You’ve got designer jeans, a designer bag, designer shoes, designer sunglasses–a designer condo seems like the next logical step, right? Luckily this dream can become reality if you’ve got $82,000 to spend and would like to relocate to the Philippines. That’s where a Missoni-designed condominium tower is set to open in 2015. So far 25 percent of the units are sold, and while the lobby, pool, and gym will all sport the signature Missoni stripes, apparently you’ll have to pay extra if you want them in your own condo. A Versace-designed building in the same neighborhood is close to 80 percent sold, but if you’d like to save a few thousand bucks and stay stateside, maybe a prefabricated IKEA house is more your speed? [NY Times Magazine via The Cut]
Well, almost: Designer Missoni’s diffusion line for Target is just around the bend, and the first shots of the collection have begun eeking out. Here we have pieces from both the apparel and travel collections on display in Missoni’s signature colorful patterns. The collection will include around 400 items, including men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, luggage and housewares–with most items allegedly costing less than $40. Missoni’s line will only be available from September 13 to October 22, so start saving now! Keep reading »
Besides all the signature zigzag prints and tribal silhouettes, the real star of Missoni‘s Fall 2010 show was (for me anyway), the deep, dark eggplant-hued lips the models sported in what MAC makeup artist Lucia Peroni called “A little bit Scottish, a little Masai, a little punk.” Sounds good to me. I’m a little obsessed because I’ve always been drawn to lip shades in blackberries and deep plums–must be my junior high goth roots–but Lucia’s mix is ultra arresting and looks really unique. To get the look she used MAC Eye Pencil in Ebony, mixed Lipsticks in Cyber and Hang-Up and blended them into the lips with a brush, then applied Matte on top to get rid of any and all shine. How ’bout that! Black eye liner to get your darkest plum! Love it. Will I be wearing this look to work Monday? Not bloody likely, but I may do some experimenting this weekend. Keep reading »
Why use (and pay for) models with no real connection to your brand for ad campaigns when you’re the Missonis? When you come from a gorgeous, Italian fashion family, who better to show off the clothes and home textiles than the fam? Check out the brand-new spring/summer campaign—I’m obsessed. From co-founder Rosita Missoni and her husband, Ottavio, to their grandchildren, the whole clan gets together for a family portrait of sorts (by fancy-pants photog Juergen Teller) wearing their Missoni best, surrounded by their Missoni best. They really do all live the full-on lifestyle—love the couch, and could Ottavio be any more adorable? (That Mr. Rogers-esque Missoni sweater!) Check out more photos, after the jump …
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When the winter chills and winds come around, I’ll do just about anything to stay warm. Ear muffs, turtleneck, piles of scarves — I’ve tried it all. This winter, I have a new look to try which is actually a vintage throw-back. Missoni and Burberry pulled out an old trend for their fall 2009 runway show, in the form of the snood. What’s a snood you ask? Mix a scarf and hood, and there you go. It looks a bit silly upon first glance, but once you realize the warmth factor and protection from the cold, you’ll be a convert as well. Besides, it’s kind of a chic look, no?
Want to try the trend but aren’t ready to shell out designer prices? Head to H&M where they’re selling the snood in three different colors — cream, light green, and gray — for a very reasonable price of $5.95, or um, just make your own using an old scarf. [British Vogue] Keep reading »
Coca-Cola undergoes yet another makeover—this time, with primo designers for charity. In order to benefit young women affected by the earthquake in Italy’s Abruzzo region, Coca Cola Light asked eight female designers to come up with fashion-branded bottles for a money-raising auction taking place in Milan later in the month. The results, like Missoni‘s signature print, Blumarine’s rose petals, or Marni’s geometric designs, are a bit mesmerizing to look at. Other designers and fashion houses involved in the project include Donatella Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Etro, Fendi, and Moschino.
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For the man on a Missoni: Converse, the iconic old-school kicks, are about to get a major designer upgrade thanks to a collaboration with Missoni. The collection, “Premium Chuck Hi Missoni” for Spring 2010 takes the basic hi-top and slaps the classic zig-zag print on them to create two varieties—one with black laces and purple-grey material, the other with white laces and an earthier pink-brown combo. The news leaked when Tai Missoni spotted wearing a pre-released pair. Now, when will we get the ladies’ version, please? [HighSnobette, WWD]
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