Every stylephile knows Intermix, but that won't stop the retailer from upping its game with its first ever ad campaign. "Our customer has evolved and so should we," said an Intermix rep. The artistic image immediately grabs my attention and the model looks youthfully stylish wearing a pair of destructed jeans and a leather jacket. "The images are grittier than one might expect from Intermix, incorporating black-and-white photography with watercolor graffiti, to bring the edge in," said CEO Khajak Keledjian. Intermix's ads hit mags in July. The company also plans on painting the campaign on street walls around NYC. Fun! What are your thoughts?
Liz Claiborne is intent to revive their menswear line, Claiborne. First they hired John Bartlett to take helm of design and today they're opening a West Village pop-up store.
Sophia Kokosalaki has been hired for a lead design role at Diesel Black Gold.
Contemporary stores, such as Intermix and Shopbop, are selling a lot of casual denim and tailored jersey pieces this summer.
In celebration of New York's new and improved bike lanes, Topshop is renting out bicycles this weekend.
Christian Siriano's success has skyrocketed since Project Runway, and so have his prices. Take for instance this Christian Siriano Silk Chiffon One Shoulder Dress ($2,950) — Siriano is now sold at Intermix, btw. I love the color combination and frothy silk layers, but the price is pretty hard to swallow. Do you think it's worth the big buckaroos?
We loved the game Lunatic Fringe hidden inside the iconic After Dark screensavers as kids so perhaps that explains our appreciation of the fringe trend that we explore in our fringe elements gallery. But if you are eager to get moving on the extreme fringe looks displayed at Jil Sander we have a few product suggestions for you now.
Kelly Ripa probably already has a wardrobe full of clothes to choose from for her show Live With Regis and Kelly. Well, she just got more access, thanks to Intermix. The Fab favorite retailer, which stocks pieces from coveted designers like Catherine Malandrino and Diane von Furstenberg, will soon outfit the stylish talk show host. Plus, the pieces chosen by Kelly and her stylist Faith Cromas will be featured on the show's daily blog, Fashion Finder. We have yet to see which items Kelly will wear — I've made a couple predictions below — but they will undoubtedly be fabulous.
New York, London, Milan and now Paris are showing a strong, perhaps even overwhelming trend towards sheer and lingerie looks for day wear; but just because spring deliveries aren't till February doesn't mean clever retailers haven't stocked a few looks for sale now.
Heidi Klum took a page out of Victoria Beckham's style guide, slipping into some baggy men's jeans for an afternoon of errands in NYC. Seal may be overseas at the moment, but Heidi still keeps her husband close to her at all times (plus a little bit of Leni with her blue hairclip). Casual Heidi is almost as familiar as seeing her all red carpet ready, but between that garment bag and Intermix loot, it looks like she has something more glamorous in case she needs a costume change along the way.
Scarlett Johansson acts, sings, and apparently designs as well. The triple threat has lent her creativity to this Torn by Ronny Kobo Tank ($65), which is sold exclusively at Intermix in honor of the third annual VH1 Rock Honors. I can never get enough of gray, but the small coral music clef on the front and the row of dots around the neck are a special treat. In case you ever forget who the tank is designed by, you can turn to the back where it says "Scarlett" with a heart at the center of the neck. Music to my ears!
We tried these puppies on yesterday and damn if we didn't near miss our appointment for the sake of waiting in the checkout line. Oh, Intermix, we will be back. Yes, Intermix looks like Lucky magazine exploded all over some harmless brick and mortar, but we have to give it to their buyers. Sometimes, the best things in life...are at Intermix. These Sergio Rossi Gladiator Elastic Strap Sandals are the perfect late summer-early fall stacked sandal. We nearly had to sit down and ask for a glass of water at the thought of them paired with a crisp, skinny pair of jeans. What we like about them is that the khaki and brown color combination, the somewhat conservative heel structure, and the usage of elastic make it all seem a bit Brooks Brothers but, you know, a gladiator is a gladiator and so it's a nice play between 'balthazaar frequenting chicster' and 'cape cod dwelling tennis player'. It's conservative and fashion forward, which is essentially what Sergio Rossi does best. Sigh, the fact that such things can be had for less than it costs to drink in New York for the weekend means that there is justice in the fashion world. Okay, we kid (but we do love the shoes).