Archive for June, 2009

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Anna Sui X Target Images Released!

June 30, 2009

I am completely thrilled about Target’s latest designer collaboration with Anna Sui, as you may have read…well here is another reason to be that much more stoked for what I knew was going to turn out amazingly stunning, in true Anna fashion (pun intended!):

Anna Sui for Target

Perfectly creative and singular, as per usual.

xx, Maddy

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CFDA Awards ’09/Stam is Glam.

June 26, 2009

Certainly not fresh news by any means, but I joyfully stumbled upon this photo (via teenvogue.com) of notoriously-hip model Jessica Stam donning a stunning frock by CFDA award-winners Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, so I deemed a post necessary!

Jessica Stam is a peachy forest fairy!

Jessica Stam is a peachy forest fairy!

CFDA 2009 Award Winners:

Womenswear Designer of the Year, Kate & Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte
Menswear Designer of the Year, Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders and Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein (tie)
Accessory Designer of the Year, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Swarovski Award for Womenswear, Alexander Wang
Swarovski Award for Menswear, Tim Hamilton
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry
Eugenia Sheppard Award, Edward Nardoza
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, Anna Sui
International Award, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton
Board of Directors’ Special Tribute, First Lady Michelle Obama
Eleanor Lambert Award, Jim Moore

Clickity click for the dynamic sisterly duo’s brilliant natural, woodland nymph creature-esque F/W 2009 collection!

xoxo, maddy

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Hopping for Joy!: Jensen’s Resort Premiere.

June 26, 2009

Leave it to Peter Jensen to create the most endearing, desirable, and playful of accessories (remember that glorious donkey shoulder bag from F/W 2008?). The Great Dane delivered once again for his very first Resort show, exuding his continuous and adored light-hearted sense of humor! Jensen’s recently-adopted, super adorable bunny logo hopped right onto his blouses, ballet flats, and silk scarves in spades, while a lone bunny boldly adorned the bathing suit and cover-ups. But the most fetching of them all? Sans doute the ingenious (and statement-making, to say the least!) black sunglasses completely furbished with ears and whiskers to boot!

A sportive Elise Hélène Gatschene dons the fruits of Jensen's most recent and genius labor: The Bunny Specs.

A sportive Elise Hélène Gatschene dons the fruits of Jensen's most recent and genius labor: The Bunny Specs.

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Outbound to Wonderland!

June 26, 2009

At last! The surfacing of character photos of the highly-anticipated Tim Burton version of “Alice in Wonderland,” the quirkiest, kookiest, most glorious of children’s fairy tales, written by the utterly brilliant Brit, Lewis Carroll. Without a doubt, commingling Burton’s creative genius with Johnny Depp‘s savvy for playing the richest, and nuttiest, of characters, not to mention the immense talents of Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter, the film is destined to create quite the whirlwind of an experience! The bold, contrastive colors in the enticing photos below create quite the visual treat, and the impeccable maquillage and wardrobe styling parlay each character’s singularity, which, I believe, is the precisely the emphasis Sir Carroll originally imagined. (Photos from Wired.com)

Related: I literally just stumbled upon the ethereal Amanda Seyfried as Alice in Wonderland for Vogue Italia April 2008.

She's painting the roses red, she's painting the roses red!

She's painting the roses red, she's painting the roses red!

As much as I adore the bright-eyed beauty, I still am rather partial to the epically clever, gorgeously-styled and astutely-conceived Vogue US December 2004 version starring a charming Natalia Vodianova with a myriad of renowned designers, photographed by SuperPhotog Annie Leibovitz.

Natalia in Christian Lacroix Haute Couture with Madhatter Stephen Jones and March Hare Lacroix.

Natalia in Christian Lacroix Haute Couture with Madhatter Stephen Jones and March Hare Lacroix.

Clickity Click for the entire slideshow (of my favorite Vogue US editorial to date!).

xo, ms

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Choo Shoes for H&M!

June 26, 2009

Designer collusions seem to be popping up nonstop as of late! Swedish retailer H&M, coming off various designer ententes with the likes of the lionized Rei Kawabuko and more-recently, British phenom Matthew Williamson, has certainly given footwear connoisseurs a reason to celebrate. The ubiquitous retailer just signed shoe sensation Jimmy Choo onto the troupe, and the sure-to-be highly-covetable vendibles will hit 200 lucky stores worldwide November 14, with low-fare prices of roughly $50-$140. Hopefully a few sneak peak photos of the designs will surface on the net, stat!Jimmy Choo

If the Jimmy Choo-H&M hybrid turns out even nearly as snazzy as these beauties, count me in!

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Excellent = (Missoni)(Converse)²

June 26, 2009

Subsequent to the sought-after sneaks created by Converse and Play (sportswear line of Comme des Garçons), featuring the unmistakable two-eyed heart logo, the Chuck Taylor, hi-top-producing powerhouse will join forces with Missoni for its next designer collaboration. Tai Missoni, the patriarch of the epic Italian sartorial empire, has already been seen donning the new steps, according to WWD. The Chucky T.’s will brandish the quintessential Missoni zigzag for S/S 2010.

Missoni x Converse
Clickity click for Missoni’s acclaimed, coziest and most consummately-styled F/W 2009 collection!

xo, Maddy

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Alber’s Super Spicy Resort Spectacle!

June 26, 2009

Truth be told, I’m not a huge “resort” girl. Many a designer are way way way too “resort-y” (i.e., their looks scream “I’m on a boat, man!” louder than T-Pain) for my liking, so refreshing and attention-captivating collections are always a grand welcome! Enter Lanvin, or the Man behind the Lan, Alber Elbaz, whose resort show transcended the general deadness of the resort season. Sir Alber’s brilliant creations certainly can stand alone and exude all of their brilliant brilliance, but add to that a very theatrical performance (very à la Galliano), and what a treat! The prima donnas took form as beach blonde mannequins Elsa Sylvan and Emma Karlsson, posing as perhaps the epitome of glamorous vacationers clad in only the most glorious of garments, naturally. Bright azures, golds, rouges, and verts abounded to create a very Mexico-inspired, energetic vibe. Even the neutral-hued ensembles were accented by the boldest-colored accessories, from decorative floral headpieces to beaded necklaces to bangles galore. I immediately became enamoured with the masterfully crafted straw-ribboned chapeaux complete with gigantic flowers aplenty! Am I sensing a DIY?