Duro Olowu is one of my favorite designers ever — the bright colors and patterns and flattering, feminine shapes are awesome, but sadly, they’re also deeply unaffordable. Enter JC Penney — now renamed JCP — who’ve announced a new collaborative collection with the Nigerian-British designer. And the best part? Apparently eccentric style icon Iris Apfel is involved, too. Olowu, who is a favorite of FLOTUS Michelle Obama, tapped Apfel and artist Bella Foster to design accessories and jewelry. “This collection is for anyone, from 18 to 80,” he said. “Everything has a flattering element, whether you mix prints or pull out one piece and keep it simple.” The collection is priced between $10 and $100, and includes an amazing pair of shoes for just $40, which you can check out after the jump! [Racked]
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After flaunting their awesome support of same-sex couples with a lesbian-oriented Mother’s Day ad, JC Penney is at it again, this time with an ad featuring a couple of real-life, honest-to-goodness gay dads. The ad features Todd Koch and Cooper Smith and their friggin’ adorable children, Claire and Mason. Right wing freak out in 3, 2, 1 …
UPDATE: The Frisky has received an email from JCPenney’s corporate communications department regarding this tee shirt. You can view the email after the jump.
“I’m too pretty to do homework, so my brother has to do it for me.”
That’s the writing on a T-shirt being sold in JCPenney‘s girls department and on the store’s website, where an insult-to-injury caption reads, “Who has time for homework when there’s a new Justin Bieber album out? She’ll love this tee that’s just as cute and sassy as she is.” The buyer who approved this offensive shirt for girl customers should be fired. The fact it even made it onto the racks is proof that the bimbo-ification of girl culture is alive and well. A parent could find plenty of ways to celebrate that her girl is pretty (if the parent believes this is really something important to emphasize) without imparting the idea that pretty girls can’t or shouldn’t be smart. I have three bright, funny nieces who are 7, 5 and 5 and I never want them to believe the message on this shirt is true. I wholeheartedly encourage Frisky readers to sign the petition against this demeaning T-shirt — and get your little daughters/sisters to sign it, too! [Change.org] Keep reading »
This digital printed T-shirt by MNG by Mango is phenomenal for three reasons: It features a laser-cut yoke and appliqué, which are sexy in a nude color; the print is pretty and dark at the same time, with ultra-realistic birds, snakes, and butterflies; it is reminiscent of the late Alexander McQueen. We can picture this Tee being worn with a black tuxedo blazer, leather shorts, a pair of crochet stockings, and chunky platforms for a night out. Or switch the bottoms for a pair of dark skinny jeans and gold ballets and you are set for the work day. All in all: a great statement piece to wear anytime!
With all these newfangled things like the internet, iPads, I-Dosing … we often wonder if it’s better to be a teenager now or if we would keep our adolescence in its original era. One thing to consider: the profusion of cute juniors lines. One of them we would consider shopping would be Charlotte Ronson‘s collection for JC Penney. Her fall lookbook is out, and we’re pretty keen on the sophisticated styling. It’s got a bit of a Brigitte Bardot vibe that’s more vibrant and punky. It definitely gives us some ideas for playing around with layers this coming season. Of course … we could just as well purchase some of the pieces for ourselves. We are grown-ups now and allowed to do what we want, right?
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Yesterday, the fashion world went into a tizzy when blogs reported that Marc Jacobs and his fiancé, Lorenzo Martone, got hitched in St. Barts during the holiday weekend. With a guest list that included BFF Rachel Zoe and a party hosted by Larry Gagosian, complete with a cake topped by a mini version of the couple, it would be the perfect secret wedding. But as soon as the rumors began, they were dashed by a representative for Marc. In the short span of time that congratulations hit Twitter and Facebook, one trickster decided to have a bit of fun with the news and set up a fake registry for the designer at the extremely fashionable store of JCPenney. In case you’re interested in buying a gift for the happy (as of yet unmarried) couple, you can pick from a variety of specially picked items, including an Oreck® Tower Air Purifier, Portable Massage Table, and a Lexington Swivel Mirror for the bathroom. Just remember that Cintra Wilson made it well-known that J.C.Penney is anything but the ideal shopping location for a true fashion insider. Eye-roll. [WWD] Keep reading »