The bitter winter breeze nipped at the windows of La Perlaâ€™s Madison Ave. location, but inside it was a bit steamier. After all, they were hosting a cocktail party amidst a swish of lacy, yet festive, lingerie and playful bedroom toys. This wasnâ€™t a totally hedonistic affair, though; it was an eve to benefit the New Yorkers for Children.
New Katie Role: Fashion Face [NY Post] Doe-eyed starlet will be the next Ann Taylor girl come March. Perhaps Suri will start dressing like Katie instead of vice versa?…Jean Paul Gaultier Collaborates with La Perla [Daily Telegraph] Gaultier is to thank for Madonnaâ€™s iconic cone bra; now the brand pairs with La Perla and brings the â€œBlond Ambitionâ€ look back…Konichiwa Versace [Vogue UK] New Versace stores to open in Japan this year, after the brandâ€™s 2009 departure from the countryâ€™s retail scene…Gwyneth Paltrow Teams Up with Luxe Watchmaker Baume & Mercier [People StyleWatch] No, not another campaign featuring Gwyneth Paltrow â€“ she will simply be a â€œfriend of the brandâ€ and hobnob at events as it relaunches its Hamptons watch this fall
Devendra Banhartâ€™s Love-In [Nowness] The French New Wave-inflected short film for Oliver Peoples, shot by Lisa Eisner, features the folk crooner and his beau cavorting in a bathtub. Oui, oui!