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Tinsley Mortimer Does Hair Metal Chic for Samantha Thavasa

Renata Espinosa
July 21st, 2010 @ 4:15 PM - New York

Tinsley Mortimer launched her latest collection for Japanese handbag company Samantha Thavasa on Tuesday, July 20, at the store’s New York boutique on Madison Avenue to a crowd that delighted in her fall lineup, a girly take on ‘80s-inspired bags and clutches that would be just as at home at a hair metal arena rock show as they would on the set of “Gossip Girl.”

It’s that bridging of high and low, a dash of glam rock mixed with feminine chic that has become Mortimer’s signature at the label. This marks her fifth collection for Samantha Thavasa.

Mortimer, a New York fashion mainstay, takes a personal approach to her job as designer, infusing the accessories with her own style sensibility. Laser cut leather and corset-like laces evokes sweet yet sassy lingerie, while “tie-dyed” leather in pale blue washes and psychedelic swirls are a deluxe take on acid washed denim – a staple for any self-respecting metalhead, of course.

“I’m a girly girl, and I love to wear a frilly dress, but I love my accessories to be a little bit more edgy, so ‘80s rock really made sense for me,” said Mortimer. “I love Bon Jovi and Poison and White Snake and Metallica, so I was just inspired by that.”

The collection is a follow-up to her spring line of early ‘80s punk references, that include everything from studs to multiple zips.

“This is just a natural progression for me,” she said.

No word yet on whether next season we’ll see the collection evolve to include ‘90s-style mini-backpacks, but Mortimer, who does a clothing collection for Samantha Thavasa that’s currently only available in Japan at the moment, said she hopes to do a collection stateside soon. And, of course, shoes – “I’m such a shoe girl!” she exclaimed.

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