Calling all wax obsessives: haute candle company Cire Trudon (the fragrant French purveyors have been around since 1643!) has trotted out new ready-to-burn goodies for Spring, including accessories designer Yaz Bukey’s first collab with the brand. The result? A rather sexy black pillar, cheekily festooned with lips plus talk and thought bubbles and a plexiglass topper also sporting lips (akin to Bukey’s pop art-y bauble designs), scented to evoke leather a la motorcycle rides. â€œWe tried five scents before choosing the right oneâ€”they were actually not very far from each together, but we needed to find a subtle-enough scent that didnâ€™t smell like gasoline,” Bukey explained. Mission accomplished! Last week, Bukey toasted her candling foray at the brand’s West Village outpost, packed to the gills with oodles of beauty eds plus the likes of Prabal Gurung and Zac Posen. As for the latter, who ambled around the store sniffing the goods and poking around the pretty displays dispersed throughout the store, Bukey and Posen have a collab chronicle of their own, complete with its own soundtrack. “Iâ€™ve worked with Zac for four years, on his secondary line, Zac, which used to be called Z Spoke, designing bags for him,” said Bukey. Their shared affinity? Musicals, and a penchant for Liza Minnelli. “We listen to Judy Garland all the time!” Can we pop by the design studio during that part of the process, s’il vous plait?
(NEW YORK) What better week than NYFW for the official launch party of Josh Reed’s new brand Gents? Actually, the fete was on the calendar for November, but was postponed after falling on the same week as Hurricane Sandy. Ladies and gents at the Gramecy Park Hotel on Wednesday night didn’t seem to notice. Joining Zoe Campaign models Melissa Bolona and Chad White welcomed a very “inside baseball” crowd including Prabal Gurung, Ted Stafford, Kristian Laliberte, Malcolm Carfrae, Dan Ragone, Matthew Marden, Jason Lord, Cory Bond, Flint Beamon, and J. Errico.
Hey, chicettes: The USPS is cutting off Saturday deliveries. Discuss! â€œDoes anyone use mail anymore? E-mail!â€ â€”Prabal Gurung
â€œIâ€™m not happy. I like the mail. Iâ€™m old-fashioned. The mail is fun.â€ â€”Lynn Yaeger
â€œItâ€™ll be one day a week I donâ€™t get bills. Thatâ€™s pretty much what I get in the mail.â€ â€”Fern Mallis
“I donâ€™t really check my mail; Iâ€™m terrible!
Prabal Gurung launches his Spring 2012 digital campaign starring Joan Smalls lensed by Daniel Jackson. â€œJoan Smalls epitomizes the woman we design for each season,” Gurung reveals. “To see her bring these designs to life is awe-inspiring.” Perfect match!
In search of the next Prabal Gurung, The Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation has just announced their newest award recipients for 2011. Each lucky designer will receive the coveted $25,000 grant to fund their collection at New York Fashion Week this February, following in the footsteps of past winners Derek Lam, Erin Fetherston, Zac Posen, and more. EDFF 2011 title-holders include: Bibhu Mohapatra, The Lake & Stars, M. Patmos, and Mandy Coon in the Women’s Design category, Native Son in the Men’s Design category, Pamela Love for Accessories, and Study NY for Sustainable Design.