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…
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.
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!
(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
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…
Glamour has found the worthy successor from the halls of Hearst for the executive beauty director role in wake of Felicia Milewicz’s November 2012 departure: Ying Chu is decamping from Marie Claire to take the top-tier gig. Chu will join the 4 Times Square glossy in late January after five years as beauty and health director at Marie Claire. Chu’s industry entrÃ© was as an intern at Flare in the beauty ed’s native Canadaâ€”she was born in Shanghai, bred in British Columbia, and educated at Ryerson University. Before joining MC in 2007, Chu spent a year apiece at Vogue and Seventeen after a stint at erstwhile mag Suede, started by Chu’s former boss at Flare.
Intermix’s 2013 New Year’s resolution: fall into the Gap. On December 31, 2012, the multi-brand, specialty store was scooped up by Gap Inc. for $130 million in cash, adding to the retail behemoth’s existing portfolio of brands that includes Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, and Athleta. Intermix, the boutique chain which currently counts 32 locations throughout North America, stocking luxury and contemporary ready-to-wear and accessories for women, had been searching for a partner to help further its expansion since late last year. Intermix enlisted investment banking firm, The Sage Group, to aid in the acquisition quest in August; the two retailers have been in talks since early December.
Gucci Kicks Off The New Year In Manga Style [Telegraph UK]Japanese Manga artist Hirohiko Araki collabs with Gucci for its 2013 windows…Israel’s New Year’s Resolution: No More Overly Thin Models [Wall Street Journal] Israel is cracking down on “unnatural thinness” on the catwalk…Tory Burch Lawsuit Ends [Vogue UK] The legal battle between Tory Burch and her former hubby, Chris Burch, is finally fini
Just over two weeks until the whirlwind of the Fall 2011 collections begin. Time to start organizing the hours of fashion week frenzy, whether you rely on a Filofax, your iCalendar or your assistant to keep you sane and on time—or fashionably late, if you’re like some designers hot enough to keep the masses waiting season after seaso
Before the stars stepped out on the red carpet on Sunday night for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, several made the rounds at the myriad of tempting gifting suites and beauty lounges staged exclusively for the big weekend.Pascal Mouawad opened up his Beverly Hills mansion for the 2nd annual â€œNivea for Menâ€ Hospitality Suite, where Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Kyle Richards and Taylor Armstrong felt right at home, picking out pretty Pandora Jewels charm bracelets; while Jenny McCarthy and Milla Jovovich made off with a sizable stash each of glittering diamonds from Mouawadâ€™s own collection.