Style Notes: Beyonce's Bod Inspires Building; Topshop to Rerelease Best Hits for Archive Collection
Style stories to cure your post-holiday weekend blues.
It's a well-documented fact that Beyonce's bodacious bod is inspiring (to say the least). But according to Australian architecture firm Elenberg Fraser, Bey's fantastic figure is good for more than just reminding you that no, you should not eat that second (OK, third) donut at the morning meeting. The firm was inspired by her curves in a scene from her "Ghost" music video — in which she dances while covered head to toe in elastic — to build its new Premiere Tower. The curvaceous design not only looks amazing, but also aids the "structural dispersion, frequency oscillation and wind requirements" of the new tower. [Elle]
Fashion's favorite maxim, "everything old is new again," is proving itself true once more. Topshop, which was founded in 1964, is rereleasing its biggest hits from the '70s, '80s and '90s for a 33-piece Archive Collection. Rather appropriately, Keith Richards' granddaughter, Ella Richards, is the new face of the throwback line, which hits stores and the web July 16. However, although the pieces are the original designs, the prices are not — ranging from $40 to $370 at current value. [Style.com]
The founder and face of Burt's Bees, Burt Shavitz, passed away Sunday in Maine from "respiratory complications"; he was 80. Shavitz was a beekeeper from North Carolina who began the eco-conscious brand with Roxanne Quimby in the late '80s to cater to the growing trend of beeswax beauty products. Though he sold the company in 2007 to Clorox Co., Shavitz's legacy (and bearded face) will live on through his iconic yellow packaging and all-natural balms. [WWD]
Walking Pinterest board Emily Schuman, who also is the founder of the uber-popular blog Cupcakes and Cashmere, celebrated the launch of her site's namesake label, which became available Monday on Nordstrom.com and ShopBop. The fall 2015 collection, manufactured under the BB Dakota brand, has had a relatively positive reaction among Schuman's millions of followers, whose only gripe appeared to be the lack of plus sizes. That doesn't seem to have stopped shoppers from snatching up certain pieces, including the "El Rey" romper, which is sold out on ShopBop. The current selection is just the first of three "delivery phases" during which Schuman will roll out the entire 60-piece collection. [Cupcakes and Cashmere]