>> Architectural Donna Karan, oversized pearl stud earrings, and a statement hat: see who's wearing them — and where — in the slideshow.
Posts for November 4th 2011
>> Anouck Lepere and Jefferson Hack, who began dating in 2005 and became engaged over chocolate pudding in Paris a year later, are no longer a couple. The pair has not appeared publicly together in quite some time — they were last photographed in December of last year. Hack, 40, confirms that he is single to ES magazine, and was reportedly spotted leaving an after-party at London's W Hotel earlier this month with Scarlett Johansson. Lepere, 32, was meanwhile spotted hanging out with Jim Carrey earlier this year. We take a look back at the couple that was.
>> “It’s a pretty big night, alright,” said Dazed & Confused founder Jefferson Hack, in the midst of celebrating the magazine's 20 years last night with a commemorative exhibit at London's Somerset House. He was joined by Sarah Burton, Christopher Kane, and Gareth Pugh; Dazed co-founders Katie Grand and Rankin; and ex-girlfriend Kate Moss, who at the exhibit's entrance, stated, “If only I could remember half the photos I’ve done with Dazed, I might be able to tell you my favorite," adding: "If I could get through the crowds into the exhibition I might be able to jog my memory.”
Hack, for his part, remembers one set: he recently talked about how he first met Moss — on a 1999 Dazed shoot, for which she was naked. "That was the shoot where I first met Kate. I was taken aback by how chatty and uninhibited she was — that unguarded thing was really captivating." During the accompanying interview with Moss, Hack said he added in the question: "There's been a lot of different men mentioned in your life recently, but no one permanent relationship. Is there no one out there good enough for you?" They ended up dating for four years and producing a daughter, before splitting in 2004. "I saw Lila last night," says Hack. "I see her lots. I have a lovely family and Kate's a great mum."
>> Accessories line Meredith Wendell is relatively new — but its colorblock bags, quirky-chic belts, and geo-pop baubles are already regular fixtures on the pages of Vogue, Elle, W, Harper's Bazaar, and Marie Claire. Created in 2008 by husband-and-wife duo Meredith and Wendell German, the line features strong silhouettes, luxurious textures, and richly-vibrant color combinations — a sporty-luxe aesthetic that's right in step with the mood of recent seasons. "The color inspiration comes mainly from The Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia. I spent my childhoods there, and the Dorothy Draper-designed interiors are so vibrant and dynamic, it’s hard not to become inspired," Meredith explains. In fact, In fact, the Greenbrier is such a strong influence that in recent seasons, the Germans have traveled to West Virginia to shoot the line's lookbooks — lushly styled by friend and creative collaborator Beth Fenton — on the grounds of the storied hotel.
Here, a look at the current collection — including images from the Chris Brooks-shot lookbook, and a selection of pieces (priced from $220 to $1,900) currently available to shop online.
Behind-the-Scenes Snaps (and a Short Film!) From the Upcoming Supermodel-Filled Duran Duran Music Video Shoot
>> Five of the original supermodels — Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Yasmin Le Bon, Cindy Crawford, and Eva Herzigova — teamed up with Duran Duran in June to shoot the music video for the band's upcoming single, "Girl Panic!" . . . and the December 2011 issue of Harper's Bazaar UK has a first look.
As Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes explained of the project, "Harper's had approached us about collaborating with the magazine on something really special when the new album came out. I’d had this crazy idea for a video for the song 'Girl Panic!', that looked fantastic on paper, but that I thought in reality would be impossible to pull off. The idea was to re-create a day in the life of the band, with five of the world’s greatest supermodels playing all of us. Lucy [Yeomans, editor of Harper's Bazaar UK] loved the idea of doing a cover shoot within the video itself — and so it all began."
On the cover, the five supers wear black Dolce & Gabbana corsets — designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were also on set for the shoot — and then inside, transform into Duran Duran band members, with Campbell playing lead singer Simon Le Bon.
The "Girl Panic!" video, which was directed by Jonas Ackerlund — who also did Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" and "Telephone" music videos — is expected to be serialized virally online before premiering in whole later this year. See the first, below.