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April 19 2014

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3 posts tagged "Tsumori Chisato"

The Latest At Ladurée

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Famed 150-year-old French macaron specialist Ladurée has a lot in the oven these days. For starters, downtown New York fans can soon forgo those treks uptown to the brand’s only U.S. outpost, on Madison Avenue. Last night at a private event for editors, reps confirmed the rumors we had been hearing that Ladurée is set to open its largest shop and tearoom in the world on Broome Street in Soho (at the space currently occupied by Barolo). The space, slated to open this December, will feature private dining (by two of its top chefs, whom the brand is flying over from France) and a sprawling garden. And that’s not all for its 150th anniversary celebrations—the company (which has previously collaborated with designers like Dries Van Noten and, more recently, Japan’s Tsumori Chisato) revealed to Style.com that it has tapped Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz to create a custom design for its famously intricate boxes encasing the macarons. Reportedly, Elbaz is still putting the final touches on his Ladurée creation, due out just in time for Paris fashion week in October. Until then, stay tuned.

Photo: Courtesy of Ladurée

Gingham Goes Gray

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I’ve been crazy for gingham lately, and I’m not alone. Take Isaac Mizrahi. As he told us at his Resort presentation, gingham “is like a solid with a lot of personality.” The usual country red and royal blue ginghams have their place, but they don’t feel as fresh to me as the soft, floaty grays (and their near cousins, washed-out blacks and even watery blues) that have been cropping up everywhere, from street-style blogs to runways. There’s something so much more ethereal about the silvery tones, almost neutral; they’ll transition seamlessly from summer sun to the fall wardrobe. I love how Harper’s Bazaar Australia’s Christine Centenera pairs her gray gingham skirt with nude colors, or how the models Tommy Ton captures throw it on over whatever they’re wearing (pictured). Karl showed some lovely gingham looks at Chanel’s big Resort bash in Saint-Tropez, too, and Eva Mendes is a fan—she wore Dior’s version to the premiere of her movie The Other Guys in Cancún.

Click here for a few of our favorite gray ginghams, and a couple of girls who wore it best >

Photo: Tommy Ton

On Our Radar: Tsumori Chisato Wallet

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After a season or two of hard-rocking eighties styles, the Spring runways brought a little relief: Things got cute again. As if summoned from the upper reaches of adorable, suddenly cats sprung up everywhere, from Miuccia’s kitty prints to Vanessa Seward’s claw-slashed sheaths at Azzaro. But Japanese-born designer Tsumori Chisato has been preaching to the cult of cute for years. We love her critter wallet, which picks up the kawaii vibe without going full-on Fruit.

$325, available at Bird, www.shopbird.com.