WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY: Designers, brands and tastemakers have branched out into bedding, pillows, towels, kitchenware, tabletop and candles. Yet when it comes to the home, they’ve largely overlooked curtains and shades.
The Shade Store, which sells custom window treatments, is working to change that, having over the past year and a half formed collaborations with Diane von Furstenberg, Nate Berkus, Jonathan Adler, Pendleton, Novogratz, Kravet and others. Its latest partnership is with Aerin Lauder and her Aerin brand. The Aerin Collection for The Shade Store will include roman shades, drapery and roller shades and will be available in The Shade Store’s 60-plus showrooms nationwide and online beginning in December.
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for years for customers, friends, family — and herself for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews