypical white-glove, sterile futurism you see in movies but rather an embrace of the brand-new and beautiful things we’ve never really seen before. At Dior, Raf Simons combined Marie Antoinette silhouettes with high-tech fabrics and mirrored eyeliner, while Karl Lagerfeld stayed true to form at Chanel and looked forward, forward, forward. It got us thinking about how we can incorporate new ideas into our own wardrobes. For starters, we’re still coveting Tamara Mellon’s genius leather legging-boot hybrid, and new jewelry designer Sophie Bille Brahe’s sculptural take on the pearl earring is at the top of our wish list. Metallic silver also feels particularly fresh; a modular choker or high-shine sunnies could make even a plain white tee look stunning. Shop all of our favorite forward-thinking pieces by Maison Martin Margiela, Alexander Wang, and more, below.

1. Tamara Mellon Sweet Revenge leather legging boots, $1,995, available at net-a-porter.com

2. Sophie Bille Brahe 14-karat gold ellipse earring with freshwater pearl, $800, available at stylebop.com

3. Alexander Wang zip peel away pullover, $595, available at shopbop.com

4. Maison Martin Margiela silver-tone choker, $995, available at net-a-porter.com

5. Dior So Real metal and plastic sunglasses in Palladium, $505, available at saksfifthavenue.com

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Marina’s Must-Haves: Tamara Mellon’s Leather Fringe Skirt

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Tamara Mellon

Fringe is one of the biggest trends for spring, and I still haven’t had a chance to step into it. Ever since I saw Tamara Mellon’s presentation back in 2013, her leather fringe skirt has been on my wish list. Today, Mellon is launching her brand’s e-commerce site, and I finally got a chance to add this little number to my shopping cart.

Tamara Mellon leather fringe skirt, $895, Buy it now

Photo: Tamara Mellon 

Tamara Mellon Taps Karlie Kloss, Rie Rasmussen

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When Tamara Mellon decided to get back into the fashion action after leaving Jimmy Choo, it wasn’t going to be business as usual. In hopes of bringing the thrill back to shopping (she blames fashion fatigue on universal access to runway photographs as well as the months between the shows and the arrival of clothes in stores), Mellon has opted out of the catwalk. More importantly, she’s opted out of the idea of selling winter coats in July and bikinis in January. The plan is to make bimonthly shipments of buy-now, wear-now clothes to department stores (we have it on good authority that her first delivery to Bergdorf Goodman is selling at a brisk clip), and to very quickly ramp up her own boutiques and e-commerce platform. By way of introduction, she’s just produced a short movie, enlisting model-turned-filmmaker Rie Rasmussen to direct Karlie Kloss. “We had so much fun shooting High Heels & Sharp Knives with Rie and Karlie,” Mellon told Style.com. “Both are incredibly talented and completely capture the spirit of my woman. I cannot wait to see the reaction from the twist at the end.” No spoilers here. Visit Mellon’s Web site tomorrow to discover the twist for yourself, and watch an exclusive teaser only on Style.com.

News Flash: Mayor Bloomberg Does Not Wear Jimmy Choos

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Tamara Mellon, Mayor BloombergTo say that Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon’s new book, In My Shoes, is dishy would be an understatement. Friends and colleagues such as Ann Dexter-Jones, Alina Cho, and Wendi Murdoch gathered at the Four Seasons Grill Room last night to toast the tome, and Mellon’s candid remarks about her new memoir definitely made everyone eager to pick up a copy. In a way, In My Shoes represents her closure on what was not the most amicable of departures from the company she had built. Mellon told Style.com, “I was surprised at how cathartic writing this book was. It was about closing one chapter and starting a new one.”

Catharsis aside, Mellon confided that the most exciting part about last evening’s fete was getting introduced to the crowd by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While the mayor spoke about Mellon’s business acumen, he couldn’t personally attest to the quality of her shoes: “I’ve never worn her shoes, and I’m very unlikely to. And if I do, I’m certainly not going to tell anybody. But they are wonderful. How do I know? I asked [my partner] Diana.” Later in the evening, Mellon offered, “That was such an honor. I really feel welcome to New York now!” However, considering how quickly guests snatched up copies of her book, and how many women were wearing Jimmy Choo shoes, it seems like the Big Apple would have welcomed her with or without the mayor’s approval.

Photo: Leandro Justen/BFANYC.com

Dries Van Noten’s Traveling Exhibition, Artist Behind Kate Moss Gold Sculpture Collaborates With Selfridges, Altuzarra’s Win, And More…

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Starting Thursday, Dries Van Noten’s Spring 2012 collection will be on display alongside the James Reeves photos that inspired them. The exhibition will debut at the Song concept shop in Vienna and will travel to Hong Kong, Tokyo, and finally, Paris on January 25. [WWD]

Marc Quinn, the artist who made the famous gold Kate Moss sculpture, has created a collection of T-shirts, accessories, and art for Selfridges. The limited-edition collection includes temporary tattoos, more bronze sculptures, and white-gold accessories. [Hint]

Tamara Mellon, who officially announced her departure from Jimmy Choo yesterday, is reportedly set to launch her own line. WWD notes that “funding is already in place for a Tamara Mellon brand.” [WWD]

After the Telegraph wrote an article about Adriana Lima’s pre-Victoria’s Secret show extreme diet, the model reportedly says it was just a “misunderstanding.” Lima’s new message is this: “Those teenagers out there, don’t go starving yourself or only drinking liquids. Don’t do that please!” [Huff Po]

Joseph Altuzarra took the $300,000 prize at last night’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards. The runners-up, Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind’s design duo, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters, each won $100,000. [WWD]

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com