Glam Damn It
The new creative directors at Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Paolo Piccoli, have enlisted the seasoned expertise of ex-top model Stephanie Seymour for their spring ad campaign. The selection of Seymour for the ad campaign reflects an attempt by Chiuri and Piccoli to steer away from the “blurry romanticism” put forward by former creative director Alessandra Facchinetti, opting instead for “strong, sharp glamour and sensuality”, reports WWD. A sex icon throughout the 90’s and a former Victoria’s Secret model, Seymour definitely has the sensuality part down.
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Trends are a funny thing. Oftentimes, it seems as if designers all dip from the same inkwell each season, taking one idea and running a million different ways with it. For example, sheer creations were shown at nearly every show from the US to Paris and beyond for SS09. On the other hand, some trends found more subtle ways to emerge, and were used in the most versatile ways. Fringe is one of those trends that can make buyers and fashion editors alike groan with a world weary cynicism. But in the hands of masters such as Jil Sander and Jean Paul Gaultier at Hermes, it was drool worthy, enough so to make you forget about the plummeting stock market. Sander presented a classic and simple collection of evening wear adorned with hanging patterns of stunning fringe drawn taught across the body with a bondage quality. Gaultier, on the other hand, took fringe back west with a classy twist on an Annie Oakley vibe. Even the Birkin had some fringe-y details for the cowgirls.
Just seven months after arriving in the US, all twelve Kira Plastinina boutiques in the States are closing their doors. According to Shophound, workers were caught off guard by the news, noting, however, that they had predicted a nasty end to the US initiative.
The heiress behind the eponymous brand is the 16 year old daughter of Russian dairy and juice mogul Sergei Plastinin. The Manhattan locations of her glittery, pepto-pink stores remained mostly empty during their brief stay, but her 70 Russian outposts are reportedly booming. The closing of the US stores is the result of the current economic recession and a less than favorable reception among American shoppers.
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Bringing their English roots to U.S. soil, Ben Sherman is a trendy twist on the classic blazer and collared shirt that have ruled the sophisticated world. Known for their classic taste and urban influences, the Ben Sherman store in Soho is no exception to that reputation. While bumping the latest unknown indie band, the store is decorated with hardwood floors and sports white walls adorned with classic English bands and vintage posters from the heyday.
With her bohemian chic style, Mischa Barton has always been a leader in fashion. If you’ll remember, she was the face of Keds not long ago, and now the basic canvas shoes are selling for $30 and up at upscale department stores. Now, according to WWD, the O.C. star will be directing her talents toward a new line of headbands for the handbag and jewelry designer Stacey Lapidus. Apparently, Lapidus was inspired to collaborate with Barton earlier this year when she spotted photographs of the actress wearing a headband across her forehead (even though we spotted photographs of Misshapes regulars wearing them since last year).