It is safe to say that the Italian fashion label known for its notorious zig-zag print has had a rough past year. If you recall back to the weekend of January 4th, Vittorio Missoni—the marketing director of Missoni and son of the Missoni founder, Ottavio, vanished on a small plane. Vittorio and his wife were traveling off the coast of Venezuela and the aircraft disappeared. With a long, strategic search and no plan of giving up hope, there was never sight of the plane. Despite the horrific tragedy, the Missoni fashion show in Milan still took place and ended with a standing ovation but to an empty stage.
Recently, Joonbug had the opportunity to take part in Kmart’s new fashion Remix Challenge hosted by the uber-talented stylist and fashion guru George Kotsiopoulos. Known for his savvy expertise on E! Network’s Fashion Police and experience as a well-known celeb stylist—it was a very cool to receive style advice directly from George!
With the nicer temps finally here in Manhattan it's most definitely time to rock short-shorts, maxi-dresses, gladiator sandals, cross-body bags, and cool sunglasses. Being able to wear the latest trends and do so on a budget is most definitely a fashionista's best friend. Kmart has recently launched some pretty amazing looks for summer from Sofia Vergara, Bongo, Attention and Route 66. George was on-hand to style looks with the women of Manhattan and show us that it doesn't take a ton of money to look like a true super-style diva! Style has no price tag and Joonbug loves that notion!
It was that time of the year again. The time to place bets, sip on delicious mint juleps, and pray for the winner. All while rocking the most fabulous millinery creations this season has to offer. If it sounds a bit familiar, that's right, it was Kentucky Derby time this past weekend And people all around from Louisville to New York were celebrating in full effect. If you couldn't make it to Kentucky, New York City had an array of elegant affairs to make your day, including a parties at the new Tequila Park at the Hudson Hotel and Eleven Madison Park.
New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume exhibition this year was appropriately titled, PUNK: Chaos to Couture. The show examined punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early '70s through its continuing influence today. The show also included original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols. Various artists and designers put their best foot forward at the recent opening of the exhibition, decked out in their classiest punk-inspired attire. Here are some of our favorite looks from the night!
We all love to watch an original fashion film from time to time. Especially when the names Coco Chanel, Keira Knightley, and Lindsey Wixon are involved. A short film titled Once Upon a Time, directed by the ever-so-fabulous Karl Lagerfeld, was released yesterday, May 9th, starring Miss Keira Knightley as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The setting takes place at the flagship Chanel store in Deauville, France circa 1913. Lagerfeld produced this film to honor Chanel’s 100th anniversary
The Isabella Blow Foundation have recently organized a exhibit in London featuring Isabella Blow's iconic wardrobe pieces. The clothing will go on display at Somerset House in London set to debut sometime in November 2013 and extend through March. The show will be called Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! and will be showcasing over 100 pieces from her collection of fashion including her epic hats and infamous footwear. The museum will be curated by Alistair O'Neil and Shonagh Marshal and designed by the architectural firm Carmody Groark. Handling the installations and set design will be Shona Heath.
We have discussed the flooded success of H&M on Glam Damn It a few times so why stop now? After all, like we said H&M is on fire and are continuing down an overwhelmingly successful path. So how else can the Swedish label shock us besides gaining Beyonce as the face of the Spring Campaign and designing upcoming Olympic uniforms?
Beyonce may run the world but H&M is now ahead of the game in most recently signing a multi-million dollar contract with...dramatic drum roll please...GISELE. Yes..you read this correctly. Gisele Bundchen; the world's first billionaire supermodel will be joining the ranks with H&M.
Spring is in full swing in Manhattan and hot summer nights are right around the corner! Recently, Joonbug had the opportunity to chat with Elie Tahari, an iconic designer that truly knows how to flatter a woman. After meeting him in person at Bloomingdale's in Hackensack, NJ (right outside Manhattan) it's easy to see why his brand thrives year after year and why he's a master designer. The store was packed with women clamoring for his latest pieces of the season and for an opportunity for a personal styling session with Mr. Tahari. Dresses that could easily take you from day to night, bright pops of neon and sleek shift dresses ruled the collection! Although it was an ultra-busy event, Elie Tahari graciously set some time aside for Joonbug and here's what he had to share with the women of NYC.
Nail Art has become widely popular throughout the US. From the notorious black and white polka-dotted nails at Kate Spade to the neutral matte finish featured at the Narciso Rodriguez show; nails are making a huge statement in fashion throughout the runway. There’s no one more at the epicenter of this whole game than celebrity and fashion manicurist,Deborah Lippmann. Lippmann’s eponymous brand is a cut above the rest. Everything about the brand seems to be unique; the colors, the formula, and even the sparkle. Lippmann sat down to chat with Joonbug about her new Mermaids Summer Collection, her collaborations between other artists and herself, and what it takes to really build a successful beauty brand.
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James Franco has set out to once again prove that he's Hollywood’s “jack of all trades," this time lacing together film and fashion. Having already graced the pages of our favorite fashion magazines as one of the faces ofGucci, Franco has put on his producer hat. He and his production company, Rabbit Bandini, have produced a documentary about the famous fashion house and lifestyle brand. Amply tittled The Director, this documentary; which was directed by Christina Voros, follows and features Gucci’s current Creative Director Frida Giannini. It's an inside look at the reality of how a collection at Gucci comes together from conception to construction.