- And it's Lady Gaga by a mile: the outré original wins best-dressed of the year — Vogue Daily
- Kate Moss considers opening a modeling school — People
- Victoria Beckham's bags snapped up fast — FabSugar UK
- Nicky Hilton's favorite LA boutiques, restaurants, and spas — FreshGuide
- Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo want your letters to Haiti — Teen Vogue
- Haute Hippie skirt: buy of the day — Lucky
- Rue La La's virtual Christmas card — Stylelist
- Need a stocking stuffer? I love the Gucci Mouse purse — Purse Blog
- Breaking: Anna Wintour reportedly went shopping in Brooklyn yesterday — The Cut
- This week's Unracked With Gilt Groupe: Eric Daman, stylist on Gossip Girl — Gilt Groupe
- Look of the day: Ciara — Stylelist
- Stella McCartney's Las Vegas store opens today — Racked
It's been a while since we've seen Coco Rocha . . . and now we see her looking super colorful on the January cover of Elle Italia! Photographer Alexei Hay captured the bubbly model in a playful pose, wearing layers upon layers — a teal bodysuit, voluminous maxiskirt, platform shoes, with hot pink socks. There's obviously a lot going on, so it's not a look that would translate well to the streets or be super flattering. But what do you think of it on the cover of a magazine? Is this Coco cover freaky or fabulous?
Fab has been using WWD for its four years of existence, but can you believe the fashion publication has been around for 100 years? That's quite a fabulous feat! So to celebrate its huge milestone, WWD threw an elaborate party at Cipriani in NYC last night. As you can imagine, the who's who of fashion flocked to congratulate. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Christian Siriano, and Coco Rocha were just a few of the famous faces who showed up in style.
Last night, Anna Wintour got all dolled up in her signature classy garb and headed to NYC's Ciano restaurant to have a few cocktails at Vogue's London emerging designers party. She meshed effortlessly with a cool-kids gang: Ed Westwick, Georgia May Jagger, Alexandra Richards, Coco Rocha, and more. Step inside to see Anna having fun with fashion's It kids and what they all wore!
- Mick's daughter Georgia May Jagger on needing a bum to model jeans — People
- 2010 London Film Festival Miral photo call: Rula Jebreal in Prada and Freida Pinto — Red Carpet Fashion Awards
- At home with Coco Rocha — Modelinia
- How to wear fur and faux fur — Stylelist
- The Yves Saint Laurent perfect combo — Purse Blog
- The Ugg craze has swept Hong Kong — The Cut
- Coral button-down shirt: piece we're coveting — Lucky
- Suddenly everywhere: fringe — The Inside Source
- Hermes happenings — Vogue UK
- 12 t-shirts with plenty of style — Refinery29
>> Coco Rocha opened up her two-bedroom Gramercy Park, Manhattan apartment, which she bought three years ago and shares with her husband James Conran, to Vogue.com. Shown lining her walls are teapots she collects from "from all the different places I have been to for photo shoots — from Morocco to Michigan”; there's a photo (left) of Rocha, who explains it was a wedding present from Steven Meisel — "I’ve never liked hanging my model photos in my home, but this is an exception because it almost looks like a painting”; and on a table, a handbag piggy bank, which Rocha says is one of her favorite things: “I love how at first glance it looks like a YSL bag, but when you take a closer look you realize it actually reads, 'yove saved la rent.' It’s genius!” More photos at the link. [Vogue.com]
Phillip Lim tried to have it both ways this season — some of his girls were decked out in leather contraptions resembling workaday aprons, while others wore crystal-embellished gowns fit for a starlet. Using lyrics from Charlotte Gainsbourg's song "Dandelion" as inspiration, Lim was feeling Springy with his palette of light "bougie" blues, blush pinks, and taupe. He transitioned from his smocks to tailored suits and separates in twill and silk. He also sent out a series of elaborate frocks, which were adorned with lambskin paillettes and rhinestones. Other amazing details spotted — embellished sleeves to cutaway backs and lace panels. He provided a contrast to all the polish by pairing each look with this season's ubiquitous wooden platforms.
The Park Avenue Armory location was chock-full of celebrities, with Rashida Jones and Alexa Chung competing for space alongside Kanye West. The stars had front-row views to check out the show, as well as the architectural stage design, which he says was inspired by the molding in his apartment.
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Fashion's Night Out's Fashion Show Featured a Dancing Gisele, a Rapping Pharrell, and a Whole Lot of Designer Duds
>> The audience at tonight's Fashion's Night Out fashion show wasn't limited to the 1,500 ticket-holders — crowds gathered behind police barricades across the street from the Lincoln Center Plaza for a glimpse of New York City's largest fashion show. Those who were lucky enough to nab tickets to the show were treated to a concentric-circled runway setup, with rows no more than two deep. Not only that, but among the audience was a large smattering of designers — Tory Burch, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Furstenberg, Jenna Lyons, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Phillip Lim, Vera Wang, Francisco Costa, and Donna Karan among them; models — Lauren Hutton, Bar Rafaeli, Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann; and other industry figures, including Anna Wintour, with favorites Blake Lively and Roger Federer next to her, and Si Newhouse himself. Bee Shaffer arrived 45 minutes early to the event, holding hands with boyfriend Jake Hurwitz.
Anna Wintour's fears that the show, scheduled to start at 7:30 pm, would begin late were unmerited — it started on the dot with Alicia Keys's "Empire State of Mind" playing on the loudspeaker as spotlights searched the audience and the fountain in the center of the setup rose and then fell.
As the audience looked for Gisele Bundchen, set to open the show's 171 looks, a Fashion's Night Out doubledecker bus pulled up next to the Plaza, carrying Bundchen, Angela Lindvall, Karolina Kurkova, Coco Rocha, Lily Donaldson, Lara Stone, Jourdan Dunn, Caroline Trentini, Sasha Pivovarova, Adriana Lima, Chanel Iman, and Karlie Kloss, each dressed in a Fashion's Night Out tee paired with a long ballgown skirt and heels. The twelve models dismounted the bus one by one, forming a line in front of the Plaza steps as the rest of the 150 model cast filled in behind them.
Gisele leading the way, the twelve openers made their way around the fountain, soon followed by groups of models clipping by showcasing "Fifties Flair," "Tartan Twist," "Rock Chic," "Go Global," and "Jazz-Age Cool." Each group wormed their way around the circular runway, the models coming in quick succession, highly choreographed and sometimes stopping and turning. A few were suffering from their heels by the end — Rose Cordero and Heidi Mount among them — and those in the "Weekend Wrap-Up" group, all swathed in capes and jackets, had sweat rolling from their temples after all the parading, thanks to the humid Indian Summer air.
Pharrell Williams popped up on the center fountain to close the extravaganza in a surprise performance, and Gisele and the rest of the openers paraded and danced back to the bus, this time in full-on designer gowns, with Naomi Campbell in the finale spot. As Pharrell joined them, he encouraged the audience — ticketed and not — to shop New York, because after all, that was the whole point of this 15-minute shindig. So will it work?
>> Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen to Walk in Fashion's Night Out Fashion Show —There have been names tossed around in the past — but none confirmed for 150-strong Fashion's Night Out fashion show model cast. Until now — and some of the names are bigger than expected. The show on Sept. 7, which marks the biggest public fashion show in Manhattan (and that doesn't even count all the livestream-watchers), will see Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova, Lily Donaldson, Sasha Pivovarova, Gisele Bundchen, and Angela Lindvall all walk. [The Cut]