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October 29, 2014

Whoa. Topshop x Beyoncé

It’s sort of like your wildest dream has finally come true—just not the part where you get to sit around eating chicken fingers and pound cake while snapping selfies with Blue Ivy on your lap.

The rest of it is real, though. Very real. This time next year you’ll be hitting the streets (if not the gym) in Beyoncé-designed street and activewear from our friends at Topshop.

But hey, wait, don’t call it a collaboration. Bey is partnering with the iconic high-street retailer for the launch of a new line, Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd. Read: this isn’t a one-off thing. Look forward to season upon season of crop tops, jogger pants and curve-hugging lines. The only downside is waiting for the fall 2015 drop of the first collection.

Guess we’ll have to bide our time by working out to our favorite B tunes—“Get Me Bodied” maybe?

 SHOP: Topshop
Image via Queen Bey’s Facebook page

Whether it’s Lady Gaga or Iris Apfel, some of our favorite icons have rocked Alexis Bittar. Now, in a unique collaboration, the provocative designer is featuring a special selection of limited-edition editorial pieces from his collections over the years. From a crystal mask designed for Gaga to a Deco-inspired bib necklace, these creations represent Bittar’s unpredictable take on jewelry, and his unique fusion of art, fashion and downtown club kid sensibilities. The Thread chatted with Bittar about his influences, artistic references and covetable pieces.

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“These pieces are true editorial and way more influenced by the runway. They’re really art,” he explains.

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M·A·C Senior Artist Gregory Arlt introduces the Brooke Shields Collection with an easy-to-follow tutorial using products from this down-to-earth new line.


The Brooke Shields for M∙A∙C Collection is perfect for creating a look that is simple, modern and beautiful. These easy-to-use shades can be used in endless ways. Below, you’ll find my interpretation and step-by-step instructions for creating an iconic look for yourself with these gorgeous shades.

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My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand, in scent, in design and in attitude. A fragrance that takes its lead from the iconic Burberry trench has to be outstanding in every way.” —Christopher Bailey, chief creative director & CEO, Burberry

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Capturing the essence of a London garden after the rain, My Burberry is more than just the newest fragrance from a beloved British icon; it’s the brand’s signature scent. For a launch this important, Burberry tapped Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne to star in a campaign shot by none other than Mario Testino.

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With Moschino’s top-secret runway show just a few days away, it’s no surprise that creative director Jeremy Scott—fashion’s most irreverent and buzzed-about designer—is already stirring things up. The big news? Hot off Thursday’s catwalk reveal, Moschino will release an exclusive capsule collection, guaranteed to be snapped up by celebrities and street style stars alike. Cooler yet, we’re one of the chosen few to make these instant icons available on September 21.

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Charlotte Tilbury & model.

The world-class makeup artist has created her own collection, including cult-status skincare and complete makeup looks to fit any style. Check out our new Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.

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The Thread spent a day out in the city with a handful of our friends from the t.b.d. Department’s buying team. We came with a camera, and they came with their favorite piece for fall and beyond—not to mention enough style to stop a train. Here’s how five fashion-savvy ladies create unique, personalized looks by incorporating different wardrobe essentials that are modern, mixable and full of classic cool.

Last (and anywhere but least) in our series, Jillian knocks put-together casual right out of the park. Her minimalist look has maximum appeal with an easy button-up, grand-slam accessories and neutral colors punctuated by a punchy plaid.

What I Do: I’m a national assistant buyer in t.b.d. for Collection. I love all the excitement that goes on behind the scenes when selecting the buy for future seasons. It is rewarding to see the product come to life on the floor and our website, but the cherry on top is when you see a customer wearing it.

Less is Luxe: August Hat Baseball Cap | Treasure&Bond Plaid Shirt | Treasure&Bond Legging Jean

My Style: I’d say it’s mostly laid-back and simple, but I love taking a risk and trying new trends as long as they feel relevant to my lifestyle. Regardless of what I’m wearing, I always remember confidence is key when it comes to style!

Loeffler Randall Clutch | Movado Watch | Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Pumps

My Essential: There isn’t a single thing I don’t like about a button-up, and if it’s plaid, then it’s that much better! This piece can be styled in endless ways and look chic, edgy, cool and effortless all at the same time. If I’m not dressing it down with jeans and heels, I’ll dress it up by tucking the front into a leather mini and throwing on some booties.

Love this look? See more pieces and ways to wear them in our t.b.d. Top 5 List, and find loads more laid-back, versatile items in our Classic Cool Essentials Shop.

Jeff Powell

Photos: Mona Lee | Styling: Stacey Cunningham

The Thread spent a day out in the city with a handful of our friends from the t.b.d. Department’s buying team. We came with a camera, and they came with their favorite piece for fall and beyond—not to mention enough style to stop a train. Here’s how five fashion-savvy ladies create unique, personalized looks by incorporating different wardrobe essentials that are modern, mixable and full of classic cool.

Madalyn proves that the perfect denim isn’t limited to a great pair of pants. Like your go-to blue jeans, a denim button-up plays well with anything. Seriously, we mean anything.

What I Do: I’m the Assistant Buy Planner for t.b.d premium denim. I love working in the buying office and being one of the first to see upcoming product and trends. A huge perk of my job is working alongside such stylish, fashionably dressed people; I’m inspired daily by the way my colleagues can pull an outfit together, and I love working in an office with the freedom to experiment with fashion.

Market Fresh: Treasure&Bond Denim Shirt | Ace Delivery Stripe Skirt | French Connection Tote

My Style: My personal style is always evolving; it’s eclectic and driven by the different styles that speak to me. I lean towards a mix of classic, casual, and a little quirky, which is reflective of my personality and lifestyle.

Treasure&Bond HenleyConverse Sneaker | Dogeared Pearl and Karma Necklaces

My Essential: I work in the denim buying office, so obviously I’m partial to anything denim! Just like a good pair of jeans, a denim shirt is also a versatile, wardrobe staple.

Love this look? See more ways to wear it in our t.b.d. Top 5 List, and find loads more laid-back, versatile items in our Classic Cool Essentials shop. Check back tomorrow for our final installment!

Jeff Powell

Photos: Mona Lee | Styling: Stacey Cunningham

The Thread spent a day out in the city with a handful of our friends from the t.b.d. department’s buying team. We came with a camera, and they came with their favorite pieces for fall and beyond—not to mention enough style to stop a train. Here’s how five fashion-savvy ladies create unique, personalized looks by incorporating different wardrobe essentials that are modern, mixable and full of classic cool.

Danielle brings a little tomboy-meets-girl to a look that’s casual but full of style thanks to classic aviators and a pair of sneaks. To that, she adds a fab fringed bag and a utilitarian jacket with a subtle camo print.

What I Do: I’m an assistant buyer for t.b.d. casual. We have to plan what we are buying at least six months in advance, and it’s a really cool feeling to walk into one of our stores or browse our website and see how all of the pieces look with each other. I really love seeing how everything comes together, when, for the most part, we bought them all separately. My awesome team doesn’t hurt either!

Urban Casual: Treasure&Bond Surplus Jacket | Ace Delivery Plaid Henley | Treasure&Bond Jeans

My Style: It’s feminine but not girly. I love colors and patterns and wearing clothes in ways that people won’t always expect. I’m all about mixing feminine styles with something a bit more borrowed from the boys, for a cool and unexpected juxtaposition. I’m always willing to try something new!

Ray-Ban Aviator SunglassesBucket Bags | Dogeared Pendant NecklaceConverse Sneaker

My Essential: It never ceases to amaze me how many things my military jacket goes with; it is completely seasonless. I can find ways to wear it, whatever the weather. And I could find a million and one ways to incorporate the other pieces from my look into other outfits. Every woman needs a good pair of dark skinny jeans; I will wear these with everything from my Chucks to sleek black pumps to riding boots—and anything in between. Plaid is huge for fall, and I will definitely be wearing this one tied around my waist with a white tee for a pulled together yet relaxed and causal look.

Love this look? See more pieces and ways to wear it in our t.b.d. Top 5 List, and find loads more laid-back, versatile items in our Classic Cool Essentials shop. Check back tomorrow for another installment!

Jeff Powell

Photos: Mona Lee | Styling: Stacey Cunningham

The Thread spent a day out in the city with a handful of our friends from the t.b.d. department’s buying team. We came with a camera, and they came with their favorite piece for fall and beyond—not to mention enough style to stop a train. Here’s how five fashion-savvy ladies create unique, personalized looks by incorporating different wardrobe essentials that are modern, mixable and full of classic cool.

Ribicca checks off the second item on the must-have list. With a few well-chosen accessories and a utilitarian-inspired skirt, she schools us on how to take a laid-back sweater a few steps fashion-forward.

What I Do: I’m currently an intern in the t.b.d department. During my internship this summer, I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people, and I get to work on cool projects that have enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of the department as well as the company.

Relaxed Confidence: Treasure&Bond Sweater | Porridge Ticking Stripe Skirt | Renee’s Accessories Scarf

My Style: I would describe my style as bold. I like to incorporate a lot of color and prints in my wardrobe; it’s my way of dealing with all the gray days we have in Seattle. I love expressing myself through the clothes I wear, and I share some of my favorite looks on my blog.

Baby-G Watch | Topshop Slip-On Sneakers | Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses

My Essential: A fun pullover is essential to the fall/winter wardrobe. It’s a versatile piece, so you could easily pair it with some leather pants or cute jeans and layer it to achieve different looks.

Love this look? See more pieces and ways to wear it in our t.b.d. Top 5 List, and find loads more laid-back, versatile items in our Classic Cool Essentials shop. Check back tomorrow for another installment!

Jeff Powell

Photos: Mona Lee | Styling: Stacey Cunningham