Takashi Murakami x Shu Uemura 6 Hearts Princess Collection

Japanese Pop Artist Extraordinaire Takashi Murakami is no stranger to collaborations. In fact, his international renown in the west can probably be attributed in part through working with other artists and designers. Who could forget those iconic, highly covetable Louis Vuitton collaborations? And how many of us discovered the artist only after studying that surreal,  eye-catching cover for Kanye West’s Graduation album?

Well, this holiday season, we’ll have the opportunity to get our hands on a piece of his latest collaboration with Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura. Why should you care? Well, aside from it being great product, with beautiful packaging, you guys…. it’s totally anime themed! If you’re a fan of the “majokko” or magic girl, (HELLOOOOOOO, SAILOR MOON!!!!) You’re going to want a piece of his tribute to the sub-genre: 6 Hearts Princess, or 6HP. Beyond cosmentics, Murakami, being his remarkable visionaire self, has created a fully realized world. Telling a story in an anime ad campaign for the line! Take a look at the world of 6 Hearts Princess below, then get a closer look at some of the product.

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Golden Ideas! Last Minute Additions to Your Doctor Who Outfit

12 TARDIS Blue Dresses

Part 2 in my series of posts inspired by the Doctor Who 50th anniversary.

(See part 1 here) Know what you’re wearing to the big screening? Whether you’re attending a live simulcast on the 23rd, or one of the many 3D screenings of Day of the Doctor on the 25th, we’re gonna have you going in style!

Here are 12 ways to do just that.

KATE SPADE SATURDAY $160

Imagine my shock and amazement when browsing the new Kate Spade Saturday holiday collection (which is bright, bold, youthful, and full of highly covetable pieces) and my eyes landed on this dress! It is a perfect representation of the TARDIS while being chic, elegant and understated.  $160 may sound high, but it’s a darling, easy to wear staple for any wardrobe. A worthwhile investment.

Lucky for me, Kate Spade is opening a Saturday store right next door to mine! I think I’ll welcome my new neighbors by shopping. Plan? Plan.

Not your cup of tea? Worry not. Here’s 11 more options for you to shop.

Michael Kors $1,895 (net-a-porter.com) Fun fact: I used to design there!

23 TARDIS Blue Bags

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, here’s the first in a mini series of posts to help you ready your wardrobe for the 23rd

One of the hottest trends this season is one that is very near and dear to my heart. It’s not only geeky, but it’s been a dream of mine since this blog’s inception. It was even my original tagline. Before Fashion + Geekery was “for the fashion forward fan girl”– which it always has been– I launched this blog, “for the girl who’s set her sights on a TARDIS blue PRADA bag.” It’s an idea that symbolizes my ideal union between luxury and geek culture, and one that still embodies my personal brand.

Now, this idea has become a fully fledged must-have: the TARDIS blue bag.

(Note: thought the BBC may have their approved TARDIS pantone color, we know it’s gone through a few paint jobs over the years. )

Here are 23 pieces to set your sights on. (and sneak snacks into the theater with)

What’s your favorite?

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Own a Designer Disney Princess Dress

This time last year I was gushing about these stunning designer Disney princess gowns. Originally the stars of Harrods lavish Christmas windows, the gowns are making a reappearance this year as part of Christie’s annual Vintage Couture Sale, and are now being auctioned to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

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PRINCESS AURORA FROM SLEEPING BEAUTY, AN ELIE SAAB BLUSH PINK SILK EVENING GOWN

Once upon a time, some of the world’s leading high-end fashion houses including Versace, fellow Dominican- American, Oscar de la Renta and another regular contributor to the red carpet, Elie Saab, partnered up with Harrods and the team at Disney. The results far exceeded our wildest expectations. History in the making. Now, we have a rare opportunity to get our hands on a piece of it.

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BELLE FROM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, A VALENTINO BUTTERCUP YELLOW SILK EVENING GOWN AND CAPE

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POCAHONTAS, A ROBERTO CAVALLI PRINTED SILK EVENING GOWN

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PRINCESS TIANA FROM THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, A RALPH AND RUSSO EAU DE NIL SILK EVENING GOWN

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JASMINE FROM ALADDIN, AN ESCADA FUCHSIA SILK EVENING GOWN AND CAPE

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MULAN, A MISSONI TEAL AND FUCHSIA KNITTED SILK KIMONO

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RAPUNZEL FROM TANGLED, A JENNY PACKHAM LAVENDER SILK CREPE EVENING GOWN

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ARIEL FROM THE LITTLE MERMAID, A MARCHESA TEAL SILK EVENING GOWN

SNOW WHITE, AN OSCAR DE LA RENTA YELLOW SILK GOWN AND SCARLET SILK CAPE

SNOW WHITE, AN OSCAR DE LA RENTA YELLOW SILK GOWN AND SCARLET SILK CAPE

CINDERELLA, A VERSACE GOWN OF GOLD SILK

CINDERELLA, A VERSACE GOWN OF GOLD SILK

True, when bidding starts on Wednesday, you’ll need to be prepared to spend thousands of dollars–The auction house estimates their prices at £3,000 – £6,000  or  $4,827 – $9,654— but really, what price would you expect a one-of-a-kind princess-inspired dress to fetch? If I had money to burn, Belle’s iconic yellow ball gown would be mine in an instant. As it is, I’m willing to bet it’s going for a much higher price, and I’m tracking the lot to learn what the result will ultimately be! Which gown are you most in love with? What is it worth to you?

WIN : #CapitolCoutureCollection

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Hunger Games Catching Fire costume designer, the brilliant Trish Summerville, is launching a clothing line inspired by the franchise, aptly named Capitol Couture. Sounds like my kind of line! To promote the launch, Net-a-Porter, the high-end online retailer where the line will be made available, is holding a contest. You can win two tickets to the film’s world premiere AND a piece from the collection. Alternatively (and this is the better deal if you live stateside, trust.) if you can’t make the premiere you’ll be given £1000 (about $1,500) to spend on Net-a- Porter. See? Better deal!  (I say this, having read the fine print for you, knowing that you’d have to pay for travel and stay. Ouch.)

Want to win a piece of the Capitol? Get ready to pin!

ImageThe launch of Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville is drawing near. To celebrate we are giving away two tickets to ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ world premiere in London and a piece of your choice from the collection. To enter, create a Pinterest board inspired by the style of the Capitol, then tweet the link to your board to @NETAPORTER on Twitter. Simply name your board #CapitolCoutureCollection and use the same hashtag for all of your pins.

If you are unable to make the premiere in London you will receive a conciliatory prize of £1000 store credit to spend at NET-A-PORTER.

You only have today to do it. So get to pinning!

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