Ever dream of being in the pages of Vanity Fair? Graydon Carter is making dreams come true this September. VF is asking readers to submit photos of themselves (or someone they know) to be on their 2013 International Best-Dressed list. You can enter by using the hashtag #vfbestdressed on photos posted on Instagram, Twitter, or Trendabl.
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Sweeties! Joanna Lumley has confirmed to The Telegraph that a film version of Absolutely Fabulous (Ab Fab to you!) is indeed happening. (Please alert your best gay.) Now that co-star Jennifer Saunders has finished her Spice Girls musical duties, she’s focusing on writing a script. Expect a kinder and gentler Eddie and Patsy when they reach the big screen. (Kidding, of course!)
Like most designers, Tracy Reese is still putting the touches on her Fall 2013 collection, but we definitely know the deal with one look that’s going to be on the runway next month. Reese sent over a sketch of a look for her New York-inspired collection that will show on February 10th at Lincoln Center. Make some room in that closet, Mrs. Obama…
Remember that whole Jehovah’s Witness dish concerning Coco Rocha that got us all in a tizzy last week? It came from a cover story in the latest, digital issue of Du Jour, and the Gilt and Jason Binn-backed mag took to The Darby last eve to celebrate with the likes of Rocha’s The Face costar Nigel Barker, Hilary Rhoda, Fern Mallis, and Rebecca Minkoff. Chic!
Isn’t she lovely? Calvin Klein Collection hosted a dinner with Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish to celebrate their new flick, Big Sur, at the Sundance Film Festival last night. Ms. Bosworth went with a stunning winter look in a white vinyl sleevless mock turtleneck tee and a toffee and ivory skirt. She completed the look in milky short boots and an ivory calf long tail belt holding a metal frame clutch. All courtesy of Calvin Klein Collection. Winter wonderland!
Maison Martin Margiela
The label was officially awarded entrÃ© into the elite world of haute couture at the end of last season, rendering yesterday’s showing its second among the upper echelons of the fashion world. This wasn’t another parade of elegant gowns, so pervasive at couture shows: the anonymous team of designers began the show with masked models parading a pair of short black sleeveless collared dresses, one of which had a mid-section striped with white paint stripes.
(NEW YORK) Kate Hudson is the latest celebrity to turn designer [Telegraph UK]
The starlet is creating a capsule collection for Ann Taylor
Cheap Chic: H&M To Hold First Runway Show In Years [Refinery29]
H&M is coming back to the runway on February 27 at the MusÃ©e Rodin
InStyle, Marie Claire, Bazaar Post Record-Breaking Ad Pages for March 2013 [Fashionista]
Ad Week is reporting that March ad pages are up from 2012
First Look At Oscar De La Renta’s First – And Largest! – London Store [Grazia Daily]
Step inside Oscar’s first UK flagship store
Coach Is Coming For Your Closet With Ready-to-Wear Launch [Racked]
The brand is undergoing an evolution from accessories maker to lifestyle brand
Seasoned industry vet (and all around good guy) Tommy Fazio has had leadership roles at companies such as Nordstrom, Simon Spurr, and Bergdorf Goodman. Now he’s taken on a new challenge as the president of Project, which winds down their biannual men’s trade show today at Pier 92. Is this the man who will revolutionize trade shows? We’d place our bet on it…
BY EDDIE ROCHE
Floral, pastel and off-the-shoulder, all pervasive touches du couture this week? Check, check, and check. The interpretation chez Saab was all about weightless gowns with detailed embroidery over tulle, rendering the designs decidedly tattoo-esque. The result? Frock and mod practically became one, as fluid, femininely patterned lithe figures traipsing down the runway. To wit: a dress done in a sublime lavender, scattered with lace. A three-quarter-sleeved gown got peppered with white flowers from the neck to the top of a voluminous translucent skirt, the flora-inflected trim appearing to float ethereally around the model’s legs. Some of the dresses were quite legÃ¨re in places best kept discrete. Slips required, darlings. Capes both short and long proved to be sophisticated statement pieces, draped elegantly on the shoulders. Of course, embroidery is what Saab does best; that attention to detail certainly wasn’t lost throughout the collection. Also worth j’adoring: a floor-length, full-skirted, one such number sporting intricate beading and black fleurettes that sparsley trickled down onto a nude skirt with just the faintest hint of lace. To make heavy beading appear to merely float over the body? A heavenly gift only Saab could possess.
This mystery mod is not only the face of Sass & Bide’s Spring campaignâ€”shot by Angelo Pennetta and styled by Victoria Youngâ€”but she’ll also be taking over the brand’s social media channels for five whole days next week, beginning January 28th. During her techie reign, expect a sneak peek into her super secret daily activities and musings