J. Crew Scores Manolo Collab
In his first-ever high-low collaboration, Manolo Blahnik has teamed with J. Crew on an upcoming shoe collection. Focusing on the classic BB pointed-toe heel in various fabrics and finishes, the stylish line drew oohs and aahs at the retailer’s New York Fashion Week presentation. Shoppers will have to wait ‘til fall, however, to slip into a pair – and according to WWD, they’ll pay up to $645 for the privilege.
Five and Ten Hits Highland Park Village
Beloved Dallas designer boutique Forty Five Ten is now (sort of) a chain. The retailer’s new offshoot, Five and Ten, stocks something for everyone, with a nod to the dime stores of yesteryear. Visit 60 Highland Park Village to shop wearables by The Row and Marc Jacobs, sweets by Oh Brownie, gifts, fragrances, and more.
Rihanna Goes Glam for Grammys
Following the passing of Whitney Houston, many stars donned black for last Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Rihanna stood out from the crowd, while keeping her look classic and chic. In a red carpet interview with Ryan Seacrest, she explained that the stunning gown was “a collaboration between Mr. Armani and myself.” The inspiration? Gangster moll Elvira Hancock, played by Michelle Pfeiffer in 1983’s Scarface.
A Fun Fashion Week Wrap
Finally, at the conclusion of New York Fashion Week, we treated you to a trend cheat sheet, and more forward-thinking coverage is coming next week. As any devotee knows, however, Fashion Week crowds offer as much eye candy as the runways. To that end, we’re loving Fashionista’s gallery of the week’s most unexpected celebrity appearances. …Looks like George Lucas got a taste of what it’s like for us at a Star Wars convention.
(Lead image, credit TheLusciousList.com, Inset photo credits, from top: 1. WWD.com, 2. ShopFiveAndTen.com, 3. CapitalFM.com, 4. Fashionista.com)