As if you needed another reason to hit the pool or beach this season, we're giving you one: One Kings Lane just launched a collection of limited-time-only designer beach towels guaranteed to get more head turns than the designer swimsuit you saved up for. The new series offers frame-worthy designs from fashion and home heavyweights like Celerie Kemble, Nanette Lepore, and Steven Alan, all for just $29. Plus, the proceeds from this exclusive collection will benefit each participating designer's charity of choice — winning you style and philanthropic points. While Tracy Reese is the first designer to kick off the series, we've landed you a sneak peek of the rest of the collections launching from now through August. Be sure to pin the towel you'll be waiting for, and pounce on them before they sell out!
Tracy Reese celebrated the quintessential NYC girl today at her packed Fall '13 show. Complete with an asphalt runway, the designer focused her attention on feline prints — she even had a real cat on the runway — splashed on a multitude of biker jackets, trousers, and dresses. Reese's ladylike side came through in lace-embellished dresses with flowy, full skirts, while mini sequined shifts provided the party girls with something to wear come nightfall. See the top 10 moments from her collection now.
Waking up from a night of partying just got a glamorous interpretation at Tracy Reese's Fall 2013 showing. From the smudged eye makeup by Mally Roncal to the sexy texture in the hair styled by Jeanie Syfu for Tresemmé, the walk of shame is looking pretty hot. Plus, the nail art is so simple you can do it yourself — on both hands!
The look: Textured hair with a deep side part, smudged smoky eyes, and bright turquoise nail art
The inspiration: A New York girl who spent the night out and is just coming home
Trends: Side bobby pin detail
Tracy Reese is known for her feminine, vintage-inspired designs, and over the years, she's created collections of flirty frocks and relaxed travelwear enough to make anyone swoon. Her shows evoke a spirit of easy, gorgeous glamour, and she never fails to send models down the runway looking natural, fresh, and ridiculously pretty. So in honor of NYFW, which officially starts this Wednesday, Feb. 6, click through to get inspired by the loveliest looks from Tracy Reese's runway shows.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel and Jaime Richards
Chances are, you remember Michelle Obama's inspiring speech at the Democratic National Convention, so you probably remember exactly what she was wearing, too. Flash forward three months — we've got some great news for you: her gorgeous bespoke Tracy Reese pink wallpaper combo dress ($398) is yours for the taking. That's right, the designer has re-created the sleeveless floral jacquard number for the masses (read: fashionistas and adoring fans alike), and with a price that won't necessarily break the bank, it's worth thinking about this dress as an investment in your work and cocktail-attire wardrobe. The snag here? If you love the FLOTUS' dress enough to buy it, you better act fast. We're guessing this won't last long on Tracy Reese's website. And for more Michelle Obama-inspired looks, just head on over to our comprehensive campaign-trail outfits roundup now.
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The latest installment of Anthropologie's Made in Kind designer collections hits stores today, and includes collections by New York hipster label Timo Weiland, tea-dress master Tracy Reese, Los Angeles indie boutique TenOverSix, and artist Sophie Duran.
"There's very much an understanding of each other's aesthetic," said Weiland of his namesake brand and Anthro at last week's New York City party celebrating the collections. "There's a nice juxtaposition between our uptown meets downtown girl, contemporary art obsessed and this youthful, very romantic bohemian attitude, and I think that's the crossover." Weiland and his design partner Alan Eckstein's collection, called "Vessel," features earthy printed blouses, ruffled skirts and my personal favorite, a laser-cut eyelet suede dress.
Reese's line includes six brightly colored party dresses, perfect for the impending party season. Like the Timo Weiland boys, Reese found it easy to fuse her own label's aesthetic with Anthropologie's. "It's sort of a natural match. I think that our customer has so much in common, it's like almost the same girl," she said. "I feel like the customer here, silhouette wise, loves a little fit and flare dress — so do I. We're girls! Not just girlie girls, but people who embrace color, are playful . . . not so sober and overly serious. I think that we share a certain spirit."
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What do you get when you mix a color scheme from David Hockney landscapes and hair inspired by Rihanna? A beauty look that is masculine, feminine, and out of the ordinary. Tracy Reese Spring 2013 is a mashup of elements that combine for an edgy effect.
The look: Androgynous hair, imperfect eyeliner, and triangular half-moon manicures.
The inspiration: Feminine yet tough girls like Rihanna.
Who would wear it: Ke$ha and her acolytes
An exercise in juxtapositions, Tracy Reese crafted a fresh crop of city-meets-safari wares, delivering both easy silhouettes and rich detail — the likes of which front-row attendees like Lauren Conrad will be snapping up next season. The hype that's been building for Reese's Spring '13 lineup, thanks to the first lady's appearance in one of the designer's sheaths at the DNC only days ago, culminated in a collection that might be summed up best as breezy, bright — and totally wearable. We were treated to Reese's studied contrasts in sporty and feminine and soft and structured, themes that manifested as vibrant little dresses with lots of movement one minute, then structured leather jackets the next. Per usual, Reese tackled her themes with an upbeat tilt — there's a cheer to her pieces from the vibrant prints and playful pants (finished in sequins) right down to the fringed sandals and satchels that accompanied each look.
- Trends: Colored leather, moto-style jackets and vests, fringe, jumpsuits, animal print, and drop-waists.
- Colors: Tangerine, cool blues and greens, metallic accents, all tempered with nudes, black, and white.
- Key Piece: The fluid pants with sequin detailing make our must-have list for Spring, as does the perforated nude-hued shift.
- Accessories: Clear oversize specs, fringed heels, metallic heels, and fringed satchels.
- Who Should Wear It: Kristen Bell, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Alba; we'd love to see Kristen Stewart ditch her jeans and Converse for some of these easy, feminine looks.
Fashion conundrum? No fear, we're here to answer all of your real-life style questions at Fab. That's right, from what to wear with metallic shoes to finding the perfect pair of Fall tights, we're helping to solve every one of your sartorial questions. Our first inquiry comes from Frances Kim — read all about her fashion dilemma below, then if you have your own question for us to answer, leave them in the comments section!
Dear FabSugar editors,
I’m attending an evening, semi-black-tie wedding next week and would love help styling this Tracy Reese frock. With its bright hue and intricate lace, I’m not sure how to accessorize it such that it still looks modern and sophisticated, and not too '50s retro or frou frou.
Would love your help — Frances
It's only natural that last week's news of the upcoming Target and Neiman Marcus CFDA designer collaboration would be followed by an all-out marketing blitz — and now, it's finally begun. First up: this just-released and pretty intriguing behind-the-scenes glimpse at the collaboration's starting point, which, logically, included lots of meetings in colorfully decorated studios and lots of fabric, print, and sketch reviews. The video shows all that, plus offers cameo appearances by nearly every one of the collaboration's key players, including — but not limited to — Diane von Furstenberg, Ken Downing, Eddie Borgo, Georgina Chapman, Robert Rodriguez, Tracy Reese, Stacey Bendet, and Prabal Gurung. See it all below, and keep those eyes peeled for any clues as to what the 50-piece Holiday collection might actually look like.