August 30 2014

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22 posts tagged "Tom Binns"

Stella In Wonderland


Alice fever rages on. As has been reported, Stella McCartney joins Tom Binns in the widening circle of Carroll-heads who have designed pieces pegged to Tim Burton’s screen adaptation this spring. Now here’s your first look at McCartney’s Alice necklace and bracelet, crafted from the same chain used for the designer’s Falabella bag and decked out with Wonderland-ish charms. And because it’s Stella, we can say for certain: No White Rabbits were harmed in the making of these items.

Alice necklace, $425, and bracelet, $395, available next month at Stella McCartney stores worldwide.

Photo: Courtesy of Stella McCartney

On Our Radar: Tom Binns V Corto Moltedo Sunday Best clutch


Tom Binns is, no question, the costume jeweler of the moment—a moment that doesn’t look likely to end soon, with his eagerly anticipated Alice in Wonderland collection coming this spring. Fashionable girls will no doubt be breaking their teacups to get at those pieces, but I’m just as excited about Binns’ first bags, made in collaboration with Corto Moltedo. The Sunday Best clutch does evening chic in the designer’s signature smirky style (yes, that’s Christ affixed to the side); only five will be available at Binns’ NYC store, and another five at Corto Moltedo’s Paris flagship. Binns also fashions the attached spray of chain and crosses into earrings for his Real Deal collection, but I wouldn’t recommend matching your ears to your bag to anyone but the most devout.

Tom Binns V Corto Moltedo Sunday Best clutch, price and availability on request at Tom Binns Megastore, NYC, (917) 475-1412.

Photo: Courtesy of Tom Binns

Martin’s Move, Tom’s Tea Party, Santa’s Session, and More…


The writing’s been on the wall for some time, but Suzy Menkes says it out loud today: Martin Margiela has left the building—er, Maison. His design team will take over and he will not be replaced. [NYT]

Speaking of houses, YSL’s is on the market. Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s duplex on Paris’ Rue de Babylone is expected to bring in over €20 million. At the relevant exchange rates, that’s more than $30 million, or about 15,000 YSL frocks. [WWD]

The entire fashion world is buzzing about Tim Burton’s forthcoming Alice in Wonderland, and Tom Binns is no exception: The jeweler has been commissioned to make a limited-edition collection inspired by the film’s characters, like the Mad Hatter, the White Queen, and the Red Queen. Does this mean the Disney Store is about to become a legitimate shopping destination? [The Moment]

Moschino knows that holiday-season stress can be enough to send anybody to the shrink, but…Santa?! [FabSugar]

Yea, Nay, or Eh: Michelle Obama’s Fashion Diplomacy


She’s worn shorts on Air Force One and Tom Binns to the Kennedy Center—you don’t have to be an avid Huffington Post reader to know Michelle Obama is changing the rules of White House dressing. But at the Obamas first State Dinner last night—the must-attend event for all Beltway-bound socialites—the First Lady’s choice of a gown by Naeem Khan was utterly on the mark. The evening’s guests of honor were Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur; Khan is an Indian-born U.S.-based designer who’s known for gorgeous eveningwear embellished with elaborate touches. Most recently, Khan made news for
launching a line for HSN, where his signature sparkle tops sold out at $450. We doubt Obama’s floor-length, gold strapless sheath was purchased during a commercial break (word is the gown was custom-designed to the tune of 40 people over three weeks), but we think she looks stunning in such a dressed-up look. The armful of bangles and Bochic earrings are another nice touch—Indian-inspired, but not literal. What do you think of her threads? Are we too enthralled by FLOTUS, or is this outfit an undeniable Yea? Leave your comments below.

Photo: Nicholas Kamm, Getty Images

Tom Binns’ Dirty Decade, Chanel Gets Her Wings, And More…


Cintra Wilson on Tom Binns’ new West Village store: “[He] proves he has no problem dredging all the desirable filth out of the ’80s and adding a bit of his own.” Yes, this is a compliment. [NYT]

Milla Jovovich is Tommy Hilfiger‘s newest hire. The newlywed designer/actress/model has been tasked with creating the next limited-edition Breast Health International bag. [WWD]

From the lips of Narciso Rodriguez: “You need a pair of clogs and a jumpsuit.” Go forth. [HuffPo]

Tom Ford will never let a bad day affect his love of crocodile. And by crocodile we’re pretty sure he means shoes. [NY Post]

Chanel Iman and Lindsay Ellingson are among Victoria’s Secret’s newest angels. We’re not sure if this is more or less baffling than Miranda Kerr at Balenciaga. [Fashionologie]

Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker have been named to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Uh-huh, that President. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Greg Kessler