Hello-Hello, happy middle-of-the-week to everyone.
The styles above are from 2007, but you get the idea. For those unfamiliar with the brand, Missoni is known for their strong designs, saturated in lush, vibrant colors. Below, Alessia Piovan in Missoni, surrounded by pieces from the home collection during Milan Design Week last month.
Below we see Margherita Missoni at Monday’s Met Ball with Joy Bryant.
“…the 400-plus fruits of their collaboration (the biggest to date, apparently) will hit Target stores nationwide, the latest in a long line of couplings for the retailer (Proenza Schouler and Rodarte among them). Everything from clothes (women’s, men’s, kids’), to bed sheets, to enough dinnerware to set the table for colazione, pranzo, and cena—all in plenty of Missoni’s swirls, zigzags, and near-hallucinogenic florals.”
Although concerned by sentiment that the Target/Calypso collaboration is sub-par, we are optimistic this will be a strong collection. Our favorite part of the group is likely to be things made for the home. Below, Missoni dinnerware shown at Milan.
Missoni Rugs via Verde Design Studio .
A look at the results of this spring’s collaboration between Missoni and Converse,
The spring 2011 Chuck Taylor All-Stars by Missoni come in a number of color palettes.
More formal shoes.
The company has been busy, a collaboration with Bugaboo was just announced as well.
The line is slated to launch September 13.
The clean lines, structured cut and strong colors make the designs more-than-appealing.
This is something your intrepid scribe feels the need to investigate.
Another follow-up to our royal wedding coverage, word on who helped Kate Middleton with her makeup. From the Bobbi Brown FB page:
“We are proud to confirm that Bobbi Brown Cosmetics makeup artist Hannah Martin provided makeup artistry assistance to members of the bridal party for the Royal Wedding. We wish to respect the privacy of all those involved, and therefore will not be releasing further details.”
The company has a step-by-step primer for those interested in learning more about the look, or trying it themselves.
We have news about still more ‘copy-Kate’ gowns, dresses imitating the Sarah Burton/Alexander McQueen dress created for the newly titled Duchess of Cambridge.
“Local dressmaker Mary Rose McGrath was among the hundreds of designers who got to work making cut-price copies of the regal look.
Her take on the gown, made of French lace and delicate ivory fabric, was put together in less than 24 hours.
It is said to be a perfect replica of Kate’s dress.”
Below, the McGrath dress.
Ms. McGrath displays her Royal Replica gown.
We’ll have more on this knockoff and others at our sister site, What Kate Wore, later today. (We already have a lengthy piece looking at other dresses copying both Kate and Pippa Middleton’s gowns, including one Nordstrom is offering.)
We leave you with today’s Pretty in Pink, personalized hard candy.
How darling would that be as a wedding favor? The candies are from etsy seller Yum Baked Goods, and they come in a variety of colors.We also like the company’s Tie the Knot rings.
Until next time, g’bye!