Style Scoop: Phillip Lim Banks on Beijing, Scaring Christopher Kane, Shop Jason Wu’s First Sample Sale


Phillip Lim entered the “cool, easy, chic” Chinese market by opening his first store in China's bustling captial, Beijing. The flagship's launch marked Lim's sixth trip to China, and we can expect the New York-based designer to head back east soon; his next destination is none other than Shanghai. [WWD]

Award-winning fashion designer Christopher Kane is just like us. When it comes to what he fears most, it isn't a model falling on the runway or a shipment of rare textiles getting lost en route to his design studio. “I'm terrified of moths and spiders,” he told Vogue UK online. “I'm quite a nervous person. I'm always conscious of who is around me in the street or on public transport.” So we can imagine how uncomfortable he'd be on an NYC subway. [Vogue UK]

Tis the season to be jolly and rack up on designer finds at annual sample sales. This year, add a new conquest to your calendar: Jason Wu. the brand will hold its first-ever sample sale this December in New York City with ready-to-wear and accessories at can't-be-beat prices. [Racked]

It's a stretch to associate First Lady Michelle Obama with Harlem's Roaring Twenties, but when FLOTUS-endorsed designer Isabel Toledo is responsible for bringing the era back to life on Broadway, we can't help it. Toledo teamed up with her husband, artist Ruben Toledo, to outfit stars of After Midnight in Swarovski-embellished pieces that channel Cotton Club fame. [ELLE]

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas… a Casadei Christmas, that is. The Italian shoe brand launched a limited-edition, red velvet holiday shoe with butterfly appliqués that screams Mariah Carey. At $1,400 a pair, the price screams MC, too. [Fashion Gone Rogue]