Minnie Mouse on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week in India.
Minnie Mouse is no stranger to fashion: she has previously inspired a nail polish collection (despite always wearing gloves), walked the runway at Lakme Fashion Week in India, and now she's taking over the minds of some of our fave British designers for London Fashion Week. Lulu Guiness, Terry de Havilland, Tatty Devine, Richard Nicoll, Michael van der Ham, Piers Atkinson, Bunney, Husam el Odeh in collaboration with Luke Hersheson, and Katie Hillier are all taking inspiration from the red ribboned rodent for a presentation called "Minnie Mouse Must Haves." The collection, which will include accessories and apparel, will borrow from Minnie's instantly recognizable bow, ears and polka-dot dress. Why are these designers taking cues from a cartoon, you ask? Well, it's for charity of course! each of the pieces, which will be one of a kind, will be auctioned off on eBay following the presentation, with all proceeds going to the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation, which strives to foster relationships across creative fields and promote innovation within fashion.
Spice Girls might wear Giles Deacon for the Olympics Closing Ceremony.
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Ever since we heard the Spice Girls would be performing at the Olympics Closing Ceremony a few weeks ago, we've been dusting off our red platform boots and practicing "Wannabe" in our bathroom mirror nonstop. Let's just say we're a WEE bit excited. The much-needed '90s girl group reunion has everyone talking, but OUR biggest concern is what they are going to wear, obviously. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but we're getting meggaaa strong vibes that something's a-brewin' on the designer front. Victoria Beckham tweeted that she had a morning fitting with British designer Giles Deacon last week, followed by another tweet with a bedazzled microphone saying, "Look what I found!!" I mean, we're not highly-trained detectives or anything, but we're PRETTY POSITIVE this means she getting fitted for an upcoming performance, which, um, can only be the Olympic Closing Ceremony.
If you haven't figured it out by now, we're OB-SESSED with The Blonds. Lucky for us, the always fun, always sparkly, always fabulous duo behind the brand, David and Phillipe Blond, just announced that they have released a new Barbie decked out in one of their signature fall 2008 collection pieces. Eeee! The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie Doll pulls out ALL the stops in a bedazzled mini corset dress covered in faux gems paired with a floor-sweeping faux fox fur coat. If you look closely, you'll notice she's accessorized to the nines with giant baubles and glittery pumps. Me-ow. The doll is currently available for pre-sale ($125) and ships in mid December, but we wanted to get all the deets now! Phillipe and David were kind enough to answer all of our burning questions, so peep the interview below to find out how Barbie got all dolled-up in her designer duds.
Nicki Minaj in the Adidas Originals campaign video.
YASSS. The moment has finally come! Remember back in April when we totally spotted Nicki Minaj and Jeremy Scott filming an adidas campaign in the streets of NYC? Well, after months of waiting/crying/shivering in anticipation, the video has finally premiered! And, eeee, there's even more amazingness than we expected. The video starts off with Nicki and J Scott oh-so-cutely hanging out in their technicolor, mix patterned puffy jackets, and then it cuts to other cool cities across the globe where we spot Sky Ferreira and Big Sean chilling together in their decked-out adidas Originals gear. But, um, the biggest (and perhaps best?) surprise of all is when we spot our FAVE K-pop group 2NE1 bust out some serious dance moves in the streets of Tokyo smothered in head-to-toe Jeremy Scott x adidas gear. #dead
Could Karlie Kloss be any cuter? Could we be any more excited to see the Target And Neiman Marcus mega-collaboration heading towards our holiday shopping lists like a juggernaut? The answer to both is a resounding 'no,' and we basically already have our checkbooks out in anticipation of the shopping onslaught that's going to ensue. Luckily for us, we'll be getting our first look at the collection on Kloss, who is one of our all time fave models, in a series of ads that will span all platforms--from social media to print and TV--and, according to a Target spokesperson (as reported by WWD), make use of Kloss' dancing chops. It wasn't just her dancing, or her midwestern charm that got Kloss in the good graces of her Target/Neiman's employers: the 19 year old model reportedly arrived on set with a plate of homemade cookies, and later, with two key lime pies, one baked my her mom, using her grandmother's recipe. Is everyone taking notes? Karlie is giving us all lessons in how to be better people all around.
Christian Bale wears Giorgio Armani for Bruce Wayne in 'The Dark Knight Rises.'
Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani
We can't BELIEVE it's been nearly four years since The Dark Knight hit theaters (time is flying, y'all!), but now we're anticipating the third and final *sniff sniff* installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises, more than ever. And what's the best way to get amped up for a film that we are sososo excited for? By discussing all things fashion, obvs! We got the scoop, and it turns out Giorgio Armani partnered up with acclaimed costume designer Lindy Hemming (her laundry list resume includes Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Casino Royal, just to name a few) to create custom Made to Measure suiting under the Giorgio Armani for Bruce Wayne label. Oh la la!
Johnny (left) hard at work on one of Katy Perry's dresses.
Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
We. Love. Johnny. Wujek. The man behind Katy Perry's on and off stage ensembles never ceases to wow us with his whimsical sartorial creations-from the spinning peppermint bra to the light up Met Ball gown. With an upcoming television debut as an America's Next Top Model creative consultant, and a major movie now in theaters (which, as you know, we LOVED), Wujek shows no signs of slowing any part of his career down. Did we mention his "Call Me Maybe" cover alongside his celebrity gal pal? Right. Killin' it. We all know the Johnny Wujek creation story by now: Katy bounced over to him at a party, asked him which team he was playing for, "mine or his," indicating a male friend, Wujek said, "his," and a beautiful partnership was born. She asked to borrow a dress, he clothed a budding pop star, she fought for him when she got famous...the rest is history. So, who is the man behind the glitter and the whipped cream-shooting bra? We already showed you his favorite things, now it's time to hear a little more from the man himself.
2NE1 in Jeremy Scott on June 23.
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The second we hear that K-pop cuties 2NE1 and Jeremy Scott are working together on ANYTHING, we legitimately lose our shiz. Currently we're hardcore spazzing over Jeremy Scott's recent tweet, which revealed that he's designing 2NE1's upcoming tour costumes. And, like, excuse us if we're late to this party, but ASKJDALKSJD. He said, "YES ITS TRUE, ILL BE DESIGNING THE COSTUMES FOR 2NE1 FOR THEIR 1st WORLD TOUR !" 2NE1's New Evolution tour kicks off July 28th in the Olympic Gymnastics Stadium in South Korea (NBD), and then they will continue to travel the world for the first time ever (!!!) singing hits like "Ugly" and "I Am The Best" in only the most ferosh ensembles, obvs.
Maybe it's true that ready-to-wear women's fashions get a whopping eight weeks (that's two months, if you're counting) out of the year devoted to them. And that only semi-annually do their male counterparts enjoy an extra-special, 100% dedicated Fashion Week of their own - one in June and another in January. Maybe it's true that we are built biologically differently, and therefore, need different cuts and silhouettes to put together figure-flattering outfits. But let's face it, we're selfish. And the togs trotting down these Milan Spring 2013 Men's Fashion Week runways are just too good to ignore. Thus, here are our favorite looks from the past week that we want to borrow from the boys. Hey, if swiping dudes' styles is good enough for Alexa Chung, better BUH-LIEVE it's good enough for us!
A look from the Moschino Milan Spring 2013 Men's Fashion Week show.
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What do you even SAY about this?? We're dying over this Moschino shirt and shorts combo. The tiled "FRESH" and vaguely Budweiser reminiscient label pattern is nothing like we've ever seen before - combining not only our love for mixed prints but ALSO the patriotic color palette is so up our Americana-loving alley. Who knew we'd be head over heels for supermarket chic?
Designer Rebecca Minkoff and our not-even-a-little-secret bag obsession: The Morning After Bag.
Photo: Getty/Rebecca Minkoff
Is there another designer who runs the social media game like Rebecca Minkoff? Besides being super active on Twitter, Minkoff made that cray-mazing "Call Me Maybe" video with model Hilary Rhoda and The Man Repeller's Leandra Medine while the trio were getting ready for the CFDA awards, AND that ultra adorbs Spring/Summer 2012 video with Agyness Deyn. Oh and also she makes the MOST covet-worthy bags, shoes, dresses, etc., EVAR. Seriously, it's kind of embarrassing, but we've spent a really inappropriate amount of procrastination time zooming in and out of images of the Morning After Bag, which is, like, our dream bag (well mine at least). Gotta go take an Advil for my desire-headache, excuse me. *Sigh* Seriously, though, Minkoff rules, and we're positive that her boundary-breaking look book is going to rule too! Unwilling, or maybe actually incapable, of sticking to the norm, the designer is ANIMATING her Resort 2013 book, enlisting the photographic help of Aaron Stern and the digital production prowess of Killdisco Design. Now, another thing about us- we LURVE animated GIFs. Who doesn't? We also love fashion, duh, so GIFS + Fashion? Heaven.