Last week’s launch of the Hickoree’s pop-up at Americana brand Shinola’s new Tribeca outpost celebrated two leaders in keeping U.S. manufacturers in business and getting their goods into consumer’s hands. Their collaboration takes it one step further with a limited-edition picnic basket that Hickoree’s stocked with Balsa wood airplanes and other toys, as well as candy and snacks such as Side Project beef jerky. Available at the Shinola store only through this Sunday, August 11th, 2013, you can also add a picnic blanket, napkins and treats from the in-house Smile cafe for a chic instant picnic!
Like other fans of all things glamorously fun, we’ve been awaiting Alber Elbaz’ collection for Lancome since hearing about the collaboration earlier this year. Now with its arrival this past weekend, welcome images of the chic packaging and the playful man himself have filled our browser.
Elbaz imagined a temporary collection that is pure fashion down to the thinnest detail. “The real theme running through the collection is eyes.” He explains, “and roundness forms… the bottles are so fabulously rounded that they were my inspiration. I wanted to create rounded shapes with a hint of humor.”
What better way to celebrate the fashion pairing than with an inspirational trip through the designs, patterns and references that make Lanvin and Elbaz tick? With the designer’s thinking on the limited-editions as a point of departure, we dove deep into his particular brand of style. From that unmistakable shade of pink to the flounces, flourishes and other fearless, poetic details that define a joyously unapologetic femininity, here’s a tribute to a true living legend.