Anyone that’s a fan of Madewell is well acquainted with their cheery world of mismatched prepdom, which was served up alongside cupcakes, margaritas, and style experts Thursday night at the brand’s NYC flagship. An installment in their Denim after Dark event series (which has been running since 2008), the evening was a celebration for emerging brand Ace & Jig with special guest, Teen Vogue’s Mary-Kate Steinmiller.
The newly crowned hottest editor in the fashion land, an award bestowed on her after winning Racked’s much-talked-about poll, the perky style star was there to provide denim guidance to those in need. Sporting a new pink streak in her signature blond mop, the Steinmiller told us, “In honor of my hot editor win, I’ve dyed [a section of] my hair hot pink.” Like any gracious host, she provided spending revelers with a handmade parting gift– friendship bracelets (for which she’s known) made of Ace & Jig fabric, neon embroidery floss, and teeny jingle bells.
As for the clothes, Ace & Jig designers Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson (formerly of LaRok), explain “the line is all about textiles that we custom design with a weaver in India.” Their label is intended to be, “a seasonless story with wearable silhouettes,” and is comprised of super soft separates like boxy pullovers, slouchy racer backs, and v-neck tees. With their special focus on textiles, the label is, “completely artisanal,” and can be found in Madewell stores nationwide which the girls call a, “good marriage of effortless chic.”