Europe has been sending its retail best to us lately; COS came to us via Paris just last week, and now British retailer Whistles arrives stateside. Having set up shop-in-shop at Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street, pieces from the Limited Edition collection shown on the London runway will be available to New Yorkers, right at home.
In celebration, Whistles brought in blogger Garance Doré to shoot her best fashion friends bouncing around and whistling, (adorably) in their Whistles picks. Yasmin Sewell, Elle Strauss, Jeanann Williams, Vashtie Kola, Rebecca Dayan, and Cecile Togni star in the mini film titled #bellesandwhistles, styled by La Marque’s Meredith Melling and Valerie Boster. Watch #bellesandwhistles and then jump on the subway — this is a friend whose visit you won’t want to miss.
While film critics rave over Black Swan’s cinematic quality, fashion lovers are swooning over the stunning wardrobe created by Rodarte’s designer sisters, Laura and Kate Mulleavy. They also happen to be good friends with the star of the film, Natalie Portman. Rodarte’s darker “Frankenstein”-inspired designs were exactly what the film needed. Natalie introduced the sisters to director Darren Aronofsky, who subsequently asked them to do costume design for the film—and the rest is cinematic history. Kate and Laura designed about 40 costumes for the thriller, including all the knitwear pieces and leotards. Could the Mulleavys be contenders for an Oscar for costume design?
Possibly. While we’re waiting for that, rock another round of wearable versions of Black Swan.
Kate Spade Karlisle Ballet Shoe, $320.
Alice + Olivia Feather Shoulder Dress, $484.
Whistles Evangeline Feather Dress, $603.40.
Charles by Charles David Vale Platform Pump in Nude, $145.