The Recessionista Newswire! Fashion Stories Spanning the Globe
|Pictured: Looks from Banana Republic’s Mad Men collection via the Daily Mail.|
As always, there’s a lot of interesting goings on in the world of lower-priced fashion lines, but there are a few stories and deals this week that fascinate me. Vintage styles are really making a big comeback.
That’s why Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant has designed a capsule collection for Banana Republic. Ms. Bryant gave the New York Times the low down on the collection. She says, “‘A lot of the pieces I brought to Simon [Kneen, Banana Republic’s creative director] and the design team were pieces from the show, some I designed, some vintage. A dress my grandmother made is an inspiration for a beautiful, beautiful dress.” Wish I knew which dress that was. The collection will be in stores on August 11, but Banana Facebook fans can order it earlier (Aug. 10) via Facebook. A nice perk for social media BR fans.
|Pictured: 60 years later, Kim Kardashian gets Liz Taylor’s Helen Rose look.|
For more vintage inspiration, check out how vintage expert blogger GlamAmor describes how Kim Kardashian channeled the look Helen Rose designed for Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Look at the pictures above, and see the resemblance for yourself.
|Pictured: Margherita Missoni wearing a Target for Missoni skirt ($40) and sweater ($45) photo via Vogue’‘s August issue.|
Now, let’s go from the past to the future, Target Addict reports that the August issue of Vogue has the Missoni for Target Look Book. The prints look beautiful, and there is even a bicycle ala the Liberty of London collection.
My final tip, if you’re looking for end of season summer fashions on clearance, check out the sales on MNG by Mango and I Heart Ronson at JC Penney plus French Connection (FCUK) at Sears. Many of the dresses are just $20.00 or less.