>> Julia Restoin Roitfeld prefers miniskirts from sex shops in Pigalle. Mama Carine would be so proud. (Seriously.)
Posts for November 2006
>> Get ready, get set, shop: Topshop is now shipping to UK, Ireland, Australia, and the US. Hopefully the rest of the world will be soon to follow...
>> For their debut cover(s), the new biannual Spanish men's magazine Hercules nabbed a great pair of fashion genes -- Vladimir and Julia Restoin Roitfeld, son and daughter of French Vogue tsarina (and editor) Carine. Julia really has been getting a lot of play lately, first as the face of Tom Ford's new fragrance Black Orchid and now this -- smart move as she just graduated from Parsons NY last year and I'm sure is trying to get her name really out there to launch her career. Vlad, on the other hand, tends to lay low, so it was a nice surprise to see him here -- I just wish he had a couple of pictures sans sunglasses in the accompanying edit. Oh well, can't have your cake and eat it too.
>> They've been very hush-hush about their new line The Row -- a very good marketing technique indeed, because it has made me all the more curious about it. But Mary Kate and Ashley finally let slip this morning on the Today show that the collection is exclusive to Barney's and should be on the floor now. They also apparently have a contemporary line in the works.
This all begs the question: anyone feel like taking a field trip over to Barney's for a photo session? I won't be in NYC for a while, but I'm dying to see the line -- I mean, they're using couture techniques on a t-shirt, for crying out loud.
>> It seems like Gap might finally be trying to catch up with H&M, Topshop, and even Target -- by collaborating with some choice big-name designers. Roland Mouret's line, which hits stores December 1, has been well-publicized, but here's something all you Gap-wearers out there haven't heard: you might own something designed by Phoebe Philo.
Say what? That's right -- WWD is reporting that Philo has been "quietly consulting for Gap in Europe." Although it was not confirmed that any of Philo's designs have yet landed in stores, doesn't it make you feel a little fuzzy inside to think that you might be wearing something touched by the hands of the Phoebe Philo? It just justifies the fact that you're still shopping at Gap.
>> In honor of of John Galliano guest-editing their December/January holiday issue, Vogue Paris features Sasha in an editorial called "Dans la peau de John Galliano," shot by Peter Lindbergh. Why does Sasha remain one of my favorite models? She can pull off editorials like this: it's unexpected, and yet it works.
>> It's good to see Karen Elson out and about more lately -- at the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund awards, at Grace Coddington's book launch, and just trolling around town with her family. Lucky for us we're going to see even more of her -- in magazines come spring, that is -- Stefano Pilati has chosen her to appear in the YSL spring campaign, shot by Mert & Marcus.
>> Last week was a big week for Rachel Zoe -- first, she offended Tom Ford at his exclusive "Black Orchid" launch dinner, and then... wait for it, wait for it: Nicole Richie dumped her. Because Miss Nicole "wanted to surround herself with positive people and influences." I wonder if that was a dig at Zoe's trademark not-so-positive-number dress sizes...