>> Erin Wasson Wants to Style Britney Spears —Erin Wasson aims to create a whole "lifestyle niche" — "I'm focusing on my Low Luv jewelry line right now and doing more accessories" — but before full-out designing, she tried her hand at styling. Currently, she says the person she would most like to style is Britney Spears: "I'd love to pull out her hair extensions and fake lashes and get her in her own skin for once—something raw and beautiful. Call me up, Britney." [Teen Vogue]
Model Erin Wasson designed clothes for RVCA and then she started her own jewelry line, Low Luv x Erin Wasson. Here are three new standout pieces — a Snake Hinged Cuff ($245), a Tribal Necklace ($95), and Two Tone Scarab Ring ($73). The whole line is raw and rough, not made for the dainty gal. The nice thing is, prices aren't ridiculous. I may invest in a piece, what about you?
>> New York Fashion Week Tidbits: Rodarte, Alexander Wang Working with Nick Knight on Films, and more —Alexander Wang and Laura and Kate Mulleavy must have liked the video of Raquel Zimmermann writhing among snakes that Nick Knight produced for the backdrop of Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 show: Knight is said to be working with both Wang and Rodarte on fashion films for their upcoming shows. Erin Wasson, meanwhile, is said to be inspired by Jimi Hendrix for her upcoming RVCA collection, and Cushnie et Ochs are collaborating with Albertus Swanepoel on hats for Fall 2010. [WWD, Nylon, W Magazine]
>> Erin Wasson never has a problem finding something to say — she recently told the Independent UK of her day job: "I've always been a girl with a massive opinion. I want to be in the know. Your typical model maybe shows up and is happy to be manipulated and is happy to ask no questions, and I'm quite the opposite. I'm really particular about wanting to know the essence and spirit of a situation that I'm in."
Perhaps that particularity and distinct point of view is part of what lead her to start designing in collaboration with RVCA. Last season, she went big, showing the collection at New York Fashion Week's Bryant Park Tents, but for Fall 2010, it sounds like she's going for an off-site location. Style.com reports: "We hear Erin Wasson is trading in the Tents for Fall '10 in favor of an ethnic-rug catwalk at ABC Home. Still planning live band though.."
D&G and the Cinema Society hosted a New Moon screening (at Landmark Sunshine Theater) and after party (at The Box) in New York on Thursday with Twilight fans Alexa Chung, Jessica Stam, Erin Wasson, Ivanka Trump, Taylor Momsen, Rachel Roy, and Joan Jett in attendance. Actors Kristen Stewart (dressed in Valentino and Burberry) and Robert Pattinson (in D&G) arrived amidst chaos and extreme security detail on Houston Street. “This is crazy,” said one photographer. “It’s like you’re going to meet the Pope!”
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Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld gathered his always interesting mix of fashion and art friends together in the Lower East Side last night to debut "The Martus Maw," an exhibition of sixteen mixed media pieces from the French artist Nicolas Pol. It was the fourth presentation from Feedback, the art firm Vladimir opened in 2008.
The space he chose was a former packing plant, and the meat hooks dangling from the ceiling presented an interesting counterpoint to the neon-accented pieces and the glam crowd sipping champagne to tunes from DJ Nick Cohen. The event was thrown in conjunction with RVCA's artist network, and fittingly, friend of the label Erin Wasson came out to rub shoulders with an otherwise Euro-heavy set that included Stavros Niarchos, Daphne Guiness, and Olympia Scarry.
Vladimir's mother Carine practically stole the show, however, when she arrived wearing head-to-toe lace and a black cape with Jean Paul Gaultier in tow. Once the preview wrapped up, a select few headed over for a meal at Vlad's favoritie restaurant, Indochine.
Photos courtesy Patrick McMullan
Alexander Wang teamed up with Natasha Poly and Victoria Traina to celebrate the launch of friend Ryan Korban's new interior design website last night at the Soho Grand. Ryan, who memorably gave a tour of his own place to the Selby last year, is upping his presence online and expanding his design profile with projects like decorating Natasha's apartment. Naturally, the bash had a heavy models to mortals ratio — Erin Wasson arrived in a leopard-print fedora and made a bee-line for the man of the evening, while Hanne Gaby Odile mingled with Jessica Stam, Maryna Linchuk and Daiane Conterato. Victoria was joined by sister Vanessa, while Zoe Kravitz toasted Ryan from Alexander's side with a few mini-champagnes.
In the eighth episode of the season, Annie Wilson has more drama on her hands, this time involving her new boyfriend. She gets down to business in a fun madras blazer, which she simply pairs with a white henley tank and gray skirt. You can easily achieve this preppy yet on-trend look by shopping the items shown here now!
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Erin Wasson and Blake Mycoskie Talk Collaboration at the 2009 ACE Awards Alongside Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and More
The Accessories Council hosted their annual ACE Awards in NYC last night to honor the most influential movers and shakers in the industry. Tomas Maier was on hand to be celebrated as designer of the year for his work with Bottega Veneta, and Diane von Furstenberg smiled with a DvF-clad Molly Sims before heading in to accept the Accessory Visionary award. Hilary Rhoda took a turn down the carpet, while fellow model Agyness Deyn was there to pick up Burberry's Brand of the Year Award on behalf of her good friend Christopher Bailey.
We caught a moment with TOMS's Blake Mycoskie, who was honored with the year's Humanitarian Award. He posed for photos in a black velvet Dolce & Gabbana tux that he paired with a zebra-print pair of TOMS straight from his new holiday collection. Mycoskie arrived alongside a Victoria Beckham-wearing Erin Wasson, which got us thinking about a future Erin Wasson x TOMS collaboration. "Maybe!" Mycoskie said. "You know I need more and more talented people. I am running out of ideas." The pair apparently go way back after meeting in their native Texas a few years ago. "We're both from Texas," said Wasson. "I met him three years ago in Dallas during his first of his TOMS American tour. They were cruising around in an Airstream, going around store to store when they first were starting the company, and that's how we met."
Nine West's Fred Allard won the evening's Visionary Award, and he opened up about the trends he's sees being big this Winter — he finds the over-the-knee boots "very sexy" but thinks clogs are "not a major trend." Despite saying that celebrities like Halle Berry, Rihanna, and Eva Longoria are big fans of Nine West, Allard won't be hiring them for any ad campaigns in the near future. He said, "Celebrities are attached to a very strong personality. We decide to pick our models and change our models every two seasons and there is a reason behind that. I just don't want to be stuck with one vision of a woman. . . we are fashion shoes for the masses."
Lady Gaga, meanwhile, turned up over an hour late and quickly posed for the waiting cameras before heading in to accept the Stylemaker Award from Marc Jacobs. Other guests included Alexander Wang, Glenda Bailey, Christian Siriano, and a Zappos-friendly Betsey Johnson — click here to see the full list of winners.