Kim Kardashian is getting progressively blonder, according to new paparazzi photos. Last week, images of her recently-bleached hair galloped across the Internet faster than you can say Nicolas-Ghesquière-confirmed-for-Louis-Vuitton. The response was largely positive, which maybe explains why the reality television performer appeared in public yesterday (using the word "public" loosely here — Kardashian was taking her child to the doctor, hardly a red carpet occasion) looking extra blonde. Why did Kim Kardashian decide to go blonder than she's ever been blonde before? How can you possibly still be reading this? How can I possibly still be writing this? goodnight
There’s no denying that Whistles is embarking upon quite the expansion plan this year, as we’ve already seen the brand break into the massive retail markets of China and Hong Kong for the first time last June. Now, we’re delighted to hear the news that they are also set to launch a menswear range. They’ve solidified their womenswear design credentials, so now it’s time to fight for a share of the menswear market.
Apparently, Whistles has always intended to venture into menswear ever since they started back in 2008. The range will launch in time for Spring 2014, and a design team has already been established under the supervision of design director Nick Passmore.
Last week, the Singapore-based men's fashion outlet, Men's Folio, wrote a post claiming that Nicolas Ghesquière's rumored position at Louis Vuitton had been confirmed. Today, the item was picked up by the Luxury Society, an influential network for luxury business news, further stoking speculation that Marc Jacobs' successor at the LVMH brand had been anointed. The story tore across Twitter and various fashion news websites where it was, in the manner of the Internet, treated as fact. That is, until Financial Times correspondent Elizabeth Paton Tweeted word that luxury conglomerate LVMH had refused to confirm the appointment, telling the UK paper, "No official decision has been made."
Sad news for all emerging hat historians and future millinery maestros: An item has been stolen from "Hat-ology," exhibition in Milan of Anna Piaggi's legendary collection of hats. The stiletto show hat was designed by Bill Cunningham, the pioneering street style photographer who famously got his start designing inventive, over-the-top hats. WWD reported the news after speaking with the recently departed Italian style writer's nephew, Stefano Piaggi, quoted above.
But despite its new stiletto hat-shaped void, the show will go on. Curated by the milliner Stephen Jones, the exhibition will be on display at Milan's Palazzo Morando through November 30.
At Moda Operandi, the real fun of fashion week comes after the runway shows — the luxury e-commerce site has made a name for itself with its straight-off-the-runway trunk shows — and we've been visiting the retailer semi-regularly since the collections wrapped, to satisfy our curiosity about luxury pricing and imagine what we would wear if a sudden windfall transformed us into modern-day princesses (this dress).
On that note, our friends at Moda Operandi reached out to share a series of interviews they filmed with some of fashion's so-called royalty in Paris, during the Spring 2014 shows. The luxury retailer tapped Karlie Kloss, Poppy Delevingne, Caroline Issa, Elettra Wiedemann, Anna Dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia and Leandra Medine for a campaign called, "The One That Got Away."
Produced and directed by Bettina Santo Domingo, the videos explore star-crossed romances between each woman and a piece of runway fashion she's loved and lost. (Except in the case of Dello Russo, who says, "It doesn't happen to me, ever. I miss so many boyfriends, but not outfits.")
The videos are exceptionally charming, but the campaign's underlying message is (of course) mercenary: Moda Operandi trunk shows are open for a limited amount of time only — don't let the one you love get away.
Watch them all here: