Magic Tree

Inside Stella McCartney’s Fall 2011 show invitation came a ‘grow-at-home’ Magic Tree. I’ve been meaning to test it out since the packaging makes the product look so cool. So, last night, with the help of 1 teaspoon of water, magical fairy dust and a mixing bowl, I put the packaging to the test and grew my own tree. Check out the end result below…

Before:

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… 30 Minutes Later…

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… After… It worked!

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Rainbow City

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In case you didn’t get to check out the Rainbow City exhibit on the High Line in New York City earlier in the summer, here is some footage I took of the installation in early July. The ‘balloon land’ -which ran though July 5th- was constructed by the artists of Friends With You to celebrate the completion of section 2 of the High Line Park. The Candy Land/Super Mario Brothers-like alternate universe was even complete with a mushroom-shaped adult moon bounce! Check it out below…

On August 10th Banana Republic held a launch party at their Rockefeller Center store in honor of their newest capsule collection. Simon Kneen, Creative Director of Banana Republic, and famed Mad Men Costume Designer Janie Bryant, partnered up to offer customers the Mad Men look for Banana Republic prices. The collection, which officially launched online and in stores on August 11th, features apparel and accessories for both men and women. Whether you’re into dressing ’60s or not there are some great separates that any closet could use. Everyone should go in stores and online now to check out the line!

Below is a short piece with Simon Kneen discussing his vision for the collection as well as a few shots from the launch party… Enjoy!

Mad Men-inspired hair and makeup at the launch

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Favorite piece of the collection? This printed trench…

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Some full looks…

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Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo is not only the definition of chic but is an incredibly respected business woman. She is the perfect combination of elegance and brains that makes her a leader in the global retail industry. I was lucky enough to sit down with Linda this summer for a quick interview at her office, located atop the 5th Avenue clothing mecca, to discuss -among other things- the countless hats she wears come fashion week. The clip below shows her explaining the importance of fashion week in her line of business and how she uses the shows for inspiration in the store. She is so vital to Bergdorf’s success yet somehow manages to make her job sound so fun and effortless… The fashion world needs more women like my beloved Linda Fargo!