Here's your chance to score some amazingly chic vintage Chanel at Moda Operandi. Don't miss this vintage Chanel trunk show featuring highly coveted jewelry, handbags, and ready-to-wear goods. Runs through Dec. 16; ships in time for Christmas!
Leave it to Moda Operandi to compile the season's most luxe wish list. The offerings are presented in the retailer's glittering video, which stars a cast of characters dubbed The Mockwells — a family with serious holiday style and taste for luxury.
As the family frolics around a well-dressed table decked with Bronson Van Wyck's gilded dinnerwear, delicious macaroons, and even more delectable jewels, we're treated to a feast of luxuries, including the chicest dog collar (a new use for that House of Lavande necklace) that we've ever seen. With a collection so fabulous, picking favorites would be like singling out a member of The Mockwell clan. Fortunately, we're happy to play favorites with these decadent delights (above). Watch the video to see the season's most covetable wish list and find out how to shop our top finds below!
Exactly five months after losing CEO Áslaug Magnúsdóttir, Moda Operandi is also losing its creative director, Taylor Tomasi Hill.
She announced her departure in an email on Thursday, according to WWD, writing that, "after two years with [Moda Operandi], the time has come to move forward with the next chapter." She and Magnúsdóttir aren't the only Moda employees who have left the brand this year. Roopal Patel, who had been the site's fashion director, left in June to help Farfetch, the British ecommerce site, expand into the United States.
While there's no word yet on what Tomasi Hill will do next — her Instagram currently places her at a wedding on Sea Island — the sky's the limit for someone with her patent creative talent and the following she commands.
Perhaps she'll return to the world of magazines. She rose to prominence as a street style star while working as the style and accessories editor for Marie Claire. Meredith Melling Burke and Valerie Boster are both leaving Vogue to form a new venture, so there's room in the masthead there — but they could just as easily be bringing Tomasi Hill into the fold of their project.
Or, she could simply be following the Amanda Brooks playbook. Brooks, who'd been the vice president and fashion director at Barneys for just over a year when she decided to leave that job, packed up her life and moved with her family to a farm in England.
"It's the idea of having a career on your own terms, anywhere," Brooks said at the time.
No matter where she ends up, the industry will be watching — and we'll all undoubtedly be excited when she announces her next steps.
Hard as it is to believe, beauties Poppy Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, and Caroline Issa have loved and lost — those losses, however, were all of the fashion variety. In a new video series from Moda Operandi and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts titled "The One That Got Away," Poppy, Karlie, and Caroline join Leandra Medine, Anna Dello Russo, and Giovanna Battaglia to talk love at first sight and lament their biggest designer regrets. So, what clothing keeps this set up at night? For Poppy, it's a celestial Chanel Resort 2012 gown, for Leandra, a peplum dress made her decide between purchasing and paying rent. And for lucky Anna, "It doesn't happen to me. Never. I missed so many boyfriends but not outfits." Scroll through their romantic stories as you imagine your one that got away.
Kenzo's Spring 2014 collection must make people feel like dancing. To celebrate the trunk show of the French brand's entire collection on Moda Operandi — which starts today — Taylor Tomasi Hill and blogger Chiara Ferragni made a video in which they dance around wearing garments from the collection.
Speaking of garments, shopping the sale isn't the only way to get your hands on one of these covetable pieces. The ecommerce site is hosting a contest to win the look Ferragni wears throughout most of the video, a cotton top that says "No Fish, No Nothing."
Take a look at the video below.
Moda Operandi CEO Aslaug Magnúsdóttir is said to have left the ecommerce site she founded with Lauren Santo Domingo in 2011.
An unnamed source told Page Six that Magnúsdóttir left the company because of a rift with Santo Domingo, saying, "Lauren felt Aslaug wasn’t hip and cool enough." While neither of the founders has commented on Magnúsdóttir's departure, they spoke favorably of each other in a WSJ. Magazine story on the company that was published last month.
"I was immediately impressed with Lauren's great sense of style and felt that we had very complementary skill sets: mine being on the business side of fashion and hers on the creative side," Magnúsdóttir said.
A representative for the company had not responded to requests for comment at the time of this post.
Before helping to get Moda Operandi off the ground, Magnúsdóttir got her MBA from Harvard Business School, then founded the venture capital firm TSM Capital with former Bloomingdale's CEO Marvin Traub. She was also an executive at Gilt Groupe and has served on the boards of brands including Matthew Williamson and Rachel Roy.
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There are a number of reasons why the excitement from Monday night's Met Gala will carry over into the Summer, not least of which is Moda Operandi making the event's red carpet shoppable.
The retailer's Met Gala Spotlight Sale — which will allow shoppers to buy their very own versions of the gowns worn by Gisele Bündchen, Chanel Iman, Elettra Wiedemann, and other women on the red carpet — went live today. The sale features dresses from Balmain, Delpozo, Anthony Vaccarello, and Nina Ricci, among other designers, and will be open until May 14.
A look at which gowns you can purchase today, here in the gallery.
Is there a better time to throw a party than the weekend before the Met Gala? With models, designers, stylists, celebrities, and the like landing in New York City just before fashion's biggest party of the year, Moda Operandi, Net-a-Porter, and Dolce & Gabbana scheduled big celebrations.
Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet threw a party at the not-yet-opened restaurant Omar's in Greenwich Village that drew Karolína Kurková, Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing, Prabal Gurung, and Miranda Kerr, among others. Uptown, Giovanna Battaglia was busy hosting the opening of Dolce & Gabbana's Fifth Avenue boutique, which was attended by Constance Jablonski and Harley Viera Newton and featured a performance by singers Ellie Dehn and Matthew Polenzani.
Moda Operandi's party, which celebrated the launch of the retailer's punk-themed collection inspired by this year's Costume Institute exhibit, took the form of a late-night supper that saw a number of people who attended the evening's earlier parties, Gurung and Rousteing included. For a full look at all three fetes, click through the gallery.
In the lead up to this year's Met Gala — which will celebrate the PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibition opening tomorrow — Moda Operandi has curated an exclusive punk collection in honor of fashion's biggest night. With more than 100 pieces in the lineup, some designed just for Moda Operandi, and all crafted with a distinctly punk-infused edge, it's certainly a motley, if not inspired, mix of wares. From tartan plaid courtesy of Vivienne Westwood's sexy corset dresses to Nicholas Kirkwood mohawk peep-toe booties to a graffiti-covered Hermès Kelly bag (yes, you read that correctly), there's something subversive, albeit chic, to be found (and coveted) within. And if all else fails, your vintage Ramones tee and Converse are just as on-point for Monday's upcoming festivities which you can watch live on Vogue.com. Click on for our editors' favorite Moda Operandi Punk Shop pieces, then view the whole collection here.
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