Vanessa Traina Talks Joseph Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, and Her Boyfriend in Intermission's Second Issue
>> The second installment of Swedish magazine Intermission is jam-packed with interviews: Gaia Repossi, Isabel Marant, Joseph Altuzarra, Tabitha Simmons, Waris Ahluwalia, Victoire de Castellane, and Vogue Paris art director Johan Svensson among them — and all are translated from Swedish into English at the back of the issue.
John Scarisbrick photographed and Keegan Singh styled the two covers — one with Hanne Gaby Odiele, and the other Vanessa Traina, who inside talks to Stephanie LaCava about going to high school with Alexander Wang ("He used to cut up these vintage jeans and make us denim skirts. I still have them — and he’d make us T-shirts. We used to place orders every season with him."), consulting for Joseph Altuzarra ("Our relationship is different than most because Joseph and I are so close. As friends, we hang out at least four times a week."), and her boyfriend, Chad Muska ("I was with some girlfriends and he was with a friend of one of my girlfriends and we met at a restaurant one night in LA. That was eight years ago and it slowly evolved into a relationship. He’s a street skater. We live together in the West Village, but he also has a studio in Union Square. He’s always been into photography, but he’s been playing around with it a little more and doing some large-scale work, a mix of photographer and painting. I have his pictures hanging in our bedroom. It’s a photo series he did of Kate Moss manipulated and painted different shades of pink.").
>> Sally Singer's First T Issue to Hit in December —Sally Singer is rounding out her fashion department with a number of former Vogue staffers, who also happen to have famous last names, in true Vogue tradition: Sara Moonves, daughter of CBS chief executive Les Moonves and former assistant to Vogue executive fashion editor Phyllis Posnick, and Vanessa Traina, daughter of Danielle Steel who has assisted Vogue contributing editor Marie Amelie Sauve, have both been hired as freelance fashion editors. Ethel Park, associate fashion editor at Vogue and longtime assistant to Tonne Goodman, is joining T as senior fashion editor on Aug. 30. “They see the link between fashion and the larger question of what’s relevant in our culture,” Singer said of her recruits. “They’re also quite connected with the generation of emerging designers, not only in the States, but abroad, as well.” Singer added that her first issue of T will be the Holiday issue, out Dec. 5. [WWD]
>> Bits: The Selby Goes High Fashion, Joe Zee's New Show Begins Filming —Todd Selby has worked with Louis Vuitton on a number of special projects and photographed Helena Christensen's home for Vogue Paris, but it sounds like he's graduating to high fashion editorial — his first? On Monday, Derek Blasberg Tweeted, "Just wrapped a high fashion photo shoot extravaganza with The Selby and Vanessa Traina. The fur was flying!" And today, Joe Zee is experiencing his own first: he started filming for his upcoming show, All On the Line. Speaking of shows . . . Andre Leon Talley and Vogue-approved model and streetstyle blogger Hanneli Mustaparta are hosting the live webcast of the Fashion's Night Out fashion show on CBS.com on Sept. 7 starting at 7 pm EST. [@derekblasberg, @mrjoezee, The Cut]
FabTV: Vanessa Traina Teams Up With Proenza, Jessica Biel Goes Glam, & Fab Exclusive With Erin Wasson!
Style muse Vanessa Traina teams up with the designers of Proenza Schouler to make a limited-edition tie-dye tank! Jessica Biel's globe-trotting style as she promotes her new movie The A-Team, and Fab's exclusive interview with Erin Wasson about her Low Luv jewelry line. Plus, Forever 21's back to cool collection, all in this week's FabFlash!
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Style muse Vanessa Traina teams up with the designers of Proenza Schouler to make a limited-edition tie-dye tank! And check out Jessica Biel's globe-trotting style as she promotes her new movie The A Team, and Fab's exclusive interview with Erin Wasson about her Low Luv jewelry line. Plus, Forever 21's back to cool collection, all in this week's FabFlash!
We're big fans of Proenza Schouler and Vanessa Traina, so you can imagine our excitement when we heard the two joined forces to show off ProenzaSchouler.com's Limited-Edition Tie-Dye Tank. No doubt, Vanessa looks every bit the beach babe in Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez's pink tie-dyed confection. Each tank retails at $175 — $100 cheaper than its original tie-dye tank. Still pricey, but it might be worth it to own a piece of Proenza . . .
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler love to fill their newly-launched online shop with limited-edition accessories and basics, and this season it's all about the tie-dye. If you missed out on the racer back tank the designers released back in April, now is your chance to score a limited-edition piece from the tie-dye collection (at $175 compared to the former $275). Available in fuschia, black, and green, the new designs are celebrated with a charming video featuring Proenza Schouler friend Vanessa Traina, filmed at Jacob Riis Park in Queens by Gregory Mitnick.
>> Vanessa Traina Shot for Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2010 Ads —Vanessa Traina was nary to be seen at the Costume Institute Gala earlier this week, but she's popped up in Paris instead, where she's reportedly being shot in the city streets by Benoit Peverelli for Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2010, styled by Vogue Paris's Geraldine Saglio. [@LiveFashionWeek]
Proenza Schouler Fall 2010: Graffiti Pants, Schoolgirl Skirts — And Anna Wintour Watching Without Her Sunglasses On
>> If you didn't get enough late '90s references at Alexander Wang, look to Proenza Schouler to fill your Fall 2010 quota. Newcomer Ann Kenny — who has the most arresting blue eyes — opened the show in high-waisted graffiti pants, made in collaboration with J Brand, and a shrunken navy toggle jacket. All the John Fleuvog-style curved platform heels and sheer thigh highs paired with full pleated school girl-style miniskirts must have caught Anna Wintour's attention — she sat next to Bee Shaffer the entire show, sunglasses-less (a first?), until the final runthrough when she finally put her trademark shades on.
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez had the house packed: benches arranged around the X-shaped runway sat as many as they could possibly fit — with the likes of Pamela Love, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jen Brill, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Carine Roitfeld (in green furry heels), Joseph Altuzarra, Lauren Santo Domingo, Vanessa Traina, Chloe Sevigny, Craig McDean, Terry Richardson, and Olivier Zahm all accounted for. Bass pumped through Milk Studios loud enough to shake the walls, while fuzzy printed flannel dresses and alpine knits evolved into razor-sharp cropped jackets and finally, patterned minidresses with bubble skirts and trapeze shapes.
Marie Chaix styled once again, and if you're a fan of straight-off-the-runway (many front-rowers had their PS 1 clutches handy), for the next 24-odd hours, two of the runway handbags are available for purchase. Post-show, a sight: Hamish Bowles, in his usual dapper suit, but instead of his usual brogues, his trousers stuffed into shiny black wellies. A video of the show can be seen here.