Posts for January 28th 2009
Want an instant injection of fierce? Then you must get one of these Grace Jones Buttons ($3 each). A quickie lesson: She's a Jamaican-American singer, actress, and supermodel whose masculine appearance influenced the cross-dressing movement of the '80s. The image on the pin is from her 1981 album cover for Nightclubbing taken by Jean-Paul Goude. Twenty-five years later, the model and art director reunited on the set of V Magazine's Spring issue for which Jones is a cover girl. Viva, Grace!
Must-Have Bling of the Day: Dawn McKelvie's Sculpted Leather Cuffs We're always on the lookout for up and coming designers. Check out Stylelist's feature on jewelry extraordinaire Dawn McKelvie.Comments
This Barron Duquette Cynthia Jumpsuit ($326) is interesting to say the least. The model looks good in it, but on me it might be a different story. The baggy, genie-inspired cut is a sassy evening look, but I'm not sure about the cropped, elastic banding. Do you love it or hate it?
Opulent, whimsical, vivid — all adjectives you can count on Lacroix to bring. However, considering this is couture, the French great toned things down a tad. There's still plenty of pouf and crazy, but this collection felt tame. Or maybe I just prefer when Lacroix goes mad . . . Influences were varied: Spanish luxe, retro prom, Parisian flourish, but it was unmistakably Lacroix. Some dresses resembled exotic bouquets of flowers, while others an English garden party. Meanwhile, separates were jumbled together to create a high-end hodgepodge — very inspiring. Stacked bangles and oversize earrings were noteworthy. Then there's the bride, in her white and gold decadent glory. As always with Lacroix, I'm smitten.
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Where there is couture, there's always going to be all-star attendees. Couture isn't up everyone's alley, but the Spring Couture collections in Paris did attract a gaggle of fashion devotees like Carine Roitfeld, Daphne Guinness, Dita Von Teese, and Olga Kurylenko (left, gorgeous). After the Chanel show, first-time fashion show attendee Keira Knightley said, “I was saying ‘I want that one and that one and that one,’ but I’ve got nothing to wear them to." Somehow I doubt that! Check out who else made a cameo at the Parisian shows.
UPDATE: Nina Ricci has officially confirmed Peter Copping as its new artistic director. Copping's first order of business for the fashion house is to design a capsule resort collection for Ricci’s flagship boutique on the Avenue Montaigne and shops worldwide.
UPDATE: Olivier Theyskens and Nina Ricci have officially parted ways. In a joint statement from both parties, Theyskens left the French fashion house on March 10, earlier than his contract which expires in October. Louis Vuitton alum, Peter Copping, is expected to take over as the creative director for Nina Ricci. Theyskens is said to be considering a relaunch of his namesake label. Good luck Olivier, we look forward to seeing more beautiful designs from you!
Bummer. The rumors are confirmed — Olivier Theyskens is officially out at Nina Ricci. Why? Apparently, Theyskens and management clashed; management wanted to go commercial and Theyskens didn't. Adding salt to the wound, speculations for Olivier's replacement have already been announced. The fashion house is looking to steal Marc Jacobs's golden boy at Louis Vuitton: Peter Copping. The designer apparently turned in his resignation at Louis Vuitton after meeting with Ricci's parent company, Puig Fashion Group.
Olivier's contract with Nina Ricci officially terminates in late October, which means we'll potentially see two more collections from the boy wonder but rising tensions could lead to an earlier check-out date.
Interview With Liz Lange: Pregnancy Mogul Relaunches Line! LilSugar nabbed an interview with maternity-wear connoisseur Liz Lange. Hear the designer discuss her latest line, how to get the most bang for your buck with a maternity wardrobe, and the ways she juggles work and motherhood.