More to love! Katie Grand-helmed Love Magazine has added stylist Panos Yiapanis to its masthead as fashion director at large. Yiapanis has often contributed to Love since the Conde title’s 2009 inception, working with shutterbugs like Mario Testino and Mert Alas avec Marcus Piggot, in addition to having his work featured in titles like i-D, W, VMAN, and Vogue Italia. He’s styled for the likes of Rick Owens (apparently a close friend of the stylist’s and longtime collaborator), Givenchy, and Roberto Cavlli, plus ad campaign work for top-tier maisons such as Chanel and Calvin Klein.
Sonya Auvray’s Wetherly Group is partnering with Saturday Group’s RMO, a London-based public relations company that represents brands like Erdem, Giles, and Harvey Nichols. The PR outfit was founded by Olivier Bourgis and Mesh Chibber, who still run the company. RMO’s fashion and luxury clients will merge with Wetherly Group’s roster of jewelry and denim clients like H.Stern, Gilan, and Hudson. “We have been actively looking for the right U.S. partner for RMO, and Wetherly impressed us with their level of service, strategic view of communication and expertise in the jewellry and denim sectors,” said Bourgis and Chibber in a statement on RMO’s website.
(NEW YORK) How Supermodels Stay ‘Paris Thin’ By Eating TISSUES: Sacked Vogue Editor Exposes Brutal Truths of Fashion World In Telll-All Book [Daily Mail UK]
Kirstie Clements, fired from her role as editor of Australian Vogue last May, has written a tell-all book about the fashion industry
Shazam Creates Fashion ID App [Telegraph UK]
The new app will allow users to identify the outfit of an on-screen personality
Does This Start-Up Stack Up? Rank & Style Makes Top-10 Lists, Backed By Math [Refinery29]
Rank & Style has developed the style algorithm
Issa London Collaborates With The Outnet [Vogue UK]
The exclusive collection will include reworked dresses from the label’s archives
Model Takeover: Louis Vuitton’s Alma Campaign May Be the Beginning of a New Era [PopSugar]
Louis Vuitton says goodbye to celebs and hello to mods
WHAT: Ray-Ban RB 3025 58mm Mirror Sunglasses…WHY: We’ve got a bright idea, darlings! Trade up your traditional cat eye frames for some mirrored aviators. The iconic silhouette has outlasted the more faddish spec styles, and now gets updated with a high-shine twist. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the chicest of them all?…AVAILABLE: $155, SolsticeSunglasses.com…
The buzz is at full blast regarding Hedi Slimane’s creative choix at Saint Laurent. In his latest move, the designer enlisted Courtney Love to front the brand’s music meets fashion campaign, which will also feature fellow rockers like Marilyn Manson, Kim Gordon, and Ariel Pink. It’s only natural that he would enlist Love as she was the assumed inspiration behind his grunge heavy Fall 2013 collection. She even applauded him post-show by tweeting: “Having gasms at the idea of rich ladies buying what we used to wear, finally someone got the look exact, no beanies.”
After two years as creative director of Thierry Mugler, Nicola Formichetti is bidding adieu to the brand. According to Joel Palix, president of Clarins Fragrance Group and director general of Thierry Mugler, the split is mutual. Mega-stylist Formichetti was first brought on board to succeed designer Rosemary Rodriguez and to revive the ready-to-wear. Formichetti showed his first collection for Fall 2011, for which he enlisted his muse, Lady Gaga, to walk in the show. Palix plans to reveal a new brand strategy shortly; expect a focus on the momentum that Mugler gave the ready-to-wear, along with heavy emphasis on the brand’s blockbuster fragrances.
Whatâ€™s it like to be a Marie Claire editrix south of the border? Just ask Ariadne Grant, whoâ€™s been in the EIC seat for a year at Marie Claireâ€™s Mexico and Latin America edition after scaling her way up the Mexico City mag ladder quite quickly. Her tricks? Hard work galore, for starters, plus a stint getting schooled on the craft in London and a very straight-shooting approach to tackling her job. The Daily chatted up Grant recently in the throes of a boisterous din honoring Oscar de la Renta at a Mexico City resto, Tenampa (the joint was replete with tableside Mariachi bands, and the designer du evening sang along and took shots of tequila). If only every interview could occur under such fun circumstances, non?
BY ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV
J.C. Penney is amping up its fine jewelry department. This month, the retail behemoth will debut The Bijoux Bar, a new jewelry section featuring 16 exclusive designer collections ranging from $30 to $395. The Bijoux Bar will be placed within the jewelry department, next to the high-traffic Sephora station, and comprise about 20 percent of the entire jewelry selection. Expect secondary lines from notables like Kara Ross, who designed 10021 Kara Ross for the Bar, and Kenneth Jay Lane, who will supply KJL by Kenneth Jay Lane. Additional jewelry collections on display will be Downtown by Lana from Lana Bramlette, Rodrigo-Bravo by Rodrigo Otazu, Telio by Doris Panos, Diego Massimo, and Dom by Dominique Cohen. The Bijoux Bar will be available at JCP.com starting on April 18 and in 650 JCP locations beginning April 28.
(NEW YORK) Heidi Klum Saves Son From Drowning [Vogue UK]
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel used her wings to protect her son
Marilyn Manson Is the New face of Saint Laurent [Telegraph UK]
Nope, this isn’t a poorly-timed April Fool
All the Glossy Fashion Finalists For the 2013 National Magazine Awards [Fashionologie]
The fashion nominees are in
Garance DorÃ© Brings One Of Fashion’s Biggest Luxury Brands Down To Earth [Refinery29]
Garance DorÃ© chats with some of the most influential members of the Kering family
Raf Simons, Miuccia Prada Called Out for Copying Historic Designs [Fashionista]
Palomboâ€™s latest â€œcampaignâ€ features images of recent Dior, Prada and Celine runway looks juxtaposed with historic designers
WHAT: Esquivel Gold Wing Tip Brogues
WHY: If you’re looking to add some casual chic flare to your wardrobe a la Lanvin’s Fall menswear inspired shoes, but want to put the spring in your step now look no further than British shoemaker George Esquivel’s beautiful brogues. Plus, these exclusive statement makers have none other than style icon Gwenyth Paltrow’s golden stamp of approval.