Glam Damn It
BlackBook’s April music issue features Nicole Richie as their cover model. It is our guess as well as others that she is surely channeling Lady Gaga, and while we love Nicole, they should just have gotten Lady to do the cover (she is after all IN the music biz). Inside the issue’s pages are highlights from Lady Sovereign, Little Boots, Chairlift, PJ Harvey, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Ryan Adams and others.
So, we decided to turn this bit of Nicole Richie cover tidbit into a fashion post, as she is afterall rocking those LV tights, paillette jacket, and destroyed tank – not to mention her 14 karat ring and nail collection. Gorgeous.
Earlier this morning, the New York Post broke the news that the Lauren Conrad Collection is O.V.E.R. Sorry, make that "on hiatus". Damn... we knew it was too good to be true. Conrad's lackey told the Post that she has decided to rethink her line "in light of the economic climate." Whoa there, girly. Why don't we save the heavy brain lifting for your East Coast cohort. Thus, all shipments of the last spring and upcoming summer collection are cancelled. But, wait! It seems that "The Hills" weren't exactly alive for LC anyway. Previous reports mentioned the line was not moving well in stores like Kitson and Bloomingdale's. There's more...
Alright ladies, it's time to get off Match.com and get into stores for the latest matches between high-end designers and lower-end retailers! Guys can get in on the fun too, Karl Lagerfeld is lending his talent to Ruby motorcycle helmets to create some limited edition designs. In the upcoming season, look for everything from J Brand jeans by Hussein Chalayan to Mykita sunglasses by Bernard Willhelm. There will even be a line of limited edition 'couture bottles' produced by Baccarat, designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, made for Evian (which are probably not on the lower end of the price scale). Valerie Steele, director and chief curator for the Museum at FIT in New York, explained the appeal of high-low lines: "People are going to want to a lot of fashion for their buck."
Everyone needs a fabulous spring coat. It’s the first thing people notice when you walk into a room. And this season Military coats are all the rage. Relax, I’m not talking camo coats. A uniform coat is sleek and fashion forward – the perfect way to stay one step ahead of the rest. Look for coats with embellishments such as piping, brass or gold buttons and even military medals and badges. Pair with skinny jeans and booties for a runway look. If a fitted jacket, pair with a wide-leg pant. Accessorize simply, as the coat says enough already.
Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera will debut her spring 2010 bridal collection at Tiffany & Co.’s New York City flagship store on April 5. In addition to the gowns, models will be wearing different shapes of the Tiffany Bezet, a new style of engagement-ring. The selective crowd of 200 will consist of media and Tiffany’s and Herrera customers. It’s sure to be a gorgeous event.
Last night, Kate Moss donned a police uniform and auctioned off a single kiss to raise funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. The charity event, “Mummy Rocks,” celebrated Mother’s Day early while aiming to raise money for new hospital equipment as well as its research program.
Actor Orlando Bloom and Jude Law’s ex-wife Sadie Frost were in attendance when Moss delivered a smooch to the top-bidder, who shelled out £5,000 ($7,280 American dollars.) The event raised over £50,000 for the London hospital.
Architecture has always been a source of inspiration for fashion designers. For his fall 2008 collection, Gareth Pugh truly put on a show with architecture as the underlying inspiration and has been impressing us ever since. A line of very extreme and warrior-esque pieces using innovative materials such as PVC pipe, safety pins, goat hair and polyhedra in leather paraded down the runway. Hard lines and a somber color palette paired with standout elements such as extreme epaulets extending past the natural shoulder evidenced the architectural influence. Then there is Swedish designer Sandra Backlund. Her use of heavy wool collage knitting allows her to create sculptural garments that exaggerate, highlight and distort different parts of the body. She considers herself a sculptor before a designer, and her inventive designs only serve to reinforce that belief.