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Narcisco Rodriguez for Kohls Designation Collection Launch

The Narciso Rodriguez for DesignNation at Kohls premiered its latest designer collaboration this month with an event at the IAC building attended by Katie Holmes, Emma Roberts and Julianna Margulies.   The room was complete with massive digital projections of the collection shown on the walls to give guests a little sneak peek before this limited-edition collection hits Kohl’s stores at 7am on  November 7th.   The Istanbul line features outerwear as well as chic looks for the office and for going out on the town.

 

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Margiela With H&M Launch Party

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency

The highly anticipated launch of the Maison Martin Margiela with H & M  made its debut last week with a bash at a historic but dilapidated cast iron building with a nine story atrium in FiDi. Star clout was robust as Sarah Jessicca Parker, Kanye West, Chace Crawford and Julianne Moore were in attendance along with several fashion designers. The line was extensive for those who sought to buy the Belgian designer’s recreated pieces before they hit stores November 15th. Prices for the collaboration will be less than $400.00.

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency

 

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Rent the Runway Celebrates Our Runway

Rent the Runway, the online savior for dress and accessory rentals,  unveiled last week at a bash their new social platform, Our Runway, allowing its customers to rent looks based on real life women, with similar body types instead of the traditioanlly thin model-size.

Now, customers can use the Find Women Like Me tool simply by entering their measurements and view looks in comparable shapes and sizes available for rent. In addition, customers can use the Our Runway platform to share and ask questions regarding the fit or style of a dress.  The Find Women Like Me  filters categories such as designer brand, price, color and style.

 

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Loft Spring 2013

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Target Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Style

Naomi Watts
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This month Target celebrated its golden year by hosting an exclusive event to say thank you to its friends and partners throughout the decades.  The celebration held in Chelsea at Center 548 included notable celebs such as Naomi Watts, Tony Bennett, Shaun White, and Soleil Moon Frye.  Guests bopped to tracks spun by Life of the Party DJs Harley Viera-Newton and Brendan Fallis. To close out the evening, in true Target fashion, guests were surprised with a special a cappella performance by Alicia Keys.

 

Soleil Moon Frye
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Tonya Bennett and Josh Groban
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Speaking of Partners, Target and Neiman Marcus announced to press earlier this year their innovative partnership that would bring together 24 of the most talented designers in America including Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Oscar de la Renta,  and Tracy Reese to create a limited-edition holiday collection.  The holiday collection will be presented at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores as well as online at Target.com and NeimanMarcus.com beginning December 1st.  The limited edition collection will include a mixture of more than 50 gift- giving items varying in price from $7.99- $499.99.  To celebrate the partnership, Target and Neiman Marcus are donating $1M to the CFDA, (Council of Fashion Designers of America), to continue their commitment in to cultivating design talent.  All 24 designers are members of the CFDA.  

 

 

 

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New Luxury Mall Opens in Kazakhstan

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Many luxury retailers are thinking globally by expanding into new markets, new destinations, and of course, new fashion hotspots.  This fall luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, and Saks Fifth Avenue will open in Almatay,Kazakstan at the Esentai Mall.  An opening party was held on October 19th to honor the occasion.

The event featured  a champagne  and cocktail reception with live performances on the red carpet, and a fashion show.  Guests included supermodel Eva Herzigova and Teresa Maxova.  The Esentai Mall is part of Capital Partners’ wider Esentai Park development in Almaty that will also comprise of offices, a luxury hotel,(The Ritz Carlton perhaps?) and residential towers.  Kazakhstan, is known as the financial center of Central Asia, and has become one of the fastest emerging markets in leisure and business.

Supermodel Eva Herzigova and Teresa Maxova
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Photo Credit: Getty Images