Brian Atwood To Create A Cost Friendly Contemporary Shoe Collection


Brian Atwood  announced Monday that he has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Jones Apparel Group, Inc.  Atwood will collaborate with Jones to create, produce, market and distribute Brian Atwood, a new footwear and accessory line that will be the contemporary counterpart to Brian Atwood's high-end, luxury shoe business.  
Brian Atwood will be marketed and sold in department stores and specialty retailers. The initial launch is planned to commence in fall 2011, followed by the launches of B Brian Atwood handbags and jewelry slated for 2012.  Footwear under the B Brian Atwood brand will retail for $200 to $300 for core items and up to $600 for boots. The initial term of the agreement is for five years, with a provision for further renewal.  

Carolina Herrera & Bottega Veneta To Create Capsule Collections For H&M


H&M has recruited Carolina Herrera and Bottega Veneta (Thomas Maier) for upcoming collaborations. H&M will make the official announcement on September 9, 2010.

Roberto Cavalli Spotted In Saint Tropez

After dining at the posh Club 55, Roberto Cavalli and wife Eva depart on a motorboat with friends including Ezio Greggio.

Corinne Day The Photographer Who Discovered Kate Moss Has Died

Corinne Day, the photographer who was credited with discovering Kate Mosspassed away on Saturday at 45. Vogue reports Corrine struggled with brain cancer. Corrine produced one of the most famous photo set, of 16-year-old Kate in black and white for The Face. Visit her website to view her work.

Topshop Ends Design Deal With Kate Moss Fall/Winter 2010 Collection Will Be Her Last


When Kate Moss unveils her Fall/Winter collection in October 2010 , which will be her 14th collection for Topshop. It will be the last collection for the chain. Kate Moss began working with Topshop through her friendship with retail tycoon Sir Philip Green. Both parties deny any rift the collection sales just drop drastically like most celebrity lines do saying the model had "other commitments". 

Coffee Table Fashion Vogue Is Launching A New Book Due In Stores October 7, 2010

Vogue is launching a new book in October. "The Faces of Fashion Vogue Model".
Combining imagery of each model,  from Gisele to Kate Moss to Naomi to Claudia, with a detailed guide of their backgrounds and their individual contributions to the fashion industry. The book will be the ultimate A-Z catalogue of the world’s most famous muses.
Written by Vogue’s creative director Robin Derrick and former Vogue picture editor Robin Muir. "The Faces of Fashion Vogue Model" will be available from October 7 2010 for $45.
You can pre-order your copy here.

Calvin Kleins Interviews Marc Jacobs For Harper's Bazaar Magazine

CK: How do you put a collection together? Where does it start? What is your inspiration?
MJ: I usually start out by saying I have no idea what we’re doing, because I don’t. It starts out the same way every time. I just sit there with my team, and I say, “Does anyone have any ideas, anyone have any thoughts?” I’m terrible with a blank piece of paper, so I can’t get started looking at nothing. But if someone shows me six pieces of fabric, I’ll say, “I don’t like this, I don’t like this, but that’s interesting.” And that interesting thing might not last. But it’s a catalyst, and it gets the ball rolling.
I’m very arbitrary. I like to take on the thing I don’t like at the moment. I like to find something that looks wrong or feels off, something that I would never have done in the past, like brocade. And then all of a sudden, if we can make brocade work, then we’ve really done something, because I hate it. And that’s just a reference. I don’t actually hate brocade.
CK: How do you separate them in your mind when you are doing your collections — Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton?MJ: I hope to not be too spiritual about this, but I end up being where I am. When I’m in Paris, I’m a foreigner. I’m a little bit detached. Like the Vuitton job, which is an amazing job, and I love doing it, but it’s kind of an alter ego. It’s so much more of an overt personality, it’s so about being recognized with the logos, and it’s so glossy and so extroverted — and it’s not who I am, but it’s a role I like to play. I’m an American in Paris being a French designer, having the people come with the embroidery samples and the button samples. It’s very French fashion design. I think of it like I’m in a movie. Like it’s not real.
Here in New York, I’m much more connected — where I’m in a gallery, and then I go to work or a museum or whatever. And my friends are here, so bits of conversation get taken to work, but I do end up doing what I have to do when I’m in the place where I am.
CK: I read somewhere that you were working out two and a half hours a day, six days a week. And on this diet that was very strict.MJ: I had 21 percent body fat four years ago. I was in and out of the hospital because I had flare-ups of ulcerative colitis. I’d be in the office for 16 hours a day, six of which were in the bathroom because I was so ill. I ate nothing but junk food. Basically, the doctor said, “We’re going to have to remove your colon.” And I said, “I’m not doing that!”
So I went to a nutritionist named Lindsey Duncan, and he said, “If you are 100 percent compliant with what I tell you to do, you will be in better shape than you’ve ever been in, and you will not have to have your colon removed.” I said, “Okay, sign me up.” He said no caffeine, no sugar, no white flour, no dairy from a cow, take açaí every morning, goji, noni, mangosteen, et cetera, omega-3, wheatgrass shots with ginger. The list is endless.
He said, “You gotta laugh every day, you gotta rest every day, and you have to perspire every day, which means you have to go to the gym.” I hadn’t stepped foot in a gym. Well, I hadn’t walked a block in 20 years. So I started, and like everything — I say this, and I hope it’s not misinterpreted, but I like what makes me feel better. That probably doesn’t come as a shock.
When I started to feel better, and when my stomach wasn’t hurting, and when I wasn’t on the toilet all day, and when I could look at myself in the mirror, and when I went from 21 percent body fat to 5 percent body fat and I had muscle, I was like, This is great!
When guys started looking at me and asking me out on dates, I felt way better about myself. So it was hard to keep my clothes on, actually. And whenever I was asked to take my clothes off, I was like, “Sure! I haven’t worked out for three years to keep this all under wraps.” Everything changed. I cut my hair, I got contact lenses, I started to groom and get manicures and pedicures. I started to get my hair cut every two weeks.
Before, I never took care of my appearance. I was like, “Who cares? I’m in the studio 16 hours a day, and nobody sees me.” Everything, it all sort of changed. My home life changed. I wanted to have people over for dinner. I cared about interiors because I wanted to have guests over all the time.

Designer Trina Turk California Home


Trina Turk Q&A With Elle Decor.
Have you always been color obsessed?
It might have been ingrained in me from growing up in California in the 1960s and ’70s. My husband and I did a Big Sur trip recently, and we stopped by places I went as a kid. There was a lot of color, like these yellow and orange and pink and purple flowers growing on cliffs that go down to the ocean. I didn’t set out to have a colorful lifestyle brand. All I wanted was to do a women’s clothing collection, and it just took on a life of its own. Designing the textiles and working with color is pretty much my favorite part of my job.
You frequently entertain at your two Southern California homes—a midcentury-modern house in Los Angeles, and the iconic “Ship of the Desert” in Palm Springs. How do the locations shape your entertaining styles?
We go out to Palm Springs on the weekends as much as we can—October is my favorite month in the desert. There, you can call people up on the spur of the moment, and the attitude is relaxed—more like hanging around by the pool and grilling. In L.A., advance planning is required, so the invitation process is a little more complicated.
When you have friends over, how do you and your husband divvy up the host duties?
My husband loves to cook—he would have a dinner party every week if I let him. So he’s in charge of the menu and the food, and I’m in charge of the music and the setup and the table: Are we eating indoors or outdoors? What’s the table going to look like? Are we going to have flowers? I usually finish first, so then I’m the prep cook and do whatever is assigned to me.
How do you devise your menus?
This year we actually ripped up part of our lawn and turned it over to a vegetable garden, so whatever is ready in the garden inspires the menu. It’s pretty amazing when you go out there and pick the lettuce and eat it five minutes later.
What do you serve for drinks?
We’re on a mission to bring back the white-wine spritzer, but so far we have not had many takers. I know they went out with the ’80s, but I don’t understand why they're so despised! Other than that, if you have citrus trees in your yard—we have quite a few in the desert—it's great to pick oranges or lemons or limes and make cocktails using the juice. One of my favorite things is Campari and fresh-squeezed grapefruit. The color is amazing: The pink-orange grapefruit juice with the Campari creates a red-to-orange ombré effect that’s so gorgeous.
Do you have any favorite sources for vintage finds?
I am always on the lookout. Vintage shopping is my big hobby and luckily somewhat related to what I do for a living. In L.A., I go regularly to flea markets and vintage-clothing sales. In Palm Springs, there are a lot of vintage modern furniture stores and even thrift shops that I love. My favorite is Bon Vivant, which has mainly decorative accessories for the home—glassware, pottery, artwork, metal, a little bit of jewelry. Another is Hedge, in Cathedral City. Same thing: It’s like going into the house of somebody who has amazing taste and an amazing collection of whatever it is they’re into. For dishware, eBay has been a good source. If there’s a dish you like, you can just keep collecting it until you have enough to actually use.

Kimora Lee Simmons Spending Got Her Fired From Baby Phat

Word on the street is Kimora's spending habits and diva ways may have costed her Baby Phat. Kimora was allegedly warned about her hefty spending several times before she and Kellwood the company that owns Baby Phat had a fallout thats why she so abruptly announced it on twitter unprofessionally. She would pay herself a fee to be in the ads, plus she paid her children fees to appear in ads. It costs thousands of dollars to airbrush her. Plus, they spent a ton of money on body doubles. The last straw came when Kellwood informed Kimora that they would not pay for her to present at fashion week in September. According to a source, it just cost to much to keep her around.

Kellwood the company that owns Baby Phat almost filed chapter 11 in 2009so it should not have been a surprised to Kimora that they would not tolerate her diva demands. 

As annoying as Kimora is, I'm not sure there will be a Baby Phat brand without her. The owners of Baby Phat associated so much of Kimora's image with the brand, it may be difficult to sell it without her. The good news is Kellwood owns hundreds of other brands and is one of the world's largest clothing retailers, so they would be able to survive without Baby Phat.

Rachel Zoe Style Gina Lapina For Love Magazine September Issue


Zoe styled model Ginta Lapina, the face of Miu Miu’s Fall campaign, for Love Magazine September 2010 issue.

Olivia Palermo Models For Hogan 2010 Fall/Winter Ad Campaign


Shop Hogan collection.

Tavi And Christine Staub Behind The Scenes For BlackBook Magazine


Usher, Pharrell, Christina Ricci, Marc Jacobs And Dakota Fanning All Share A Spread In Vogue's September Issue


Vogue: On The TownTitled On The Town and shot by photographer Steven Meisel, you can be sure that, by the end of it, you’ll have a plan, a map, and a ton of excitement in place.Vogue: On The Town

Christine Staub On The Cover Of BlackBook Magazine September Issue

Christine Staub is on BlackBook magazine September issue shot by Annelise Phillips. Christine is wearing brands such as Chanel, Rodarte, and Prada all Tavi approved brands, who by the way styled Christine. It's only a matter of time before Christine Staub becomes a full grown super model, she has that it factor (Teen Vogue will keep an eye out).

Elle Magazine Close Down Its Office Due To Bed Bugs Infestation

An internal memo sent to Elle employees last week informing them of  bed bug infestation at its 44th floor offices at 50th and Broadway in Manhattan. It requested staff work from home through Aug. 23 while exterminators eradicate the bugs. 

The mag's parent company, Hachette Filipacchi Media, also said a specially trained exterminator had confirmed the infestation, the paper reports.

Retailer Barneys Hires Gucci Ex President Mark Lee As Its CEO

Barneys New York has named Mark Lee, the former head of Gucci, as its new CEO. The appointment of the 47-year-old takes effect Sept. 1. Former CEO Howard Socol retired in 2008, and since then a committee of seven executives has run the company.

 Lee started his career at Saks Fifth Avenue in 1984 and went on to hold top positionts with the Giorgio Armani and Jil Sander brands.

Betsey Johnson Tweezerman Collaboration Tweezers

Betsey Johnson has collaborated with Tweezerman on a trio of Betsey Johnson Designer Series slanted tweezers ($25 each). The lineup includes a black with the Betsey "babe" face, a neon pink with white Betsey skulls, and a white with pink Betsey rosebuds. Look for the vibrant implements atSephora and Betsey Johnson boutiques starting Sept. 1.

Rachel Zoe, Serena Williams, And Dita Von Teese At The Opening Of Louis Vuitton Santa Monica

Rachel Zoe, Serena, and Dita Von Teese attends the Opening Of Louis Vuitton Santa Monica To Benefit Heal The Bay at the Annenberg Community Beach House on August 19, 2010 in Santa Monica, California.

I love Rachel's pin-up do.

Olivia Palermo At Henri Bendal Timex Launch

Actress Kelly Rutherford, Olivia Palermo and actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler attend the launch of Originals by Timex at Henri Bendel on August 19, 2010 in New York City.

Photos: Tamara Mellon New York City Apartment And Interview With Harper's Bazaar

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Tamara's Interview
This is Mellon's new New York life, and this is her new New York pad. Choosing the idyllic neighborhood in which she lives was a deliberate move, both geographically and emotionally. Put delicately, Mellon's past few years have not been a walk in Central Park; put bluntly, after her father's death, a very public divorce, and most recently a trip to court to sue her own mother (Mellon admits that she is estranged from her family), she was ready for a change of pace.

Last year was the best and worst year of my life, a breakthrough year for me," Mellon explains. "I've moved here and managed to clear up a lot of the wreckage. I feel like I've arrived in New York with a clean slate, and I have a whole new set of challenges ahead of me. And I find that invigorating."
"I've actually been told, when someone sits and spends time with me, that I'm not the person they thought I would be," she says. She adds that there is still a stigma to a woman who is successful in business. "If a woman gets tough in negotiations, she's difficult, whereas a man would be considered a brilliant businessman. Of course, there have been moments in my career when I've had to be tough and I've had to step up to the plate — but usually that's because a man has underestimated me." She smiles and lets out that belly laugh. "But other than that, I wouldn't say I'm a tough person." Read More.

Roberto Cavalli, Diane Von Furstenberg, Patricia Field And Zac Posen Will Appear On America's Next Top Model Cycle 15

Designers Roberto Cavalli, Diane Von FurstenbergPatricia Field and Zac Posen, photographers Matthew Rolston, Patrick Demarchelier, Francesco Carrozzini, models Karolina Kurkova, Margherita Missoni and fashion experts Kyle Hagler of IMG Models andFranca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, will all appear on ANTM when it returns to the CW Sept. 8.

John Galliano In Saint Tropez

Fashion designer John Galliano entertains friends while on his boat in the south of France August 18, 2010.

Model Iman Celebrates Essence Magazine 40th Anniversary At New York Stock Exchange

Model Iman celebrates ESSENCE magazine's 40th anniversary at the NYSE in New York City.
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