Disney Announces High-End “Alice in Wonderland” Fashion Line

Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” hits U.S. theatres March 5.

But about a month before that, a fashion line inspired by the movie will have already launched in stores.


Designer Sue Wong has partnered with Disney Consumer Products on the Spring 2010 collection, which debuts in February.

Ranging from $329 to $609, the Sue Wong for Walt Disney Signature collection will be available at Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom’s, Lord and Taylor and Macy’s.

Sue Wong’s web site will also carry the line.

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Leanne Marshall Honored in Alma Mater’s Exhibition

Most of us celebrated when Leanne Marshall won “Project Runway!”

Now her alma mater, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, is about to honor her with a celebration of her winning collection.

It’s all part of an annual exhibition they put on.

Marking the accomplishments of the past year, the exhibition includes more than 100 costumes and sketches selected from a variety of television genres.

Designers include Jo Katsaras for “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency,” Eric Daman for “Gossip Girl,” Luke Reichle for “Without a Trace,” Salvador Perez Jr. for “Castle,” and Randall Christensen, Steven Norman Lee, and Daniella Gschwendtner for “Dancing with the Stars.”

Other television programs include the likes of “Ghost Whisperer,” “The L Word,” “The Tudors,” and “John Adams.”

The show runs until Sunday, September 6th, 2009. Museum admission is free.

Lauren Conrad, Kim Kardashian to Appear on Next Cycle of ANTM

Cycle 13 of ANTM premieres September 9 from 8-10 p.m. on The CW.

And for the entire season, each week will feature a member of the fashion community serving on the panel of judges with Tyra Banks, Nigel Barker and J. Alexander.

You may recall from past blog posts that, for the first time ever, the show features a crop of fourteen girls with one thing in common: they are all 5’7″ and under, well below the industry standard.

The guest judges include:

LAUREN CONRAD is a television personality best known for “The Hills,” and debuts the LC Lauren Conrad fashion line this fall. Episode airs September 16.

KIM KARDASHIAN is a television personality who started her career as a fashion stylist. With her sisters, she opened a designer clothing store, DASH, in Los Angeles and Miami. She also has an online shoe company and will soon launch her own fragrance.

CHANEL IMAN one of the world’s most in-demand models, having walked in runway shows for Dolce & Gabana and Valentino. Episode airs September 9.

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Jimmy Choo at H&M This Fall!

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November 14 is THEEEE day!

That’s when Jimmy Choo will bring its international glamour and covetable shoes and bags to selected H&M stores.

200 stores across the world to be precise.

The new collection makes history — it is the first time that H&M is collaborating with an accessories brand.

Just because, Jimmy Choo will extend its design vision for this collection to women’s clothing to complement the accessories.

We’re told this collaboration will also include a men’s collection of shoes, bags and accessories.

What We’ll Be Wearing This Fall

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It’s summer!

But while we focus on sunblock, shorts and sandals, autumn fashion is on some people’s minds.

Take for instance the folks at H&M.

They’re giving us a special look at their autumn looks, with the design team having focused heavily on tailoring.

According to them, “they are looking back to traditional styles with refined cuts, details and finish.”

“Tailoring is back on the fashion scene. Classic staples are the obvious choice, but updated and re-modelled”, says H&M’s Head of Design Ann-Sofie Johansson.

This fall, look out for a color palette that features neutrals in black, grey, brown, blue, white and khaki. There’ll also be icy or pale pastels, neons, bright hot colours, jewel colours and gold.

Patterns and prints will feature stripes and prints, flowers, polka dots, wallpaper prints, cartoon motifs, art-inspired prints, jacquard, embroidery, appliqué details and patchwork patterns.

More looks below.

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SquareButt by The Second

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I never knew there were sooo many SpongeBob SquarePants adult fans.

But whenever the show is on, my Twitter blows up with tweets from SquareButt fanatics.

If you identify, this post is for you!

Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products and fashion design brand Nooka Inc. have partnered to create a line of limited-edition, high-end wristwatches inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants.

The watches will retail at $170 and $275.

In honor of the pop-culture icon’s 10th anniversary celebration this year, Nooka has created two limited-edition timepieces featuring graphics and colors inspired by SpongeBob and “Bikini Bottom,” with additional collaborations to be released throughout 2009 and 2010.

A little tidbit: The number of SpongeBob SquarePants adult viewers have increased by 121% since the premiere of the show in July 1999.