Posts for September 2011
>> Carine Roitfeld has been hinting a lot at her next big project, but now she confirms (translated from French): "It will be a magazine." She continues: "I would love to do four times a year. Initially, I wanted it on the Internet, but it's a lot of investment, a lot of time, I do not know if it suits me. I know that now you have to work with the Internet, and the photos are of very good quality on the iPad, but things quickly go out of style on the Internet. We'll start with print. A September issue next Fall, in English."
Roitfeld told Dazed Digital of the magazine last week: "It will be something less frequent than a monthly to make it more iconic, more collectible. I want to make something really beautiful, chic, different. . . . I have to find a new way, so I am dreaming about it and working it out."
She also recently hinted at who she might be working with: "I have a lot to say about fashion, not just about fashion but beauty, art. I'm looking for a new way to talk to readers. We make the dream team — Marie-Amelie Sauve, [Mario] Testino, Stephen Gan."
As for whether she has a name for the magazine: "Yes. I cannot tell you, I'm trying to see if it's not already filed, but I think it suits me, it's pretty rock and roll. I could call it Carine Roitfeld in the manner of Oprah Winfrey, and put myself on the cover every month like she does, but I'm not sure if this is what people want. At the moment, they see me a lot, I'll even do a signing [of her new book, Irreverent] at Colette and it amuses me, but after I want to disappear."
And how she envisions the magazine: "I do not want to compete with Vogue. Besides, I'm not sure they see me coming from a very good eye. It will not be easy for me to run independently. It's a little earthen pot against the iron pot. But I still have friends willing to support me. I would like to succeed in mixing a lot of people very different, as for a dinner."
>> After spending four cycles as an America's Next Top Model judge beginning in early 2010, Andre Leon Talley is exiting the show. Kelly Cutrone will replace him for cycle 18, starting early next year. “It’s all good in the neighborhood,” Talley said of his departure. “I had a fabulous time. It was a mutual agreement. There is no unhappiness, at all." Cutrone, for her part, says of her upcoming role: "I am a huge fan of America's Next Top Model and have watched the show for years. Having worked in various aspects of the fashion industry over the course of my career, I am excited for this new opportunity and hope to bring a different perspective to the show." [People, NY Post]
>> As part of Miu Miu's Fall 2011 ad campaign — which shows Hailee Steinfeld lounging in grass, munching on pizza, and sitting on a railroad — Bruce Weber also captured the actress in motion for his new five-minute short film for the brand, "Portrait of Hailee." See the ad images in motion in the video, and starting in October, MiuMiu.com will host an "animated web book" of images taken on the Miami set while the campaign was captured in May.
>> During the final Milan shows yesterday, Vlada Roslyakova and Olga Sherer were spotted sharing a magazine backstage at Gianfranco Ferre while Hanne Gaby Odiele played telephone with a croissant pre-Roberto Cavalli. See the glittery eyes on all behind-the-scenes at DSquared2 and who hid behind her handbag at Giorgio Armani — in the slideshow.
Photos: Greg Kessler
>> While the hair and makeup at Milan Fashion Week may have seemed subdued by London and New York standards, there was still no shortage of gorgeous beauty looks — especially when it came to the eyes. Eyelids were foiled with metallic leaf at Fendi, glitter dusted at DSquared2, and lined in heavy-duty kohl just about everywhere else. Also of note: the gorgeous full-volume hair at Ferragamo, D&G, and Versace. Click through to see all that and more, here in the slideshow.
>> Fashion's finest — Giovanna Battaglia, Arizona Muse, and more — honored the final day of Milan Fashion Week in head-to-toe black and white. Not Anna Dello Russo, of course: She brought the color in a gilded minidress. See those looks, plus more, in the slideshow.