There’s something about Mary that I just can’t get enough of. London-based designer Mary Katrantzou‘s colourful printed dress designs have become an obsession of late, and I’ve been coveting her Spring 2013 collection ever since it started hitting stores. My latest wish list item? The Starsailor print jersey dress, which I’ve been cyber-vising for weeks now.
That would explain my exclamation of “She’s wearing my dress!!” to T last night, when I spotted a photo of Taraji P. Henson at the New York screening of Mud. The Benjamin Button actress paired the whimsical frock with a pair of quirky printed yellow pumps by Nicholas Kirkwood, also a favourite of mine. In short, Ms. Henson wore the spring ensemble of my dreams.
Want the whole outfit from head to toe? The dress retails for $1,045 and the shoes for $695, both at Net-a-porter.
Image via Just Jared
Back in October, we unveiled a sneak peek of Mary Katrantzou’s latest capsule collection for Topshop that left us wanting more, more, more. Today, the fast fashion retailer finally released the complete lookbook of the Spring 2012 collaboration, and it’s every bit as incredible as we’d hoped and expected.
The 10-piece collection features dresses and separates in the British designer’s signature vibrant prints. The designs are very close to the aesthetic of her eponymous line, with pricing at a much more accessible price range of £40 to £350, or $75 to $630 in Canada.
“My idea behind the collaboration was to design for the Topshop girl a range that is as close to the aesthetic of my mainline as possible, with great control over the quality of design and production,” said Katrantzou. “I can’t wait to see the Topshop girls in the bowl dresses and for the most daring to see them try the print on print layering!”
The collection launches in Topshop stores on February 17. In Canada, it will be available March 6 at the Topshop location at the Bay at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. I’m dying to get my hands on something, anything, from this collaboration. Perhaps a gorgeous Mary Katrantzou for Topshop dress is in order. What’s on your wish list?
Images via Vogue UK
Back in October, we posted a sneak peek of London-based womenswear designer Mary Katrantzou‘s Spring 2012 collaboration with Longchamp. We’ve been waiting patiently ever since for more news of the limited edition collection, and finally it came this week in the form of a lookbook and release date. The small but cheerful collection will be available January 23 at Parisian department store Colette.
Nowhere near France? Don’t fret. The last time Colette carried a hard-to-find capsule collection (remember Valentino for Gap?), they graciously stocked it on their e-boutique so those of us on the other side of the pond could get our hands on it too. So then, which tote will you be ordering?
UPDATE: The complete collection is available online at Colette.fr. The Paris-based retailer ships worldwide. Happy shopping!
Images via Coco Celine
I’ve been lamenting the Glee cast’s desperate need for stylists ever since they started hitting red carpets, and it seems my wish may have been granted. That, or they’ve finally grown out of the cheesy prom-ready dresses they’ve been assaulting awards shows with over the last two years.
Stars Lea Michele and Dianna Agron each stepped out this week looking more chic than I’ve ever seen them, the former in a black and gold lace number from Pucci‘s Resort 2012 collection and the latter in that Mary Katrantzou Fall 2011 dress. They’re not all the way there yet, but Lea’s jazz hands and Dianna’s poor shoe choice aside, it looks like the Glee kids are growing up sartorially, right before our eyes.
What do you think of their latest looks – do they deserve gold stars?
Images via justjared
This might just be the best collaboration in the history of collaborations. Valli, Versace…step aside. With a sneak peek of merely one dress, Mary Katrantzou‘s latest collection for Topshop just became the collab of the season.
The designer’s high street take on her own main line features a printed dress that looks like it was plucked straight from the most fabulous and expensive boutique in the world, except that it wasn’t. Priced at £350, the dress is one of fourteen pieces set to hit Topshop stores and topshop.com in February. (via Style Bubble)
This first look is blowing my mind. If the thirteen other pieces in the collection are just as covetable – and I suspect they are on the basis that it’s Mary Katrantzou we’re talking about here - me and my bank account are in a lot of trouble come February.
P.S. Have you seen the preview of the Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp bags? Equally droolworthy.
Image Credit: Style Bubble
Only a few weeks ago, I featured Keira Knightley in a lovely printed dress by London-based womenswear designer Mary Katrantzou. Now I’m excited to discover that her stunning digital prints will be available on accessories, too, come Spring!
The designer has teamed up with Longchamp on a limited edition collection for Spring 2012 that was previewed earlier this week during Paris Fashion Week. A range of handbags in 3 incredible prints was unveiled, and each piece was more covetable than the last. The flower and lantern print is the standout for me, with its vibrant colours and cheerful graphic.
Are you loving the Mary Katrantzou x Longchamp collaboration too?
UPDATE: The collection bows on January 23, 2012 at Colette. See the complete lookbook here.
Image Credits: The Bag Hag Diaries (via Flare.com), Fashion has it..
London-based designer Mary Katrantzou is one of T’s fashion favourites. The last time we posted a look of hers it was on Vogue Nippon‘s Editor-at-Large, Anna Dello Russo, from whom we’ve come to expect bold graphics and unexpected silhouettes.
Actress Keira Knightley isn’t one we normally look to for the most fashion forward ensembles, but on this day, in this outfit, she managed to blow us away. Her sleek bob, chic sunglasses and Fall 2011 Katrantzou dress made for a fierce lady-who-lunches look. When I grow up, I’d like to lunch in Katrantzou too.
By the way, that gnome she’s holding in the last photo? Knightley’s stylist handed it to her upon seeing how awkward she looks in the first photo, standing there looking like she isn’t sure what to do with her hands. OK, I made that up. How would you caption the picture?
Images via TFS
Me and Vogue Nippon Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo
The Room at the Bay announced recently that they would be hosting “When Tommy Met Anna”, an exhibit of photographs of Vogue Nippon Editor-at-Large and street style heroine Anna Dello Russo by Toronto-based, world-renowned street style photographer Tommy Ton. When the news first broke, the first question on mine and most other lips in the city was, “Does that mean ADR is coming to Toronto?!” When confirmation came via a tweet from The Hudson’s Bay Company that, indeed, the inimitable Dello Russo would be gracing our city with her perennially overdressed presence, the excitement in the Toronto fashion community’s little corner of the Twitterverse was palpable. Not only was ADR coming to town, but she was also bringing with her a fabulous excuse for The Room at the Bay to break out the fancy schmancy hors d’oeuvres and bottles of champagne again. In the year and a half since The Room was relaunched, it’s garnered quite the reputation for throwing some of the best industry shindigs around (see here, here and here for the evidence).
ADR in a Giles Deacon Spring 2011 bandage print dress and Brian Atwood pumps with a gaggle of her biggest fans
Of course, delicious mini burgers and open-bar aside, the evening was about Anna Dello Russo and Tommy Ton, and boy was it ever. True to what we’ve come to expect of Dello Russo and her multiple outfit changes during each day of Fashion Month, the guest of honour kicked off the evening in a lovely pink bandage print Giles Deacon dress and matching Brian Atwood pumps, and then slipped away briefly at one point to don a new ensemble, returning in the standout yellow and blue lampshade dress from Mary Katrantzou’s Spring 2011 runway show. Not to be outdone, Ton kept up with a mid-party outfit swap of his own. This man, who brings us images of the most fabulous footwear from the streets of the world’s fashion capitals, has serious shoe game himself.
Toronto’s fashion set also did not disappoint, showing up at The Room’s invite-only soiree in amped up getups clearly inspired by ADR’s own outrageous looks over the past few years. There was colour, bling, and a sense of sartorial adventure in the air. The Room looked its best too, with over-sized street style snaps of Dello Russo by Ton, new Spring 2011 designer arrivals and inspired visual displays galore. The Bay demonstrated once again that they know how to throw a party, which was abundantly clear when, as the evening drew to a close, I spotted the guests of honour grooving with guests on the makeshift dance floor - Dello Russo in the DJ booth and Ton posing with the most glammed out transvestite I’ve ever laid eyes on. In a word? Epic.
Tommy Ton and his date *wink*
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Me with Charlotte Olympia Dellal and her fabulous banana clutch
When the invite came for last week’s God Save the Queen: The Next British Invasion gala at The Room at the Bay (thanks to the Bay PR girls!), I’m pretty sure I squealed. And jumped up and down. And did a little dance. And then apologized to my fellow co-workers for disturbing our finance-related meeting. OK, I made most of that up, but I did immediately begin the party preparations in my head: trying out my British accent, planning my outfit, practicing my best curtsey for the Queen (scratch that – she wasn’t invited)…all very important stuff.
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