Dads. They get some pretty funny ideas about style. Like that wearing Hawaiian shirts is acceptable year-round. Or that socks with sandals is a totally cool look. But, though they may not be the most obvious style icons in our life, they've certainly passed down their own brand of sartorial wisdom--for better or worse. So, in honor of Father's Day, we asked our favorite fashion and celebrity friends--from Leandra Medine and Olivia Palermo to Wyclef Jean and Richard Chai--to share the most memorable style advice they ever got from their dad.
The second installment of Target's new "The Shops at Target" retail format, wherein the retailer taps "off-the-beaten-path" boutiques to create limited collections to sell in a shop-in-shop format, will hit stores pretty soon. We already told you what to expect, like collabs with a couple of our fave NYC boutiques Kirna Zabete and Odin, and now we finally have pictures!
Mark Zuckerberg is having quite a month. The Father of Facebook just turned 28, bought out Instagram for $1 billion and is now facing the most lucrative point in his career: Going IPO on Friday. We’d offer him a congratulatory “poke” but sadly, that option’s no longer available. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the IPO acronym, it stands for Initial Public Offering-- meaning that the company will finally be open to stock holders where the likes of Wall Street—-and even you!—- can purchase a part of the social media company. But with the estimated $100 billion that’s supposedly coming his way, we’re wondering whether the Harvard dropout will invest in a new wardrobe. Will he finally change out of his usual uniform consisting of dowdy college hoodies, sweat-drenched Adidas shower flip flops, and tattered baggy jeans, into something more uh, dapper? Better yet, the question posed is this: Can all the money in the world transform someone from HTML geek to sartorial chic? Fashionistas can only hope! To give him an extra boost, we’ve enlisted the help of several fashion experts from designers like Carlos Campos, Alan Eckstein from Timo Weiland and Simon Kneen of Banana Republic, to editors from GQ and Esquire, to buyers and the likes to see what kind of advice they’d shed onto Silicon Valley’s hottest star. And regardless of whether he takes our suggestions or not (note to Marky Mark: you really, really should!), happy IPO Day! We’d definitely like to send you a congratulatory poke soon—- this time, live and in-person.
Target held a press preview today for the second installment of The Shops at Target, and yet again the retail giant delivers affordable goods with serious street cred. For those of you not in the know yet, the concept is this: Target taps off-the-beaten-path, often high-end boutiques from around the country to collaborate on collections that are sold in a “shop within-a-store” feel. The "shops" have replaced our beloved Go Target designer collaborations--but there's no reason to be sad about it. Following the success of the first round which included collections from The Webster (Miami’s go-to for luxe shopping) and Cos Bar (Aspen’s premier beauty boutique), Target revealed a second round to hit stores September 9th. The biggest buzz surrounds Kirna Zabete, the Soho boutique that has helped foster the careers of heavy hitters like Rick Owens and Proenza thanks to savvy owners Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini.
Karl Lagerfeld Gets Sporty:The Kaiser's second guest collection for Hogan is a sporty and urban line of RTW, shoes, and accessories that will debut during Paris Fashion Week. WWD, subscription required. Julianne Moore Helps Reinvent Talbots: The actress stars in Talbots' Spring 2011 ad campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and the clothes actually look kind of cool. People StyleWatch Bargain vs. Vuitton in Japan: Unlike the generation before them, the country's younger set is choosing fast fashion over labels. WWD, subscription required. Kate Spade Goes Viral: The New York based brand commissioned music video director Kinga Burza to create an adorable short film about a girl, a boy, and Spade's colorful spring collection. Style.com
Last night was Fashionista’s first ever panel discussion! Bringing our “How I’m Making It” feature to life was so much fun and incredibly informative. Our fabulous panel included Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein (of Timo Weiland), Rebecca Minkoff, Jeff Halmos (of Shipley & Halmos), Nellie Partow, Michael Mente (of Farfetch.com and Revolveclothing.com) and Paul Birardi and Eddy Chai (Odin and Pas de Deux). If you weren’t able to come, we didn’t want you to completely miss out, so here’s a rundown of what we feel were the evening’s most enlightening points. (Some good news for out-of-towners: We'll be livestreaming our next event.) And if you did come, well, we (and our panelists) hope you didn’t leave too discouraged. If last night proved anything, it was that this business ain’t easy. Lesson #1: Be ballsy.
We cannot believe Fashion's Night Out is really here. Something like a thousand shopping events are actually happening. Tonight. And they all sound amazing and, in New York, whether they're uptown or downtown, you probably want to go to all of them. While that is simply unrealistic, we are getting some help from Volkswagon, who are providing us with a fancy new 2011 Jetta to transport us and our shopping bags around what in a few short hours will be a total shitshow of a city. Jealous? Don't be - From now until 12:00 a.m., shoppers can visit two Volkswagen Style Express locations for a ride uptown or downtown in the all-new 2011 Jetta: 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues; and Greene Street between Spring and Prince Streets. If these end up running smoothly and often, it's probably your best bet if you want to play ping pong at Barneys before getting a manicure at the Soho Chanel store.
In 2008, Paul Birardi and Eddy Chai, owners of perennial favorite menswear boutique Odin, opened Pas de Deux, a lovely, perfectly edited female counterpart. Basically, if our entire wardrobe could be from Pas de Deux and our boyfriend's entire wardrobe from Odin, life would be perfect. Appealing to both a male an female customer must have proven successful because last year, Paul and Eddy debuted a set of three unisex fragrances: 01 Nomad, 02 Owari, and 03 Century. This week their newest addition, 04 Petrana hits stores. Impressively, each of the first three scents are truly unisex, as in I don't think any of them would be completely shunned by one sex or the other.