>> She's got editorials, she's got paintings, she's got statues, she's got magazine covers, she's got ad campaigns... who is she? Why Kate Moss, of course. Chalk another one up to the eternal it-girl of all it-girls -- now she's doing major ad campaign for Nikon's Coolpix camera. You know you've breached that supermodel/celebrity line when...
Posts for April 18th 2006
>> Maybe I'm the only one who has noticed this, but I thought I would give it a try anyway... I've been a big Nylon fan for a long time running now (we're talking years). I used to read it cover to cover -- many many hours were spent perusing the pages. Now, I just skim -- don't get me wrong, there's definitely still some good stuff. But I'm just not inclined to read it all anymore. Maybe it's my age difference... or maybe not.
But since we're on Nylon, the latest cover girl for May 2006 is Mischa Barton, and for June 2006 it's reportedly Ashley Olsen (with lots and lots of Cartier). This is one change I have noticed -- maybe it's not permanent (it's just been the past couple of months), but I kind of liked it better when the cover girls were people like French actress Ludivine Sagnier (loved her in Swimming Pool!) and the lesser knowns, not Hollywood it girls. So Nylon, if you're reading, keep going with the offbeat -- that's why I love you.
>> Rachel Zoe is officially a designer now -- she created a handbag collection with Judith Leiber that will launch this September at Neimans. She is also pursuing women's apparel (surprise!), although nothing is set in stone at this point in time.
Zoe told WWD that she is obsessed with animal skins. In fact, the line, Rachel Zoe for Judith Leiber, incorporates lizard, crocodile, python, and nine other materials in two silhouettes. The Medusa is a pliable satchel with ruched outside pockets at the sides, woven leather or suede shoulder straps and a flap closure. The Cleopatra is an oversize, rectangular minaudière. Both bags come in about 12 color variations, including a siren red and a matte gold, and are topped off with a heavy gold fob depicting two snakes — a favorite Zoe motif — coiled around a ring. They will range in price from $2,000 to $10,000. The higher range includes bags like one Zoe affectionately calls "The Mac Daddy," a minaudière encrusted with gold and pewter crystals that retails for $8,000.
"Mac Daddy" for $8,000 -- oh boy. It will be interesting to see how original these bags look. And how nice that Zoe already has a crop of girls to carry around her bags for her -- she won't even have to spend money on advertising.