Style Scoop: Zac Posen Doesn’t Believe in Banning Trends, Go Bare with Dita von Teese, Lord & Taylor’s Birdcage

By  July 22, 2014

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Don’t ask Zac Posen which trend he would get rid of. “Banning any trend is like… neutering culture,” the designer said during his Reddit AMA. Oh, and he used his 20s to engulf himself in all sorts of cultures. “Through my twenties, I fully engrossed myself in the glamour lifestyle, traveled the world, ate in some of the best restaurants, and had a quite fabulous life experiences—from being mentored and partners in my early twenties with Puff Daddy (who I’ve always call “Sean”) to dining with royalty to living the American West—planes, trains and automobiles.” [The Cut]

Today Dita von Teese’s signature lingerie collection is launching on Bare Necessities. To celebrate the full range-styles that are available up to 44 band and E cup, Bare Necessities wants to see your take on von Teese’s signature cat eye until July 27 using #DitaCatEye. Be sure to tag @barenecessitiesdotcom. The top 10 cat eyes will be chosen, and posted on the Bare Necessities Facebook page and Instagram. Von Teese will chose 2 winners who will receive her signature perfume, and 4 winners will be chosen to receive her signature press on nails. [Glam Inbox]

Lord & Taylor has two new concept shows for you to shop this fall: Birdcage and Brand Assembly. “We are looking to really inject newness and fashion relevance,” Liz Rodbell, the department store’s president. “We’re testing new concept in our flagship. It’s a great place to bring new exciting ideas.” Birdcage will house “a highly curated, eclectic assortment with over 1,00 styles” from vendors like Alex Woo jewelry, Tai jewelry, Marie Turnor handbags, Joya candles, and flowers from Flower Girl when it opens in October. When Brand Assembly opens in September, it will showcase up-and-coming advanced contemporary designers “with a rotating mix of approximately 20 creators,” like Sachin & Babi and Priory of Ten. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Instead of making a big production of out the fact that their July catalog features disabled models, Nordstorm simply released it without much ado. “We have a long history of incorporating diverse models into our catalogs and marketing,” the retailer’s spokesperson Tara Darrow said. “For us it’s really about wanting to ensure that we’re reflecting the diverse customers and communities we serve.” [Glamour]

News from the capitol! In preparation for the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the film has launched a fashion magazine from the capitol. Capitol Couture features a living portrait of Johanna Mason, the female victor from the 71st Hunger Games from District 7. The site reads, “Here we see Johanna in a n exquisite Alon Livne creation that ‘juxtaposes the flowing drapery of classic statuary while the super modern and sculptural iridescent white bodice references the branch motif of the Panem Seal.’  With plunging lines and slits as daring and divine as the warrior woman herself, every element of Johanna’s ensemble (including her Alexander Wang shoes and hand-carved marble bangles by Chen Chen and Kai Williams) exudes her fierce strength and enduring pride- a true darling of the Capitol.” Cute.  [Fashion Gone Rouge]