WHAT: Jonathan Saunders Axel Polka-Dot Stretch-Cotton Twill Pencil Skirt…WHY: Saunders’ polka-dot pencil skirt could potentially get mistaken for a Seurat pointillism painting. While you wouldn’t wear Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte plastered across your midsection, Saunders’ play on dot art mixes prints with feminine silhouettes. You’re sure to be on point in this trim bit of twill, from an art gallery shindig to a dinner date situation. Viva la versatility!…AVAILABLE: $690, Net-A-Porter.com…
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QVC has inked a deal with Jennifer Rade. The prolific red carpet stylist, who’s dressed the likes of Angelina Jolie, Amy Winehouse, Pink, and Cher, will design a capsule collection named Edge by Jen Rade that will debut during the network’s “Red Carpet Style” show on February 22. Joie! Expect three easy to wear pieces to drop live on Oscar weekend: a $75 maxidress, a lace tunic and camisole combo for $58, and a gold-studded topper for $40. Three additional itemsâ€”a denim trouser, a lace-edged top, and a lace pencil skirtâ€”will launch in March. This is the second partnership for the A-list magnet, who currently has another collaboration on rack. Rade teamed up with German powerhouse Rena Lange in 2011 to expand the brand’s eveningwear; the collection hit stores for Fall 2012.
Attention aspiring women’s RTW and/or fashion accessory designers!!! Bloomingdale’s is looking for you. The iconic store is picking up to five new designers to showcase in the SoHo store during fashion week. On Friday, January 11th from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m., Bloomies is asking designers to show their collections at their fashion HQ at 155 East 60th Street. Bring well-crafted prototypes (no sketches!) that show ’em what you’re made of. Don’t forget to RSVP to BSEEN@Bloomingdales.com. Bonne Chance!
It’s hard to argue with Victoria’s Secret’s decision to put Candice Swanepoel on the cover of its catalog for the third time. Russell James shot the South African mod and the rest of the Angels on the beaches and in the pools of Miami and Turks and Caicos for your hubby’s favorite piece of mail out this week. In a continued effort to make you feel meh about your body, they’ve also created a music video of Swanepoel and the equally perfecto Doutzen Kroes looking flawless in bikinis. Sorry about that.
Changes ahead on the department store front: Macy’s is reconfiguring its retail layout for 2013 and beyond. The shopping giant is shuttering six stores this spring; the largest locations closing up shop will be in downtown Houston, Paseo Colorado in Pasadena, and a five-story store in St. Paul. Additionally, the Fashion Show Mall outpost in Las Vegas will pack it in along with its Belmont, Mass. location, as well as its downtown Honolulu site. As for the good news? Macy’s will be opening up a fresh slew of noteworthy haute spots in the next two years. The list is long: the Shops at Summerlin and a men’s store in the Fashion Show Mall; Mall at Bay Plaza in the Bronx, University Town Center in Sarasota, Fla.; Mall of Victor Valley in Victorville, Calif.; and Gurnee Mills in Gurnee, Ill.. If that isn’t enough to pique your retail interest, the company will also be consolidating two Macy’s at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka, Minn. into a single 286,000 square feet structure in 2014. New year, new retail map!
We’ve been waiting for this cover! Zooey Deschanel finally graces the cover of Glamour’s February issue that hits newsstands on January 8th. Take a look at their first hair-themed issue, featuring Deschanel on the front and the back cover, and over 100 ideas for your ‘do. The New Girl star also takes on her critics (with a dirty mouth!) with no regrets: â€œIâ€™m just being myself. There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say. We canâ€™t be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a fâ€“king feminist and wear a fâ€“king Peter Pan collar. So fâ€“king what?â€
Ready for some TGIF-apropos nail news? Not one to follow trivial trends, essie is finally getting into the nail wrap game. It’s about time! The talon experts have rolled out Sleek Stick Stickers available in 12 designs ranging from “Don’t Cheetah On Me” (animal print, obvi) to a blinged-out pattern entitled “Glam It On”.
(NEW YORK) First Look: Gucci’s Frida Giannini Designs A Comic Book [ELLE]
Giannini follows in Phillip Lim’s footsteps
Katie Grand Makes A Splash With Hogan [Telegraph UK]
The editor is partnering with Hogan to launch a new range of accessories
Olympian Louis Smith To Launch Fashion Line? [Vogue UK]
Ryan Lochte isn’t the only Olympian trying his hand in fashion
Naomi Campbell Mugged In Paris, Suffers Leg Injury [Huffington Post]
The mod explains her recent “thug” attack
Fab: The Ikea of Fashion? [Racked]
The social shopping site has amassed more than 10 million members in one year
Romeo Beckham proves he’s got his daddy David’s genes and energy in the new promo vid of Burberry’s Spring campaign directed by Christopher Bailey and shot by Mario Testino. Little Becks is all smiles as he “crashes” a shoot (video-bombs? campaign-bombs?) featuring Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Charlotte Wiggins, Charlie France, and Max Rende. Now if only Romeo could get his mommy Victoria to try this smiling thing a bit more.
WHAT: Peter Pilotto Geometric Print Scarf…WHY: Some of us at chez Daily are staunch subscribers to the sartorial philosophy that a scarf can truly salvage a lame outfit; on the laziest or craziest of days, a kicky neckwarming accoutrement can function, for better or worse, as the only redeeming and at least semi-chic element of a getup. Add this pretty, mixed-pattern Peter Pilotto wrap star to the repertoire at your own risk: black-on-black-on-black ensembles may become all the more ubiquitous with this cashmere-Modal blend to punch things up. No complaints there…AVAILABLE: $520, KirnaZabete.com…