For every girl that has ever wanted to raid Marilyn Monroe’s closet, Macy’s has granted their wishes with their new Marilyn Monroe collection. With this new line, Monroe’s classic look is re-imagined for the modern woman who loves fashion as much as she did. The pieces are ultra-feminine with a touch of retro flair from playful halter dresses with a cinched waist, to gingham tie-front button down tops, and pink polka dot denim pants. Soft blues and pinks remind us of her sweetness while the deeper tones of red, black and white evoke her famous sultry side. Each piece will retail from $29 to $89, giving every girl the affordable opportunity to look and feel like Marilyn. The collection is available now at 150 Macy’s stores and online at macys.com. These fun and flirty pieces show that Macy’s prefers Marilyn, and so does everyone else.
May 18, 2012
Fashion icon and designer Nicole Richie is collaborating with popular department store Macy’s to create an exclusive collection that launches Fall 2012 in 100 Macy’s stores and on Macys.com.
The collection will be a continuation of the designer capsule series for the retailer’s contemporary fashion Impulse department. “Nicole Richie for Impulse only at Macy’s” will feature exclusive, limited-edition apparel inspired by Richie’s trendsetting personal style, including 1970s influenced silhouettes, prints and fabrications. Click here to head to LollieShopping.com in order to get all the deets regarding prices as well as the launch date.
July 9, 2011
Ten finalists strutted down the runway at Macy’s Herald Square at the Wilhelmina 40+ Model Search for a chance to win a contract with Wilhelmina Model Agency, a trip to New York City, a makeover with Randall Christensen (Dancing with the Stars costume designer), a $1,000 Macy’s gift card, $1,000 worth of cosmetics from Estée Lauder, and a $1,000 wardrobe from Miraclesuit. This particular model search, hosted by the charmingly-hilarious celeb stylist and TV personality Robert Verdi, focused on finding the next top model over the age of 40. Women ranging from 40 to 54 years old took the runway by storm in beautiful swimwear by Miraclesuit and designs by Christensen. The models projected confidence, class, and style, which could inspire any individual at any age to take the challenge and pursue a dream. This truly proves that age is just a number and fashion is beautiful on everyone
I agreed with Verdi when he openly described winner, Jaqueline Depaul, 41, from California, as a Countess [from the Real Housewives of New York] look-alike. Depaul looked like a modeling natural and had a fabulous amount of fun and flirty sophistication to her. Diana Capozzi, 40, from Massachusetts was first runner-up and Kimberly Clark, 40, from Illinois, was second-runner up.
– Ambika Makin
March 24, 2011
[Images via Elle.com]
If you hadn’t stopped to take in the Macy’s ads proclaiming designer Kinder Aggugini’s US arrival, you might want to start to take note. The designer’s eponymous label’s Fall 2011 show was a graceful unity of the simple yet tailored aesthetic he created for the Kinder Aggugini for Impulse line for the mega retailer. There was an architectural symmetry to the knee-length coats and pencil skirts, but a playful exuberance in the floral prints that peeked from beneath. Even a basic tee or two made an appearance, and they didn’t feel out of place for a second.
[Images via Elle.com]
Dolce & Gabbana
A little 1920s gangster, a little “Vogue” Madonna (minus the cones), the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 show juxtaposed the masculine/feminine mix to a tee this season, and yes, we mean that literally. The looks alternated between the male and female-inspired pieces, with emphasis on fur trim, a multiplied star motif, and deconstructed zoot suits. Two secondary prints, a modern brocade and sheet music, provided a bit of whimsy and sultriness to the fall collection. In the accessory department, it seems Dolce & Gabbana left no shape or shade unturned, as star-shaped glasses, coin-purse belts, and bright pink oxfords were just a handful of the items to gush over.
[Images via Elle.com]
If Kinder Aggugini displayed an architectural symmetry for Fall 2011, then Nicole and Michael Colovos had architectural asymmetry under wraps over at Helmut Lang. The duo bedecked their bowl-cut model in draped and ruched cashmere, shearling and fur jackets, and cascading knit dresses, all in an elegant palette of black, white, taupe, and grey. The asymmetry came from the fact that there wasn’t an even hem in sight, and silhouettes that seemed predictable ended up multi-layered, one-shouldered, or highly angular. With her little rebellion in the form of black socks and boots, the Helmut Lang girl may don a sleek dress for the party, but she’ll show up on a motorcycle and pull out a cigarette holder the minute she arrives.