Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Mannequin is the Muse for Barneys New York's Grand Opening Next Week

I am soo excited, not only do we have H&M announcing their grand opening in Scottsdale for November 5th, but Barney's New York is opening on October 15th at 12 PM and there are so many exciting things that go along with the opening and I have the scoop!

I still remember driving to Scottsdale just to see if it was true that Barneys New York was coming to Scottsdale. When I spotted the construction site and knew the legend was reality I started my countdown. Here are some shots of what to expect next week. I can't wait to walk into the store...It's so exciting after being in New York last month for New York Fashion Week and of course going into the Barneys for a catalog and to see all of the gorgeous clothes that are sold at this AMAZING store. I wonder if they will have a CO-OP department. We shall see, but until then, check out renderings and construction shots to get an idea of what it looks like.

The BIG deal for me is that Simon Doonan is going to be at the festivities so I will be able to get an autograph for my book:) But, the unexpected there is another wing to the Scottsdale Fashion Mall which includes a new store for Banana Republic. To make the evening even more exciting, there will be a fashion exhibit called, The Mannequin is our Muse where Scottsdale Fashion Square retailers, a group at Mesa Community College, local artists and even Simon Doonan (the creative director for Barneys New York) share their interpretation of style.

Here is a look at what the designers were thinking:

Simon Doonan: The creative director for Barneys New York took the household brillo pad to new heights with his creation.

Mesa Community College: Local students came up with the idea to design a collection of mannequins called "Urban Angels" to reflect the lives everyday people. Their instructor, Evonne Bowling took he

r students to a thrift shop and gave them money to buy their supplies. The series includes: A full-time mom/full-time student, a soldier, a doctor, and a rock star.

Sephora: The style muse for Sephora’s mannequin was celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D, from TLC's LA Ink. The manager of Sephora asked Kat personally for suggestions on how to design their mannequin for the event at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Sephora's mannequin actually resembles Kat Von D.


alexkeller said...

OMG! this is fantastic - i have to tell all my friends. we are soooooo going on a shopping trip!

Som said...

10/14/09: I am SO excited to go to the private party tonight! AND then to the v.i.p breakfast and the public ribbon cutting for Barney's tomorrow morning!


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