>> Inspired by the "power of symbols," magic, and the occult, Eddie Borgo's black, white, lavender, and cream-colored Spring 2012 collection riffs on his signature cone bracelets and tassel earrings while also introducing a few new structures, including fractured hearts and pentagram stars. "I'm always looking at the dichotomy between light and dark, hard and soft, aggressive and feminine," Borgo says. "The challenge is to do that with new techniques while always keeping a rock'n' roll sensibility." Click through to preview the collection, currently available for preorder on Moda Operandi.
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>> Designer Lauren Moffatt's love of all things vintage, and her penchant for eye-catching prints, is evident in everything she does — from designing her eponymous ready-to-wear collection to shopping for herself and her young daughter. "Whether it's in my home or in my closet, there's an LM thread through it all," Moffatt explains. It's this type of aesthetic consistency that has made Moffatt's line of patterned dresses, swing capes, and Peter Pan blouses a favorite among indie actresses and fashion veterans alike; the line — now in its 12th year — is sold everywhere from Steven Alan to small boutiques. We caught up with the Philadelphia native at her New York City atelier to find out where she looks for inspiration, where she goes for second-hand goods, and which pieces are currently topping her shopping list.
>> 24-year-old Caroline Trentini is the latest model headed for a wedding. Trentini, who began dating her ex-boyfriend Fabio Bartelt again in early 2010 — after breaking it off with photographer Victor Demarchelier — become engaged to Bartelt just recently. She tweeted the picture above on Oct. 29, with the caption, "Oh happy day." And Bartelt, for his part, tweeted, "Happy day for me, too.. I'm going to marry with the love of my life..Is there a bigger happiness?" The two have also worked together professionally in the past on photo shoots.
>> Is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley still a Victoria's Secret Angel? She joined the Angel roster in late 2009 and has walked in the Victoria's Secret fashion show every year since 2006, but this year, she'll be missing the ultimate Angel duty: participating in said fashion show. “I’m not walking this year,” she confirmed. “I’m working that day.” [InStyle.com]
>> A decade into her career as editor of Harper's Bazaar, Glenda Bailey is ready to give the magazine a major creative refresh.
Bazaar — which was already headed for an increase in trim size, an upgrade in paper and cover stock, and a reduction in frequency from 11 to 10 issues per year — will also receive the design input of Robin Derrick of Spring Studios. Bailey hired Derrick, who was creative director of Vogue UK for 10 years until last June, to work with Bazaar's creative director Stephen Gan on what are expected to be big changes — that will be revealed in the magazine's March 2012 issue.
“After 10 years, it’s time to refresh — Stephen and I are looking forward to evolving Bazaar’s design for the next decade, and we are excited to be collaborating with Robin,” Bailey said.
Of all the major fashion magazines — Vogue, Elle, and W — Bazaar was the only one to suffer a drop in ad pages in the first six months of 2011. The trend continued in the third quarter of this year, with the magazine's ad pages falling 4.1 percent year over year.
>> Miuccia Prada is known for a quirky sensibility when it comes to her designs, but not so much when it comes to her personal style, aside from a pair of banana earrings here and there. However, when Katie Grand was recently asked what was not well known about Prada, she replied: "She wears fluoro underwear. . . . Well, I don’t know if she still does, but when we last worked together she’d quite often have fluorescent underwear on and I so loved that about her! It was so unexpected." [DFR]
The designer's longtime friends (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), collaborators (Marchesa's Keren Craig), and design peers (Calvin Klein, who left with an autographed copy of the tome) showed up in support. As did more than a few fans — sporting their Louboutin heels, of course. "I'm wearing my very first pair from 1997," Amanda Brooks told Style.com of her strappy red sandals. "He gave them to me as a thank you because I used to work at the Gagosian Gallery, across from the Carlyle, and he would call me on my lunch break to come over and model the shoes for him."
Blake Lively, who made headlines a year ago for carting 40 pairs of Louboutins away from the designer's sample sale, also stopped by: "My first pair was basic black, and after that, it was love — now I have hundreds." Clearly the feeling is mutual — Louboutin whisked her off her feet and carried her away after the event.