>> Newly-named CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nominee Eddie Borgo has shot his jewelry on Vanessa Traina and Lauren Santo Domingo in the past, but for his Fall 2010 online campaign, which launches with the new collection on his web site come Monday, he went with friend and Elle style director Kate Lanphear. “Kate is the epitome of the modern-day punk,” Borgo told Style.com. “She encapsulates the current undertone of fashion in the most elegant, effortless way, while remaining one of the most real women in New York City.” The images were shot by Paul Maffi and styled by Borgo's boyfriend (and Lanphear's close friend) Keegan Singh.
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>> Hamish Bowles, Lauren Santo Domingo to Appear on Gossip Girl —Not only is Fashion's Night Out getting a one-hour special on CBS (airing Sept. 14 at 10 pm EST), it will now also be a plot point in two episodes of Gossip Girl, also airing in September. Yesterday, Hamish Bowles and Lauren Santo Domingo both filmed cameos for the show, in which they prepare for Fashion's Night Out. [NY Post]
>> Crystal Renn's agent recently addressed rumors that she was losing weight after images came out portraying her much thinner. Now, Crystal herself has spoken out, saying that she was "shocked" when she saw the images and adding, "they look retouched to me." See a pre-retouch image here.
Renn, who is featured in the Fall 2010 Jean Paul Gaultier ads (left), which she calls "a highlight in my career," says that she wants people to "feel reassured that I am taking care of myself and am very happy. I am a size 10. My weight loss is due to body adjustment because of working out after a seven-year hiatus." As for what started the weight loss: "It started with stress. Then, to take care of the stress, I went hiking in Patagonia for three weeks. Since then, I have continued hiking and have established a regular yoga and meditation program." She told Glamour: "It took me seven years to be ready to go back to the gym because I exercised in such an extreme way during my eating disorder."
>> Anne Christensen on Heading to Glamour —After leaving T, Anne Christensen nabbed a full-time, executive fashion director position at Glamour within two weeks time — was she expecting to move so quickly? "Not at all! To be honest, I was looking forward to a leisurely summer. But sometimes opportunities come up, and I truly felt like this was the right moment and the right job. I think Cindi [Lieve, Glamour editor] is great. She’s very respected, and I couldn’t say no." And how does she feel about the move to a mass audience? "Even in my last few years at T, I was trying to embrace mass market brands, and this is a great mix of high and low. This is how people dress, and we just have to embrace this reality. I’m not afraid of the challenge." [DFR]
The new crop of talent being recognized as part of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has been announced. Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra, Christian Cota, Prabal Gurung, Robert Geller, Eddie Borgo, Oliver Helden and Paul Marlow of Loden Dager, Pamela Love of Pamela Love Jewelry, Moss Lipow, Gregory Parkinson, and Billy Reid will vie for the cash prize of $200,000 plus mentoring from an industry leader. The 10 finalists will each appear in the November issue of <i>Vogue</i>, the same month a winner will be announced.
>> The ten nominees for the 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award have just been announced; the winner, who is awarded $200,000 and a yearlong mentorship, will be determined in November, as will two runners-up, who receive $50,000 each. For the last few years, the winner and runners-up have also worked with Gap as part of a limited-edition Gap Design Edition collaboration to help their labels more exposure.
>> Giles Deacon, Acne Headed to London Fashion Week —As speculated, Giles Deacon, who will be showing his first collection for Ungaro during the upcoming Paris Fashion Week, is bringing his own label back to London Fashion Week: "I'm really excited. It seemed like a good idea to bring my own label back to London. I don't like the idea of doing two things in one city." And Acne's creative director Jonny Johansson will be joining him with his label's debut London Fashion Week show for Spring 2011, to be held at Lord Snowdon's apartment at Kensington Palace: "We used to show in Sweden but no one ever came and the London fashion scene is very interesting. I think it attracts a good set of people." [Vogue UK, Vogue UK]
Models clad in colorful Trina Turk beachwear hit the runway in Miami yesterday for the designer's 2011 fashion show, marking the start of Fashion Week Swim in Miami. This was the first time showing at Miami's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim for the LA-based Turk, who was named "Mercedes-Benz Presents" designer for the event. Presenting to a full house at the Raleigh, Trina Turk brought her unique brand of West Coast glamour to South Beach in a lineup that was largely inspired by Hollywood's jaunts to Acapulco in the '60s and '70s (think bright headscarves and iridescent tunics). Oversize jewelry (better to stand up to the designer's bold prints) and gold hardware set off the colorful kaftans, tropical printed bikinis, netted cover-ups, cute printed beach bags, and some gigantic straw sun hats. See the complete runway show in the gallery below.