Welcome to another exciting installment of Fashion Office! We've teamed up with our amazing talented friends at The Coveteur
to give you a behind-the-scenes peek into the offices of some of the
fashion world's most exciting companies. This time around, we're so
delighted to feature one of the top talents at Banana Republic: Tara McCollum, the brand's Public Relations Director!
Top: "Kidrobot Labbits - love 'em! They were a gift and come with interchangeable accessories that I switch depending on the day."
Bottom: "Banana Republic is one big family. we just happen to work together. I'm lucky to be surrounded by such stylishly smart, creative, and kind individuals."
"We have our own tailors in-house, which is incredible. It amazes me how they can whip up a sample in a jiffy from a sketch."
Top: "Flanked by Banana's fragrance fleet, this is studded Loeffler Randall perfection-the talents of my dear friend, Jess." Bottom: "Swipe that inspires!"
"It's crazy how much work goes into an eight minute show! This was last fall's show at The Nowery and A Fine Frenzy performed live."
Top: "The Mad Men capsule was so much fun to work on. We collaborated with Janie Bryant, Mad Men's costume designer extraordinaire, to launch this fab collection last fall. I'm a HUGE fan of the show so it was a thrill work closely with Janie, visit the costume shop, meet the cast, and get my mug with Jon Hamm. I died."
Bottom: "My budding 'artists' are prolific. They give me so many pieces to treasure. They're a constant source of inspiration and reminder the world is brighter with optimism, wonder and creativity."
"Anh Duong style maven! If only we all could be that chic. I'm a sucker for a great clutch. As long as it fits my phone, wallet, and lipstick, I'm good to go. This Banana envelope is instant glam."
"The conference room is full of these Gap campaign shots from over the years-a humbling reminder of the iconic American brands we work for. BR chain bag leaves me chic and hands-free. What's not to love?"
Top: "Peyton and Giacometti were exhibitions Banana Republic sponsored. Peyton at The New Museum and Giacometti at MOMA. Both openings were incredible. Real "I heart NYC" moments."
Bottom: "This vintage Banana number [clutch] is one of my favorites. A subtle, feather-printed satin. Divine."
Top: "Necklaces by my kids. I've gotten so many compliments on them when I wear them. They're the only ones that hold a torch to my Marni necklace obsession."
Bottom: "Elephants are part of Banana Republic's safari heritage, so cashmere elephants were a must that we did years ago. Adorning them are a kukui nut lei, a reminder of home (Hawaii) and a Miu Miu necklace my hubby gave me."