For all the talk about the impending death of print, you wouldn’t know it from the overflowing coffee tables and bookshelves of the fashion set. Now make room for Bottega Veneta, the first monograph on the house known for superlative craftmanship and a discreet, logo-free take on luxury. A collaboration between Bottega Veneta Creative Director Tomas Maier and Art Director Sam Shahid, the book includes contributions from noted journalists (Matt Tyrnauer, Joan Juliet Buck, Ingrid Sishy, Kate Betts) and photos so luscious you can almost smell the leather.
French fashion blogger Garance Doré graced Dallas in November for a fête in her honor at NM NorthPark. Garance’s devoted readers came out in droves to meet the famous fashion illustrator, blogger and photographer. NM styling director Darlys Michaelis took the stage with her to talk (interspersed with contagious bursts of laughter) fashion, favorite trends, and styling tricks. Watch the entire conversation and fashion presentation styled by Garance below.
After the on-stage conversation Darlys, like any true fashion fan, asked Garance to autograph her Fendi handbag…
Yes, it’s a self-serving advertisement, but a lovable one. Karlie Kloss stars in the broadcast spot for #Holiday24, the collection from NM and Target, available December 1. That’s Saturday!
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We’re looking forward to a lovelorn, aristocratic wallow in Anna Karenina this holiday weekend. Emily Watson, who plays the Countess Lydia Ivanovna, took The Book’s Full Disclosure questionnaire, above and below.
You’re penning an autobiography. What’s the title? When did that happen?
Your idea of perfection? My children running through the long grass
The greatest lesson you ever learned from a child? Be consistent
What talent do you wish you had? Dancing
Greatest fear? Being eaten by wild animals.
If not your current occupation, what would you like to be? Writer
If you could be any one person for a day, who would it be? Helen Mirren
What puts you in a creative mood? A hangover!
What is your most treasured possession? My phone
What is something about you that nobody would guess? Soccer nut
Favorite indulgence? Chocolate anything
If you could rewrite your history, what one thing would you change? That I saw my mum more before she died
Which artist do you admire most? Rothko
What would you do with one extra hour in your day? Read
What is the first concert/musical performance you attended? London Philharmonic Orchestra
Your most annoying habit? Leaving stuff lying around
What single piece of art do you wish you’d created? Michaelangelo’s Pieta
How would you like to be remembered? With great happiness by my children
Secret junk food vice? Chocolate again
If you had to pick your theme song, what would it be? [left blank]
The campaign for the extraordinary #Holiday24 collaboration between Neiman Marcus and Target employed top talent from the fashion industry, including model Karlie Kloss and photographer Craig McDean. See them at work. The collection arrives December 1!
Thank you to all who voted to decide our Blogger On The CUSP! We have had barrels of fun with all of our finalists throughout this campaign. And we are thrilled with the winner of the popular vote: Emilee Anne! We’re presenting her gift card on Nov. 17, when she’ll be hosting festivities at our Downtown Dallas flagship, 2-4 pm. It’s a return to the mother ship for Emilee Anne Hefflefinger, a native of Dallas now living in New York. She attended Parsons School of Design, earning a bachelor’s in Fashion Design. She currently designs jewelry at Marc Jacobs and blogs after hours. She uses her blog to share inspiration, designs and favorite trends including current and vintage fashions. “I want to make an impact on the fashion industry and inspire people like the designers I admire have inspired me,” she says. We say she is the perfect embodiment of the CUSP slogan, Where Smart Meets Stylish. She’s just starting what will surely be a great career in fashion and media, and we’re proud to call her ours for the moment!
“Before I was able to attend a fashion design school, Neiman’s was my learning institution,” says Emilee. “Neiman Marcus introduced me to the designers I still admire today, like Marc Jacobs. Of course my mother and I love to shop, but what really made an impact on me was the opportunity to see the details and craftsmanship of designer garments in person throughout each season. This store, this home, fostered my love for fashion and made me the designer I am today. And for this reason, I am honored to be the Blogger on the Cusp!”
A partnership as extraordinary as Neiman Marcus + Target calls for some extra creative promotion, and the good people at ABC’s Revenge delivered just that. This Sunday during the mid-season finale, in lieu of commercials viewers will see a string of scenes featuring the #Holiday24 collection. Here’s a peek. Tune in Sunday night, 9/8c on ABC, for the rest, and join the Twitter chatter at #GiftofRevenge!
Confession: I go to James Bond films for the sole purpose of seeing Daniel Craig in a Tom Ford wardrobe, and Skyfall, the 23rd film in the series, will be no exception. Although one does get jaded by the multiple brand-fest that the films have become, the wardrobe truly is a treat for the sartorially aware. After all, you only see this much Tom Ford tailoring on a red carpet, in Tom Ford stores, or in NM stores. Skyfall comes to U.S. theaters this weekend. See if you can spot Tom Ford’s “Marko” polarized aviator sunglasses.
Whether you watch their reality television show or not, you are likely familiar with the Kardashians. The family’s fame, built on an entertaining mix of affluence, beauty and drama, has fans of all ages fascinated. And after seven seasons the cameras are still rolling, documenting their day-to-day lives, scandals and all. If you catch even a single episode, you know that the sole brother in the Kardashian clan, Rob, is often overshadowed by his older sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe. But this season Rob is stepping out with an independent business venture—socks. NMdaily caught up with the Kardashian bro, to talk siblings, style and his new men’s sock line Arthur George, which you’ll find exclusively at NM this month. For each pair sold, a second pair is donated to the Family Emergency Shelter Coalition.
NMdaily: Where did the idea to do a sock collection originate? Why socks?
Rob Kardashian: Socks have always been a signature part of my own personal style. I would get so excited when I found a really cool pair of socks, and I started wearing my pants a little shorter to show them off, because I thought cool looking socks should be seen. I had a hard time finding socks with the designs and personality, so I decided to create the type of socks my friends, family and I would wear.
NMdaily: Initially, did your family support your business idea?
Rob Kardashian: Yes! My family was extremely supportive, and was very excited that I found something I am passionate about and able to turn into a business. I graduated from USC with a business degree, so it’s exciting to marry the skills I learned in school with my creative ideas.
NMdaily: What’s special about your socks?
Rob Kardashian: The patterns and designs are very diverse, and they’re really colorful and fun to wear. There’s something that appeals to everyone regardless of age. In regards to the quality of the socks, they’re Egyptian cotton, made in Italy, so the quality is really nice and luxurious.
NMdaily: What is the significance of the label’s name?
Rob Kardashian: Arthur is my middle name and George is the middle name of my father Robert Kardashian. In my own way, I’m able to pay homage to my father with the name of my line.
NMdaily: Where do you find inspiration for your designs?
Rob Kardashian: I find inspiration everywhere! Wallpaper, artwork, patterns, clothing…I am really attracted to design so if I see something that speaks to me I make mental note of it.
NMdaily: Are these socks for day or night? What do you wear them with?
Rob Kardashian: They can be both…but for the most part they are evening socks that you can wear with a suit. They’re also perfect for the daytime businessman who has to dress up for work every day. Personally, I like to wear mine with shorts to really show them off!
NMdaily: What style is your personal favorite?
Rob Kardashian: I can’t pick one, but yesterday I wore the camouflage ones, and right now I’m wearing the horseshoe pattern!
NMdaily: Any famous feet wearing your socks?
Rob Kardashian: Right now, just my family! Lamar, Bruce, Khloe, my mom and Kylie seem to be the biggest fans so far!
NMdaily: Have your sisters’ entrepreneurship inspired you to create your business?
Rob Kardashian: Of course. My mom and my sisters are amazing entrepreneurs and I admire the brand they have created for themselves. Each of them have their own strengths when it comes to business, but they all share the same philosophy as I do, which is only put your name on quality products that you truly believe in and love.
NMdaily: Do you think you will just stick with socks, or are you interested in expanding into accessories or perhaps apparel in the future?
Rob Kardashian: Right now I am just focusing on perfecting the sock line before I venture into anything else, but I’m looking to expanding into apparel when the time is right! Eventually I’d love to open some men’s apparel boutiques with some really unique brands and items.
Arthur George is available now in Neiman Marcus stores, and will launch on NeimanMarcus.com on November 9.
Despite being the name behind an international cosmetic line, Bobbi Brown‘s mantra is more about inner beauty than covering up what’s on the outside. This focus on the make-up of your personality rather than looking perfect is what Brown’s newest book Pretty Powerful is all about. In her inspiring eighth tome she interviews dozens of real women, celebrities and athletes about what beauty means to them. The result—a manual that is filled with pretty and powerful images, tales and tutorials. NMdaily spoke with the cosmetic guru last week at NM Dallas-NorthPark when she stopped in to sign copies and greet hundreds of product loyalists.
NMdaily: When did you realize that beauty products could be about embracing your features and inner beauty?
Bobbi Brown: I realized years ago that I couldn’t compete with models, actresses or the near-perfect photos in the magazines. But I did put all I learned together to make myself feel and look better by using makeup that enhanced what I already had. Don’t compare yourself to images of youthful perfection – celebrate what you have instead.
NMdaily: You compiled a very diverse group of women for your new book. How did you decide whom to feature?
Bobbi Brown: All of the women in the book have inspired me in their own special way. They come from all different backgrounds, are uniquely beautiful and have motivating life stories that are truly empowering.