>> INSIDER WIRE —Karl Lagerfeld is famous for his hundreds of iPods (among other things), and he's even designed a Fendi trunk specifically for the storage of multiple iPods. For his personal storage needs, however, he commisioned a bespoke trunk from Louis Vuitton — one that costs tens of thousands of dollars — to carry 20 iPods plus their accessories, with his initials stamped near the handle. [Luxist]
Posts for November 19th 2008
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>> Sasha Pivovarova — the original Sasha Fierce — may no longer be on contract with Prada, but that doesn't mean they don't still have her best interests in mind. The model, who had her first ever photography and drawing exhibition in New York during February's Fashion Week, is now in the process of working on a book of her nymph drawings with Prada's backing, she revealed when stopping by an art opening in Paris last night. But that's not all that's keeping her busy in Paris — she just recently shot the John Galliano campaign for Spring 2009.
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When we stopped over at Archetype showroom last week we couldn't help but snap a picture of these Surface To Air Spring 2009 platform sandals. In three perfectly basic shades, they are sure to be a must-have among downtown fashionistas. In the summer, even though the weather is warm, that doesn't mean you have to walk around in flimsy sandals. These shoes are on our Spring 09 wishlist for sure.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Following in the fashion footsteps of Nina Garcia, Naomi Campbell, Joe Zee, Robbie Myers, and Vera Wang, the duo behind Badgley Mischka are guest-starring as themselves on tomorrow night's episode of Ugly Betty (8 PM EST, ABC). Mark Badgley and James Mischka mentor editorial assistant Marc (Michael Urie) as he competes against Betty for a spot in the Young Editors Training Program.
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It's almost time to stop editorializing fall which we can hardly believe because it feels like the season has just begun--before it creeps up on us we must give a nod to Aminaka Wilmont. We met the designers last week at the Centre For Fashion Enterprise pop-up showroom and got to gush over their Spring offerings. That said, the experience would never have been so great had we not first learned about the brand through their Fall 08. Aminaka Wilmont, at first glance, looks like the kind of apocalyptic or gothic clothing that should be grouped with brands like Rick Owens and Rad Hourani--upon further inspection, though, you'll see a more glamorous and classic tone of voice and it is this combination that makes us really appreciate their aesthetic. To see the Fall 2008 Aminaka Wilmont collection, click here.