There are few idols from our youth with whom we’re still enamored. Most childhood stars dwindle once adulthood arrives, when our seasoned tastes and collected experience reveal chinks in the gilded armor of celebrity. But Miss Piggy is one for whom our regard has only grown as we’ve grown up.
Frankly, she’s a badass. The professional actress, spokes-pig, karate enthusiast and fashion plate holds her own amid a colorful cast of mostly male Muppets. She is outspoken, brash when circumstances call for it, genteel when the situation is otherwise. Her flair for fashion and her unapologetic femininity and ambition are characteristics that plant her firmly in the modern era, even though she has been in the public eye for four decades.
All this makes her the perfect star for kate spade new york’s latest “Miss Adventure.” We spoke with Miss Piggy about the new collection of accessories, for which she was the muse, her co-star, Zosia Mamet, and how she manages to do it all while including time for romantic entanglements.
First things first. How is your love life? Are you seeing anyone green?
Moi’s love life is fantastique! As for “anyone green,” I can’t imagine what you’re talking about. Oh, you mean, “him” … Well, we’re still friends and colleagues, but for now, I’m done with “A for Amphibians” and I’m working my way through the rest of the alphabet. To put it succinctly, I’m not just seeing anyone … I’m seeing everyone.
Gimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one) and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.
Gimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one), and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.Stylist Solange Franklin and fashion publicist by day/DJ by night Kitty Cash make for quite the darling street duo. Solange’s look is modern prep with a punk edge. I love the check pattern blocking on her skirt. The safety pin detail and corset-laced tights are subtly subversive, while a collared shirt and loafers feel prim and proper. Kitty is more casual cool in a pair of cuffed jeans, graphic tee, denim jacket and fresh white sneaks. Great coats with tonal patched fur tie these two together. Solange’s shawl collar is classic, and Kitty’s full-back coverage is fun and playful. Great job, ladies!
These are the people we can’t wait to see on the streets of the Big Apple. Their fashion know-how always astounds us.
Shine By Three blogger, Clinique brand ambassador, law student, stylist and Harper’s Bazaar contributor (to name a few pursuits), Margaret Zhang proves her worth as more than just a street-style starlet. Characterized by her gamine style, the Australian always delivers, whether it’s tailored pantsuits, innovative layers, oversized statement pieces or a standout coat.
The plot thickens. Remember how we told you about the Robert Clergerie x Man Repeller contest? Some lucky Instagrammer is going to Paris on their dime, and now we know who it might be.
For instance, it might be Jen Szeto, who ’grams dreamy scenes and cool-girl looks from San Fran as @windowofimagination. She’s among the four style-makers chosen by Leandra Medine and Clergerie Creative Director Roland Mouret from among the oh-so-many who attempted to hashtag their way across the ocean and into the star shoe brand’s design room. Because, yeah, in addition to just getting to the City of Light, the lucky winner gets a place at the table as Mouret and team work on upcoming styles.
Image via @windowofimagination on Instagram
Here are the other three contestants, and the notes on how you can get involved in the game from here:
Editors, bloggers, actors, models—the front row at Fashion Week always turns up a bevy of familiar faces. We found some of our favorites at a few of the season’s top shows.
T style director Kate Lanphear and brand consultant Michelle Harper at Thakoon
Fashion consultant Yasmin Sewell at Thakoon
Kyle Anderson of Marie Claire at Thakoon
It was a cold, windy Saturday in New York City. The snow finally stopped falling, but the drifts caused by plows made navigating the streets treacherous, especially for stiletto-wearing fashionistas!
I ventured away from Lincoln Center today for some of the uber-hip shows, like Band of Outsiders and Alexander Wang, and was rewarded with a veritable who’s who list of the industry’s elite. From Joanna Hillman to Leandra Medine, everyone braved the wind and snow for a glimpse at next year’s fashion.
Somehow, the crowds and traffic and hectic show schedule only make Fashion Week more fun. It’s so inspiring to be here, right in the middle of the craziness, and I wouldn’t change a thing! Well, maybe less snow, but we can’t have it all. 🙂
Mary O’Regan, Nordstrom Senior Features writer
Annie Georgia Greenberg