*So a couple weeks ago I told you about Anya Hindmarch’s handbag line for Target. Well starting October 8th, you can purchase the handbags on her website www.anyahindmarch.com, before they hit Target’s website & stores! Just thought I’d let you know!
*WWD is reporting that Tina Turner is teaming up with designer Bob Mackie, who she’s known for over 30 years, to design her costumes for her upcoming 7-month tour...
Tina Turner, 68, says she’s “leaning a bit more towards a rock-influenced look.” To that end, Mackie has been looking back at the thigh-grazing dresses, beaded tops and shiny stretch pants he created for Turner’s solo club act in the late Seventies. His new designs include the requisite “Proud Mary” minidresses, as well as a postapocalyptic look inspired by Turner’s role in 1985’s “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” and a vixen getup à la “GoldenEye,” the 1995 James Bond film for which she wrote the theme song. And, though he’s working in a mostly neutral palette (“Because there’s so much there, you wouldn’t want to [use a lot of color],” he notes), Mackie’s going full throttle with the details, including plenty of lacing, fringe, studs and jewels.
“The only restriction I’ve given him is that I must be able to move easily,” Turner says. “If I have to concern myself with a dress sleeve or a sequin or things coming out that shouldn’t — that’s a problem.”
All I gotta say is, “Go Tina!”