Posts Tagged ‘opening ceremony’

Stylish T-Shirts Help Japan Relief Fund

As the fashionable capital of Tokyo begins its rebirth,  the best names in American fashion have designed with their hearts to aid in earthquake and tsunami relief.   Join the  Ralph Lauren, Opening Ceremony and Anna Sui rebuild the beauty that is Japan.

Made for Women and Men, the t-shirts are cost-effective ($20-$30) and a wonderful way to raise awareness of the recent nuclear crisis amongst teens and even ourselves.

Dean Landry for Anna Sui

Anna Sui tshirt japan reliefColorful pop artist Landry designed simple and fantastic tees (the male version is black).  100% of proceeds go to disaster relief.   $20; available at

Opening Ceremony For American Red Cross

Opening Ceremony Japan tshirt

A perfect oversize tee to wear many ways.  All proceeds go to the American Red Cross.  $30; available at Opening Ceremony stores and online.

Ralph Lauren For United Way Worldwide

Polo Ralph Lauren Japan Polo Womens

Back design features Japanese characters for HOPE

Never to be outdone, RL Japan Cotton Mesh Polos come in 3 colors each for Men and Women.  100% of proceeds go to the Central Community Chest of Japan (a division of United Way network).  $98 each; see all styles at Ralph Lauren.

Target GO International Dresses March 13!

Last night, New York City’s Ace Hotel lobby was the hippest place to be once again — this time for wonderful mass-market giant Target’s 5th Anniversary Relaunch of the GO International Designer Collective.  Since 2007, 34 of the world’s hottest names in fashion collaborated with Target to produce high-energy day and party dresses priced from $24.99 to $44.99.  The fashion-full event included happening editors from Fashion Indie and celeb friends  Chloe Sevigny and Liv Tyler, along with a performance from singer/songwriter Santigold.

Rogan for target leopard dress

Leopard print for summer. Rogan for Target dress, $39.99

The looks include designs from Anna Sui, Luella Bartley, Rogan and Proenza Schouler among many more.   The limited edition party dresses are fashioned more for the junior set, but gorgeous jade designs and more than a few florals are successful in keeping us happy.

Thakoon for target dresss

Maternity Option - Thakoon for Target floral dress, $39.99

Many Target stores open at 8am on Sunday — at under 50 bucks and rich in media attention,  GO International dresses are not expected to last!

Have Fun – Valentine’s Day Accessories And Fashion

This V-day, let cupid be your stylish best friend.  Celebrating romance and adoration for our children goes beyond high-priced diamonds and a handful of conversation hearts.  Think out of the box with towels designed by artists and casuals designed to make your heart sing.. great gifts for yourself, a best friend, even the teens you love!

Jump and Shout in chic Chuck Taylor sneakers kissed by Commes do Garcons.  The Play Converse Sneaker, $100 at Opening Ceremony.

Sterling Silver Hearts are the perfect way to spread fashionable affection, decorated with a charm of white quartz and pink rubelite.  Woven bamboo heart Classic Sterling Silver Chain Bracelet by John Hardy, exclusive to Bloomingdales.

Speaking Of Love .. Over and Over

Established in 2000, Art Production Fund was designed to help emerging artists market their work in unique and highly productive ways.  This calligraphy-inspired creation was designed by artist Tracey Emin. Oversized towel by Wow, $95 at Opening Ceremony.

Collaborative Designer Lines We Love

A-list fashion is no longer snobbish; in fact, it’s downright affordable.

In the past few seasons of fashion, we have witnessed some wildly popular young designers, once-untouchable fashion houses and our favorite celebrities make a platform-heeled stop down to earth. Designer collaborations is a niche that continues to grow, as companies take to heart consumers’ demand for luxury labels offered at recession-effective prices

Keep in mind, not all collaborative lines come cheap.  Parisian shoe designer Trend-heavy lines created for boutique Opening Ceremony are distinctly unique– and highly priced.  However, many collaborative collections of apparel, shoes and even accessories have flourished this year.. at price points usually well below $200.. giving you style options you want without breaking the piggy bank.

At the Top — Rob Pruitt x Opening Ceremony

Multimedia pop artist/designer Rob Pruitt’s playful entities are the perfect compliment to the offbeat, boheme-chic image of Opening Ceremony.  Here, a fashionable work the kids will love to see you wearing You Are Mickey Tee by Rob Pruitt x Opening Ceremony ($100) at

Alexa Chung For Madewell

Vintage-loving Chung (of MTV fame) is known for her soft-looking ensembles that scream of trends.  Her much talked-about collection for Madewell (the contemporary-styled cousin of J. Crew) features some beautiful staple pieces you’ll want.. really.  Silky crepe Iris Blouse in Carmine ($110) at

Footwear Spectacles —  Aldo For Christian Cota

New York Fashion week brought the glowing softness of newcomer Christian Cota Spring/Summer 2011 Collection to the catwalk, along with wearable-looking (yet ultra sexy!) bandage-strap wedges and stiletto looks that are guaranteed to be the next big thing at the mall.  The shoe collection (above) is being released to Aldo stores – date TBA.

Above: Christian Cota is the newest high-fashion face for ALDO shoes

Lela Rose for Payless

The showstopping work of this famed princes of ready-to-wear and bridal comes through in her collection of basics that offer Payless consumers necessary basic looks that are not short on pretty detail.  Must-haves in the Lela Rose for Payless Collection include the pointy-toe Isala Jewel Flat ($34.99).  Handbags?  The taupe-toned Selby Shopper Satchel ($44.99) is a slouchy microsuede satchel no mom-diva should be without.  Find all the goods at