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Graphic Print & Pinafore Dresses | Fashion Sneakers | Statement Sunglasses

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Cutout Shift Dress | Adidas Superstar Sneaker | Wildfox Sunglasses

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Street Report: Ella at Kensington Gardens

I can always count on Ella Catliff for a modern, retro look. I’m getting a “Pink Lady” vibe with today’s outfit, and I’m loving it! Pink is the color of the season, and Ella’s monogrammed varsity jacket is the best ever. Metallic details bring in some modernity, as do her round sunnies. Merci, La Petite Anglaise!

xo,
Crystal

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Metallic Pumps | Bomber Jackets | Round Sunglasses

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kate spade new york pump | Cecico Bomber Jacket | Wildfox Sunglasses

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Street Report: Eleanor Outside Issey Miyake

Eleanor was looking chic and sheer at the Tuileries garden today! I love the unexpected cuts and textures of her striped oxford dress, and those accessories are on point as well. Plastic-detail heels are wildly popular this season, as is the cat’s-eye frame, and you can’t go wrong with a minimalist satchel.

xo,
Crystal

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Shirtdresses | White & Grey Cat’s-Eye Sunglasses | Structured Satchels

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Equipment ‘Lucida’ Silk Shirtdress  | Wildfox ‘La Femme’ Sunglasses | 3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Pashli’ Satchel

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Set Sail with Wildfox

Anyone else counting down to the weekend? Wildfox, the Los Angeles-based knitwear brand, has just the style you need for your next great escape. Grab your getaway bag and hit the high seas with a few bikinis and flirty tees (that also happen to be Nordstrom exclusives).

Summer Adventures: Wildfox ‘London Heart’ Sweatshirt (Nordstrom Exclusive)

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Bon Voyage: Wildfox ‘Putting on the Glitz’ Tee (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Smooth Sailing: Wildfox ‘NYC 4 Lovers’ V-Neck Tee (Nordstrom Exclusive)

SPF Hot: Wildfox ‘Glamour Puss’ Tee (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Making Waves: Wildfox ‘Manhattan’ V-Neck Tee (Nordstrom Exclusive)

This exclusive cotton tee collection was inspired by Wildfox designer Kimberley Gordon’s love for the Big Apple.

“New York has everything; there is always something incredible to do. The weather can change from moment to moment and the sunny, summer party can suddenly become a dance party in the rain,” she says. “Everything is alive, like the city itself has a pulse. Taking off to the Hamptons on a whim, driving across the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise, hailing a cab on a busy street—you’re in it and so alive.”

Get to know Wildfox’s Kimberley Gordon in our Behind the Seams interview.

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Behind the Seams: Wildfox’s Kimberley Gordon

For Wildfox‘s latest lookbook, Kimberley Gordon transformed Dutch model Valerie Van Der Graaf into a modern-day pinup girl, reviving nostalgia for classic Americana. We phoned the Los Angeles-based designer to chat about this very playful spring/summer ’13 collection, and she in turn created a few sketches (exclusive to The Thread) that reveal her creative process.

A Woman of Many Talents: Gordon wears many hats—designer, photographer and graphic artist—and is also a noted fashion illustrator.

A self-described pop-culture junkie, the British-born beauty is the creative force behind the vintage-inspired knitwear brand Wildfox. Since launching in 2007, the brand’s girl-power-promoting tee shirt designs have become a Hollywood standard for cool. Celebrity fans include Beyoncé, Katie Perry, Jennifer Lopez and Taylor Swift, which should give you an idea of what the Wildfox girl represents—it’s empowerment.

Wildly Foxy: The Wildfox girl is “unattainable and beautiful” just like a quintessential pinup girl.

This season Gordon was seduced by the allure and innocence of this pop icon that is reinvented every decade.

“The whole era of 1950s rockabilly is so interesting to me, and it’s very American. I love Grease, oldies and I collect all the cheesecake pinup books by Olivia De Berardinis. It just kind of made sense to do a pinup girl collection that captured an Americana feeling and remembered a wartime sex symbol,” she says on how the line was conceptualized.

Gordon certainly is a master in the art of visual storytelling. And although she’s not a formally trained designer, taking on the role was a natural manifestation of her many creative talents.

“I never really set out to be a designer. I moved to LA because of my love for movies,” she explains. “My background is in film and cinematography. As I was carving out my career here, I realized that design encompasses all of the things that I’m passionate about, such as film, photography, casting, beauty and styling. I’ve always done illustration and graphic design, so it all just fell together—that’s why you see a lot of storytelling in the collections.”

Cherry Bomb: Wildfox ‘Joan’ Cherry Print Top

From childhood, she has been obsessed with American pop culture. Teen idols like Britney Spears, Mandy Moore and the Backstreet Boys were catalysts for her interest in the world of calculated fantasy.

“I wasn’t fascinated by the idol itself, but by the team of people working together to create their iconic image. There’s really a formula to it all because pop stars aren’t born, they’re made and supported by a team, a lot like the production of fashion.”

Truth or Dare: Wildfox ‘Hippie’ Crewneck Tee

When it came to the production of the collection’s lookbook and campaign, Gordon knew she had to photograph London-based model Valerie Van Der Graaf. “It’s so hard to find a model with curves, and Valerie is such a rare girl,” she says. “She’s busty, beautiful and has this intoxicating energy, which are all things a pinup girl should represent.”

Oh là là: Wildfox ‘Falling In Love’ Tee

What present-day starlets would make for an ideal Wildfox pinup girl? “Scarlett Johansson, Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried and of course Dita Von Teese,” adds the designer, who aspires to express the collection from an LA girl’s point of view.

Say What?!: Wildfox ‘Cry Baby’ Top & Wildfox ‘Double Dare’ Halter Top

This spring, keep the boys guessing with your own pinned-to-perfection Wildfox style.

–Qianna Smith
Photos courtesy of Wildfox

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