- American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will release his second album in March. — Billboard
- Tobey Maguire's production company has acquired the rights to Marcus Sakey's crime novel Good People. — Variety
- In Sundance deals news, Fox Searchlight has acquired the Hugh Dancy romance Adam, and the bromance Humpday will be distributed by Magnolia. — Reuters
- Law and Order: Criminal Intent won't air till the Summer. — TV Guide
- Brandon Routh, Chris Evans, and Brie Larson have joined the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. — The Hollywood Reporter
- Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, Norah Jones, and Jack Johnson are among the acts confirmed for a Nick Drake tribute album. — Billboard
- Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins have joined the cast of Joss Whedon's horror film The Cabin in the Woods. — Zap2it
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is taking a break — but supposedly not breaking up. — Pitchfork
While I won't be heading to the 2009 Sundance Film Festival this year, I will be sorting through the humongous pile of festival entries to share with you some of the films I think look most promising. From quirky documentaries (like Chris Rock's) to talented young filmmaker debuts to a potential runaway hit, Sundance is filled with entertainment possibilities. Here are today's selections:
Boy, do I love me some Hugh Dancy and I've been waiting for this actor to land a juicy, leading role. Well, my prayers have been answered with Adam, in which he stars as a fellow who's a little bit different. The movie explores the idea that "truly reaching another person means bravely stretching into discomfiting territory — and the shake-up can be liberating." Dancy's co-stars include Damages's Rose Byrne, as well as Frankie Faison, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving, and Mark Linn-Baker. I can't wait to see this one!
Adam Lippes, who delivered a tip-top Spring '09 collection, is bringing his flavor to Mango. The designer has created a 24-piece — 12 for women, 12 for men — limited-edition Spring/Summer line that will hit 220 Mango stores March 15. Adam's goal is to inject a taste of American sportswear into the Barcelona-based retailer. The collection colors are mainly bright tempered by classic American pieces like striped sweaters, chiffon dresses, trousers, jackets, and jeans. If it's anything like his past creations, it will be beyond Fab.
Designer Adam Lippes is having a prefall sale you don't want to miss. Trust me. His designs are delicate and feminine without being obnoxious. Take a look and see what I mean.
Among the offerings is this Adam Shirttail Tunic ($159, originally $265). How can one resist the pleated sleeves and collar, and the miniature buttons? There's also a basics sale for those who want something, well, more basic.
Rachel Zoe lives in them, Kate Moss dabbles in them and I kinda want to give one a whirl. When cold weather comes a knockin' anything fuzzy nurtures the style soul. If you don't want a full on fur jacket or coat, a fuzzy vest can nip that cold in the bud. These look Fab atop both flared or skinny jeans, but boots are a must to elevate the boho look.
You know the brand Adam+Eve? Well now designer Adam Lippes has nixed that name and relaunched his basics under Adam. Plain and simple, much like his offerings. The new Adam, debuting on Oct. 15, will offer everything from throw-on dresses to simple slouchy tank tops, sheer camisoles, and chic harem-style bottoms. Prices range from $45 to $200. Not bad.
These pieces come in cashmere and pima blends that are so soft and provide a pretty drape silhouette. Another difference is that Adam is now using a newly developed quality of mercerized cotton, which gives fabrics a lustrous appearance. Perfect.
To see more cool basics from Adam Lippes, read more
An original photo editorial by Coutorture.com. Photographer Jonathan Melamed, Makeup Sarah Conley, Sylists Stephanie Draves and Megan Zanke, Fashion Editors Julie Fredrickson and Megan Zanke, Model Doris from Red Model Management, Clothing by Alice & Olivia, Adam, Pencey, DAVIS by Ruth Davis, Dolce Vita, jewelry by Deka Ray, glasses by Selima Optique, hosiery by Falke.
If you want the goods in our The Sun Doesn't Care photo shoot you can have them at anywhere from zero to eight hundred dollars. You can also have them for Resort 09. Yep, we're all over the map this week. Our spread below includes those current season goodies in our shoot courtesy of Shopbop--all will undoubtedly work for fall (heck, some of them are fall). From the pink sequin ombre frock to the elegant purple blouse, it's all up for grabs. As for the clothing in the shoot not shown in the spread below, well that's Pencey and we'll be bringing you the low-down on that line and the Resort collection later today.
Finally, anything randomly ombrized (oops, we just made up an awesome word) well, that's our styling skills with the help of e-commerce aficionado and former Anthropologie display coordinator, Stephanie Draves. From the chain and feather necklace, to the purple rope necklace, and its matching ascot necktie, it came from us--we dip dyed in our bathroom until the wee hours of the morning with the help of Ms. Draves. There's not too much DIY advice to give aside from making sure you don't splash your roommate's white towels with a giant orange ombre bow (soaking wet). We just hope that you take our interpretations as encouragement to embrace the sweltering weather, buddy up, and get wild with some drug store dye.
He is such a catch. Designer Adam Lippes will host a dog adoption party in the Meatpacking District this weekend. The event, this Friday, will be co-hosted by the ASPCA and the festivities will continue through the weekend. If you're in New York, check out the windows of the Adam shop on Hudson street for the wittle doggies Adam loves, up for adoption. It's a nice reminder that fashion isn't just champagne toasting, panic attacks, and a constant dialogue about the recession. The all-American designer, with experience at Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta, is just the guy to remind us of that fact.
What: Adam Loves Dogs
When: April 4-6th 2008
Where: 678 Hudson Street, NY, NY
Be sure to check out our exclusive coverage of the Fall 08 Adam Lippes fashion show including a backstage interview with the designer.
Today we popped into the Coterie Trade Show where the godforsaken clothes are actually bought and sold! If you fancy a quick glance at Fall 08, off the runway, here are some photos we snapped in attendance. Coterie, one of the most prominent trade shows in America, takes place in the Javits Center and is vast and sprawling. The maze of designers is only navigable by the atmosphere of their respective booths. Indeed, as any good New Yorker knows, even in the space of a kitchen tile one can make themselves known. Tory Birch had a guard with clipboard as the booth was 'by appointment only', Rag & Bone was prohibiting press pictures (thanks lady, we've got the runway shots anyway), and Earnest Sewn built a huge wooden wall to act as a shield against the lesser-merchandised vendors. Adam by Adam Lippies, Diabless, Manoush, and Iodice, on the other hand, hosted mini-Coterie parties in their respective booths where all were welcome. Some representatives hired models to pass out look books, while others simply mowed-down on sandwiches, staring into space. It was day three of the event, after all, and everyone let their true colors shine through. Some of our favorite designers at the show, coming soon.