The television air date is still a way’s away, but we’re already getting more than a few sneak peeks of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012-2013. First there were those 60+ runway images we posted, then the close-up of Nicholas Kirkwood‘s custom-designed shoes for the VS Angels, and now we’re getting our first look at the show in motion, via an exclusive video shot by the folks over at The Coveteur.
After watching that clip, the CBS air date can’t come soon enough. Is it December 4 yet?
Despite the antics of a hurricane named Sandy, the 2012-2013 edition of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show taped last night to a celebrity-packed audience at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York. The highly-anticipated show saw the biggest names in the modelling industry, including show opener Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss, Doetzen Kroes and more, strut their fabulous stuff in elaborate and over-the-top lingerie and, for the chosen few, Angel wings.
It’s tough to follow last year’s Kanye, Jay-Z, Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj combination, but this year’s musical acts were no less spectacular. Rihanna, Justin Bieber (who’ll be performing at the Grey Cup 2012 half-time show this month!) and Bruno Mars all took the stage.
The highlight, however, had to be Alessandra Ambrosio, my favourite VS Angel, modeling this year’s million dollar bra, a jeweled creation worth $2.5 million. The rest of the runway show was split into themed segments: “Circus”, “Dangerous Liaisons”, “Calendar Girls”, “Pink Is Us”, “Silver Screen Angels” and “Angels in Bloom”.
Check out over 60 photos from the fabulous show in the gallery below. I’ll be counting down the days until the show airs on December 4 on CBS. VS Fashion Show viewing party, anyone?
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Back in March, it was announced that New York-based contemporary designer Tory Burch‘s first boutique in Canada would be launching at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre in May. Since then, we’ve been waiting ever so patiently for more details, and finally they’ve come: the brand spanking new store will officially open its doors on May 4!
Have you been admiring Tory Burch’s popular Reva ballet flats or 797 leather satchels from afar? Here’s your chance to finally get your hands on them! With Burberry as its neighbour, the luxurious, 2,500-square foot boutique will stock a full range of Tory Burch’s chic and preppy clothing and accessories.
We can’t wait to see the new store. The brand has built some very luxe boutiques around the world (check out the gallery below), and we’re excited to see what the fabulous Tory Burch store format (orange lacquer doors, mirrored walls, Lucite fixtures) will look like with a Canadian twist.
The very best part of this big news? You may just get the chance to visit the new boutique sooner than you think. The Backseat Stylers have been invited to get a sneak peek of the new store before it opens to the public and enjoy 20% off full price purchases…and we want you to be our guest!
To win this exclusive opportunity to visit Tory Burch’s first Canadian boutique before anyone else, simply enter our contest by April 29 (see contest rules below). Good luck, ladies! In the meantime, peruse the Spring 2012 lookbook and start working on your wish lists, Toronto!
Contest Rules [CLOSED]:
1. To enter, leave us a comment on this blog post and ‘like’ both Tory Burch and The Backseat Stylers’ Facebook pages here and here.
2. For one (1) extra entry, follow both Tory Burch and The Backseat Stylers on Twitter, and tweet the following: “The first @ToryBurch store in Canada opens May 4, and I want to win a sneak peek with @backseatstylers! http://bit.ly/I2T92Q #ToryinToronto”
3. Entries must be received by April 29, 2012 11:59pm. The winner will be selected randomly from the submissions using random.org and will be announced on April 30, 2012. The winner will be notified by e-mail.
4. The date and time of the store visit (before May 4, 2012) is at the sole discretion of Tory Burch. If the winner is unable to attend at the appointed date and time, a new winner will be selected.
5. The prize is for one (1) guest only, and does not include transportation to/from the store or any Tory Burch products.
We’ve selected our winner using random.org. Congratulations to…Emma! We look forward to shopping the new Tory Burch boutique with you before it opens. Thanks to everyone who entered!
xx, T & S
Image Credits: Tory Burch
Stuart Weitzman unveiled a new, high-end accessories brand, SW1, in Milan last week. The exclusive line will feature shoes and handbags designed by Creative Director Alvaro Gonzalez, who recently joined the company after his departure from Jimmy Choo. Stuart Weitzman, who serves as CEO of the company, says his goal with SW1 is to bring “wearability, supercomfort and great fashion” to the designer shoe and bag market.
The first collection includes about 50 shoes, as well as a line-up of everyday bags and evening clutches and miniaudieres. The shoe designs are all made in Spain, and will retail from $595 for a pump to $795 for a bootie to $995 for a full boot. The handbags, which are made in both Spain and Italy, will retail for $800 to $1,500.
The price points are higher than what Stuart Weitzman’s customers are accustomed to, but design elements have also been kicked up several notches. Architectural silhouettes, standout detailing, and rich suede and python leathers make for statement accessories that are certain to appeal to the company’s existing clients, as well as attract new ones. I’m certainly intrigued.
The first SW1 collection is due to hit Holt Renfrew in Canada, Selfridges in London and other designer boutiques and department stores worldwide this Fall.
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Ever since H&M announced their designer collaboration with Marni back in November, we’ve been waiting ever so patiently for a sneak peek of the capsule collection. Today it finally came in the form of an ad campaign image, and boy was it worth the wait. Based on what I’m seeing in this shot alone, I’m getting the sense this is going to be one epic collaboration. As in, Lanvin for H&M epic.
The collection launches in stores and online on March 8, so watch this space for more Marni x H&M news!
Update on Jan 30: Images of an editorial in Vogue Russia featuring Marni x H&M have emerged. The prints and accessories in the collection are not for the faint of heart! Are you liking what you’re seeing so far?
Update on Feb 2: First look at the menswear! What do you think, gents?
Update on Feb 3: Watch the Marni for H&M commercial here.
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Collaborations like Jason Wu for Target and Marni for H&M have been taking over the news feeds the last few days, and now we’ve got another to add to the mix for our readers in Asia. Taylor Tomasi Hill, the newly-dubbed Artistic Director of Moda Operandi / former Style & Accessories Director of Marie Claire / bona fide street style star, has designed an exclusive capsule collection for Hong Kong-based retailer Lane Crawford.
Set to hit Lane Crawford IFC Mall on January 9, the collection includes an eclectic mix of pieces ranging from a white vintage lace pencil skirt (complete with neon pink slip!) to a pair of purple and pink abstract-print pants (very Erdem). “I am fond of things that don’t necessarily look as they should go together”, says Tomasi Hill. “Something unexpected always adds an element of interest to an outfit.” The 5 pieces revealed thus far are certainly anything but expected, and I can’t wait to see the rest of the collection.
Sadly, I won’t be anywhere near Asia next week and will be missing out on the fun, but will be living vicariously through our readers who are out that way. How about designing a collection for those of us on this side of the world, Taylor?
Great news for those of us outside of Hong Kong who’ve been wanting to shop Taylor Tomasi Hill x Lane Crawford: the full collection is available online at LaneCrawford.com! Priced from $250 for the striped top to $470 for a strapless tuxedo dress, the collection can be delivered right to your door within 3 to 5 days ($30 shipping + tax/duties or free for orders over $1,000 on international orders).
I have my eye on the gorgeous leather-collar lace shirt – it’s the stuff of my sartorial dreams. What about you?
Images via Jak and Jil, popbee, @TTomasiHill, Lane Crawford, Trendhunter
In case you’re tempted to spend all the money Santa left you at the end-of-season designer sales, think again. That Jason Wu for Target collaboration we posted about back in October is now just around the corner, and a few lookbook and campaign images have been released. So far, the collection, which hits stores and online on February 5, is looking very promising indeed. And with nothing priced over $60, this is masstige at its finest.
Keep checking back for more photos of the collection over the next month. What do you think so far?
Images via Lucky, Fashionista, Teen Vogue, The Budget Babe, Style.com
Remember that time Canadian fashion director George Antonopoulos designed a Fall capsule collection for Danier and a certain blogger (read: me) went out and bought half the collection and wore it non-stop all season? Well, I’m living that right now and it’s about to happen all over again. Yesterday, I got a sneak peek of Antonopoulos’ second outing for OBJECT for Danier at the leather retailer’s Spring 2012 preview; not surprisingly, half the collection leapt instantly to the top of my Spring wish list.
Antonopoulos and Danier have, smartly, remade some of the most popular styles from the Fall collection in new material and colour combinations. My favourite leather dress, for example, is being produced for Spring sans sleeves and in the loveliest grey and pink suedes. The croc-embossed envelope clutches are back too, and are as to-die-for as ever. I’ve been toting the original black version from Fall all over town, and now I’m lusting after the orange…or perhaps the white?
I’d normally try to make a case for getting both colourways, but there’s no room for that in my Spring OBJECT budget; my wish list is already quite lengthy. In addition to a banker’s envelope in a yet-to-be-determined colour, I’ve also got my eye on the caramel leather shorts, perforated suede henley and royal blue leather pants (seriously!). Throw in a yellow skinny belt for good measure, too, and I’ve got all my coloured leather needs covered next season. Because, in case you were wondering, coloured leather is a legitimate need (not want), especially when done this well.
So which pieces are you needing from round two of OBJECT for Danier so far?
The 2011-2012 edition of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show taped last night to a celebrity-packed audience at the 26th St. Armory in New York. The $12-million show saw the biggest names in the modelling industry, including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman and more, saunter down the runway in barely there lingerie and, for the chosen few, Angel wings.
The musical acts were no less bold-faced, featuring Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West, with Jay-Z making a surprise one-song appearance. The themes of the runway show segments – over-the-top cheesy as always, but immensely fun – included Ballet, “Super Angels”, “Passion”, “Angels Aquatic”, “I put a spell on you” and “Club Pink” this year. Check out 75 photos from the fabulous show in the gallery below.
I can’t wait until the show airs on November 29 (on CBS)! Will you be watching too?
UPDATE: Looking for photos from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012-2013 edition? Click over here.
Images via Fashionologie