Desperate for insider style news? Check out our rundown of things you need to know from the world of fashion.
SJP and Manolo Pair Up
Carrie Bradshaw portrayer, Sarah Jessica Parker has announced she will launch a footwear collection. She has opted to work with Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus on the line called SJP. Of course, everyone knows that Carrie helped make Manolo Blahnik a household name and inspired women around the world to start piggy bank shoe funds! The shoes will be available exclusively at Nordstrom.
Hugo Boss Has Been Wu’d
Jason Wu, the designer beloved by First Lady Michelle Obama, will take the helm of Boss Womenswear as its artistic director. It looks like Hugo Boss is trying to revamp the line and hiring fresh blood is the first step. His feminine designs might be the just what the doctor ordered for the menswear heavy fashion house.
Isabel Marant and H&M
In the collaboration-saturated fashion industry, what’s one more pairing? H&M has added Isabel Marant to its list of designer lines. The French designer is adored among editors and fashion-types, but has yet to make it into the North American mainstream. This will allow Marant’s clothes to be financially accessible and garner a bigger following.
The weather may not be complying but I swear, it’s June. With only a couple more weeks until the official kick-off of summer it’s the best time to get your wardrobe in shape. Some helpful pointers: take inventory and figure out what needs replacing and what you’re missing and make sure you try all of your items on. Sometimes after a year, we reach for those short shorts and realize we can’t button them!
If you’re having trouble getting the list started, check out some summer must-haves that are currently available on The Peacock Parade.
1. Bermuda Shorts
The length of these on-trend shorts make them perfect for work. Casual Friday, perhaps?
2. Bright Skirt
Rather than wearing brights solely up top, opt for a bright skirt and keep the fashion party going all the way down your outfit.
3. White Blouse
A cute blouse is all the rage this season, especially in a crisp white. Pair with your bright skirt!
4. Summer Cocktail Dress
Weddings, showers, anniversaries or birthdays – there’s always a summer event to attend, so be prepared.
5. Everyday Dress
Now that you’ve got your party dress, make sure you have a comfortable dress for everyday (especially on those hot days when you want to go pants free!)
Stylish duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (of Dolce & Gabbana, of course) may find themselves behind bars…and not the kind that serves drinks. The Italian designers are accused of tax evasion. When they sold their labels in 2004, they allegedly “forgot” to declare $1.3 billion CAD in income. There have been multiple trials regarding their tax evasion but this particular one is being fought in criminal court. It has recently escalated with prosecutor Gaetano Ruta asking for the two designers to serve over two years in prison. Mamma mia!
They aren’t the only ones involved. Members of their staff, including CEO Alfonso Dolce (Domenico’s brother) and their accountant are all facing jail-time. Apparently Dolce and Gabbana sold their labels to another company which they just so happen to be in control of. If this is correct, it means there was some shady business going on.
It’s highly unlikely that the pair will actually be imprisoned but they will have to be brought to justice somehow. Maybe the Italian government can force them to wear socks and sandals for a year – that’ll teach them.
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