Target released the look book for its forthcoming Lilly Pulitzer capsule collection on Thursday morning, and all I can say is wow! Once again wow!
Maybe it's just me, a Southern Californian who grew up in Florida, where Lilly Pulitzer began designing colorful shift dresses in the 1950s in Palm Beach. But I think anyone in the rest of the nation who survived the winter of 2014-2015 -- special shoutout to my Boston friends -- will find the light, tropical vibe of the Target collection a refreshing spirit-booster.
(Back in the day, Pulitzer's elite clients certainly did. They included Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and Whitneys.)
The Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collection is made up of 250 items, including resort-inspired clothing, jewelry and accessories for women and girls; beauty must-haves such as lipsticks, nail polishes, hair ties and pins; beach towels, bar sets, chairs, candle holders and other housewares. Prices range from $2 to $150, including more than 200...Read more
George Clooney, who received the Cecil B. DeMille award for achievement in film and television at this year's Golden Globes, will produce fashion designer/film director Tom Ford's next movie. It's called "Nocturnal Animals" and is an adaptation of the book "Tony and Susan" by Austin Wright. Ford's last film, "A Single Man" starring Colin Firth, met with critical acclaim. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Skating champ and commentator Johnny Weir is selling oodles of his fabulous furs, designer bags, shoes and clothing -- around 170 pieces -- at eBay's Linda's Store. He just needed to make room in his closet for new fabulous stuff. Shoppers can buy without bidding, and Weir plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to his hometown fire department in Quarrytown, Pa. [NY Post]
Kanye West's Adidas colllection show in New York was the most popular on Instagram of any show during Fashion Month (which includes NYC, Paris, London and Milan). Valentino's show with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson strutting...Read more
There's a new Brat Pack in town, photographed by Mario Testino for a Vogue spread fittingly called "Meet the New Hollywood Brat Pack." The new pack includes Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Dylan Penn and Ansel Elgort. [Vogue]
Singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor is the new celebrity face of FullBeauty Brands (formerly known as OSP Group, which was known for OneStopPlus.com), which offers fashion to women sizes 12 and up and whose family of brands includes e-tailers Roaman's, Jessica London and Woman Within. In a news release Tuesday, the company says Trainor willl be involved in events, social media and more on behalf of the brand. The company is also launching a quarterly digital subscription magazine called fullbeauty on April 2.
Los Angeles-based labels Stampd, designed by Chris Stamp, and NSF, designed by Nick Friedberg and Jamie Haller, are among the four GQ 2015 Best New Menswear Designers in America, the magazine announced via news release on Wednesday. The other two are...Read more
Winners at Saturday night's GLAAD Media Awards included actress Kerry Washington of "Scandal," director Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow" and "Independence Day" are among his fllms), the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring movie “The Imitation Game” and television shows “Transparent” and “How To Get Away With Murder.” The awards are given for accurate portrayals of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. [Yahoo News]
Ellen DeGeneres presented Washington's award, saying the actress "has consistently taken on characters that encourage acceptance of the people around us even if they're different and especially if they're underrepresented." [Los Angeles Times]
In other fashion and style news:
Kendall Jenner, the face of Estee Lauder since November, also appears in a film and ads for the brand's limited-edition Courrèges Estée Lauder Collection. Actress Olivia Wilde also is in some campaign materials. [WWD]
Louis Vuitton plans to unveil its 2015 resort collection in Palm Springs,...Read more
Actress Marisa Tomei is to be one of the hosts of A Current Affair's next vintage pop-up market, scheduled from 1 to 7 p.m. April 4 in the penthouse of the Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St., in downtown L.A.
More than 50 vintage dealers are expected, offering clothing, jewelry, accessories and more. The event also features DJ Marion Hodges of KCRW, an open bar sponsored by Chareau, and food.
Besides Tomei, hosts include choreographer Fatima Robinson, actress Nathalie Kelley and stylist/photographer Melodi Meadows.
Admission is $10 at the door ($20 for early admission at noon), with discounted tickets available in advance at itsacurrentaffair.com.
More shopping news:
Jodie Fox, founder of Australia-based shoe company Shoes of Prey, is schedued to teach "shoe school" for customers at Nordstrom at Fashion Island from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Nordstom recently added Shoes of Prey "Design Your Own Shoes" studios at its Fashion Island and San Francisco Centre stores...Read more
No muss, no fuss, no over-the-top colors — that’s how veteran beauty executive and chemical engineer Jenny Frankel assessed her teenage daughters’ beauty predilections.
But as a beauty biz whiz (she was a MAC Cosmetics product developer and Cover FX Skincare co-creator), Frankel didn’t just note a generational change in style but seized what she saw as an opportunity to create a new makeup brand. With her daughters’ input, she launched a line of easy-to-use, multi-tasking, neutral-colored cosmetic crayons called Nudestix in 2014.
In the process, she learned some things about marketing to tech-savvy, laid-back teens and millennials.
Connect on social media
“You need to connect... through technology and social platforms,” says the Toronoto-based Frankel whose daughters, Ally, 15, and Taylor, 18, are the faces of the brand. “If millennials aren’t following us on social media, [they] don’t know we exist. Social media is a huge Nudestix component. Even our slogan [#gonudebutbetter] is a...Read more