The Fashion Week darlings may not be impressed to hear that four designers have new collections all at the same time. But in the interior design world, it's like the stars have aligned. In this case, a fashion designer, a television personality, a textile designer, and a prominent interior designer have all debuted furniture collections that you're going to be aching to get your hands on. Check out this slideshow to see who!
Rose Byrne attended a welcome dinner for the Sydney Theatre Company at Armani Ristorante in NYC, showing us how to incorporate our Summer wear into our Winter wardrobes. Her white dress looked seasonally appropriate worn with opaque black tights, suede peep toe heels and a black clutch, which created a perfectly contrasting ensemble. Messy hair and bright lips finished the look off flawlessly. Shop similar items now!
Vivienne Tam is starting a trend, and it goes beyond her amazing fashion designs. At last year's Fashion Week, Vivienne Tam unveiled a designer HP Mini 1000 that I instantly fell in love with, and at this weekend's Spring 2010 show, she did it again.
The newest designer netbook clutch comes in a feminine gold and butterfly finish, inspired by the Chinese story of the "Butterfly Lovers", which is a beautiful tale of freedom, romance and inspiration. Here's what she had to say about her new clutch and clothing collection:
"I’m excited to partner with HP again on a new design that truly embodies my inspiration for the new spring collection. When women around the globe carry HP’s digital clutch and wear my clothes, I want them to feel beautiful and confident."
As with other fashionable tech finds we've seen this week, there have been no pricing details released for Vivienne's netbook clutch, but we should expect to see it in stores next Spring.
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Fashion force Vivienne Tam is taking her modern Chinoiserie home — to your home. She's partnered with Rowe Furniture to create a new collection of custom upholstery furniture, including multiple sofa groupings and accent pieces. While designing furniture is a natural extension for many fashion designers, I think Tam's strength lies in textiles, so I'm excited to see a range of exclusive fabric designs used in the collection. "I want to bring beautifully designed prints, fabrics, colors and textures to create a truly unique line with subtle and sophisticated pieces inspired by my Chinese roots," she explains.
As for the furniture designs themselves, I'm most impressed with her Adler Sofa (shown here). There's a really harmonious balance between its sleek legs and plush cushions, blending formality and comfort. The way the rectangular shape of the legs is built into the sofa's arms themselves is very unique, but also derivative of Eastern styles. To see her chair designs and hear more details, read more
>> The first official look at how Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week is shaping up will come Friday, when the first edition of the Fashion Calendar ships, but until then, we've got a few hints.
“There will be a lot more shows than last year," according to The Calendar's Ruth Finley, which means Anna Wintour won't be pleased. Last season, Anna said that "a lot of people before were having shows that simply shouldn’t have been having them," adding: "It’s much better to see them in the showroom or more of a low-key presentation. It’s more realistic." It seems like a number of designers didn't heed her advice — Finley says that this upcoming season, "There are a lot of new people [showing] you have never heard of."
The Vivienne Tam Laptop Appears at Macy's Stores Want to get a nice up-and-close look at HP's Mini Vivienne Tam special-edition notebook? The red-hot digital clutch is being featured in Macy's Flower Show (which is worth checking out in and of itself) in New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia. Check out geeksugar for more info!
Want to get a nice up and close look at HP's Mini Vivienne Tam special-edition notebook? The red-hot digital clutch is being featured in Macy's Flower Show (which is worth checking out in and of itself) in New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia. You can find the notebook at Macy’s Herald Square in New York (2nd floor), Macy’s on State Street in Chicago (3rd floor), and Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco (3rd floor) or else opt for the guided tour of the displays at each location. Such a great way to welcome Spring!