Posts for June 10th 2008
»Ali Stephens demonstrates her runway walk, superior cross-country talents [The Cut]
»Lily Cole was spotted in New York [Fashionista]
» . . . while Irina Lazareanu has been in San Francisco [Style File]
»Helena Christensen reads Dazed & Confused poolside in Miami [Egotastic!]
>> Tonight is the night the CFDA convenes to hear president Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Coco Rocha wax philosophical on "The Beauty of Health: How the fashion industry can make a difference."
The event's expected attendees "include Donna Karan, Francisco Costa, Nicole Miller, Tory Burch, Doo-Ri Chung, Amanda Brooks and Michael Vollbracht." I hope that's only a smattering of who actually attends, considering the lengthy list of CFDA members, because if it's not, how does the CFDA ever expect to make any headway when no one's ready to make a change?
>> RIP —Yves Saint Laurent's ashes will be scattered by friends in the garden of his Marrakesh villa tomorrow, followed by a ceremony in the adjacent Majorelle botanical garden that YSL and his partner Pierre Berge acquired in 1980. Both events will be private, and complete the designer's memorial services which started with his funeral last Thursday. [Yahoo]
>> THE MODELIZER —Sari Gueron says that she's had Lisa Cant open and close every one of her runway shows because: "We’re friends. We’ve shared a house at the beach together. I love that little tradition we have that she opens my show. It’s almost good luck." [The Cut]
Bow ties used evoke English literature professors for us but a hipster boy in a neat little bow tie makes as swoon. All the Williamsburg boys have redeemed the one once dorky accessory for us making us covet the item for ourselves. We stole their American Apparel shirts, their vests, and their Cheap Mondays so call us obsessed but we are excited for a new menswear feature to make it into womenswear. SheFinds tells us that bow-ties aren't just for the prom anymore and we couldn't agree more. The amount of designers with bow-tie dresses is somewhat astounding, clearly we aren't the only ones with a burgeoning interest. And at least this time we can't be accused of stealing this one from our boyfriends.
>> Rather than giving us a hint of what's to come for Spring 2009 like most designers do with their resort collections, Nicholas Ghesquiere reworked his hard-edged Fall 2008 Balenciaga collection, softening the ideas up with pale pastels. The result is similar, but not the same as Fall, and stays true to the sculptural shapes that have come to define Nicholas at Balenciaga.
For a few more pictures of the collection, go here.
This bag deserves a position in the canon of beloved handbags, even if it doesn't appear in the tabloids on a weekly basis. The Tabitha tote (hell, the Rachel Nasvik) explosion happened in New York some years ago and the remnants can still be seen today. It's about once or twice a month that we see a Tabitha on the street (and about once a week that we see another Nasvik incarnation) and judging my the softly worn leather, the beautifully faded chacoal, burgandy, cobalt, or cream colors, we know that Nasvik bags are not 'right now' as much as they are 'always and forever'. What makes the Tabitha so great is that for a big bag, it lies relatively flat against the side of the body. The rounded bottom panel make it such that, by side view, you're not hiding behind two sharp corners, and the shoulder straps allow the bag to tuck under the arm without being all up in your armpit. We declare it the perfect, unassuming tote, deserving of just a little bit of attention aside from a fashionista's daily subway commute.