The next crop of FGI Rising Star Award finalists has been revealed; did your favorite burgeoning talents make the cut? In the women’s ready-to-wear realm, candidates include Rolando Santana, Nellie Partow, Honor’s Giovanna Randall, and Loris Diran. For the blokes, honorees in the menswear category include Andrew Charles’ Andy Hilfiger, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder; accouterment designers include Phoebe and Annette Stephens of Anndra Neen, Cornelia Guest, and Freda Salvador designers Cristina Palomo-Nelson and Megan Papay, while the retail category includes the brains behind Fivestory, Birchbox, Moda Operandi, and Shen Beauty. Other categories include fine jewelry, fragrance corporate, fragrance entrepreneur, and home-interior design.
Another one for the T masthead! Life post-Elle for former style director Kate Lanphear has been a guessing game over the past few monthsâ€”from a purported stab at the EIC seat at WSJ. to involvement in a new mag venture entitled Editorialistâ€”but it’s the T talk that’s proven to be true. Lanphear will take the title of style director with her to T, following speculation back in mid-November that the street style and front row fixture would be joining the mag as part of recently-appointed editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman’s fresh team at T. The folks at T confirmed Lanphear’s new gig to The Daily this afternoon, before which the move got Twitter-vetted earlier today when T retweeted the news to its 1.78 million followers. How will the Grey Lady’s chicest turf look once Lanphear lands at her new job? Stay tuned…
An extensive rescue team of over 385 people is still scouring the Venezuelan coastline for Missoni CEO Vittorio Missoni, his wife Maurizia Castiglioni, and four other passengers (including the pilot) who were aboard the small Britten Norman BN2 Islander prop plane that went off the grid on Friday, January 4. The crew took off from Los Roques on Friday morning after vacationing in Gran Roque, a resort island near the Venezuela mainland. The plane was scheduled to fly to the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia, but dropped off the air traffic control’s radar shortly after takeoff at 11:29 a.m. local time, about 95 miles from Venezuela. The Missoni’s elder statesman planned to fly later that night to Madrid and finally Italy, where the Missoni team is busy at work preparing the Fall 2013 collection.
WHAT: Kate Spade New York Sprinkles Lip Crayons
WHY: When not just any hue will do, whip out these Kate Spade and Poppy King lip crayons. Available in three shades of crimson, feel free to channel your inner child (you know, the one who used to dress up in mom’s frocks and make-up). Warning: These are not your average Crayola crayons, so you’re best off not testing these punchy scribblers on white walls or in preschool classrooms. Which isn’t too much of a concern, since you’ll want to keep the fun focused on your lips!
AVAILABLE: $38, Luvocracy.com…
Tom Ford To Host “Real” London Catwalk Show [Vogue UK]
The designer will host his first full-scale catwalk show during LFW next month
Women Dominate Bafta Rising Star 2013 Following Last Year’s All-Male Shortlist [Independent UK]
Elizabeth Olsen is among the honored female rising stars
The Future Looks Bright for Jigsaw [Telegraph UK]
The British fashion chain reports staggering sales increases
Byron Regej, formerly senior art director at Los Angeles, has been named design director at Marie Claire…Erin Flaherty, formerly executive beauty editor at Marie Claire, has been named beauty and health director at the publication…Ying Chu, formerly beauty and health director at Marie Claire, has been named executive beauty director at Glamour.
WHAT: Jonathan Saunders Axel Polka-Dot Stretch-Cotton Twill Pencil Skirt…WHY: Saunders’ polka-dot pencil skirt could potentially get mistaken for a Seurat pointillism painting. While you wouldn’t wear Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte plastered across your midsection, Saunders’ play on dot art mixes prints with feminine silhouettes. You’re sure to be on point in this trim bit of twill, from an art gallery shindig to a dinner date situation. Viva la versatility!…AVAILABLE: $690, Net-A-Porter.com…
QVC has inked a deal with Jennifer Rade. The prolific red carpet stylist, who’s dressed the likes of Angelina Jolie, Amy Winehouse, Pink, and Cher, will design a capsule collection named Edge by Jen Rade that will debut during the network’s “Red Carpet Style” show on February 22. Joie! Expect three easy to wear pieces to drop live on Oscar weekend: a $75 maxidress, a lace tunic and camisole combo for $58, and a gold-studded topper for $40. Three additional itemsâ€”a denim trouser, a lace-edged top, and a lace pencil skirtâ€”will launch in March. This is the second partnership for the A-list magnet, who currently has another collaboration on rack. Rade teamed up with German powerhouse Rena Lange in 2011 to expand the brand’s eveningwear; the collection hit stores for Fall 2012.
Changes ahead on the department store front: Macy’s is reconfiguring its retail layout for 2013 and beyond. The shopping giant is shuttering six stores this spring; the largest locations closing up shop will be in downtown Houston, Paseo Colorado in Pasadena, and a five-story store in St. Paul. Additionally, the Fashion Show Mall outpost in Las Vegas will pack it in along with its Belmont, Mass. location, as well as its downtown Honolulu site. As for the good news? Macy’s will be opening up a fresh slew of noteworthy haute spots in the next two years. The list is long: the Shops at Summerlin and a men’s store in the Fashion Show Mall; Mall at Bay Plaza in the Bronx, University Town Center in Sarasota, Fla.; Mall of Victor Valley in Victorville, Calif.; and Gurnee Mills in Gurnee, Ill.. If that isn’t enough to pique your retail interest, the company will also be consolidating two Macy’s at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka, Minn. into a single 286,000 square feet structure in 2014. New year, new retail map!
(NEW YORK) First Look: Gucci’s Frida Giannini Designs A Comic Book [ELLE]
Giannini follows in Phillip Lim’s footsteps
Katie Grand Makes A Splash With Hogan [Telegraph UK]
The editor is partnering with Hogan to launch a new range of accessories
Olympian Louis Smith To Launch Fashion Line? [Vogue UK]
Ryan Lochte isn’t the only Olympian trying his hand in fashion
Naomi Campbell Mugged In Paris, Suffers Leg Injury [Huffington Post]
The mod explains her recent “thug” attack
Fab: The Ikea of Fashion? [Racked]
The social shopping site has amassed more than 10 million members in one year