Last year, we talked about the possibility of the bowl cut making a return, and guess what? Lots of celebrities have been sporting their own version of the old-school style over the past few months. But the new version of the bowl cut isn't of The Three Stooges ilk. The newer adaptations range from stylized pixies to hipster-esque mullets to rounded wedge cuts or bobs. Find out what I mean about this blunt-banged look now.
>> Model Update: Who's Walking, Who's Not —'90s Calvin Klein model Jenny Shimizu made a runway return, closing the John Bartlett runway on Wednesday — the designer told The Daily of Shimizu: "[She's] really a muse for me. She depicts the kind of woman that I'm dressing. It's no frills, no high heels, no beading, no ruffles." And Jessica Miller is also said to be coming back to the runway. Irina Lazareanu, meanwhile, should be in a couple of front rows, but she's not walking, save for the runway appearance she made for Fashion for Relief this evening. Ali Stephens, too, is only walking a few shows because she's "not the typical skinny — I have hips. I love my body but I’m not one of the girls willing to starve themselves for fashion, so I do what shows I can but I don’t, pressure myself to fit into the sample sizes." Stephens doesn't plan to go to Milan or London Fashion Weeks. [Style File, @nextmodelsnyc, Modelinia, @Modelinia, The Cut]
Vanessa Paradis played host at last night's special dinner celebrating Chanel's new Rouge Coco de Chanel lipsticks. Kate Bosworth also put on one of Karl Lagerfeld's designs for the event, which brought out a crowd including Rachel Zoe, Nina Garcia, and more. The attendees are gearing up for Fashion Week, which starts tomorrow, but Vanessa and Kate had love on the mind before Valentine's Day. Vanessa made a rare comment on her longtime love, Johnny Depp, saying, "I like him very much in all terms and every sense of the way . . . He makes me happy. We are many things — we are together and, in a way, one person."
Kate, meanwhile, was all about her own guy, Alexander Skarsgard, despite arriving at the bash with socialite and Born Rich director Jamie Johnson. "We are very good friends," she said of Alex. "He's a wonderful, wonderful man. I adore him." The stylish crowd moved on after their meal to the club Good Units for Interview magazine's 40th anniversary party, where Kate was spotted letting loose with Vogue writer Derek Blasberg as Chloe Sevigny, Mary-Kate Olsen, and her boyfriend Nate Lowman danced nearby.
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I'll be visiting Barcelona soon, so naturally Barcelona Fashion Week is especially enticing to me right now. Over three days, Spanish designers like Zazo & Brull, Matthew Ames, and Estrella Archs debuted their fresh Spring/Summer '10 collections. Hot model Dree Hemingway made a catwalk appearance at the Teresa Helbig show, while Irina Lazareanu debuted a cropped 'do at Mikio Sakabe. I'm particularly drawn to this red Zazo & Brull dress Marina Peres wore down the runway. It has red carpet written all over it. There are many more stunning looks, so take a quick escape to Barcelona.
Fashion Week Tidbits: Gareth Pugh NY-Bound, Alexander Wang and Katie Grand Teaming Up, and Shalom Harlom Bartending at Organic
>> New York Fashion Week is less than a week away, and the tidbits are flowing freely — a compilation of the highlights from the past couple of days:
Double (or Triple) Duty Presentations
- Gareth Pugh confirmed that he will be showing a video directed by Ruth Hogben on Sept. 13 to "set the mood for [his] catwalk show that will take place as usual in Paris." After the private showing, he'll screen the short film in public nearby — get your name on the guest list via MAC's Facebook page. [Style File]
- Temperley London is taking their interactive Spring 2010 multimedia presentation on the road for the second time, starting in New York Sept. 15 before evolving in format for London Fashion Week and then again in Paris, where it will become an exhibit. The film aspect, plus stills and a behind-the-scenes cut will be readily available online on Temperley's new website.
>> Ali Stephens, Irina Lazareanu Change Up Their Hair for the New Show Season — Caroline Trentini and Alyona Osmanova did it, now Irina Lazareanu and Ali Stephens have, too. Irina debuted a Tao Okamoto-like crop when she walked the Mikio Sakabe runway in Barcelona yesterday, and Ali Stephens's new polaroids show her blonder than before, with a shoulder-length cut. [Fashin, Models.com]
Tasha Tilberg, Ymre Stiekema Go '60s Avedon for Show Package; Irina Lazareanu To Make Runway Return?
>> Spring 2010 show packages with New York Fashion Week just over a week away: Supreme went goth with the help of photographer Hanna Liden, Major Model Management enlisted the help of student artist Rachel Chiu to illustrate their roster, and Irina Lazareanu looks poised to make a runway return — her card is in the mix at Marilyn. But thus far, the most eye-catching rests with One Management — they had icons like Ann Catherine Lacroix, Tasha Tilberg, and Colette Pechekhonova, plus Prada favorite Ymre Stiekema, all done up '60s Richard Avedon-style, complete with helmet from his 1965 Harper's Bazaar cover. Accompanying video here.
>> Irina Lazareanu Cast as Lead in Spike Lee Romantic Comedy —Irina Lazareanu, who hasn't done too much in the way of modeling recently, has been focusing on acting instead — especially after this newest development: Spike Lee approached her for his new romantic comedy. She flew to New York this week for her screen test and has subsequently landed the lead role in the film. [Grazia]
>> While Gemma Ward is still missing from the fashion scene — instead, she's DJing this Thursday in New York — but some of her compatriots are making a return to the influential editorial fold after lengthy breaks, courtesy of the May 2009 Vogue Italia.
Irina Lazareanu, who has been in full-on hiatus mode, skipping both the Spring 2009 and Fall 2009 runways save for a couple of turns during couture in January, is back in Miles Aldridge's technicolored "Dreamy." And Suvi Koponen, who skipped the Fall 2009 runways to travel the world, returns to major editorial ground showcasing what she does best — pose — in Richard Burbridge's "A Summer Blend." Not to mention Sasha Pivovarova's return to Vogue Italia cover territory, Moroccan-style.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Before McBeha there was "Frina," the ambiguous pairing — or perhaps just the result of backstage boredom — of Freja Beha Erichsen and Irina Lazareanu, which produced quite a few pictures of the two caught up in the moment and being playful (NSFW). Last night, Irina — who's back in Paris doing the modeling thing — found a new partner for play: Mischa Barton. They were out celebrating Mischa's birthday with Giambattista Valli and Olivier Theyskens — who must not be too worried about his current situation, because he had a big smile on his face. [PopSugar]