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The designer told the Evening Standard that due to prompting from e-tailer Net-a-Porter, she is considering creating her pieces up to a size 16 . “Net-A-Porter asked us if we would go bigger [to a size 16],” she dished, “and we would – we had a discussion with them… I was looking at a size 14 woman wearing our dress and I thought, ‘I can’t believe we don’t go bigger than that size!’ because she looked tiny. Sometimes designers are blamed for not going to a size 16, but it’s not that: it’s that there isn’t demand [from buyers]. So I think if buyers were more brave to try it for a couple of seasons, they would sell more and designers would produce more.” It looks like Net-A-Porter has those brave buyers! (Fashionista)
• Got $2 million lying around that you can’t possibly spend on something worthwhile? Why not use that money on a completely unnecessary solid gold Hermès bag? Jewelry designer Pierre Hardy has created four mini diamond-encrusted handbags for the brand, which can only be worn as bracelets, since larger versions would be more cumbersome than functional. I don’t know, an exorbitantly priced Hermès bag you can’t actually use? Sounds totally worth it! (Financial Times)
• The Britain Creates Project is bringing some of the UK’s most noted designers (Mary Katrantzou, Giles Deacon, and Paul Smith, to name a few) together with some of the country’s most talented artists to create original pieces of artwork. The creations will be exhibited at Selfridges and The Victoria and Albert Museum to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics. (ELLE UK)
• Ever wanted to raid Daphne Guinness‘s closet? Now you can– well, sort of. The beer heiress is auctioning off 100 pieces from her wardrobe this summer to benefit the charity she founded, The Isabella Blow Foundation. The auction will be held June 27 at Christie’s in London, and will feature pieces from designers like Chanel, Alexander McQueen, and Balenciaga. But if you can’t buy, you can always window shop! Christie’s will exhibit the pieces from June 23 ’til the auction date. (Vogue UK)
• It’s March, so you should be getting your spring wardrobe together! Get a jumpstart on the season, and pre-order this Tina miniskirt from Boxing Kitten. The 100% cotton printed skirt ships March 15th, and comes in sizes XS-XL.