Archive | July, 2012

Target, Neiman Marcus and 24 CFDA Designers Team Up For Epic Collaboration

11 Jul

The designer collaboration to end all designer collaborations is coming to a Target and a Neiman Marcus near you this holiday season. No stranger to collabs, Target has outdone itself with this one. They’ve teamed up with high-end department store Neiman Marcus to corrall not one, not two, but 24 CFDA designers to create items for the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection.

Everyone from Marc Jacobs to Marchesa to Rodarte will design 1-3 gift-y items each for the collection, which will be sold at Target and Neiman’s, both in stores and online, starting December 1. The collection will range in price from $7.99 to $499.99, with most items under $60, and will consist of everything from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to sporting goods, home decor, pet accessories and electronics accessories, according to WWD, and releases from Target and Nieman’s.

It’s a pretty groundbreaking project–we don’t remember this many designers ever participating in one collection before, and it’s also unusual for two big retailers to team up like this, even if they’re not really competitors. “This collaboration is unlike anything Target has done before,” Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Target said in a release. “Target and Neiman Marcus…[have] set the stage for a redefining moment in retail.”

Here’s how the partnership broke down:


Here’s how the partnership broke down: Neiman Marcus provided access to all the designers, while Target brought its mass production capabilities to the table. Of course, the CFDA was involved too, and to celebrate the collaboration and the CFDA’s 50th anniversary, Target and Neiman Marcus are donating a whopping $1 million to the organization. “I can think of no better finale to CFDA’s 50th Anniversary celebration than through this extraordinary designer collaboration,” CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg said in a Target release.

More imagery from this monster collab.



All 24 designers! (Photo: @ProenzaSchouler)

The full list!

Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Eddie Borgo, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Philip Crangi, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Robert Rodriguez, Rodarte, Skaist-Taylor, Thom Browne, Tracy Reese, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Tory Burch.

Will you line up?

10 Perfect Beach Bags and the Summer Beauty Essentials You Need to Stash In Them

6 Jul

Photo: Vogue by Horst P. Horst, 1939

The Fourth of July falls in the middle of the week this year, making it incredibly annoying for trying to sneak anywhere for a long weekend. So we recommend just taking the whole damn week off and going to the beach. To help you pack, we’ve gathered up 10 cute beach bags–many of which are on sale now–and 10 essential beauty products to take with you. Click through to find all the things you’ll need to look fresh and summery, and the perfect bags to carry it all in.

Fresh’s Tinted lip treatments with spf 15 are the gold standard. This summer, try their newest coral shade, then stick it in this very chic patterned bag from Club Monaco.

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Coral,$22.50, Sephora and Club Monaco Nina Beach Tote, $179.50, Club Monaco

This sunscreen gives you the highest possible sun protection and isn’t the slightest bit greasy. Pack it in this cheery yellow DVF tote.

L’Oreal Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50, $10.99, and DVF Petal Dance Printed Beach Tote, on sale $97, Bergdorf

This lush mascara is going to stay put on your lashes even after multiple dips in the pool. Fling it into this cheery, roomy Marc by Marc Jacobs tote, which is even big enough for a towel or two.

Maybelline Volum’Express The Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara, $6.99, Ulta and Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Medium TateTote, $198, Nordstrom

Don’t bake–fake! These self tanning pads for the body are multi-taskers: They exfoliate, have anti-aging ingredients and are a self-tanner all in one. Your friends are going to want your glowy smooth skin, so toss the box into this colorful Missoni tote to share.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads for Body, $45 for 8, Sephora and Missoni Home Striped Canvas Tote, $345, Net-a-Porter

Your hair takes a beating in the ocean and chlorine. Keep this bottle in your adorable tote (made from reclaimed sails) and rub it in wet or dry hair to keep ends healthy and to protect your strands from nasty UV ray damage.

Living Proof Restore Targeted Repair Cream, $28, Living Proof and Sea Bags for J. Crew medium tote, $165, J.Crew

Two no-nonsense brands that are classics. These blotting papers will make sure you stay glowy instead of shiny. And you can’t beat an LL Bean tote–it holds up to all abuse and will not rip. Ever.

Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49, and LL Bean Zip Top Boat & Tote, $27.95, LLBean

Nothing feels better than cleaning your face after a long day at the beach. Stash these gentle wipes in this adorable, amazingly-priced bag.

Ole Henriksen Truth To Go Cleansing Wipes, $15, and Merona Beach Tote, $19.99, Target

Make sure you stay fresh as an ocean breeze all day by spritzing on this sage-infused natural deodorant, then toss it in this straw tote from Madewell.

Burt’s Bees Herbal Deodorant, $8, Burt’s Bees and Bamboula Ltd. Beach Bag, $68, Madewell

Didn’t quite get those beachy waves you were looking for naturally? Give your locks some help with a spritz of this argan beach wave spray. Then throw this sassy printed tote from Kate Spade over your shoulder and you’re good to go.

Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist, $22, Josie Maran and Kate Spade Lounge Ladies Harmony Tote, on sale $103, Kate Spade