The Number of Plus Size Fashion Lines is Growing
Ever since the launch of Rent the Runway’s Plus Size Division at the beginning of last month, I’ve noticed a number of plus size fashion lines popping up. Well, for all you curvy plus size ladies who love Justin Timberlake, I’ve got good news! The President of Pop’s clothing brand William Rast has a new collection and an exclusive denim line just for plus size gals at Addition Elle! If you’re a fashion forward plus size lady, you’re probably familiar with the ultimate plus size shopping site, Addition Elle, who carries intimate apparel, sleepwear, activewear, outerwear, and accessories in sizes 14 to 26. If you haven’t shopped this online store, now’s the perfect time to check it out!
P.S. Now through Sunday, October 13, take 25% off denim!
Dior’s New Beauty Boutique Across the Pond
When I studied abroad across the pond in college, I spent some quality time shopping, eating, and enjoying one of London’s premiere public spaces, Covent Garden. Now, Dior is giving us another reason to hit this hot destination. This November, the iconic brand will open it’s first standalone beauty store in the UK. What can you expect to find in this boutique? There will be classic Dior skincare, make-up, and fragrance along with some other exclusive products. Visiting London soon or studying abroad in England this Fall? Check this out!
Fashion’s Next Menswear Collection
In other news from England, one of my favorite British lines, Whistles, plans to launch a menswear line in Fall/Winter 2014. Good news, lads! The collection is expected to be available in stores and online, so men in America can still shop the line. The big question is, will the menswear collection show at London Fashion Week in 2014?
UPDATE on Costume Designers in the Fashion World
You may have read my post back in September about costume designers gaining recognition in the fashion world and the idea of costume designers launching their own lines. There’s another flicker of hope of this actually coming to fruition! The costume designer of the hit HBO show Girls, Jenn Rogien, hints her own line may not be out of the question. The designer emphasizes that her priority is first and foremost costume design. However, Rogien admits to having a heart for DYI and an admiration for fashion designers. Nothing seems remotely official yet, but I’m excited at the possibility of a collection for Rogien or other costume designers who are entertaining the idea. Stay tuned for more updates on this developing niche!
Rebecca Minkoff’s Other Holiday Collection
If you love fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff as much as I do, you’ll want to check out her other holiday collection. Minkoff has designed an exclusive line for the stationary site Tiny Prints, including holiday cards, gift tags, address labels, and thank-you notes. Did you have a new baby and are sending out holiday cards for the first time? Are you on top of your game and mail a thank-you note for every gift your receive? Do you love DIY gifts and want to find the perfect gift tag to add as the cherry on top? No matter what you’re looking for this holiday season, this collaboration has got you covered!
Rumors of Marc Jacobs’ departure as Creative Director of Louis Vuitton have been spiraling around over the past weeks leading up to the show of the iconic fashion house’s Spring 2014 collection at Paris Fashion Week. Today, immediately following the highly anticipated show, the rumors were confirmed: the designer is leaving Louis Vuitton at the end of his contract in 2014 with intentions to focus on his own namesake brand, which he plans to take public in the next few years.
In typical Marc Jacobs fashion, the designer concluded his 16-year tenure as Creative Director with an astounding exit show. Today, the Internet has been buzzing with an outpouring of praise for Jacobs’ final Louis Vuitton show at Fashion Week. As part of this unforgettable presentation, Jacobs dedicated the collection “to the women who inspire [him] and to the showgirl in all of us.”
Marc Jacobs is credited to bringing a contemporary and pop-culture edge to Louis Vuitton, which was founded in 1854. He expanded the the fashion house from its popular handbags and luggage into the clothing market by launching the brand’s first ready-to-wear and shoe collections in 1998. The designer has also been crucial in developing the luxury brand into the richest in fashion history. During his first decade with Louis Vuitton their profits tripled and they are now valued at nearly $25 billion.
Although it is undeniable that Marc Jacobs will be sincerely missed at Louis Vuitton, I’m eager to see him return his sole focus to growing his own brand. Today marks an exciting new chapter in this legendary designer’s career. Congratulations to Marc Jacobs on an outstanding run at Louis Vuitton, and best of luck with what’s to come with the Marc Jacobs brand!
What’s next for Louis Vuitton? There are tons of rumors circulating about who will be Marc Jacobs’ replacement as Creative Director. I’m holding my breath until the brand makes an official announcement, which is expected to be at the end of October.
Another Collaboration for Sofia Coppola
Once again, Sofia Coppola will partner with Marc Jacobs for his next fragrance in the Daisy collection. Over ten years ago, Coppola undertook her first modeling gig with Jacobs for his namesake perfume. However, it seems that this time she will not be in front of the camera. It’s reported that Coppola will direct the television campaign for the new fragrance. The ad is expected to air this fall, just in time for the holidays. Ladies, go ahead and add this new scent to your Christmas list. You know it’s going to be fabulous.
The Best Designers on Social Media
Silverpop, a leading digital marketing firm, has taken note of the growing role of social media in New York Fashion Week and the fashion community as a whole. In response to these changing times for the industry, the firm conducted a study to rank the best designers on social media. The study was based on several trends, including statistics like number of followers and how often a brand posts. Here are their findings:
Most Tweets During NYFW
Most Instagrams During NYFW
Pop Music and Fashion Mash Up Again
The fashion community is buzzing around the upcoming collaboration between pop music artist M.I.A. and the iconic fashion house of Versace. M.I.A. has indicated the collection is set to release soon. Rumor has it that partnership will be for the label’s lower end line, Versus, and that there’s a possibility of the artist headlining the launch party for the collection. Although it’s a little surprising that Versace is teaming up with with a music artist as opposed to a designer, the singer did debut her own clothing line in 2008.
This Weekend… Treat yo self to a movie:
This Weekend… Treat yo self to retail therapy and chocolate for breakfast (or lunch or dinner):
Tibi PR: Friday treats: new Karen Walkers & chocolate for breakfast #wellroundedmeal #thingsarelookingup
This Weekend… Treat yo self to a dance party:
This Weekend… Treat yo self to comfortable shoes.
Tory Burch: Flat Boots: Made for Walking
P.S. A TIP for My Readers: All the images on the blog are clickable! Each of these images will take you directly to the social media account of the brand. You next follow is just a click away!
Teen Vogue teamed up with NYC based investment banking firm Goldman Sachs to create the most comprehensive list of the top 50 brands for young ladies. The firm surveyed over 1,200 Teen Vogue millennial ladies (girls born between 1980 and 2000) on approximately 350 brands. Here are the TOP 20 from their findings:
For more on this study, check out all of the top 50 brands and the full article in Business Insider HERE