Just because Karl Lagerfeld's never been to Scotland, doesn't mean he can't design an entire collection inspired by it, okay? [FabSugar]
Title is: "Statement Clutches So Sparkly, You Won't Even Need to Buy a New Party Dress." Don't worry, I wasn't gonna. Wait — do you think I should? [SheFinds]
You've twisted my arm. I guess I really do need a new party dress. NEED one. Lucky for me, ASOS is opening its first-ever actual brick-and-mortar in Soho in New York City, the city where I live. [FashionETC]
The 1st episode of Jourdan Dunn's punny new cooking show, "Well Dunn," is on the other side of this link here. [Fashionologie]
Look, you can make your own gold leaf top coat at home and be the happiest person in the world as a result. I enjoy misery, so I'm probably not going to do it — but you should! [BellaSugar]
Latest in very likely invented tabloid stories: Kate Middleton and Prince Williams are having twins. And also getting a stable of unicorns, moving to Pluto, bombing Pluto, and getting a puppy. In that order. [Earsucker]
Gwyneth Paltrow says, "You can't have everything!" Right, like Ms. Perfect would know. [AmyGrindhouse]
Because you've come a long way baby, the nice man in the smoking jacket's saying you can finally put those bunny ears into retirement.
Playboy isjoining the rest of the modern world on the fashion bandwagon with a new and very special collaboration with #cool #NewYork #designers #emerging #young #Parsons #brand Cushnie et Ochs.
In what must be an attempt to appeal to that not-insignificant swath of American consumers that don't think "Sexy Swashbuckler" is the paragon of attractiveness, Playboy's online store is now selling a haute "harnesslike" leather bra designed by designers whose designs actual women actually want to wear.
I'm not going to lie just for effect: Playboy's Cushnie et Ochs limited-edition bra (pictured here) looks awesome. It looks like one of the bustiers Jennifer Lopez might have worn in Selena. (In case this isn't clear — that's a compliment of the highest order.)
Still, I'm a small fortune away from ever purchasing a bra (no matter who drew the sketches) that costs $695, especially from an online store that also sells tuxedo panties. The designers are launching the piece at a special "pop-up lounge" as part of the Playboy A$AP concert at Art Basel Miami today. I'm going to follow their example and start fêteing my new undergarments, too — and preferably at international art fairs, like a civilized person.
Despite its wildly uncreative company name, Fashion Media Group made a really good decision when it decided to add Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book to a stable of publishing properties which includes Visionaire, V, and VMan.
Today's WWD reports that the biannual magazine started by Roitfeld nearly a year after her gossip-laden departure from Paris Vogue (published by media giant Condé Nast) sold out the entire first print run of its premiere issue, which hit newsstands earlier this Fall. The magazine boasted an image of the ever more visible Kate Upton on its cover, smiling wide and holding a surplus of baby chicks against her famous (or infamous? Discuss.) bosom. This year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model followed her appearance on the front of CR Fashion Book by snagging the cover of Vogue Italia, another Condé publication.
50,000 copies were sold for $15 each, and now Fashion Media Group has put in an order for a 15,000 unit second run. Money, money, money.
The fashion journal's second issue will launch at New York Fashion Week in February with a projected 65,000-copy first run.
Late last night, Bloomberg posted a story reporting that Anna Wintour was on Barack Obama's shortlist to be the American envoy to either France or the UK. The British-born Vogue editor was one of the President's top 10 fundraisers this election season, bundling over $500,000 in donations for him. (According to Bloomberg, she's competing against another major bundler, Matthew Barzun, Obama's reelection campaign finance chairman.)
To be clear, this isn't the first time rumors have emerged about a possible Anna Wintour ambassadorship. Similar claims were denied earlier this year.
And although Bloomberg News has two sources who confirm that Obama's considering Wintour for a diplomatic post, a spokesperson for Vogue commented, "[Wintour's] very happy with her current job."
Still, the possibility that dear Anna will leave her longtime post at the helm of fashion's bible has me in a tizzy. Next you're going to tell me that the glaciers are receding and no one in the world actually cares about my problems. Can't compute.
Trying to imagine an Anna ambassadorship is like trying to imagine the next Macbook Pro. I live in New York, I can't even see the stars — how do you expect me to predict the future from them?
Having turned down Michael Bloomberg's request to run for mayor of New York City (and America's request to run for President again in 2016), Hillary Clinton will become editor of Vogue instead. Girls across America will get really into brightly-colored pantsuits and start eating bread again.
All of our documentarians will move to England so they can stand outside the U.S. embassy in London all day, trying to get a shot of Anna Wintour walking to her armored Town Car. When she finally grants interviews, she refuses to talk about her relationship with Grace Coddington — "Irrelevant!" — and tries to persuade the filmmakers to make movies about how the challenges faced by immigrants in the U.K. and U.S. relate to late-stage capitalism.
The video embedded below stars Kate Bosworth, a long shimmery holiday gown she designed in collaboration with Topshop, and the Christmas standard, "Winter Wonderland."
According to WWD, Topshop is billing the clip as its first-ever movie, which falsely suggests that the video either tells a story or evokes emotion. The only thing I felt while watching this was boredom, and I don't think that was the intended effect. There's no story: there's just a woman standing on a stage, singing. The camera revolves around her. Some people look on. Then, some snow falls, even though the video is set indoors. Yes, that's the climax: fake weather.
Topshop will make the song available through iTunes, so you can download it if you believe Kate Bosworth deserves to have a singing career. Also, this "film" is only a tiny part of a multi-platform campaign, so you might as well just lie down now and wait for the stampede.
There’s a difference between clothing that is sexy in the way that a powerful Amazonian warrior is sexy and clothing that is sexy in the way that flesh is sexy. Since this is 21st Century Australia and not Ancient Greece, it’s normally the latter kind of sensuality we see on the runways of MBFWA or L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, which is why Lady Gaga-approved designer Phoenix Keating is causing such a stir.
His latest collection, Autumn 2013’s ‘Androdameia’ takes its name from an Amazonian warrior of Greek Mythology whose name literally translates to ‘The Subduer of Men’. 21-year-old Keating has taken the essence of this woman and brought her into the modern world via tailoring sharper than a hunting knife and a careful mish-mash of sumptuous fabrics. Heavy leathers and wools sit alongside sheer silks and a transparent plastic that definitely didn’t exist in the 8th Century BC, with gold trimmings splashed on by hand to echo a raw and imperfect military brocade.
Keating’s own weapons of choice are a needle, thread, and the humble pencil, which he wields with the skill of a designer twice his age. Immaculate tailoring accentuates the body with pleats and corseted waists to prove power dressing is more exciting than just amped-up shoulders.
The future of Australian fashion just got a lot more promising.