Get Keen on Kneen
Men’s Health magazine recently caught up with our creative director Simon Kneen to pick his brain about everything from where he gets his design inspiration to what’s on his playlist and his biggest styling pet peeves for men. Check out the Q&A for all this—plus a lot more fun Simon facts.
Tie One On
As we head into the weekend, just wanted to share a little something for the fellas. Think dapper done easy with this fun and simple to follow instructional guide on how to tie a bow tie we happened to “tumblr” across. Illustration by Conor Whelan for 2011 Trinity Ball Magazine.
Modern Nautical Rules
Classic styles with a nod to nautical are what every guy needs in his closet right now. Think straight-up stripes, sweaters that pay homage to the coolest of captains and iconic peacoats with military detailing. Mix and match neutrals with bold color and a range of textures for looks that are undeniably modern. Our see-worthy new collection, now available.
Spotted Everywhere: Stripes.
Modern stripes, dots and bold pops of color. Give your wardrobe a new lease on chic — with key pieces every girl needs on her way to spring. Our bold new collection, now available.
See You Next Year
With the holidays on the horizon, we set about our offices to ask a few people for recommendations on films worth catching up on during our down time. Geoff W. Graphic Designer Bill Cunningham: New York “Bill Cunningham pioneered the ‘on the street’ fashion photography we see so many places today. It’s truly inspiring listening to him talk about his many years of...
On the Set with a Top (Dog) Model
We recently chatted up the star of our Holiday gift card campaign, Lily. She graciously agreed to answer a few questions about her photoshoot in San Francisco. Check out our Q&A and behind-the-scenes photos below. BR: How did you enjoy shooting with Banana Republic? Lily: It was doggone amazing. I enjoyed meeting everyone and working with such a fantastic team. They were very good at giving...
WHOWHATWEAR GOES BANANA(S) FOR ONE OF OUR OWN
And we can’t blame them … Tara McCollum, our Director of Public Relations, is one talented, multi-tasking chic lady. WhoWhatWear and our friends at the COVETEUR caught up with Tara in her colorful, seriously stylish (and, yes, covetable) NYC work digs for the most recent installment of the fab Fashion Office feature. We asked Tara what it was like being on the other side of the camera....
Make Merry Go Round With The Holly Jolly Wish List
Look no further for the gifts you can’t wait to give— or get. InStyle magazine’s style ambassador Annabel Tollman has chosen her favorite sparkly, cozy and colorful pieces from the Banana Republic Holiday Collection. The result? A very merry, easy-to-shop gift guide for all the (naughty and nice) guys and girls on your list. Ready, set, G-I-F-T.
A Festive (and Early) New Year's Eve Celebration
Sparkly holiday dresses, fantastic wine, chic company— and, yum, fresh popcorn. Who says you need a Times Square countdown for a rocking December 31st? Clearly not our favorite bloggers and editors who partied the night away in NYC, at our private, advanced screening of the new movie New Year’s Eve. Get inspired to ring in 2012 in high (wattage) style. 10, 9, 8, 7…. 1. Kelly of The...
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year—With Karen...
‘Tis the season … to chat with our favorite redheaded muse, model and star of the Banana Republic Holiday 2011 campaign. Thank you, Karen Elson for giving us your take on the most festive time of year. You always make our spirits bright—in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Check out the Q&A below. BR: What are your must-haves this holiday? KE: Hermes blanket, Serge Lutens perfume,...
Just In: Under the Mistletoe with Our Holiday 2011...
One of the best things about the holiday season is the preparation — obsessing over how to decorate your favorite outfit (or tree) with the perfect accessories. No one knows this better than the creative geniuses at the COVETEUR, a divine fashion site that specializes in sharing the personal spaces of style’s chicest names. That’s precisely why we invited their crew to document our holiday photo...
TGIT. Coast to Coast.
(Thank God It’s Thanksgiving) One of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving always proves to be a blast. Filled with food, family, friends, football and, yes, shopping. We thought it would be fun to ask two of our own what they’ve got cooking this year. Julia from our HQ in SF and Mark from our agency in NYC, answer that age-old question: Should stuffing have raisins or not? Banana Republic...
JINGLE BELLE FROCK
For our Holiday 2011 campaign, we snuck off to one of our favorite locations in NYC’s Greenwich Village. With Carter Smith behind the camera shooting Karen Elson and Andrew Cooper, it was a very merry shoot.
SF HAS IT MADE
San Francisco has it made, literally, right in our backyard. SF Made and our Grant Avenue flagship store are teaming up for the holidays to support small companies making big marks with the best local finds around. From rich chocolates and one-of-a-kind bags to aromatic concoctions and sweet little love notes. Find a treasure and leave your heart…in San Francisco. 1. Etta + Billie Etta + Billie...
SNEAK PEEK: Clooney rocks Banana for Rolling...
Ahhhh… Clooney and Banana Republic’s Moto Jacket. Doesn’t get much cooler. Check him (and us) out on the November 24th cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. We think he wears us well… don’t forget to look inside to see how well. Damn, he’s cool. Photo Mark Seliger This Rolling Stone cover and article were styled by Sean Spellman, one of our favorite stylists. To see behind the scenes shots,...
SPOTTED: Katie Lee Simply Sparkles
Katie Lee shined in The Sparkle Shift Dress from our Holiday Collection at last night’s Clos du Bois Editor Event. It’s crystal clear, soiree season is here. We’ll toast to that! Top Photo: Katie Lee, Bottom Photo: Gary Sitton, Clos du Bois winemaker, and Katie Lee
Our design team just returned from a quick jaunt to London and came home jet-lagged but inspired. We asked one of our women’s designers, Omar, about what moved him. 1. Blue House, Knightsbridge, 2. Vintage boxing gloves soccer ball and cricket bat at Portobello Market, 3. Urban Scarecrow, QEH rooftop garden, Southbank Center, 4. Pink Door, Carriage House, Knightsbridge, 5. iType by...
Think chunky cardigans. Wool pants. Tweed jackets. Altogether. Mixed and matched — that’s where the real cool factor comes in. It’s amazing how a cable sweater layered over The Great White Shirt can become a modern revelation. Your turn to texture.