>> THE MODELIZER —These days, Agyness Deyn may just be tooling around New York with Henry Holland and sharing her favorites — including fiance Albert Hammond Jr.'s solo album — but I wonder if she knew a Gossip Girl character was going to be loosely modelled after her? In last night's episode, Willa Holland showed up to play "Agnes," a model. She may not look as much like Agyness as Agyness's own assistant, but the reference was clearly there; I wonder why they didn't just ask Agyness herself to guest star? [PopSugar UK, WWWD]
Posts for October 28th 2008
We'll just come right out and say it--it's been one long day and with the blustering, grey weather we'd much rather be reading than, well, writing. To that end, there's no better time for our last post of the day where we roundup links from our Network Partners. Fashion Binge posted on the Fred Flare store opening in Greenpoint and the goodies she covets from the store. Did someone say magic pyramid sweater? We're in. Any One Girl also got us inspired to wear fun cottonthings, today it was the Pegleg women's collection that did it for us. Trend de la Creme commented on the stylings of a certain Moscow Fashion Week show--let's just say we couldn't agree more. And, finally, giving us a dose of actual, tangible, you know, information, The Scented Salamander posted on the new perfume for men called Lyric by Amouage.
>> Despite the emergency meetings held during London Fashion Week to hash out the issue, it sounds like neither Milan or New York officials would budge on their February 2009 Fashion Week dates.
Since London was left with only four days in February between the time Fall 2009 New York Fashion Week ends and Milan Fashion Week begins, the British Fashion Council has decided that one day of London Fashion Week — Feb. 20 — will overlap with New York Fashion Week. According to Hilary Riva, chief executive of the BFC, the decision was made because "the majority of designers showing at London Fashion Week" agreed with the measures being taken.
So much for the fashion cities working together . . .
L'Oreal Toronto Fashion Week Spring Summer 2009. Photos by G. Pimentel.
>> ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL —Karl Lagerfeld must have learned his lesson after paparazzi spoiled his Fall 2008 Fendi campaign, because last week, he shot the brand's Spring 2009 campaign inside at Milk Studios, with "pieces of furniture against a backdrop of photos of classical Italian sites." This week, he's at his new house in Vermont, suspected to be the one at left, where's he's shooting the Chanel Spring 2009 campaign. [On the Runway]
It's not often that we see a collection on the runway and notice, more than anything, the outerwear. The Diane von Furstenberg Fall 08 collection showed coats of all varieties and, now that they've delivered, we've fallen deeper in love with the different styles. Finding a stylish designer coat that is also somewhat warm can also cost quite a bit of money and all three of these styles are in a reasonable price range. All three of these coats are available on the Diane von Furstenberg e-commerce site, right here, and be sure to check out the entire Fall 08 runway gallery right here.
>> Last week, Philip Green credited Topshop's record profits to Kate Moss's "Kate effect" — "we have been good for her and she has been good for us" — and she proved him right. Her holiday Topshop collection, which launched today, is already selling out: The panther dress she wore to Vivienne Westwood sold out on Topshop.com within an hour, and the triangle dress she wore out last month is mostly gone, too.
Now that she's had eight successful lines, maybe Sir Philip will let Kate do a men's range for Topshop like she wants? He hasn't ruled out the possibility, but has neglected to grant her wish so far: "She's asked me to do a men's range. She said: 'Come on.' And I said: 'Let's stick to what we're doing.'"
Regardless of how Topshop goes, Kate's still got her modeling — she was apparently in Puerto Rico last week with three other models, including Angela Lindvall, shooting with Ryan McGinley for Stella McCartney's Spring 2009 campaign, making it her second stint in a row for the brand.