>> After much speculation regarding who would be crowned Barneys' fashion director, the retailer has finally announced its golden girl: Amanda Brooks. “I have long admired Amanda and her effortless blend of luxury and individual style. Her unique perspective on fashion mirrors what Barneys represents and we feel very fortunate to have her join the team,” said Daniella Vitale, chief merchant and executive vice president of Barneys. Brooks, who most recently was director of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, and in the past, former creative director at Hogan and Tuleh while writing for Vogue, Men’s Vogue, and The New York Times, will officially begin her time at Barneys as the Women's Fashion Director, VP starting February 7.
Posts for January 28th 2011
>> The pajama-inspired trend, as seen on Michael Kors, Vena Cava, and Alexander Wang's Spring runway, offers a languid approach to both daytime and nighttime dressing. If you're looking to add a languid touch to your wardrobe, outside of your boudoir, try out these pieces from the designers above, plus more from Walter, Thakoon, ASOS, and Topshop.
>> If purple is your pleasure, check out this street-snapped cutie in her high-contrast getup. The statement piece, a purple pullover, is paired with a white button-down shirt, black sweater coat, leather mini, and leopard print footwear, creating an edgy chic look. Emulate the same outfit with our picks from Fendi, Topshop, Falke, and French Connection.
Left to right: Old Navy Boyfriend Sweater ($20, originally $30), Falke Soft Merino Tights ($65), French Connection Shiloh Shirt ($28, originally $98), Fendi Leather Leopard Booties ($956), White + Warren Boucle Sweater Coat ($199, originally $295), ASOS Classic Trench Coat ($76, originally $95)
Photo courtesy of the Style Scrapbook
Check Out Rag & Bone's DIY Ad Campaign Featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw, Edita Vilkeviciute, Sasha Pivovarova, and Lily Aldridge
>> Instead of hiring a professional photographer to shoot their ad campaign, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville handed Abbey Lee Kershaw, Edita Vilkeviciute, Sasha Pivovarova, and Lily Aldridge a digital camera and asked them to take pictures of themselves in Rag & Bone clothes — with full creative freedom. “We have always been very inspired by the girls who do the show,” said Wainwright. “Rather than do what every other brand does and have a high-end photographer take very polished shots, we thought, ‘Let’s flip it on its head to get the girls to take over.’ We wanted it to be very real.”
Wainwright and Neville are hoping the guerrilla ad campaign, which included plastering more than 1,000 posters on walls and against deli boards below 14th St. in NYC, will lure fans to their new e-commerce site, which features social networking elements such as a blog and videos. The duo also enlisted Elettra Wiedemann, Details magazine’s Eugene Tong, Marie Claire’s Taylor Tomasi Hill, V’s Jay Massacret, Julia Frakes of Bunny Bisous, and Sean Sullivan of The Impossible Cool to submit their own images for the site, which will be showcased later in a gallery. “It’s about real people and real clothes, clothes that we want people to wear and feel good in,” said Neville.
>> This weekend, we're in the mood for a little romance. A pretty pale-hued bomber from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Stella McCartney lace panties, Tocca candle, and red silk Equipment blouse should put you in the mood. Also, a sweet flowering twig pencil to write all of your sweet nothings . . .
Left to right: 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Bomber Jacket ($995), Stella McCartney Knickers of the Week Set ($195), Tocca Candle ($36), Anthropologie Flowering Twig Pencil ($5), Wouters Single Diamond Ring ($325), Equipment Red Washed Silk Shirt ($190)