In January, the fashion world got its first look at Jason Wu’s dual design personality with the introduction of MISS WU, the playful counterpart to his sophisticated main collection. For the second offering of MISS WU, Jason continues to expand his modern point of view on the ’60s with a fall line that is both pretty and polished. The New York-based designer tapped Argentine beauty Magda Laguinge to star as his mod muse for the MISS WU lookbook that was photographed by Simon Burstall in the heart of Chelsea. Join Jason and his creative team on set, for an intimate look at this Nordstrom-exclusive collection.
Sitting Pretty: MISS WU Check Jacquard Pencil Skirt (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Lucy Stripes: MISS WU ‘Zucca’ Stripe Cashmere Sweater & Crêpe de Chine Blouse (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Float from Day to Night: MISS WU Pocket Crêpe de Chine Blouse & Stripe Pleated Chiffon Skirt (Nordstrom Exclusive)
MISS WU fall/winter 2013 is packed with such wardrobe essentials as striped cashmere sweaters, boldly patterned jacquard dresses and pencil skirts—as well as more edgier items such as a slim-cut leather dress, a figure-defining faille-and-feather cocktail dress and a shearling moto jacket.
Stylist Lori Goldstein collaborated with Jason to create a quirky yet smart statement, which we’re sure women of all ages will want to embrace for the coming season.
Something About Magda: When it came to creating the beauty statement for the shoot, hairstylist Renato Campora went for a nod to 1960s cool. “I gave Magda a side part with some texture, then swept her hair into a very low ponytail,” he says. “This style is a little bit undone, with flexibility in the front to create softness around the face.”
Makeup artist Lisa Houghton went for a nude look on the face and eyes to highlight Magda’s radiant skin and kept the focus on the lips with a bold matte pink/fuschia color.
Hello, Beautiful!: MISS WU Dot Print Pleated Silk Dress & ‘Delicate Leaf’ Print Crêpe de Chine Blouse (Nordstrom Exclusive)
“[MISS WU] is something that girls are going to want to live in and go back to all the time, year after year,” says Jason.
Steady As She Goes: MISS WU Dot Print Crepe de Chine Blouse, Pleated Leather Skirt & ‘Polimero’ Textured Stripe Cashmere Cardigan (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Are you ready to fall forward with MISS WU? Be the first girl in your group to don this smartly cool collection and pre-order online. The highly anticipated second season of MISS WU by Jason Wu hits stores on July 10.
Photos by Craig Arend