>> THE MODELIZER —Coco Rocha has finally landed back in New York after her break from modeling — she showed up at Saks Fifth Avenue last night to fete the store's new contemporary space, DJed it up with Ali Stephens, Daul Kim, and Tanya Dziahileva, and perhaps even met her agency's newest, much-buzzed-about face, Diandra Forrest, who was also in attendance. [Oh So Coco, Elite Clips, Papermag]
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>> Last season, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld mugged for British chain Accessorize, and this season both she and her brother, Vladimir, are appearing in ads for Spanish chain Mango. This isn't the first time they've worked together for a brand — Julia art directed the Fall 2008 Rock & Republic campaign that Vladimir appeared in — but as the mind recalls, this is the first time they've been faces for a brand together. Carine's influence runs through both — Julia is styled like a portrait of her mother in these ads, with the kohl-rimmed eyes and brown hair flopping over one eyes; and Vladimir has taken his mother's favorite cause, amfAR, as his own — he's curating a photography exhibit during Fashion Week to benefit the foundation.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Sometime Hills and The City guest star Kelly Cutrone has found a home for that reality show she's been shopping around. She'll be joining fellow fashion insider Rachel Zoe on Bravo — the network has ordered up eight episodes for a reality show based on her PR company, People's Revolution; the focus is said to be "strong women in the workplace." [Page Six]
>> Natalia Vodianova has been chatting up her collaboration with Etam for a while — and last night, the French lingerie company shelled out for their newly-signed three year ambassador, staging a full-blown show at the Ritz in Paris that drew the likes of Eva Herzigova, Emmanuelle Alt, and Charlotte Casiraghi in the front row and Edita Vilkeviciute, Sigrid Agren, Flavia Oliveira, and Sessilee Lopez on the runway. Natalia pour Etam, which encompasses swimwear and lingerie, including a silk nightgown inspired by one in Natalia's own wardrobe, runs $20-$80 and hits stores in April. The line will be reoccurring, with Natalia designing a new collection every season over the period of her ambassadorship.
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Copenhagen 02/05/09. Images courtesy of Copenhagen Fashion Week. Photos by Sacha Maric.
>> THE MODELIZER —Vogue likes to do a multiple model cover every once and a while — the last was in May 2007 with Lily Donaldson, Hilary Rhoda, Doutzen Kroes, Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, Coco Rocha, and Agyness Deyn — and they're always iconic. Another one with "today's best models" is in the works, likely to be the May 2009 cover to coincide with the model-themed Costume Institute Gala May 4. Already being considered for one spot is a "very unexpected choice" — one who will making her Vogue debut on the cover. [The Imagist]
>> It seems that Mary-Kate Olsen is the designer's go-to handbag guinea pig — Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez gave her the Proenza Schouler PS1 before it officially debuted, and it looks like Alexander Wang did the same with a studded tote bag from his upcoming Fall 2009 collection. She wore it out last Friday to meet her sister at the Soho Grand, and the detailing looks right in theme with the Mad Max inspiration Alex talked about with his Fall 2009 jewelry yesterday.
Judging from Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's Facebook message to Alexander Wang recently, it sounds like Mary-Kate wasn't the only one who was gifted: "Thank you for the bag!!!! I absolutely LOVE it and going to wear it right away!!! Big kiss!"