Hello-Hello, happy middle-of-the-week to everyone.
Have you heard about the Trina Turk Banana Republic collaboration?
The joint collection was announced earlier this year, it launches June 7 at Banana Republic.
Banana Republic is in a SoCal state of mind. Who better to show the way than Trina Turk, the quintessential California designer?
The Gap Inc. division is partnering with Turk on a 60-piece collection that highlights her Palm Springs aesthetic with bright jewel colors and signature prints.
That same lush color is seen with the BR patterns.
You can see some of the signature Shumacher prints in the BR group. The orange, hot pink and yellow ‘Pisces’ print seen far left below is from the Ms. Turk’s Indoor Outdoor fabric line for Schumacher.
It is also visible on the jersey knit maxi dress being showcased in the Trina Turk Banana Republic advertising campaign.
(That is the maxi dress seen on the far right in the image below.)
In an interesting marketing maneuver the collection was offered to members of flash sale site Gilt.com earlier this week; pieces were not discounted, but sold at full price.
The poolside vibe is evident in the line, it’s a fun look for the summer, we’re eager to see this one in person.
Today’s other tidbit involves upscale shoe designer Christian Louboutin. Recently British Vogue spoke with Mr. Louboutin about his amazing footwear and its impact on one’s twinkletoes.
“Christian Louboutin does not take pleasure in creating painful shoes, contrary to popular belief.
Below, a pair of Louboutin Daffodil platforms.
Among its many other attributes, the Daffodil features a 6.3″ heel.
Six. Point. Three. Inches.
Back to the British Vogue story:
“I have been misquoted,” he told us. “People say I am the king of painful shoes. I don’t want to create painful shoes, but it is not my job to create something comfortable. I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be, but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness. I’m not against them, but comfort is not my focus.”
For those of us who spent years tottering about our in heels that were a mere 3-4″ in height, the 6″+ notion is a bit… well, daunting. That is where a pair like the Asteroid comes in: it seems to me the spiked metallic extrusions on the front could help someone like myself maintain balance if tipping perilously to the forward, no?
That’s all for today, goodbye until next time!