Vogue and Three Top Bloggers Ring In the New Maje Shop

Top bloggers Lisa Dengler, Lainy Hedaya and Kat Tanita style Maje pieces to fete the new shop at the NYC flagship store.

Maje is one of those great contemporary brands that has an unfettered, universal appeal. Any woman or girl can excavate the Maje racks and walk away with a piece destined for longevity in any closet. When a hallmark brand of that nature opens up shop at Saks, we naturally have to toast its welcomed arrival. Vogue magazine joined us for the festivities, alongside three of our favorite stylists in the blogosphere – Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog, Lainy Hedaya of Haute Inhabit and Kat Tanita of With Love From Kat.

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A Look at the Maje Shop on 5th at the NYC Flagship Store

We picked the girls’ brains about their experiences with the brand and asked them to put their styling muscle to the test by putting together a fashion-forward look from the latest goods hanging on the Maje hangers in the new shop on the NYC flagship’s fifth floor. Take a peek at what our three honored guests whipped up for the occasion.

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Our Honored Guest Lainy Hedaya, Lisa Dengler and Kat Tanita 

SAKSPOV: What do you look to Maje for? What fashion needs does the brand fill in your wardrobe?

LISA DENGLER: I look to Maje for the pieces that I know I will love forever. Pieces that are a little different and have their own uniqueness, yet still stand the test of time. From my favorite jacket to my favorite boots, Maje knows exactly what I want right now, want next year and even want 10 years from now.

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Maje is one of those great contemporary brands that has an unfettered, universal appeal. Any woman or girl can excavate the Maje racks and walk away with a piece destined for longevity in any closet. When a hallmark brand of that nature opens up shop at Saks, we naturally have to toast its welcomed arrival. Vogue magazine joined us for the festivities, alongside three of our favorite stylists in the blogosphere – Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog, Lainy Hedaya of Haute Inhabit and Kat Tanita of With Love From Kat.

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A Look at the Maje Shop on 5th at the NYC Flagship Store

We picked the girls’ brains about their experiences with the brand and asked them to put their styling muscle to the test by putting together a fashion-forward look from the latest goods hanging on the Maje hangers in the new shop on the NYC flagship’s fifth floor. Take a peek at what our three honored guests whipped up for the occasion.

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Our Honored Guest Lainy Hedaya, Lisa Dengler and Kat Tanita 

SAKSPOV: What do you look to Maje for? What fashion needs does the brand fill in your wardrobe?

LISA DENGLER: I look to Maje for the pieces that I know I will love forever. Pieces that are a little different and have their own uniqueness, yet still stand the test of time. From my favorite jacket to my favorite boots, Maje knows exactly what I want right now, want next year and even want 10 years from now.

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Taking a Break for Fashion Gabbing and Cocktails

SAKSPOV: How did you approach styling Maje for this event? Are you going for a different way to style Maje from what you’ve done in your own blog?

LAINY HEDAYA: Maje is one of the very few advanced contemporary brands that you tailor into anyone’s style. My friends and family have different taste than I, but we all shop there. I don’t think I could ever go beyond my own style and feel comfortable with it. I styled it the way I would with anything else. I just choose the edgier and more modern pieces.

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Our Three Style Bloggers Stand Next to Their Maje Looks

SAKSPOV: When you think about Maje, what immediately comes to mind? What, in your eyes, are the quintessential traits of the modern Maje girl?

KAT TANITA: She’s a city girl who loves to travel. She’s looking for that effortless chicness, want to be comfortable, but still look put together and is willing to invest in quality staple pieces.

For details on getting your hands on these prime Maje looks for fall, email service@saks.com for more details.


Paul Andrew and Tanya Taylor Among 2014 CFDA/VFF Finalists

The prestigious fund will name the next big American designer on November 3rd.

This past week, at the Westfield World Trade Center, the future home of Conde Nast come November, The Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund (CFDA/VFF) announced its ten finalists for 2014. Over the past few years, The CFDA/VFF has proven itself to be a particularly sound barometer for spotting the leading American designers tomorrow. Past winners include Altuzarra, Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler.

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Zenadia Classic Suede Pumps

Shirin Calf Hair & Leather Ankle Boots    I    Suede Fringe Ankle Boots

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This past week, at the Westfield World Trade Center, the future home of Conde Nast come November, The Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund (CFDA/VFF) announced its ten finalists for 2014. Over the past few years, The CFDA/VFF has proven itself to be a particularly sound barometer for spotting the leading American designers tomorrow. Past winners include Altuzarra, Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler.

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Zenadia Classic Suede Pumps

Shirin Calf Hair & Leather Ankle Boots    I    Suede Fringe Ankle Boots

Among the nominees is the exceedingly talented shoe designer and British export Paul Andrew, who with 15 years of experience under his belt, having worked at Donna Karan, Alexander McQueen and Narciso Rodriguez, has already been landing on everyone’s must-watch list since launching his eponymous line in Spring 2013.

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Joining Andrew in the pool of finalists is Canadian womenswear designer Tanya Taylor, who has been winning fans left and right with her youthful and feminine designs since launching her brand in 2012.

In between now and November 3rd, when winners will be announced, the ten finalists must partake in a Maybelline-sponsored design challenge, followed by a staged runway show at West Hollywood’s famed hotel, Chateau Marmont. Check out the full list of finalists below.

CFDA/VFF 2014 FINALISTS
Paul Andrew, Paul Andrew
Tanya Taylor, Tanya Taylor
Wes Gordon, Wes Gordon
Brett Heyman, Edie Parker
Daniel Corrigan and Jake Sargent, Simon Miller
Eva Zuckerman, Eva Fehren
Gigi Burris, Gigi Burris Millinery
Matthew Orley, Alex Orley, and Samantha Florence, Orley
Natalie Levy and Grant Krajecki, Grey Ant
Ryan Roche, Ryan Roche

Let rag & bone give you a behind-the-scenes look at the CFDA/VFF


Absolutely Aerin

I grew up reading magazines.  From when I was a little girl I just loved fashion and inhaled the pages of Vogue as if they had every nutrient that was essential for my tiny being. One thing that always fascinated me was the social pages. The parties. The glamour. The gorgeous socialites — Aerin Lauder, Marina Rust, Renee Rockefeller. Aerin Lauder, specifically, has long been my personal style icon — with her tawny glow, gold flecked hair and exquisite collection of Oscar de la Renta gowns. So it was with great excitement that my first assignment many years ago as a Women’s Wear Daily reporter was to interview her.  She was as lovely, gracious and smart as I imagined she would be, talking about her…

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I grew up reading magazines.  From when I was a little girl I just loved fashion and inhaled the pages of Vogue as if they had every nutrient that was essential for my tiny being. One thing that always fascinated me was the social pages. The parties. The glamour. The gorgeous socialites — Aerin Lauder, Marina Rust, Renee Rockefeller.

Aerin Lauder, specifically, has long been my personal style icon — with her tawny glow, gold flecked hair and exquisite collection of Oscar de la Renta gowns. So it was with great excitement that my first assignment many years ago as a Women’s Wear Daily reporter was to interview her.  She was as lovely, gracious and smart as I imagined she would be, talking about her grandmother Estee’s namesake company opening its first boutique in Manhasset on Long Island. Of course, I asked her lots of business questions, but what I really wanted to know was personal — what are her beauty secrets?

Well, it took some years later, but I did get to interview Aerin again recently on behalf of Saks Fifth Avenue, where she launch her own eponymous beauty collection, dubbed Aerin.  The collection is simple and really beautiful. Centered on two palettes with eyes, cheek color and lip color, the collection is divided into “weekday” and “weekend” looks. As a mom of two boys, Aerin (outfitted in a chic black Lanvin skirt suit and Christian Louboutin pumps) talks about looking glamorous and effortless beauty tips, her favorite fashion designers and yes (!) even her favorite form of social media.

SaksPOV: You practically grew up in the beauty industry. What are some thing your learned from your iconic grandmother Estee Lauder?

Aerin Lauder: Estee always had a unique sense of beauty. She was known for wearing color. She always [had] coral or red lips. She taught me the importance of mistake-proof makeup.

SaksPOV: As a busy mom and beauty mogul, what advice can you offer our generation of multi-tasking women?

A.L.: Take time for you beauty and skincare. Buy products that work and are beautiful. This collection is about effortless beauty.

SaksPOV: It’s the day and age of social media. What is your favorite platform?

A.L.: I love Pinterest. It’s so visual and you can create boards for inspirations. It’s so fun to add and explore. I love Lauren Santo Domingo’s Pinterest. She does a fantastic job.

SaksPOV: We’re coming off of the New York collections. What shows did you go see?

A.L.:  [I saw] Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Thakoon, Oscar, Tory Burch. It’s the start of the fashion season!

SaksPOV: What’s on your shopping list for fall?

A.L.:  I Just bought yellow pointed toe Lanvin flats. [Otherwise looking for] some black leather pieces and a great piece of statement jewelry.

SaksPOV: Spill. What do you carry around in your cosmetic case every day?

A.L.: Foundation, the Aerin palette, lip gloss and lipstick. Lip gloss is so versatile!

 

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