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Monthly Archives: May 2008

After Sarah Jessica Parker’s launch of Bitten for Steve & Barry’s, another member of the SATC team is stepping out with a line of her own.

Payless ShoeSource officials are calling the line an exclusive capsule collection designed by Field, renowned for her work as stylist on the Sex & the City(R) TV series and an Oscar(R) nominee for her costume designs for “The Devil Wears Prada.”

The collection is available beginning this week in select stores and Payless.com for $25 to $35 an item.

The Patricia Field for Payless Summer Collection is broader and features four shoe styles and a clutch with a strong focus on colored metallics. Shoe silhouettes include the Princess ballet flat, Empress Roman-inspired strappy flat sandal, Tsarina mix-metallic heeled slide, and the Heiress round-toe pump.

The styles are adorned with sparkling details including faux gemstone studding and “disco ball” metallic materials guaranteed to infuse glam-rock style into any wardrobe. Shoppers can get their Patricia Field looks — just in time for the release of long-awaited Sex & the City movie — for which Field was stylist and costume designer.

“We have been thrilled to work with Patricia, America’s style icon, to style our consumer marketing, as well as to bring her designs to shoppers nationwide with the Patricia Field for Payless collection,” said Matthew Rubel, CEO and president of Payless ShoeSource.

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Courtesy NY Times\' On the Runway

Left, Sarah Jessica Parker at the New York premiere of “Sex and the City” in a Nina Ricci gown designed by Olivier Theyskens. Right, Lauren (Davis) Santo Domingo at the Met ball with Olivier Theyskens. (Photos: Joshua Lott/Rueters, left; Billy Farrell/PatrickMcMullan.com)

From Nytimes.com’s “On the Runway:”

This week for the New York premiere of “Sex and the City,” Sarah Jessica Parker wore a strapless Nina Ricci gown designed by Olivier Theyskens.

It was one of 40 outfits that Parker planned for the movie’s premieres in London and Berlin, and the press junkets. She looked glamorous and happy in the dress and was asked several times by reporters on the red carpet if it was the sort of dress that Carrie Bradshaw would have worn.

New Yorkers have no trouble seeing SJP as Carrie, and given the TV show’s name-dropping familiarity with the fashion world, what she wore to the opening was bound to get attention. It had to be stand-out.

Parker was surprised, then, to learn the morning after the premiere that the silver pleated Ricci dress had already been worn on a red-carpet—by Lauren (Davis) Santo Domingo at the Met ball, on May 5. Santo Domingo went to the Met with Theyskens.

Read more of this Cathy Horyn article here.

 

Gap.com has appointed white as summer’s primary color.

And I have to agree.

“Amidst the season’s punchy purples and greens, white radiates.

Pair tops, bottoms, and dresses (yes, white on white!) to sport this refreshing trend,” says the online retailer in its most recent email newsletter.

 

Marie Claire’s written a not-so-nice review of Posh’s latest poses for Marc Jacobs’ line.

The report comes after an announcement that the designer’s campaign will not feature VB next season.

Victoria Beckham has struck another set of bizarre poses for Marc Jacobs’ latest advertising campaign. 

The Spice Girl has already been shot with her legs flailing from an open carrier bag, poking out from the top of a box, and wearing a series of unflattering looks, including a dark blunt fringe.

The latest set shows a dishevelled Posh in a net-skirted black gown, with a grubby looking tan and oversized pale blue gloves, which look more suited for doing the washing up

Read more here.

 

Courtesy BBC News

BBC News reports:

The US chain Dunkin’ Donuts has pulled an advert following complaints that the scarf worn by a celebrity chef offered symbolic support for Islamic extremism.

The online advert for iced coffee featured the well-known US television chef Rachael Ray.

She was wearing a black-and-white checked scarf around her neck that resembled a traditional Arab keffiyeh.

This fashion choice incensed at least one prominent conservative blogger, who said it evoked extremist videos.

Really.

Read the full story here.

 

What is a closet, really, but a catalogue of the different personas we have auditioned and discarded? – Tim Gunn in “A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style”

Realitytvwebsite.com is reporting that Vivica A. Fox, actress, producer and fashion luminary, is bringing her celebrity style to VH1 for a new competition series ripped from the pages of the fashion magazines.

The new series, “Glam God With Vivica A. Fox” slated to premiere August 2008, searches for the next great celebrity stylist who has what it takes to become the stylist to the stars through their ability to create a chic masterpiece using the three key elements of fashion — hair, make-up and wardrobe.

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What’s Forever21 thinking?!

Fashionista is calling out those fashion retailers that encourage environmental responsibility via messages on printed tees, but do the opposite in their own business practices.

Last week Fashionista deemed Forever21 “the number one offender” for printing a tee that asks “What’s Your Carbon Footprint?” while shipping from Asia factories, using chemical dyes and treatments, and manufacturing yellow plastic bags.

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Know, first, who you are; then adorn yourself accordingly. – Epictetus

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