Yes, jumpsuits are a singular sensation as WWD reports. It is nice to hear that they will continue to be a hot trend for Spring 2010 so I can keep on wearing the ones I have and, of course, add a few more! I absolutely love anything from Zero + Maria Cornejo and what about that Rachel Roy…she has some great affordable pieces out.
Steve Madden continues the madness of the Olsen twins fashion takeover with a licensing deal to do shoes and accessories for the Olsenboye line for J.C. Penney. These girls are on fire with their multiple lines and what a smart move for Steve Madden to jump on the gravy train.
Bergdorf celebrated the 25th birthday of the famous eatery, Indochine, with Narciso Rodriquez co-hosting. Definitely a NYC institution that had iconic artists, fashionistas, celebrities and let’s not forget us common folk, eat, drink and be merry there in the hey days of the 80s and 90s. Happy Birthday Indochine!
Live Strong! Lance Armstrong has proven to do so and then some. On Friday night Lance opened the new Nike-sponsored Stages exhibit at Deitch Projects in SoHo, which supports the cyclist’s foundation. New York based artists who participated were Ed Rusha and Tom Sachs, who I adore. Make a trip down to Deitch Projects to view the show.
Get ready, FrostFrench, a label founded by Sadie Frost and Jemima French, are back in full force! Next week, the label will unveil a boutique on Noel Street in London??™s Soho.
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–Nikki Cho Russo
Spring 2010 Jumpsuit Trend: Singular Sensations
Jumpsuits have taken a flying leap back into the spotlight, returning in versions that range from utility looks that recall intrepid paratroopers to second-skin glamorous styles.
(Left to Right – Photo By: Kyle Ericksen)
1) Zero + Maria Cornejo??™s linen and viscose version. Frye boots.
2) Sue??™s stretch silk and spandex jumpsuit. Dr. Martens boots; belt from Barbara Flood??™s Closet.
3) San & Soni??™s belted cotton, linen and ramie jumpsuit. Eric Javits hat; vintage boots.
Photo By: Kyle Ericksen
1) Nicole Miller Collection??™s cotton and elastane jumpsuit. Frye boots; belt from Barbara Flood??™s Closet.
2) Halston??™s metallic polyester and viscose jumpsuit. Frye boots; Ranjana Khan necklace; Badgley Mischka cuff.
3) Rachel Roy New York??™s polyester matte crepe jumpsuit. Vintage boots.
Steven Madden Inks Deal for Olsenboye
A shoe by Olsenboye. Photo by Courtesy Photo
Distributed exclusively at J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Olsenboye targets the junior market and offers denim, bottoms, tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets, handbags and shoes retailing from $20 to $50. Olsenboye accessories will be available in select Penney??™s stores and on jcp.com starting for the holiday season, with a full launch set for spring.
???We believe that Olsenboye will be an excellent addition to our growing portfolio of footwear and accessories brands,??? said Edward Rosenfeld, chairman and chief executive officer of Madden.
Shoe styles by Olsenboye include colorful suede flats and casual canvas sneakers. Handbags come in slouched shapes as well as smaller bucket bags and feature acid wash and plaid prints.
In addition to Olsenboye, Steve Madden is the footwear and accessories licensee for such brands as Fabulosity, Elizabeth and James and Betsey Johnson.
Mums the Word at Bergdorfs
Bergdorf Goodman??™s third floor was transformed into Indochine on Thursday night to celebrate a new book chronicling the downtown eatery??™s 25 years in business.
Co-host Narciso Rodriguez, who??™s held several fashion week parties at the restaurant, reminisced about his favorite spot. ???Some of the best times that I??™ve had in New York have been there,??? he said. ???I opened the book and it was such nostalgia. It was so sentimental. My friends and peers, it was fabulous.???
But when asked to elaborate about any wild nights in particular, Rodriguez was unsurprisingly mum. ???They were very fun,??? he said. ???But, like everybody else, I can??™t tell you about them.???
Lance Armstrong in SoHo: Bike Night
Lance Armstrong. Photo by Scott Rudd
On Friday night, Lance Armstrong opened the new Nike-sponsored Stages exhibit at Deitch Projects in SoHo, which benefits the cyclist’s foundation. For the show, several New York-based artists created works inspired by the signature yellow hue associated with Armstrong’s LiveStrong initiative.
Atmosphere at Deitch Projects in Soho. Photo by Scott Rudd
Ed Ruscha contributed a goldenrod painting that read ???Vital to the Core??? and Tom Sachs pimped out a cruiser bike with bottles of Cuervo and called it ???Lance??™s Tequila Bike for Girls.??? It turns out the cyclist is an avid contemporary collector (or so says gallery owner Jeffrey Deitch, since Armstrong declined to talk about the show or his charity). ???He has works by a number of these artists,??? Deitch said. ???There is a parallel between what he does and what artists do, pushing themselves to the limit and surpassing themselves.???
Deitch was pleased with the magnitude of the works on display, some of which were valued at $700,000. ???There is no group more generous than artists,??? he said. ???It??™s the nature of what they do, they share their work with the public. I see this as the start of something important.???
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Make a trip over to Brooklyn’s Bird boutiques as their end-of-season sale gets even better! With markdowns of up to 75% off, shop their amazing dresses and coats from Tsumori Chisato, Mayle, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Mociun,3.1 Phillip Lim, and more. Denim deals on jeans by Acne, APC, James, Simon Miller, Earnest Sewn and 18th Amendment are at bargain basement prices.
Bird, 220 Smith Street, (corner of Butler Street), Cobble Hill; 718-797-3774; 316 Fifth Avenue, (between 2nd and 3rd streets), Park Slope; 718-768-4940; and 203 Grand Street, (between Bedford and Driggs avenues); Williamsburg; 718-388-1655.
–Nikki Cho Russo
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