Monday, November 1, 2010

Things That Caught My Eye

Target’s Reissuing 34 GO International Dresses

If you didn’t get your hands on one of the lust-worthy pieces from one of Target‘s blink-and-you-missed-it designer collaborations over the years, you might get a second chance. In celebration of Five Years of GO International®, Target is reissuing 34 dresses from the following 17 previously featured designers:

Luella Bartley, Tara Jarmon, Paul & Joe, Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler, Libertine, Alice Temperley, Erin Fetherston, Jovovich-Hawk, Rogan, Richard Chai, Jonathan Saunders, Thakoon, Tracy Feith, Rodarte, Zac Posen and Tucker.

I hope they reissue this one by Jovovich-Hawk.

The collective will be available March 13, 2011.



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The Hell’s Angels are suing Alexander McQueen, Saks, and for trademark infringement for using the winged death head insignia without even a “please, may we?”. Fritz Clapp, an attorney for the Hells Angels, told the Financial Times that the lawsuit was about "getting them [the mimicked symbols] out of the market, since they represent membership insignia, and anyone wearing them would be considered an imposter by club members."
Ummm yea, because I frequently mistake those wearing McQueen to be members of the Hell's Angels all the time.
But in all seriousness-some of McQueen’s items do have the words “Hell” and “Hell’s Angels” embossed on them so perhaps some issues need to be addressed. Will the HA’s win? Who knows. But remember, the Hell’s Angels successfully sued and won against Disney and Marvel comics for the same faux pas a few years ago.


Happy Anniversary to Anna Sui


Anna Sui is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with the launch of a first-ever retrospective book. In honor of such a milestone, Sui and Anthropologie, who have a longstanding relationship, got a little anthropological and selected three iconic Anna Sui dresses to resurrect and sell exclusively at Anthropologie stores. The dresses are each from a past collection–Fall 2005, Spring 2001 and Spring 2007 to be exact–and were key looks from their respective seasons.


Marie Claire EIC Joanna Coles Responds to Controversial Fattest Blog Post


I know you all are still talking about the post Maura Kelly did for Marie Claire last week. Joanne Coles, Editor in Chief at Marie Claire, responds to the controversy to LEAH CHERNIKOFF of the Fashionista blog defending Ms. Kelly and her post claiming that,
“Maura Kelly is a very provocative blogger,” “She was an anorexic herself and this is a subject she feels very strongly about.” Cole’s goes on to claim that the mag has received over 28,000 email responses to the piece, and that Kelly was “excited and moved by their responses.”While Coles made clear that she hasn’t actually seen Mike & Molly, she added “I’m concerned about a show that makes fun of large people.”
So…she decides to go ahead and allow her staff to do the same?
Josh Shahryar of the Huffington Post wrote a very eloquent post on the issue. I urge you to read it.


Giving Fashion The Finger

Start your squeee engines. These a.dor.a.ble fashion finger puppets are the perfect gift for any fashioista friends. Rubbish magazine is selling a limited-edition line of these mini knit effigies in city-specific packs, or the Editors pack. Only 100 packages of each are made, some of which have already sold out—so get on it, fast! Pick up one yourself, here.

1 comment:

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Thank you for the Marie Claire update. I can't believe they are still defending that piece-but I guess they have to, since they published it. I'm off to read the articles you mentioned!