Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Dior just loves Marion Cottilard! Aside for starring in the Lady Dior campaign which included photos, a short film and even a song with Franz Ferdinand, the fashion house's leading lady once again fronts their newest Lady Dior ad campaign for the Lady Blue handbag (shot by Steven Klein). The ads were shot against the Shanghai skyline where John Galliano will reveal Dior's cruise collection on May 15th, the same day the third mini-movie featuring the French actress will debut on LadyDior.com. Galliano dishes on what we can expect from the David Lynch directed flick, saying: "Marion is reciting a poem that he wrote, and was inspired by the Pearl Tower itself. The words and building fuse in the picture he paints on-screen. Shanghai is such a vibrant and inspiring city."
Everyone loves Prada’s new glossy Spring 2010 sunglasses. The Italian fashion house’s latest eyewear campaign includes yet another video shot by Steven Meisel, starring model Raza Zukauskaite and music by Frederic Sanchez in nine languages. Accompanying the video is a postcard for each pair of sunglasses, capturing the seaside city it evokes. It is set to go up later today but in the meantime, we'll give you this:
Labels: Fashion Expedition
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Rain, rain go away! If you are sick of the NY weather, then transport yourself to one of these architecturally fabulous homes! The first is this beautiful tropical house in Brazilian amazonian jungle, designed by Architect Arthur Casas as his own dream house. The second is a modern concrete house in the Czech Republic, built on top of a 1943 grain silo. Enjoy!
Our favorite First Lady/Model/Songstress Carla Bruni, is returning to her fashion roots by guest-editing Madame Figaro in France. The issue will feature photographs by Ellen von Unwerth of Bono, Farida Khelfa and Marine Delterme, as well as an interview with Carla about her charity work. The magazine will also show off creations from Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier. Très chic!
Monday, March 29, 2010
As women everywhere eagerly anticipate Tom Ford's new womenswear collection (to be unveiled in spring 2011), new developments are leaving us breathless. Firstly, it has been rumored that Ford has tapped two designers for the line, including Caroline Tixier, a ready-to-wear designer for the ladies at Givenchy, and Pablo Coppola who designs accessories at Alexander McQueen. And to tide us over in the meantime, Tom Ford is soon releasing his own set of lipsticks with Estée Lauder. The designer has created Private Blend Lip Color, a new color collection which will launch in Europe this April, and in the US June 1. According to Ford: “This is my take on 12 classic lip colors. I took the most universally flattering colors that a woman can wear, and then I reimagined them in a modern and authoritative way. These are signature lip colors for the makeup connoisseur.”
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Because our love for Sofia Coppola knows no bounds, we thought a revisit to her 2006 film Marie Antoinette was in order. Considering the queen herself was the height of Fashion at the time, it should come as no surprise that the movie is gleefully teaming with opulent costumes & sets (and a killer soundtrack, just like her fantastic "Lost in Translation"). Watch it again for necessary inspiration!
Labels: Silver Screen Sundays
After announcing her deal with Iconix to launch multiple fashion ventures, including the new Dolce & Gabbana line of sunglasses ("MD&G"), Madonna is now preparing to debut her junior's collection, inspired by her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes, to be sold exclusively at Macy's this summer. The line will include apparel, footwear, jewelry, and handbags. Says Madonna: "I've used fashion to make statements through my work all my life and now I have a 13-year-old daughter who's obsessed with fashion, so it seems like the natural progression of my life. If you're a Material Girl, you're a girl with a sense of humor. I trust [Lourdes] because she has great style. We rarely disagree when it comes to clothes, I have to say. That's why most of my closet is being raided on a regular basis."
Friday, March 26, 2010
Barton G. Weiss, a Miami restaurateur, has turned the late Gianni Versace’s beachfront villa into a 10-room hotel. "The Villa" is modeled on a Roman palazzo filled with fountains, frescoes and stained glass, featuring a pool and terrace tiled in thousands of colorful mosaics.Gianni Versace’s former bedroom has a nine-foot-wide bed, two balconies and – for those who don’t pack light — seven closets. Rooms start at $2,100.
Christian Louboutin’s Dancer in a Daydream film went live on Fashionair yesterday, and though he might be the last person you’d expect to see starring in his own little movie, it is fun! It starts out with the designer in his Paris atelier, but he falls into a dreamworld, one in which he’s dancing on stage in studded oxfords with two leggy girls. You can watch the full thing here, and enter to win a pair of red soles while you’re at it.
Labels: Fashion Expedition
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with his favorite male model of late, Baptiste Giabiconi, and transformed him into different musical icons for a fantastical spread in the April issue of L'Officiel Hommes China. Giabiconi strikes a pose as Lady GaGa, 50 Cent, Michael Jackson, KISS' Gene Simmons, Prince, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, & The Doors' Jim Morrison. See them all here.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Marc Jacobs spoke at the French Institute Alliance Française in NY last night, where he talked about his the history of his brand, and his design aesthetic. There was all kinds of information that even the most astute Marc fan may not know. It was interesting that he described the major difference between MJ and LV as his personal conceptions of New York and Paris. Marc Jacobs is about New York, and Marc always needs to create a logical, credible collection for the brand. Paris, however, “is like a cartoon,” so Vuitton is always about flaunting what you have and suspending logic. Read more at Fashionista.
What's happening over at Vogue? As blogger BryanBoy pointed out, the newest issue's masthead, Andre Leon Talley has been stripped of his "Editor at Large" title and is now simply a "contributing editor". André’s been listed as Editor-at-Large forever, but now he’s lumped in with the rest of the contributing editors. His pages, however, three on general goings on about town or it-girls of the moment, remain the same. Watch out Grace Coddington and Hamish Bowles!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
It is 60 years since Pierre Cardin, fashion’s eternal futurist, opened his Paris fashion house; half a century since he first brought his designs to a desolate, postwar Japan; and more than two decades since he pioneered fashion in China. The NY Times gives a wonderful tribute through slideshows, video and more today so be sure to visit them here.
Monday, March 22, 2010
A visual homage to the late Lee Alexander McQueen has hit French newsstands. L’Officiel compiled a 153-page supplement, “Alexander McQueen 1969-2010: A Provocative Genius,” that charts the designer’s career through 1,000 images, from his days as couturier at Givenchy until his signature men’s wear collection shown in January. The cover price is 12 euros, or about $16.50 US.
Friday, March 19, 2010
On Wednesday, President of the CFDA Diane von Furstenberg announced the CFDA Award Nominees from designers, to editors, buyers and bloggers. Womenswear designer of the year includes Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Donna Karan, and menswear designer of the year includes Tom Ford, Michael Bastian and Rag & Bone's Marcus Wainwright and David Neville. A special international award will go to Christopher Bailey at Burberry. See the entire list here.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
"Tina Fey's Night Out with Esquire" is yet another fabulous photo shoot with our favorite funny girl! The shoot is hilarious and indicative of one too many party girls here in NY and LA. Fey explains the irony behind the shoot saying, "The idea of the photo shoot is something like my wild night out. The irony being that I don’t do that. I got an e-mail [from Esquire] with a list of the potential setups, and my e-mail back was like, Well, I need to decline being handcuffed to a bed. I won’t straddle anyone. I won’t make out with a cop. There are certain things, I totally get them as a premise. And they’re all good fun, and if I were a young single model, they would be appropriate, but, you know, I’m a mom. And my kid’s going to find this someday. I don’t want to be handcuffed to a bed in Esquire. What are you nuts? I’m not going to make out with a cop that I’m handcuffed to. I got to get my kid into kindergarten. I guess that’s more of a Montessori way of learning, when they handcuff you to things."
While rumours of his departure from Chanel were just that... rumours, Karl Lagerfeld has been confirmed to design a capsule line for the Italian company Hogan, part of the Tod’s footwear empire. The collaboration consists of a one-off collection which will be revealed in spring 2011 and hit stores in November.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
The rumor mills have been churning over whether Karl Lagerfeld might soon leave Chanel, and Grazia Daily thinks they know who'll be succeeding him: Alber Elbaz of Lanvin. No! Say it ain't so! Panic attack, panic attack...ok, watching this video makes us feel better.
***Update: It is NOT true. All is good in the fashion world.
***Update: It is NOT true. All is good in the fashion world.
Madonna has been busy! She just announced her deal with Iconix to launch multiple fashion ventures, beginning with Macy's-exclusive juniors line 'Material Girl' and now collaborating with Dolce & Gabbana on a new line of sunglasses. 6 pairs of sunglasses branded MD&G are priced at $248 to $289, and will go on sale this May 2010.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Now that Fall fashion week has wrapped its multi-city tour, we are left with show video galore! You can revisit anytime you get anxious for beautiful clothes, so visit our Stylegroove youtube channel, SGTV, for all your fashion footage! Just visit the Fall Fashion Shows 2010 playlist.
First it was Rodarte with their lighted Nicholas Kirkwood shoes in the Fall 2010 collection, now Jimmy Choo brings you the the Zap Sandal. A strappy, black shoe with a five-inch heel that lights up when you dance. Infinite amounts of awesome for only $2,495!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Everyone is talking about the astounding fabulousity that is Lady Gaga and Beyonce's latest video collaboration for the track "Telephone". Its premier yesterday rocked the pop culture world! It's ridiculous, fun and amazing, with Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti probably having the time of his life! Watch it below or click here!
There has been an abundance of luxury sports goods in recent years, especially with Chanel being very active in the area. Today we give you a look at the newly released Marc Jacobs surfboard! It comes in a fresh multicolor look with various graphics and is now available in Marc Jacobs stores. And don't forget about out favorite Surf Store in Manhattan: Saturdays Surf NYC (31 Crosby Street)!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Oh, Paris. Why do you and your fashion taunt me so? J'adore tout! More gorgeous collections from Louis Vuitton, Elie Saab, Hermès, Alexander McQueen, Chloé, Valentino and Chanel seen here. For all the reviews, be sure to read my column,"Haute Style", over at Haute Living Magazine or view the entire collections on Style.com or WWD.com.
Labels: Fashion Week
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The last collection designed by Lee Alexander McQueen debuted during Paris Fashion Week yesterday with a presentation that paid solemn tribute to the late designer. Mohawked models draped in each of the 16 looks slowly marched across a gilded salon—a perfect backdrop for the ornate, Byzantine-inspired collection. The final words in the show’s notes summed the collection best: “Each piece was unique, as was he.” See the entire collection here.
In keeping with White House tradition, Michelle Obama donated her gorgeous Jason Wu inauguration gown to the Smithsonian National Museum of History. Wu attended the ceremony and proudly watched as his beaded ivory, one-shoulder creation was inducted into a new gallery called “A First Lady’s Debut,” which showcases 11 dresses worn by first ladies. “This gown is a masterpiece. It is simple, it’s elegant, and it comes from this brilliant young mind,” said Mrs. Obama. “Today is about much more than this gown. It’s also about how, with enough focus and with enough determination, someone in this room could be the next Jason Wu.”
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
With Paris Fashion Week underway, there have been beautiful collections from Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Celine, Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme Des Garcons, Ann Demeulemeester, Viktor & Rolf, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Christian Dior, and the fabulous John Galliano seen here. For all the reviews, be sure to read my column,"Haute Style", over at Haute Living Magazine or view the entire collections on Style.com or WWD.com.
Labels: Fashion Week
Monday, March 8, 2010
Thank God! Someone wised up...though the latest collection is no less poor. After inexplicably naming Lindsay Lohan as artistic director, Ungaro has evidently pulled the plug on the starlet's designing power after her dismal Spring 2010 debut. She did not attend the fall 2010 Emanuel Ungaro show in Paris this morning and Ungaro owner Asim Abdullah told WWD backstage "She's not involved in this collection."
Yesterday saw the launch of the highly anticipated Jean Paul Gaultier collection for Target. The more affordable line, which tops out at $200, is in Gaultier's words an "homage to the wide range of personalities that make up the diverse styles of American women." Though some thought it would be too edgy for Target, the collection is nearly sold out here in NY after 24 hours!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Today is Oscar Sunday! Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will host the Academy Awards tonight at 8/5p, as we love or hate the red carpet fashion, cheer on our favorite movies, and start to watch the clock around hour #4. So grab that champagne and celebrate this year in film! For a full list of the nominees visit here.
Labels: Silver Screen Sundays
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Somewhere Anna Wintour is smiling. Anna's counterpart and longtime rival Carine Roitfeld of French Vogue has been banned from the Balenciaga shows. While the cause of the feud is unknown, Carine admits: "We're blacklisted. It's too bad, it's a beautiful house and it's French. I hope that it's not forever." On top of not being invited to their runway shows, the label does not advertise or let them use their clothes for editorials. But Roitfeld didn't mention what started the conflict. Quel mystère!
Just in time for the Academy Awards Sunday, Giorgio Armani launched a "Red Carpet Retrospective" last night with a private party at the 5th Avenue flagship store. You can now view his most unforgettable dresses that have graced the red carpet, worn by Hollywood's biggest names including Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz, Victoria Beckham, Beyonce, Anne Hathaway and most recently Lady GaGa's Armani Prive outfit she wore to the Grammys. Armani's Red Carpet Retrospective runs from March 5-21.
Friday, March 5, 2010
More from the innovative Lady Dior campaign starring French actress Marion Cotillard. First it was the movie, now with help from the band Franz Ferdinand, this new video has been released for the song "Eyes of Mars" as part of her campaign for the brand.
"To talk about the impact of fashion is really interesting. I think so much of it is tied to feminism...I think women dress for other women to let them know what their deal is. Because if women were only dressing for men, there would be nothing but Victoria's Secret. There would be no Dior." - Tina Fey to Vogue
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Courtesy of NBC's fashion blog "The Thread", designer Jeremy Scott gives a point-by-point comparison of the different personalities of each major fashion city, from NYC, Paris, London to Milan.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Shirley Manson and Elijah Wood are the new faces of Oliver People's eyewear campaign and part of the duo's gig included making this adorable, quirky short film "Les enfants sennuient le dimanche" (The children are bored on Sundays) directed by Autumn De Wilde.
Monday, March 1, 2010
In a growing trend of celebrities selling their clothes on Ebay (Gwenyth Paltrow, Lindsay Lohan) Oprah is auctioning off more than 150 of her items, from a Chanel bag to a Carolina Herrera dress. From March 1 - 11 (kicking off at 11AM on March 1), anyone can bid on a piece of Oprah's closet on The O Magazine's auction page on eBay, with all proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy.