Tonic, the website and media company devoted to all things "morally, mentally, or physically inspiring" has commissioned Alex and Ani jewelry designer Carolyn Rafaelian to create a Mother Earth Collection for them to sell on their site. The bangles, necklaces and key chains range from $38-$158 with 10% of the proceeds going to World Hunger Year, which fights hunger in the US and abroad and another 10% to the Tonic Foundation. The philosophy of the site is so granola, and we love it. And the pieces are totally cute. We're planning to wear them with all the Tracy Feith for Target stuff we just picked up. See you at the campfire. Kumbaya.
Why Saks' New Designer Plus Size Department is a Good Thing
Prepare for a Chanel-inspired stampede. This autumn, Saks Fifth Avenue will become the first major US retailer to stock plus-sized clothing from all of its high fashion brands. Goods from Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, and yes, Chanel, will soon be available up to size 14, with some brands extending to size 20. And rather than being segregated into a different section, plus-sized garments will be displayed on the same rails as straight-sized stock on Saks’ high-end third floor. It’s astonishing that something so obvious, lucrative and longed-for could take this long. The plus-size clothing sector is worth $27 billion globally, according to data from New York-based buying firm Global Purchasing Group. That’s partly due to prevailing health trends, but also a result of increasingly arbitrary sizing—the US doesn’t have any clothing size regulations, so a woman who wears a size 8-10 at a mainstream store might find that McQueen thinks she’s a 12 or 14.