After swirling rumors, it has been confirmed that Erin Wasson will no longer be designing for RVCA. Wipe that tear off your face because she still has her other line, Low Luv. For Fall '10, her final design collaboration, you'll find more signature grungy cool pieces, including a white long-sleeve maxidress, skinny jeans, loose-fitting sweaters, and off-shoulder tees. Proceed to check out a few items from Erin Wasson's final collection for RVCA.
>> The rumors that Erin Wasson's RVCA line is no longer have finally been addressed by both parties. According to RVCA founder and creative director Pat Tenore: “The current rumors are completely incorrect and misleading statements. RVCA and Erin have not parted ways indefinitely. Erin is part of the RVCA family, and we hope to work with her on new collaborations in the near future.”
Though Wasson's contract with the brand technically expires at the end of the year, there will be no Spring 2011 Erin Wasson x RVCA collection. Added RVCA marketing director Brian Garofalow: “[The] agreement was for a time term, expiring 12/31/10. The term expires in between the development and go-to-market processes for [Spring 2011], so both parties opted not to develop the season as part of our current agreement.”
>> Billabong announced that it was acquiring RVCA for an undisclosed amount last week, and now it sounds like Erin Wasson x RVCA wasn't part of the deal. Fashionista reports that Wasson's contract with RVCA has ended and was not renewed.
A source within the company says RVCA dropped Wasson's line because her team was difficult to work with. “Total chaos and the epitome of unorganized,” the source added. Whether Wasson's less-than-well-received Fall 2010 collection will be her last, or whether there will be one more could not be confirmed. Wasson's rep had "no comment" on the matter.
Check it: there's a fine line between looking casual and casual cool. If it weren't for Kate Bosworth's denim vest by Current & Elliot, her gray tee would fall flat; pairing it with this essential piece pulls everything together in a snap. Pretty cool, huh? I like to wear my denim vests with frocks and billowy tops for a sweet, Bohemian vibe, but if that's not your thing, try it with a tank or simple tee, a la Bossie. However you do it, I guarantee hotness.
Facehunter, Fashion Toast, and BunnyBisous Bloggers Convert Posts Into Further Industry Opportunities
>> Streetstyle photographers Garance Dore, Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, and Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil have all turned their blogs into further industry opportunities — Garance now shoots editorials for the likes of Glamour Italy and guest blogs for Vogue.fr, Scott has photographed two seasons worth of DKNY Jeans campaigns and has a compilation book coming out in September, and Tommy did the Spring 2009 Lane Crawford campaign. And style blogger Susanna Lau's time on Style Bubble allowed her to transition from digital media planner at an ad agency to commissing editor of Dazed & Confused's DazedDigital.com.
In the past week or so, a handful of other fashion bloggers have seen their blog time become currency for further opportunities: Yvan Rodic of Facehunter just announced a compilation book of his streetstyle photography is coming out in early 2010. Julia Frakes of BunnyBisous and Paper's Fashion Schmasion is doing some lookbook time — first in Rachel Antonoff's Fall 2009 set and yesterday, she apparently shot the Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony lookbook, complete with '90s hair; the last round of which Chloe starred in herself. And finally, Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast just signed with Next, is appearing in RVCA's campaign, and has further upcoming editorials and styling work already in the pipeline.
One month after its alleged launch date, the Erin Wasson for RVCA Spring 2009 collection is finally hitting the retail floor. We hear that the collection just landed on shelves at Opening Ceremony in New York, although the pieces are not on their just-launched e-commerce site yet. As for other e-commerce retailers, a source at La Garconne tell us that they've just received the goods and will be shooting them and putting them online within the next week or so.
Kristin Cavallari keeps a low profile these days, but she did get snapped while arriving at Miami International Airport yesterday. Most people keep their traveling outfits simple, but it's nice to add a dose of fun via a colorful piece, like Kristin did with her magenta silk scarf. It lends just enough color to her tough outfit. I also dig her boots and the way she nonchalantly tucked the front of her tee into her pants. Bienvenido a Miami, Kristin!
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