Karl Lagerfeld for Macys with Coco Rocha. from Coco Rocha on Vimeo.
Model Coco Rocha gives us a behind the scenes look at the new Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s collection that is due in store on August 31. I can’t wait for this collection. It looks like it will be amazing. Coco looks so good modelling the collection in Lagerfeld’s person home studio.
If Karl Lagerfeld isn’t your thing, it has just been announced, on WWD, that Giambattista Valli will be the next Macy’s designer collaborator starting on October 26.
Here is Angelina Jolie in the New Annie Leibovitz shot Louis Vuitton Core Values Campaign. It was shot in Jolie’s favorite place, and the country where she adopted her first son, Cambodia. They say she shot the ads in her own clothes and without makeup, but she still looks airbrushed to me. Thoughts? Photo from WWD.
Photo from My Fashion Life.
I am so excited and happy to hear this news. I think Constance White is an amazing person, and oh so perfect for this job. In my opinion, Essence hasn’t been the same in a while. I, and other women, haven’t been all that pleased with what the magazine was selling for a long time. I feel like they lost touch with the modern Black woman. Constance White should do a good job of making the magazine great again. What do you think?
According to WWD:
Constance C.R. White, former style director and brand consultant for eBay, has been tapped as editor in chief of Essence. She succeeds Angela Burt-Murray, who moved to Atlanta in November with her family. In addition to eBay, White served as founding fashion editor for Talk magazine, style reporter for the New York Times and executive fashion editor for Elle. Former Essence editor Marcia Ann Gillespie, who assisted in the editor in chief search, joins the magazine as special project director.
Photo from Daily Stab.
Remember when I said Hearst was looking at buying Elle, well now it looks like Hearst may have some competition. I must say, if Elle is sold to anyone, I hope it would be Hearst and not Bauer. The last thing I would want is for the fashion magazine to turn into a celebrity driven content machine. What do you think? Find out more details below.
Is the secret finally out? WWD seems to think they know who H&M is going to collaborate with next. When I showed you the videos, I was stumped. There are men and women in the videos, and they all say really cryptic and unique things. WWD seems to think that the quotes are from none other then Alber Elbaz, Lanvin’s designer.
While the camera never lingers on the faces long enough for recognition in the clips, the voice-over of designer musings, while electronically altered, are unmistakable Elbaz-isms. “Design is very important because it actually brings dream to our life,” says one.
Here is one of the videos in the series.
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PARIS – Estrella Archs, the chief designer hired last year to work beside artistic adviser Lindsay Lohan at Emanuel Ungaro, is exiting the French fashion house. Citing “irreconcilable differences related to the creative direction of the brand,” Archs said she left her job and will focus on developing her signature brand, established in 2007 and shown on the runway during Paris Fashion Week.
Who didn’t see this coming? I know I didn’t. SIKE! Now they want to go and cite “irreconcilable differences.” Uh ya think!?!?!?!?!? And WHAT?!?!? is going on with ol’ homegirl Lindsay’s face? I swear she looks strung-out and high in all the pics from that day. Poor chile.
I think this is such a great picture of Coco and Baptiste. They look fun, the ad looks fun, and the Coke bottle looks neat. I think it would be fun to drink out of, and I think that is the look there were going for. I would love to get a hold of these bottles.
COCO-COLA: Karl Lagerfeld poured a lot of himself into his latest collaboration: with Coca-Cola Light in France. Not only did he design a special aluminum bottle capped in vivid pink and adorned with his unmistakable, emphatic silhouette — dark suit, high collar, jutting ponytail — he also shot the ad campaign. The fizzy images, featuring models Coco Rocha and Lagerfeld regular Baptiste Giacobini, are slated to break across France on April 28, including in magazines and on billboards. One of the billboards will be splashed across Galeries Lafayette which, along with Colette, will get a jump on selling a limited edition boxed version of the bottle, with matching bottle opener, priced from 47 euros, or $64 at current exchange. Lagerfeld has long been a fan of diet cola, and says he prefers to drink it in a delicate crystal goblet to accentuate the taste. To wit: Rocha hoists her Coca-Cola Light in his favorite Lalique glass, dressed in fingerless gloves and a high-collared look from his signature collection for spring. Next up for the indefatigable Lagerfeld? A campaign shoot for the fall Karl Lagerfeld collection, this time featuring Giacobini and Iris Strubegger. — Miles Socha
Twitter has been a buzz with this sad news and now I just found out from someone that Ben Sherman is shutting down their women’s line to focus on the men’s line. I need this recession to be over now!
We’d rather have a slow news day any time than get bad news like this—Phi is closing due to economic hardship, according to WWD.
There aren’t many details yet, but sadly we all know too well what this recession has done to our industry. Employees were given the news today and the pre-Spring collection that just arrived in stores will be the last. The Soho store is expected to shutter its doors by the end of the month. CEO Julia Hansen said, “It’s a really challenging climate right now for luxury goods. There is not so much confidence in that market going forward.” Ugh.
Phi was founded in 2003 by Susan Dell and fast became an industry favorite under the creative direction of Andreas Melbostad, known for his impeccable construction and body-con dresses. The show in September brought in a front row of fans like Carine, Lauren Santo Domingo, the Trainas, Kate Lanphear and Erin Wasson.
We can only assume they’re currently as devastated as we are.
From Women’s Wear Daily:
According to sources, the French fashion house plans to part ways with Esteban Cortazar, who has shown three collections on the runway. It is understood the designer reached an impasse with Ungaro management over its marketing and advertising strategy.
Mounir Moufarrige, Ungaro’s chief executive officer, is said to be pushing for a celebrity for future ad campaigns to help wake up the house and has been in talks with about half a dozen potential candidates, including Lindsay Lohan, but they would have nothing to do with design.
I am really appalled at the latest development in the Ungaro saga. This is so redic!
Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone are engaged. The designer and his ad executive boyfriend, who have been together for about a year, will go public with the news beginning Thursday, when they arrive in Brazil wearing
rings. The couple is headed to Martone’s native Sao Paolo for a fete celebrating the Marc Jacobs multibrand store there, which opened in January. They have not set a wedding date.
According to WWD,
VOGUE’S OBAMA TREATMENT: Speaking of the new administration, it appears Vogue has finally landed First Lady Michelle Obama for a cover — and it could be out in the next few weeks. Thank Obama’s hairdresser for confirming the news: Frédéric Fekkai stylist Johnny Wright this week inked a deal with television production company 44 Blue, which produces reality shows such as Style Network’s “Split Ends.” The news reports on the deal said Wright “has styled the First Lady’s coif for the Democratic National Convention, her upcoming appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine and other occasions.” Really? An e-mail to Wright’s publicist went unreturned. A Vogue spokesman stayed on script about whether Michelle Obama will make a cover appearance, saying simply, “We’re very interested in working with the First Lady.”
Nevertheless, all signs point to go for Mrs. Obama’s cover turn. Photographer Annie Leibovitz, who shoots for many Condé Nast titles, including Vogue and Vanity Fair, was spotted in Washington last week leaving the Hay-Adams Hotel, where the Obamas were staying before their eventual move to the White House. And since the March Vogue’s spring fashion issue, which hits newsstands in mid-February, is one of the thickest of the year, most observers suspect that would be the most likely one to feature the new First Lady (and family). Though it isn’t known which designer Michelle Obama will adorn for the shoot, insiders suspect she may choose some looks off the rack. Being that she’s already expressed her affection for J. Crew — which she wore during the inaugural festivities — and Target, don’t be surprised if she opts for one of those.