Kate Moss arrived at the spring 2010 Miu Miu fashion show in Paris earlier this month looking gorgeous in a killer Miuccia Prada-designed leather long sleeve mini dress. Inspired by her supermodel style, we picked our favorite new season leather pieces including a roundup of accessories that complete the tough girl look—chain heels, cropped gloves, a tiny clutch and a wide belt.
Posts for October 2009
>> Bee Shaffer Moves on From Theater to Media Assistant —Last thing we heard, Bee Shaffer was interested in doing a theater production and was planning on interning at the Manhattan Theatre Club starting in September. Seems she's still bent on avoiding fashion, but has switched gears by becoming assistant to College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen, who's getting ready to embark on a TV and web-programming company under the guidance of Barry Diller. Which means she hasn't totally escaped fashion, seeing as Diller is husband to Diane von Furstenberg . . . [Guest of a Guest, Gawker]
Lara Stone may replace Madonna as the face of Louis Vuitton for Spring 2010.
Bee Shaffer takes a job with College Humor's Ricky van Veen at IAC.
Robert Clergerie to design a four shoe collection for Opening Ceremony.
Tamara Mellon hosts a party to launch her project PEP in London.
Giles Deacon debuts his ninth collection for New Look.
>> Yesterday afternoon, Alexander Wang — in black hoodie, white t-shirt, jeans, and dirtied-up white sneakers — spent two hours taking pictures and chatting with fans at his Spring 2010 Barneys trunk show in New York. Wang was Barneys' number one trunk show seller last season, according to his PR director Leslie Rubisch — the sales racked up during that period accounted for fifty percent of Barneys' total Alexander Wang delivery — sold, three months before it even hit the floor. Needless to say, he had some expectations to live up to this time around. Vogue got the scoop on which three Spring 2010 pieces were the best-sellers yesterday, and we chatted with Alex for further details:
What's your favorite piece from the Spring 2010 collection?
Hmm, that's difficult. [Rubisch leans in: "I'm curious to hear what you're going to say!"] I feel like every day I change my mind. But I always seem to come back to Freja [Beha Erichsen]'s look, she really knows how to bring an outfit to life, which is so important in a model for me.
Erdem Moralioglu presented a collection of romantic, highly decorated dresses and separates for fall 2009. Floral prints with titles like Callie, Narciss and Autumn look fresh against fall's blacks and grays and—at very reasonable price points—are a great way to add a pop of color into your winter wardrobe. We especially love the classic travel vanity case made in partnership with Globe Trotter.
The Guardian recently interviewed Kate Moss on her fourth collection for Topshop—a holiday line for which she was inspired by the prints and patterns of the orient. During the interview in her Topshop office, Moss sipped white wine and modeled her favorite piece from the collection, a jacquard evening coat with silver buttons.
In addition to a silk kimonos, chinoiserie style tops, and dresses with mandarin collars, the collection includes bed jackets, silk pajamas, printed slips, lace shorts and sheer teddys. As the Guardian reported:
Last year Moss had her perfect pair of pyjamas made in Hong Kong, but her boyfriend stole them ("Jamie lived in that pyjama top all summer") so she's included a silk copy in the new range, which also features a selection of luxe lingerie. "And I've test-run all the underwear, too. My boyfriend likes the lot. It's all very sexy, but not nasty-sexy, glamorous-sexy. Not vulgar. I love the lounging suit, and I do like a pyjama. I wore a pair out as eveningwear in New York once, and there was a massive snowstorm. We couldn't get a cab, so I had to walk home in them. It was freezing, but they did look good."
Victoria Beckham plans to add accessories—footwear and handbags—to her fashion line.
Vogue.com UK charts the career of Claudia Schiffer.
Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci pops up at Barneys with his new lower-priced collection.
W magazine announced two themed issues in 2010—Shopping and Society.
Lara Stone, Caroline Trentini, and Anne Vyalitsyna appear in the Sonia Rykiel for H&M campaign.
Chic reusable bag company, Baggu, launches oversized market totes with shoulder straps.
>> Simon Fuller Now Shopping for a New York Modeling Agency? —Simon Fuller has continously been creeping into the fashion industry since he began backing Roland Mouret in 2006. Since, he has worked with Victoria Beckham to launch her industry-acclaimed eponymous collection, partnered with Claudia Schiffer to represent her name, image, and brand rights, and just a couple of months ago he took a majority stake in London's Storm agency, home to the likes of Kate Moss and Jourdan Dunn. Now, word is going around that Fuller is "scanning the New York [modeling agency] market for 'opportunities'" — a New York counterpart to his latest London acquisition? As The Imagist points out, "that would represent a whole new ideal of management that could pose huge challenges for some established players in the trade." [TI]