Happy almost-weekend to everyone.
We are all about Friday fun today, beginning with nice news for those of us fond of Milly.
The company’s first store has opened.
Located at Madison and 73rd, this is the first physical store for Michelle Smith and company. Eagle-eyed shoppers may have noted the presence of handbags in the photo above, a fairly new addition for the designer. We are partial to the Sailboat Tote and the Rope Tweed Milly bag.
The store also has the new Mini Milly collection, and a shoe collection launches next year. There is talk of adding other product lines as well, Women’s Wear Daily has the story:
““Maybe we’ll do home, stationary and candles, but those may be a year out,” he said.
The gentleman quoted is the designer’s husband and company CEO, Andy Oshrin. It’s no secret we do like Milly, the notion of an even broader merchandise mix is very appealing.
The anchor motif seen above reminded us of the cutest bloomers we have seen in along time:
These are from Rikshaw Design, a delightful firm specializing in hand-printed fabrics, started by the very talented Catherine Fitzsimmons in 2008. It’s obvious why we appreciate Ms. Fitzsimmon’s work, she previously worked for two companies we appreciate, she was a textile designer for Pottery Barn and also worked as a merchandiser for Ralph Lauren. Below, several of the Bib and Burp Sets.
The bedding is also darling.
The 100% cotton textiles and hand-quilting make the pieces special, there are also a variety of tunics and sundresses available for Mom.
It is always nice to see new entrepreneurial endeavors, we wish Ms. Fitzsimmons the best.
Those who follow the Hollywood scene know we are in the first week of the Cannes.
Angelina Jolie and Jack Black were on hand to promote Kung Fu Panda.
Last night the stars were out for the big bash hosted jointly by the IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project), Calvin Klein Collection and Calvin Klein Euphoria. Below, model Natalia Vodianova and Uma Thurman (who is serving as a judge this year), both wearing Calvin Klein Collection.
Earlier this week Diane Kruger also was spotted in Calvin Klein Collection for the Sleeping Beauty première.
We do enjoy looking at party frocks!
Finally, good news for brides-to-be wanting a
CopyKate gown similar to the Sarah Burton creation worn by Kate Middleton for her marriage to Prince William. Remember that dress being done by ABS/Allen B. Schwartz?
It will soon be at Lord and Taylor, as well as ABS copies of the dress worn by Ms. Middleton for her evening reception, and the now-infamous Pippa Middleton gown. Below, an image from the Lord & Taylor Wedding Shop website.
Racked.com has more:
“The dresses are scheduled to arrive in the department store’s Fifth Avenue flagship, Garden State stores, and on LordandTaylor.com in mid-July.
We did speak with L&T, they are taking pre-orders for the dresses now, the number to call is 212-391-3287. The prices for the gowns are as follows:
- the daytime gown will be $950;
- the evening reception dress will be $450;
- the bridemaid dress worn by Pippa Middleton will be $390
For a look at the version being done for Nordstrom, just click here. That dress won’t be available until September, it will run $698 USD.
With that, may everyone enjoy a restful weekend.