>> There's no need to spend a ton of money this holiday season — there are plenty of affordable options right at your fingertips. Jewelry aficionados will swoon over this Urban Outfitters love bunnies ring holder, and as for the music lover . . . well, click on for more amazing gifts under $100!
Posts for December 8th 2010
>> As Marion Cotillard's Lady Dior saga is coming to a close — her final installment of ads, "Lady Grey," just debuted with a short film directed by John Cameron Mitchell — Natalie Portman's own Dior saga is just beginning. Portman's upcoming Miss Dior Cherie campaign was just announced and will break on TV and in print in March. Tim Walker and Sofia Coppola, the team who worked on the launch of former Miss Dior Cherie face Maryna Linchuk back in 2008, are back to do the print and TV ads, respectively, with Portman. Of her co-star in the TV ads, Portman said: "I felt like a big old cougar. He's, like, 20."
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2011 Fashion's Night Out Fashion Show Reportedly Not Likely; Natasha Poly Most-Used 2010 Cover Model on Vogues Internationally
- Kanye West is reportedly having Christophe Decarnin custom-remake a portion of the Balmain Fall 2010 collection, "specifically seventies-centric pantsuits, cutaway coats, and gilded jeans," for an upcoming tour [Hint]
- According to a Conde Nast source, there will most likely not be another Fashion's Night Out fashion show next September [Fashionista]
- On 2010 Vogue covers (American and international), Natasha Poly was the most frequently used model, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin were the most frequently used photographers, and Dolce & Gabbana the most frequently used designer [Fashin]
- Bryanboy says he makes more than $100,000 per year from advertising on his blog and charging fees for appearances [The Cut]
- Marilyn Minter shot Jimmy Choo's 15th anniversary ads, marking her first luxury campaign, below [Elle]
- Liya Kebede's film Desert Flower, in which she plays Somalian model Waris Dirie, finally has a release date is the US: March 18. Kebede is currently filming two more movies, Black Gold, with Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, and Mark Strong, and Le Marsupilami et l'orchidée de Chicxulub, with Gerard Depardieu and Julie Delpy [The Moment]
- Pierre Hardy just opened his first US store in New York, which has been two years in the making; it features black leather floors — “It’s same as the soles of the shoes, so it feels very good on bare feet when you’re trying on," the designer explained — and an exclusive Skyline heel ($1,540), based on the Manhattan skyline [Racked NY]
- Jane Mayle's limited-edition Holiday Kamikaze Love collection is now available online, with shoes and bags coming soon [Mayle]
- Yasmin Sewell, who left her position at Liberty earlier this year, has reportedly joined the team at Lauren Santo Domingo's online venture, Moda Operandi [@_BoF_]
- Vogue's bookings editor Valerie Boster shares one week of her outfits, which include an Isabel Marant fur coat, an Urban Outfitters thermal she bought in high school, and a croc tote she had custom made in Thailand [Vogue]
- Tanga Moreau, who once had a five year exclusive contract with Ralph Lauren — one of the highest paid of all time — is experiencing a comeback at age 32. She also suffers from a genetic malformation which causes cysts inside her spinal cord: "When they get too big, they explode and cause nerve damage. In 2004 I woke and I couldn't move. I was kind of paralysed. I spent two years in and out of hospital recovering. It could happen again any day" [Telegraph UK]
>> Karl Lagerfeld almost hosted this year's Paris-Byzance-themed Chanel Pre-Fall 2011 show in Istanbul, but instead settled on transforming the house's Rue Cambon couture salons in Paris with pillows and stained glass tables to put the focus on the clothes and for something more intimate. Besides, the show, which aims to highlight the abilities of Chanel's couture ateliers (some of the heavily embellished pieces can run $20,000 to $40,000), which will be reprised next Spring in Istanbul, anyway.
The theme was inspired by Gabrielle Chanel's Byzantine cross-adorned cuffs and the Byzantine empress Theodora: "Theodora was a circus artist who became empress, like Chanel, who was a little singer and became a fashion empress." He continued: “I like the idea of these two strong women,” before adding with a wink: “You know, there’s Chanel everywhere . . . I take a little idea and I make a collection.”
After the show, Lagerfeld and co. were headed to Berlin by private jet, where he was set to photograph a Volkswagen campaign.
>> At last night's British Fashion Awards, Nick Knight debuted his short film tribute to Alexander McQueen, who was honored posthumously for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design. The film was hauntingly scored by Bjork, styled by Edward Enninful, and features solely black models in the best of McQueen's archives. "This film is my way of speaking about a very unique and important person who changed my life," Knight noted. "My desire was to speak in some way about the dark and the light contained within Lee, and within us all." [SHOWstudio]
>> The modern mom has seen all kinds of presents float her way, but we have some gift ideas that will really wow her this holiday season. Play into her sophisticated senses with Thierry Mugler's Womanity eau de parfum made out of fig and cavier — we promise it won't smell like fish. If that's too risque for your taste, check out more picks from J.Crew, Michael Michael Kors, Opening Ceremony and Club Monaco for some enlightened ideas.