Last night when I saw T editor, Stefano Tonchi, at the Steven Klein 30 Seasons of Akris/Bergdorf Goodman event, the last thought in my mind was waking up to hear rumors of him possibly becoming the editor-in-chief of W Magazine.
That explains his grin.
Tea Time: Now enjoy your favorite designers with a cup of tea. German shop, Donkey Products, has released a small collection of tea bags attached to the bodies of designers, including Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Jean-Paul Gaultier and more. We wonder why they didn't fit Alber Elbaz on to one of those things?
The teabags are priced at $10, but we're sure the real excitement will come from shopping on the website attempting to decipher German.
Time To Get Busy: We confess that we are major Twitter fans, so when The Cobra Snake tweeted a photo of condoms he was gifted by Proper Attire, we knew we had to add them to this week's shopping list. Even better, the condoms are designed by Jeremy Scott - who by the way, tweets away too.
Rowland apparently left the company because he didn't get along with management - though it's said he sold the company a few years ago, but stayed as an executive.
So why would he stay so long, you ask?
“He had a huge salary there, but wasn’t really getting along with management. So basically, he just left," says an insider.
A change to come!
At least that is what the board was thinking yesterday morning when they changed the bylaws of the CFDA/Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Diane Von Furstenberg, who has served as president for two-two year terms, has been re-elected to serve another term until December 31, 2012.
The two year term rule was enforced after former president, Stan Herman, served as president for 15 years - far too long. However, Diane's term-expansion was highly supported by CFDA board members who believe Diane's leadership has helped expand the organization's membership.
Changes At W Magazine: W Magazine - which doesn't have an editor-in-chief - will soon be searching for one after Conde Nast's plan to cut the magazine's ties to WWD. The two publications were known for sharing staff, Bridget Foley and Patrick McCarthy most notably, with the exception of W's publisher, Gina Sanders. Senior staff of W, including Foley and McCarthy, will now work exclusively for WWD. W Magazine, which was down 45.8% in ad sales for 2009, also was removed from Conde Nast subgroup Fairchild Fashion Group. Conde Nast CEO Chuck Townsend says, "This formally establishes a structure for W consistent with our other consumer magazine titles, and allows FFG the autonomy to focus on their core business-to-business publications and related businesses.”
We have just returned from a desperately needed editor's re-see of the Twinkle By Wenlan Fall 2010 bevy, for the runway show at Bryant Park didn't nearly do the collection justice.
Though the showroom may have been a tad bit toasty, the heat couldn't stop us from wanting to run and jump into the Twinkle By Wenlan bedding decor and wrap ourselves in the strings of yarn the label offers for ordering.
The staff coordinated a stellar presentation of the Fall and Pre-Fall 2010 looks for editors' and buyers' viewing pleasure. Observing the garments up close and personal, we were amazed by the quirky and admirable details that we didn't catch from our seats at the runway show. For example, a one crew-neck mesh dress (with prints along the mid-drift) came equipped with thumb holes at the end of the sleeves.
It's St. Patricks Day; and as much as we are attempting to ignore the mosh pits of green cruising down the Avenue of Americas, we can't.
But we will discuss the buzz on the internet today, starting wtih Suri Cruise's $850 dollar Salvatore Ferragamo handbag.
As a tiny tot for fashion, there are a few differences between Suri and us. Actually, there are several major differences between Suri and us. They are:
Paparazzi: Our intimate days of playing tag, hide-and-seek and obsessing over our favorite pink Hula Hop, did not consist of getting photographed by prying eyes to land on the cover of gossip magazines.
Last night was a full night of events. Whilst Anna Wintour and Miuccia Prada enjoyed the Metropolitan Opera's Attila, and Todd Selby & Cole Haan celebrated "The Inspired Life" campaign, I jetted over to Clic Gallery for the opening reception of Victor Demarchelier's photo exhibit in Soho.
One of our stops last week was to Bloomingdale's uptown for a Vanity Fair/Ports 1961 soiree. By the time we arrived, the "special presentation" of Ports 1961's Spring/Summer collection had ended and nearly all the champagne had been downed by the guests - thank God that chocolate hors d'oeuvres remained to satisfy Joonbug staff latebirds.