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In news that promises to have every Thom Browne kneecap loving, Sartorialist peeping, dapperly decked gentleman squealing with delight, word is that Net-a-Porter is ready to man up. How’s that for a sign of the times? Anyways, like the gender equalizing Title 9 Act come to wear, the online fashion juggernaut has announced plans to unveil Mr. Porter--a stand alone site aimed at blue blooded chaps moving at a drive through pace with a 5-star budget.
The inner lover of questionable fashion choices in us was pulling for Japan’s Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyamto to come out of his sartorial scandal unscathed. But we definitely had less of a stake than the ladies at Vogue who spent big bucks to shoot a story on Miyuki Hatoyama, the PM’s wife, for their August issue.
Be honest — you’ve probably never given to much thought as to why you buy a magazine. Needless to say, it’s not a something the industry takes lightly. And now they’re looking past the typical celebs and pinning their last editorial chips on underaged and under-covered starlets like Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus or the cast of Gossip Girl
As kids, it was our job to tell our mother she looked pretty. And as a mom it was hers to dispense those “Pull your skirt down!” morsels of wisdom from the front seat of the minivan. Back then we’d roll our eyes. But today we find them almost nearly as delicious as the chocolate chips in her pancakes. So in the name of all things syrupy, here are a few of the too numerous too count lessons we learned from our moms. Our sartorial inheritances, if you will. See, mom, we were listening.
In fashion, they say inspiration can come from just about anywhere — Japanese horror flicks transform into webby knits and locker room wear becomes a corseted sweatshirt. But Eric Cartman? Not exactly our idea of a muse.
Karl has returned to the lens to work on a co-branded effort with Chanel’s beach-ready sister label, Eres. Anyways, for the playful project, Lagerfeld shot a photo series featuring model Emily Didonato as a modern day Chanel-clad paper doll. With the click of a mouse, you’ll be able to swap her retro frocks and disrobe Didonato all the way down to some super magnificent maillots.
Fashion has a ridiculously short memory. Take J. Crew, for example. Now, we’re pretty sure it wasn’t too long ago that the mass market retailer was more or less indistinguishable from The Gap, what with its prep-friendly range of high-rise khakis, $40 cable knit sweaters, and the occasional peacoat. But thanks to the entree of C.E.O-cum-magician Mickey Drexler and creative director Jenna Lyons, there is a definite chic in the chain. And now comes the news that the all-American chain has opened itself up to the U.K. market via Net-A-Porter.
Lock up your printed scarves and cabana caftans, kiddies, because seems there are some Pucci-loving ninjas on the loose. We wish we were joking.
Word on the street is that uber-department store Saks Fifth Avenue has placed an exclusive order for all 16 pieces of the late designer’s final collection. Each piece will retail from $12,000 to $50,000.
Batten down the hatches folks, because the hoopla that is March Madness is officially here. So how to keep from feeling sidelined while your co-workers mantically monitor ESPN.com and swap high-fives over the water-cooler? Shopping, of course! We’ve assembled our own little dream team — a roundup of 16 athletically-inspired pieces destined for heavy rotation in your springtime line-up.