Who says ladylike ruffles and bows have to be sweet? We prefer a slight edge with our frothy looks and gravitate towards ready-to-wear and accessories that mix innocence with a heavy dose of tough chic—think pearls paired with gold hardware, trompe l'oeil bows, and raw-edged chiffon.
Posts for November 10th 2009
At the hands of Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten, mixed prints and layers of contrasting fabrics somehow make sense when paired with graphic jeweled cuffs and oversized neckpieces. Diane von Furstenberg took a more bohemian approach to the tribal trend for spring—with armfuls of bangles and printed maxi-dresses—while Frida Giannini and Nicolas Ghesquière fell hard for the urban warrior.
Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld gathered his always interesting mix of fashion and art friends together in the Lower East Side last night to debut "The Martus Maw," an exhibition of sixteen mixed media pieces from the French artist Nicolas Pol. It was the fourth presentation from Feedback, the art firm Vladimir opened in 2008.
The space he chose was a former packing plant, and the meat hooks dangling from the ceiling presented an interesting counterpoint to the neon-accented pieces and the glam crowd sipping champagne to tunes from DJ Nick Cohen. The event was thrown in conjunction with RVCA's artist network, and fittingly, friend of the label Erin Wasson came out to rub shoulders with an otherwise Euro-heavy set that included Stavros Niarchos, Daphne Guiness, and Olympia Scarry.
Vladimir's mother Carine practically stole the show, however, when she arrived wearing head-to-toe lace and a black cape with Jean Paul Gaultier in tow. Once the preview wrapped up, a select few headed over for a meal at Vlad's favoritie restaurant, Indochine.
Photos courtesy Patrick McMullan
Brooklyn-based childhood friends Sara Moffat, Teo Griscom, and Riley Salyards had simple and clean country living in mind when they designed their spring 2010 collection under the two year-old label Jackson, Johnston and Roe. A workwear-inspired chambray jumpsuit with rolled-up sleeves mixes with high-waisted plaid print shorts and sweet little A-line shirt dresses—the perfect down-home alternatives to fall's urban uniform of leather and studs.
Demi Moore was photographed by Mert and Marcus in spring 2010 Balmain for the December cover of W magazine.
Solange Azagury-Partridge celebrates her new jewelry collection with a short film starring Thandie Newton.
Dana Thomas, author of Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, predicts the end of the Versace family business.
The 6 best makeup brands you've never heard of. . . including one wine-themed lip treatment.
Prabal Gurung scores on Oprah.
London-based global licensee, Club 21, pulls out investments from Luella.
Madonna is confirmed as face of Dolce & Gabbana spring 2010 ad campaign.
Source: The Cut/NY Mag