Glam Damn It
It’s not often a celebrity gets papped in the same outfit twice so, for Chloë Sevigny to be seen in the same outfit not two but three times, it must be love. The actress/style icon, who is constantly revered by the fashion industry for her quirky sense of style, has made Chloé's scalloped suit from the Spring Collection her staple summer uniform. And if anyone knows how to work an outfit to its full potential, it’s Chloë. She’s taken the look from effortlessly cool, in tan and a leopard print top, to demure, when she wore the ivory version with a high-collared blouse and boater hat, and finally to sexy, with a low-cut embellished vest. If only we all had the Chloé scalloped suit top get us through the summer…
Is Anna Wintour really as terrifying as Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada? Well, we might just get to find out when The September Issue hits our screens this summer. The film, that won the Grand Jury Prize for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, is out August 28 and documents the legendary Editor-in-Chief and her staff as they prepare for their biggest ever issue. We can’t wait for a glance behind the scenes of the world’s most iconic fashion magazine and, from what we’ve seen in the trailer, it won’t disappoint.
Gareth Pugh’s road to the runway hasn’t been an easy one. A native of England, Pugh began his fashion career at the tender age of 14, working as a costume designer for the English National Youth Theatre. He earned a fashion design degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 2003 and has since moved to Paris to move his line forward. But before moving to Paris, Pugh worked out of a warehouse and was soon evicted. Hard work paid off when he won the ANDAM prize, which included a fiscal prize of 150,000 euro. The money allowed Pugh to show his RTW Spring 2009 collection in Paris.
Surely model-of-the-moment Chanel Iman isn’t already planning her retirement from the runway? It seems the 19-year-old has decided that conquering the fashion world through modeling alone isn’t enough and has taken some time off to intern at Teen Vogue. The excited model Tweeted: “U will never guess what I've been doing for the last couple of hours. Havin a blast interning at Teen Vogue!! Setup there closet like its mine.” No doubt she’ll feel right at home in the fashion closet.
The Byblos Art Hotel in Verona, Italy is the love child of fashion and art. Situated about four miles from the center of Verona, Byblos Art Hotel Villa offers a unique setting with all the qualities of a classical Venetian-style Villa. Each room is a different color, furniture and light fixtures. What separates Byblos Art Hotel from the rest is the untraditional way they mix old and new, classic and modern without ever being too tawdry. The Byblos Art Hotel may be too expensive for the average person to visit, but the photographs makes it possible for all of us to visit without ever going through customs.
827 Washington Sreet
(between Little West 12th and Gansevoort Street)
New York, NY 10014
The front of this boutique shoe store in Meatpacking District displays cardboard boxes labeled ‘Fortune Cookies’ - but don’t associate it with cheap Chinese food. With a showroom in Milan and boutique locations in Paris, London and Moscow, IRIS is a well respected distributor of designer shoes. The New York locale stocks women’s shoes by Marc Jacobs, Viktor and Rolfe, Veronique Branquinho, John Galliano and Paul Smith - and that’s just one side of the store. The entire opposite wall is reserved for shoes by Chloe.
Accessories and spring and summer apparel by labels like Rachel Comey, A.P.C., Isabel Marant and Gary Graham are up to 40 % off at Jumelle. 148 Bedford Ave., nr. N. 9th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-388-9525).
Enjoy 25 to 40 % off clothing, handbags, and shoes by American Retro, Antik Batik, Asli Filinta, Bulga, Malene Birger, and more at Stella Filante. 156 Ludlow, nr. Stanton Street (646-484-5889).