>> We've seen H&M's Fall 2011 lookbook in motion; now, the retailer is already thinking ahead to Winter. From the just-released Winter 2011 lookbook images, it appears that color — lots of it — and '60s-inspired bubble silhouettes are on the H&M designers' minds. Frida Gustavsson, shot by Andreas Sjodin, does modeling honors for the occasion.
Posts for August 5th 2011
>> When Frida Giannini is asked how she first got interested in fashion — whether it was through music or otherwise — she replies in the new issue of Interview: "I always loved the look of musicians. I’ve always admired them because they have a look — when I was growing up, it seemed that the ones I liked didn’t need to have a stylist. Now there is this trend where everyone has a stylist, or follows the suggestions of a stylist, from designers on down. But I have some memories of looking at David Bowie in the ’70s, and he had this look that was so authentic and original, which I think is more genuine in a way for a musician, and also very intriguing from the designer’s point of view." Also learned: Giannini owns 8,000 vinyl records. [Interview]
>> The "Caribbean meets Kenya" is how Rupert Sanderson describes his Resort 2012 shoe inspiration. Translation? Zigzagged fabric covering wedge heels, leather pieced and stitched to resemble zippers, and bright pops of pink, turquoise, and coral. The whole collection, in the slideshow, is now available for pre-order on Moda Operandi.
>> Last November, Tavi Gevinson announced that she was working with Jane Pratt on a magazine for teenage girls; now, it sounds like that is no longer the case. Gevinson had described her forthcoming online magazine, Rookie, in March as an offshoot of Pratt's website, xojane.com, which launched in May: “I had been talking about this magazine that I wanted to start, and [she] told me that she was starting this website and that the magazine could be kind of a branch under the JanePratt.com umbrella for teenaged people — girls.”
Now, Gevinson says that she has decided not to launch Rookie with Say Media, the company behind the launch of xojane.com. “I would love for [Pratt] to be involved, but right now it’s something that has to be worked out between her and Say,” Gevinson told WWD last night. "It wasn’t like Us versus the Man,” Gevinson adds of her decision. “It was just that I want to have full control, and it’s important to me that we’re independent, not so that we can be indie and ‘down with the man,’ but because I find a lot of comfort knowing that it’s all in my control." (Last week, Gevinson said of the project: “I own everything.”) Gevinson also noted that there hasn’t been a falling out with Pratt (She has written one post for xojane.com, “What's In My Bag: The Locker Edition,” which was posted on June 20); Pratt, meanwhile, declined to comment on the matter.
A September web launch is planned for Rookie, which will be monthly — each month will be like a different issue of a magazine, Gevinson explained. There will be no print edition at launch, but eventually there will be two print editions per year.
Aside from Rookie, Gevinson is working on a book with Rizzoli based on her Style Rookie blog, and she was in New York last week to meet with publishers about a second book proposal — for Diary, a zine-style book about “the state of being a teenager,” that she is collaborating on with author Marisa Meltzer.
>> Heidi Klum has been Project Runway's host from the start, but as the show prepares for Project Runway All-Stars — an upcoming eight-episode spin-off series bringing back some of the show's alumni to compete against one another — Klum will not be pulling double hosting duties. According to a Lifetime spokesperson, All-Stars "is a completely separate show, with a separate host and a separate set of judges."
So who will be stepping in to host the spin-off? Originally, it was thought that Miranda Kerr might be a candidate, after she was spotted meeting with Project Runway executive producer Harvey Weinstein last week. But it sounds like Kerr is just in talks to be an All-Stars guest judge. Now, rumors have pointed in another direction: Modelinia reports hearing that Angela Lindvall has signed on as host. Lindvall has done TV — aside from walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show — in the past: she co-starred in the green makeover series Alter Eco back in 2008.
>> After originally airing in France, Gaga By Gaultier — a 75-minute television special chronicling the first meeting between Lady Gaga and Jean Paul Gaultier — is headed to American television screens. See Gaultier interview Gaga, show her around his Paris atelier, and the two collaborate on a photoshoot for the occasion when the special airs Monday, Sept. 12 at 8/7c on The CW.
>> Heavy chains, neon hues, oversized spikes — these aren't your grandmother's pearls. Here, 15 tough-chic statement necklace that walk the line between prim and punk, guaranteed to add a little edge to even the most demure of outfits. Click through to shop them all — including tough-chic pieces from Lanvin, Fenton/Fallon, Assad Mounser, Lulu Frost, and more.