The Little Black Dress (LBD) is something that can be found in every woman's closet because it’s a timeless piece that always comes in handy at one point or another. Whether it’s at the office, or on the streets, the LBD definitely speaks volumes and is a crucial essential no matter what your style is. This summer however, we are switching out our LBD for the Little White Dress (LWD) and have come up with some fabulous options that are sure to make as much of a statement as your favorite LBD!
I definitely have to applaud Mark Badgely and James Mischka on a Flagship well done. The two now Rodeo-famous designers of the New York based label Badgley Mischka are holding an exclusive opening party for their new (and most fabulous!) store in March. But this isn't just a new store. It's their all-inclusive flagship, stylishly located on Rodeo Drive, in the same store that Julia Roberts was refused service in Pretty Woman!
The interior of the new store is femininely decorated with cream-colored walls, hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers, and French antique mirrors. As if the interior decorating didn't sell the couture and couture-esque looks on it's own, this new store has the never-ending space to display every collection of the glamorous world of Badgley Mischka, including the couture, bridal, and ready-to-wear lines, as well as the contemporary collection, Mark+James. The store also features Badgley Mischka-designed jewelry, watches, handbags, eyewear, fragrance, swimwear, and shoes.
The prices may be a little steep ($200 to over $5,000 for jewelry and couture looks, and ready-to-wear priced at $900 to $2,500), but it's Badgley Mischka, and they couldn't be happier. "We love the glamour and the history of Rodeo Drive and have been searching for the perfect space for quite some time," added Mischka. "When the opportunity [arose], we jumped at the chance."
As soon as Awards Season is over, Bridal Season begins, meaning that the already-devoted Bridal second floor will be filled even more with the glamorous wedding day looks that Badgely Mischka has yet to uncover completely. But as for now, I am very patiently awaiting the first sample sale.