SURFERS ARE A PURIST bunch, having practically invented the term “old school.” So whenever a classic surfwear brand is reintroduced as the next wave in heritage hip, it’s met with great expectations, then skepticism that the integrity of the all-important board short will be diluted.
M. Nii’s Mainland Stripe Tee
That likely won’t happen with the re-emergence of M. Nii. The name of an Oahu mom-and-pop tailoring shop that initially sewed…Read More
Rather than looking like a classic action sports store, with an industrial design and clothes that scream logos and neon prints, the Quiksilver women’s store has a boutique feel, complete with a curated assortment of merchandise from outside vendors such as Will leather goods, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Julie Roffman beaded bracelets and Olukai sandals. And since it’s also a surf shop that’s beach adjacent, it also has everything you need to hit the waves — boards, leashes, wax and sunscreen.
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Yesterday, Maxwell stopped in at the press preview of the very exciting, brand new venture from Christiane Lemieux and Co. – the first ever, flagship DwellStudio brick and mortar shop. Take a peek and NYers, be warned, you’ll want to hop in the nearest taxi…
Christiane and Josh, proud parents of the new store
Maxwell particularly liked the artwork that rounds out the vision for…
When Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson asked Rachel Ashwell of Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture to design their daughter’s nursery a few months before Maxwell Drew arrived, the couple had a very clear vision in mind.
“Jessica is very pretty and feminine, but she didn’t want this to be over-the-top frilly,” Ashwell tells PEOPLE. “The words she used were ‘gypsy’ and ‘bohemian,’ so we brought in lavenders and mauves with a bit of pinkand aqua.”
On one wall, Ashwell hung…Read More
The famous Farrah Fawcett photo — the one taken by Bruce McBroom of the actress in a red bathing suit posed in front of a striped blanket that would go on to sell more than 12 million posters — is back in circulation — on an Urban Outfitters T-shirt.
In a deal put together by the Farrah Fawcett Foundationand Culver City-based branding agency Brand Sense Partners, the $24 men’s T-shirt is being sold at the retailer’s bricks-and-mortar stores and online,…Read More
Effort focuses on reforestation in Indonesia
AT THE MARKET – Shabby Chic is launching a new case goods line through its brand partner Miles Talbott, which specializes in upper middle priced lifestyle upholstery.
The company said that some proceeds from the sale of the case goods pieces also will benefit Trees4Trees, a nonprofit foundation that focuses on reforestation and related education initiatives in Indonesia.
This group primarily gives local farmers and landowners free seedlings for species used in furniture production, including teak,…Read More
The Mad Men effect is still reverberating in the watch world as character Don Draper’s Jaeger-LeCoultre is launched in limited-edition with the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce logo.
Chauvinism, cigarettes, Vic Damone – there’s no end to the revivals that Mad Men, the 1960s-set American television drama, has inspired. And, as series five airs on Sky Atlantic next week, there’s no better time to reflect on the show’s influence on the watch world.
The costume designers bestowed Don Draper, the creative director…Read More
DwellStudio will open its first flagship store in New York’s Soho neighborhood in early May 2012, the company announced.
The store will be located at 77 Wooster St. near design and fashion brands The Rug Company, Chanel and Tiffany, and will extend the design stretch of Wooster that houses Desiron, Dune, Cappanelli and Room & Board.
The DwellStudio flagship store will offer a stylish mix of items for the modern family home, all curated from the point of view of founder…Read More
A SECOND kind of March Madness is affecting Madison Avenue as marketers, agencies and media companies scramble to capitalize on the hoopla over the return of “Mad Men”.
Estée Lauder is going retro in a special issue of Newsweek. More Photos » (http://www NULL.nytimes NULL.com/slideshow/2012/03/18/business/media/0418ADCO_SLIDESHOW NULL.html)
To celebrate the return of “Mad Men,” Fab.com is having a vintage merchandise sale. More Photos » (http://www NULL.nytimes NULL.com/slideshow/2012/03/18/business/media/0418ADCO_SLIDESHOW NULL.html)
The fifth season of “Mad Men,” the drama series about advertising and America in the 1960s, is to begin on…Read More