Tracy Reese was feeling nostalgic Wednesday night as she celebrated her flagship’s five year anniversary. “I remember when we had our opening party,” Reese said. “I was trying to put things to bed at the office to get down here for the party but I got here 15 minutes late. Then it turned out that Anna Wintour got here 15 minutes earlier and totally was leaving as I walked in the door! I just still can’t believe I wasn’t there when she got here,” she confessed. Clearly, Reese has come a long way since her self-described fashion faux pas, with a client list including celebs from Alicia Keys to Michelle Obama. “I still have a total freak out when I see Michelle wearing my clothes,” she said.
The newly launched XOJane, Jane Pratt's newest online venture into the lady internet space, promised to bring back a few of Sassy and Jane's most beloved features, including Jane's "Makeunder." They made good on their word, and today put out their first "Makeunder" featuring Tinsley Mortimer of all people. That's Tinsley pre-makeunder above. Click through to see her after the girls at XOJane got their hands on her. It took only 15 minutes (the Tins said she spends two hours prepping for a red carpet event) and only five beauty products were used (she uses 15 before she faces the flashbulbs)--and after you see how she looks you're gonna want every beauty product they used on her (at least I did).
Last night, we traveled to Upper East Side boutique Samantha Thavasa, a Japanese handbag brand and store, for a sneak peak at Tinsley Mortimer's Fall 2010 handbag line. We admit we only found out Mortimer's line for Thavasa existed by watching recently-canceled guilty pleasure reality show High Society. It turns out the Tins has been designing capsule collections for Samantha Thavasa for a few seasons. This one was inspired by 1980s rock bands. The reason for the '80s inspiration? Tinsley says she’s a product of the ‘80s and loves ‘80s music. The bags were also a little inspired by lingerie and corsets, she explained, which was a lot more evident than the ‘80s rock band thing, aside from the names of the handbags, which were “Poison,” “Guns N Roses,” “White Snake,” “Metallica,” and “Def Leopard.” We weren’t huge fans of the collection, except for a couple of cute, simple quilted purses with long chain link straps that were, well, Chanel knock-offs in quirky colors.