Taylor Tomasi Hill Teams Up With Lane Crawford

In probably the best fashion editor success story since Anna Dello Russo, Taylor Tomasi Hill can now add designer to her ever-growing list of sartorial accomplishments. The Marie Claire style and accessories director turned street-style photography magnet turned model turned Moda Operandi artistic director has just launched a capsule collection with Hong Kong retailer Lane Crawford, and, as expected, it’s really, really cute. 

Five pieces from the capsule line have recently been revealed, and they feature three skirts, an abstract printed pant, and a cutout button-down (pictured). According to The Backseat Stylers, the range launched yesterday and is unfortunately only available in Hong Kong, so we’ll have to wait with baited breath for Tomasi Hill to collab with a stateside brand to get our paws on her design skills.

Exclusive: Taylor Tomasi Hill’s Top Picks for Band of Outsiders Resort 2013

From Elsa Schiaparelli’s iridescent opulence to Delfina Delettrez’s out-of-the-box baubles, Moda Operandi has showcased it all. That’s why it’s hard to believe that this is Band of Outsiders’ first-ever trunkshow on the luxury e-tailer’s site. In honor of the cult-favorite label’s exciting debut, we checked in with our friend, the ever-stylish Moda Operandi artistic director Taylor Tomasi Hill, to see what she’s eyeing from the Boy. by Band of Outsiders resort 2013 collection. Read on for the crème de la crème.

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1. Boy. by Band of Outsiders – Boxy Pea Jacket: "I’m always a sucker for stripes. I love the boxy construction of this blazer. It makes it so easy to wear!"
 
2. Boy. by Band of Outsiders – Punctuation Skirt: "I don’t usually consider myself an overtly feminine dresser, so I love the hint of masculinity in Boy. By Band of Outsiders clothing. This skirt is a classic A-line shape, without feeling too cutesy."
 
3. Boy. by Band of Outsiders – Cropped Jacket: "A white coat is a risk but the stiff and textured fabric on this one makes it all the more appealing." 
 
Photo of Tomasi Hill via Brigadeiro

When Editors Become Models: Taylor Tomasi Hill Makes Her Editorial Debut

Marie Claire style and accessories director Taylor Tomasi Hill is smart, gorgeous, and a bona fide street-style magnet. Her creative high-fashion meets high-street ensembles have become the snap candy of choice for just about every top photoblogger out there, welcoming her to an elite group of editors turned style stars like Anna Dello Russo, Kate Lanphear, Emmanuelle Alt, and Christine Centenera. Given her obvious star quality and fashion’s insatiable appetite for new blood, it was only a matter of time before a fashion rag gave Tomasi Hill her big modeling break. Enter The Block.

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For their fall issue, the biannual magazine asked the flame-coiffed style director to model select seasonal looks ranging from high-fashion Céline to avant-garde Comme des Garçons. Tomasi Hill’s days behind the scenes at Marie Claire fashion shoots have certainly paid off, because the girl’s model poses are surprisingly spot-on.

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Make room, bloggers. There’s a new sensation in town.

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See the complete shoot here.

In Favor of Taylor Tomasi Hill Moving to Barneys

After the recent unexpected departure of Barneys Fashion Director Julie Gilhart, many are left wondering who might be in line for such a highly coveted role. A prominent figure in most speculations, Taylor Tomasi Hill’s name has been thrown around as a potential candidate for the position (even though she has yet to issue a formal statement on the matter). Currently the style and accessories director for Marie Claire, Tomasi Hill has become a recognizable figure at fashion weeks around the world, and not just for her unmistakable red hair—her style is a blend of edgy and constructed with soft and feminine, typically topped with her signature cat-eye sunglasses.

The transition from director to buyer might not be simplest route, but based on Tomasi Hill’s fresh styling and inventive outfits, we’d be happy to see her working at Barneys.