>> In honor of her debut Fashion Week presentation in February, Lindsey Thornburg collaborated with friend and Bing Bang designer Anna Sheffield on sterling silver, diamond, and onyx jewelry, replete with cross motifs. Select pieces from the collaboration can now be had at Bonadrag, including a tear drop-shaped bangle dripping in chains and a four-in-one hammered sterling silver ring set.
Posts for August 2nd 2011
>> Lily Aldridge's new husband, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill — who she married in May — is rumored to be headed to rehab. The Kings of Leon cancelled its entire US tour yesterday after Followill cut short a Dallas concert on Friday, telling the audience: "I'm gonna go backstage and I'm gonna vomit, I'm gonna drink a beer, and I'm gonna come back out here and I'm gonna play three more songs" — never to return.
The band explained the tour was cancelled because Followill was "suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion," but Caleb's brother and bandmate Jared Followill hinted on Twitter Saturday: "There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed . . . I know you guys aren't stupid. I can't lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade."
Now, according to an Us source "close" to the band: "They are trying to get Caleb to go to rehab. It is mostly for alcohol. [That's why] they ended up canceling the whole tour ... he drinks like a fish." A second source says: "It's true. Caleb's drinking is out of control and they are trying to get him into rehab. It's a dark demon he has been fighting for a while."
A Kings of Leon rep maintains: "The reason for the cancellation of the tour is Caleb is under doctor's orders for vocal rest. They feel terrible about canceling. They look forward to getting back on the road at the end of September."
>> Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can pretty much do no wrong. She turned heads earlier this Summer in a sheer Gucci ensemble at the Moscow International Film Festival, and now she's turning heads on the streets of New York in more casual — but equally stunning — outfits as well. Spotted earlier this week, the actress wore a streamlined mash-up of silky seperates and slightly bohemian accessories, resulting in one effortlessly gorgeous look — just perfect for August's balmy days. Recreate Rosie's minty cool by clicking through to shop similar pieces, now.
>> It's a rare moment when Karl Lagerfeld is without his sunglasses. Watchers of the documentary Lagerfeld Confidential have had the opportunity to see the designer sketch, sunglasses off, on film since it premiered a few years ago, and over the weekend, Lagerfeld was snapped in Saint Tropez with his bodyguard Sebastien Jondeau, eating at a cafe without his usual eyewear.
>> Last September, Zara launched e-commerce in select European countries, and this upcoming September, it's finally the United States's turn. A Zara rep has confirmed that the retailer's US e-commerce site will launch Wednesday, Sept. 7, just before Fashion's Night Out. A look at what will soon be available for purchase with a click of the mouse in the slideshow: a selection from Zara's Fall 2011 collection, which just hit their website for perusal.
>> Six months after having her first son, Flynn, Miranda Kerr says that she plans to be more choosy about which modelling jobs she takes: "My priorities are to be with him and just do select things, the things I love." Her priorities have shifted in general, she adds: "I did yoga during the whole pregnancy but, honestly, I totally gave my body over. I didn't care if I got stretch marks, I didn't care if I didn't get back into shape. My main focus was to have a healthy child and it didn't matter to me if I could model or not."
As for whether she expects to have more children, Kerr replies: "Right now we are just enjoying Flynn because he is just a bundle of joy and it's only been six months. I would ideally like to have more but we will see what happens."
She adds that she didn't feel pressure to get back into shape, post-pregnancy: "No, you would assume that. I put on 40 pounds, but I wasn't fazed. I was eating so much and my grandma was like, ''Love, you had better stop eating. You're going to make a big baby and I don't know how you are going to push it out.'' I was like, ''Nan, it's fine,'' but she was the only one who knew." (Finn was almost 10 pounds.)
>> As the Manhattan Family Court proceedings — which last month confirmed PPR CEO and chairman Francois-Henri Pinault as the father of Linda Evangelista's son — continue, Evangelista was back in front of a judge yesterday with a $46,000-a-month child support request.
According to Evangelista's lawyer, William Beslow, Pinault has not paid Evangelista anything since the birth of their four-year-old son, Augustin James: "He's just been sitting back, paying zero." On the other hand, Beslow pointed out, Pinault spends $50,000 a month on a $12 million Los Angeles estate — held in a trust in the name of his three-year-old daughter with wife Salma Hayek, Valentina.
The majority of the monthly sum Evangelista is requesting would cover 24-hour nannies and armed drivers, her lawyer noted, arguing that these are privileges due of any son of a single mom and an overseas billionaire.
During a deposition last Tuesday, Pinault's lawyer David Aaronson asked Evangelista why she needed a $175,000-a-year team of armed drivers who are former police detectives and an $80,000-a-year nanny. "She testified that she wants to have a 24-hour nanny because she does not want to be alone with the child," Aaronson told the judge yesterday. "Miss Evangelista, you should understand, has a worth of more than $8 million, and she earned, last year, $1.8 million."
The judge immediately did away with the $7,500 Evangelista was seeking for monthly "vacation" expenses, but seemed sympathetic to the security and nanny costs, noting that these expenditures may be prudent for a high-profile, high risk child. "These are the extraordinary expenses that may be a part of the child's life," the judge added. "And if there is a trial [in the support case] with a lot of publicity, there will probably be a need for two detectives to drive this kid around." He added that it was understandable Evangelista would want another adult — in the form of a nanny — to be on hand, given security concerns and the travel requirements of her occupation.
"How many hours a week do you work?" the judge asked Evangelista at one point.
"On days when I do not work, I am working on my image," Evangelista answered. "I have to hit the gym. I have beauty appointments. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete. When I work, it can be a 16-hour day."
A decision — on what "would probably be the largest support order in the history of the Family Court," according to the judge — is expected next month, when the parties return to Family Court.