Fashion Scoops: Sui On Target…Diamond Neil…The Anouck…Reality Show
SUI ON TARGET: Anna Sui at Target? She might not be as widely recognized by the masses as Isaac Mizrahi or Michael Graves, who both sell products bearing their name to Target. But there are indications she’s got designs on...
SUI ON TARGET: Anna Sui at Target? She might not be as widely recognized by the masses as Isaac Mizrahi or Michael Graves, who both sell products bearing their name to Target. But there are indications she’s got designs on America’s hottest fashion discounter.
Sui created five design motifs that Marshall Field’s used to develop women’s accessories like hats, mittens, scarves and a purse, bearing the Anna Sui for Marshall Field’s label. The mini-line bows at Field’s in early September. It could be a stepping stone to bigger things, since Field’s often serves as a laboratory to test merchandise on a limited scale for selling on a national scale at Target. The two stores are divisions of Target Corp.
“It’s not something that was discussed, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility,” said Michael Pellegrino, president of Anna Sui. She’s also recently promoted her Dolly Girl fragrance at Field’s stores in Detroit and Chicago through personal appearances. In the past, Sui also has sold her sportswear collection to Field’s.
“We are always open to discussing business opportunities,” Pellegrino said. “Her designs cover many different areas and price points.”
DIAMOND NEIL: Tonight’s much-hyped segment with Britney and Christina joining Madonna on stage at the MTV Music Video Awards could be as much a battle for who really is the reigning pop queen. So lest anyone wonder, Mrs. Ritchie and team are rolling out some pretty heavy-duty rocks — word is she’ll be sparkling with a belt dripping with 100 carats of diamonds; at the neck, a custom necklace featuring three diamond spheres. Both are a collaboration between Madonna, her stylist, Arianne Phillips, and jeweler Neil Lane. “It’s not about bling-bling,” insisted Lane, refusing to comment further on her look. “It’s about decadence.”
THE ANOUCK LOOK: Add Club Monaco to the list of labels that have turned to Terry Richardson for a just-add-edginess jolt to their ad campaigns. The photographer shot the chain’s fall spots, which feature models Anouck Lepère and RJ in the traditional Richardson pose of standing against a wall with just enough insouciance on their faces. The ads are scheduled to start breaking in magazines in October, but Anouck fans can get their fix from the billboard on Houston Street, slated to go up right after Labor Day.REALITY SHOW: As Tara Reid continues trying to shed her party-girl image and prove she’s keeping it real, she finally let go of those blond extensions. Los Angeles hair stylist Laurent D. of Prive, who’s been helping her with her new image, snipped her real hair in soft layers for the recent press tour for “My Boss’s Daughter,” and is glamming her up in a Fifties ’do for tonight’s MTV Music Video Awards.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty