Style Notes: The Queen's Neon Streak; Rihanna's Puma Trainer Available in New Color
Monday's need-to-know style news.
The Queen Wears Lime Green Skirt Suit During Trooping the Colour [CNN]
Apparently, when you're the Queen of England, you don't have to worry about little things like color coordination. While Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton made sure to dress herself as well as Prince George and Princess Charlotte in matching cream hues at Saturday's Trooping the Colour celebration, Queen Elizabeth II — who turned 90 this past spring — went her own way in a blindingly bright lime green skirt suit and matching hat. She continued the neon streak on Monday, wearing a hot pink skirt suit at The Patron's Lunch to celebrate her birthday.
THE BRIGHTER THE BETTER: The Queen attends The Patron's Lunch to celebrate her 90th birthday. (Photo: Getty Images)
Rihanna's Fenty x Puma Trainers Available in New Color [Instagram]
Get ready, Fenty fans. The latest version of Rihanna's Fenty x Puma trainers are hitting the market Wednesday in a brand new color: Gray. The kicks — available at select retailers and Puma.com for $180 — are also offered in red, white and black. But those hoping to get their hands on a pair better act fast. Considering Riri's faux fur slides and creepers sold out in mere minutes, we have no doubt these will fly off virtual shelves, too.
Macy's to Offer In-Store Spa Services [Racked]
As part of its ongoing turnaround efforts, Macy's is testing out a new store model in Columbus, Ohio, which includes an in-store Bluemercury spa, store-in-store concept shops and enhanced styling services, including a dedicated wedding stylist. The Easton location is also the first Macy's to test out the Connect @Macys program, which allows customers to pick-up online purchases in-store. The store's makeover, which has been in the works since March, will be completed June 25.
Does the "Season" Aspect of Seasonal Collections Matter Anymore? [Business of Fashion]
As fashion becomes increasingly cyclical — with some brands churning out more than 5 collections per year, not including capsules or collabs — some designers have come to disregard the idea of "seasons" altogether and created "multi-climate fashions." Designers like Public School's Dao Yi-Chow and Maxwell Osbourne have even dropped season descriptors from their shows, using the title "Collection 1" to describe their most recent line. Additionally, the U.S. and Europe's seasons hold less weight as the market becomes increasingly global.
Jaime King Collaborates on Gender Neutral Kids Clothing Collection [Washington Post]
Actress Jaime King has collaborated with Singapore-based clothing line Gardner and the Gang on a collection of gender neutral kids clothing. The mom-of-two notes her own parenting experience as the reason she wanted to create the gender-fluid line. “It’s interesting how we’ve created these social norms that are incredibly stifling for our children,” she said. “Our children should be allowed to express themselves however they want.”