Not to incite a riot of insatiable envy… but I’ve been doin’ some serious cold weather shopping. Leather jackets, fuzzy sweaters, a multi-seasonal trench and a warm wooly cape, but my favorite find (and coincidentally entirely of-the-moment) is a gorgeous leather puffer vest. Perfect for layering up without the curse of bulky “I can’t move my arms ’cause I have too many sleeves going on” effect, a puffer vest is a toasty addition to your cool-girl winter weather arsenal. And since brands in-the-know (June, Uniqlo, James Perse, Helmut Lang, Calvin Klein) are all offering up this soon-to-be-staple, there are plenty of styles to choose from. So layer-up in the luxe — here are four of my absolute fave snow-into-spring styles:
Following in the iconic and mega footsteps of her big sister Kate, 16-year-old Lottie Moss is taking a career building leap pairing with the famed brand that some say put Kate Moss on the map. InStyle UK has revealed that the young Brit beauty has posed for Calvin Klein’s new capsule with online store My Theresa, aptly called the Reissue Project. Featuring reworked versions of Klein’s classic denim pieces — including a few that her sister famously wore in 1992 CK’s ads, the Reissue Project has pulling in the talents of not only mini-Moss, but also famous photographer Richard Avedon’s grandson, Michael Avedon who helmed the shooting of the nostalgic black-and-white campaign. It looks like it’s time to bust out your early 90′s denim!read more
PoshBeauty.com sends a big shout-out to Calvin Klein and super-model Christy Turlington-Burns for announcing that the now 44-year old beauty, who shot her first campaign for CK when she was 19-years old, would once again be known as the face for the iconic brand.
Turlington-Burns is taking over the position from model Lara Stone while Stone is on maternity leave. Having first walked for the brand in 1987, Turlington-Burns spent a good portion of her career gracing the advertisements for CK Perfumes (Eternity, Contradiction), jeans, swimwear, and — perhaps most famously — CK Underwear. Once quoted in New York magazine as saying that it was “weird” being known as a Calvin Klein underwear model — we imagine that this time around the stunning mother of two will be proud to flaunt her well-toned 44-year old curves for the famed brand.
It seems 40 (and every age) is fabulous!read more
Whew. Now that we’ve officially gotten past the 12-12-12 of the Mayan calendar — let’s put the focus back on our own version of it.
WWD began the year end wrap up with it’s seasonal listing of the top ten most-recognized brands in categories including ready-to-wear, accessories, designer, and inner wear (known to the masses as lingerie.) Naturally the lists are doused in heavy-hitting names. So bust out the champagne and let the listing begin!
Top 10 Ready-to-Wear Brands:
1. Liz Claiborne
2. Calvin Klein
3. Ralph Lauren
4. Ann Taylor
5. Vera Wang
6. J. Crew
8. Jones New York
10. Michael Kors
Top 10 Innerwear/Lingerie Brands:
1. Victoria’s Secret
3. Fruit of the Loom
7. Vanity Fair
8. Calvin Klein
Top 10 Accessories Brands:
1. Coach Inc.
3. Calvin Klein
4. Guess Inc.
5. Nine West
6. Liz Claiborne and Tommy Hilfiger (tie)
8. Ralph Lauren
Top 10 Designers:
1. Calvin Klein
2. Tommy Hilfiger
3. Ralph Lauren
5. Vera Wang
7. Louis Vuitton
9. Dolce & Gabbana
10. Giorgio Armani
The big buzz in fashion right now is all about those beloved (and weighty) September issues. From Vogue’s announcement that Sept. 2012 would be their biggest issue yet clocking in at a staggering 658 pages, to Elle magazine’s Katy Perry-covered issue reveal of 400 pages of advertisements alone — could it be that fashion mags are making a comeback?
And speaking of advertisements, the big reveal of design houses luxe fall campaigns are generally a big business for those post-Labor Day issues, and we here at PoshBeauty want to join the ranks of beauty sites sneak peeking the best of. So here they are, some of the best and brightest advertisements from fall’s couture campaigns.read more
If minimalism is your thing, this particular bit of collaboration news is just about to make your day… heck… maybe even your entire week! It seems the Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, is launching a limited edition capsule dress line for Macy’s.
The collection is a part of Macy’s “A Magical Journey to Brasil” campaign and was aptly inspired by Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paolo, “I started thinking about this Brazilian architecture that I’ve always loved so much, and a particular picture of the Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paolo was significant to the color palette. In it you see the pavement, you see the cement, you see all those colors, then you see the juxtaposition with the sun kissed colors on it. It’s cold and warm.”
In translation, think Costa‘s sought after pure lines and clean shapes in a palette of guava, orange clay, warm cocoa, marble, cement, steel, iron and black. The collection is set to hit stores next Tues. (May 15th) and will be priced from $135-$185.