Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the latest happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look at Linda Rodin’s latest venture, Linda Hopp Denim, the Bridgerton Prequel, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, and Michelle Nussbaumer’s magical Christmas in Gstaad. Written by Natalie Aldridge
In 1979 fashion maven Linda Rodin opened the first-ever clothing store in Soho, Manhattan, called Linda Hopp. A smashing success, the store featured her clothing line as well as other designers such as Calvin Klein and Norma Kamali. The store aided in the transformation of SoHo from an industrial district to a refuge for artists and a bustling neighborhood filled with shops.
Dawn Mello, the fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman at the time then gave Linda Hopp an opportunity all fashion designers dream of, an in-store boutique called The Hopp Store. Fast forward to Rodin’s post-Linda Hopp years, she became a successful stylist for 35 years and created the cult-classic beauty line, RODIN olio lusso.
After an incredible career, the style icon has now revamped Linda Hopp name with a trailblazing line of denim. Embodying the true spirit of Rodin herself, the collection juxtaposes clean hems, funky silhouettes, and to die for fabrics. As an ardent wearer of denim, Rodin intends for the collection to be playful and elevated while still being staple pieces. Denim for days!
Take a look. And don’t forget to spot Winky, Rodin’s beloved Poodle.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Calling all Bridgerton fans! In the midst of 2020 when fantasy was deeply needed, hit show Bridgerton came on the scene giving us all that touch of wondrous fictional romance. Based on the Regency romance novels written by Julia Quinn, the Netflix series portrays London high society through a whimsical lens. The story follows the eight siblings of the noble Bridgerton family as they navigate life in search of love, adventure, and finding themselves.
After two successful seasons, Netflix has announced a prequel limited series following the story of Queen Charlotte, the show’s haughty queen at the helm of high society. Entitled Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, the series will shed light on the early lives of some of the more senior characters.
To ring in the New Year, Netflix released a first look at the young Lady Danbury, played by Arsema Thomas. This scene of a deep stare with to impeccable costumier has us clamoring for more!
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, Netflix
Christmas in Gstaad with Michelle Nussbaumer
Interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer is known for her innate ability to create layered environments. Often using an eclectic mix of patterns, antiquities, and new objet, her interiors evoke a story. The AD 100 designer and author of Wanderlust never misses the beat when creating a home made to stand the test of time and trend.
This Christmas, Nussbaumer gave an inside glimpse of Christmas at her family’s cherished chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland. Perched within the alps, the home exudes history and beautiful memories. Each room, much like Nussbaumer’s other properties, is decorated to a tee. She carefully balances the tradition of Swiss homes with her irreverent decorative sensibility, worldly travels, and love of entertaining. Take a peek!
Images courtesy of Michelle Nussbaumer and Mary McDonald.
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