Style Notes: Kate Bosworth’s Topshop Festival Collaboration, Michael Kors Breaks Into Beauty
Five stylish stories to make your Tuesday take off.
It turns out that the laser-cut scalloped shorts and suede vest that Kate Bosworth wore to Coachella this past weekend were for promotional purposes (shocker) as her outfit is part of a new collaboration for a festival-themed collection with Topshop. Described by the brand as a "360 degree campaign that involves music, clothes, film, journeys and the attitude and energy of British festivals,” the collection will also feature partnerships with other festival faces and brands. "The design team and I thought a lot about the festival season, and, particularly with this collection, a lot of it was about the California girl," said Bosworth of test-driving the outfit onsite. "Obviously the perfect place to wear it was Coachella." The actress, who appeared in Topshop’s first Christmas campaign last year, clarified that she contributed overall creative input rather than specific designs to the project. [Vogue UK]
Michael Kors is the latest to branch beyond the clothing racks and into the beauty industry. Inspired by the beauty routines of his mother and grandmother (mom Joan lives in L.A. and is a frequent collaborator with her son), the designer will release three distinct collections -- Sporty, Sexy and Glam -- each with two lip lacquers, two glosses and two nail polishes. Additionally, each adjective will be complemented by its own Michael Kors fragrance of the same name. Kors’ beauty products are set to debut in August at international store locations and at Macy’s in the US, as the department store holds a yearlong exclusive to the line. The ad campaign was shot by Mario Testino and features Kors’ resident muse Karmen Pedaru showing off all three looks. [Elle UK]
While many designers shine within the walls of Henri Bendel, it’s artist Izak Zenou's whimsical fashion illustrations that comprise the accessory shop's branding and stick in shopper's minds. Now Zenou's watercolor-quality drawings of well-dressed women will be seen on a new line of accessories (beyond Bendel’s retail shopping bags, that is). Set to sell directly from the artist’s website, Zenou’s quintessential city girl can soon be spotted on totes, iPhone cases, wallets and makeup bags. [ELLE]
Following in the footsteps of Lucky magazine, Self is venturing into e-commerce territory. The Condé Nast title is partnering with Hukkster, a deals site that alerts users about shopping discounts from web retailers including Nordstrom and Barneys New York. The magazine’s online shopping guides now include a button for readers to request Hukkster bargain alerts for featured Self.com products, resulting in a “tiny” profit for the title. Fun fact: Hukkster is a pet project of the “Winklevii,” or Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, infamously known for their Facebook fray with Mark Zuckerberg. [WWD]
Sienna Miller admits that she just doesn’t have much time for fashion anymore, now that her focus has shifted from modeling to motherhood. But back when she was stomping runways and posing for photographers, she wasn’t necessarily focused on becoming a style muse. “To be honest, I didn't care that much,” Miller told French magazine Figaro Madame. “I was just at the right place at the right time. I love fashion but I'm not obsessed by it. I love work, my style, but I don't think only about that, even though some people want to believe the contrary. I don't wake up in the morning saying, ‘Hmm! What an icon I am!’ My life is very different; I've got a baby who leaves me only two hours of peace each night.” [Marie Claire UK]