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No-Brainer Styling: Printed Jeans That Speak for Themselves

Ladies, printed jeans are the style du jour, so have fun this summer and stand out from the crowd in these decorative jeans that will stand alone on its own. Since we’re certain you wouldn’t go out half naked in public (with the few exceptions of certain celebrities), we put together some key looks that will keep the spotlight on your graphic jeans, while making you the star with a carefully pulled-together look.

1. Topshop Ponte Boyfriend Blazer 2. Citizens of Humanity Mandy Floral 3. Jimmy Choo Margy Woven Heel
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1. Topshop Rolled Sleeve Shirt 2. J Brand Baroque Floral 3. ASOS Padlock Platforms
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1. Topshop Sleeveless Drape Front 2. See by Chloe Arizona Printed 3. Giuseppe Zanotti Ankle Boots

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—Kathy Ng Hassan



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Posted Jul 18 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

Denim Finds: Denim That Snap, Crackle, and Pop!

With so much rain, sleet, and snow lately, what better way to remedy your cabin fever than to weather the storm and go shopping!  There’s plenty of denim that will put a little snap, crackle and plenty of pop into your wardrobe (and spirits).

Alexander Wang Denim w:Belt

Alexander Wang Denim w/belt, $170.00

Black denim pants with leather belt detailing and metal hardware.  Mad Max for the modern woman.

Alexander Wang @ Aloha Rag

Rock and Republic Malevolent Jeans

Rock & Republic Crazy Low-Rise Malevolent Jeans, $248.00

Gorgeous edgy jeans in a metallic black/silver wash for the fashionable rocker chick.

Rock & Republic @ Bergdorf Goodman

Marc by Marc Jacobs Diamond Denim Dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs Diamond Denim Dress, $298.00

This fabulous tribal print denim dress is a breath of fresh air for any spring wardrobe.

Marc by Marc Jacobs @ Shopbop

MM^ Maison Martin Margiela Tube Dress

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, $275.00

A sexy denim tube dress easy to slip on and easy to slip off.

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela @ Shopbop

Andy Warhol for Pepe Jeans2

Andy Warhol for Pepe Jeans

Andy Warhol makes Pepe pop with iconic prints.

Pepe Jeans

All Star Missoni:Converse

Just in time for the spring, it’s La Dolce Vita!  The Italian powerhouse, Missoni, has gotten Chuck’d and taken for a whirl-wind of a ride in a collaborative love affair with the American All-Star rock ‘n’ roller. Dropping in selected stores in April, Missoni’s iconic pattern graces the Chuck Taylor in two color patterns at $200 a pop!  Sizzling!


Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo NixenPlatform, $795.00

Rock that 70s style in these platform corked heel sandals.  To complete the retro look, add the Martha clutchindenim with jazzy lightening bolt and star print, $1050.00

Martha Clutch by Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Feb 26 2010 in Uncategorized

WWD News: Jimmy Choo H&M Line Draws Crowds, Zero + Maria Cornejo Branching Into Men’s Wear, Levi’s, Jones Top Customer Survey

Although I didn’t have a chance to get to an H&M that carries, or shall I say carried (they sold out almost instantly), the Jimmy Choo line for H&M this past weekend, I hope some of you did and snatched up some goods!  It was world wide mayhem marking the biggest successful collaboration sale for H&M that concentrated more on accessories than clothing.

At Maria Cornejo’s SS2010 fashion show during fashion week this past September, I wanted everything!  I knew Cornejo was bound to start a men’s wear collection from the few pieces that she showed and now it is confirmed.  Cornejo will launch a men??™s capsule collection for spring exclusively at its boutiques and Project No. 8 in New York, followed by a full collection for fall. My husband doesn’t know how lucky he will be to have her clothing in his wardrobe!

Read highlighted articles from today’s WWD below.

–Nikki Cho Russo


Jimmy Choo H&M Line Draws Crowds


jimmy-chooThe Jimmy Choo for H&M collection of accessories and apparel made its debut over the weekend with long lines at the 200 stores worldwide that carried the line.

A crowd of 1,000 waited outside H&M??™s Piazza San Babila store in Milan in the rain Saturday, many since 2 a.m.; more than 800 people waited as long as 24 hours for the doors to H&M??™s new Shinjuku, Tokyo, unit to open and a few even came with suitcases, and 500 people began waiting outside the Fifth Avenue flagship in New York at 8 p.m. Friday night. By dawn, the line snaked around the corner of West 51st Street to the Avenue of the Americas ??” the longest it??™s ever been, the company said.

Five stores in Manhattan carried the Jimmy Choo collection. In addition to the Fifth Avenue store, units at Lexington Avenue and 59th Street, Herald Square, Penn Station, and 86th Street and Lexington Avenue offered the collection. The most expensive items, including above-the-knee leather boots for $299 and a leather and suede one-shoulder dress, $249, sold out almost immediately. 

H&M tried some new strategies for the launch. The first VIP shopping event was held on Friday evening in various stores to accommodate ???friends of H&M.??? Unveiling the collection on Saturday, another first, ???allowed a greater number of consumers access and streamlined the shopping experience for all,??? said Jennifer Uglialoro, an H&M spokeswoman. Given the anticipation for the launch, a wristband queuing system was used to limit customers to 10 minutes while shopping for shoes, bags and accessories. Consumers were also limited to one piece per style of items from the collection. 

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Zero + Maria Cornejo Branching Into Men’s Wear


maria-cornejoZero + Maria Cornejo didn??™t show four men??™s looks on the runway in September for nothing. The designer label will launch a men??™s capsule collection for spring exclusively at its boutiques and Project No. 8 in New York, followed by a full collection for fall that will be wholesaled. 

???People kept asking for it,??? said Maria Cornejo. ???I have two male designers, a son who??™s very fashionable and a husband. I love men??™s clothes and I love androgyny.??? Her signature pieces, translated for men, are the basis of the line, which includes a ???concave??? rain jacket, a double-layered shirt in textured cotton, a seamless shirt in jersey and black tailored pants cut on the bias. 

???In men??™s we can embrace shapes that we??™ve done before, like the boy jacket, the boy shirt. Our classics. It will still have my way of cutting things, but in men??™s fabrics,??? Cornejo said. 

There will be collared cotton shirts, oversize cotton knits, cotton fleece blazers, washed polyester drop pants and drawstring shorts in spring wool. 

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Levi’s, Jones Top Customer Survey


Tried-and-true brands ??” comforting to a recession-worn public ??” were the most sought after by shoppers in the third quarter, including Levi Strauss, which shot up from last place a year ago to become a top-rated apparel player, according to the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index.

Joining Levi??™s as number one in the apparel category was Jones Apparel (in a tie) and, in other categories, Cadillac and Lexus (a tie), Anheuser-Busch and Heinz, among others in the 15-year-old index, a measure of brands bought most often by U.S. consumers. 

???Levi??™s has usually not done well in this index; it??™s usually been at the very bottom of the apparel category,??? said Claes Fornell, founder of the index and Donald C. Cook professor of business administration at the University of Michigan. ???Consumers perceive the quality of Levi??™s as being much better than last year.???

The response to Levi Strauss put it at 83 on the customer satisfaction meter, up 6.4 percent from 78 a year ago. That??™s just below Levi??™s all-time high of 84 in 1994 ??” and the first time the brand has held that much appeal for the 100,000 people polled annually about their buying habits in the 15 years since then. The satisfaction index is pegged to a baseline of 100.

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Posted Nov 17 2009 in Uncategorized

WWD News: Stewart + Brown Puts Eco Stamp on Denim, Hot Fall Items Emerge in ContemporaryFashion’s Night Out to Be Repeated in 2010, Men’s Sets the Pace for Prada in Asia, Val’s Pals at VBH Boutique, Appreciating Lady Gaga… Prince Charles Visiting Burberry…

Stewart  + Brown, the label founded by husband and wife team Karen Stewart and Howard Brown, adds organic cotton denim to their brand.

Hot fall trends include leggings, jeggings, leather (get that Alexander Wang Coco Duffel that I posted the other day…a hot hot item ladies!) pants (Helmut Lang rules!), vests, jackets and bags.  Great investments that will last season after season.

Read all the WWD articles below.

–Nikki Cho Russo


Stewart + Brown Puts Eco Stamp on Denim



Denim look from Stewart + Brown. Photo by Courtesy Photo

Karen Stewart and Howard Brown, the husband-and-wife team who founded the label in 2002, recognized they were missing a sizable market and an opportunity to expand and diversify their line without denim in its product offering. 
???We felt like we needed to offer denim to round out the collection and offer more woven bottoms,??? said Stewart, who noted the line??™s assortment has traditionally been focused on cut-and-sew knits and tops. 

They also believed there was an opportunity in the market for a higher-end take on denim with a socially conscious message. 

???We took styling cues from [traditional] denim, but it has a more refined and sophisticated appearance,??? said Stewart. Details such as heavy contrast stitching, zippers and brass have been lifted from the traditional denim world and incorporated into more refined designs. ???We wanted to take it a little more dressed up rather than the casual perspective on denim,??? she said. 

One of the keys to achieving that upscale look has been the choice of a lightweight fabric they are referring to as a ???platinum twill.??? The 7-ounce Japanese fabric is made from 100 percent organic stewart-denim2cotton the designers had been working with over the years for other items. The fabric??™s manufacturing process allows the fiber used to pick up all the dye, which results in clean water after the dyeing process. 

stewart-denim3The line??™s denim offerings will consist of trousers, shorts, skirts, dresses and jackets. Wholesale prices will range from $82 to $138. 

Stewart + Brown targets high-end women??™s specialty boutiques, and has felt the pangs of the recession as their customers struggled to survive. Many didn??™t. Stewart said that prior to the global financial crisis, the line shipped to 350 stores in the U.S. as well as to stores in Europe and Asia. Today, the line is down to 200 doors in the U.S. However, an online store launched two years ago is growing and customers did not flee entirely from the premium prices generally associated with green products. 

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Hot Fall Items Emerge in Contemporary



VinTage leggings at Intermix. Photo by Courtesy Photo

From the East to the West Coast, retailers said contemporary shoppers have been on the prowl for high-quality pieces that also provide great value. While they are pickier than ever about what they choose to spend their money on, they aren??™t exactly price-sensitive: If they have to have it, they will buy it. 

At Saks Fifth Avenue, fashion market director Colleen Sherin said overall she is pleased with fall sales so far, with some of the highest-priced items on the floor selling out quickly. Sherin said this season at Saks, buyers were choosier than ever about their buys, which has been good for sales. Sometimes, she said, they only purchased one or two items from a particular brand. It??™s those items she is seeing sell out fast. 

???The key categories have really become clear, and it??™s those multiuse items which can be dressed up or down that are really doing well,??? she said. ???Leggings are selling quickly and vests are selling really well, whether they are embellished, are made of fur, leather.??¦They are seen as a layering piece, almost like an accessory.??? 


Alexander Wang RTW Fall 09. Photo by Courtesy Photo

Leather items, Sherin said, are performing well across the board, which she said has a lot to do with the value and longevity factor. 

???Leather is seen as an investment; it only gets better with age,??? she said. ???And at $295 to $1,900 retail for these items, we haven??™t seen much price resistance.??? 

Sherin said Saks is also noticing a great deal of cross shopping, with more traditional designer customers heading to the contemporary floor to buy some of the higher-end lines there. She noted brands like Elizabeth and James, Helmut Lang and Rag & Bone are top performers, while casual items from Joie have been selling as well. 

???Casual shirts, cargo pants??¦it??™s those effortless, easy pieces which have also been amazing,??? she said. 

Sari Sloane, fashion merchandiser and director at Intermix, said shoppers have begun gravitating toward easy-to-layer separates ??” denim, knits and leather in particular. 


Elizabeth & James Blazer. Photo by Courtesy Photo

???The shopper wants value for her dollar, but she also wants to update her wardrobe,??? she said. ???So [we] offer high-low price points so they will spend more for an investment piece that can carry through seasons, as well as with some pieces that are more trend-oriented.??? 

Like Saks, Sloane said Intermix is doing well with Helmut Lang leggings and Rag & Bone jackets. 

???Leggings and leather pants and leather jackets are doing well because they can be dressed up or down and fall into trend categories but are also transitional pieces,??? she said. ???Almost every collection has offered variations on them. Also, we really edit the collections we buy to ensure that we get a very special assortment and create exclusive collaborations with our designers. This way, the consumer can find items with Intermix that are not available anywhere else.??? 

At Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew, fashion director Barbara Atkin said the store is seeing strong demand in the advanced contemporary area, with customers buying heavily into brands like Elizabeth and James, Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang and Kimberly Ovitz.

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Fashion’s Night Out to Be Repeated in 2010


fashions-night-outNEW YORK ??” Fashion??™s Night Out, the global shopping event that gave retail a much-needed kick last month, is due for an encore in 2010. 

Today, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Vogue magazine, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and NYC & Co. will unveil the return of the event on Sept. 9 ??” and the plan is to make the second one bigger and better than the first. 

???The numbers are in, and it??™s clear that Fashion??™s Night Out was a tremendous success,??? Bloomberg said. ???Thousands of New Yorkers attended the events in all five boroughs, supporting the city??™s retail and fashion industries, and helping a worthwhile cause. It??™s sure to be an even bigger event in 2010.??? 

The first event, which took place Sept. 10, was widely considered a success. In New York alone, more than 700 retailers remained open until 11 p.m., and designers planned special personal appearances or events, with various spots around the city turning into major block parties. 

???We were absolutely bowled over by the response to Fashion??™s Night Out,??? said Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. ???It was only 15 minutes after the event began, and we were getting reports about lines around the block at stores throughout the city. It was wonderful to see people embrace this initiative, and we are thrilled that they wish it to return.??? 

fashions-night-out2CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg added, ???To have designers in stores to celebrate and start a shopping season is the best idea for everybody. It creates excitement and lots of business.??? 

According to an independent study by ShopperTrak, foot traffic in stores jumped by 50 percent that night. Meanwhile, NYC & Co., the marketing, tourism and partnerships organization of the city, conducted a survey of 1,300 shoppers and concluded that 75 percent of them bought something that night. The survey also found two-thirds of those consumers visited stores they have never been to before, and 61 percent ventured out of their comfort zones, going to neighborhoods outside of their work and living areas. 

???I think that when the partners planned the first one, it was pretty clear that it was going to be successful, but until we hit the streets that night, I don??™t think we knew the extent of the success,??? CFDA executive director Steven Kolb said. ???As it went into the nights and days after, during fashion week, we talked to all the participants, and there wasn??™t one person who didn??™t immediately ask when we were going to do this again.??? 

In the weeks since Fashion??™s Night Out, top retailers have been meeting with the mayor and city officials, seeking a repeat of the event and trying to devise strategies to spur shopping and tourism in the city year-round. Specifically for Fashion??™s Night Out, some retailers are pressing to make Sept. 9 free of sales tax. There is also a proposal to stage a fashion show for consumers at Lincoln Center, where New York Fashion Week will be held for the spring 2011 designer collections for the first time, instead of at Bryant Park. The show would promote merchandise in the stores, not the next season??™s. 

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Men’s Sets the Pace for Prada in Asia



The Prada flagship in Singapore??™s Ion Orchard mall.

???Asia has been fantastic,??? Suhl said. ???It has offset some of the softer markets.??? 

Asia was Prada??™s largest business in the first half of 2009, representing 25 percent of global sales, and according to a recent study by Bain, the region is set to grow 10 percent this year. 

Prada on Wednesday unveiled a new 13,000-square-foot unit in Singapore??™s Ion Orchard mall, its largest flagship in Asia-Pacific to date. The company plans five more stores in the region before the end of the year for a total of 17 new units in 2009. 

Suhl explained Prada has seen very strong comps across the region, with men??™s wear, which accounts for 30 percent of global Prada sales and more than 30 percent in Asia, leading the way. 

???We have been seeing some very positive trends in men??™s wear, and overall much more positive trends than women??™s globally,??? Suhl said. 

prada-mens2China has been ???remarkable,??? while South Korea, which is Prada??™s fastest-growing market in Asia year-to-date, has done ???extremely well??? for men and women, he added. 

Prada is also looking at new territories such as Mongolia, although ???it??™s still very nascent,??? Suhl said, adding that second-tier cities in China like Xi??™An would remain the focus for the time being. ???Xi??™An is a city of eight million people, but by Chinese standards, it??™s almost like a village. The sales we are generating there in a relatively small store are comparable to key European cities,??? he said. 

Even markets like Australia are starting to show big numbers, according to Suhl. 

To further penetrate the market, Prada, which also operates the Miu Miu, Car Shoe and Church??™s brands, plans to open its first Car Shoe retail footwear store next year in Hong Kong??™s Elements Mall and in Singapore??™s Ion Orchard. Meanwhile, Church??™s, which already counts three stores in Hong Kong, will also open a store in Ion Orchard. 

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Val’s Pals at VBH Boutique

by WWD Staff


Valentino & Gwyneth Paltrow. Photo by Steve Eichner

Valentino & Gwyneth Paltrow. Photo by Steve Eichner

Valentino may have retired two years ago, but one wouldn??™t know it from the press whirlwind he??™s been on the last few months. Case in point: the VBH boutique on Tuesday night, where the designer joined Giancarlo Giammetti and Gwyneth Paltrow for a DVD signing of ???Valentino: The Last Emperor,??? Matt Tyrnauer??™s hit documentary about Valentino??™s last year in the fashion business. Alek Wek, Harley Viera-Newton, Gigi Mortimer and Molly Sims were on hand for the fete, from which proceeds benefitted The Robin Hood Foundation.

 Paltrow didn??™t seem ready to brave the cameras for a full-blown feature on her life. ???I don??™t think I would be an interesting enough subject,??? said the actress. ???There would be a lot of school runs, a lot of cooking, a lot of talking on the phone, a lot of e-mailing. Not six dogs and ski chalets, sadly,??? she said, referencing some of the aspects of Valentino??™s life showcased in the film.

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Appreciating Lady Gaga… Prince Charles Visiting Burberry…

by WWD Staff


Lady Gaga Photo By Dominique Maitre


CHARLES??™ CHECK: Burberry??™s newly minted global headquarters in London will get the royal seal of approval this week. Today, Prince Charles is set to make a visit to Horseferry House, the company??™s 160,000-square-foot base near London??™s River Thames, to officially open the sleek building. Angela Ahrendts, Burberry??™s chief executive officer, and Christopher Bailey, the label??™s creative director, will greet the prince, who will then view Burberry??™s archives and meet members of the company??™s 850 staff ??” who have been based at the building since January ??” during a tour of Burberry??™s design studio and offices. And since Burberry has held one of the Prince of Wales??™ royal warrants since 1990, it??™s likely Charles will be well enough acquainted with the 153-year-old label to happily talk trench coats with Ahrendts and Bailey.



Georgina Chapman, Mischa Barton and Stephen Webster at Garrard. Photo by MAX RAPP/

BAUBLES AND BUBBLY: Fine jewelry design was feted all over Manhattan on Tuesday night. Uptown, Annie Churchill, Kara Ross and Gilles Mendel came to congratulate Ward andNico Landrigan, the father-son owners of Verdura, on the firm??™s 70th anniversary. Meanwhile, it was a family affair for Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman at the Garrard salon in SoHo. Chapman??™s mother, Caroline Wonfor, brother Edward (who is president of Marchesa), mother-in-law Miriam Weinstein and husband Harvey Weinstein were in attendance to celebrate her collaboration with Garrard creative director Stephen Webster on a capsule collection for the English jewelry firm. ???They better be here if they want to stay family,??? said Chapman, outfitted in a royal blue number from her collection, as well as her first fine jewelry designs. Nonrelatives of Chapman??™s included Helena Christensen, Becki Newton, Mischa Barton and Tinsley Mortimer, who had a camera crew in tow filming her new reality show.

OPENING PAIR: The collaborations at Opening Ceremony continue apace: the latest is with shoe designer Robert Clergerie, who has taken his classic espadrille style (which he introduced in 1990) and created four exclusive designs for the retailer to debut in late February. The designs, featuring fabrics including indigo-dyed linen, classic polkadots on linen, and a special hand-painted floral print, will retail for $460 at the store.

MUMMY DEAREST: Tamara Mellon will take the stand in a Channel Islands courtroom next month as part of a 6 million pound, or $9.5 million, lawsuit against her mother, Ann Yeardye. Mellon is suing her mother for breach of contract in the sale of Jimmy Choo to Lion Capital in 2004. A source close to Mellon said Yeardye also planned to give evidence at the civil hearing, which is scheduled for mid-November at the Royal Court of Jersey, Channel Islands. Meanwhile, a similar lawsuit in Los Angeles that Mellon filed in January 2008 has been dropped due to jurisdiction issues. Mellon and Yeardye held stakes in Jimmy Choo through family trusts and, at the time of the sale to Lion Capital, money was paid to the family in cash and stock of the new owner. Mother and daughter reached an agreement partly verbally and partly in writing that Yeardye would receive her share in cash only, and Mellon would take her share solely in stock.

The lawsuit alleges Yeardye mistakenly received some of the stock that was supposed to go to Mellon, and refused to return it when the error was discovered. The 4 million pounds, or $6.3 million, in disputed stock was later liquidated after Jimmy Choo was sold once again in 2007, and is sitting in a frozen bank account. In 2004, Lion Capital acquired a majority stake in Jimmy Choo in a deal that valued the company at 101 million pounds, or $187 million, at the time of sale. In 2007, Lion Capital sold Jimmy Choo to TowerBrook Capital Partners LP in a deal valuing the London-based accessories company at 185 million pounds, or $364.5 million, at the time of sale.

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Posted Oct 29 2009 in Uncategorized

Jimmy Choo for H&M to Launch November 14th!

Sexy, edgy, so punk/rock ‘n’ roll and now more affordable pieces in clothing AND accessories by Jimmy Choo will be on sale at 200 H&M stores on November 14th!  This is what we have all been waiting for, so mark your calendars and count down the days to the release of Jimmy Choo for H&M!

I predict this collaboration launch will be the best and most insanely sought after line of all the designer collaborations done with H&M in the past.

Read the WWD article below:

Jimmy Choo to Accessorize H&M


From WWD ISSUE 10/19/2009


pic31Fond of glamorous, oversize sunglasses and sky-high stiletto boots, Tamara Mellon is not a person one would associate with the word ???bargain.??? 

And dressed head to toe in an ultraviolet suede minidress and strappy sandals from the Jimmy Choo for H&M capsule collection, Mellon, founder and president of the luxury shoemaker, admitted: ???It was a challenge for us to create high-quality pieces at an H&M price point.??? 

The Jimmy Choo for H&M line, which hits some 200 H&M stores Nov. 14, is the first time the fast-fashion retailer will collaborate with an accessories brand after doing successful one-off apparel collections with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Roberto Cavalli and, most recently, Matthew Williamson. Another first is on Mellon??™s part: She has spearheaded her first apparel designs under the Jimmy Choo name. 

pic22???It was H&M??™s idea to [do clothes], and as soon as they said it, I really wanted to do it,??? said Mellon, who said she has no imminent plans to launch ready-to-wear under the Jimmy Choo umbrella, but added: ???Never say never.??? 

???Through vintage shopping, I had a rail of stuff,??? said Mellon of her design process, not unlike the manner in which she generates Jimmy Choo??™s four collections a year. ???It??™s the same woman [who is the inspiration for Choo??™s] fall collection. She??™s rock ??™n??™ roll, a little punk.??? 

pic41For fall, Mellon was inspired by late-Seventies pop icons and hippies in Goa, India. 

???It??™s buy-now, wear-now for party season,??? said Mellon of the collection of apparel, handbags, costume jewelry and those signature sky-scraping Jimmy Choo stilettos that have made the 13-year-old company well known. 

pic51The line reflects just how Mellon would style the accessories on herself. The women??™s rtw looks include a sequin-covered black jersey dress with a plunging V neckline; a one-shoulder gray suede minidress; a chubby black faux fur vest; a boxy zipped cashmere cardigan covered in black sequins and beads, and ??” Mellon??™s favorite ??” a short-sleeve black suede minidress drenched in long suede fringes that extend past the knee. 


The shoes are equally edgy. All made of leather, there are bondage-inspired high-heel sandals for evening, strappy studded gladiators for day and stretch leather over-the-knee boots meant to be worn with a short skirt or dress. Many pieces are inspired by styles that have been in the collection, such as an oversize leather clutch with gold hardware, an embellished zebra-striped pochette for evening and platform sandals. 

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–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Oct 19 2009 in Uncategorized

Today’s Sales: Clarabella Closing Sale, Barneys Warehouse Sale, Steals at Temperley; 70 Percent Off Jimmy Choo, Add’l 20% off at Built by Wendy

Source: Refinery

Clarabella Closing Sale
What: L.E.S. shoe haven Clarabella is closing their doors this week. But before they say au revoir, they’re holding a huge goodbye sale with all shoes and boots marked down to must-go prices??” between $10 to $75.
When: Tuesday, August 25, from noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, August 26, from 4 to 8 p.m.; Thursday, August 27, from 2 to 8 p.m.; and Friday, August 28, from 2 to 8 p.m.
Where: Clarabella, 279 East Houston Street, (between Clinton and Suffolk streets); 212-979-0270.

Barneys Warehouse Sale
What: Barneys infamous Warehouse Sale is underway at their Chelsea Co-Op store. Take advantage of 50% to 75% off markdowns on their designer merch for men and women??”including pieces from Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, Prada, and so much more.
When: Now through Monday, September 7; Friday, August 21, from 8 to 9 p.m.; then next week, weekdays, from 10 to 9 p.m.; and weekends, from 10 to 7 p.m.; Monday, September 7, from 10 to 7 p.m.
Where: Barneys Warehouse Sale, 255 West 17th Street, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-450-8400.


Source:  the Cut

??? Temperley London is hosting sample sales at its Soho and East Hampton locations. The Mustard leather jacket is $318.75 (originally $1,275), the Mini Ermine dress is $373.75 (originally $1,495), and the Mousseline jacket is $318.75 (originally $1,275). Soho: Through 8/29. 453 Broome St., at Mercer St., second fl. (212-219-2929); W (8-8), Th-S (11-7). Hamptons: 53 the Circle, East Hampton, New York (631-329-6505); W??“Th (10??“6), F??“S (11??“7).

??? Jimmy Choo heels are 70 percent off. Through 8/26. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 1??“6.

??? Handbags, clutches, and one-of-a-kind samples are up to 60 percent off at Gustto??™s summer sample sale. Prices start at $150. Through 8/27. 182 Fifth Ave., nr. 22nd St. (212-537-5897); W (10??“8), Th (10??“8).

??? Take an additional 20 percent off everything at Built by Wendy‘s summer sale. 7 Centre Market Place, nr. Broome St. (212-925-6538); 46 N. 6th St., nr. Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-384-2882); M??“S (noon??“7), Su (noon??“6).

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Posted Aug 26 2009 in Uncategorized
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