Will Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana be headed to the clinker soon? We hope not! A ruling in a tax evasion case leveled against the design duo is expected to be reached on Wednesday in the Italian courts.
Marc Jacobs Dropped Cara Delevingne From Catwalk For Being A “Dwarf” [The Telegraph]
The designer originally banned the model from being in his show due to her 5’9″ height
Dolce & Gabbana Tax Evasion Verdict Is Near [Vogue UK]
The designer duo will find out on Wednesday whether they will face prison for tax evasion
The Aesthete’s Adrian Mainella Bids Farewell To Friend Annabel Tollman [The Aesthete]
In an open letter to the late stylist and The Aesthete’s style editor, Adrian Mainella says his goodbye
South Asian American Designers Who Are Making Their Mark [Business Of Fashion]
Designers hailing from Nepal and India are using close ties to home to build their businesses
An Argument For Flying In High Style [WSJ]
The golden age of flying may be over, but that’s no reason to dress like it is
WHAT: AvocÃª’s Womenâ€™s Eyewear Brand
WHY: Ladies, a new brand of eyewear has just been unleashed! AvocÃª is a line of womenâ€™s eyewear that is fun yet sophisticated and conveniently priced under $100! Combining their vibrant hues and unique designs, AvocÃª’s frames are the perfect accessory to adorn your face this summer! The first collection features 12 unique designs in colors such as Pink Quartz and Honey Violet, offering optical glasses and non-prescription polarized sunglasses priced at $99 and guaranteeing 100% UV protection.
Carolyn Kremins, formerly VP and publisher at CondÃ© Nast Traveler, has been named senior vice president and general manager at Epicurious.com…Annabel Vered, formerly editorial consultant at Bauer Publishing, has been named editor-in-chief of Closer, Bauer’s weekly celebrity and women’s lifestyle magazine launching this fall…Marisa Sandora, formerly executive editor at Health & Life magazines, has been named editor-in-chief of Girl’s World, Bauer’s tween magazine launching this fall…
WHAT: Satya Jewelry Gold Boa Earrings…WHY: Let your ears get a bit hiss-terical with these delicately sculptural Satya danglers. Crafted from gold-plated sterling silver, expect to make a chicly venomous statement donning these. Anything but constricting, these subtle sparklers lend a gilded touch to any ensemble. Emerald eyed (no, really! those are petite bits of the gorge green stone), there’s certainly potential to make others green with envy. Not that that’s a bad thing…AVAILABLE: SatyaJewelry.com, $98…
Thereâ€™s a fresh new collection of gorgeous garb breezing in for fall thanks to designer Nicki Cozzolino. The Parsons grad, formerly on Richard Chaiâ€™s design team, has re-launched her eponymous label, which she started in spring 2012, under the new name Nicolino. Combining sophisticated luxury with subtle edgy details, Cozzolinoâ€™s contemporary collection has mastered the balance between fashion forward and every day approachable. The collection, which is priced between $250 and $1,400, is built around basic black with blasts of white, gold, copper and bronze. Cozzolinoâ€™s M.O.? Staying true to herself and her vision. Jâ€™adore!
BY RACHEL BERNSTEIN
The Bling Ring: Creating Emma Watson’s Trashy Valley Girl [Vogue UK]
Costume designer Stacey Battat on how she transformed the actresses good girl image
If You Can Afford It, You Can Buy An Internship With Karl Lagerfeld [Styleite]
Up for auction at Natalia Vadianova’s Love Ball charity in Monaco is a gig with the Kaiser
Child Labor Laws Soon To Apply To Models Under 18 [NYMag]
The same laws that apply to singers and actors will soon be applied to young models in New York
A Glimpse At The Webster Founder Laure Heriard Debreuil’s Fabulous Life [Fashionista]
The French ex-pat and FIT alumnus sat down with Clarins for a peek into her glam lifestyle
Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen’s Most Ridiculous Outfits Ever [Stylecaster]
The twins just turned 27 and here’s a look back over the years at their over-the-top style
WHAT: Charlotte Olympia Pandora Perspex clutch…WHY: Forget being quiet: make sure you’re chic on the set! This cheeky clapperboard clutch comes courtesy of the ever-whimsical mind of Charlotte Olympia. Is it functional, you ask? You bet! Itâ€™s made from black and white Perspex (that’s not nearly as clunky and includes a removable zipped pouch, and, of course, a hinged top. Get those headshots ready ASAP…AVAILABLE: Net-a-Porter.com, $995…
Zac Posen’s next collab has him getting hitched…to David’s Bridal, for a line of altar-apropos gowns bearing much gentler prices than his usual frocks. The line, dubbed Truly Zac Posen, is comprised of six gowns that roll out in stores come February 2014. Priced at $850 to $1,350, the nuptials-ready ensembles come in gradations of ivory. For the bridesmaid or mother of the bride set (which could also segue into cocktail attire territory), Truly Zac Posen also includes a spate of five “social occasion dresses,” done in neutral hues as well as a metallic take on jacquard with a hint of lavender in the mix. The wallet damage is even more minimal for the latter set of dresses, which will range from $195 to $225 a pop.
The ticket of the day is amfAR’s 4th annual “Inspriation Gala” tonight at The Plaza with a performance by Carly Rae Jepsen, and a runway show of the world’s leading men’s designers. The event is the brainchild of nightlife legend and one of the greatest and beloved guys in town, Josh Wood. He filled us in on what’s on the menu for the eve and why three fashion icons (Valentino, Cumming, Lopez!) are being honored.
BY RACHEL BERNSTEIN