Neiman Marcus, Target and the CFDA announced a rather unexpected but definitely very intriguing holiday collaboration this past July, and now the 50-plus piece collection of men’s, women’s, home and children’s gift items has been revealed.
The offerings were designed by 24 CFDA designers, including: Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Philip Crangi, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Robert Rodriguez, Rodarte, Skaist-Taylor, Thom Browne, Tory Burch and Tracy Reese.
The collection includes everything from Rodarte wrapping paper for $7.99 to Alice + Olivia bicycle for $499.99. I’m thinking a quick shopping jaunt south of the border might be required so I can get my hands on a Prabal Gurung bow cape ($79.99) for me, an Eddie Borgo letter opener ($34.99) for the Mister, and a Jason Wu polka dot dress ($59.99) for the daughter I’ve yet to have.
Mark your calendars – the collection will be available in both Neiman Marcus and Target stores and e-commerce sites (neimanmarcus.com ships to Canada!) starting December 1, and is sure to sell out in a flash. Check out the gallery below for the complete collection. What’s on your wish list?
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By now we’re rather accustomed to hearing about unexpected collaborations (Valentino for GAP, anyone?), but Neiman Marcus x Target definitely takes the cake. The unlikely duo of retailers announced today the creation of a 50-plus piece collection of limited-edition men’s, women’s, home and children’s gift items by a roster of 24 CFDA members.
The list of designers who have created pieces for the collection is impressive: Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Philip Crangi, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Robert Rodriguez, Rodarte, Skaist-Taylor, Thom Browne, Tory Burch and Tracy Reese.
Due to hit both retailers’ stores and online shops on December 1, the collection is priced from $7.99 to $499.99, with the majority of items under $60. Not having yet seen a single item, this is already sounding like the collaboration of the year. Prabal? Proenza? Atwood, even? I can’t wait to see what some of my favourite designers have cooked up for Neiman Marcus and Target. Stay tuned!
Image Credit: Neiman Marcus
The last time Flare Magazine‘s Assistant Digital Editor Ryan M. Cheung sent me an assignment, it was to Wear Canada. A few weeks ago, mission #2 landed in my inbox: don my favourite Spring shoes for a “Bloggers Style” feature. Mission accepted with pleasure, Ryan.
One very quick shoot in high velocity winds and below freezing temperatures later, I find myself on Flare.com amongst 29 of the very best fashion and style bloggers from across the country. And wearing my beloved Charlotte Olympia ’Bananas Is My Business’ fruit-themed pumps, no less. There was never any question in mind as to which shoes I’d choose for the occasion, only what to pair them with. My very first Equipment blouse (start of a new addiction, I’m sure), favourite FALLON cuff of the moment (an ongoing obsession), and my classic Marc Jacobs Stam (an oldie but a goodie) did the trick.
I’m ready for Spring, and more importantly Spring shoes! I’ve got a few new pairs I’m dying to take out for a spin. What say you, Mother Nature? Check out Flare.com‘s Spring Shoe Guide and Bloggers Style story here.
Equipment blouse / Thakoon pants / Charlotte Olympia shoes (last seen here) / FALLON cuff / Banana Republic necklace / Marc Jacobs bag (last seen here) / Mango belt / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
Jenna Naumovich (left) in Pucci and Suzanne Rogers in Paul and Joe
On April 9, 2011, the Pediatric Oncology Group of Canada held the 10th Annual POGO Gala at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. The event consisted of a dinner, a live auction, a performance by the cast of the musical Rent, a silent auction and an after party. Successfully raising over $600,000 in support of POGO’s work, the evening was both heartbreaking and heartwarming, as courageous stories of children with cancer and childhood cancer survivors were highlighted.
The post-dinner auctions featured some of the most extravagant prizes I’ve ever seen up for bid, including everything from a Playboy Mansion Stars & Stripes party package (including event tickets, flight and accommodations) that went for $23,000 to a Black Eyed Peas meet-and-greet that sold for $8,000 to a Jason Wu leather satchel donated by The Hudson’s Bay Company.
The fashion was equally impressive, with gala attendees donning Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Canadian designer Lucian Matis, and the like. All were there to raise money for a very serious and worthy cause, but that didn’t mean they couldn’t look good doing it.
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I fished this Kimchi Blue tunic I hadn’t worn in over a year out of my closet 2 weeks ago to pair with my Rachel Rachel Roy draped shorts. I had the makings of a fabulous outfit until I proceeded to style it horribly with shoes and accessories that were all wrong. I knew the whole thing wasn’t working, but I was already running late for brunch, so I headed out the door anyway.
A week later, I decided to give the same tunic and shorts ensemble another shot, styling the outfit with my Alexander Wang lace-up booties (I’ve been living in these every weekend!). This time, I daresay, I got it right.
The lesson of the day for me? If at first I don’t succeed, try, try again! Does anyone else do this – take a few shots at making an outfit werrrk?
Kimchi Blue tunic, Rachel Rachel Roy shorts, Banana Republic necklace, Marc Jacobs Stam bag, Alexander Wang Freja booties, Bulgari sunglasses
While I was relegated to my Canada Goose parka, VB was seen out on the town with Marc Jacobs a few weeks ago in a gorgeous trench coat from the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 collection. What a gorgeous reinvention of the classic Burberry trench; the draping on this coat (and on the entire Spring collection really) is brilliance on Christopher Bailey’s part. I would trade several of my coats for this one in a heartbeat – I’m in luuurve.
The past few months’ worth of mid-day and evening dashes on NM.com have been complete wastes of time, and yet I’m sure many of you, like me, have continued to check out the sales in the hopes that NM might actually surprise us with items worth buying. I wasn’t expecting much from today’s Evening Dash, but was unexpectedly greeted at the sale by Valentino, Marc Jacobs and Burberry handbags I would definitely not be embarrassed to carry on my arm – and all at 50% off. The Valentino Rosier tote was the first to sell out at $897 (50% off $1,795); those who managed to snag one are very lucky indeed!
More intriguing shots in François Nars’ photography book 15×15 due out in mid-November and available for 30 days only.
Although I get the e-mails every time, I have thus far managed to miss every midday or evening dash Neiman Marcus has put on until now. I’m always out for lunch, in meetings or just otherwise occupied (I think I was at my prenatal yoga class once). For those unfamiliar with NM’s surprise sales, a “dash” consists of a small selection of offerings on sale for 50% off starting at a specified time on NM.com and offered only until time runs out or inventory sells out (usually the latter). Well, today I received the e-mail from NM informing of the upcoming midday dash and I actually found myself to be free to join in the sale madness. The offerings were limited as always, but seemed to be more appealing than usual. There were more than just handbags, but these were my favourite of what was available:
MARC by Marc Jacobs Groovee Classic Q Satchel in tan or black:
Valentino Pearlized Histoire Bag in yellow:
Valentino Vertical Pleated Tote in lavender:
Valentino Nuage Bow Tote:
Jimmy Choo Ramona Metallic Satchel:
So did I get anything? After all the hoopla – nope! I didn’t see anything that I just had to have – but it was a fun midday break nonetheless!